Category Archives: Foxy Links

Beat them to it

I’m taking a rare break from my blogging hiatus to highlight this website, bostonmarathonconspiracy.com. It’s currently just a white page with some simple text, explaining that the domain was purchased just to keep conspiracy nuts from getting to it first. It’s an unfortunate … Continue reading

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Double Dose of Overthinking Like a Fox

I’m back over at Overthinking It, this time in both podcast and blog form. First, I’m on the Podcast this week, talking about the Hobbit (which I haven’t seen) and Life of Pi (which I have). It’s the usual mix … Continue reading

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Americans Doing Great Things

I’m not technically a Vet just yet as I’m still active duty, but it feels an awful lot like I am – my ship-driving and pirate-fighting days are over for the forseeable future, and I put on flip flops to … Continue reading

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Pentagonese

I saw the Avengers this weekend (like everyone else in the world apparently), and I’ll say this – it’s really, really awesome when the Hulk starts smashing stuff. Other than that, I found this article about the Pentagon’s (lack of) … Continue reading

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Memory

Via Freakanomics, memory is shockingly easy to alter: New research finds that it’s alarmingly easy to create false memories for people, even when they know an event didn’t happen.  Psychologists Andrew Clark, Robert A. Nash, Gabrielle Fincham, and Giuliana Mazzoni conducted a three-stage experiment: In Session … Continue reading

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Thinking Like a Fokkusu

Interesting article about how thinking in a foreign language can help eliminate various cognitive biases: A series of experiments on more than 300 people from the U.S. and Korea found that thinking in a second language reduced deep-seated, misleading biases … Continue reading

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Prisoner’s Dilemma Solution

This video has been making the rounds, I first saw it on Bruce Schneier’s blog, and it’s an absolutely amazing (though non-repeatable) solution to the Prisoner’s Dilemma as presented on a British game show: The Original Game Setup That’s the … Continue reading

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