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Repost: How William Lane Craig thrashed Sam Harris like a naughty puppy

Note: Below is a repost of this 2011 article on thinkingmatters.org. I’m reposting it because while navigating around their site I kept getting popups. Yes, that is for real my reason. Good on them though they seemed to have a

Elon Musk, Secrecy, and Efficiency

It’s obvious in elementary economic theory that free information permits optimal competition, pricing, economic growth, and social health in many other forms. This theory, however, is often practically contested. This article gives a concrete example of secrecy impacting competition. Elon

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Collecting Thoughts on Education Research

This article codifies certain thoughts related to my ongoing dissertation work. Section 1 identifies some actionable items. Section 2 notes related articles. Section I. Short Term Goals Finalize dissertation topic I am pursuing a PhD by Publication strategy. 1+ papers

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Defining Self-Directed Learning and Unschooling

When considering alternative modes of education, self-directed learning and unschooling are two buzz words. I briefly talked with Dr. Kevin Currie-Knight and others to pin down what this means. Section 1 contains a summarized transcript and section 2 adds some

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Measuring Importance with Stack Exchange

This article discusses a way to leverage Stack Exchange to generate importance data. There are two sorts of articles and it’s important to correctly identify which is which: Articles written because an author wants to write it and articles written

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Google’s Disconcerting Project Aristotle

NYT released an article reporting Google’s findings from an internal research project called Project Aristotle. It found that technical skill doesn’t matter that much in team building. They found the key factor was psychological safety. This article discusses some reasons

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The Case for Angular, from a Hater

I am an Angular hater, although less and less so each day. This article discusses why someone like me would recommend a commercial application be written in Angular. 1. What Was the Problem? Why don’t I like Angular? I looked

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A Quick Protip When Debugging Node with Chrome Tools

Did you know you can use Chrome tools to debug Node? You can and it’s awesome. But, when you are using the Dev Tools Workspace feature, also normally awesome, an annoying thing can happen: You get duplicated results because it

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Ignorance and Equality

This short article mentions a few important considerations when discussing equality. What sort of equality is justified? Any, none, or somewhere in between? I say somewhere in between, spurred by a friend’s Facebook status as follows: Equality is the enemy

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Node ORM Comparison Table

  This article contains table data for a comparison of NodeJS ORMs. Data can also be viewed on this Google Doc. DB Support Generate Schema and Tables Generate API Webpack Express Performance Syntax Star-to-Issue* Normalized Star-to-Issue Extra Features Maintenence Documentation

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