Dubiosity Digest for August 5th, 2010

The Dubiosity Digest is a collection of interesting articles that I find around the internet. Rather than post each individually (and drown out my other posts) I have mine collected into this digest on a monthly basis.

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I don’t know if any of this is true, but it’s a very interesting idea. (Yes, this is pretty old, but if you haven’t seen it before, who cares?)

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Have you seen that the Jim Henson studios are doing new Muppet skits on YouTube? Just FYI. They’re all in 1080p too.

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A pretty good selection of books. I’m putting together my own list, which may be up before this appears on the Digest, so look for that too.

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I don’t even use this site, but their blog contains some fascinating social analysis.

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A nice chart comparing various things that cost over $1 billion.

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An amusing little comic about bureaucracy.

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If you’re interested in how the numerous versions and revisions of the NT came together to give us the versions we have now, here’s a very nice visualization.

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I’d eventually like to get one of the new Android smartphones, and this looks like an essential tool for it, especially when you’ve got huge hands and thick fingers like me.

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This is a great new blog from Aaron Diaz, creator of the comic “Dresden Codak”, and all-around amazing artist. But this blog isn’t just about his art, but art and design as a whole.I’ve always gotten a great deal of influence in my web & graphic design work from comic and animation art, and this post does a great job of illustrating why, and how useful it can be.

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Finally, some sanity coming to copyright law.

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Man, I REALLY wish I had voted for him now.

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This part is especially important to understand: “In my experience, the top reasons people believe weird things are not only understandable, but identical to the reasons most skeptics believe things: they are persuaded by personal experiences (or by the experiences of a loved one); or, they are persuaded by the sources they have consulted.”

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This is a very interesting and funny talk from a conservative perspective. There are so few coherent, intelligent conservative voices out there, although his views are significantly different from those of the Republican party.

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I’ve been reading a lot of this type of thing lately. Too many friends having babies.

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