Random links #18

Written on 4 November 2019, 04:51pm

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The only thing that truly matters in public speaking is not confidence, stage presence, or smooth talking. It’s having something worth saying.

The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking via

Every winner begins as a loser but not every failure leads to success.  It turns out that trying again and again only works if you learn from your previous failures. The idea is to work smart, not hard.

Failure Found to be an “Essential Prerequisite” For Success

Would you notice? Some students were presented with an onscreen calculator that was programmed to give the wrong answers. Researchers found most participants raised few or no suspicions when presented with wrong answers, until the answers were quite wrong. 

Would you notice if your calculator was lying to you?

Fingerprinting happens when sites force your browser to hand over innocent-looking but largely unchanging technical information about your computer, such as the resolution of your screen, your operating system or the fonts you have installed. Combined, those details create a picture of your device as unique as the skin on your thumb.

What is fingerprinting? The online tracking you can’t avoid

Imagine a world where the global space race never ended. This “what if” take on history from Ronald D. Moore spotlights the lives of NASA astronauts—the heroes and rock stars of their time—and their families.

For all mankind
What if?…

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