15 MAR 2017 by ideonexus

## Forage on the Enemy

Folksonomies: wargaming strategy war
Folksonomies: wargaming strategy war

20 FEB 2014 by ideonexus

## The Riddle of Power

The eunuch rubbed his powdered hands together. “May I leave you with a bit of a riddle, Lord Tyrion?” He did not wait for an answer. “In a room sit three great men, a king, a priest, and a rich man with his gold. Between them stands a sellsword, a little man of common birth and no great mind. Each of the great ones bids him slay the other two. ‘Do it’ says the king, ‘for I am your lawful ruler.’ ‘Do it’ says the priest, ‘for I command you in the names of the gods.’ ‘Do...
Folksonomies: power riddles
Folksonomies: power riddles
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Three men in a room command a forth to kill the other two, who dies?

24 DEC 2013 by ideonexus

## The Cost of Irrational Fears

Imagine the typical emotional reaction to seeing a spider: fear, ranging from minor trepidation to terror. But what is the likelihood of dying from a spider bite? Fewer than four people a year (on average) die from spider bites, establishing the expected risk of death by spider at lower than 1 in 100 million. This risk is so minuscule that it is actually counterproductive to worry about it: Millions of people die each year from stress-related illnesses. The startling implication is that the r...
Folksonomies: statistics fear perspective
Folksonomies: statistics fear perspective
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Garrett Lisi explains how the stress caused by many of our fears of statistically-unlikely events is more likely to kill us.

14 FEB 2011 by ideonexus

## "Kill Your Darlings" in Computer Science

George Malamidis taught me something about code attachment a few years ago: You always gain by allowing someone to show you an alternative solution. If someone wants to solve a problem in a different way, there are several gains to be had. If their way is inferior, you have an opportunity to mentor a team-mate. If their way is equally elegant, you've gained another solution, or point of view that may be superior in the future. If their way is superior you learn something new and the codebase ...
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The "Kill Your Darlings" concepts applies not only to writing, but to code, frameworks, and languages as well; although, the concept has more to do with opening up the world to improved versions of these things.