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Bruce Schneier takes apart a former head of the TSA in a public debate about airport security. A must-read.

Bruce Schneier takes apart a former head of the TSA in a public debate about airport security. A must-read.
https://www.economist.com/debate/days/view/820

And Cameron's back from the deeps...

Cameron's made it!

It really gets very surreal very quickly!

It really gets very surreal very quickly!

Originally shared by Alicia Smith

Anybody else do this? I really enjoy it. http://www.thesentencegame.com/index.php
http://www.thesentencegame.com/index.php

A news report heard on the radio this morning made me particularly angry. Here is why.

A news report heard on the radio this morning made me particularly angry. Here is why.
http://rdmasters.livejournal.com/46630.html

This is simply brilliant! Sort of a reverse exo-skeleton on wheels.

This is simply brilliant! Sort of a reverse exo-skeleton on wheels.
http://gizmodo.com/5894489/segway+style-device-for-paraplegics-puts-wheelchairs-to-shame

I think we in Australia could have a lot to learn from this, too.

I think we in Australia could have a lot to learn from this, too.

Originally shared by Cynthia Kelly

Finland's Revolutionary Education System turned them into #1 in the world Read more here: http://bit.ly/steoRz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlOfZL_J5fo

From the comments: "If the package is suspicious, it should do the reporting."

From the comments: "If the package is suspicious, it should do the reporting."

And that is good advice.
http://www.gocomics.com/fminus/2012/02/08

What I did on my Holidays...

What I did on my Holidays...
http://rdmasters.livejournal.com/46498.html

And this goes a long way towards explaining much of the current political climate.

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And this goes a long way towards explaining much of the current political climate.

Originally shared by Ethan Siegel

You've probably heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect: people who are incompetent at something lack the skills to successfully evaluate the fact that they are incompetent.

This results in people who know almost nothing about a particular topic who are willing to opine at length, argue with experts, and declare -- incorrectly -- that they are right and you are an idiot.

Look what I've unearthed: the original graph from the original Dunning-Kruger paper! Note how the actually competent people somewhat lowball their own ability while the incompetent grossly overestimate it.

And that's your image of the day.