February 2011

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

HTML5 Feature Freeze 90 Days Out

Dan Shafer: “Maybe the W3C needs to be recast as a debating society whose ideas are worthwhile until they get to the point where the real-world companies start implementing them.”


Thursday, 10 February 2011

Rhetoric and rationality: The fallacy of careless contrarianism

Will Wilkinson: “Sadly, means-ends rationality and epistemic rationality are often at odds.”


Cancer resembles life 1 billion years ago, say astrobiologists

Australian Life Scientist: “In a way, the genes that controlled this early multi-cellular form of life are like a computer operating system’s ‘safe mode’, and when there are failures or mutations in the more recent genes that manage the way cells specialise and interact to form the complex life of today, then the earlier level of programming takes over.”