"For example, participants with the most emotional stability refer to sports much more. Researcher Lyle Ungar said this suggests “we should explore the possibility that neurotic individuals would become more emotionally stable if they played more sports."

Business Insider: Scientists Used Facebook For The Largest Ever Study Of Language And Personality — And The Results Are Groundbreaking

Yes, “love of sports causes emotional stability” is totally the inference I would make given data showing that neurotic people generally care less about discussing sports.

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All the Valley’s talk about transhumanism, human potential, life extension, and generally “changing the world” is a bunch of hooey. It’s a myth — in the pejorative sense of that term. It’s a fluffy religion meant to snooker young professionals into giving their employers everything they have and working their brains down to the myelin until they become too old to be relevant anymore.

No, it’s worse than that.

They don’t get too old to be relevant. They get too old to be cheap.

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Age-ism, Transhumanism, and Silicon Valley’s Cognitive Dissonance (via iamdanw)

Also love the quote that starts this off, where Zuckerberg implies that young people not having families allows them to “focus on what’s important.”

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Management is a tremendously undervalued skill on the tech startup scene, and that single fact contributes, I believe, to the failure of more companies than any other factor.

Our theoretical college drop-out entrepreneur starts her business with a serious handicap: She’s never seen the job done right. She doesn’t know how to run a good hiring process. She won’t be able to set good targets, closely tied to critical business objectives, for her senior executives. She won’t know how to motivate her team — to walk the fine line between encouragement and correction that makes good people better. She’ll have to learn on the job — the most expensive way to learn! — how to manage people to the right outcomes, and how to turn a group of individuals into a team.

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Student Entrepreneurs: If Peter Thiel Calls — Hang Up | LinkedIn

I hereby nominate this for understatement of the year.

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Mayer writes:

"We wanted there to be a mathematical consistency to the logo, really pulling it together into one coherent mark."

If there is one sentence in the entire blog post that tells the whole story, that is it. This shows that not only does she lack an understanding of design — which is fine, it’s not where her strengths lie — but that she also doesn’t know it; that designers consulted were unable to disabuse her of this ridiculous notion; and that the final result pleased her, when it is obviously flawed in this regard.

The only type designs that are “mathematically consistent” are used for computer-readable purposes, such as fonts developed to be magnetically scanned off checks. All other faces, including monospaced faces used in text editors or for developing software and ones that simulate monospaced or proportionately spaced typewriter letters, are designed for optical consistency.

Designing for mathematical consistency ignores three related factors: that identical widths and shapes appear differently to the eye in different combinations within a letter or glyph; that identical shapes blend together and are harder to differentiate across words and lines; that letters in a typeface are placed alongside each other, and one must adjust to deal with common juxtapositions.

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Glenn Fleischman: “Yahoo’s Logo Reveals the Worst Aspects of the Engineering Mindset (via buzz)

How Do I Declare A Block in Objective-C?

(Source: cocoaheads)