Was Stephen Paddock a terrorist?

It’s a hard question to answer, and like much of social science, remains subjective. However, given the current state of American society (with perhaps the most opportunistic, narcissistic and demonstrably divisive president in history), and the emotionally charged nature of the subject, it can be difficult to find a good answer. Here are a couple …

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Reading Weekly -August 14, 2016 – August 21, 2016

Highlights this week How Rival Gardens of Eden in Iraq Survived ISIS, Dwindling Tourists, And Each Other - A wonderful article touching on the ISIS, Yazidis, and the varying other beliefs on where the mythological Eden might have been. Very highly recommended! Derived from the above article - The Floating Basket Homes of Iraq: A Paradise …

The evolutionary psychology of Genocide

Our species is capable of abominable crimes, the very worst of which we call 'Genocide'. Though the media has repeatedly confused 'mass killings' with 'genocide', in actuality there is an orthogonal difference between the two. 'Mass Killings' can refer to an act which led to a significant loss of human lives regardless of the composition of its victims. 'Genocide', …

Git Stash

Git's Stash feature is consistently under used, which is strange because is also one of Git's features that makes it ridiculously awesome. Hers's how it works: UseCase: You start working on an issue or feature and have made changes to one or many files in working towards a commit. But before you finish it, you …