Perhaps my friend is more of a feeler than a thinker. Her System 1 is more active than System 2, which is why she has a lower sense of controllability over her actions and hence a need for immediate gratification to satisfy her impulses. Talking of which, the ancient Greek researcher Herodotus, often recognised as the world’s first historian, says, “Make big decisions by discussing them twice: Once while drunk, once while sober.” In modern terms, one could say the idea is to maximise the use of both brain systems – feeling and thinking. … [Read more...] about Why do smart people make bad decisions?
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Block arranged a meeting with Nix, then CEO of SCL Elections, to pitch the company’s electioneering services to Mercer, the conservative donor and Breitbart owner. Shortly after the 2013 meeting—on the Hudson River, aboard Sea Owl, Mercer’s megayacht—the semi-billionaire hedge fund whiz made the $15 million startup investment that would birth Cambridge Analytica. Nix would be CEO of the new firm, and Bannon, who was also in attendance, was given a stake in Cambridge and appointed a vice president and board member. … [Read more...] about Before Trump, Cambridge Analytica quietly developed psy-ops for militaries
In his interviews to me, Chef Cardoz has often said that he wanted to rediscover and reinvent regional Indian food in new ways. So when Seth approached him, he was more than game. He spent almost a year travelling across India, scouring local recipes and ingredients to create a menu that is ‘fun, Indian, regional.’ There was a hint of nostalgia, of course, but there was also the adventure, “the thought of adopting different approaches.” It is what Chef Cardoz had done with Tabla ten years ago, but in exciting new ways, with newer recipes and rediscovered ingredients. … [Read more...] about Chef Floyd Cardoz, who died of COVID-19 in New Jersey, redefined regional Indian cuisine for the modern world
Four Phase I and Phase II clinical trials involving hundreds of subjects have shown the M2SR flu vaccine to be safe and well tolerated. This safety profile, M2SR’s ability to induce a strong immune response, and the ability of influenza viruses to carry sequences of other viruses make M2SR an attractive option for rapidly developing CoroFlu as a safe and effective SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. … [Read more...] about Intranasal COVID-19 vaccine: Bharat Biotech ties up with FluGen, UW-Madison virologists
Surgeons at hospitals in Boston who worked on bomb victims told the Boston Globe that they removed large numbers of pellets, small BBs, and headless nails from patients. These bombs, say a federal law enforcement official, were made out of six-liter pressure cookers stuffed with a “low-velocity improvised explosive mixture,” shrapnel, and a timer. … [Read more...] about Homeland Security Warned In 2004, 2010 Of Pressure Cooker Bombs Like Those In Boston Marathon Explosions