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September 9, 2018

"The Last of the Mohicans" — Original motion picture soundtrack


55 minutes of wonderful music.

Free, the way we like it.

Daniel Day-Lewis was scintillating in the 1992 film.

September 9, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

The Backfire Effect — why you can never win an argument online

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"What should be evident from studies on the Backfire Effect is that you can never win an argument online. When you start to pull out facts and figures, hyperlinks and quotes, you are actually making the opponent feel as though they are even more sure of their position than before you started the debate. As they match your fervor, the same thing happens in your skull. The Backfire Effect pushes both of you deeper into your original beliefs."

Back (see what I did there?) story here.

David McRaney's in-depth treatment here.

September 9, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Bose Sleepbuds

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Long story short: they mask outside noise using their own soundtracks, of which there are 10 — but they are not noise-canceling.

You can read a long, detailed mixed New York Times review here.



September 9, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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