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Aron Vallinder
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This seems like an extremely powerful tool:

"Findings indicate that (a) MTurk participants are slightly more demographically diverse than are standard Internet samples and are significantly more diverse than typical American college samples; (b) participation is affected by compensation rate and task length, but participants can still be recruited rapidly and inexpensively; (c) realistic compensation rates do not affect data quality; and (d) the data obtained are at least as reliable as those obtained via traditional methods. Overall, MTurk can be used to obtain high-quality data inexpensively and rapidly."

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"In this paper I argue that holes are not objects, but should instead be construed as properties or relations."

How many philosophers actually do something useful?

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This is pretty cool. HT +Kristian Rönn.

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All talks from FHI's Winter Intelligence Conference are now available on Vimeo.

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A simple remedy for overprecision in judgment: "Overprecision is the most robust type of overconfidence. We present a new method that significantly reduces this bias and offers insight into its underlying cause. In three experiments, overprecision was significantly reduced by forcing participants to consider all possible outcomes of an event."

I have only skimmed the paper so far, but this looks interesting.

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Search engines impair your recall. Perhaps not too surprising, but I wonder how bad it could be. Given that smartphones are so ubiquitous, perhaps we won't even notice. Or could there be other effects as well? Alas my university won't let me access the full text just yet.

Google+ looks like a good balance between Facebook and Twitter. Not too many distracting social elements, as on Facebook, but more flexible link sharing and discussions than on Twitter.
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