Word of the Week
“Life Is Now a Game of Risk”
Understanding how the brain navigates this new reality can build confidence and empathy in everyday decision-making.
In general, humans do very poorly with this kind of ambiguity. The less that’s known about a risk, the riskier it seems, and decisions are more fraught than they would be if all the facts were available. The exception to this rule is young adults
Word of the Week Special
An unhappy side effect of the digital age is “cancel culture.” Anyone with an attitude of moral superiority and a Twitter account can try to shut down an event where opinions he dislikes are likely to be spoken. For several years the National Association of Scholars has inveighed against this infantile form of protest, which undermines free expression of ideas and legitimate debate. Now the cancel caravan has arrived at our door.
Nick Cave has said cancel culture is akin to “bad religion run amuck”.
Writing on his website, the Australian rock star suggested that political correctness has an “asphyxiating effect on the creative soul of a society”.
“Cancel culture” is the term for when individuals or companies face swift public backlash and boycott over statements or actions perceived by some as offensive.
It “embodies all the worst aspects that religion has to offer”, said Cave.
Let’s cancel ‘cancel culture’
Link HERE – thanks to TK
Crypto challenge of the week
[email protected] – Pizza Time
Here is a nice detailed write-up by Brett Buerhaus on solving a CTF challenge at the recent HackerOne HacktivityCon 2020.
The challenge included:
‘I don’t know if I can do this’: Parents brace for school year juggling jobs, remote learning amid COVID-19 pandemic
How has the pandemic changed working lives?