Links for January 14th 2014 through January 20th 2014

 

    • Bashstrap – Bootstrap for your terminal. A quick way to spruce up OSX terminal. It cuts out the fluff, adds in timesaving features, and provides a solid foundation for customizing your terminal style.

 

 

    • BBC News – South Sudan: BBC crew caught up in ambush – Want to see what happens then a rabble is ambushed? Watch as these South Sudanese soldiers flee the battlefield, rapidly ditching their uniforms. This is why small, professionally trained mercenary forces can control entire countries. No discipline in their opposition.

 

 

    • Jonathan Haidt: How common threats can make common (political) ground | Video on TED.com – If an asteroid were headed for Earth, we’d all band together and figure out how to stop it, just like in the movies, right? And yet, when faced with major, data-supported, end-of-the-world problems in real life, too often we retreat into partisan shouting and stalemate. Jonathan Haidt shows us a few of the very real asteroids headed our way — some pet causes of the left wing, some of the right — and suggests how both wings could work together productively to benefit humanity as a whole.Jonathan Haidt studies how — and why — we evolved to be moral. By understanding more about our moral roots, his hope is that we can learn to be civil and open-minded

 

 

 

 

 

 

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