Monday, February 20, 2017

Rules for living

Ryan Shmeizer has collected these rules for living.

Angelou’s Law: When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.

Benford’s Law of Controversy: Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.

Betteridge’s Law of Headlines: Any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered by the word ‘no’.

Cunningham’s Law: The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it’s to post the wrong answer.

Dunning–Kruger Effect: Cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude.

Godwin’s Law: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.

Hanlon’s Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Hitchens’s Razor: The burden of evidence in a debate rests on the claim-maker, and the opponent can dismiss the claim if this burden is not met.

Occam’s Razor: Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected.

Sturgeon’s Law: Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Vinge’s Law: If you know exactly what a very smart agent would do, you must be at least that smart yourself.

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