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One Wish Jerusalem

Shot in one day, in Jerusalem, we invited everyone who passed to share a wish ... One Wish Jerusalem משאלה אחת ירושלים واحد يرغب القدس [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia on Apr 22, 2013 - 15 comments

What, Me Worry?

Every year, Edge.org asks a question. This year's is:"What *Should* We Be Worried About?" The responses are things like "Chinese Eugenics," "We Are In Denial About Catastrophic Risks," "Worry About Internet Drivel," "The Patience Deficit," "The Power Of Bad Incentives," "The Complex, Consequential, Not-So-Easy Decisions About Our Water Resources," and "The Cultural And Cognitive Consequences Of Electronics." They are from people like Nassim Nicholas Taleb, David Rowan, Evgeny Morozov, Kate Jeffery, Vernor Vinge, Bruce Schneier, Alison Gopnik, Steven Pinker, Virginia Heffernan and Simon Baron-Cohen. There are 154 answers. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 22, 2013 - 97 comments

Well, what do *you* do?

What do you do when you run out of gancha?
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jan 17, 2010 - 62 comments

We Think The Body Electric

Edge.org's 2010 Question: how is the Internet changing the way you think?
posted by grumblebee on Jan 10, 2010 - 53 comments

Just a hunch

Hunch picks up "where a search engine leaves off," according to cofounder Caterina Fake, who previously cofounded the photo-sharing site Flickr and later worked on Yahoo Answers. Fake points out that a normal search engine would provide a user interested in buying a digital camera with links to hundreds of sites that review and compare the latest models. The user then has to sort through that information and figure out which camera is right for her. Instead, Hunch asks users pointed questions and narrows down the list of results for the user.
posted by Man with Lantern on Jun 15, 2009 - 46 comments

Go ahead: diagnose yourself! Are you an Aspie?

Do you have Asperger's Syndrome? Answer these questions and find out. I'm skeptical about this, but I find it fascinating. For years, I've suspected I'm an Aspie, and, as it turns out, I answered the questions exactly the way the researchers predict an Aspie would answer them. My "normal" wife answers them they way "normal" people do. I am almost incapable of understanding the "normal" answer. To me, the Aspie answer is obviously correct. Here is a great discussion about the research. Here is the original research paper (MS Word file). [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 5, 2008 - 179 comments

Fifty People, One Question

New Orleans filmmaker Benjamin Reece asks fifty New Orlean's residents a single question: "If you could wish for one thing to happen by the end of the day, what would it be?".
posted by Happy Dave on Sep 16, 2008 - 31 comments

Doxory

Doxory. Often in life we are faced with a choice of 2.0 possible courses of action. Should I do X or Y? Now you can harness the wisdom of the web crowds to resolve those painful dilemmas for you!
posted by chrismear on Mar 18, 2007 - 27 comments

Thoughtcrime

Edge 2006: What is your dangerous idea?
posted by grrarrgh00 on Jan 1, 2006 - 106 comments

Isn't Mario passe yet?

Make Your Own Totally Sweet Mario Question Blocks
Because its Really Awesome
We could all use a PowerUp from time to time. And PosterChild (warning link to website that time forgot) would like to show you how to make your own. Top site briefly mention in this thread. And one among many Mario fansites.
posted by fenriq on Oct 6, 2005 - 23 comments

Michael Badnarik on Slashdot

Libertarian Presidential candidate Michael Badnarik answers Slashdot's questions.
posted by bitpart on Sep 20, 2004 - 11 comments

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

Google Answers: Managing a wayward nun
posted by bitpart on Sep 4, 2004 - 14 comments

Edge.org Annual Questionathon

edge.org publishes its annual question posed to its members. edge.org is an online sort of a digital roundtable for really smart & famous types; a flameless metafilter for the intellectually arrived.
Once each year, a global question is posed to its noteworthy members. This year's ?? is: Suppose GWB has appointed you National Science Advisor and then asks you "What are the pressing scientific issues for the nation and the world, and what is your advice on how I can begin to deal with them?" Their's a boatload of interesting, insightful, sometimes humorous pieces written by a bunch of people. F'rinstance: Kurzweil on cloned tissue spare parts, Clifford Pickover on quantum dots, but among the most insightful is Alan Alda (who knew?!)
posted by Fupped Duck on Jan 6, 2003 - 29 comments

This redesign

This redesign looked swell on my Mac, but the tables are all screwy when I look at it through Windows (at work). Explorer 5 ain't the same on both platforms. Argh!! Not a hard fix, but what do you do when your 'blog looks like ass and you can't fix it for a whole day!! I know it's uncool to link to oneself - I'm not just trying to generate pageviews. I'm genuinely pissed off about all these web standards problems!
posted by aladfar on Jun 2, 2000 - 11 comments

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