Common Sense

Instagram Now Has Threaded Comments | For Photographers This Means Commenting Is Autotelic

This week everyone’s favorite social platform and favorite to hate on added a new feature that we’ve longed for: threaded comments. Anyone who has …

Former Uber CEO says fraud lawsuit defies common sense

Travis Kalanick says Benchmark Capital, the Uber board member suing him for fraud, pretended to be on his side and then forced him to resign as CEO while he was vulnerable due to the death of his mother. The former Uber chief has filed his response to the investment firm's lawsuit, which seeks to …

Uber

Charlottesville Shows That States Must Amend Their Open-Carry Laws

A Virginia statute passed in 1997 precludes Charlottesville from exercising any common sense in such situations.<p>We’ve all seen the pictures from Charlottesville. Peaceful protesters being met with men carrying military-style weapons. Many of those unarmed were probably intimidated. I certainly …

Gun Control

Canada's housing market is bananas

Mark Blinch/Reuters<p>Canadian home sales fell the most in five years last month. That didn’t stop an increase in prices, which were up 18 percent nationwide from a year earlier. When you consider that most houses are leveraged assets, this represents huge gains for homeowners.<p>While leverage can help …

Real Estate

Please don’t make the stupid mistake of taking an “abandoned” bike for a ride in Japan

Just about <b>the dumbest way to get in trouble with the law</b> while living or traveling here.Japan doesn’t really present a minefield of potential legal …

Japan

Tip: Avoid the Carb Cults

It's time to relax and use some common sense when it comes to carbohydrates. Here's a reality check.<p>Trigger Warning: Carbs Are Okay<p>Lifters need carbs …

Workouts

Here are the 8 biggest mistakes investors make

It’s hard to believe but it’s now been 10 years since the first rumblings began prior to the Great Financial Crisis. My guess is we’ll be re-living many of the events that led to the worst crisis since the Great Depression in the months and years ahead.<p>Financial stocks and some home builders saw …

S&P 500

6 Common Sense Steps to Secure a WordPress Website

Today’s guest post is by Nate Hoffelder (@thDigitalReader) of The Digital Reader, who offers WordPress services for authors.For a platform that …

Web Design

Canada’s open borders and sanctuary cities defy common sense

Doing what we believe is right can make us feel morally superior. For example, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau virtue-signalled the surge in …

Canadian News

Common sense may prevail on Brexit transition

Although the interminable debate over the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union make it look less like hard or soft and more like just plain mushy, progress is being made.<p>Talk is now gravitating toward the important distinction between what will happen in the years immediately following …

Brexit

FullStory’s Rage Grade Catches DX Frustration Signals in Websites, Apps

Atlanta-based FullStory — a Google-Ventures backed data analytics platform — yesterday unveiled Rage Grade, a new tool designed to help users …

Body Language

Immigration bill will reward those ready to contribute

"Sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence." — Dictionary.com's …

Immigration

Foxtel re-edits Common Sense following Cardinal Pell case

EXCLUSIVE: Foxtel has edited its opening episode of <b>Common Sense</b> on its catch-up service following comments surrounding charges levelled at Cardinal …

TV (Australia)

Google Should Promote This Guy—They’ll Probably Fire Him Instead

Common Sense has left the building. It was escorted out by HR. Actually, it was the Director of “Diversity, Integrity & Governance.”Common Sense has …

Diversity

Don’t cat-call, comrades. Support common sense

Appealing for an outbreak of sweet reason between Zionists and anti-Zionists is never easy, especially when undertaken by a veteran Marxist with …

Jewish Culture

Path internships show government is on the wrong track

The scheme makes as much sense as the marriage equality policy: none. But ministers could at least consider data showing its policies are among the stupidest ever seen in Australian politics<p>Greg Jericho is a Guardian Australia columnist<p>Looking at the way the government has torn itself over the …

Business

Why Trump Invokes ‘Common Sense’

It serves as a justification for his policies and as an antidote to expert opinion.<p>The problem with common sense, goes an old joke, is that it is not so common. A less-recognized problem is that sometimes it doesn’t make sense, either.<p>Those contradictions were on display during a tense exchange …

Politics

Common sense prevailed over Williams ban - All Blacks

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The decision allowing Sonny Bill Williams to play the Rugby Championship opener against Australia showed that common sense had prevailed, All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster said on Friday.<p>An independent judicial committee upheld an appeal on Thursday to allow Williams to …

World Rugby

These charts show why communities are demanding common sense standards to protect them from oil and gas pollution

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been trying every trick in the book to suspend rules that require oil and gas companies to limit pollution from …

Oil and Gas

Analysis | A reporter pressed the White House for data. That’s when things got tense.

<b>Video by USA Today</b><p>Wednesday’s White House news briefing began not with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders but with senior adviser Stephen Miller, …

Human Geography

A reporter pressed the White House for data. That’s when things got tense.

Wednesday’s White House news briefing began not with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders but with senior adviser Stephen Miller, whose nationalist immigration positions have been highly influential in the administration. Miller was at the lectern to discuss the Raise Act, legislation crafted by …

Politics

A $6M bet that small retailers can ship as fast as Amazon | ZDNet

An Israeli-based company is promising one-hour fulfillment services for brick-and-mortar stores of all sizes<p>CommonSense Robotics, which is hoping to …

eCommerce

Robots should make money, save money, increase productivity, or deliver entertainment—and let humans be human

The age of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics is upon us, but the current fad of emotional humanoid robots is not headed in the right direction.<p>First, let’s understand what robotics are based on:<p>AI algorithms which are very good at optimization of explicitly defined goals (but cannot create, …

Robots

CommonSense Robotics raises $6M seed round to make on-demand logistics affordable for all retailers

As e-commerce giants like Amazon continue expanding their on-demand offerings, retailers are struggling to keep up. CommonSense Robotics wants to make near-instantaneous deliveries accessible to smaller businesses with micro-fulfillment centers that can be built inside existing retail spaces. The …

Logistics

Israel acted with "common sense," Turkish FM says over al-Aqsa crisis - DIPLOMACY

DIPLOMACY >Israel acted with 'common sense,' Turkish FM says over al-Aqsa crisis<p>ISTANBUL<p>Israel has acted with "common sense," Turkish Foreign …

Turkey

‘Raise this president in a way his mother never did’: MSNBC’s Mika mocks Trump failures of ‘common sense’

Republicans are finally starting to push back against President Donald Trump, and MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinksi said they must teach him fundamental …

Liberal View

OPINION | Deterring North Korea requires more than basic common sense

"It is in the thick of a calamity," says Albert Camus in "The Plague," "that one gets hardened to the truth, in other words, to silence." Unless we …

North Korea

Honolulu bans texting while crossing streets in bid to curb injuries

<b>Honolulu has become the first major US city to ban pedestrians from looking at mobile phones, texting or using digital devices while crossing the road.</b><p>The measure, which will take effect in Hawaii's largest city in October, is aimed at reducing injuries and deaths from "distracted walking".<p>First …

News

Edmonton patrol officers offer common sense advice for preventing property crimes

Snooping through a back alley in Bonnie Doon on Thursday, it didn’t take long for southeast division neighbourhood foot patrol police officers to …

Canadian News

Common sense isn't always that sensible

Injecting our offspring with germs, heating milk rather than keeping it cool: is it any wonder science and common sense clash?<p>Why do people believe dangerous, anti-scientific nonsense, such as the claim that vaccines cause autism, or that climate change isn’t real? The usual answer is some …

Consciousness