Biases And Fallacies In Short

I tend to find that the words bias and fallacy are often used as if they were interchangeable. But there is a difference.

Some fallacies are committed intentionally to manipulate, while others are committed unintentionally due to carelessness or ignorance.

With practice, we can learn to recognize and completely avoid mistakes of logic. This is not true of biases.

While faults of logic come from how we think, and thus we can simply change our thinking to be more logical, biases arise from the very cognitive machinery that allows us to think. Behind every cognitive bias is a mental process which is automatic.

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Have No Testers Is Not Cool

There are applications available out there that can be used for free, and if the end-user wishes to reach more features of the application, a membership is provided, thus after paying a fee, the end-user becomes a subscriber.

I have some applications installed that have similar concept built around it. At some of these applications, I’m already a subscriber because I’m satisfied with the product. I’m happy with the user experience, with the quality of the product, with the application performance, availability etc, as a user I get what I want from the application.
But I’ve found some application that had never been end-to-end tested for sure. When I, as a user find some embarrassing issues during using the application, when I don’t feel my data to be safe, there is hardly any chance to make me a subscriber. When I feel that I as an end-user being used by the company to test the application, I abandon the application and company for good.

Like in this story.

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My Top Picks – Craft Conference ’18

Craft Conference is an annual conference in Budapest, Hungary. Their goal is not just to improve engineering but also to change the way companies reason about creating value for the customers. Great speakers shared their ideas, knowledge and practices in the heart of Budapest.

Unfortuntely talks which interested me were scheduled for the same time. Although all was recorded, making the decision on which one to see in irl was not easy.
And now it turned out that not all talks are available online.
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