POF Archive: June 2016

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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt (9/10)

Required reading for anyone who is sick of the political name calling and soft bigotry that permeates every single political post on social media. Written in an entertaining and adequately humble style, The Righteous Mind provides a well-researched, scientific answer to the question, "Why can't we all just get along?"

Unlike most non-fiction books these days, which all seem to have a short essay's worth content that's then spread over twelve repetitive chapters, Haidt carefully builds his thesis bit by bit. It's not until the final chapter that he finally gets down to the nitty gritty of…

Submitted by Robert Gomez on Fri, 06/24/2016 - 22:34

Picross 3D on Nintendo DS (9/10)

Picross 3DIt's been quite some time since I picked up my Nintendo DS. I have been hacking away at Picross 3D for years now, and I finally decided to buckle down and finish the dang thing before I go completely farsighted in my old age. Turns out, despite my procrastination, this is one of the best casual games on the DS.

The original, 2D Picross was for the SNES and there have since been dozens of themed variations on various platforms including an excellent DS version. At their core these are deduction and logic puzzles with apt comparisons to Sudoku. You are given a grid with numbers running down two…

Submitted by Robert Gomez on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:36