Rendering engines used by Browsers

Rendering Engines
Gecko = Mozilla browsers viz. Firefox and SeaMonkey
Trident = IE on windows

Presto Blink = Opera

Webkit = Chrome, Safari

Blink = Chrome

More details here

Javascript Engines
V8 = Chrome
SquirrelFish = Safari
Jscript <= IE8
Chakra = IE9
TraceMonkey >= Firefox 3.6
SpiderMonkey < Firefox 3.6

More here

Linux Free Online books

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Halo effect and other cognitive biases

List of cognitive biases

I was reading about the “halo effect” that the iPod has had over the entire apple portfolio. Hit upon this comprehensive list of common cognitive biases…

Now, that you understand biases – over to fallacies!


A false dilemma, is a logical fallacy which involves presenting two opposing views, options or outcomes in such a way that they seem to be the only possibilities: that is, if one is true, the other must be false, or, more typically, if you do not accept one then the othermust be accepted. The reality in most cases is that there are many in-between or other alternative options, not just two mutually exclusive ones.

Always fascinated by fancy terms… 🙂