Archive for the 'Miscellaneous' Category
Gary Carter is said to have invented the phrase "F-Bomb." The funny thing is I remember the game he's talking about. I was (and still am) a Pirates fan.
I'd heard this story, and knew it to be true, but I didn't know until today that there was a video about it: You can buy your own disc with a dude's ashes (the "father" of disc golf) right here. $200 gets you a driver and a putter.
He said people who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds. He doesn’t think consistency of thought is a particularly positive trait. It’s perfectly healthy — encouraged, even — to have an idea tomorrow that contradicted your idea today. Good advice from the Beez. Inability to change your [...]
I've been saying this for years. Here are some stats to back that up. Ouch.
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When the public bets one team in an NFL football game 70% or higher, they win only 42.8% of the time. And the higher the bets, the worse their losing percentage is. Bookies gamble too. You can consistently win money betting football games if you apply this knowledge.
I found this xkcd cartoon hilarious. To enter in 1:30 I'll often (almost always) type "90." I also like multiples of nine, so I often type 36, 45, 54, or 63 instead of the more normal versions (30, 60). Sometimes I even put in 99 because it's more efficient - I don't have to move [...]
Here are 21 ways!
So I'm going to the UK (Scotland) in a month or so and need a power adapter plug. I'll only be taking a few electronics - my MacBook Air (45W power brick, can take 240V) and maybe my battery charger for my camera. What should I get? I believe I can get away with just [...]
Anyone looking for a really belated birthday present for me? I'll take one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Walkstool-Comfort-Portable-Folding-Camping/dp/B000N2DHQ4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=8F394JPMIE84&coliid=I2YGDGRQBIYJK7 And one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Walkstool-Steady-Supplemental-Stabilizer-Case/dp/B005DREFOM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=8F394JPMIE84&coliid=I13PXF8WFDAEFA Thanks!
Here's the video on the TED site. P.S. I knew this was something I'd seen before. Duh. Here's the first of four parts on Vimeo.
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." - Thomas Paine, The Crisis
How do you get 85% out of that? Don't regular toilets get, depending on your interpretation, something like 700% more water? This urinal: 1/8th of a gallon. Normal urinals: 8/8ths of a gallon. 85%?