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Skewed Views of Science

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.

Jeff Bezos Advice

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 β€” encouraged, even β€” 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.

Kindle Court Settlement

========================================== AMAZON.COM ========================================== Dear Kindle Customer, We have good news. You are entitled to a credit for some of your past e-book purchases as a result of legal settlements between several major e-book publishers and the Attorneys General of most U.S. states and territories, including yours. You do not need to do anything to receive […]

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.

9 On the Microwave

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 […]


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Everything is a Remix

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.

Arguing Absent Reason

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." - Thomas Paine, The Crisis

Underselling Your Urinal

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%?

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