Monday, November 24, 2008

It pays to fight the entropy back!

A study that shows a lot of interesting things.

E.g., a hole in a fence where there were signs stating, essentially, "Don't go through this hole" and "Don't attach bikes to the fence." Where there were bikes attached to the fence, ~80% of pedestrians would cut through the hole. When the bikes were unlocked, something like 25% cut through.

Is there disorder of some sort near a problem area in your life/home/work? Fix it and the problem may diminish.

Hmmm... I'm thinking I need to spend some time fighting back the entropy in my garage.

Video of the lost space tool bag...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A modern day Tragedy of the Common(s) Teaspoon

Interesting research into the lifetime of a teaspoon in an academic setting.

Inspired by desperation and a deep need for understanding of the callousness of fellow men.

Make sure to read into the "Discussion" section.

The upside of Somali piracy

It offers jobs, self-esteem, food, commerce, and schools for the depressed country.

Me? I wanna figure out a way to guard the ships. Shoot back. Make $s.

This is why women shouldn't be allowed to lead space walks.

"Despite my little hiccup, or major hiccup [letting a large tool bag drift away], I think we did a good job out there," [Heidemarie] Stefanyshyn-Piper said after returning to the space station.

A co-worker just asked: What ever happened to people just saying, "I screwed up. I'm sorry." ?

So, Al-qaida (sic?) isn't really trying to kiss up...

In a recent video, AQ's #2 guy calls Obama, Powell, and Condi "house slaves."

I guess that they don't respect B. Hussein O. very much... -- or is it just a ruse to throw us off? ;^)