Archive for June, 2010
Latest Google party trick:
Google can now do the sunrise and sunset times. And it doesn’t rely on a third party source. They do the calculations themselves based on longitude and latitude. Because the calcluations have been worked on by astrologers and mathematicians for centuries, it is accurate down to the minute for most locations.
Just type in
sunrise [city name]
sunset [city name]
[city name] sunrise
[city name] sunset
You can also do the same trick with ‘weather’ and ‘time’ instead of sunrise and sunset to find the weather or current time in other cities.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffet (the 2nd and 3rd richest men in the world respectively) in the world have launched a campaign called the Giving Pledge.
Asking some of the richest people in the world to pledge to give away 50% or more of their wealth before or after they die.
“This is my one of my favourite parts of the campaign:The Giving Pledge will not accept any money; it is simply asking billionaires to make a moral commitment to give away their wealth to charity.”
Would you agree with the saying “You can’t judge a book by its cover.”?
What would you say? Sounds reasonable?
Is it fair to say you can’t judge a book by its cover? From experience, can you remember times when this was true?
What about the expression, “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck?” Seems like common sense too, huh?
So which is it? These two sayings contradict each other yet taken separately they appear to us to be true. This is a phenomenon known as Hindsight Bias.
Oh, you fail sooo hard. What kind of thought process makes a person construct something like this? Seriously?
Via Fail Blog