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This 'Simple' Puzzle Once Stumped 96% of America's Top Math Students

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Twenty years ago, this puzzle appeared on a test administered to top-tier math students from 16 countries around the world. Only 10% of test takers got it right. In the U.S., only 4% managed to provide a correct response. Can you find the “simple” solution that so many intelligent students missed? Read more...

Martin Armstrong: "Understanding Jackson's Bank War Is Critical To Our Future"

Submitted by Martin Armstrong via ArmstrongEconomics.com, Understanding Jackson’s Bank War is critical to our future. He was absolutely correct insofar as following the Jeffersonian view that a National Debt would not be a Blessing as Hamilton proclaimed, but the servitude of the people that would ultimately consume all liberty. Show More Summary

Zelinsky to SCOTUS: Fix ERISA Preemption

Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo) has just posted on SSRN his article (Cornell Law Review On Line, Vol. 100, 2015) Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual: An Opportunity to Correct the Problems of ERISA Preemption. Here's the abstract: Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company...

BRENDAN O’NEILL: Hopkins Hate and the inhumanity of political correctness. “What kind of twisted s…

BRENDAN O’NEILL: Hopkins Hate and the inhumanity of political correctness. “What kind of twisted society would be made more irate by 400 words in a newspaper column than by the deaths of 400 human beings at sea? Our society. Britain in 2015…. It’s official: we’re now more offended by words than by death. Behold the […]

So You Say You Hate the Puritans

We have new Puritans now – politically correct thought police in our colleges and bureaucracies. We'll get rid of them soon enough.

Amenable

Florence asked about the word amenable. First of all, she wondered about the correct pronunciation of the word. Then she was curious about shades of meaning. As far as pronunciation goes, there are two versions. A quick search of a few dictionaries shows that the preferred pronunciation is ah-MEEN-able. Show More Summary

In cold blood: Inside the Aaron Hernandez murder trial

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

Aaron Hernandez was committed to the Mass. Correctional Institution in Walpole, Mass., as inmate W106228.

12 recipes for fava beans

A couple of years ago a spirited debate popped up on my Facebook page about the correct approach to preparing fava beans.

6 types of glasses that do more than correct your blurry vision

The days of being called "four-eyes" are long gone. There are some new cool kids on the glasses scene Eyeglasses are an old invention — we can trace the simple but vital accessory back as early as the 13th century in Italy, according to the Museum of Vision. Show More Summary

The Late Editor of ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Has Delivered a Posthumous Attack On Islamophobia

yesterdayNews : Vice News

In his 88-page essay, which was completed just two days before the deadly 'Charlie Hebdo' attack, the magazine’s late editor slams religion and political correctness.

Love in the Uncanny Valley: Men and Sex Dolls

Dating is a chore that we do because, presumably, we like human connection. Well, most of us do, anyway. For the others, there are RealDolls, anatomically correct rubber women, which can be customized and created on demand. This month Vanity Fair has a story on RealDoll factory Abyss Creations, and its... More »

European Union Prepares 'Myth-Busters' Team to Combat Russian Disinformation

2 days agoNews : Vice News

The EU foreign service is recruiting a group of Russian speakers to monitor Russian media coverage and work on "correction and fact-checking of misinformation/myths."

Court Holds Wedding Ring Is Not a "Weapon"

Although such items can certainly be terrifying, in this particular case an appellate court in New decided that throwing one at a corrections officer did not constitute "attempted assault with a weapon." According to the report (thanks, Robert), Gerald Lovelace...          Related Stories Of Course We Have No Ticket Quotas, But.... Show More Summary

Goldman Sachs Stock Price Can’t Escape Volcker Rule Time Bomb

The market's instincts are correct on this one. There is no reason to pile into GS stock right now.

Looking For Lift In Luxoft, Correction In Calloway Golf

In this report I select a pair of stocks–one I recommend investors go long on and the other that they should short. The Long Luxoft Holdings (LXFT) Current price: $53 12-month target price: $66 Luxoft Holding (LXFT) provides software development services and IT solutions to multinational corporations primarily in Western and North America. Luxoft is […]

Slamming a Saint

I would like to follow up on Kate O’Hare’s post noting the negative presentation of Thomas More in Wolf Hall and linking to Travis Curtright’s excellent correction of the record at Public Discourse.  I’ll just note two brief points. In the first place, it is interesting to note the differences between the two authors involved, how [...]

Craziness Dealing with the TSA

The TSA is a huge part of any frequent traveler’s life.  Yesterday, I wrote about how I had to argue with an agent that I was arriving on the correct day for my midnight flight. In the Google Hangout Launch Party, once we went “off-the-record,” we talked a little bit about what you can and... The post Craziness Dealing with the TSA appeared first on Le Chic Geek.         

Day 8 & 9

Day 8 10.3 miles in 5 hours.(sample pace) From NOC to Locust Cove Gap. “These are the days that build character,” is what a guy in the sassafras shelter told me. And he was correct. Nonstop pouring rain today. I was all nice and refreshed from the NOC. A nice meal was in me overlooking...

Parenthetical plural(s)

Q: Which of these sentences is correct? (1) “Select ‘yes’ if you plan on bringing guest(s) in addition to the one listed above.” (2) “Select ‘yes’ if you plan on bringing a guest(s) in addition to the one listed above.” A: Neither #1 nor #2 works, we’re sorry to say. There’s no graceful way to... ? Read More: Parenthetical plural(s)

Brickbat: Trolled by the Department of Corrections

2 days agoNews : Reason

In 2008, Rene Lima-Marin walked out of a Colorado prison after serving 10 years in prison of what he thought was a 16-year sentence for robbery. In the years that followed, he served what he was told were his five years of probation without incident. Show More Summary

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