A question I’m pulling out of a comment on another post, from Return of the Bees: — Here’s the Highway Traffic Act: Pedestrian right of way (28) Every pedestrian who lawfully enters a roadway in order to cross may continue the crossing as quickly as reasonably possible despite a change in the indication he orcontinue reading
N of only 24 on this study, but very interesting stuff: Expert Financial Advice Neurobiologically “Offloads” Financial Decision-Making under Risk A simple financial decision-making task involving risk was employed in the current study to investigate the behavioral and neural mechanisms by which financial advice, provided by an expert economist, affected decisions under risk. Behavioral resultscontinue reading
For morning news, the BBC podcast wins, hands down. Yesterday in an interview about bailouts, an interviewee’s comment on bankers: …put on airs and graces not justified by talent or industry Ouch! Beat that, Globe and Mail, source of the morning’s most blathery podcasts…
From an interview with Clay Shirky in CJR: CS: I mean, really, I’m just so impatient with the argument that the world should be slowed down to help people who aren’t smart enough to understand what’s going on. It’s in part because I grew up in a generation that benefited enormously from not doing that.continue reading
Courtesy of McSweeney’s — CRITIQUE OF YOUR POWERPOINT PRESENTATION TITLED “SALES FORECAST, THIRD QUARTER.” Another highlight was your complete rejection of Tuftean convention through the use of colors without meaning, location without purpose, and position without movement. How daring it was to represent the quarterly shortfalls in revenue with the color purple—the color associated notcontinue reading
Oddness may ensue for the next ten minutes or so. Go make some tea. edit — all done! Writers, you’ll notice the back end looks different. Look for the New Post button in the top menu bar.
Generation Y confronts economic crisis Schwartz, 26, says he’s now more realistic about the chance of landing his dream job. “I’m going to have to be a lot less picky,” he says. “As a new grad, I’m worried I won’t be able to get a good job right away. “You’ll really have to be thecontinue reading
Adam Vaughan and Spacing want to name the Toronto Reference Library after Jane Jacobs. On one hand I think it’s a great idea; on the other I wonder if Jacobs herself would’ve liked it or whether (with her deep distrust of credentials and her belief in natural systems) she’d prefer something a little …wilder.
Do not eat your ballot (because you’re voting today, right? RIGHT?). It’s illegal. I’m amused that a ballot-eating question made it into the FAQ. Just how F is that Q A’d, anyway? Polls are open until 9:30 (EDT). Elections Canada will assist with ballot-eating, ride-bribing, prison-sentence-serving and all other questions.