Once again, lots of unrelated stuff has built up in my files, and I gotta clear it out sooner or later, so here goes!
- Here's a private golf course that got perhaps a little too private.
Which raises the question about how private can private course be? Do the protesters have the right to stop adult activities from taking place on a private course?
- How about an economic analysis of why retirees buy such big houses? (from the 'Freakonomics' blog)
- Here was an awesome analysis of the NBA and how it's talents can be assessed and GRAPHED!
'Basketball archetype distribution' taken from 'The Arbitrarian' blog. Worth the read - even for non-geeks, or geeks who are non-basketball fans.
- In another galaxy far, far away from that last post, comes this artist of the Macabre!
Some of his special treats;
Lovecraftian specimen jars!
An 18th century werewolf hunting kit
and (coming soon) a 'War of the Worlds' research case!
I know what I want for X-mas (all of them! But especially that WofTW research case)
- Seat up? Or seat down? Can Game Theory help a guy out? Women may not like the answer...
I have two quibbles with the analysis (despite the fact the conclusion fits my predjudices)
The frequency of #1 and #2 is not equal for men - #1 in my experience is more frequent by a factor of as much as 2 or 3 to 1
The frequency of yelling (the cost of having the seat down) is typically limited to toilet seat up discoveries related to a night time visit by M (wife). Hence the frequency of yelling is overstated as a cost (that said, it is possible that yelling occurs with every discovery of toilet seat being out of position for others night time or not).
In any case, it was a hoot to see game theory used to solve something useful.
- Here are is an article and a blog devoted to the sex lives of dinosaurs! Like you aren't interested.
Last but not least, Centauri Dreams has an article up on 'Hyperion's Hydrocarbons'. Sweet.