Grab a calculator (you won’t be able to do this one in your head).
1. Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the area code…) 2. Multiply by 80 3. Add 1 4. Multiply by 250 5. Add to this the last 4 digits of your phone number 6. Add to this the last 4 digits of your phone number again 7. Subtract 250 8. Divide number by 2
Thank you baby Jesus for my 10-key. Lovin’ the math fun.
is that like a rube goldberg trick to get someone’s phone number? #nerdWIN
“Anderson describes an experiment conducted by the M.I.T. behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of “Predictably Irrational.” Ariely offered a group of subjects a choice between two kinds of chocolate—Hershey’s Kisses, for one cent, and Lindt truffles, for fifteen cents. Three-quarters of the subjects chose the truffles. Then he redid the experiment, reducing the price of both chocolates by one cent. The Kisses were now free. What happened? The order of preference was reversed. Sixty-nine per cent of the subjects chose the Kisses. The price difference between the two chocolates was exactly the same, but that magic word “free” has the power to create a consumer stampede.”—Malcolm Gladwell reviews Free by Chris Anderson: Books: The New Yorker (via tedr) (via mikehudack)
The documentaries below reveal the parts of reality that we are not suppose to talk about; the parts of reality that contradict common sense, but still go on unquestioned by the global media cartel and unanswered by our governments. Spread the Word.
** Note: This site streams literally dozens (I counted 65 so far) of top-notch documentaries for free. No hook. No joke. They are hard to find even by a seasoned Torrent junkie’s standard and you will certainly not find them at your local video store or Netflix list. Check it out and spread the word.
I don’t know when I’ll have the time to watch many of these, but they all sound fascinating and important. I do know a little about the Invisable Children, conscripted child-soldiers in Uganda, which is an terrible situation that few know about.
I’ve only seen a few of these. I’m sure I’d appreciate many of them. I doubt that many people are interested in taking the time to consciously shake up their comfortable assumptions (or to intentionally destroy their blissful ignorance) about many of these issues, but I’ll spread the word anyway.
“I built my first internet company before and then during the dot com boom. It was far easier to do great work before everything heated up, far easier to stand out and far easier to make a difference. This is your moment, but I’m afraid it won’t be easy.”—
Another good post by Seth. I just wanted to submit that I agree with this idea entirely, and can vouch for the value in having the attitude of, “Yes! I can do this. I’ll sleep on a friend’s floor and eat beans and rice every night if I have to, but this is as much a part of my education as taking English 101 was.”
I finished undergrad in 3.5 years, and spent the last 6 months continuing to live off of college loans while starting a company. And as a matter of fact, I did actually spend that time eating beans & hot dogs and sleeping on a friends floor.
In those 6 months, I am confident that I learned more valuable skills than any other time in my academic college career. I also know for certain that stepping out on a limb like that was perceived as a distinct separating of myself from my peers in the eyes of potential employers. This resulted in job offers that otherwise would not have been readily available to your average 22 year old.
I always encourage people to take the road less travelled, and to push yourself. As Godin says, if you’re a little tougher, and a little more creative, than your peers… you’ll get ahead.
no one laughs at god in a hospital no one laughs at god in a war no one’s laughing at god when they’re starving or freezing or so very poor
no one laughs at god when the doctor calls after some routine tests no one’s laughing at god when it’s gotten real late and their kid’s not back from the party yet
no one laughs at god when their airplane starts to uncontrolablly shake no one’s laughing at god when they see the one that they love hand in hand with someone else and they hope that they’re mistaken
no one laughs at god when the cops knock on their door and they say we’ve got some bad news sir no one’s laughing at god when there’s a famine or fire or flood
but god can be funny at a cocktail party when listening to a good god themed joke or when the crazies say he hates us and they get so red in the head you think they’re about to choke god can be funny when told he’ll give you money if you just pray the right way when presented like a genie who does magic like houdini or grants wishes like jiminy cricket and santa claus god can be so hilarious haha haha
no one laughs at god in a hospital no one laughs at god in a war no one’s laughing at god when they’ve lost all they got and they don’t know what for
no one laughs at god on the day they realize the last sight they’ll ever see is a pair of hateful eyes no one’s laughing at god when they’re saying their goodbyes
but god can be funny at a cocktail party when listening to a good god themed joke or when the crazies say he hates us and they get so red in the head you think they’re about to choke god can be funny when told he’ll give you money if you just pray the right way when presented like a genie who does magic like houdini or grants wishes like jiminy cricket and santa claus god can be so hilarious
no one laughs at god in a hospital no one laughs at god in a war no one laughs at god in a hospital no one laughs at god in a war no one’s laughing at god in a hopital no one’s laughing at god in a war no one’s laughing at god when they’re starving or freezing or so very poor
no one’s laughing at god no one’s laughing at god no one’s laughing at god we’re all laughing with god
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience. The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ”I know why.”
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.
He said, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The Six-year-old continued, ”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”