Thursday, January 29, 2009
Exceed RC F-4E Phantom 4-Channel RC Jet w/ Brushless & LiPo Setup 64mm EDF RTF Radio Controlled Jet - POWERFUL & FAST / 70 MPH
It's beautiful! Small, and very high performance..."
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
In today's lecture, I have discussed a number of reasons that right-leaning and left-leaning economists differ in their policy views, even though they share an intellectual framework for analysis. Here is a summary."
Friday, January 23, 2009
"# Don't say anything.
# Begin your statements with yeah, no a lot so that it sounds like you are being agreeable even when you disagree.
# Deliver the no at the end of the sentence. This is a technique that Jerry Hirschberg says the Japanese practice to great effect.
# Act like you are thinking about someone's bad idea before telling him or her it is crap. The crappier the idea, the longer you should wait before responding; hopefully, they will discover the inferior quality of the idea before you have to say anything.
# If you need a friend, get a dog."
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Typing Errors: The standard typewriter keyboard is Exhibit A in the hottest new case against markets. But the evidence has been cooked. - Reason Magazine
Sunday, January 18, 2009
"2 large heads of cabbage (about 5 pounds)
2 to 3 tbsp noniodized salt
Grate 1 cabbage and place in a crock or plastic bucket. Sprinkle half the salt over the cabbage. Grate the second cabbage, then add it to the crock along with the rest of the salt. Crush the mixture with your hands until liquid comes out of the cabbage freely. Place a plate on top of the cabbage, then a weight on top of the plate. Cover the container and check after 2 days. Scoop the scum off the top, repack and check every 3 days. After 2 weeks, sample the kraut to see if it tastes ready to eat. The flavor will continue to mature for the next several weeks. Canning or refrigerating the sauerkraut will extend its shelf life. Yields about 2 quarts."
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
In Beijing slang, these vehicles are called ''bread-loaf taxis.''"
"A Guide to Grading Exams
posted by Daniel J. Solove
It's that time of year again. Students have taken their finals, and now it is time to grade them. It is something professors have been looking forward to all semester. Exactness in grading is a well-honed skill, taking considerable expertise and years of practice to master. The purpose of this post is to serve as a guide to young professors about how to perfect their grading skills and as a way for students to learn the mysterious science of how their grades are determined.
Grading begins with the stack of exams, shown in Figure 1 below."
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Op-Ed Contributor - Wedgwood Is Going Bankrupt Because It Forgot the Lessons of Its Founder - NYTimes.com
Friday, January 09, 2009
"Behold, BACON EXPLOSION!!! Here’s what you’ll need…
2 pounds thick cut bacon
2 pounds Italian sausage
1 jar of your favorite barbeque sauce
1 jar of your favorite barbeque rub"
Now you can easily transform your existing digital camera photos into tilt-shift miniatures using tiltshiftmaker.com."
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
The urge goes well beyond a mere lowering of expectations, and it has more to do with protecting self-image than with psychological conflicts rooted in early development, in the Freudian sense. Recent research has helped clarify not just who is prone to self-handicapping but also its consequences — and its possible benefits."
Sunday, January 04, 2009
"I believe that Johann Sebastian Bach notated a specific method of keyboard tuning. He did not express it in our normally-expected formats of theory, or numbers. Rather, he drew a diagram for a practical hands-on sequence to adjust the tuning pins, working entirely by ear.
He also demanded and exhibited a system of this enharmonic flexibility through the music in Das Wohltemperirte Clavier, presenting his tuning challenge (and giving the solution!) where most of the preludes and fugues each require the smooth handling of more than 12 notes. For example, his D major prelude and fugue use all of Bb, F, C, G, D, A, E, B, F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, and E# in the same piece: 14 notes. Some of the other pieces require 13, 15, 17, or 25!"
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Here's a newsflash: Your idea probably sucks, and it doesn't matter because your business will probably turn out to be something completely different."