Lorks: people are sailing off with Indonesian islands. 24 since 2005. And who knew that the Child of Krakatoa is rising at 1cm each day?
- The premortem: we’re in the future looking back, why did this project fail so badly?
- Avoid correlation errors: get people to vote on an issue before the meeting starts. Or maybe use the balance sheet approach.There is lots more detail on avoiding bias.
- Check that information is coming from multiple sources, not the same repackaged.
- Force choices: try three people for a new job, use a portfolio approach for projects
Egads. I thought the whole point was to get rid of the clocks going back and forth (and standardise on Summer Time), not to just shunt it forward an hour. And what a name! I doubt I could sell single double cream and get away with it. To be fair, the benefits are the main thing, rather than any inconvenience in changing clocks, and I think the name is single / double summer time, which makes more sense.
Freebase Gridworks would have been amazingly useful at Datamonitor. Really user-friendly ways of cleaning up large quantities of grid-shaped data.
A timely reminder that the Twitter comedy hashtags are so derivative of excellent work with years and years of history: FARKers nail this photoshop contest.
Thanks to Ben for pointing out this cracking byline in the Times article Vienna Boys’ Choir caught up in sex abuse scandals.
Is this nominative determinism by proxy? It will be the first hit on Google for it, so maybe I have invented something. Huzzah
“Hand out mephedrone in nightclubs” is how Nutt’s most recent intervention has been presented. That’s not quite what he said. Onwards, legalisation.