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happy 2009! [Jan. 2nd, 2009|10:32 am]
Greg
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Games I played for the first time in the last few days: Agricola, Dominion, Stone Age, Fjords, Shadow Hunters. Life is good!

- Outline of "Predictably Irrational" - lots of examples about how we are not rational. Take that, economists!

- Alberto Gonzales Can't Find a Job, Whines includes this amazing quote:
for some reason, I am portrayed as the one who is evil in formulating policies that people disagree with. I consider myself a casualty, one of the many casualties of the war on terror.
This makes me angry. There are many casualties of the war on terror (victims of 9/11, US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan) and you are not one of them!

- Remember all those weird commercials for shows on the Cartoon Network? (djedi does! :-) ) Here's links to a bunch of them, including the ones I remember: "Signal in the Sky" by The Apples In Stereo, "Courage the Cowardly Dog" by They Might Be Giants, and "Back to the Lab" by Prince Paul.
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[User Picture]From: omega697
2009-01-02 06:03 pm (UTC)
If you want an MP3 of Signal in the Sky or any other songs from the Powerpuff Girls soundtrack, I have it on Mediator.
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[User Picture]From: djedi
2009-01-02 07:31 pm (UTC)
Favorite quotes from the irrational book:

"Participants worked harder under non-monetary social norms than for payment!...Companies that try to market based on social norms ("like a good neighbor...") but fail to follow through (e.g. imposing nuisance fees) end up in a worse position. Consumers take personal offense when a relationship framed as a social exchange turns out to be a market one."

"...although almost everyone has problems with procrastination, those who recognize and admit their weakness are in a better position to utilize available tools for precommitment and by doing so, help themselves overcome it."

I need to learn this:
"When we focus on the similarities and minor differences between two things, we fail to take into account the consequences of not deciding. Flip a coin and move on."

"Those who signed [the honor code] didn't cheat. Those who didn't see the statement showed 84% cheating."
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[User Picture]From: wildrice13
2009-01-05 05:16 pm (UTC)
Great outline! That was really cool. Also, yay for new games :D
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