Bias

I remember watching the MythBusters a few years back when they where testing whether having your windows down or having your air conditioning on was better for fuel economy in your car. I immediately wanted it to result in better fuel economy to have the windows down, simply because I prefer to have the windows down to using the air con. I had no logical reason for this reaction, simply knowing would be better then I could make an informed decision, but instead I was automatically looking for reasons why the air con would be less efficient and the extra drag from the windows negligible.

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Categories: Philosophy
Date: 2009-03-22 23:03:53, 8 years and 218 days ago

Just Buried the Movie

I watched this movie last night, and unfortunately I must say that I didn't really enjoy it. It billed itself as a "black comedy", and while it certainly succeeded on the first part, calling it a comedy is really a bit of a stretch, it simply wasn't all that funny. Don't get me wrong, I actually quite enjoy a good black comedy (for instance Plots with a View), this movie just didn't do it for me. For sure there was some funny moments, the "reading" of the will was hilarious for instance, but these couple of scenes where ultimately let down by the rest of the film. In summary: if your looking for a black comedy watch Plots with a View instead.

Categories: Humour, Movies, Reviews
Date: 2009-03-18 23:03:54, 8 years and 222 days ago

Weekend Away

I was away camping out in the Richmond Ranges with my family and didn't get anything written for the weekend so instead I've just got a few links that I figured I'd share:

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Date: 2009-03-16 23:03:54, 8 years and 224 days ago

The Rematch

Looks like the sharks demanded a rematch, which they promptly lost. That's two-nil in favour of the crocs.

Categories: Oddities, Linkage
Date: 2009-03-12 23:03:54, 8 years and 228 days ago

No Clean Feed

I missed posting last weekend because I was away, but I've got some good news to make up for it:

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Categories: Politics, Meta
Date: 2009-03-01 23:03:54, 8 years and 239 days ago

All Economists Support Stimulus Packages

... well if we pretend these guys (including several Nobel laureates) don't exist.

Date: 2009-03-01 23:03:53, 8 years and 239 days ago