The Art of Cheating: A Nasty Little Book for Tricky Little Schemers and Their Hapless Victims (9781416549130): Jessica Dorfman Jones How to Succeed in Evil Bjørn’s Multilingual Blog Tuesday, 21 February 2012 Women Or Tigers? — Solution to Final Challenge! Did you find out? Actually, it wasn’t that difficult after all …once you got on the right path. Here’s what I have come up with — tell me if you have the same, or another answer, by commenting on the post. If the prisoner wants to know whether Room VIII is empty or not, the answer he gets must be crucial to solve the whole puzzle. We know already that Room VIII cannot contain a woman, as its sign says it hosts a tiger, and the sign on the woman’s door is correct. It will not help us much to assume it is empty. So Room IX is not empty. The sign on Room VI says that the sign on Room III is false. …and continue with the first of the two statements on Room III, which is also false (see the paragraph just above): ‘sign V tells the truth’. Sign IV says that sign I is incorrect. Leaves us with one room carrying an uneven number: Room VII. One doubt remains though! I would like to have your answers to this! ‘It’s terrible!’
Conquering Deception (9780967286242): Jef Nance Supervillains and Philosophy (Popular Culture and Philosophy) (9780812696691): Ben Dyer gap year A gap year is a great way of getting a taste of the real world. Employers look favourably on gap years as a sign of independent thinking, self-motivation and are good subjects to bring up in interviews as a source of proven experience. A gap year prior to university enables you to take stock after the most intense years of education you have experienced. But gap years are not just the preserve of prospective university students. Taking 12 months off from your course is not common, but that does not mean it cannot be done. One method is to go on a work placement or series of placements that relate to your course and put skills to the test. A gap year could also be a time to earn much needed cash, putting theory into practice or doing something you will never return to when you graduate. If you intend on getting a job after finishing your degree, then a gap year is normally used to do something radically different.
The Science of Supervillains: Lois H. Gresh, Robert Weinberg Starra Neely Blade How Harvard is failing its students In a recent Bloomberg article, Ezra Klein argues that Harvard and the other Ivy Leagues are failing their students because the students end up confused about what they can do with themselves after college and end up going to Wall Street firms as a way of making themselves marketable. From the article: For many kids, college represents an end goal. Once you get into a good college, you’ve made it, and everyone stops worrying about you. You’re encouraged to take classes in subjects like English literature and history and political science, all of which are fine and interesting, but none of which leave you with marketable skills. What Wall Street figured out is that colleges are producing a large number of very smart, completely confused graduates. He then talks about how the investment banks makes the application process formal, which is something that these kids are good at, and also that Wall Street promises to build them into people with careers and options. Here’s my diagnosis.