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Murphy's Law Calculator

Murphy's Law Calculator
Murphy's Law Calculator From a formula for * Sod's Law provided by British Gas: ((U+C+I) x (10-S))/20 x A x 1/(1-sin(F/10)) "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong!" Find out in advance whether you will be able to successfully repair your VCR, get to a meeting on time, impress your date, or be a success at any activity whatsoever ! Score: 21.794 Risk Factor: 64967.6 You are bound to screw up at least once ! You can minimize your risk by reducing the urgency (planning ahead) You can minimize your risk by simplifying the task You can minimize your risk by having a backup plan (redundant circuitry, alternate route etc.) British Gas commissioned Dr David Lewis, a chartered psychologist; Dr Keylan Leyser, an economist and business consultant; and Philip Obadya, a mathematician, to devise the formula. Murphy's Law Links: Note: Murphy's Law has long been known in the UK as "Sod's Law". Related:  Idleness

Be Burlesque | Le site que les pin-ups adorent ! Le lâcher prise : un renoncement ou un moyen de se dépasser ? - Pion Paul-Henri Pourtant, le lâcher prise est attaché au développement de la personne et même au développement spirituel et associer développement et farniente est antinomique. Si l’homme a besoin de se sentir acteur de sa vie, alors le lâcher prise doit être une action, ce ne peut être un renoncement. Rappelons nous en effet en toute chose que l’homme est sujet à trois phénomènes caractéristiques des organismes vivants : l’activité, le repos et l’évolution. Le premier aspect, l’activité, est le syndrome inverse de celui de la pile Wonder : « la pile Wonder ne s’use que si l’on s’en sert » selon le slogan publicitaire bien connu. Un organisme, pour sa part, ne s’use que si l’on ne s’en sert pas. En fait, il s’atrophie. Le second aspect, le repos, est déterminent pour les périodes d’activité. Le troisième aspect, l’évolution, est le vaste procédé d’essais-erreurs dont nous sommes issus. Lâcher prise devient alors indispensable.

17 Web Toys for Your Procrastination Pleasure Sometimes you need to take a break from work and just veg out by doing something mindless and pleasant. TV or a game of solitaire is good for that, but both require a set time commitment. There are hundreds of alternatives on the internet in the form of web toys. These are sites that offer strange visuals, often interactive visuals, that require no real mental effort but might bring a smile to your face for a while. 1. Vector Park has some great toys and games, some of which are harder to figure out than others. 2. Ooh, cosmic! 3. Staggering Beauty is a web page that comes with an epilepsy warning. 4. Silk is an interactive drawing program (with music) in which you weave patterns of silky wisps of smoke across the screen to create horizontally-mirrored art. 5. Sometimes you'd like to draw with many lines at the same time. 6. Have you ever made colored sand sculptures in a glass jar? RGB is pretty simple. 8. Cat Bounce shows you bouncing cats. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 15. Bring in the Cats!

LE DEMOTIVATIONAL POSTER, ICONE DE L’INDUSTRIE AMERICAINE DU LOL Pris dans sa globalité, le web français est un peu gros chat que sa maitresse aurait trop gavé de viandes en sauce. Il a du mal à bouger son gros cul, il est très prévisible et n’est franchement pas très marrant. L’inverse d’un LOLcat quoi. Moi je vous dis ça comme ça mais dans le fond j’en ai un peu rien à foutre que les gens soient sinistres. En fait, c’est surtout Vincent Glad que ça chiffonne. A l’origine du monde, il y avait le Motivational Poster, une affiche de quasi-propagande qui trônait crânement dans les bureaux ou les écoles et dont le propos était de pousser les gens à s’améliorer ou au moins à repenser certains de leurs comportements ou de leurs acquis. Le concept, d’une simplicité enfantine, respecte malgré tout quelques codes inamovibles: un cadre noir, une image, un titre en majuscule et un sarcasme en minuscule directement inspiré de l’image. 1 – Les Demotivational Posters « Mauvais Esprit »: 2 – Les Demotivational Posters « Hédonistes »: C’est clair nan?

Why Procrastinators Procrastinate PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.) pro-cras-ti-na-tion |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-| noun the action of delaying or postponing something: your first tip is to avoid procrastination. Who would have thought that after decades of struggle with procrastination, the dictionary, of all places, would hold the solution. Avoid procrastination. While we’re here, let’s make sure obese people avoid overeating, depressed people avoid apathy, and someone please tell beached whales that they should avoid being out of the ocean. No, “avoid procrastination” is only good advice for fake procrastinators—those people that are like, “I totally go on Facebook a few times every day at work—I’m such a procrastinator!” The thing that neither the dictionary nor fake procrastinators understand is that for a real procrastinator, procrastination isn’t optional—it’s something they don’t know how to not do. Pretty normal, right? Notice anything different?

How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself: A Timely Vintage Field Guide to Self-Reliant Play and Joyful Solitude by Maria Popova A celebration of makers and hackers from half a century before they were called makers and hackers. Legendary psychoanalyst Adam Phillips has written beautifully about why the capacity for boredom is essential for a full life and Susan Sontag contemplated the creative purpose of boredom. In 1958, a self-described 42-year-old kid named Robert Paul Smith penned a little book titled How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself (public library), which his wife Elinor, an accomplished author herself, illustrated — a delightful field guide to hacking household objects and making mischievous contraptions from nature’s gifts, long before the rise of hacker culture and the modern Maker Movement. With a wink — perhaps inadvertent — to the existential value of philosophy, Smith writes: I understand some people get worried about kids who spend a lot of time all alone, by themselves. Indoor boomerang: 'Get a piece of very thin cardboard. There is also subtle, charming humor:

Don't Stop Procrastinating. Just Procrastinate Better. by Robert Montenegro Procrastination is often unfairly regarded as productivity's evil twin, writes Donné Torr over at Hootsuite. Sure, procrastinators can be slow and unreliable, but there exists research to suggest not all people who put things off are unproductive. Whether it's the sort of "research" that's not worth the paper it's printed on, I'll leave for you to decide. You can’t beat your Facebook addiction into submission – so schedule it into your work day, says Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit. Big Think's Maria Konnikova covered psychologist John Perry, who is notable for proposing a theory of Structured Procrastination: "Perry proposes the following strategy for the effective procrastinator. Perry features prominently in Torr's article for his ideas on how "effective dawdling" can lead to creativity and innovative solutions. The key takeaway here? Do I buy it? Read more at Hootsuite. Photo credit: Sergey Paranchuk / Shutterstock

Momenti d'ozio | Asia blog foto tiziano matteucci “La velocità è dio e il tempo è il demonio” «Lo ha detto David Hancock, capo della divisione computer portatili della Hitachi. Nella realtà, la vita accelera fino a far quasi sparire il tempo: “presto” è sempre troppo tardi, bisogna fare tutto adesso, immediatamente. Perché siamo così ossessionati dalla velocità? Il culto della velocità è un fenomeno moderno. Questa venerazione rifletteva il profondo cambiamento di valori culturali portato dalla modernità e dalla modernizzazione. Più andiamo veloci, meno tempo abbiamo. Non erano solo pochi romantici idealisti a pensarla così, ma anche serissimi scienziati e politici. Ovviamente non è andata così. A livello sia individuale sia collettivo, questi sviluppi riflettono un cambiamento fondamentale del valore sociale del tempo libero. L’impatto della velocità è evidente soprattutto nel mondo della finanza. L’economia virtuale di Wall street si è svincolata dall’economia reale. Contrariamente a quanto dice Thomas L. (Mark C.

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