High Frequency Dating : Mostly Harmless The other day I realized there was something missing in my life, so I set out to find a solution. Online dating is in vogue, which makes sense. The internet already has no small part in satisfying most of my other needs. I did some simple man in the middle packet sniffing to reverse engineer the Tinder API. , or about 1.618, hurts the score. The client also has messaging capabilities. Come date night a Double Robot loaded with over 10 hours of pre-recorded content of me rolls up to a restaurant automatically chosen from Yelp based on reviews, distance, cost, and whether or not another double of me has a date there at the time (awkward). The check is paid via E La Carte and a car is called with Uber’s API. Both devices connect to the Double’s iPad via Bluetooth wirelessly and to the female directly. At 09:07 in the morning an Uber is automatically called for the female and 3 days later she will receive a heartfelt e-card / receipt. Ahhh modern romance.
Simplifier ses objectifs | Vie Simple La plupart des personnes que j’accompagne se heurtent dès le départ à la difficulté de la fixation d’objectif. Lors de notre premier entretien, celui-ci est souvent flou. Mais après leur avoir expliqué la notion d’objectif “SMART” (Spécifique – Mesurable – Atteignable – Réaliste – Temporellement défini), il devient parfois beaucoup trop précis ! Or, un cadre trop précis peut être à double tranchant, et nous empêcher de réussir… Laissez-moi vous donner un exemple personnel. Lorsque j’ai commencé à pratiquer la méditation, je n’avais pas d’objectif particulier. Après quelques semaines de pratique quotidienne, j’ai été un peu plus exigeante avec moi-même : si la durée d’une séance de méditation m’importait peu, je voulais désormais en faire une habitude matinale. Je voulais faire ma séance de méditation dans le salon, musique douce dans les oreilles, dans la demi-heure suivant mon lever, après être allée aux toilettes, m’être rafraichi le visage, et avoir bu un grand verre d’eau.
Drivers are wasting their money on premium gas According to a new study by the American Automobile Association, AAA, there is no benefit to using premium gasoline in a vehicle that only requires regular fuel. Time For years, drivers have been under the impression that premium gas was better for their car. Not so, says AAA. A new AAA study says American drivers wasted more than $2.1 billion dollars in the last year by using pricier premium-grade gasoline in cars built to run on more traditional regular fuel. For cars designed to run on regular fuel, AAA found that using premium provided "no benefit" compared to regular gas -- no improvements to engine life, fuel economy or even reducing tailpipe emissions. “Drivers see the ‘premium’ name at the pump and may assume the fuel is better for their vehicle,” said John Nielsen, AAA’s managing director of Automotive Engineering and Repair in a statement. Over the same time period the study found drivers needlessly used premium gasoline in their cars more than 270 million times.
Barcode Yourself by Scott Blake Barcode Yourself is a complete, interactive experience in the series of barcode art, created using the personalized data of participants. Enter an individual's gender, weight, height, age and location, and the barcode is formed using real-world data. The individualized barcode can then be printed, mapped, scanned, even depicted on a t-shirt or coffee mug. Uber-geeks can even test out their barcodes on their next grocery run. It is in scanning a barcode that the project reveals its humor, like a banner that reads: Disclaimer! It is here, within the confines of an American obsession with "worth," in which the fun begins. The data entered into Barcode Yourself takes a topsy-turvy twist to its personalized end numbers, with the exception of the hard-data that correlates with "location," which tallies up in the Gross Domestic Product of each country. With the complexity of mocking self-identity, Barcode Yourself lays out a fresh absurdity in the modern world of consumerism. More info in FAQ.
Nous ne serons plus jamais déconnectés… Jenna Wortham (@jennydeluxe) pour le New York Times a commis un de ces papiers faciles sur les vertus de la déconnexion à l’heure d’un monde toujours plus connecté. Alors qu’elle se rendait à la piscine, elle a été invitée à déposer son téléphone et a pu profiter pleinement de sa journée, sans avoir à consulter avec anxiété ses comptes Facebook et Twitter pour regarder ce que ses amis faisaient. La peur de manquer quelque chose (Fomo, pour Fear of Missing Out) que décrivait Caterina Fake, cofondatrice de Flickr, s’évaporait quelques instants. Notre connexion permanente aux médias sociaux nous rend plus attentifs à ce que l’on rate et vous donne le faux sentiment de participer à ce que font les autres par leur intermédiaire, estime Caterina. Mais ce n’est pas une peur, c’est un plaisir, lui répondait l’entrepreneur Anil Dash en évoquant la joie de manquer quelque chose (Jomo pour Joy of Missing Out). Image : cc Staying Social par Leon Fishman. A quoi sommes-nous vraiment « accros » ?
Personal Kanban 101 | Personal Kanban Get the book! Despite our best intentions, life has a way of becoming complicated. People, tasks, responsibilities, deadlines, and even recreation all compete for our attention. The human brain however, simply does not respond well to the stress of juggling multiple priorities. That’s where Personal Kanban can help. Adaptable to all ages and situations, and accessible to all learning styles, personal kanban allows us to visualize the amount of work we have, and the way that work is carried out. Unlike other personal productivity tools, Personal Kanban is a pattern – it is not an edict. There are only two real rules with Personal Kanban: 1. 2. It’s just that simple. Some 15 Awesome Widescreen Abstract Wallpapers by Humza / October 29, 2011 In this post we have wound up some really amazing abstract wallpapers. The special thing is the fact that majority of these wallpapers are huge, 1920×1200 resolution or so to fit your widescreens perfectly. We hope you love what we collect and share. The credit goes to the following artists: Bruno Kenzo, David Fuhrer, Casperium, Jason Benjamin, BOBBb12345, NKeo, skam4
Le syndrome de l'imposteur Mélanie travaille depuis maintenant sept ans au service politique d'une grande radio. Elle a largement fait ses preuves auprès de son patron qui, non avare de compliments, ne manque pas de lui adresser régulièrement ses félicitations pour ses qualités professionnelles. Il n'y a donc apparemment aucune raison qui pourrait la faire douter de ses compétences. Et pourtant, elle avoue ne pas se sentir à sa place, étant persuadée de trahir, de faire illusion auprès du monde professionnel, de sa famille et de ses amis. Et pour cause : Mélanie n'a pas suivi un cursus classique. Nous serions nombreux à être atteints de ce curieux syndrome dit de l'imposteur qui, sans être une maladie, s'infiltre dans les moindres failles de notre narcissisme et pollue notre existence. En lisant ce texte au hasard de mes pérégrinations sur internet, je me suis rendu compte que le doute est le moteur principal de mon existence. Texte complet: Qu'est-ce que le syndrome de l'imposteur ?
Founders Blog - Jitbit: Chinese Magical Hard-Drive Founder's Blog - please Subscribe if you like this post - About Apr 7 2011 A Russian friend of mine has posted this absolutely amazing story. He works at a hard-drive repair center in a Russian town right next to the Chinese border. The whole service center was rolling on the floor laughing. It's a 128-MB flash-drive. The device looks pretty convincing - lots of tech labels and stuff...
25 Napping Facts Every College Student Should Know Written By: Angelita Williams It's almost cruel the way adults ease children into life outside of the house. They got us on board with the whole going to school thing by letting us take naps in pre-school. But then, come kindergarten, no more naps! It makes you smarter According to Dr. If it was good enough for them… Presidents JFK and Bill Clinton used to nap every day to help ease the heavy burden of ruling the free world.
Things People Said: Courtroom Quotations The following quotations are taken from official court records across the nation, showing how funny and embarrassing it is that recorders operate at all times in courts of law, so that even the slightest inadvertence is preserved for posterity. Lawyer: "Was that the same nose you broke as a child?"Witness: "I only have one, you know." Lawyer: "Now, Mrs. Accused, Defending His Own Case: "Did you get a good look at my face when I took your purse?" The defendant was found guilty and sentenced to ten years in jail. Lawyer: "What is your date of birth?" Lawyer: "Can you tell us what was stolen from your house?" Lawyer: "What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?" Lawyer: "Can you describe what the person who attacked you looked like?" Lawyer: "This myasthenia gravis -- does it affect your memory at all?" Lawyer: "How old is your son, the one living with you?" Lawyer: "What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke that morning?" Lawyer: "Sir, what is your IQ?" Lawyer: "Mr.
A Most Delightful Map : Krulwich Wonders... Think about this: You wake up in New York City, decide to go for a stroll, head east after breakfast, and a short time later, still on foot, you find yourself in Morocco. Three hundred million years ago, you could have done that! There was no civilization back then, no cities, no countries, no people, but the land was there, so take a look at this map. Courtesy of Massimo Pietrobon It pictures the Earth during the late Paleozoic, when all land was clumped into one contiguous mass called the supercontinent Pangea — but in this version they've plopped a modern political details on top, so click the "enlarge" button, and fantasize with me. I love this map. Who wouldn't want to wait for a traffic light in Perth, Australia, cross the street, and suddenly be in Bangladesh? Or: I'm seeing myself on the edge of Mozambique with a beach towel, (today I guess it would be a beach), and I get up, walk a few paces and instead of being in the Indian Ocean — I'm in Antarctica! Iran
The 7 Ballsiest Pranks You Wont Believe Actually Worked Real pranks never work out the way they do on movies and TV. It's a lot harder than it looks to fill a guy's apartment with pudding, or replace the Statue of Liberty's torch with a giant dildo. Real-life practical jokes are usually small-scale and largely annoying. Yet... every once in a while somebody will strike gold. Fidel Castro Says You're Gay We're not sure what would be considered the best possible outcome for a prank, but man, getting a world leader to become so enraged he calls you a "faggot" in public has to be way up there. Prank calls have long been a radio DJ staple, which is one reason why so many of us don't listen to the radio any more. Tragically, Chavez has been stuck in 2003 ever since. You wouldn't think getting Chavez on the line would be easy. Eventually the hosts broke in with a few well reasoned, intellectual arguments (by which we mean they swore at him for a bit) and hung up. "Yo momma so fat, bitch cut her leg and all that came out was gravy." Pictured: comedy.