20 Scientifically-Proven Signs You're Smarter Than Average Psychology Today According to Psychology Today, people who use more drugs are more intelligent. "Intelligent people don't always do the right thing," they write, "only the evolutionarily novel thing." According to a study conducted by National Child Development, "more intelligent children in the United Kingdom are more likely to grow up to consume psychoactive drugs than less intelligent children." The chart on the left shows the findings of the study. "Very bright individuals (with IQs above 125) are roughly three-tenths of a standard deviation more likely to consume psychoactive drugs than very dull individuals," says Psychology Today.
Coffee Time Challenges As many of you know, I proudly work at facebook. 1) Two Bases Challenge: Find three digits X, Y and Z such that XYZ in base10 (ten) is equal to ZYX in base9 (nine)? Click for hint There are more elegant ways to solve it, but the solution set is so small, you might as well just brute force it. Click for solution 2) One Million Challenge: Write 1,000,000 as the product of two numbers; neither of which contains any zeroes. What are the prime factors? 3) High Product Challenge: Use the digits 0-9 to create two numbers. Bigger numbers go at the front. 4) Exactly a third Challenge: Arrange the numerals 1-9 into a single fraction that equals exactly 1/3 (one third). 5823 / 17469 or 5832 / 17496 5) Three dice Challenge: I roll three dice, and multiply the three numbers together. You should be able to do this without a computer! 6) Word Doc Challenge: I open up a Word document and type all the numbers 1-10000, separated by spaces, (I did not use any 'thousands' punctuation; just raw numbers). 7) Legs 28 dogs
10 Metal Covers of Non Metal Songs Music There are many genres of music and, as a result, many fusions. We have all heard of the rap-rock hybrids emerging today. Original: Tears for FearsCover: Disturbed Their 2000 album The Sickness was Disturbed’s debut album, and contained their first hit ‘Down With the Sickness’. Original: CameoCover: Korn 1986 saw the release of funk/R&B group Cameo’s Word Up! Original: Wu-Tang ClanCover: System of a Down [WARNING: offensive language.] Original: Afrika BambaataaCover: Rage Against the Machine The 80′s were a good decade for coverable music, as evidenced by 1983′s Renegades of Funk. Original: BerlinCover: System of a Down I hate to hit you guys with more SoaD already, but this their last cover on this list. Original: EurythmicsCover: Marilyn Manson Again with ’83! Original: GenesisCover: Disturbed Another Brick in the Wall Original: Pink FloydCover: Korn It is hard to cover 3 songs in one, especially songs so beloved and popular, but Korn rose to the challenge and put their best foot forward.
BitTorrent Based DNS To Counter US Domain Seizures The domain seizures by the United States authorities in recent days and upcoming legislation that could make similar takeovers even easier in the future, have inspired a group of enthusiasts to come up with a new, decentralized and BitTorrent-powered DNS system. This system will exchange DNS information through peer-to-peer transfers and will work with a new .p2p domain extension. In a direct response to the domain seizures by US authorities during the last few days, a group of established enthusiasts have started working on a DNS system that can’t be touched by any governmental institution. Ironically, considering the seizure of the Torrent-Finder meta-search engine domain, the new DNS system will be partly powered by BitTorrent. In recent months, global anti-piracy efforts have increasingly focused on seizing domains of allegedly infringing sites. The Dot-P2P project was literally started a few days ago, but already the developers are making great progress.
Celts Diachronic distribution of Celtic peoples: core Hallstatt territory, by the 6th century BC maximal Celtic expansion, by 275 BC Lusitanian area of Iberia where Celtic presence is uncertain The Celts (/ˈkɛlts/, occasionally /ˈsɛlts/, see pronunciation of Celtic) or Kelts were an ethnolinguistic group of tribal societies in Iron Age and Medieval Europe who spoke Celtic languages and had a similar culture, although the relationship between the ethnic, linguistic and cultural elements remains uncertain and controversial. The earliest undisputed direct examples of a Celtic language are the Lepontic inscriptions, beginning in the 6th century BC. Continental Celtic languages are attested almost exclusively through inscriptions and place-names. Names and terminology Continental Celts are the Celtic-speaking people of mainland Europe and Insular Celts are the Celtic-speaking peoples of the British and Irish islands and their descendants. Origins Overview of the Hallstatt and La Tène cultures:
Top 10 Misinterpreted Song Meanings Music Inspiration for song lyrics can come from an infinite number of places, but sometimes the ambiguity of their meaning is the best part. Here are 10 well known songs that fans have misinterpreted over the years. Bob Dylan Mr. Misconception: A song about drugs As evidenced in the movie Dangerous Minds, this song has widely been speculated to be an ode to mind-altering drugs, with Mr. Bryan Adams Summer of 69 Misconception: Autobiographical band story In the summer of 1969, Bryan Adams was 10 years old. Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Misconception: Describes singer’s struggle with AIDS Queen’s classic was once rumored to reference Freddie Mercury’s battle with AIDS. Police Every Breath You Take Misconception: Sweet love song Arguably the Police’s most popular song, Every Breath You Take has been played during countless weddings and on request lines due to the widely held belief that it is a gentle love song. Dave Matthews Band Crash Into Me Misconception: Sexy love song Eagles Hotel California Tom Petty
IQ.ORG The State is a condition, a certain relationship between human beings, a mode of behavior; we destroy it by contracting other relationships, by behaving differently toward one another....We are the state, and we shall continue to be the state until we have created the institutions that form a real community and society of men. Gustav Landauer, Schwache Stattsmanner, Schwacheres Volk!, June, 1910 Wed 29 Aug 2007 : Iirrationality in argument The truth is not found on the page, but is a wayward sprite that bursts forth from the readers mind for reasons of its own. Often we suffer to read, "But if we believe X then we'll have to Yet just as we feel all hope is lost and we sink back into the miasma, back to the shadow world of ghosts and gods, a miracle arises; everywhere before the direction of self interest is known, people yearn to see where its compass points and then they hunger for truth with passion and beauty and insight. Sat 16 Jun 2007 : Nataliya (with apologies) link
Free Online Student Organizer | Schoolbinder The Legend of Captain Jack: From Birdy to Sparrow In the late 16th century a young boy collecting scraps of wreckage from the docks wondered if he’d ever leave Faversham in the borough of Kent, the hottest place in the entire United Kingdom. It was a marshy place of little importance to anyone but the brigand. Its docks were a haven for smugglers and pirates and other such unsavory folk. That boy was John Ward, whose dreams would one day come true, though perhaps not in the way he had wanted; he would become Jack Birdy, the most fearsome pirate in the world, and towards the end of his life, Yusuf Reis, penitent Muslim, wealthy beyond any man’s dreams, spending the remainder of his life in his Tunisian palace. The legendary Captain Jack Birdy, once sung about by every balladeer in England, might have all but been forgotten, yet his memory remains as the spirit behind the fictional character Captain Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise. “You see, mate. “Oh dear me. “No, you dinghy rat! “ ?
Evidence for Informed Trading on the Attacks of September 11 | FPJ Europe is waiting with bated breath for the outcome of the September 22 general elections in Germany. The question on everyone’s mind is not really whether Chancellor Angela Merkel retains power or if her main rival Peer Steinbrueck will take over the helm of Europe’s largest economy but what the composition of a new coalition government will be. Merkel herself, who is often described as “the de facto leader of the European Union” and has topped opinion polls for months, is widely expected to retain the chancellorship for a further four years. However, it is looking doubtful whether the liberal Free Democrats, the main partner of her Christian Democratic Union, will make the grade. Europe’s Powerhouse Germany has proved to be the anchor that has so far provided stability during the eurozone crisis. Without its main motor, the EU would come to a standstill, and many would argue that it already has, as Germany has been engaged in its election campaign. Anxious Neighbours Beyond Europe
21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts “Let's face it; by and large math is not easy, but that's what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding.” Danica McKellar As we usher in the start of a new school year, it’s time to hit the ground running in your classes! Math can be pretty tough, but since it is the language in which scientists interpret the Universe, there’s really no getting around learning it. Check out these gifs that will help you visualize some tricky aspects of math, so you can dominate your exams this year. Ellipse: Via: giphy Solving Pascal triangles: Via: Hersfold via Wikimedia Commons Use FOIL to easily multiply binomials: Via: mathcaptain Here’s how you solve logarithms: Via: imgur Use this trick so you don’t get mixed up when doing matrix transpositions: Via: Wikimedia Commons What the Pythagorean Theorem is really trying to show you: Via: giphy Exterior angles of polygons will ALWAYS add up to 360 degrees: Via: math.stackexchange Via: imgur Via: Wikimedia Commons Via: reddit
Your Right Of Defense Against Unlawful Arrest Part 1 Always exercise discernment and vet everything before using ! From Rod Class' files...1.31.10 Thanks, Rod and/or whoever else provided this ! Your Right of Defense Against Unlawful Arrest “Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer's life if necessary.” “An arrest made with a defective warrant, or one issued without affidavit, or one that fails to allege a crime is within jurisdiction, and one who is being arrested, may resist arrest and break away. lf the arresting officer is killed by one who is so resisting, the killing will be no more than an involuntary manslaughter.” “When a person, being without fault, is in a place where he has a right to be, is violently assaulted, he may, without retreating, repel by force, and if, in the reasonable exercise of his right of self defense, his assailant is killed, he is justified.” “An illegal arrest is an assault and battery. “Each person has the right to resist an unlawful arrest. Part 2 Part 3 1.