Víkendové surfovanie

Slovenka žijúca v Belgicku, u ktorej som an jeseň pár dní bývala počas konferencie, Marta Gal, organizuje v máji cykloakciu Aby sa deti rodili s láskou.

Gabriel’s Horn – má nekonečný povrch ale konečný objem

prečo UPS dodávky neodbočujú doľava

UPS engineers found that left-hand turns were a major drag on efficiency. Turning against traffic resulted in long waits in left-hand turn lanes that wasted time and fuel, and it also led to a disproportionate number of accidents. By mapping out routes that involved “a series of right-hand loops,” UPS improved profits and safety while touting their catchy, environmentally friendly policy.

Smithsonian – najlepšie fotky roka

So you think you’re smarter than a CIA agent?

For the past three years, Rich and 3,000 other average people have been quietly making probability estimates about everything from Venezuelan gas subsidies to North Korean politics as part of the Good Judgment Project, an experiment put together by three well-known psychologists and some people inside the intelligence community.

According to one report, the predictions made by the Good Judgment Project are often better even than intelligence analysts with access to classified information, and many of the people involved in the project have been astonished by its success at making accurate predictions.

The wisdom of crowds is a concept first discovered by the British statistician Francis Galton in 1906. Galton was at a fair where about 800 people had tried to guess the weight of a dead ox in a competition. After the prize was awarded, Galton collected all the guesses so he could figure out how far off the mark the average guess was. It turned out that most of the guesses were really bad — way too high or way too low. But when Galton averaged them together, he was shocked: The dead ox weighed 1,198 pounds. The crowd’s average: 1,197.

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