Saturday, June 14, 2014
1/2 cup of sugar.
3/4 cup of dark rum.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
1/2 shot of coffee liqueur.
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of cream
Put the sugar in a bowl.
Add the egg yolks.
Beat until thick and creamy.
Add in the other ingredients.
Beat with an egg beater until frothy.
Serve over ice.
Sprinkle on nutmeg.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Mental Disorder Test
Picture the scene: You're sitting at home arguing with some dickhead on the internet who has the gall to disagree with you. Obviously the natural (and correct) inclination is to behave like a dick, because this is the internet after all. But then you have to think about what people might think about you. It's a drag, but you have to show at least a little bit of respect and consideration. You can't get away with it by claiming you have a disorder, like those fucking Aspies...
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Saturday, July 3, 2010
Some random thoughts:
- This seems to me to be a failure of education.
- Eventually companies in the US will have to increase and fund their own education efforts (beyond just specific skills training), because it seems that our k-12 educational establishment has failed to teach a significant portion of our labor force.
- This all fits Arnold Kling's "recalculation" story.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
- Giving of gifts tends to make givers happy, even happier than spending money on themselves. .
- Gifts that are felt to be unearned tend to make people unhappy in the long run. For example lottery winners and such tend to in the long run do pretty badly in the long run.
For those who don't believe in "evil", replace instances of "evil" with "negative" or "harmful" or whatever similar word suits your fancy.
This talk is what got me thinking about this question.
1. Elizabeth W. Dunn, Lara B. Aknin, and Michael I. Norton (21 March 2008)
Science 319 (5870), 1687. [DOI: 10.1126/science.1150952]