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Reading the spec to understand a bug

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by uaiHebert

http://japan.digitaldj-network.com/articles/25212.html

http://japan.digitaldj-network.com/articles/25212.html

Jan 2

Joe Romm at the Center for American Progress pinned repeal efforts on the “extremist Tea Party wing of the party, which opposes all government standards, even ones that the lightbulb industry itself wants.”

That “even” signifies that the industry’s support indicates consensus. Instead, it signifies how consumers lose.

Competitive markets with low costs of entry have a characteristic that consumers love and businesses lament: very low profit margins. GE, Philips and Sylvania dominated the U.S. market in incandescents, but they couldn’t convert that dominance into price hikes. Because of light bulb’s low material and manufacturing costs, any big climb in prices would have invited new competitors to undercut the giants — and that new competitor would probably have won a distribution deal with Wal-Mart.

- http://washingtonexaminer.com/industry-not-environmentalists-killed-incandescent-bulbs/article/2541430 

Slapende vrouwen / Sleeping women by Nationaal Archief on Flickr.

Slapende vrouwen / Sleeping women by Nationaal Archief on Flickr.

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Cadê o espacinho pra alma??

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MRI scans of a Human brain.

A resposta óbvia é que deveria ganhar mais do que as chamadas “tias”, referência carinhosa das crianças às professoras.

Se comparamos as folhas de pagamento vemos que um professor com doutorado da Universidade de São Paulo ou Unicamp ganha, na verdade, menos do que a professora primária das escolas ricas. Aliás, bem menos. * De acordo com informações do Departamento de Recursos Humanos da USP o professor com doutorado, dedicação de 24 horas semanais, chega, em média, aos R$ 2,1 mil.

Por mais impactante que pareça, a comparação é enganosa: afinal, colocamos lado a lado uma professora de 1ª a 4ª com alguém próximo do topo da vida universitária.

Peguemos, então, um professor-assistente da USP, com mestrado, também com 24 horas semanais: ganha, em média, R$ 1,2 mi.

Cerca de dois desses indivíduos valem a tia da escola de elite.
A resposta óbvia é que deveria ganhar mais do que as chamadas “tias”, referência carinhosa das crianças às professoras.

Se comparamos as folhas de pagamento vemos que um professor com doutorado da Universidade de São Paulo ou Unicamp ganha, na verdade, menos do que a professora primária das escolas ricas. Aliás, bem menos. * De acordo com informações do Departamento de Recursos Humanos da USP o professor com doutorado, dedicação de 24 horas semanais, chega, em média, aos R$ 2,1 mil.

Por mais impactante que pareça, a comparação é enganosa: afinal, colocamos lado a lado uma professora de 1ª a 4ª com alguém próximo do topo da vida universitária.

Peguemos, então, um professor-assistente da USP, com mestrado, também com 24 horas semanais: ganha, em média, R$ 1,2 mi.

Cerca de dois desses indivíduos valem a tia da escola de elite.

- Gilberto Dimenstein  (artigo bem antigo, ñ sei de qdo)

Dec 9

My own perspective on this question, shaped by covering the Soviet Union from 1986 to 1991 and South Africa from 1992 to 1995, is respectful of scholarship, but also wary of its limits. Both in Gorbachev’s Russia and in transitional South Africa, I realized that what people profess at party plenums and codify in party records is not always a reliable guide to what they will do, or even what they actually believe.

- Nelson Mandela, Communist - NYTimes.com

Dec 7

So the bias is definitively not that incompetent people think they’re better than competent people. Rather, it’s that incompetent people think they’re much better than they actually are. But they typically still don’t think they’re quite as good as people who, you know, actually are good. (It’s important to note that Dunning and Kruger never claimed to show that the unskilled think they’re better than the skilled; that’s just the way the finding is often interpreted by others.)

That said, it’s clear that there is a very large discrepancy between the way incompetent people actually perform and the way they perceive their own performance level, whereas the discrepancy is much smaller for highly competent individuals. So the big question is why. Kruger and Dunning’s explanation, as I mentioned above, is that incompetent people lack the skills they’d need in order to know they’re incompetent.

- [citation needed]» Blog Archive » what the Dunning-Kruger effect is and isn’t

Dec 3

It was a period when the dispute over the islands had spilled onto the streets of China, with government-sanctioned anti-Japanese protests, and Mr. Xi’s quick ascent to the policy making group on the islands signaled his plans to take overall control of the issue.
(…)
“China is no longer focusing just on Diaoyu Island, not only on the gas field of the East China Sea median line, but this is a way of breaking through the first island chain to reach the ocean,” the account said.

- Chinese Leader’s Rise Came With New Attention to Dispute With Japan - NYTimes.com