Don’t download that “free” software!

Download.com and FileHippo.com cannot be trusted anymore.

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http://www.howtogeek.com/198622/heres-what-happens-when-you-install-the-top-10-download.com-apps/?PageSpeed=noscript

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The Dunning-Kruger effect

Education has an interesting limitation.
http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/confident-idiots-92793/

Backup file:
http://www.marshallworkshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/psmag.com-We_Are_All_Confident_Idiots.pdf

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Is skiing or snowboarding safer?

Winter will be here soon, so it’s time to talk about winter sports. I have kids who may become interested in snowboarding or skiing soon. As a protective parent, should I suggest the sport with the 62% lower risk of injury (skiing) or the one with a 61% lower risk of death (snowboarding)?

Skiing vs. Snowboarding? Which is more dangerous?

I think that Mpora’s math is wrong where it points out, “Snowboarders…33% less likely to be fatal,” though. Using the raw numbers in the full article, I calculated that a snowboarder being 61% less likely to suffer a fatal accident than a skier.

100% × (1 – ((snowboarder_deaths ÷ total_snowboarders) ÷ (skier_deaths ÷ total_skiers))) = reduced_risk_of_snowboarder_death

100% × (1 – ((12 ÷ (7,300,000 + 300,000)) ÷ (39 ÷ (8,250,000 + 1,500,000)))) = 61%

Or, any snowboarder who is injured is 85% less likely to be injured fatally than any skier who is injured.

100% × (1 – ((snowboarder_deaths ÷ snowboarder_injuries) ÷ (skier_deaths ÷ skier_injuries))) = reduced_risk_of_injured_snowboarder_death

100% × (1 – ((12 ÷ ((6.97 ÷ 1000) × (7,300,000 + 300,000))) ÷ (39 ÷ ((2.63 ÷ 1000) × (8,250,000 + 1,500,000))))) = 85%

Original:
http://mpora.com/articles/which-is-more-dangerous-skiing-or-snowboarding#!bFFAug

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Schadenfreude – hilarious skateboard party wipeout

I wish I could find the original version of this clip. Click to play.
wipeout_frame

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If you are singing while driving, wear a helmet


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MejbOFk7H6c

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How to lose money while trying to earn more money

Stories like this are why I do not plan to start my own company.

Gamasutra article: Why I’ve Said Goodbye to Mobile in Favor of PC

Backup file:
Gamasutra_-Thomas-Henshells-Blog-Why-Ive-Said-Goodbye-to-Mobile-in-Favor-of-PC.pdf

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As a dog returneth to his vomit…

…we’re headed back into combat in Iraq. Rats.

Boston Globe article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/world/2014/08/08/obama-authorizes-iraq-airstrikes/jPPcLTUwCgKpAaibqZ666L/story.html

Backup file: Why-did-Obama-approve-airstrikes-against-militants-in-Iraq_-World-The-Boston-Globe.pdf

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This must be the happiest monochromatic guy ever

The music is so chipper!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EWr1Lh1uNk
I think this guy is even happier than Nyan Cat.

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English Electric Lightning in the stratosphere


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwgfU228clE

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Holes, Debris from Storms in Downtown CR

Can you spot my family in this video? This news segment aired on KGAN on June 30, 2014.
Click to Watch Video


Original:
http://www.cbs2iowa.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/holes-debris-storms-downtown-cr-28024.shtml

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