FuturePundit reports that up to 30% of the population has a genetic variant that makes them worse drivers:
"These people make more errors from the get-go, and they forget more of what they learned after time away," said Dr. Steven Cramer, neurology associate professor and senior author of the study published recently in the journal Cerebral Cortex.
Paste text formatted by someone else without their formatting – all through the regular CTRL-V key.
It’s from Lifehacker, and uses their (free) Autohotkey utility.
I’ve already found this very useful …
P.S. I’ve been using this for a few days now, and I have found that it does interfere with normal use of CTRL-V to move files using cut and paste. As it is set up, BetterPaste maps the “regular” CTRL-V to CTRL-SHIFT-V. Please note that Autohotkey scripts like this are very easy to edit, so all I did is switch those key assignments and I was good to go.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger typically attaches a message to bills he signs or vetoes telling lawmakers why he took the action.
A Democratic assemblyman who heckled the governor during a recent event in San Francisco actually received two messages: the veto letter itself and a not-so-subtle rebuke creatively hidden within it.
Like a find-the-word puzzle, the second message was visible by stringing together the first letter of each line down the left-hand margin. It consisted of a common four-letter vulgarity followed by the letters "y-o-u."
Dodd is a senior member of the Senate banking committee.
In his defense, Dodd included a footnote on his disclosure forms that this home is valued at its purchase price not its current market price.
There is no crime in this, although it is self-serving to report the value that is more favorable to oneself.
This is precisely what banks are not permitted to do under current mark-to-market regulations. Instead, banks must report and act upon the current market value of their assets, whether or not this is favorable to them.
Congress didn’t invent this rule.
However, for practical purposes, the only organization that could husband legislation that might relax or suspend this rule promptly is the Senate banking committee.
It is ironic that this committee is headed by someone who extends a privilege to themselves without extending it to others, particularly considering the negative externalities that mark-to-market has imposed on the rest of the economy.
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