Saturday, January 10, 2015

Things I learned lately - 10 Jan

  • The F-35 has 2 new problems: It can't use fuel that's heated up in the sun and its cannon has software issues that will need 4 years to fix. We're not still buying this thing, are we?
  • The Three Gorges hydro-electric dam in China is the world's largest power plant by installed capacity with 22,500 megawatts. Alberta's entire generation capacity, which includes all coal, gas, hydro, wind and any other forms of power generation, operating at maximum tilt, puts out 16,151 megawatts.
  • "We have no obligation to make history. We have no obligation to make art. We have no obligation to make a statement. To make money is our only objective." ~Michael Eisner (while CEO at Disney in an internal memo)
  • "The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practise witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." ~Pat Robertson
  • At one time, there was coloured toilet paper.
  • There are 56 cognitive biases that affect everything we do. 
  • The vinyl edition of Pink Floyd's final album 'The Endless River' (2014) became the fastest selling vinyl album since 1997.
  • Ontario no longer burns coal to produce electricity.
  • Adolf Hitler was Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year' in 1938.
  • The French love intellectual conversations so much that they’ll even bring their utmost abstract and grandiose ideas to the dinner table. From religion to politics, everyone’s prepared with their own opinions and it doesn't matter whether you’re an expert or not. Opinions are thrown out no matter how someone may agree or disagree with them. Except about money.
  • Teens now use AirDrop to pass files and pics around in class.
  • The federal NDP party is offering proportional representation to replace our current first-past-the-post election system if they are elected. Interesting.

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