A new study finds that physical contact, such as a pat on the back by a woman, increases a man’s risk tolerance. […] Investigators discovered that men would risk more money if a female experimenter patted them on the back, than if she just talked to them or if a man did the patting. […] The results suggest that a woman’s touch works the same on adults as it does on infants: making them feel more secure and more willing to take risks.
Spain in particular, although not initially authorised to issue five hundred euro notes, now has a quarter of all these high-value bills within its borders. This is far more for than expected for an economy of its size and they are rarely seen in every-day commerce - they have been nicknamed “bin Ladens” by the populace (as everyone knows they are there and what they look like but they have never seen them).
Estonia is one of two countries in the whole EU that actually meets the common currency’s rules (Sweden being the other). All the rest (even those that use the euro) have gaily breached the deficit and debt limits.
If Norway was in the EU rather than just pretending to be I’m sure they would’ve made that list too. The Economist did argue a while back that the limit set up by the eurozone are dated, which sounds perfectly reasonable as I don’t think anyone would accuse Germany of anything but fiscal responsibility. However at the same time its completely ridiculous the only nations meeting the agreed upon limits are those who aren’t even in the eurozone. Until the members of the eurozone show some form of responsibility towards each other, I just can’t see how its sensible for anyone to join that mess.
Seriously. Maven is a horrible implementation of bad ideas. I believe someone, somewhere had (perhaps still has) a vision for Maven that was sensible, if not seductive. But the actual implementation of Maven lacks any trace of such vision. In fact, everything in Maven is so bad that it serves as a valuable example of how not to build software. You know your build is awesome when it works the opposite of Maven.
I honestly have no opinion whatsoever on the subject of that post, but he sure can produce an entertaining nerdrage. :)
“Last month I got “consequences from destroying the garbage ecosystem” , “index of cartoon porn”, and the obligatory “blog sex buyer”, “girls tattoos” and “Buddhisms rain forest destruction”.”—ozamosi, listing search terms landing on his blog.