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The Case For An Older Woman « OkTrends
OK Cupid's analysis of their membership base with lovely visualisations and intelligent interpretations
dating  okcupid  analysis  society  data  visualisation 
february 2010 by barryf
Women are getting more beautiful - Times Online
“For women, looks are much less important in a man than his ability to look after her when she is pregnant and nursing, periods when women are vulnerable to predators. Historically this has meant rich men tend to have more wives and many children. So the pressure is on men to be successful.”
work  society  evolution  science  women  beauty  sex  dating 
august 2009 by barryf
Stoooopid .... why the Google generation isn’t as smart as it thinks
Attention spans waning, distractions increasing, kids interested only in gossip. We're doomed! Doomed!
society  news  media  distraction  attention  gossip  productivity  culture  internet 
july 2008 by barryf
How migrants fuel Britain's boom town
Commentary on the positive effect of immigration on Slough, just down the road
slough  uk  migration  berkshire  commentary  society 
april 2008 by barryf
half price for halfwits
We're getting more stupidererer
boots  uk  idiots  funny  society  shopping 
december 2007 by barryf
The Bible According To Google Earth
What would biblical scenes look like from Google Earth?
bible  religion  design  photo  google  art  science  society 
december 2007 by barryf
The Dilbert Blog: Going Forward
How Scott Adams lost visitors to Dilbert because of his blogging
dilbert  business  blog  society  cartoon 
november 2007 by barryf
Charlie Brooker: Nightclubs are hell
Oh God yes. "It's not enough to pretend you're having fun in the club any more - you've got to pretend you're having fun in your Flickr gallery, and your friends' Flickr galleries"
guardian  humour  charliebrooker  fun  society  clubbing  apocalypse  flickr 
august 2007 by barryf
Particletree » The Endowment Effect
Another great Particletree essay. "Your friends might think you’re a genius, and tech insiders may give you rave reviews, but you’ll end up in the deadpool if your product doesn’t provide customers with much more value than their current software"
social  endowment  user  uat  web  dev  business  society  pyschology 
august 2007 by barryf
O'Reilly Radar > Why Johnny Can't Program
A teacher's steps to get kids programming with logo, animation, lego, etc.
programming  lego  logo  education  society 
january 2007 by barryf Weblog: Comments for ‘Bobo and the iPhone’
Brent's right. I can't look at any other phone without thinking "bobo" and yet I can't get one until next year at the earliest :(
iphone  phone  mobile  telecom  fashion  cool  society  mac  fun 
january 2007 by barryf
Liberal thinker JK Galbraith dies
I think I quoted Galbraith in almost all of my economics essays at school and his theories of "tax and spend" shaped my ideas on politics/economics. Along with Keynes he was the economics daddy.
galbraith  people  economics  politics  society 
april 2006 by barryf
Surprise secret to soccer appeal
Football offers most surprises and thrashes all other sports. But it's getting less fun...
sport  football  fun  psychology  society 
january 2006 by barryf

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