May 5th, 2007 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal
May. 5th, 2007
03:19 am - links for 2007-05-05
Throwing pies at…well, just watch the video
Porn vlog. NSFW, of course.(tags: porn)
A contractor who locates an assignment without the assistance of a 3rd party recruiting agency will earn about the same income as a permanent employee… However, use an agency you may earn less than half as much as a permanent employee
Offer agile testing classes
Another guy learning ruby
Commercial Grade Web Automation Testing offering an Opensource alternative to Quicktest and SilktestWET is a opensource web automation testing tool which uses Watir as the library to drive web pages. You dont have to download / install Watir separately or know anything about Watir. Watir is the library that WET uses
Watir wikipedia entry
Watir home page
PowerShell is Microsoft’s newest replacement for the command line.
Development gems of watir
How to remove items from the start menu
Wet nightly gems
wxWidgets gives you a single, easy-to-use API for writing GUI applications on multiple platforms that still utilize the native platform’s controls and utilities.
08:45 pm - Zing!
In the estimable Christopher Hitchens’s new book, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, a parenthetical remark on p. 4:
In the very recent past, we have seen the Church of Rome befouled by its complicity with the unpardonable sin of child rape, or, as it might be phrased in Latin form, “no child’s behind left.”
11:53 pm - The Mathematics of Sex
Assume that your pickup lines work 1 out of a 100 times. How many people would you have to ask out in order to have a 50% probability of getting laid?
>>> p_pickup_line_works = 0.01
>>> p_pickup_line_fails = 1 - p_pickup_line_works
>>> def get_laid(num_tries):
… return 1 - p_pickup_line_fails**num_tries
The magic number is 69!
Of course, if your date discovers how you arrived at these figures, p_pickup_line_works will probably be much less than 0.01.
p.s. To have a 95% chance of getting laid, you’d have to ask 299 people.
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