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October 8th, 2010 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Oct. 8th, 2010

02:06 am - Most Beautiful Girl in the Lab

via youtube.com

Via Justine Lam.

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11:32 am - Women prefer men who are attached

"Everything was the same across all participants, except whether their ideal mate was already attached or not," says Burkley.

The most striking result was in the responses of single women. Offered a single man, 59 per cent were interested in pursuing a relationship. But when he was attached, 90 per cent said they were up for the chase.

Men were keenest on pursuing new mates, but weren't bothered whether their target was already attached or not.

via bakadesuyo.com

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01:29 pm - The Biggest Issue of 2010, In One Chart

via politicalcalculations.blogspot.com

"In this chart, where we've graphed the trajectory of the total spending of the federal government with respect to the median household income in the U.S. for the years from 1967 through 2009, we see that the U.S. federal government's spending today has decoupled from the primary source of income that is required to sustain it.

Worse, it has literally "gone vertical" during the last two years. "


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01:38 pm - What If We Bought Cars for the Poor Instead of Light Rail Systems?

Having run the default numbers, some of which were provided by Castelazo and Garrett, we confirmed that instead of pouring money into low return light rail, the government could simply purchase cars for the light rail riders without them still have enough money left over to provide all the other riders with substantial credits to use for bus service or other subsidized mass transportation options.
via politicalcalculations.blogspot.com

They provide a tool where you can play with the numbers yourself.

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