Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Southpaws prefer C# and Deep Blue

- Is being left-handed a sign of mental impairment? For years, I have heard people claim that the average left-handed person is slightly smarter than the average right-handed person.  I never bought that notion.  I don't buy this one either:
http://io9.com/5809813/is-being-left+handed-actually-a-form-of-cognitive-impairment




- Tipping etiquette, per country:
http://dailyinfographic.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/110302-MINT-TIPSa.png



- How free is the state you live in?
http://mercatus.org/freedom-50-states-2011




- Most popular programming languages.  My favorite is at #4:
http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html




- IBM turns 100 years old:
http://www.canada.com/business/computer+pioneer+turns/4956032/story.html




- 15 things you didn't know about outer-space:
http://www.onlineschools.org/blog/outer-space/




- An excellent biography of George Lucas:
http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com/2011/06/hot-rods-droids-george-lucas-profile.html




- Keeping the synergy of the previous two posts, 10 things you didn't know about Star Wars:
http://io9.com/5813935/10-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-star-wars




- Yeah, yeah, I can't stand Slate either, but I stumbled upon this article and wanted to share it. Who is currently America's greatest humorist?
http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/browbeat/archive/2011/06/17/america-s-greatest-living-humorists-parker-and-stone-or-larry-david.aspx

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