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June 15, 2012

Overnight Open Thread

I know you all are aware of sequestration and the looming defense cuts but I think this is the first article I've seen that actually talks about the effect of the cuts downstream from those cuts. The Disaster That Is Sequestration.

the sequester will result in the loss of about a million jobs in 2013 and 2014 and America's GDP will decline by half a percent. Moreover, of these million lost jobs, it can safely be asserted that at least half will come from the non-defense sector. In other words, the sequester is not just a defense problem that should agitate only hawks. It is a national problem, and it demands immediate relief.

Oh, and this just might affect the election in November.
In addition to its impact on the government's budget, the sequester will also trigger the WARN Act, which requires employers to give a minimum of sixty days notice to private and public sector employees whose jobs are being targeted for possible termination. Those politicians seeking re-election to national office should take note that Nov. 2, 60 days before Jan. 2, when the sequester comes into force, is just four days before election day.


Shoes

Oh-oh. I'm bringing up a shoe topic but it's pretty interesting. You Can Judge 90 Percent Of A Stranger's Personal Characteristics Just By Looking At Their Shoes. You can also figure out who the air marshal is on your flight by the shoes. But I digress. Some of this is pretty obvious like this:

Expensive shoes belonged to high earners, flashy and colorful footwear belonged to extroverts and shoes that were not new but appeared to be spotless belonged to conscientious types.

Not exactly groundbreaking data there. But this was interesting.
Practical and functional shoes generally belong to agreeable people, ankle boots fit with more aggressive personalities and uncomfortable looking shoes were worn by calm personalities.

People with "attachment anxiety" or people that were most worried about their relationships generally had brand new and well-kept shoes. Researchers suggest that this may be because they worry so much about their appearance and what others may think of them.

Not surprisingly, liberal thinkers, who many think of as flip-flop wearing hippies, wear shabbier and less expensive shoes.

Green Jobs

This administration will really go to great lengths to make up stuff. Here are your 15 Most Ludicrous Jobs The Government Counts As 'Green'. How many more can you 'rons come up with?

1. Floor Sweeper at a solar panel factory
2. Driver of a hybrid public transportation bus
3. College professor teaching environmental studies classes
4. Any school bus driver
5. Anyone who puts gas in a school bus
6. Employee at a bicycle shop
7. A clerk at a bicycle repair shop
8. Antique dealer
9. Salvation Army employee
10. Employee of a store that sells rare manuscripts
11. Employee of a consignment shop
12. A full-time teenage employee at a used record shop
13. Train car manufacturers
14. Garbage men
15. Ladies and gentlemen: your number one most incredible green job is[Drum roll please]: Oil Lobbyist

Math Is Cool

Hmmm. I'm gonna have to file this one away for future use. Physicist Uses Math To Beat Traffic Ticket.

After thinking Krioukov ran through a stop sign, a nearby police officer pulled him over and issued him a citation. According to Krioukov's paper, however, three physical phenomena combined at just the right time and misled the officer.

When Krioukov drove toward the stop sign the police officer was approximating Krioukov's angular velocity instead of his linear velocity. This happens when we try to estimate the speed of a passing object, and the effect is more pronounced for faster objects.

Trains, for instance, appear to be moving very slowly when they are far away, but they speed past when they finally reach us. Despite these two different observations at different distances, the train maintains a roughly constant velocity throughout its trip.

In Krioukov's case, the police cruiser was situated about 100 feet away from a perpendicular intersection with a stop sign. Consequently, a car approaching the intersection with constant linear velocity will rapidly increase in angular velocity from the police officer's perspective.

Similarly, if a car approaches the stop sign with constant velocity but brakes quickly before reaching the sign, the angular velocity will rapidly increase before stopping momentarily.

Dog Science

Now here is some info for you single 'rons. The 5 Best Dogs For Attracting Women. Do note the following:

And while women are vaguely suspicious of men who own cats(1) , they love men who own dogs. Cats can be left alone for weeks at a time but dogs, much like showing up at a friend's wedding in a rented tux, reek of commitment.

There are some dog tips for the single 'ettes as well. Just don't get a chihuahua.

Doggeh Video

Aviation

Are you an aviation geek? Well, here's a handy list of Must See Aviation Related Destinations. And here's an Updated List.

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