Archive for: July, 2013

What's Good - July 20th

Jul 20 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

I'm not a fan of hockey, but I find this study interesting that alludes to the fact that rules put in place by multiple hockey organizations to limit body checking to reduce the number of concussions has no effects.  Have a go at it if you've got some free time.

And as always if you find an article that is interesting, leave a comment and let us know what's good.

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Douche of the millinnium: McDonald's

Jul 16 2013 Published by under Cheap Motherfuckers, Evil, Food

So I'm going to just throw away the idea that McDonald's would ever be a sponsor.  In fact I'm going to go one step further like the guy who is an ass to the pretty girl.  We don't even want them to sponsor us.  That said, McDonald's, your ad money will always be good with me.

But enough about that, what has Reddit afire today is that McDonald's worked with Visa to create a website that shows their employees how to make a budget and handle their finances.  Sadly their budget on how to get by includes having a second job, spending no more than $20 a month for healthcare and no money on heating (guess all their locations must be in tropical climates?).

Anyways take a look at this news article to read more about this and take a look at this impossible financial analysis if one is a minimum wage worker.  It infuriates me to know end, but I guess this is what happens when you let free market economics run amuck.

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What's Good -- July 9th

Jul 09 2013 Published by under Publishing

I think I want to do a regular thing each week where I throw out a paper (preferrably open access) that I think is cool and if people want to read.  It probably won't even be in my field, just general interest.  If you folks can come up with other good papers for people to read, toss them in the comments.  So I ask you brothers and sisters, what's good?

 

This week I found on PLOS ONE, an article discussing the failure to link violent video game usage to diminished social behavior.  As a guy who plays video games, I hear about this all the time on the news and on CSPAN (I must be the only guy that watches this).  Well looks like this notion may be busted.  Take a look.

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