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Robertson, Phillips, and the History of the Screwdriver

Published 9 days ago in Documentary. Submitted by sux2bu

Most everyone owns at least one screwdriver. But Canadians likely own a screwdriver that few outside Canada would recognize. The differing fates of the Robertson and the Phillips head screwdrivers demonstrates that innovation is intimately tied to historical events. The History …
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The Sunk Costs Fallacy

Published 9 days ago in Inspirational. Submitted by thefox

In economics we have this concept of sunk costs, referring to costs that have already been incurred, but which cannot be recouped. Sunk cost fallacy refers to the fallacy of honoring sunk costs, which decision-theoretically should just be ignored.

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Mental Karate

Published 9 days ago in Awesome. Submitted by krazeeeyez

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Scottish company recycles plastic waste into roads

Published 9 days ago in Technology. Submitted by sux2bu

A Scottish firm. MacRebur, has invented a way to recycle plastic waste into road pavement, replacing some of the oil-based bitumen, or asphalt, that holds regular roadways together.