Xkcd dating age formula

Although eyeglasses are expensive, they’re a poor way to signal wealth because they’re very useful; a person might get them not because ey is very rich but because ey really needs glasses.

Studies often show that only 2 to 8 percent of rape allegations are false.

Yet the rate for allegations that go ultra-viral in the media must be an order of magnitude higher than this.

Vegan Outreach is an extremely responsible charity doing excellent and unimpeachable work in the same area PETA is. Everybody has heard of PETA, precisely because of the interminable stupid debates about “did this publicity stunt cross the line? Everybody’s talking about PETA, which is sort of like everybody talking about ethical treatment of animals, which is sort of a victory.

” While not everyone is a vegan, pretty much everybody who knows anything about factory farming is upset by it. But most of the talk is “I hate them and they make me really angry.” Some of the talk is even “I am going to eat a lot more animals just to make PETA mad.” So there’s a tradeoff here, with Vegan Outreach on one side and PETA on the other.

They shoot themselves in the foot because they’re traveling up an incentive gradient that rewards them for doing so, even if it destroys their credibility. The University of Virginia rape case profiled in Rolling Stone has fallen apart.

In doing so, it joins a long and distinguished line of highly-publicized rape cases that have fallen apart.

Some old news I only just heard about: PETA is offering to pay the water bills for needy Detroit families if (and only if) those families agree to stop eating meat.

(this story makes more sense if you know Detroit is in a crisis where the bankrupt city government is trying to increase revenues by cracking down on poor people who can’t pay for the water they use.) Predictably, the move has caused a backlash.

As the old saying goes, once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action.

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