Sunday too

1. She was certainly beautiful, but alas:

2. Too heavy for a Sunday?

Bad news: The replication crisis in psychology replicated. Out of 21 randomly chosen psychology papers published in the prestigious Nature and Science journals in 2010-2015, only 13 survived a high-powered replication.

Good news: A prediction market where research peers could bet on which results would replicate identified almost of them correctly. So did a simple survey of peers with no monetary incentive.

Better news: So could I.

3. They’ve been around a long time now:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111454/

4. More wisdom from Chuckles:

Spaceships don’t make a sound. Vacuum etc. etc. The author confuses sound effects he’s heard from movies and TV shows with reality.

http://cdm.link/2018/09/jaguar-richard-devine/

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18041957

5. Last but not least, this, pertaining to last evening:

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

10 comments for “Sunday too

  1. The Blocked Dwarf
    September 23, 2018 at 14:12

    1.She certainly was that. Did any boy in the late 70s not dream of flying with her? 4 hours to AMERICA?!? The National Express to London took that and more.

    • Bill
      September 23, 2018 at 15:08

      Yep, this one never had that dream.

      • The Blocked Dwarf
        September 23, 2018 at 16:40

        There is always one…its a law I think. Exceptions proving the rule and all that.

  2. Mudplugger
    September 23, 2018 at 16:21

    The Concorde flight which most appealed to me was the special ‘Day-trip to the Pyramids’ which left Heathrow around 7am, flew to Cairo, bus to the Pyramids and back to Cairo, flight back to Heathrow the same evening. Made for good gossip at work the next day – beats a charabanc to Blackpool.

    The end of Concorde was a rare case of technology going backwards. If the Americans had invented it, it would still be flying, only faster and further by now.

    • September 23, 2018 at 17:03

      That’s very interesting. We did the Cairo to pyramids thingy but ours was slow boat from Cyprus. Concorde would have been good.

    • ScotchedEarth
      September 23, 2018 at 23:59

      If the Americans had invented it, it would still be flying, only faster and further by now.
      The US space shuttle is where? Article here about the American SST rivals that never even made it to prototype stage.
      And while the US is the only nation to have put people on the moon to date, they have not been back since 1972. NASA even currently rely on the Russians to send their astronauts into orbit.

      We’ve little to learn from America; but much to learn from our own past.

    • September 24, 2018 at 05:49

      “”If the Americans had invented it, it would still be flying, only faster and further by now.””

      But they didn’t and it doesn’t and it doesn’t and it doesn’t.

    • September 24, 2018 at 08:06

      The end of Concorde was a rare case of technology going backwards.

      Not so rare. A lot of technological progress is essentially illusion. We get more complicated technology that often doesn’t work as well as the older technology it replaces. Or we get complicated new technology that serves no real purpose.

      I have a Mac. Each new Mac operating system seems to be slightly worse that the preceding one. More fiddly, more irritating, less genuinely useful.

      Progress in general is an illusion. Change is not progress.

  3. September 24, 2018 at 16:19

    Grandma flew the Concorde back from Europe only because she was ill and in a hurry to get home.

    I have the Concorde menu card somewhere.

    • Bill
      September 24, 2018 at 20:36

      Bet the pilot was a tad pissed off when she took the controls.

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