Have you seen Twin Peaks? One of the strangest moments in the show—and there are a few strange moments—comes near the beginning of the third episode. The story is just getting started, and Agent Cooper and Sheriff Harry S. Truman are walking to Leo Johnson’s house to question him about the murder…
In game theory, grim trigger is a trigger strategy for a repeated game, such as an iterated prisoner’s dilemma.
Initially, a player using grim trigger will cooperate, but as soon as the opponent defects (thus satisfying the trigger condition), the player using grim trigger will defect for the remainder of the iterated game.
Since a single defect by the opponent triggers defection forever, grim trigger is the most strictly unforgiving of strategies in an iterated game.
For me the starting point for everything, before strategy, tactics, theories, managing, organizing, philosophy, methodology, talent, or experience, is work ethic. Without one of significant magnitude you’re dead in the water, finished.
For example, participants with the most emotional stability refer to sports much more. Researcher Lyle Ungar said this suggests “we should explore the possibility that neurotic individuals would become more emotionally stable if they played more sports.
Yes, “love of sports causes emotional stability” is totally the inference I would make given data showing that neurotic people generally care less about discussing sports.
I really hope the actual study is not as idiotic as this article makes it seem.
Here’s the formula if you want to build a billion-dollar internet company," he said. "Take a human desire, preferably one that has been around for a really long time…identify that desire and use modern technology to take out steps.
Lodsys, the firm — which doesn’t make any products or do anything other than sue people.
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Or they are, at least, in the hands of nature cartoonist Rosemary Mosco, creator of Bird and Moon Comics.
To the animals that wield them, however, warning coloration, aggressive poses, and intimidating anatomical features can mean the difference between death and a last-minute escape – even (or, perhaps, especially) when those animal are bluffing.
Note that though the snake is shaking it’s tail like a rattlesnake, it is not illustrated with a rattle, so many readers of the original article, as well as myself, have concluded it is most likely a non-venomous snake that imitates rattlesnakes as a defense mechanism.
What kind of other creatures do you know of that have amusing defense mechanisms and/or threat displays?
Black Perl is a poem written in valid Perl 3 code:BEFOREHAND: close door, each window & exit; wait until time. open spellbook, study, read (scan, select, tell us); write it, print the hex while each watches, reverse its length, write again; kill spiders, pop them, chop, split, kill them....
Being the one in control of what moves me, what I feel obligated by, and what attachments I have to fleeting experiences is not an authority that I’m willing to concede to the arbitrary whims of an app on my mobile phone. I think more and more people are going to retake this agency over their feelings about being social, as well. That’s a joyful thing.