Despite comfortably leading his team mate, David Coulthard was contacted over the team radio to let Mika Häkkinen past under team orders. An instruction Coulthard could not believe he was hearing.
How To Catch A Chess Cheater
Statistical evidence is immune to concealment. No matter how clever a cheater is in communicating with collaborators, no matter how small the wireless communications device, the actual moves produced by a cheater cannot be hidden.
What Timothy Geithner Really Thinks
Geithner paused for a moment. “Can you design a system ever that allows you to be indifferent to the failure of any institution, in any state of the world?” he asked aloud before answering his own question. “You can design a system, and I think we have, that allows you to be indifferent in most states of the world: the five-year flood, the 15-year flood, the 30-year flood, maybe even the 50-year flood,” he said. “But there are constellations of storms, of panics, of fires that are so bad that it’s very hard to imagine that you could be indifferent to the failure of the financial system.”
Why humans are obsessed with the longest bridges, the biggest buildings and other ways to blow billions
But why this pervasive failure to predict these overruns, despite their seeming inevitability? The answer lies in the very things that make us human, what Flyvbjerg calls the “four sublimes”: the excitement of engineers and technologists building the newest or largest item of its kind; the rapture politicians receive from building monumental works that increase their public profile; the delight of businesses and trade unions generating money and jobs; and the aesthetic pleasure generated by iconically large design.
@GSElevator Tattletale Exposed
A Goldman spokesman, after being told that @GSElevator had been unmasked, said in a statement, “We are pleased to report that the official ban on talking in elevators will be lifted effective immediately.”