The raids started at McDonald's around noon on a Saturday. It was payday and fast food restaurants were full of the happy and hungry, so that's where they started. Anyone who looked at first glance like they were carrying a few extra pounds was forced at gunpoint into the back of a police van and … Continue reading An Anti-Fat Dystopia: A World Where Being Fat is Illegal
It started slowly. First, Article 2 of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights was updated. Now, Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, size, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth … Continue reading A Pro-Obesity Dystopia: A World Where Being Thin is Illegal
I spent the last Thursday and Friday on a division-wide personality assessment workshop run by Insights Discovery. The user completes 25 rounds of 4 multiple choice questions and the results are then compiled into a personal profile for the workshop. The assessment categorises different aspects of your personality into 4 colours, described above. There are … Continue reading The Problems with Insights Discovery Personality Assessments
This is a cross-post from Bryan Gruneberg, shared here with permission. Our Sunday morning was a rush. My wife needed to get to work and I had offered to drive with her. If you are thinking that because she has to work on a Sunday she must work a fairly entry level job, possibly in front-of-house … Continue reading Sexist Salespeople in South African Tech Stores
I'm tempted to start this post by saying something along the usual lines of, "You wouldn't think this would have to be explained in the year 2015," but really, really, this shouldn't even have to be explained in the 1900s to anyone except fringe doctors and psychiatrists. So a bit of background: The MEC for … Continue reading Time for an 1840s science lesson, folks!
A lot of people online seem to be taking issue with this picture based on what they call "common sense" or the fact that "it just doesn't feel right." If you break it down though, the maths checks out. Let's start with the distance of the moon from Earth. This varies greatly. The average distance … Continue reading Every planet in our solar system could fit between Earth and the Moon
It's never easy having the realisation that you're never going to be able to advance as far as you want to in your career or be as satisfied with your life unless you rewind the clock and pick up some pieces that you may have let fall by the way side. Maybe you're like me … Continue reading Learning High School Maths and Science as an Adult