When flipping a coin produces the best decision

Piet Hein
Piet Hein (December 16, 1905–April 17, 1996) was a Danish scientist, mathematician, inventor, designer, author, and poet, often writing under the Old Norse pseudonym "Kumbel" meaning "tombstone". His short poems, known as gruks or grooks, first started to appear in the daily newspaper "Politiken" shortly after the Nazi occupation in April 1940 under the pseudonym "Kumbel Kumbell". Source: Wikipedia

Sometimes I’m stumped by a very difficult decision point, a fork in the road, an “answer with yes or no, no ifs and buts” type of question. Faced with that situation and with the kind of personality that I have, often I will agonize for days before coming up with a decision. Even then, while I go ahead with its implementation, it will take another round of self-convincing to assure myself that I made the right choice.

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Doesn’t PNoy know anything about algorithms?

At the Presidential forum of the FOCAP, PNoy complained that the media are more concerned with “trivialities” like his love life. My good friend Voltaire Tupaz asks via Twitter’s #PNoyFOCAP: Do you agree or not?

My quick reply: Media is a mirror with an attached lens. It reflects what is placed before it, and a certain social algorithm kicks in to move the attached lens to certain areas of the reflected image. At least as far as mainstream media is concerned, the love lives of the rich and famous do have an appreciable weight in the algorithm. But the weight won’t be worth any if the rich and famous don’t feed anything. WsubLL x 0 = 0. Doesn’t PNoy know anything about algorithms?

He got bum advice, shoulda got a Heckler & Koch instead.

This morning, I decided to set aside my pseudo-regular blog column, and give way to the persistent pressure from my favorite Mafia character to say his piece about a certain public scandal that happened last Friday involving a fast car, a high-powered gun, and a Palace biggie. (Don’t these three always go together nowadays? LOL.)
AK-47 type II
One of the world's most fearsome assault rifles, the AK-47, comes to mind after a recent public scandal involved such a powerful gun, a fast car, and a Palace biggie. (Don't these three elements always go together nowadays? LOL) Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AK-47_type_II_Part_DM-ST-89-01131.jpg

Bene, Don Llamas. I never thought you were a bad Consigliari. You are part of the Family, don’t you ever forget that. We’ve been through some pretty tight situations in the past, remember? But my friend, let me tell you flat in the face: you got yousself some bum advice, getting an AK for your personal security, and then allowing it to just lie around like that inside your SUV.

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