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Making You Shop

Ever gone into a shop and ended up purchasing more than you planned? It should come as no surprise that this is not an accident. All sorts of scientific research has gone into determining the ideal conditions to encourage you to spend. Here's a nice A-Z list from the Space Hijackers of some of the tricks (if you can bear the annoying background image). See if you can spot any next time you shop.

Programmer Types

Hacknot has a wonderful list of programmer types. Have a read and then see if you can recognise any in your workplace.

I've seen Arrogant Arthur, Essential Eric, Incompetent Ian, Quiet Quincy (although I'm not convinced this is a bad one) and X-Files Xavier.

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