Simple Chart Explains How Floyd Mayweather’s Strategy Paid Off


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Leading up to Saturday night’s fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather I didn’t think there as a shot in hell that Conor could win. We all know now that Floyd Mayweather won the fight, beating Conor McGregor just 1min5sec into the 10th round. There are some interesting conspiracy theories about when Floyd Mayweather won the fight because of the bet Floyd placed on himself. But, like I said, going into the fight I didn’t think Conor McGregor had any chance at all in winning. Then, after the bell rung in the first round and Conor McGregor started throwing punches I changed my mind.

Conor McGregor came out hot. He was landing punches and trying to win the fight, which is exactly what we all thought he’d try to do. I had assumed that Floyd would’ve been taking a more active roll in defending against those punches, but Conor was landing some shots. But, this was all part of Floyd’s plan and we can see that in this simple chart from Business Insider which shows exactly how Floyd’s strategy to let Conor McGregor tire himself out paid off:



Floyd Mayweather won the fight by allowing Conor McGregor to tire himself out. Halfway through the 6th round is when Floyd Mayweather started landing more punches than Conor and there was no looking back after that. It’s a simple strategy and one that worked, obviously. (h/t Business Insider)


Smart code helps your phone browse the web twice as quickly


Many attempts at improving the speed of mobile web browsing involve some obvious sacrifices: Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages alter how you view the pages, while proxies introduce the risk of someone intercepting your sensitive data. Researchers have found a way to boost performance without those compromises, though. Their Vroom architecture loads mobile websites up to twice as quickly by optimizing how a site loads, no matter how that site is built — even an AMP page stands to load faster. It boils down to loading more of the site at once, rather than the back and forth that usually takes place.

Typically, your phone’s web browser has to process nearly 100 web links before you see an entire page. It has to make multiple requests and spend a lot of time idling. Vroom, however, bundles the info that a browser needs to load a page. When your browser requests info, the server also provides "hints" about other necessary resources and coordinates the delivery of that content to make the most of your phone’s processor.

The code does have a catch, as the name suggests: the web server has to know how to reshuffle data. Even if Vroom was ready right away (it isn’t), it’d take a while to propagate. However, there’s a realistic chance of that happening. The project has the backing of Google’s Faculty Research Award, the National Science Foundation and MIT, so there’s clearly interest in translating this technology to the real world.

Source: University of Michigan

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F**k Yeah! Study Finds Profanity And Intelligence Are Linked


Bros, today is the day you start swearing loud and proud. Hopefully, you’ve been fucking letting them f-bombs fly for years and haven’t let the societal pressure against profanity hold you down from speaking your goddamn mind. But, if you need some ammunition in the weak ass war against profanity then I’ve got you covered.

This isn’t the first time the scientific community has linked the regular use of profanity to higher levels of intelligence, but this study further solidifies the connection. Researchers are the University of Rochester polled 1,000 participants on 400 common behaviors, and what they found was the regular use of profanity was linked to high intelligence. They also found that people who swear regularly are likely to walk around the house naked, and eat spicy breakfasts.

The Daily Mail reports:

During the study, participants were asked if they performed each of the 400 behaviours, and how often. The results were then compared with their own personalities, with the aim being to identify signature behaviours for each of the main personality types.
People with higher intellects were more likely to curse, eat spicy breakfasts and lounge around the house naked, while extroverts were more likely to drive cars faster that 75mph, gamble and go to the pub.
Agreeable people had behaviours that benefited others and conscientious people were focused on avoiding irresponsible behaviours. (via)

Of course, this doesn’t mean that just because you curse like a sailor you’re an intelligent human being. Nor does this mean that if you start swearing your ass off today people will think you’re smarter. All this means is that researchers found people who swear frequently in their everyday lives are more likely to be intelligent.

You can read more about the study here on the Daily Mail.