Retirer le gardien en prolongation

C’est ce que Sergei Federov a fait en KHL. Et il a gagné.

Il paraît d’ailler que l’on devrait faire ça plus souvent.

This act is traditionally (remember that word) done with only a few seconds to minutes left in the game. Doing so at any other time is considered an odd and unpopular (remember this word too) choice. Gladwell anchors his discussion with economists and statisticians about if this decision is practical or foolish. What he finds is that from a mathematical standpoint, teams should pull the goalie MUCH EARLIER in the game, sometimes as early as 12 minutes left in the game. This brings up the question of..

Billet idéologique: Un DG anglophone pour Canadien?!

UPGRADE, la BD qui avait un peu prédit 2020

C’est pas tout à fait ça, mais il y a des points communs.

The book outlines a society where everyone is forced to live in a virtual world (i.e. the metaverse) controlled by a single massive corporation (e.g. Facebook). The eerie coincidences begin with the book’s central premise that in the early 2020’s, a Global Pandemic drives society indoors, forcing people to « embrace » this virtual world. In fact, adoption of this fictional metaverse is accelerated in the book by aggressive misinformation from the very mega-corporation that launched the platform.

Juste un peu d’avance, peut-être…

L’école qui brainwash nos jeunes

J’entends souvent les chroniqueurs populistes s’inquiéter des enseignants « wokes » qui manipulent nos enfants. À l’inverse, cet auteur qui lit son livre anti-trans est quelque chose.

Fox News et la dissonance cognitive

Selon une étude, plus un citoyen regarde Fox News, moins il fait confiance au processus électoral.

Cognitive dissonance is when one’s personal attitudes and identities are inconsistent with their beliefs. To ease that discomfort, people rationalize the facts to restore consistency and turn to social networks to reaffirm that rationalization. After the 2020 election, the explanation for many was that the election must have been rigged, and the reaffirming social network was Fox News, Van Boven said: “If you expect your candidate to win and then your candidate loses, you are shoved into a state of cognitive dissonance. What you thought was supposed to happen doesn’t happen and that feels uncomfortable, so you make sense of it by rationalizing the outcome.”

Gad Elmaleh et le gâteau carreauté du Canada

Pourquoi Éric Zemmour a-t-il choisi Youtube?

Ce n’est pas anodin selon ce journaliste:

Ce n’est pas un hasard si Éric Zemmour a déclaré sa candidature sur YouTube plutôt que de passer par une conférence de presse : la plateforme est devenue la forteresse du discours antisystème et d’extrême droite. On y a vu bourgeonner ces dernières années toute une flopée d’influenceurs d’extrême droite [Papacito, Baptiste Marchais, Le Raptor… NDLR], car c’est là où ils peuvent s’exprimer le plus facilement, sans contrainte. Ils ont aussi compris que YouTube est la télé du XXIe siècle. Il n’y a plus personne chez les jeunes qui regarde un JT à heure fixe : ils passent au contraire beaucoup de temps sur YouTube, allant de vidéo en vidéo.

Ladite vidéo est ici.

Une définition large du complotisme

Je regarde ce sondage de l’INSPQ et je me dis que je suis peut-être complotiste…

Et si l’autobus était gratuit?

Long article sur les implications d’une telle mesure:

Well-funded public transit and intercity transit that is accessible and free to users at their point of service and that runs on a convenient schedule would, with some patience, fundamentally change riders’ relationships to transit. This would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve access to ferries during the busy summer months (if more people opted for transit over personal vehicles), and, most importantly, allow people who currently face significant barriers leaving their home communities for medical appointments, family visits and other things, like vacations, that improve quality of life, more freedom and mobility. We won’t arrive at that destination without fundamental changes to the way many of us conceive of public transit. Getting there will require significant investment. Transit advocates like Viveca Ellis believe the time has come.

What If Riding the Bus Were Free?

Billet idéologique: le black vendredi fou