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Political Affiliation Can Be Differentiated By Appearance 262

Posted by samzenpus
from the if-it-looks-like-a-liberal-and-quacks-like-a-liberal dept.
quaith writes "It's not the way they dress, but the appearance of their face. A study published in PLoS One by Nicholas O. Rule and Nalini Ambady of Tufts University used closely cropped greyscale photos of people's faces, standardized for size. Undergrads were asked to categorize each person as either a Democrat or Republican. In the first study, students were able to differentiate Republican from Democrat senate candidates. In the second, students were able to differentiate the political affiliation of other college students. Accuracy in both studies was about 60% — not perfect, but way better than chance."
Republicans

+ - Ron Paul Raises More Than $3M Online in 18 hours 2

Submitted by Lawrence_Bird
Lawrence_Bird (67278) writes "Republican Presidential candidate has raised in excess of $3 million since midnight. Grassroots supporters organized a 'money bomb' campaign for 5 November — Guy Fawkes day (remember, remember the 5th of Novemeber). At about 5:50pm EST, the total passed the $3 mio mark and is on a pace for over $4 mio by midnight. The NY Times political blog has more details."
Power

+ - Energy Costs for IT Skyrocketing

Submitted by PreacherTom
PreacherTom (1000306) writes "It is said that money makes the world go round, and that is truly the case with technology. Without power, there is no computing; without money, there is no power. Businessweek reports a growing trend toward "Green IT" as power costs jump to consume 40% of IT budgets. Rakesh Kumar, research VP at Gartner, says this kind of consumption and wastage in the IT industry is not sustainable. "This is bad for the environment and bad for business. Enlightened consumers and enterprise buyers will increasingly vote with their wallets, choosing more sustainable products and services from suppliers with environmentally conscious corporate social responsibility programs.""

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