Archive for July, 2010

The Science Behind i-Dosing

Before the FUD gets to you, take a moment and read the I-Dousing article on Psychology Today. If the paranoid stuff out there sounds ridiculous, it’s because you’re a sane individual.

Invisible Gorilla

I remember seeing the original demonstration before. Since I had heard about the experiment before I knew to expect the gorilla. The new 2010 version introduces a few new tricks to prove the concept even further. If you’ve got an interest cognitive science, this is pretty cool stuff. Original 2010 Version

Firefox Home: Adults Only

Apple posted the Firefox Home application, which complies with Apple’s policies by using WebKit as opposed to Gecko. Regardless, for whatever reason Apple feels that Firefox Home is a NC-17 application. Presumably the reasoning behind this is that since a web browser can view anything on the internet and 12% of it is porn among […]

Bob Sheppard

From the NY Times obituary for Yankee Stadium announcer Bob Sheppard: “The Yankees and Bob Sheppard were a marriage made in heaven,” said Paul Sheppard, a 71-year-old financial adviser. “I know St. Peter will now recruit him. If you’re lucky enough to go to heaven, you’ll be greeted by a voice, saying: ‘Good afternoon, ladies […]

IDK My BFF…. zzzz

eMarketer on research from Oxygen Media Insights Group: More than a third of female social media users ages 18 to 34 had fallen asleep with their PDA in their hands or reported regularly checking Facebook first thing in the morning. I get that females especially that age group are the more social demographic, we’ve seen […]

Caffeine Algebra

This is a very interesting tidbit from LifeHacker about caffeine: The effectiveness of caffeine varies significantly from person to person, due to genetics and other factors in play. The average half-life of caffeine—that is, how long it takes for half of an ingested dose to wear off—is about five to six hours in a human […]

Greatest Movie Insults

Warning: The above clip contains strong language. This YouTube video has been making the rounds in the past 12 hours or so, I’ve seen it three separate times now, and enjoyed it just as many times. You’ll likely recognize many of them. It’s a great roundup. Enjoy. I will get back to serious blog posts. […]

Sexing Up Your Towwwwwnnnn

This has internet meme written all over it. It might be the first time a YouTube comment provides some relevant context: The first viewing, you wonder “what the hell”. Second viewing, you’re thinking “this is kinda funny”. Viewings 3-10, you know now this is hilarious. After 15-25 viewings, you wonder if you have a problem. […]