Tuesday, July 31 gave rise to...

Dolphins: Intelligent

We already knew they were very smart, maybe as smart as us, but this is interesting new evidence.

Not only do the dolphins understand the meaning of individual words, they also understand the significance of word order in a sentence. For example, they generally responded correctly straight away to “touch the frisbee with your tail and then jump over it.” This has the characteristics of true under- standing, not rigid training.

Never mind the retarded troll comment.

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Monday, July 30 gave rise to...

MySpace has 4 times the sex offenders originally reported


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Friday, July 20 gave rise to...

Dids eats hearts

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rickross.com is not a website by, or about, the rapper, Rick Ross. It is actually a website about cults!

I love reading about cults!


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Oh God,

Listen to me, pay attention to me, et cetera

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Thursday, July 12 gave rise to...

"In The Mouth Of Madness" used to be the worst movie I've ever seen.

This spot was usurped by "Mister Frost," some time this week.

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Wednesday, July 11 gave rise to...

Internet Strangers As A Support Group -- Do Forums Work This Way?

Does this ever actually...work? Do weight loss forums help many people lose weight? I'd imagine that the answer is no, but I can't really be sure.

If the problem is a dearth of information on the part of the person who is trying to lose weight, a forum may be helpful if that forum provides good information that's relevant to their needs.

If the problem is a lack of willpower, I'd wager that you have to be a special kind of person to be able to get the help you need online. I don't even know if it's possible.

I wonder how many people believe that the internet is going to help them, but then rapidly fall back into old habits because they're not using it the right way.

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Tuesday, July 10 gave rise to...

A Plain Rule For Simpler Living

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A Plain Rule For Simpler Living

Eat when hungry.

There are exceptions (mainly in the realm of social acts), but otherwise, eat only when hungry.

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Friday, July 6 gave rise to...

"Every word which we use has a meaning to us, which guides us in our use of it. The more common the word, the more associations we have with it, and the more deeply rooted is its meaning. Therefore, when someone gives a definition for a common word in the hopes that we will abide by that definition, it is a foregone conclusion that we will not do so but will instead be guided, largely unconsciously, by what our minds find in their associative stores. I mention this because it is the sort of problem which Euclid created in his Elements, by attempting to give definitions of ordinary, common words such as "point", "straight line", "circle", and so forth. How can you define something of which everyone already has a clear concept? The only way is if you can make it clear that your word is supposed to be a technical term, and it is not to be confused with the everyday word with the same spelling. You have to stress that the connection with the everyday word is only suggestive. Well, Euclid did not do this, because he felt that the points and lines of his Elements were indeed the points and lines of the real world. So by not making sure that all associations were dispelled, Euclid was inviting readers to let their powers of association run free..."

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Sunday, July 1 gave rise to...

If you stop some regular activity, it is usually quite difficult to pick it up again at the same level of intensity.

You have to work your way back up to speed.

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