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Thursday, February 2, 2006

Stalking Someone Through A Cellphone

Your mobile phone company could make money from selling information about your location to the companies that offer this service. If you have any reason to suspect that your phone might have been out of your sight, even for five minutes, and there is anyone who might want to track you: call your... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A Cure For Insomnia?

People who find it difficult to sleep may find this article interesting. It starts by discussing sleeping problems and sleep disruption and ends up by giving an ad for "Sleepmate". The article is entitled "Why Constant Noise Is The Perfect Sleep Solution." Ummmm. I find the gentle humming of the air... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 2, 2005

The Richest Fictional Characters

Forbes' has released its list of top fifteen of the wealtiest fictional characters. Lara Croft made it. So did Cruella De Ville. Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor too. And guess who is Number 1? It is not Willy Wonka nor Scrooge McDuck! Go here. Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

The Seven Deadly Sins of Blogging

The Webmaster of the GreatNexus has something to say about blogging that might well be useful to read. He enumerates the seven capital sins of blogging: Using a FreeHost (I guess Blogiteers aren't guilty of this.) Ignoring the Principles of Good Web Design (If you're just using Blogit's template for... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 18, 2005

You are growing old when...

"A sure sign that you are getting old is when your attention returns to things that you said decades ago." ( Mahlon Smith ) M. Smith is referring to the poems he has written several years ago. But the same could be said about webpages one has written. In fact, my articles at AgustinongPinoy... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Light From A Fork?

Interesting find: a new light source for the future. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Old Habits Don't Die

An experiment on rats shows why habits can be made to disappear but can also resurface at a later time given the proper conditions. Old habits don't die. They hibernate. Habitual activity--smoking, eating fatty foods, gambling--changes neural activity patterns in a specific region of the brain when... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Hey, Are You Going To Buy Something...?

Are you depressed and you'd like to go to the mall to buy something and lose that depression? Are you simply itching to buy that "new thing" your neighbor is raving about? In "10 Things You Shouldn't Buy New" L. P. Weston says that you should consider NOT buying the any of the following AS new:... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 9, 2005

On Academic Blogging

Farrel writes something interesting here: (T)o dismiss blogging as a bad idea altogether is to make an enormous mistake. Academic bloggers differ in their goals. Some are blogging to get personal or professional grievances off their chests or, like Black, to pursue nonacademic interests. Others,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Semantic Blindness and a Near Browser Crash

I've been trying to understand Keith DeRose's paper entitled "Bamboozled By Our Own Words: Semantic Blindness and some Objections Against Contextualism." Apart from the fact that it is difficult reading, my browser almost crashed under the weight of the document. (It is in the Adobe PDF format and... Sign in to see full entry.

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