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Philosophic Meaning And Game Theory

Jul 28, 14 Philosophic Meaning And Game Theory

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Science

When I say the word “cat,” every single one of you is able to clearly interpret my meaning as one of those furry little mammals that sometimes share our living space and seem like they own us. How? How is it that this one collection of letters has acquired so much meaning that it can be understood by everyone reading or hearing it?

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Sake Microbes Overrun Factory

Jul 27, 14 Sake Microbes Overrun Factory

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Science

It could be the plot of a highly scientific disaster movie, if their main threat wasn't making sake taste nice. It has been discovered that the microbes that help to create sake, the Japanese alcohol made from rice, are not only in the product doing their job, but everywhere and on all kinds of surfaces in the factory. It may be the start of a microbe revolution slash prison break, or more likely, we have just not studied this phenomenon much before.

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Social Media Is Restaurant’s Nightmare Customer

Jul 26, 14 Social Media Is Restaurant’s Nightmare Customer

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

Although Facebook is the flagship for social media, there is also broader talk about how over-use of social media in general may be damaging in several respects. Now, I read about the case of a restaurant in New York who after extensive research found that people using their smartphones during dining is adversely affecting both the restaurant’s service and the dining experience of other customers.

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Why Do So Many Young Women Want Vagina Surgery?

Jul 26, 14 Why Do So Many Young Women Want Vagina Surgery?

Posted by in Health, WTF???

In the world of cosmetic surgery, breast augmentations and nose jobs are among the top requested surgery, and now vagina modifications are moving higher in rank. The rise in popularity for reducing the size of the vagina’s labia has turned into a designer demand.

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How Much Time Do Americans Spend On Facebook?

Jul 25, 14 How Much Time Do Americans Spend On Facebook?

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

It is a question that has been answered by statements this week from Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's Quarter 2 earnings: How long does the average American spend on Facebook per day?

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Scientist Swallows Tapeworm To Prove Intestinal Parasites Can Be Our friends

Jul 25, 14 Scientist Swallows Tapeworm To Prove Intestinal Parasites Can Be Our friends

Posted by in Health, WTF???

When it comes to his research, scientist Julius Lukes trusts his gut. He’s dedicated to his studies of intestinal parasites and their role in human health. So dedicated that he ate some himself, just to prove that the oft-maligned creatures can be “our friends.”

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Cutting Off Comcast

Jul 24, 14 Cutting Off Comcast

Posted by in Technology, WTF???

By now, I am sure that a lot of readers have heard about the PR nightmare that the popular Internet service provider Comcast is going through right now thanks to former Comcast customer, Ryan Block, and his posting of the last eight minutes of what should have been a simple customer service call to SoundCloud. If not, go ahead and give it a listen. I can wait.

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Free Lego For Beachcombers

Jul 24, 14 Free Lego For Beachcombers

Posted by in An English Angle, Science

The whole world loves a Lego, don't they? But now, for some people, Lego pieces are turning up on the beaches of Britain's West Country where they can be picked up for free. So, where are all these little plastic treasures coming from?

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Social Media Doing Poorly On Customer Satisfaction

Jul 24, 14 Social Media Doing Poorly On Customer Satisfaction

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

Social media companies have gained slightly on customer satisfaction scores when compared to last year, but are still doing pretty poorly in comparison to other kinds of companies, according to a report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

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Ugly Fruit And Veg Could Be Saved By Social Media

Jul 23, 14 Ugly Fruit And Veg Could Be Saved By Social Media

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

I have long known about the sad fate of fruit and vegetables that will never be eaten just because of their appearance. Now, a French supermarket is finding that they are not as repellent to customers as we assume, and social media is helping to spread the news across the world.

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