Monthly Archives: November 2006

Facts about Sleep

I found this interesting:

Seventeen hours of sustained wakefulness leads to a decrease in performance equivalent to a blood alcohol-level of 0.05%.

Do you think that there is any coincidence that cops check your motor skills very thoroughly after a night out drinking (when you are sleep deprived)?

Of course not. It ups their chances of nailing you with an offense…

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Comparing Programming Languages in real life

BASIC – The horny divorcee that lives next door. Her specialty is seducing young boys and it seems she is always readily available for them. She teaches them many amazing things, or at least they seem amazing because it is their) first experience. She is not that young herself, but because she was their first lover the boys always remember her fondly. Her cooking and sewing skills are mediocre, but largely irrelevant, it’s the frolicking that the boys like. The opinion that adults have of Mrs. BASIC is varied. Shockingly, some fathers actually introduce their own sons to this immoral woman! But generally the more righteous adults try to correct the badly influenced young men by introducing them to well behaved women like Miss Pascal.

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Why Customer Service Sucks

Because we let is suck. That’s why.

Who has the time to get refunded the $3.99 you spent on next day shipping but received it in the normal two days anyway. Most of the time I will not bother with the hassle unless there is a substantial benefit for my time and energy.

I know that isn’t right, but it is the truth. Most things aren’t worth the hassle. Mostly I just don’t like putting up with people that are not paid to care. Have you ever tried to win an argument with someone that doesn’t care enough to argue their side effectively but are stubborn enough not to change their mind?


It’s no wonder that customer service sucks. We let it suck. And there isn’t any indication that it will get better. More chances, in fact, that it will get worse.

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Scott Adams Thinks Bill Gates should be President

I’ve always felt that you should pick a president the same way you’d pick an attorney to help you out of a dangerous legal problem. Do you want the attorney who dresses nicely and belongs to your church? Or do you want the attorney who can rip out your opponent’s heart and put it on the hibachi before he dies? Maybe it’s just me, but I want an attorney who is part demon. And I want a president who isn’t afraid to make rational decisions.

Now in the interest of balance, I have to acknowledge there would be some downside to the Bill Gates presidency. For example, he doesn’t have a voice you’d want to hear every night on the news. But I’d be happy if he just stayed home and ran things by e-mail. I really don’t need to hear him yammering to know he’s working. If I have questions, I’ll check his blog.

Apparently he is not alone. I’d vote for him.

I really wish you could vote for neither candidate. Most elections you are forced into picking the lesser of two evils. Why not be able to vote “neither”, and if enough people do the same the political parties have to go back and find new candidates.

I also think if Rudy, New York City’s ex-mayor, runs he will win by a landslide. Only problem is that a republican president with a now democrat congress can’t get anything accomplished.

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71 Ways to Piss off Telemarketers

This was too good not to pass on:

26. Say in perfect English, “I don’t speak English, sorry”

27. Say “Want to hear a cool noise?” … then hang up.

28. Tell them to please hold while you do your buisness. Then making farting sounds in the phone and after 30sec come back breathing hard.

29. When they start talking, begin to listen. Then, in the middle of their speech, moan and say “(name of same gender), Stop it! I’m on the phone!” Apologize to the telemarketer and let them continue to talk. Moan sensually again, and say any of the fun phrases you can think of. Example: “Oh honey don’t stop it feels so GOOD!”

30. When the telemarketer calls, act very interested. Say you’ll order the product, and then when they ask for your address say “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC”

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Guy wants to propose to his girlfriend during superbowl

Here’s the short of it: He wants to raise 2.5 million dollars to secure a superbowl commercial (or now convince someone to give up their spot as they are all sold out for 2007).

I think it’s a scam or the guy is an idiot. Why not purchase a local ad for a fraction of the cost. Yes they do exist, the local channel the game is being broadcast on gets 1-2 local ads which usually run around $500-1,000.

Anyway here is an excerpt and the link:

It was just an idea, and a bit of a crazy one at that. I’ve been wanting to propose to my girlfriend for a while now – we’ve been dating for longer than the average courtship by a good shot, and I’d finally made up my mind – this was the girl for me for now and forever. The question was – how to do it? How could I do something truly unique, spectacular and worthy of the way I feel about her? Being a huge NFL fan, and having a girlfriend who actually gets excited about the Superbowl, I figured the best thing I could do would be to propose to her on the big game – in front of the largest audience of witnesses to an engagement in history. I know… It seems a bit far-fetched. But with the help of the web, anything is possible, right? So my geekery took me straight to the site, where, amazingly, the buzz began to grow. We raised over $75,000, got mentioned in several press articles and it looked like things were taking off – until…

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