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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Hay que sorpresa.

Bruce Schneier is a noted security expert and the author of the definitive Applied Cryptography.

From his latest blog post:

"...Google keeps records of every search in a way that can be traceable to individuals...."

Uh-oh. We are seriously in trouble if the Government gets their hands on this.

Obviously we can just delete existing cookies and refuse to accept anymore from Google but how long have we been using it? How many searches for things we'd really like to keep to ourselves have we made?

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Interesting Reading

So it would appear that we were wrong in our thinking. We always thought that depression was at least affected by and perhaps in-part caused by a lack of serotonin in the synaptic gap. And that drugs such as setraline (Zoloft) a serotonin reuptake inhibitor...well...helped. Apparently this may not be the case at all, or at least there isn't any real evidence supporting this conclusion as stated in this guy's blog:

Modern Mental Health: ex juvantibus

Where he summarizes this journal article.

We especially like Dr. Murray's refutation of the ex juvantibus line of reasoning:

"...Or, if you are shy and when you drink alcohol, your shyness turns into extroversion, you must have an alcohol deficiency."

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


It should really come as no surprise to those who know you that you have taken a recent shining to all things motorsport.

A little background:

You recently took your father to the fabled Laguna Seca for the American Le Mans race held there. You know a thing or two about cars which you get from your father, and you thought that this might be something that the two of you could enjoy together, further strengthening your relationship. And it would seem that you were right.

Be all of that as it may you wanted to share an awesome quote from a column that you found in the most recent issue of "Racer" magazine; it is from a scene in "Days of Thunder" in which Robert Duvall's character is talking to the chassis of the car that he is building for the character played by Tom Cruise in which he says:

"I'm gonna give you an engine low to the ground. An extra big oil pan that'll cut the wind underneath ya. That'll give you an extra 30 to 40 more horsepower. I'm gonna give you a fuel line that'll hold an extra gallon of gas. I'm gonna shave half an inch off you and shape you like a bullet."

As the author of the column asks and you reiterate, "What does any of that mean?"

In truth it doesn't mean anything. It is complete and utter nonsense. It's rubbish. Which for some reason you find wholly entertaining and can't seem to stop laughing about.

Hooray Hollywood!