For example, number 8 - Nobody wakes up in the morning choosing to be the villain.
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The machine tows nearly 800 tons of backup equipment through the tunnel, including trailers for electrical support systems, firefighting supplies and even a lunchroom.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
For example, 5 months ago my light cone reached 58 Eridani.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
The only clue to their alter egos might have been the pieces of paper in their pockets – informing any police officer suspicious of their behaviour “to ask no questions of the bearer but phone this number”.
Monday, January 12, 2009
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Friday, January 09, 2009
THOMAS is a powerful brain circuit that releases the neurochemical oxytocin when we are trusted and induces a desire to reciprocate the trust we have been shown--even with strangers.
The key to a con is not that you trust the conman, but that he shows he trusts you. Conmen ply their trade by appearing fragile or needing help, by seeming vulnerable.
The article includes the story of a con played on the author when he worked at a gas station.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
if the read/write head were a Boeing 747, and the hard-disk platter were the surface of the Earth:
- The head would fly at Mach 800
- At less than one centimeter from the ground
- And count every blade of grass
The article is one of those slightly annoying multi-page click throughs.