1/29/2006

Why Dreams Are Forgotten After Waking

Filed under: Interesting — 5:53 pm

That a dream fades away in the morning is proverbial . It is, indeed, possible to recall it. For we know the dream, of course, only by recalling it after waking; but we very often believe that we remember it incompletely, that during the night there was more of it than we remember. We may observe how the memory of a dream which in the morning was still vivid fades in the course of the day, leaving only a few trifling remnants. We are often aware that we have been dreaming, but we do not know of what we have dreamed; and we are so well used to this fact- that the dream is liable to be forgotten- that we do not reject as absurd the possibility that we may have been dreaming even when, in the morning, we know nothing either of the content of the dream or of the fact that we have dreamed. On the other hand, it often happens that dreams manifest an extraordinary power of maintaining themselves in the memory. I have had occasion to analyse, with my patients, dreams which occurred to them twenty-five years or more previously, and I can remember a dream of my own which is divided from the present day by at least thirty-seven years, and yet has lost nothing of its freshness in my memory. All this is very remarkable, and for the present incomprehensible.

TV Crime Shows Aiding Real Life Murderers

Filed under: Entertainment,Research — 10:38 am

When Tammy Klein began investigating crime scenes eight years ago, it was virtually unheard of for a killer to use bleach to clean up a bloody mess. Today, the use of bleach, which destroys DNA, is not unusual in a planned homicide, said the senior criminalist from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Klein and other experts attribute such sophistication to television crime dramas like “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” which give criminals helpful tips on how to cover up evidence.

Ted Koppel Pens First Piece as ‘NY Times’ Columnist–Comes Out Swinging

Filed under: News,Opinion — 10:33 am

In his first contribution after being named a New York Times columnist, former ABC newsman Ted Koppel declares, “I cannot help but see that the industry in which I have spent my entire adult life is in decline and in distress.”

1/28/2006

25 words that hurt your resume – Jan 20, 2006

Filed under: Opinion,Research — 11:14 pm

So, you’re experienced? Before you advertise this in your resume, be sure you can prove it.Words don’t tell potential employers as much as deeds

Don’t Succumb To The “Slashdot Effect”

Filed under: Technology — 11:11 pm

Like many techno-geeks I host my LAMP website on a cheap ($150) computer and my broadband connection. I have also wondered what would happen if my site was linked on Slashdot or Digg. Specifically, would my setup be able to survive the “Slashdot Effect?” A Pentium 100mhz can easily saturate a T1’s worth of bandwidth and my upload speed is capped (supposedly) at 384kbps, so the server should easily be able to handle that. My bandwidth will be saturated before the server is incapacitated, at least that’s the idea.

Rewriting history under the dome

Filed under: Conspiracy,Politics — 10:53 pm

It would appear that GW isn’t the only one rewritting history. Just what rocks do these guys crawl out from?

The staff of U.S. Rep Marty Meehan wiped out references to his broken term-limits pledge as well as information about his huge campaign war chest in an independent biography of the Lowell Democrat on a Web site that bills itself as the “world’s largest encyclopedia,” The Sun has learned.

Project Censored

Filed under: Interesting,News,Research — 10:38 pm

Project Censored specializes in covering the top news stories which were either ignored or downplayed by the mainstream media each year. Project Censored is a research team composed of nearly 200 university faculty, students, and community experts who review about 1,000 news story submissions for coverage, content, reliability of sources, and national significance. The top 25 stories selected are submitted to a panel of judges who then rank them in order of importance. The results are published each year in an excellent book available for purchase at their website, amazon.com, and most major book stores.

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