First date? Make it a coffee date.

Posted in 4. Misc. on November 23rd, 2008 by Thor – 36 Comments

In her article “Warm Hands, Warm Hearts“, Sara Coelho summarizes experiments that show whether Hot and cold sensations can influence one’s feelings. The perception of warmth or coldness is often used in everyday life to describe abstract concepts. “Cold eyes” suggest a distant or selfish personality; a “warm smile” is synonymous with kindness. Psychologists have […]

Ye Wanna Be A Pirating Do Ya’ ?

Posted in 2. Science & Technology on November 18th, 2008 by MCM – Be the first to comment

In this day and age piracy of film, music, software, or books, can be a costly affair. The DMCA and groups like the MPAA and RIAA are far reaching with fines that could be costly or sometimes incur incarceration. So what is a modern pirate to do? Read on… The Leech Box Take an old […]

Q & A for climate change

Posted in 3. Political Opinion on November 17th, 2008 by Thor – 29 Comments

Jonathan Lash is president of the World Resources Institute (WRI), whose research, analysis and policy recommendations provide practical solutions to global challenges of environment and sustainability. He is recognized internationally for his expertise on climate change, energy security, and resource, environment and development policies. Mr. Lash has broad experience with public policy processes at the […]

The Automotive Industry Needs Guidance, Not just a BailOut

Posted in 3. Political Opinion on November 14th, 2008 by Thor – 26 Comments

In his address to the Detroit Economic Club, Obama said (at 9:30 in the video): Whenever an attempt was made to raise our fuel efficiency standards the auto companies would lobby against it, spending millions to prevent the very reform that could have saved their industry. Even as they shed thousands of jobs and billions […]