It would be great if we didn’t need to sleep. Think of how much more we could do with our lives if we didn’t have to sleep. But according to this article, sleep is even more important than we thought. It turns out while we are resting our brains are busy cleaning up after a messy day of thinking and processing information…
Although I hate the smell they give off, my garage is filled with mosquito coil refills. Citronella never works for us. And I had bought one of those CO2 emitting mosquito traps and it didn’t catch a single one. So imagine my surprise after finding this article, which points out a very simple, but yet effective way to help keep mosquitoes away… YMMV…
We could probably start competitions to see who could click past “terms and conditions” dialog windows that everyone has to get through in order to install new apps or access new websites. But these are legal documents, and in reality everyone should be reading them. According to this article however, if we did, we would need a LOT of time to do so.
Editing someone else’s old code is pretty scary. Sometimes editing my own old code is even scarier. Try banging your head against the wall trying to figure out why your PHP code isn’t saving data correctly to the database only to realize an hour later it’s because you forgot about the MySQL trigger you setup 3 years ago. Fun stuff. This certainly could add to the fun. According to the online manual here, you can override built-in php functions. While potentially very useful in special situations, it could also lead to a long time of debugging 3 years later.
I have to really, really wonder if there isn’t some sort of glue involved here, if not a lot of Photoshopping, but assuming this is actually legit, this is amazing. This guy is a genius at balancing rocks. Take a look. Amazing.
I started losing weight and getting fit when I stopped listening to all of the advice everyone was telling me that “they just read an article about”. It turns out I might be on to something by not listening to everyone. This article outlines some of the more common sound bites you will here from your friend, mother-in-law, or co-workers. In many cases, what they might be telling you could be horribly wrong. Probably what I am telling you right now is wrong too.
I’m always on the prowl for unique gift ideas, and I think this website definitely qualifies. A foot-long paperclip? Check! A 12 foot high beachball? No problem.
We get used to things being a certain way, and then because of technology, they become entirely different. Maybe not quite just yet, but nevertheless sooner than we think, our method of storing data will go through this transformation as well. This article outlines how scientists were able to store data in DNA in a way that is an order of magnitude more efficient than our current digital storage methods. As always, science is a wonderful thing.