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Surely everyone knows that Real Men never ask anyone for directions?

BTW: The tendency to view every child-adult interaction as a precursor to paedophilia is a bizarre societal aberration. I'm glad I grew up in a time where the nice old man in the neighbourhood who gave us sweets wasn't a hate figure.
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you know what this study proves? That people engaged in intensive activities, even vicariously, take a little more time to shift mental modes than those people who were engaged in less demanding activities.

If I code for 4 hours, and "immediately after" my girlfriend asks me what I want to eat ... I usually just babble gibberish. My brain is in another place.
Have I been stupefied by coding, or is it that I need a little time to change my mode?

I'd suggest that common sense says it is the latter.
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Congratulations to the womenfolk for managing to learn our manly skills, because they are particularly difficult. Taking the bins out, in particular, took me years to master. Even now I often forget to do it.
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This post has broken something in my mind, because now I can't disregard the spaces in these comments. Reading suddenly became much more difficult.
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Just a note: we don't actually eat Christmas Crackers. They are made of cardboard and contain useless gifts and a small amount of explosives.

not tasty

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_cracker
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So, let me get this straight:

A guy with a wide repertoire of confidently executed full body movements is seen as a better dancer than a guy with a small repertoire of limited movements.

That really is amazing. Who'da thunk it?
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If you guys keep the $1 note, and redesign, then you need to keep it looking like currency. Most of these just look like trendy graphic design. In fact they all look dated to me already! Currency has an established worldwide look. Swirly patterns, geometry, funny little crests and stamps. People like currency to be reassuringly, recognizably, money!

Also, the countries who introduced colour into their note designs did so to scupper counterfeiters. So using CMYK as a design basis is probably a bad idea!
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To follow up on what Sassafras said:

It's a bit odd that the Daily Mail makes no reference to the tribe leaders visiting England, as the series was quite high profile here. Also, *SPOILER*... they actually got to meet their object of devotion and talk to him for half an hour.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/meet-the-natives

Note: That series generally aims to show English people as weirder and more troubled than the Vannutivans.
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Hans Zimmer on the Inception score

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/07/hans-zimmer-on-manipulating-edith-piaf-for-inception-its-how-you-get-from-one-dream-level-to-the-nex.html
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It's an important proof of concept, certainly, but they're a way from flying indefinitely. At the very least, they have to prove they can do this in winter.

They just migrate south in winter ;)
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I look like Ming the Merciless,
form an orderly queue ladies.

I confess, I'm not entirely sure of the bureaucratic side of this process, but the mechanics of it I can do just fine.

* bow-chacka-chacka-bow-chacka *
etc
(suddenly remembers its 25 years since porno music actually sounded like this)
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I'm sure children everywhere have enjoyed the annoyance of "croaky voicing" . You just sort of rattle your vocal chords around in a parent annoying fashion, you all did this right?

On a more serious note, as a long-time electronic musician/producer the mics and technology here are pretty weird. I assume the mic is an SM58, a pretty standard vocal mic for singers. Its sensitivity drops off massively below about 150hz at 40hz it is ten times less sensitive. At 0.3 hz ... it frankly doesn't go there.

To do that you would need a very large diaphragm microphone, in fact, when recording the fundamental frequency of bass drums audio engineers often use loudspeakers wired up (in reverse) as a microphone, because the low frequency is of such a long wavelength that a very large surface is required to capture it.

Its a whole different matter to 'croaky voice' a click twice a second and have a chest which acts as a resonant body for that. I have to say : that's not really a fundamental sine wave of 0.3 hz, it is an impulse every 0.3 seconds.

Different thing

Sorry, I know only geeks will read that. But it bugged me.
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