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Monday, August 31, 2009
'Gravity Hole': Not one of our terms. New term for Lagrange Point. One of our favorite topics - an 'alternative' means for putting humans and technology into space. (See the work of the late, great Gerard K. O'Neill if interested).
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Reference: Pow! Disney to buy Marvel for $4 billion, Marvel and Disney.
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ASBO / Asbo: Not a new term. Acronym for Anti-Social Behaviour Order. A legal order used in the UK to deter certain anti-social behaviors such as binge-drinking and the drunken rowdiness that usually follow.
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References: New 'booze Asbos' come under fire and Anti-Social Behaviour Order.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Tweetdown / 58down: The portmanteau of Twitter or "58" and Touchdown. The (planned) tweeting of his touchdowns by select fans of Chad Ochocinco.
Brian: Don't get too cocky there, Chad. Stewie: Yes, let's not.
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Reference(s): NFL's Ochocinco to use hand signals to tweet and Chad Ochocinco.
Garbage Island: (No, not a self-reference to this blog, thank you...). Not one of our terms. Credit is due to the people at CBC News. (1) The island-sized (or larger) floating wasteland of human-created debris in the Pacific. (2) Of reference to a similar wasteland (wastedump) to be found in the Northern Atlantic Gyre or any other.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Reference(s): Crowds greet gender-test athlete, Runner is Both Male and Female?, SA threatens 'war' over Semenya , Caster Semenya, hermaphrodite ,X-chromosome, Y-chromosome and gender verification.
* Even though the athlete in question may have tested positive for 3 times the normal amount of Testosterone in females.
Why is this important? Well, here's one example; if you live in a big city where you can buy a monthly pass for your train commute, the ticket seller will likely stamp your pass as male or female. That way, nobody of the opposite gender can use the pass. The same goes for gold medals in sports.
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Updated: Friday, September 11, 2009
Multibad(?): (1) Bad performance by certain individuals when multitasking via different media simultaneously. (2) Can one be truly bad at all activities at the same time?
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Reference: Study: Multitaskers Bad at Multitasking