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[livejournal.com profile] batnandu: btw
[livejournal.com profile] batnandu: every now and then
[livejournal.com profile] batnandu: spencer1 says, "Hsiao-jojo2 says, 'hey'"
[livejournal.com profile] thepeopleseason: That's the best thing I've heard all year.




1 [livejournal.com profile] batnandu's almost 2-year-old son.
2 "Uncle Hsiao" in Mandarin.
thepeopleseason: (Default)
If you have a MicroSD card, and you volunteer its use to someone who wants to get a file off of a Samsung Helio phone, be aware that you might lose the 1.5 Gigabytes of MP3s, photos, and customized ringtones that you've built up when in an unknown series of steps, the phone reformats your SD card.

Just so you know.
thepeopleseason: (burrito)
This is yet another illustration why Malcolm Gladwell's works are little different from The Secret.

Holy Crap

Jul. 30th, 2007 03:46 pm
thepeopleseason: (money)
For the first time in about 7 years, my portfolio is showing a positive gain.
thepeopleseason: (Default)
From Single Female Seeking Same-Race Male:
The researchers found that most women speed daters said yes (meaning they’d like to see a man again after the four-minute speed date) less often to men of another race than they did to men of their own race. Here’s how much less interested they were in the other races, as compared with their enthusiasm for men of their own race:
African-American women said yes about 30 percent less often to Hispanic men; about 45 percent less often to white men; about 65 percent less often to Asian men.

White women said yes about 30 percent less often to black or Hispanic men, and about 65 percent less often to Asian men.

Hispanic women said yes about 20 percent less often to black or white men, and 50 percent less often to Asian men.

Asian women didn’t discriminate much by race (except for showing a very slight preference for Asian men over black or Hispanic men).
... The researchers, after controlling for all other attributes (height, weight, attractiveness, etc.), calculated how much extra income (relative to the income of the average online male dater, $62,500) a man would need to overcome the racial barrier. Here are some of the estimates (there weren’t enough data to do all the interracial permutations) of how much each extra income a man would need to be equally appealing to a woman as would a man of her own race:
... For equal success with a white woman, an African-American needs to earn an additional $154,000; a Hispanic man needs $77,000; an Asian needs $247,000.
To all the women who chose to share some emotional- (or latex-) filled moments with me, a sudden and belated appreciation is due.
thepeopleseason: (snowman)
Yesterday, Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, and the writer behind Toy Story and Astonishing X-Men, posted a long treatise on how the various societies and cultures throughout the world treat women. The subject is disturbing to say the least, and it may make you cry or recoil in horror simply from reading its description.

But it's one of those things that everyone, no matter their sense of propriety, should think about.

Because it took me a few tries yesterday to pull up the post, and because I've seen various people comment that they haven't seen or couldn't load the post, I'm going to reproduce the entire thing here (Go straight to the post, however, for some discussion about it). Let's Watch A Girl... )
thepeopleseason: (Default)
I know you think pretty much anything is fair game, especially if it's sweet, sour, bitter, salty, or spicy. But, please, for the love of all that is umami, stop putting ingredients that kill into things that are meant to go into people's mouths.
thepeopleseason: (money)
ABC Family is currently showing a version of one of the greatest 80s movies Better Off Dead in which they cut from Lane's failed first attempt of the K12 after seeing Monique ski it, to his trying to repair his ski right before the paperboy accosts him. WTF?
thepeopleseason: (snowman)
On my drive home just now, it was snowing in Midtown Atlanta.
thepeopleseason: (bride with white hair)
I have no daughter, so there a small blessing here when I point you to the Consumerist's link to a story about a six-year old's desire to get her non-American Girl doll's hair styled at the American Girl salon.

What's the small blessing?

Well, if I were the father of said six-year old, I would have very calmly walked up to the store clerk and the other women berating my child and stabbed them all in the face.

Glass

Mar. 14th, 2007 11:14 pm
thepeopleseason: (orange wedge)
Hey, you know what it's like when the cover for the light fixture above your head comes loose unexpectedly and comes crashing down onto your monitor while you're sitting in front of the computer playing Hexic, causing glass shards to fly all over you, your keyboard, your mouse, and your desk?

No?

Oh, maybe it's just me, then...

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