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Dogs that know when their owners are coming home Jun. 10th, 2007 @ 10:02 pm
My fellow researchers and I at OpenSourceScience.net are looking for dogs who may have a telepathic link with their owners. Previous research by Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, a biologist and former Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University, suggests that dogs may be able to anticipate when their owners are coming home in a way that is currently unexplained by science.

At OpenSourceScience.net, we have the preliminary tools to help owners test their dogs for this ability, and we invite everyone to participate in our research and share their stories. There are places at the site where folks can explore this exciting research and learn how they can become a part of it.

Does anyone have ideas on how I would go about collecting stories (and hopefully participants)? Do you or someone you know have a dog who exhibits this behavior?

(cross-posted to other dog and parapsychology-related communities)

Dec. 29th, 2006 @ 02:16 pm

Got Psi? Oct. 24th, 2006 @ 11:14 pm
Ever wished that you could have all your psi in one place, but were afraid to ask? Well, here it is:


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Sound a little like dominos?? May. 21st, 2006 @ 10:15 am
Paternity Tests in 30 minutes or it's free

Heh. I read this on someone else's blog and stole it.

This paternity testing lab is trying to mainstream paternity tests. Want your paternity test results in 3 days? They'll give it to you, or it's free.

Reminds me a little too much of Domino's infamous 30 minutes or it's free pizza deal . Who knew that paternity testing was so mainstream that they'd start offering something like this?


With the demand for paternity testing on the rise, more than one million people each year will now be able to benefit from a new guarantee that promises fast, accurate paternity test results with a money-back guarantee. IDENTIGENE, an industry leader in DNA identification testing, announced today the launch of a new service guarantee that promises clients will receive their paternity test results in three days, or the test is free. IDENTIGENE is the first and only DNA testing lab to offer clients a money-back guarantee on the speed of their paternity tests.

I'm amused. Is that so wrong?

Feb. 4th, 2006 @ 05:02 pm
this is so weird. "Ipod Book"

Book Description

There are basically two kinds of iPod books: (1) The "tell me all about it kind," which include in-depth discussions on compression algorithms, debates about analog vs. digital equalizers; and how to export your playlist in Unicode format. And (2) there's this book. It's not a "tell me all about it" it’s a "show me how to do it" book.

Award-winning author Scott Kelby shows you step-by-step how it's all done, using the same casual, plain English style that made him one of the world's bestselling technology authors. You'll learn how to do only the most important, most requested, and just plain cool things you're going to want to do with your iPod so you can start having fun with it today. Right now!
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"Fighting anorexia." interesting article. one of their best articles in a long time.

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The strange thing is that Newsweek says that over half of anorexics are not the stereotypical anorexic: which denotes white girl, upper class... they're reporting that about half of anorexics are either minorities, middle class, or male... interesting. Also, the fact that kids battle with this disease: while their bodies want to grow up and develop, their conscience is telling them to starve themselves.. it's an odd contradiction... I'm glad I haven't had to deal with this, but I have struggled with self-mutilation so I kind of understand the whole thing.

You can get the rest of the article here:
URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10219756/site/newsweek/
Latest Twist in Nuke Talks Raises Eyebrows, Concerns

Mercurial North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il threw a monkey wrench into the
six-party talks about North Korea's nuclear program today by demanding that the
other five nations give him an Apple iPod ShuffleT.

In a morning session of the Beijing talks, the reclusive Kim told
representatives of the United States, Russia, Japan, China and South Korea that if he did
not receive an iPod by the end of the day he would test-launch a missile into
the Sea of Japan.

Kim's latest demand took most of the diplomats by surprise, since many had
expected North Korea to demand diplomatic recognition and a security arrangement
with the United States in exchange for denuclearization, rather than a
portable music device that retails for under $150.

At Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, Apple CEO Steven Jobs hailed
the development: "This just goes to show that everybody wants an iPod, even
one of the most insane, brutal dictators in the world."

While some diplomats in Beijing believe that buying off the mercurial Kim
with an iPod ShuffleT and possibly a gift certificate to the online Apple Music
Store represented a cost-efficient way to defuse the North Korean nuclear
crisis, others advised caution.

"If we give in to Kim Jong-il on the iPod ShuffleT, what's next?" said U.S.
negotiator Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill. "He'll want an Xbox,
a PlayStation Portable and one of those cool camera phones."

Elsewhere, in an effort to keep information about Supreme Court nominee John
Roberts confidential, the White House said today that it had wrapped deputy
chief of staff Karl Rove in duct tape.
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