Off To Work I Go

This is my friend Melissa’s site. Hate your job? Got horrible coworker stories? Want to let everyone know about the boss’s affair? Tell it here…or read about it… Off To Work I Go

offtowork

This is my friend Melissa’s site. Hate your job? Got horrible coworker stories? Want to let everyone know about the boss’s affair? Tell it here…or read about it…

Off To Work I Go

Feeling better today….

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The day is nearly done and I’m feeling up to about 80%. Thanks to everyone that sent kind words and super metaphysical divine energy to knock the demons out ;) Probably do the next podcast in a day or two. My voice is still sort of rough and I don’t feel like I should drink before I’m totally better. I mean, I can’t very well do a podcast without something tasty to drink? Can I?

Monkey Hear, Monkey Count

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Now if we could just teach the president….

Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: Monkey Hear, Monkey Count
Monkey Hear, Monkey Count
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Rhesus monkeys possess a natural ability to match the number of voices they hear to the number of individuals they expect to see vocalizing, new research concludes. The results indicate that abstract representation of numbers is possible in the absence of language.

Writing in the June 7 Current Biology, Elizabeth Brannon of Duke University and her colleagues describe their experiment. The researchers played the monkeys “coo” calls made by either two or three unfamiliar conspecifics. They then let the monkeys watch their choice of video images showing either two or three animals. The vast majority of the monkeys selected video images that corresponded to the number of individuals heard on the audio sample. Each monkey was tested only once and did not receive a reward. This allowed the team to observe the animal’s spontaneous behavior, as opposed to skills learned over the course of evaluation.

Mr. Kim Jong Il seems to like Bush’s tone

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It’s the little things that matter in the big world of diplomacy….

Mr. Kim Jong Il seems to like Bush’s tone
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea gave rare praise to President Bush on Friday, welcoming his use of the honorific ”Mr.” when referring to leader Kim Jong Il and saying the softened tone could lead to its return to nuclear arms talks.