Massive cuteness: Zoo Little Cutie! Baby Antelope Born.
Posted by miri On 23 January, 2010
Posted by miri On 21 January, 2010
Not that I’m guilty of anything like this…nope, not me. (I’m certainly not guilty of being a kid. Childish, yes. Kid, no.)
The study’s findings shocked its authors, who had concluded in 2005 that use could not possibly grow further, and confirmed the fears of many parents whose children are constantly tethered to media devices. It found, moreover, that heavy media use is associated with several negatives, including behavior problems and lower grades.
The third in a series, the study found that young people’s media consumption grew far more in the last five years than from 1999 to 2004, as sophisticated mobile technology like iPods and smart phones brought media access into teenagers’ pockets and beds.
Dr. Michael Rich, a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Boston who directs the Center on Media and Child Health, said that with media use so ubiquitous, it was time to stop arguing over whether it was good or bad and accept it as part of children’s environment, “like the air they breathe, the water they drink and the food they eat.”
Posted by miri On 20 January, 2010
Testing posting from my phone using the ‘Poster’ app
Posted by miri On 20 January, 2010
Posted by miri On 7 January, 2010
Something I agree with on CNN.com – now what’s the probability of that?
We’re doing these things even though airplane terrorism is incredibly rare, the risk is no greater today than it was in previous decades, the taxi to the airport is still more dangerous than the flight, and ten times as many Americans are killed by lightning as by terrorists.
In fact, we’re focusing on the specifics of the plot, not despite these facts, but because of them.
The Underwear Bomber is precisely the sort of story we humans tend to overreact to. Our brains aren’t very good at probability and risk analysis, especially when it comes to rare events. Our brains are much better at processing the simple risks we’ve had to deal with throughout most of our species’ existence, and much poorer at evaluating the complex risks modern society forces us to face. We exaggerate spectacular rare events, and downplay familiar and common ones.
Posted by miri On 6 January, 2010
Warning – the cuteness might kill you – ZooBorns: Bad Hair Day at the Singapore Zoo.
Posted by miri On 3 January, 2010
…unless, of course, you’d be secretly happy with the outcome.
Last March, three American evangelical Christians, whose teachings about “curing” homosexuals have been widely discredited in the United States, arrived here in Uganda’s capital to give a series of talks.
The theme of the event, according to Stephen Langa, its Ugandan organizer, was “the gay agenda — that whole hidden and dark agenda” — and the threat homosexuals posed to Bible-based values and the traditional African family.
For three days, according to participants and audio recordings, thousands of Ugandans, including police officers, teachers and national politicians, listened raptly to the Americans, who were presented as experts on homosexuality. The visitors discussed how to make gay people straight, how gay men often sodomized teenage boys and how “the gay movement is an evil institution” whose goal is “to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity.”
Now the three Americans are finding themselves on the defensive, saying they had no intention of helping stoke the kind of anger that could lead to what came next: a bill to impose a death sentence for homosexual behavior.
Posted by miri On 31 December, 2009
I need to change the name of my wireless network: WiFi for passive-aggressives.
Posted by miri On 30 December, 2009
Eeee! The cuteness!
Posted by miri On 29 December, 2009
I always get lose/loose wrong:
10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling – The Oatmeal.