Train your brain?

This software makes a deliberate attempt to retrain your brain from ADD to more normal functioning, using reminders and practice: Brain Train.

Here’s another company with brain-training exercises.

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Amazon’s $23-million book

When I see an ordinary book advertised for thousands of dollars, I assume it’s some kind of data error. It never occurred to me that it could be a result of runaway competitive pricing algorithms. But take a look….

Is the Google Chrome browser doomed?

Farhad Manjoo thinks so. “Google Chrome is doomed!” sounds a bit apocalyptic to me. Everyone whom I’ve talked to who actually tries Google Chrome likes it very much.

CORRECTION: This is about the Chrome operating system, which is based on Ubuntu, not the browser. Thanks, bPer!

Another Kinkade-Cthulhu mashup

Here’s another mashup of images from an idealized landscape with the the horror of the deeps.
chthulu-thomas-kinkade-lighthouse

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Evil Plan generator

Congratulations on being the creator of a new Evil Plan!TM

Your objective is simple: Criminal Activities.

Your motive is a little bit more complex: To show them all

Stage One

To begin your plan, you must first expose a rich and powerful CEO. This will cause the world to give one another worried looks, baffled by your arrival. Who is this criminal mastermind? Where did they come from? And why do they look so good in classic black?

Stage Two

Next, you must steal fort Knox. This will all be done from a corporate tower, a mysterious place of unrivaled dark glory. Upon seeing this, the world will tremble, as countless hordes of classic thugs hasten to do your every bidding.

Stage Three

Finally, you must unleash your corporate takeover, bringing about pain, suffering, the usual. Your name shall become synonymous with fear, and no man will ever again dare interrupt your sentences. Everyone will bow before your amazing toughness, and the world will have no choice but to send you all their money.

Get your own.
Hat tip to Greg Laden.

Firefox LOLcats

I know it’s altered with Photoshop, but I like it.

funny pictures of cats with captions
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

Concensus on I Can Haz Cheezburger is that someone laid ginger tabby markings on some cream-coloured kittens with Himalayan markings. The Himalayan gene, if that’s the right name for it, expresses pigment on the cooler parts of the body, giving rise to a “Siamese cat” pattern. A “Himalayan” is a long-haired cat  with the same pattern.

Facebook privacy settings

From AllFacebook, “the unofficial Facebook blog,” come “10 privacy settings every Facebook user should know.”  The article tells you how to

  • Use your Friend Lists
  • Remove yourself from Facebook search results
  • Remove yourself from Google
  • Avoid the infamous photo or video tag mistake
  • Protect your albums
  • Prevent stories from showing up in your friends’ news feeds
  • Protect against published application stories
  • Make your contact information private
  • Avoid embarrassing wall posts
  • Keep your friendships private

The authors add: “While you may not want to configure all of the privacy settings outlined, simply knowing how to do so is a great step in the right direction. By following the 10 settings listed above you are well on your way to an embarrassment free future on Facebook!”

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