Tag: condition

  • Brainwashed

    People do weird things. Often these are due to the operant conditioning or classical conditioning inflicted on them. Its funny I’ve been seeing references lately to these to describe…. Email – Like Skinner’s pigeons, we hit the button to check for new messages hoping to get something. The intermittent reinforcement of not getting a new […]

  • Division Issue in YAPB

    Problem PHP in Yet Another Photoblog causes “Warning: Division by zero in exifReader.inc on line 859” (the problem line is in bold):   case TAG_SHUTTERSPEED:   // More complicated way of expressing exposure time, so only use   // this value if we don’t already have it from somewhere else.   if ($this->ImageInfo[TAG_EXPOSURETIME] == 0){     $sp = $this->ConvertAnyFormat($ValuePtr, $Format);    […]

  • What Makes You Happy?

    Apparently singing to females makes male birds happy by triggering certain parts of their brains. Video games, chocolate, and some drugs like cocaine are associated with similarly creating happiness. How are you stimulating your VTA?

  • Tale of Defeating the Crazy Woman

    Babies are fascinated by me. When the two of us are in a room, they often find me the most interesting thing in the room. Usually, it is mutual. So, a mutual friend of a friend, Mojan has a fantastic blog. The past year or so has been about being pregnant and most recently figuring […]

  • Waste Not

    Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of forwarded or group invites for kinds of things about not buying gas for a day, not buying gas from the two largest oil companies, or even everyone not using electricity for an hour (One Hour NO Power). These are ambitious endeavors for problems I agree are present. My […]

  • Let There Be Life!

    Discovery Channel :: News – Space :: Did Viking Lander Kill Alien Life? Last month, scientists excitedly reported that new photographs of Mars showed geologic changes that suggest water occasionally flows there — the most tantalizing sign that Mars is hospitable to life. In the ’70s, the Viking mission found no signs of life. But […]

  • MIT Fraternity Accused Of Robot Hazing

    The Onion made me smile tonight. MIT Fraternity Accused Of Robot Hazing | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source Several members of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology chapter of the Theta Tau fraternity are in campus-police custody today following a brutal hazing incident in which one robot remains missing and two others are in […]

  • MIT Fraternity Accused Of Robot Hazing

    The Onion made me smile tonight. MIT Fraternity Accused Of Robot Hazing | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source Several members of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology chapter of the Theta Tau fraternity are in campus-police custody today following a brutal hazing incident in which one robot remains missing and two others are in […]

  • Creating Gravity

    Brian Greene mentioned this might be only a few years away in Fabric of the Cosmos. Assuming others validate this is true, this is a great step forward for String Theory. Researchers create gravity in lab experiment | Science Blog Scientists funded by the European Space Agency have measured the gravitational equivalent of a magnetic […]

  • Some quotes

    Richard Feynman Quotes – The Quotations Page Physicists like to think that all you have to do is say, these are the conditions, now what happens next? Voltaire Quotes – The Quotations Page A witty saying proves nothing. Samuel Butler Quotes – The Quotations Page Genius might be described as a supreme capacity for getting […]