// I think this is wonderful, I can only hope the job was done right and the Iraqi government well remain a stable democracy.
// This sounds really stupid to me. But then again, it got press.
// Intersting read.
// Interesting Schmidt interview.
Quote:"In an interview Mr Schmidt said he believed that every young person will one day be allowed to change their name to distance themselves from embarrasssing photographs and material stored on their friends' social media sites.
The 55-year-old also predicted that in the future, Google will know so much about its users that the search engine will be able to help them plan their lives.
// Sad part is, he's probably right.
Quote:"Two fire-breathing bartenders face up to 45 years in prison each for performing flaming bar tricks.
Jimmy's Old Town Tavern owner Jimmy Cirrito said his bartenders have been entertaining his customers — by juggling bottles of alcohol and spitting out streams of flames using matchbooks and lighters — for more than a decade and no one's complained. But shortly after midnight on July 24, two of his longtime employees were hauled out of the Herndon bar in handcuffs and charged with three felonies each plus other misdemeanors
"They were being treated as if they were terrorists, charged as if they intentionally tried to burn down the tavern," Cirrito said.
// Big Brother is watching you.
// Great guy. when you wrote to him, he answered every question and signed every autograph request.
// Yes, absolutely right. The gains of a cell phone do not outweigh the costs to your life.
Quote:"The researchers analyzed data on 12- to 19-year-olds from a nationwide health survey. They compared hearing loss in nearly 3,000 kids tested from 1988-94 to nearly 1,800 kids tested over 2005-06.
The prevalence of hearing loss increased from about 15 percent to 19.5 percent.
Most of the hearing loss was "slight," defined as inability to hear at 16 to 24 decibels — or sounds such as a whisper or rustling leaves. A teenager with slight hearing loss might not be able to hear water dripping or his mother whispering "good night."
Extrapolating to the nation's teens, that would mean about 6.5 million with at least slight hearing loss.
// The personal listening devices are correlated to hearing loss. I'm debating getting rid of mine completely, and just reading while in the gym.
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