This is a very cool study that shows most people regret the vices that they did not indulge in… and regret working so much… I can attest to THAT!
Hedonists, rejoice! A couple of Columbia University researchers have found that in the long run, people tend to regret having missed out on opportunities for pleasure — and they wish they hadn’t been so diligent about working. What’s more, our attitudes reverse over time. In the short run, we’re proud of our ability to work hard and delay gratification. But years later, we regret that choice.
Found via: http://www.collisiondetection.net/mt/archives/2006/06/study_in_the_lo.html
I was glad to see the story about the apes,then I learned that octopuses (sp?) are really smart, and get bored and makes thier own toys out of sea debris.. cool.
Saw a cool tidbit about the search engine where the results are human powered, well voted, sounds cool. Not that I think this is the first of it’s kind, hell, that’s what made yahoo so frickin’ cool years ago.
I think that Google has probably used some of this to help influence results, but relying for the majority more on the comptuer alogrythim. It will be interesting to see a new search service that is human done, kind of like the old yahoo used to be. Some of the problems I see with this are spam, but even worse, is some things such as political views and other opinions about content will be influenced heavily by the human who is doing the voting for the creation of the particluar search phrase.
http://battellemedia.com/archives/002665.php is where I had found this cool new place.
Founds this GREAT little app from the six apart site that makes a pretty little star kind of graph for web sites and the links or site map if you will. I think it is awesome, kind of like the way or organising thoughts with an outward expanding spider web.. It helps me think of sites and idea this way, so I love the graphs that this program from Aharef makes.
I learned about airlines pitching a fit about someone pouring thier own mini shot of vodka into a drink instead of buying from the stwaerdess over at: Joho
I think the mini bottle of vodka on the plane should be a non issue. The candy in the theater, I understand, the theater is a private place of entertainemnt that has a very limited business. The airlines however, although private companies, are acting as a form of public transportation, it is is lame to say you can drink on the plane, but not your own bottle.
I could see not allowing to people to set up a bar and start selling competing drinks (bar on a plane, nice thought), but really, when you could smoke on planes did the airlines say you couldn’t smoke your cigarettes?