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Why Time Flies By As You Get Older 252

Ant notes a piece up on WBUR Boston addressing theories to explain the universal human experience that time seems to pass faster as you get older. Here's the 9-minute audio (MP3). Several explanations are tried out: that brains lay down more information for novel experiences; that the "clock" for nerve impulses in aging brains runs slower; and that each interval of time represents a diminishing fraction of life as we age.

Comment Re:Two changes that could've been made (Score 1) 852

"Take the smartest most adept computer engineer in the world, put him/her out in the woods with a set of clothes, a tent, and a pocket knife. Call me when he returns with a functioning computer."

That call would never come, he'd be dead in a couple of days since it's his first trip away from mom's basement.


The "metalurgical expet" (??) would have died as well since they have never worked in the construction field and would not know what to do without the grunt labor.

Comment Re:Can we stop enabling these people? (Score 1) 1134

You've never worked for a local county (US) government facility have you? They all run AS/400's and have four to six programmers. The only requirement to be a programmer is that you have a college degree and know someone that works there. Most of them are females with art degree's with little to no programming background/experience. Every once in awhile you will see a 'real' programmer burn out show up for a few years and they are *GODS* at fixing there cobbled together sh!t. There allowed to act however they want as management knows as soon as they de-burn-out(?) they will leave for better paying jobs.

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