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Why Time Flies By As You Get Older 252

Posted by kdawson
from the like-a-banana dept.
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

by Bradac_55 (#27299535) Attached to: Battlestar Galactica Comes To an End

"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.

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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

by Bradac_55 (#27216655) Attached to: Are Quirky Developers Brilliant Or Dangerous?
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.

Loan-department manager: "There isn't any fine print. At these interest rates, we don't need it."

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