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Science

Pumpkin Pie increases Male Sex Drive 173

Posted by samzenpus
from the we're-going-to-need-more-whipped-cream dept.
Dr. Alan Hirsch, Director of Chicago's Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Center, says the key to a man's heart, and other parts, is pumpkin pie. Out of the 40 odors tested in Hirsch's study, a mixture of lavender and pumpkin pie got the biggest rise out of men ages 18 to 64. That particular fragrance was found to increase penile blood flow by an average of 40%. "Maybe the odors acted to reduce anxiety. By reducing anxiety, it acted to remove inhibitions," said Hirsch.
Education

Monkeys Exhibit the Same Economic Irrationality As Us 254

Posted by samzenpus
from the I-wanna-spend-like-you-oo-oo dept.
grrlscientist writes "Laurie Santos is trying to find the roots of human irrationality by watching the way our primates make decisions. This video documents a clever series of experiments in 'monkeynomics' and shows that some of the stupid decisions we make are made by our primate relatives too."

Comment: Re:Work Experience (Score 1) 834

by gnosi (#27909695) Attached to: Go For a Masters, Or Not?
This is absolutely correct. The only way to truly make it is to run your own business.
If you work for some one you only have one boss. If they screw up you get hurt bad. If you have a hundred clients if you lose one of them it hurts but should not damage you that much.

A good stepping stone is to be a consultant a consultant is a business with one and only one employee. The consultant has to work on brand recognition of himself as well as the problem solving skills to solve companies problems. Marketing is networking. Observe and learn how businesses succeed and/or fail. Observe and learn how and why projects succeed and/or fail. Consultants with business and project management skills can demand a lot. Lear the art of politics. To make the top tier of consulting you have to be a master of politics within a company. Once you have mastered all of these components of being a consultant it is time to create your own business. Find or make a product then market and sell that product.

1. Learn all nessisary skills to running a business.
2. Find or make a product.
3. Market, sell and service your product.
4. Take the risk.
5. Work/think your butt off. Running the business is just more of the problem solving skills you learned as a consultant. Note: make this line ??? before publishing to Slashdot
5. Profit

Comment: Re:I would like to take this opportunity... (Score 1) 320

by gnosi (#27882023) Attached to: Neo's Last Name
I believe that your are describing all established political machines. Left or right make no deference. They all benefit their friends speak one thing and do the other. I have yet so see a major initiative with backing that was beneficial to their countries long-term interests. It is a requirement for almost all politicians for the ends to justify the means.

How else would they get elected. A well informed electorate!!?

Comment: First - Stay out of their way (Score 1) 551

by gnosi (#26096087) Attached to: How Do I Manage Seasoned Programmers?

The first and best thing you can do is to stay out of their way.

The second thing to do is to find out what is preventing them from getting their development done and to eliminate or reduce the interference.

Since they are seasoned they will have an understanding for the need of management updates they should be asked for these updates no more than once a week.

The one thing that you should be making decisions on is the business needs of the application. For this you should understand and communicated the business needs.

Show the team that you are interested in the crafting of their solution to the business need.

Avoid being a PHB at all costs.

Avoid being a PHB at all costs.

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Comment: USPS (Score 2, Interesting) 238

by gnosi (#26051801) Attached to: USPS Server Meltdown

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"

But the computers will!!!

You do realize that this has never been the motto or creed of the USPS.

It is taken from the courier service of the Persian Empire. See Wikipedia.

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Programming

+ - Where to start : Web Programing

Submitted by gnosi
gnosi (893875) writes "For years I have had no need to have any more than a cursory understanding of web applications and how they function. I have an extensive background in non web programing for business applications. Now that I see a maturing of the web programing model, I feel inclined to join the fray. I am lost in a world of programing frameworks, content management systems and related technologies. Where should one start. Being an avid Python advocate I have wanted to avoid Java but it seems the rest of the world has chosen Java/Java script as the language of choice for web development. Should I pick up JBOSS/Eclipse? Are these just the frameworks for data processing? How is the content of a web site managed if it is different from the back end application? So many questions. Where does one begin?"

APL is a write-only language. I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them. -- Roy Keir

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