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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.
Open Source

Linux Kernel 2.6.32 Released 195

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the download-compile-reboot-repeat dept.
diegocg writes "Linus Torvalds has officially released the version 2.6.32 of the Linux kernel. New features include virtualization memory de-duplication, a rewrite of the writeback code faster and more scalable, many important Btrfs improvements and speedups, ATI R600/R700 3D and KMS support and other graphic improvements, a CFQ low latency mode, tracing improvements including a 'perf timechart' tool that tries to be a better bootchart, soft limits in the memory controller, support for the S+Core architecture, support for Intel Moorestown and its new firmware interface, run-time power management support, and many other improvements and new drivers. See the full changelog for more details."

Comment: Re:Norwegian sell-out for celebrities and stars (Score 2, Interesting) 1721

by joshua42 (#29691425) Attached to: Barack Obama Wins the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

They take every chance they get to get foreign A-list celebrities to come to Norway.

1) They can get top notch music artists to perform for free at the ceremony.

2) They get Hollywood superstars (e.g. Scarlet Johansson) to host the event.

3) Third and final sell-out is giving the price to someone famous.

This kind of takes some of the prestige away from the proper scientific Nobel prizes.

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