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Comment: I exert some control in my dreams frequently (Score 1) 308

by killerdark (#32358198) Attached to: Video Gamers Have Power Over Their Dreams
I've been a hardcore gamer for years, currently don't play much anymore though. Now I am not really a lucid dreamer, since I don't feel like I have total control, but I do feel that I "nudge" myself in the dream from a passive role to an aggressive one.

Before I give some examples, here is a cool trick: I figured out a way to have real hardcore lucid dreams: Buy a pack 21mg nicotine patches, slap one on your bottom (low chance of getting a rash there) and go to sleep. Unless you normally smoke a pack or more a day, the nicotine will give you a restless night, meaning it is easier to take control of the dream and after you have a dream, it's a lot more likely you will remember them vividly the next day. I've experience a couple of really awesome dreams that way, that were far better then some drugs.

Here's an example of two scenarios I frequently play through (not lucid, but still with a feeling off taking limited control):

I'm having sex with a couple of really pretty big breasted women, everything is fuzzy and blurry (nice tits though) when all of a sudden a demon dog jumps in and starts tearing the ladies to pieces more monsters start to follow and they corner me. As they slowly come closer and I stand there all naked, I "think" a huge sword into my hands, from there on the butchering commences (although I sometimes slice everything up, including the pretty girls and everything ends up in a big red bloody mess, it's still better then getting ripped to pieces by the monsters).

Another one is that I am back as a kid in school and all my classmates are taken hostage and I'm hiding somewhere while the hostage takers are looking for me (sounds a lot like counterstrike this one doesn't it?). Just as they are getting close to me, I teleport out of the school building onto a nearby rooftop, with a machine gun in my hand and I start firing at them. I usually wake up at a point late in the gun fight, when I am almost done killing them.

I've had dozens of variations of these two themes, always switching into Godmode at some point and ending up with lots of gore and blood.

Sometimes they involve black or multicolored spider like rotating monsters and I wake up while getting ready to attack them. That really freaks my wife out, because for about 20 seconds I continue to "see" them while I'm awake (even if the room is pitch dark) and I'll start yelling at her to look at them.
Medicine

Cutting Umbilical Cord Early Eliminates Stem Cells 139

Posted by timothy
from the just-leave-it-on-a-few-years dept.
GeneralSoh writes "Delaying clamping the umbilical cord at birth may have far-reaching benefits for your baby, according to researchers at the University of South Florida's Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair — and should be delayed for at least a few minutes longer after birth. This new recommendation published in the most recent Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (14:3) notes that delaying clamping the umbilical cord allows more umbilical cord blood and crucial stem cells to transfer from mama to baby."

Comment: Re:Azure Data Grab (Score 1) 278

by killerdark (#31841038) Attached to: Microsoft Unveils 'Pink' Phones As Kin One and Two

From what I could understand from the presentation, everything goes through Azure.

Which means that all the posts you make go through Microsoft's data centers before they get posted on facebook/twitter/whatever.

This is all just a scheme for Microsoft to gather user data and to monetize on it. A data-grab scheme, plain and simple.

Tag this: Do Not Want

Y

It's not running on Azure. And a user data gathering plan? Mehhh.

Comment: Re:It's very entertaining. (Score 1) 403

by killerdark (#29409413) Attached to: New York Times Site Pop-Up Says Your Computer Is Infected
I ran into this ad myself yesterday and thought it was very odd, because I am running FF and adblock plus, so I made a screen shot and did some searching on it.

Screen shot and info can be found here, it's clearly visible that I am running FF and you can see the Adblock logo on the top right:

http://www.winfreddekreij.com/all-tech-references/91-nyt-virus-alert-popups

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