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Comment: Re:Yes office, (Score 0, Troll) 361

by v01d (#33968528) Attached to: Australian Visitors Must Declare Illegal Porn To Customs Officers

Maybe the consent argument is hypocritical, but it's not my reason anyway. Eating animals is just fine because they taste good and humans have evolved to be omnivores. Fucking animals is not because I find it disgusting. That is the great thing about moral superiority: it's all bullshit. Be a vegan if it makes you feel superior, it makes me feel superior to point out how pathetic you are.

Businesses

Chinese Companies Rent White Foreigners 145

Posted by samzenpus
from the token-white-guy dept.
The job market may look bad here, but if you're in China, and you happen to be white, all you need is a suit and tie. An increasing number of Chinese companies are willing to pay any price to have a few fair-skinned faux employees walking around. From the article: "'Face, we say in China, is more important than life itself,' said Zhang Haihua, author of Think Like Chinese. 'Because Western countries are so developed, people think they are more well off, so people think that if a company can hire foreigners, it must have a lot of money and have very important connections overseas. So when they really want to impress someone, they may roll out a foreigner.' Or rent one."
Science

Human Sense of Smell Underestimated 278

Posted by kdawson
from the we-got-something-of-a-hounddog dept.
Benjamin Long writes to note a study, by a team of neuroscientists and engineers, that demonstrated that humans can follow a scent trail — an ability that most had assumed only animals possessed. Furthermore, the study demonstrated for the first time that humans make use of differential information from the two nostrils. The researchers blindfolded college students who crawled through grass to sniff out a chocolate-scented trail. Here is the abstract of the paper in Nature Neuroscience. From the article: "The humans, however, still sniffed much more slowly than dogs, which may partially account for canines' greater efficiency at scent tracking. [A commentator] says that despite their relatively sluggish speed, the fact that subjects improved with training is noteworthy. 'I think that shows the effect of our distinctively different behavior in actually using this sense,' he says. 'The dog [has] been doing this its whole life, and humans [were] just asked to plunge in the first time they've ever done it.'"

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