Archive for July, 2011

Aye Carumba!

Posted on July 26th, 2011 by admin

I think I found a new shred stick.

MFG by Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz

Murdoch Shows His True Colors

Posted on July 19th, 2011 by admin

via The World’s Best Ever

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The Google Effect

Posted on July 19th, 2011 by admin

“New research from Columbia University psychologist Betsy Sparrow suggests that Google, your favorite search engine turned email host turned social network, might actually be making you less likely to absorb information. Sparrow’s study, “Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips,” found that people who were confident they could use the internet to access some bit of information in the future were less likely to recall that information themselves. However, they were more likely to recall how to go about accessing the information if necessary. Sparrow calls it “outsourcing data,” letting the internet take care of some stuff so we can save our brains for things that can’t be Googled, like parents’ birthdays and coworkers’ names.

Is this a bad thing? Not necessarily, says Sparrow. For instance, for years people in the educational community have known that rote learning—that is, forcing children to memorize facts and dates—is a poor way to educate. If that’s the case, allowing computers to do some of the memorizing for us might be a way to focus more on the more philosophical aspects of learning.”

Is the internet warping our brains? | Good Magazine

Congratulations L.A.

Posted on July 18th, 2011 by admin


Posted on July 14th, 2011 by admin

Muska must have been using his Orbit clean mouth when I was around.

Gucci Gucci

Posted on July 8th, 2011 by admin

“On the outskirts of Florence, in Italy’s traditional shoe-making home, sits a nondescript, boxy building that was built during the post-war Italian industrial boom of the 1950s. While the factory doesn’t look like much from the outside, once through the door it’s an altogether different story. The facility has the honorable distinction of making the Gucci loafer, one of the most iconic shoes made by one of the most prestigious and revered brands the world over.”

A Continuous Lean | The Iconic Gucci Loafer

Choose Wisely

Posted on July 4th, 2011 by admin

Another pic after the jump