Posts tagged “memory”

Genetic Memories

Fascinating Fact about Planarian Worms

Outlook 2007 Is a Memory Hog

When I got my new laptop a few weeks ago I thought it was pretty cool that it came with Office 2007. The nifty new toolbars and embedded wavey swooshes are slick. I don’t really mind that by default Word and Excel assume you want to save files with a .docx or .xlsx extension. (That’s


There’s a good little tutorial on How to Buy RAM for your PC at


My computer has been misbehaving lately. It seems to be crashing constantly and the performance has been muddy. A few days ago I downloaded Cool Beans System Info, a nice little app that displays free RAM and processor usage. I realized that even though I have 256 MB of RAM, it seems like it’s all

Memory Loss

Wow! I can’t remember the last time I read something this scary.


Somehow I stumbled upon a very useful tutorial on how to name all of Shakespeare’s plays in under a minute. link via

Now with 33% More Sodium!

You really should be reading Über each and every day. I can’t stress this enough. I’m not kidding. Seriously. I stopped reading for a few weeks and, man, I don’t want to tell you the things that started happening to me. It was bad. Real bad. But now I’m reading Über again and everything is

Computer-mad Generation Has a Memory Crash

“It’s a type of brain dysfunction,” said Toshiyuki Sawaguchi, the university’s professor of neurobiology. “Young people today are becoming stupid.” And … in a completely unrelated story … Doctors amputate first human hand transplant: Hallam said for the first year, the right hand – which had belonged to a French motorcyclist killed in an accident

Apparently he’s gotten a few complaints, but I happen to like the new direction Neale has taken with wrongwaygoback. Memories are the reasons we write, right? Go read some of his. You’ll be glad you did.

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