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May 13th, 2003 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

May. 13th, 2003

01:01 am - Top 10 Things I Hate About Star Trek

Via Happy Fun Pundit:

http://www.happyfunpundit.com/hfp/archives/000514.html#000514


2. The Holodeck.
I mean, it's cool and all. But do you really believe that people would use it to re-create Sherlock Holmes mysteries and old-west saloons? Come on, we all know what the holodeck would be used for. And we also know what the worst job on the Enterprise would be: Having to squeegie the holodeck clean.

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01:04 am - Room for rent: $400.00

Need a room for rent in the Raleigh area? Want a place that's within walking distance of a Border's, Krogers, Staples, a beautiful park, and a number of restaurants? Would you like to be greeted by an enthusiastic chocolate lab when you come home? Do you want to be able to tell your kids someday, with tears shining in your eyes, that you rented a room that crasch once lived in?

Well then, you might like renting my old room. The apartment's a great space--clean, hardwood floors, and a spacious living room and dining room. The room itself has white walls, hardwood floors, two sunny windows, and two closets. Cable modem access is available. The living room's decked out with a large leather couch, and DVD/stereo system--perfect for entertaining. There's one bathroom, and a washer/dryer hook up.

My old housemate's male, single, 33 years old, college-educated, and works as a sales rep. for tigerdirect.com. He keeps to himself mostly. He's clean, and pretty easygoing.

I liked the room, and the apartment. The only reason I moved was because a co-worker offered a room almost as good for an uncommonly good price. So if you're interested, or you know someone who might be, e-mail me at crasch@openknowledge.org.

06:28 pm - Gene Enhances Prefrontal Function At A Price

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/05/030508074640.htm

Gene Enhances Prefrontal Function At A Price

Studies of a gene that affects how efficiently the brain's frontal lobes process information are revealing some untidy consequences of a tiny variation in its molecular structure and how it may increase susceptibility to schizophrenia. People with a common version of the gene associated with more efficient working memory and frontal lobe information processing may pay a penalty in adverse responses to amphetamine, in heightened anxiety and sensitivity to pain. Yet, another common version may slightly bias the brain toward a pattern of neurochemical activity associated with psychosis, report researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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