April 8th, 2004 - Open Knowledge
Apr. 8th, 2004
02:53 pm - Sex without love may be an empty experience; but as empty experiences go, it's one of the best.
"I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy."
"You know "that look" women get when they want sex? Me neither."
"Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand."
"Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night."
"There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal,
particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL."
"Leaving sex to the feminists is like letting your dog vacation at the taxidermist."
"Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope."
"Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant."
"Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationships."
"My girlfriend always laughs during sex---no matter what she's reading."
Steve Jobs (Founder, Apple Computers)
"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch."
"Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he
never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is."
Barbara Bush (Former US First Lady -- and you didn't think Barbara had a
sense of humor)
"Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet."
"Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only
time of the month that I can be myself."
"Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place."
"There's a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are
having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe
swelling. So what's the problem?"
"There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men think, I know
what I'm doing. Just show me somebody naked."
"Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house."
"See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time."
02:58 pm - 80 NM MRI resolution achieved
[Update: This advance has important implications for cryonics and human longevity, by bringing us much closer to being able to scan the brain at atomic level resolution. Your personality and memory are dependent upon the connections made by the neurons within your brain, which are in turn determined by the patterns of atoms which make up those neurons. Right now, human brains have no redundancy or backup capability -- if a blood clot blocks an arteriole for a 10 minutes or so, that's it, you're dead.
However, what if you could scan the human brain at the atomic level? And what if the rate of increase of computing power continues on it's current trajectory? At some point, in principle, it should be possible to simulate, in silico, your brain. If you're a cryonics patient, your frozen brain could be then scanned, and you could be revived. Or, if scanning and simulation advance fast enough, your brain could be backed up while you were still alive. You would then have an effectively unbounded lifespan, as killing you would require not just destroying your "active" brain, but all of the backups as well. ]
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