In "Glenn Gould 75/25."

The Glenn Gould De-Vocalizer

In "Dice Wars"

WARNING: Do not click on the following link! Kdice - a multiplayer version of the same game You've been warned.

In "13 minutes"

For you, fish tick:

In "Friday Flash Fun - Splash Back"

Made it to Level 17. Nice diversion.

In "Curious Pineapple George"

Just bite right in - the outside makes for good roughage. Or you could use one of these. They actually work pretty well.

In "Zen Koans"

My favorite: A rich man came to tour the temple, and when he had seen it he asked Joshu why the monks, who were said to be wise, slept on bare mats and ate only rice. Joshu said, “Where does a wise man need to sleep? What does he need to eat?” But actually it was because Joshu had embezzled quite a lot of money from the temple. (from here)

In "Worst. Weatherman. Ever."

As long as we're on the crazy weatherman clips, check out this one.

In "Googlemaps naughty bits?"

One way to find out - who's up for a field trip?

In "14 Phrases Which Have Never Before Been Spoken or Written"

I kind of enjoyed it. I like noting things like this in everyday conversations. Of course, this sentence may never have been stated before in quite this way with quite these words, but it's more the uniqueness of concepts that I'm after. (And not stupid things like, "I, Reuven, will have cereal for breakfast on this here morning of February 1, 2006.") My favorite: "Better a toothpaste than a false messiah." And it totally made sense in context.

In "LA to NYC"

Why did it take longer to get from LA to New Mexico than it did to get from New Mexico to NY?

In "Curious George: Song pairs."

Old Friends / Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel

In "A google video."

Very cute (though a more descriptive post would have been appreciated). Thanks for the smile. Don't know if this was intentional symbolism, but I noticed that when he meets the female "thing", he "melts" and lets her walk all over him. I guess some interactions are universal, whether you're a man or some sort of water creature.

In "The Ten Movies Steven Spielberg Has Yet To Make"

A satire-o-meter? That's a real useful invention. beep-beep-beep-beep-beep-beep! *meter expodes* Back the the subject matter at hand - haven't seen the actual film, so I can't comment on how its take compares to the clear bias and lack of context in this material.

In "Small Ads from the UK"

Funny. I had a friend who was going on vacation to some underdeveloped countries. She was hoping for "a mild case of dysentery" to assist in her weight loss goals. Unfortunately, she remained healthy.

In "Court: feds don't need probable cause to track your physical location via cell grid"

In 24 (Season 4), when Jack Bauer wanted to make sure the terrorists weren't tracking someone via his cellphone, he instructed him to not only turn the phone off but to also remove the battery. But then, I think that season took place in the near future, so it doesn't necessarily reflect current technological reality. (No, I'm not being serious.)

In "Anonymous, George: Distance Makes The Heart Grow Fungus"

OK. Does "not very computer savvy" = "doesn't have a computer at all"? If she can use even basic computer applications, she should be able to handle Skype, which would make (high-quality) calls free. If she can't, you can still use SkypeOut, which, depending on which country she's moved halfway across, could significantly lower the calling rate. (You might even be able to use SkypeIn to get yourself a number in her local area code, allowing her to easily and cheaply call you.) Either way, I agree with what's been said before that having a set calling frequency will create awkwardess. Talk when you need to or want to - no more, and certainly no less.

No substantive advice to add; just wanted to counter wingnut's pessimism with a quote from my favorite movie:

[Buttercup:] We'll never survive. [Westley:] Nonsense -- you're only saying that because no one ever has.
If the relationship is strong, you can find a way to make it work. What precisely that "way" is - I'll leave to the relationship experts out there.

In "What's the ugliest part of your body?"

You know, I used to think the brain was the most interesting part of the body. But then I realized - well, look who's telling me that! (-Emo Phillips)

In "Hours of Fun"

If you grab him and fling him around a bit, the onscreen bubbles will disappear. You can then catapult him upwards and watch him come down in what looks like a slow-motion free fall through the large empty space you've just created. Fun!

In " Researchers recover typed text using audio recording of keystrokes."

Copy and paste characters, one at a time, from a preconstructed text file containing all characters you might ever want to use (or Windows Character Map).

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