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October 20, 2009


UCLA Study: The Internet Is Altering Our Brains

(Thanks to Siouxie)


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I don't have the password problem. I have a super secure method of tracking passwords yellow post-it notes.

Your password will expire in 14 days. Would you like to change it now?


*This little window will continually pop up for the next two weeks with no way to get rid of it until such time as your password will actually expire.

The brains of older males were shown to achieve greater stimulation when shown lots of porn, especially in the "middle frontal gyrus".

wiredog, I just have an icon on my desktop which is labeled 'Passwords'. When I get a new password I just put it in there. Much more secure than your yellow post it notes. Besides I lose those.

I, for one, welcome our interweb overlords.

There's an app for that!

Your password must be at least 49 characters, with at least seven numbers and 15 capital letters. You must also enter your mother's maiden name, street you grew up on, grade school attended and last four digits of your social.

Forgot password? Enter e-mail address and the phone number you used when you registered. An e-mail will be sent to you within 2 months. Simply click on the link provided to complete your password update.

The orange areas on the scan are all the "404-Not Found" results--the blue areas are the Windows crashes.

I want to keep my good brain to be good - that's why I only play the Pong.

Back when I worked for the guvment, I was required to change my password every two weeks. After a while, I ran dry, so to speak, and started using mild insults. By the end, the insults were increasingly vile and mixed in with crudely disguised profanity.
Actually, I think my brain did change.
Unfortunately, you can call a computer anything you want and it won't get visibly upset.

That's absurd, Steve. I thought every 90 days was painful enough. I take it they kept track, so you couldn't reuse one less than so many months old? I think they track the last 24 in my case.

Third scan was all white where the brains turned to mush.

My brain is already full of "brain sludge". What's a Boomer to do??

Maybe THIS is the treatment to prevent Alzheimers!


>>Research has shown that mental stimulation similar to the stimulation that occurs in individuals who frequently use the Internet may affect the efficiency of cognitive processing and alter the way the brain encodes new information...<<

That sentence buried the needle on my gibberish detector.

This is nonsense. I have been using the internet for over a decade and it hasn't affected my brain one oh look! If I punch the monkey I'll win a free iPod!

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