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I admit, I might have to think about it for awhile, but I'd choose sex over the internet in the end*.

Survey: Many would take Internet over sex
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Nearly half of the women questioned by Harris Interactive said they'd be willing to forgo sex for two weeks, rather than give up their Internet access, according to a study released Monday by Intel, which commissioned the survey.
While 46 percent of the women surveyed were willing to engage in abstinence versus losing their Internet, only 30 percent of the men surveyed were willing to do likewise.
The U.S. survey, which queried 2,119 adults last month, found that the gap grew even wider for both men and woman who were 18 to 34 years old. For woman, the percentage of those willing to skip the sheets in favor of the Web rose to 49 percent, while it climbed to 39 percent for men.
And for women 35 to 44 years old, the figure jumped to 52 percent.
(Results as of Monday from CNET's related online poll showed that 30.5 percent of respondents would give up sex for one year, while 26.1 percent would do without Internet access for a year. Almost 40 percent of voters didn't want to sacrifice either.)
These figures were just some of the tidbits that came out of the Intel's broader commissioned study on Americans' reliance on the Internet in today's economy.
Though not as sexy but equally interesting, the survey also found that 87 percent of respondents said the Internet saves them money.
Specifically, 84 percent of those surveyed found the Internet saved them money by comparing prices online and searching out the best deals, while 65 percent said it aided them in finding coupons, discounts, and special promotions.
And TV, which has been losing its share of eyeball time to the Internet over the years, found that the majority of adults would be willing to forgo two weeks of watching TV versus losing one week on the Internet.
Of course when it comes to TV, perhaps size matters, at least according to a different survey earlier this year of Britons conducted by electronics retailer Comet. Almost half of the men polled said they would give up sex for six months in return for a 50-inch plasma TV, according to Reuters.
That compared with just over a third of women who were willing to make the same sacrifice for the big-screen television.
 

*Is that better Ross?
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As seen on CNN

Librarian chases, stops charity thief

Don't piss off a Librarian man, she'll break her leg to kick your butt!

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Poking around the IMDB I found this entry for a 2009 Pixar movie entited John Carter of Mars.

I guess I'll finally have to break down and read the Mars series. I've read the Moon series.

I'm worried about a movie from this book.

But I trust Pixar more than most to get it right.

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I was pointed to this article by [personal profile] theweaselking. Although the article in and of itself is interesting reading (How UK Medical Profession are failing GBLT kids), but what caught my attention what was at the very bottom of the article.

I found this

<input ... > APA University of Manchester (2008, January 24). UK Doctors 'Failing' Children Trapped In Gender Limbo, According To Experts. ScienceDaily.

<input ... > MLA
University of Manchester. "UK Doctors 'Failing' Children Trapped In Gender Limbo, According To Experts." ScienceDaily 24 January 2008. 25 January 2008 <http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2008/01/080123174355.htm>.

How cool is that? The article that will give you the proper citation for the article with your preferred style.

Wish I had had that in college

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For the reasons why I don't like Splenda

http://www.medicinenet.com/artificial_sweeteners/page9.htm

Its actually page of 11 on why artificial sweetners suck.

aelfie: (Default)
Awesome!



I wouldn't even know who this dude was if it wasn't for [Bad username or unknown identity: allanh,] who I hope is going to take the time to go check out his restaurant with the next Convention. I know I'd want to. He was the one I was voting for 'cause I thought he had the most "Stage Presence" and would be the best on the Babble Box.


And the shaved head had absolutely nothing to do with it.

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