harrystottles reviews – StumbleUpon


If anyone has a fix for this, please get in touch. Thanks…

SU Formatting Complaint

As of right now, I am going to log my complaints/suggestions/comments to SU control, right here, for reasons which will shortly become obvious. If anyone else has similar complaints or fixes for what I’m experiencing, I will, of course, be grateful for your insights. Below is the message I’ve just submitted to the SU authorities:

First off, where or how do we ever get to see replies to these messages? I submitted one the other day about not being able to find my own Tags and I haven’t seen an acknowledgement or an answer anywhere I’d expect to. (like my registered email or SU inbox). As it happens, I finally found the answer to that myself. Hadn’t spotted the Tags button. So you can forget that one.

Right now I’m concerned with the loss of formatting of comments when you are anywhere but on your own homepage. I frequently write lengthy comments in multiple paragraphs, (using html formatting to create paragraphs) only to find, when viewing them on the SU comment page (attached to the original web page being reviewed) that all the paragraph formatting is ignored. Is that just me, or do we need different html (I use [br /][br /] to create a paragraph – with angle brackets instead of square) or is it a weird design decision. Whatever the cause, how can we fix it?


I then sent a follow on:

Just to ram home the point I was making in my previous: check out the difference between


(properly formatted)



(which is rendered unreadable by the loss of formatting)

Given that, presumably, you want to encourage intelligent content, you need to fix this pdq…

Lucid Dreaming Frequently Asked Questions Answered by The Lucidity Institute


Don’t be tempted comrades.

I trained myself once to be a lucid dreamer, by keeping a notepad and pencil under my pillow and getting into the habit of waking myself (whenever I could) from a dream and writing down a brief description of the dream. After a few weeks, you begin to get control of the dreams, which is fun for a while.

However, it also has a dramatic effect on the quality of your sleep. It is almost like having 24 hour consciousness and after a few weeks of that, you begin to feel the effects of severe sleep deprivation. It took several months to decondition myself and get back to normal sleeping. Not recommended!


please don’t tell me this was ever a real ad…

Liberalism, atheism, male sexual exclusivity linked to IQ – CNN.com


If only American academics could get away from their parochial definitions of politics as liberal or conservative which mean nothing to non U.S. Citizens, we might be able to conduct a meaningful dialogue. Any culture where a significant proportion of the population equates to the word “liberal” with “evil” is essentially sick.. Especially if it defines itself as “The Land Of The Free”

The more intelligent division is between autonomists and authoritarians. Bob Altermeyer found a similar difference in intelligence levels, between these groups, although the picture is confused by a further division between authoritarian followers (lower intellect) and authoritarian leaders (average or higher intellect). You can see this clearly in American right wing politics, where the average redneck or religious follower is often pretty dumb but some of their leaders (e.g. Rumsfeld, Wolfovitz) are reasonably bright.

It’s also slightly cringeworthy to be clutching at such an elitist straw. We probably are more intelligent than the opposition but that’s more likely to be because they’ve been abused and repressed by their authoritarian conditioning than any genetic advantage or moral merit on our part. They are victims, not enemies.

Scott Brown on Managing Your Digital Remains | Magazine


until we’ve got proper digital omortality, the best we can manage is setting up some kind of system to preserve our online works and identity after we shuffle off this mortal coil. The price is certainly coming down to something more realistic. When I first started looking for services like this, all I could find was a commercial service called something like “Eternal Web” which wanted to charge $20,000 for the privelege of preserving our digital remains…

Morality Quiz/Test your Morals, Values &Ethics – Your Morals.Org


well that cost me a Sunday morning, but it was entertaining…

RealClimate: IPCC errors: facts and spin


probably the most thorough and accessible debunking of the climate “denialist” arguments anywhere on the web. Use it wisely…

Binyam Mohamed: A victory for open justice and the rule of law | UK news | guardian.co.uk


a fair summary of the legal and political significance of this case.

Gay hate wrapped in a Republican embrace | Andrew Sullivan – Times Online


and the very place his story is published (the newspaper representing the conservative core of the british establishment) rams home his point, if you’ll pardon the innuendo. Brit tories are making a good fist of pretending to be glad about gays. And, as they say, act the part long enough and, eventually, you believe it…

The Automachine ! ____by auto-music.net and zanorg.com



Scientists unlock mystery in important photosynthesis step (2/26/2010)


short story outline.

coupla brilliant college students studying genetic engineering smoke pot and want to get it legalised. They read this article on how, exactly, photosynthesis converts solar energy first into electrical then chemical energy. Eureka! If we breed a variety of super skunk which exhales hydrogen in vast quantities just after the female buds reach their peak and are harvested…

Our price for this technology, legallisation. And they all lived happily ever after

Someone please go and write that. I haven’t got the time…


I’ve always known that Pinocchio was omnipotent. It’s the only thing that made any sense…

Maximum PC | 30 Useful (and Unknown) Web Apps You Need to Bookmark


must try screentoasting…

A Lexus owner’s frustrating journey through complaint process – The Boston Globe


Perfect Information” would include the ability of ANY customer to post comments, experiences and reviews where any potential customer could find it if they wanted to. That would have forced the buggers to act a bit faster…