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Third Party’s Stiod: Efficient Alarm clock App

2 Jul

The great soul who invented the snooze button might  indeed have wanted to help people. But they just invented a way of making workers and students late.

It is simple: you start hitting the gentle button to stop the weirdest wake up sounds up. And you can turn side, get even more comfortable and sleep again. Then it sounds once more, and you hit the snooze, and you sleep and… on and on till you don’t have enough time to brush your hair or your teeth and rush out.

The Stiod I saw this morning on facebook was an Alarm App that has  the two traditional snooze and off buttons with a little change: The button for turning off is free and the other one costs money (say $0,99)  for snoozing. Cool and upsetting at once! Isn’t it? I wonder who the money goes to, but that is another discussion, maybe to the App ower – Man, a gold pot!

With that, being lazy will cost you a bit more – by the way, to me it cost some taxi rides sometimes and later breakfast at the baker’s.


Derived Stiod: Camel sacking

9 May

From Expanding bladder is secret to good night’s sleep

Oh, Science! You muse of our life enhancement. Talk to me and to those whose bladder defies a whole night’s sleep as well as those who have to interrupt feverish bar discussions in order to pee.

This Japanese scientists  discovered the processes that increases our bladder capacity in order to allow us several hours of undisturbed sleep without needing to wake up and empty it.

Now I will sound so annoyingly unscientific, if you permit me. I was told off in my first research projects when I was always arguing a practical, useful reason for researching a topic. Science would have to stand by it’s own, these professors used to say.

White Toilet Bowl in MalaysiaNow reader let’s drink together three of four big glasses of water or beer. Sit a while and ponder over this Japanese discover. Hold on, no one stand up till we get a consensus.

Now what if your became the master of your own bladder? What if you did not need to run to the toilet when you do not want to. What about going to toilet in the middle of night, when you’d rather sleep two nice hours more? Yeah. It would be great having a species of trigger for your bladder increasing its capacity when you need to stay longer in the same position/situation etc.

What about your tricky bladder that decides to empty itself exactly when you want to love? Oh darn…

Couldn’t we just program our piss sack to stay quiet when one is having fun, relaxation or pleasure?

Zoolinguistics Research

4 May

Cats Eyes

 “The cat lives alone, has no need of society, obeys only when she pleases, pretends to sleep that she may see more clearly, and scratches everything on which she can lay her paw.”


I have never seen a discipline like that in the schools I studied and had contacts with. The name does not figure out in dictionaries what tells me it is not common just as I have been thinking. But there were linguists who studied the communication system of animals. I had even had a professor who claims her dogs talk to her.

The fact is that observing my cat sounds I figured out he has many different sounds, only one of them I can imitate. And he understands. As well as he “understands” Husband question if his food is good. Ok crazy, you think. No problem.

Cat Conspiracy

Cat Conspiracy (credit: Tjflex2)

Things in science is like that – trial and error. My stiod now is having a study in order to interpret cats’ mood or intentions in their meowing. Something that tells us if the cat is happy, unhappy, hunting (that I and Husband can understand from Pip, but not reproducing, it’s like he barks). No, I don’t mean cats have the same ability of as human or  language learning as chimps.

But animals might have their own communication system and people could just study that – why not? It’s just recording them a whole time in their natural habitat. For some hours. And then describing. Wanna help with the project write or skype me.

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