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I love the internet!

What would it be like if your boss was a cat? The Adventures of Business Cat

Dog gets cracker stuck on nose, gets confused.

32 service workers who hilariously are not even pretending to try and care anymore. XD

Watch in amazement as somehow, a group of researchers is able to capture and extract sound from a video with the sound turned off, by minutely analyzing tiny waves and oscilations in the video pixels. It's crazy.

And last, brushing up on yoga-related vocabulary in Spanish. Vamos a sentarnos... con los ojos cerrados, respiren profundamente y lentamente, enfocando, visualizando las olas del mar.
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This is what Bill sounds like when he says, "Yoo-hoo."

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you click to make circles and it makes sound. It's a neat little game. Here.
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Here at Neatorama!. They have 10 recordings of annoying music when companies put you on hold.

What annoys me more is that voice that says "Your call is important to us, please stay on the line..." and vomit like that. No wonder call centers always have to talk to rude people, when they've been waiting and listening to this noise!

OMG Numbers 3 and 7 are suicide-inducing. What is up with number 7 ?!? Only number 11 isn't that bad.

I kinda don't want to tag this entry as "music," but I guess I will. Technically, this is music, just really crappy and irritating.
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Ah I'm in heaven, this site is heaven. In a fun way it combines languages and phonetic combinations! *bliss*


"Abraham!" sprach Bebraham;
"Kann ich ma' dein Zebra ha'm?"

Kleine Kinder können keine kleinen Kirschkerne knacken.
Kleine Kirschkerne können kleine Kinder keine knacken.

Hay chicas chachareras que chacotean con chicos chazos. Y un chico mete al chillón de la chepa un chichón por chirrichote, y el chiste, y lo chocante, es que la chepa se le ha chafado con la hinchazón del chirlo.

El volcán de parangaricutirimícuaro se quiere desparangaricutiriguarízar, y él qué lo desparangaricutiricuarízare será un buen desparangaricutirimízador.

Picky people pick Peter Pan Peanut-Butter, 'tis the peanut-butter picky people pick.

The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes.
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How do you formulate language in your mind without symbolic representation? What if you're blind?

For me this is unthinkable, I "see" words in my head all the time, even as people are speaking real time to me, I am seeing what they say.

Braille is fading out of use, and blind people don't understand the rules of language related to structure and writing it. Of course the meaning and message are what matters, but how do you live basically illiterate? Cognitively, how does your brain develop without any structure, only talking and listening? It has a huge role in cognition, in organizing the world, giving structure and sequence. People who can read think differently from those who can't, and it's even more different for the blind.

The phrase "listening is not literacy" to me strikes two different tones. I am for it and against it. It is true it isn't literacy. So much structure and organizational opportunities are lost. You don't know the difference between a train and to train unless context is there, and that you've learned through experience which is witch. If a blind person learned braille, the differences between words that sound alike would be more tangible; literally, more tangible to their fingers and more easy to represent in their heads.

But the meaning is still there. The article uses the example that there are "children who don’t know ... that “happily ever after” is made up of three separate words." Who cares? The meaning is the same and we treat happily ever after as one unit anyway, like one word. And they lived happilyeverafter.

In the end, this is a very thought provoking subject for me and I've love to get my fingers in this, what fun it would be to research stuff like this! The full article is here. Another interesting one about typical and atypical motor skill development and the role in schools is here, and one on touches as powerful nonverbal language is here.
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Something science-y. The viscosity of the liquid depends on the force applied to it. That's hard enough to wrap the mind around, and to think you can apply different Hz to it. I'd love to play around with the vibrations. Maybe it's like seeing slow motion behavior of sound through a medium.

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There are radio signals everywhere around us; we are bathed in them. Here's a countdown of some of the weirder ones. Government and aliens, yes, but it can't be denied these signals were there, cuz they were picked up.

And to think, we humans and our technology can only sense a limited spectrum of all the waves in the universe.

Is it infinite then? Are there waves with lower wavelength than radio waves, or higher than gamma rays? Couldn't it go forever? Sound is the same. You can't go lower than 0 Hz, but can you go higher infinitely? Bats hear above 50,000 Hz. In theory, is there higher Hz than that?
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Here is a link to the audio.

That's so weird! What you actually hear is the top staves, yet what you're perceiving is the bottom staves.
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