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Mead Releases New Grad-School-Ruled Notebook

For a second, I really wanted this to be true. Great satire from The Onion. According to Mead’s website, the ruling lines in the grad-school-ruled notebooks will be placed 3.55 millimeters apart, making them “infinitely more practical” for postgraduate work than the 7.1 millimeter college-ruled notebooks. In addition, the standard 1.5-inch top margin normally provided for dates and headers will be halved, and the left-hand margin will be eliminated entirely.…

Sex and violence and playing games: reduced levels of anger after violent online play

The abstract from a psychology conference presentation that argues World of Warcraft lowers the anger levels of players is getting a lot of attention online.  The term “sex” (which appears in the title paired with “violence”) seems to mean “gender” in the abstract, so the title may be a bit misleading. I haven’t heard from anyone who attended the conference presentation, and neither have I read the full study. Sex…