1. youths of different races abuse gateway drugs at different levels. while overall asian drug use is very low compared to other races, some speculate that adderall abuse is not-uncommon. i’ve thought about using modafinil to concentrate before. parental influence is given as the biggest contributor to low use in asians, and next was popularity. if you’re asian, drugs are, like, way uncool yo. hispanics are the heaviest abusers, then blacks, then whites.
2. robots programmed to lie. researchers programmed a robot to lie. it had to decide if it was in conflict with another entity, and if it was, to lie by producing a false trail to their final hiding spot. making the false trail is no big deal as any robot could be programmed to do that. but i wonder about giving a robot the capacity to decide whether or not to lie. i mean seriously, have the researchers not seen terminator? robot+ability to lie and conceal itself = not good things
3. newsweek has it’s list of top college rankings out. AU and UA both place inside the top 10 on one of their lists! ah but of course, it would be the list of best schools for jocks. i mean obviously. beyond that, they have a lost of questionable tops lists. best schools for jocks/gays? best small/big schools? rural/suburban/urban? do people actually consider that when choosing a school? i guess i didn’t put much thought into it when i was choosing.
4. action gamers make decisions more quickly with comparable accuracy than non-action gamers. and tests indicated this is a trainable brain function.