Gongol.com Archives: March 2006
Brian Gongol

Computers and the Internet (2006.03.02)
Bandwidth Speed Tests

The United States of America (2006.03.02)
Twice As Many Americans Can Name a Pair of "Simpsons" Characters as a Pair of First Amendment Rights

Business and Finance (2006.03.02)
Ireland Profits from Bilingualism
High rate of second-language mastery an attraction for firms like Amazon.com

Computers and the Internet (2006.03.02)
People Decide Whether They Like Websites in 50 Milliseconds
Aesthetic appeal is evaluated faster than most sites can load and makes a huge difference whether visitors stick around

Health (2006.03.02)
Britain Reversing Reputation for Bad Teeth
Why the historical reputation? Industrialization, in part -- city laborers ate more sugar. And a certain social pressure not to look like one worked too hard at personal hygiene.

Computers and the Internet (2006.03.02)
Dance Dance Revolution Meets E-Mail
Microsoft researchers think they can get people to do more exercise at work by giving them big footpads that act as user-input devices. Don't hold your breath. (Their sample size was only ten, which is simply too small for a statistical sample.)