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The City of Brotherly Love Wants $300 From Bloggers

In these hard economical times, it just goes to show you the depths of just how far our corrupt and contented government officials are willing to make a quick buck on the expense of the struggling small businesses owners.

No reason to fear Friday the 13th

“Friggatriskaidekaphobia.” You almost certainly know what it is, even if you’ve never heard the tongue-tying, nine-syllable official term for it. It is the fear of Friday the 13ths, one of the most widespread and enduring superstitions in the world. And whether or not you think it’s silly, the phobia does actually affect us, dragging down economic productivity at least once each year.

Bill Gates: Internet To Make Universities Obsolete

Can't get into that high-level university? Soon you may be able to get the equivalent, and better, on the Internet for free.

ZoomDuring the Techonomy conference held in Lake Tahoe, California, Bill Gates predicted that the traditional means of getting a higher education at universities--especially the place-based institutions--will dramatically change over the next five years.

"Five years from now on the web for free you'll be able to find the best lectures in the world," he said. "It will be better than any single university."

The Internet Generation Prefers the Real World

They may have been dubbed the "Internet generation," but young people are more interested in their real-world friends than Facebook. New research shows that the majority of children and teenagers are not the Web-savvy digital natives of legend. In fact, many of them don't even know how to google properly.

Rise of the 'Cyberchondriac'

Do you have a rash between your clavicles? A bump where there shouldn't be? Dry mouth, itchy throat, dandruff? If so, you may have looked online for the answer.

That's the conclusion of a new Harris Poll released this week, which found that more and more connected Americans are looking online for the answers to health-related questions: roughly 88 percent of all Americans who go online.

In raw numbers, over 175 million Americans viewed health information online, up from 154 million last year and 50 million American adults in 1998.

Fold Proteins, Help Cure Diseases in Foldit Video Game

Leave it to video gamers to find a better way to shepherd proteins into their optimal three-dimensional shapes.

Plying a freely available game and matched against automated computer routines designed to ascertain how amino acids twist into their ideal shapes, science journal Nature reports video gamers took top marks, folding proteins better than a computer.

My Wife Sherry Reynolds YouTube Channel

Those of you who have been following 3dGameMan.com since the beginning will probably remember Sherry as Orangepeel. She once was a very integral part of 3dGameMan.com as the product model, moderator & editor. Since then life has gotten very busy with two kids, house, 9-5 job and so on.

Well, Sherry's back and is now giving her own YouTube channel a try. Be sure you show your support and check it out: http://www.youtube.c...

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While I produce many Q&A videos for my www.3dGameMan.com site, I do countless more for my www.RodneyReynolds.com site.

You can check out my YouTube channel and my site for more information. Here's the latest Q&A video:

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