Webmail domain says something about you

I use GMail :)

Amplify’d from www.news.com.au
  • Yahoo! users likely to be overweight 
  • Hotmail’s for pessimists in the ‘burbs 

PACKING on a few too many pounds and cramming your DVR with shows to watch? You’re probably an AOL user.

For example, it found AOL and Yahoo! users are most likely to be “overweight women” who “haven’t travelled outside their own country”.

Hotmail is relegated to pessimists in the suburbs, while Gmail is the hipster of the bunch with users who are most likely to be “thin young men” aged from 18 to 34, with a college education.

Hunch said that while Gmail users were overwhelmingly likely to be under 35 years old (72 per cent), AOL users were nearly as likely to be older than that benchmark (58 per cent).

The site also said looking for employment with an AOL address could relegate your application to the bottom of the pile below more up-to-date seekers.

“Job hunting with an AOL address? Leave that back in 1998,” Hunch’s Jon Russell wrote.

More than half of AOL and Yahoo! users confessed they were overweight, and just under half freely admitted they had never been outside their home country.

AOL also had highest proportion of users reporting that they had at least two DVRs in their home.

Conversely, Gmail users described themselves as svelte and a whopping 31 per cent said they had visited more than five countries outside their own – almost double the figure for users of Yahoo! and AOL.

You can see the full results on the Hunch blog.

Read more at www.news.com.au


Earth Hour – kill your neighbour’s dog and leave the lights on

Earth Hour – a futile and scientifically unsound gesture towards making ourselves feel better about screwing the earth over.

Advocates say it makes people think about the earth. Well wouldn’t it be better to think about it for more than one hour a year? If I was the earth I would be feeling a bit ripped off. New Zealand and Australia both get one whole day a year to them selves, and the whole earth only gets an hour? Shouldn’t it be earth week and we all get a one week holiday?

But wont switching off lights at least drop load at the power station and reduce emissions? No! The Power stations are on idle at night – they have to run at a minimum load. Switching off lights at night doesn’t make them generate any less electricity.  The power is there to use.  It’s the DAY time that they go flat-out.

So, if you DO want to reduce energy-produced carbon emissions by a MINISCULE amount by switching off lights, first connect to an electricity provider that isn’t already green, and then switch off lights during the day. But only if your electricity provider is not green already!

Q. What are the folk that do follow Earth Hour going to do in the dark?

A. Make carbon-emission producing kids, burn candles to produce light really inefficiently, or  go for a drive in their SUVs/Hummers to town to spend money on so stuff whose packaging is plastic and created by some filthy pollution generating Chinese factory.

SO, what CAN you do if you really want to make a difference to the earth at Earth Hour?

Take your kids on a family activity to kill your neighbours dog! By doing this you will be saving the earth from the massive emissions of dog food production, and canning processes,  AND the carbon dioxide and methane that the dog would have created from its consumption.

Your neighbour wont have to drive their dog to the park in their SUV anymore either. Win Win.


How to teach a kid to go far in life

So true these days. It seems to be successful, you need to be an arse.
clipped from www.theage.com.au

9 JanAlan Moir, The Sydney Morning Herald’s political cartoonist, sketches the political unreality.

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