saturday, jul. 28th, 2001

2:40 am - humanforsale.com

Okay, I took this little test twice. The first time, I used conservative numbers. The next time, I used more optimistic statistics. The two values I got were $1,725,500 and $2,286,570; I'm guessing I fall somewhere in the middle, maybe toward the lower end.

Now, there are a few things that bug me. One, how do you measure such things? There is no real accurate way. Two, why the hell did I give them all that information? They collected all sorts of personal information, plus they have a guaranteed accurate e-mail address to associate with it. Buy a bit more information, associate real names with e-mail addresses, and you have one impressive market demographic. You know exactly who all these people are and what they are like. It disturbs me. At least I used a couple of throwaway e-mail addresses.

Also, there is this handy page that lets you remove your records. Hopefully they actually remove the records (you never know) but it's worth a shot.

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6:03 am - Polls...

I decided to make a poll and ask all my loyal friends abotu an issue very near and dear to my heart...painted nails!

Poll #2635 painting nails on guys

On a scale of one to ten, how nifty is it when a guy paints his toenails?

Mean: 4.11 Median: 4 Std. Dev 3.26
1
8(44.4%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(5.6%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
4(22.2%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
2(11.1%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
1(5.6%)
10
2(11.1%)

What about fingernails?

Mean: 5.06 Median: 4 Std. Dev 3.82
1
7(38.9%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
2(11.1%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
1(5.6%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
3(16.7%)
9
1(5.6%)
10
4(22.2%)

If you think male nail-painting is a good thing, what colors are best?

White
0(0.0%)
Black
8(50.0%)
Bright Colors
5(31.2%)
Neutral Colors
3(18.8%)

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