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Crazy Apple News Site Tells Gizmodo what they think about the whole iPhone thing:

Crazy Apple News Site Tells Gizmodo what they think about the whole iPhone thing:

Every now and again we answer really, really inFrequently Asked Questions to help those of you with no moral compasses deal with the zephyr-like and ephemeral changes in Basic Decency.

Q: So, I found this guy, and he found this thing, right? And it’s kinda not a thing that people are supposed to see yet, okay?

A: Give it back to the rightful owner.

Q: But, well, you see, I feel like I have a duty to the faceless crowds of people who visit my site on a daily basis. I mean, they deserve to know what’s coming, right?

A: Do you get paid per click?

Q: Well, kinda per pageview.

A: Give it back to the rightful owner, and give them all the money you made off of exploiting their trade secrets.

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Andy Ihnatko on Gizmodo’s hot iPhone 4G

Andy Ihnatko on Gizmodo’s hot iPhone 4G

Plus, I’d be gravely concerned about how I’d come into possession of this phone. Gizmodo’s story is very, very fishy and they need to be far more open about the provenance of the device.

Right now, they’re sticking to the story that

Step One: This phone was lost in a Redwood City bar;

Step Two: (nervous cough);

Step Three: They got it last week.

Thank you, Andy.

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Cleanliness IS next to godliness: new research shows clean smells unconsciously promote moral behavior

Cleanliness IS next to godliness: new research shows clean smells unconsciously promote moral behavior

This leads to some interesting questions regarding what human intelligence and decision making abilities actually are. How much of our behavior is pre-programmed and how much is up to us?

Naturally, we can act selfishly in a clean environment, but apparently there is impetus to do the opposite, which we must overcome to carry out the selfish act. Is the opposite true in a dirty environment? could we sentence people to clean their house three or more times a week and reduce the number of people in prison? Lots of fun questions to play with here.

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