Swearing can reduce the feeling of pain. Who knew? I KNEW!!!
Scientists have discovered that uttering swear words can help to lessen the feeling of physical pain.
The study by researchers at Keele University found that volunteers were able to withstand pain for longer when they swore compared to when they used words which were not offensive.
Dr Richard Stephens, who conducted the study at the university’s school of psychology, believes it may explain why swearing is still common place in languages around the world.
He suggests that swearing could have evolved as a way of raising aggression levels and reducing the feeling of pain to allow our ancestors to flee or fight back when attacked by predators.
Remember this the next time someone says, “Well, I’m sure that was helpful…” after hearing you cuss after stubbing your toe. Then tell them, “Damn right, motherfucker!“
BlogSpot is all splooey today, none of my favorite blogspot-based blogs are online at the moment. This sounds like a good time to continue my series about getting off BLOG**** and onto your own provider.
After getting a DOMAIN, then you need to go after a web host, someone who will host your new pages on there servers. One of the things you’ll need to think of at this time is what kind of web host software will you be using? If you’ll stick with BLOGGER all you need in a host is FTP access. If you’d like to try the great blog software out there like MoveableType or Greymatter, you’ll have to check out the requirements of the software and search out the features of the host you are looking at. Depending on your software, you might require a CGI-BIN directory and access to PERL. Other software might need PHP, another scripting client. Your software may require other server apps so take all this into account when you search out a host.
There are a few web host review sites out there that let you search by price, platform, etc: Web Host Directory, Host Search, HostIndex.com, HostReview.com and I’m sure there are others. Check them out, read the reviews and see if their service meet your needs. Also don’t forget about BANDWIDTH! If you are running a popular blog you might overrun your quota and end up paying extra above the charges for the web space. These costs can run up quickly so read the fine print.
I’ll not have that problem anytime soon!
My Experience: Three years ago, I signed up for a cheap host that later turned out to be two 15 year old kids, running a server in their house. They had lied to get setup to accept credit cards. After they went belly-up, I tried a variety of free web services and was pretty much disgusted with all of them.
My first real host was OLM and I was OK with the service but once I got looking around and saw the better prices, I hooked up with FreeHostSpace and paid the extra bucks get rid of the banners. The service was slow, the customer service non-existent and then as I was tracking down a better choice they went out of business. Turned out FreeHostSpace was one of those Hosting Resellers. They buy host space on a real web host ’s servers and resell web sites under there name. They didn’t pay there bills and got unplugged and so did my website.
I moved greeblie.com on the servers of Your-Site and overall I’ve been happy with the level of service and the price but then I heard from DataRAQ, the folks who “hosted” FreeHostSpace and they made me a very good offer. So I revived my worleywideweb.net domain and set it up on DataRAQ and noticed an immediate improvement in speed and access times over Your-Site so I moved the blog to here and here it will stay for a while.