OKCupid Turns Users Into Lovelorn Guinea Pigs

Yet OKCupid founder Christian Rudder seems pretty unapologetic. He wrote a blog post yesterday titled “We Experiment On Human Beings!” (Was the exclamation point really necessary?) Rudder says that just about every website and online service experiments on its users to collect useful information and data. “If you use the Internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site,” Rudder wrote. “That’s how websites work.” Nevertheless, OKCupid has tried to appease users by proving just how valuable experiments are. Yesterday, the company released data from those experiments. The results shed some lightSource: http://feeds.boston.com/c/35022/f/646905/s/3cfab942/sc/4/l/0L0Sboston0N0Cbusiness0Ctechnology0C20A140C0A70C290Cokcupid0Eturns0Eusers0Einto0Elovelorn0Eguinea0Epigs0CVo6DVtEtysTwYvoB4dUr3N0Cstory0Bhtml/story01.htm

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Posted by Gilbert - July 29, 2014 at 3:07 pm

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Google Seeks Human Guinea Pigs for Health Project

The model of a skeleton of a human body on June 05, 2014 in Berlin. Michael Gottschalk—Photothek/Getty Images Google’s “Baseline Study” aims to get clear picture of human health Google’s newest project aims to create a crowd-sourced picture of human health by collecting anonymous genetic and molecular information from users. The project, called Baseline Study, will start off bySource: http://time.com/3045429/google-baseline-study-human-health/

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Posted by Gilbert - July 28, 2014 at 3:07 pm

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Hundreds of animals rescued from Albany home

ALBANY, OR (KPTV) – More than 200 rabbits and guinea pigs are up for adoption after having been rescued by police from an Albany home this week. A police officer responding to an unrelated call arrived at a home in the 2200 block of SE Marion St. on Wednesday when he said he smelled a foul odor. Inside the home he found cages stacked on top of another in the garage and hallway filled with a total of 145 rabbits and 58 guinea pigs. The animals’ owner wasSource: http://www.kptv.com/story/26118562/hundreds-of-animals-rescued-from-albany-home

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Posted by Gilbert - July 27, 2014 at 2:52 pm

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Police Rescue Animals From Hoarder

ALBANY, Ore. — Police say more than 200 rabbits and guinea pigs are now safe, after investigators found them stacked in an Albany garage – but now they need new homes. Police say 58-year-old Pamela O’Brien is facing multiple charges, including animal neglect for hoarding the animals in her garage on the 2200 block of Southeast Marion Street. Investigators with the police department say they were at O’Brien’s home this week for an unrelated matter when they noticed an awful stench. They say 145 rabbits and 58 guinea pigs were stacked in cages in theSource: http://www.kezi.com/police-rescue-animals-from-hoarder/

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Posted by Gilbert - July 26, 2014 at 2:37 pm

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Guinea pigs go from the classroom to the cooker

SAN ANTONIO — They’ve mostly been kept as pets, or in science classrooms, but Guinea pigs are being served up grilled or fried in more places than you’d think. Guinea pig, known as “cuy” in Spanish, is a very popular dish in Ecuador and Peru, and lately several Ecuadorian and Peruvian restaurants have begun to offer them in places like New York and Florida. The trend appears to be moving to Texas, too, according to PRI. Typically, the Guinea pigs are grilled or deep fried, and are known as an environmentally-friendly livestock in the countries where they are served. “The reason thatSource: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Guinea-Pigs-for-lunch-5644564.php

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Posted by Gilbert - July 25, 2014 at 2:37 pm

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Apple: We'll unleash OS X Yosemite beta on MASSES today

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty Anyone eager to take Apple’s OS X Yosemite for a spin will be able to get their hands on it from today, the firm has promised. Paid-up developers have been able to test-drive the desktop operating system for the past few weeks. The iPhone giant confirmed to The Register today that version 10.10 of OS X will, come this Thursday, be available for download by users who have signed up for the public beta program. Earlier this week we reported that Yosemite was being prepared for an end-of-July betaSource: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/23/os_x_yosemite_goes_public_with_beta_program/

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Posted by Gilbert - July 24, 2014 at 2:37 pm

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Tails of Marin: Choosing the best small pet for your family

Click photo to enlarge Small animals such as rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds and reptiles are becoming increasingly popular as pets. They definitely can make a great family addition, but how do you make the best choice to complement your family’s lifestyle? And more important, which small animal is best for the youngest members of your family. The Marin Humane Society is here to help you make the right decision. Because small animals are, well, small, some may not be the right pet for your child. RabbitsSource: http://www.marinij.com/rss/ci_26189811?source=rss

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Posted by Gilbert - July 23, 2014 at 2:37 pm

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Giggling rescue ferret earns blue ribbon

By Jon Sternberg, Staff Writer Posted Jul. 21, 2014 @ 8:50 pm SALINE COUNTY FAIRGROUND Source: http://www.dailyregister.com/article/20140721/NEWS/140729897/1994/NEWS

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Posted by Gilbert - July 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm

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Guinea pigs missing after vandals hit Portland kindergarten

TWENTY-SEVEN kindergarten kids were left distraught Wednesday morning after vandals damaged a guinea pig pen at Portland’s Kalbarri Kindergarten, resulting in the escape of two guinea pigs. TWENTY-SEVEN kindergarten kids were left distraught Wednesday morning after vandals damaged a guinea pig pen at Portland’s Kalbarri Kindergarten, resulting in the escape of two guinea pigs. The two pets – named Kal and Barri – have been at the kinder for four years and are part of theSource: http://www.standard.net.au/story/2422062/guinea-pigs-missing-after-vandals-hit-portland-kindergarten/?src=rss

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Posted by Gilbert - July 19, 2014 at 1:45 pm

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Tollway test zone may pave way for smartphones to pay tolls

Illinois Tollway motorists won’t exactly be guinea pigs, but they will be used to help test new technologies, including smartphones to pay for tolls, officials said today. Tollway officials approved construction of a test zone along the southbound Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 294) that will use regular drivers and conditions to improve existing equipment and experiment with new types of I-PASS transpondersSource: http://chicagotribune.feedsportal.com/c/34253/f/622810/s/3c9085ad/sc/15/l/0L0Schicagotribune0N0Cnews0Clocal0Cbreaking0Cchi0Etollway0Etest0Ezone0Emay0Epave0Eway0Efor0Esmartphones0Eto0Epay0Etolls0E20A140A7160H0A0H63658360Bstory0Dtrack0Frss/story01.htm

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Posted by Gilbert - July 18, 2014 at 1:37 pm

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