What have I done!?

What have I done!?

We’ve all done it. Streamed endless amounts of television until our minds are pleasant puddles of mush, putting off the inevitable grade-determining work that defines college. “I’ll get it done,” we all chant to make ourselves feel better. But when we actually get down to it, it’s like the world has crashed down on our shoulders. How did all that work suddenly multiply?!

Here’s some advice on making it through that last minute writing assignment without pounding your head on your laptop in frustration: read more »

3768198101_34ff711267_oWhether you’re done with midterms for now, just beginning them or in the middle of a hellish whirlwind of exams and essays, you’re probably procrastinating right now. Hello – you are reading the Clog.

On the rare occasion that we commend our neighbors in the South bay, Stanford philosophy professor John Perry won an Ig Nobel prize the week before last for his “structured procrastination” theory. He writes: “The procrastinator can be motivated to do difficult, timely and important tasks … as long as these tasks are a way of not doing something more important.”

Finally our Cardinal rivals get something right. Now you don’t have to click “stumble” 285 times or watch 15 consecutive episodes of “Entourage” (or, we suppose you can justify it as cultural education). You can procrastinate and get off scott-free! Here are five of the things we did today our choice ways: read more »


After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

Guys, we know you’re all super tech-savy and you take your laptop with you wherever you go, but some new research indicates that you might want to make sure you’re putting on a desk instead of your actual lap, at least if you’re a man and you’re hoping to keep all of your man-parts in top working order.

Researchers at the State University of New York at Stony Brook say that the warmth of holding a laptop on one’s lap can overheat testicles within 15 minutes. The study did not reach conclusive results as to whether or not this has an affect on overall male reproductive health, but temperature increases took place even when participants used a pad and spread their legs apart.

So is this technology’s latest attempt to eliminate the human race? Too early to say. But it’s probably better to play it safe.

Image Source: Ed Yourdon under Creative Commons
Earlier: Pop Culture Plus Narcissism Equals Death by Unfathomable Stupidity
Laptop overheating may affect male fertility, even with a pad [LA Times]