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There are a lot of myths and aphorisms about the passage of time. A watched kettle never boils. Time flies when you're having fun. However, these observations could lead to some important discoveries about human psychology and how our brains perceive and remember various events in our lives. Does "proportionality theory" really explain why 8yo kids and 80yo senior citizens judge time differently? Here are just a few links on the topic of time. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 10th, 2014 @ 6:02pm

    A faggot.

    I'm gay.

    My dad is not pleased with this fact. Completely homophobic.

    Half the time his homophobia doesn't even make sense.

    >Fishing show on TV in the living room
    >Watching it with mom and dad
    >Mom: "I don't have the patience for that kind of stuff"
    >Me:"It doesn't feel like too long when you're out there"
    >Dad:"Time flies when you're a faggot."

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 11th, 2014 @ 1:07am

    oh americans... always wanting to torture people

     

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    Rekrul, Apr 11th, 2014 @ 8:55am

    "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana."

     

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    John Fenderson (profile), Apr 11th, 2014 @ 9:24am

    Aging and the passing of time

    "days and weeks may pass at a normal speed, but it's the years that seem to fly by."

    For me, the days and weeks fly by, compared to how they were when I was young, as well.

    I remember days seeming to go on forever in my youth. Sometimes pleasantly (a lazy summer day) and sometimes unpleasantly (watching each tick of the clock waiting for the school day to end).

    Now, however, each day and week seems to go by in the blink of an eye.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 11th, 2014 @ 11:03am

    Re: A faggot.

    Your dad is a real winner

    /s

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 11th, 2014 @ 11:46am

    or maybe the prisoners would like it...

    Okay, regarding the preceived-time-dilation drugs... Why are they being considered for prison use, instead of being hawked as the greatest thing since Viagra?

    I mean, I know we live in something like a police state now, but there ARE times when you'd WANT time to pass more slowly. :)

     

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    MatBastardson (profile), Apr 12th, 2014 @ 9:34am

    relatively speaking

    When you're 8, a year is an eighth of the total time you've been alive. When you're 80, a year is only one 80th of your of the time you've lived. That's why years seem to fly by when you're old, and when you're a kid you're like, "Next Summer?! That's a whole year away!"

     

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