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It's research, no joke. This sunny Web site, called Jester, tells you jokes and then records your responses for scientists to study. You rate jokes from "Not Funny" to "Very Funny." From your first 15 ratings, it determines your coordinates in "10-dimensional joke space." Then Jester strives to tickle your funny bone again with new jokes chosen to best fit your sense of humor. As you giggle, guffaw, or groan, Jester's creators at the University of California, Berkeley have the last laugh: Your responses test their latest database filtering algorithms.
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