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Her Morning Elegance - Directed by: Oren Lavie, Yuval & Merav Nathan. Photography: Eyal Landesman. Featuring: Shir Shomron Thanks Jenny!
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The resemblance between Bush and Obama is uncanny... The middle picture, which is coincidentally the average between the two, happens to be the best-looking IMO.
George W. Bush -> Barack H. ObamaTwitter To Go: How one local coffee shop used Twitter to double their clientele. What’s YOUR story? | Blog of Mr. Tweet
The energy scale..kind of like circle of fifths
Scale representation of magnitude energy, usually in Earthquakes.Top Documentary Films
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The text of Obama's inaugural speech5 Real Life Soldiers Who Make Rambo Look Like a Pussy | Cracked.com
We all understand that action movies are cheesy escapism. After all, could one commando really take out a whole compound full of bad guys? Actually, yes. It turns out the history books are full of stories of soldiers doing things so badass they'd hesitate to put them into a film for fear of killing the realism. Like these five, for example.Build the Perfect PC! Step-by-Step Illustrated How-To Guide | Maximum PC
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A pretty close assessmentLarry Osterman's WebLog : Why is the DOS path character "\"?
And how DOS builders added secret support to make it more like unix.
Why \ was used for paths in DOS.
The reason why DOS (and subsequently Windows) went with the backslash character to convey path information, instead of UNIX's forward-slash.
Why is there a "\" key on the keyboard in the first place? As far as I know, they aren't used in English grammar, and to this day, most common users don't know which is "back" and which is "forward."
Thanks Reddit! If you've ever wondered why all the paths on Windows machines are wrong, why the escape character on Windows is "^" and so on, please read this little piece.The Teenager Audio Test - Can you hear this sound?
This tone seems pretty low to not be picked up by people up to 40, let alone 25. That or my hearing at 33 is awesome...
Yep. Loud and clear.BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | 'Oldest English words' identified
'Oldest English words' identified
Some of the oldest words in English have been identified, scientists say.
Some of the oldest words in the English and other Indo-European languages have been identified, scientists believe.Reading University researchers say "I", "we", "two" and "three" are among the oldest in use and date back as much as 40,000 years.Why the Japanese Hate the iPhone | Gadget Lab from Wired.com
"The country is famous for being ahead of its time when it comes to technology, and the iPhone just doesn't cut it. For example, Japanese handset users are extremely into video and photos — and the iPhone has neither a video camera nor multimedia text messaging. And a highlight feature many in Japan enjoy on their handset is a TV tuner" YEAH IT'S ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY
Why the Japanese Hate the iPhone | Gadget Lab from Wired.comhttp://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2009/02/why-the-iphone.htm iPhone iphoneiphone iPhone iphoneiphoneThe Internet's 99 Greatest Hits - TIME
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from Tracey IsidroHigh Five Escalator at Improv Everywhere
Agent Lathan gave out 2,000 high fives by standing next to a subway escalator during the morning rush. Five additional agents spread out along the adjacent stairs, holding signs that prepared commuters for the upcoming high five fun. […] The subway station at 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue can be a nightmare in the morning. Thousands of commuters make a daily transfer from the E or V train to the 6 train. The first part of the transfer involves taking one of two giant escalators, which both run up in the morning to accommodate the huge crowd. […] Everyone is generally in a pretty crappy mood when they’re making this transfer with a herd of other people at the crack of dawn. It was definitely a location in need of a bit of fun.
Improv Everywhere causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places.
For our latest mission, Agent Lathan gave out 2,000 high fives by standing next to a subway escalator during the morning rush. Five additional agents spread out along the adjacent stairs, holding signs that prepared commuters for the upcoming high five fun
Oh very cute yes. Made me smile, anyway.The 20 Best Free PC Games - Gaming by ExtremeTech
Hey, times are tough. Games are expensive. What are you going to do, stop playing them? Hah! You can give your credit card a break and still stay up until 2am yelling at your computer monitor if you just know where to find all the best free PC games. Of course, the Web is a front of free entertainment. There are more lame flash games out there than you could possibly catalogue, and even a few really great ones. A Google search for "free games" will take you to any number of portals where you can play ad-supported flash games, or even awesome paid flash games like Robokill.
Some decent picks. I ended up playing Dyson for like 6hours after i read this. Worth browsing.Paleo-Future: French Prints Show the Year 2000 (1910)
The year 2000, as depicted by a french illustrator in the year 1910Playing The Beatles Backwards: The Ultimate Countdown | JamsBio Magazine
To most Beatles fans, choosing between the songs of the Fab 4 is a bit like choosing between children. But, on the JamsBio exclusive, Playing The Beatles Backwards, one intrepid fan dares to rank the original songs of The Beatles and give his reasons why in a worst-to-first countdown. Prepare to hit the message boards to defend your favorites, and follow the countdown all the way to Number 1.
o most Beatles fans, choosing between the songs of the Fab 4 is a bit like choosing between children.A disagreeably facetious type glossary
FOR THE AMUSEMENT & EDIFICATION OF PEOPLE BEGINNING A LOVE AFFAIR WITH FONTSWhy 99% of Entrepreneurs Fail: Because they don't do anything | Jessica Mah Meets World
There are three types of amateur entrepreneurs out there, and in my young life, I’ve been every single one of them. By coming to terms with my failures, I’m more prepared to classify which type of amateur entrepreneur I am, and thus preventing myself from failing in the same way again.
Type 1 Amateur Entrepreneur: All ideas, no implementation. Type 2 Amateur Entrepreneur: Lots of ideas and half assed implementations.7 Items You Won't Believe Are Actually Legal | Cracked.com
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Get-rich-quick schemes are extremely varied. For example, fake franchises, real estate "sure things", get-rich-quick books, wealth-building seminars, self-help gurus, sure-fire inventions, useless products, chain letters, fortune tellers, quack doctors, miracle pharmaceuticals, Nigerian money scams, charms and talismans are all used to separate the mark from his money. Variations include the pyramid scheme, Ponzi scheme and Matrix sale.
they keep changing and often contain elements of more than one type. This list should not be considered complete, but covers the most well-known confidence tricks. Throughout this list, the perpetrator of the confidence trick is frequently called a "con artist" or simply "artist", and the intended victim called a "mark".
Confidence tricks are difficult to classify, because they keep changing and often contain elements of more than one type. This list should not be considered complete, but covers the most well-known confidence tricks. Throughout this list, the perpetrator of the confidence trick is frequently called a "con artist" or simply "artist", and the intended victim called a "mark".
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Navegador web para videojuegos
World of Wacraft In Game Browserhttp://phd.pp.ru/Texts/fun/english-poem.txt
A poem demonstrating the many variant forms in English.
A poem of tricky words that highlight exactly how daunting English is to the non-native speaker. This shit is crazy.8 Racist Words You Use Every Day | Cracked.com
8 Racist Words You Use Every Day. Happy MLK day! You're a racist!
Have you ever worried that, no matter how hard you try, you'll just never be racist enough? Well, you're in luck. As it turns out, you've been unconsciously using racial slurs your entire life! Slurs like...Books and Music That Make You Dumb - Digits - WSJ.com
A 25-year-old Caltech graduate student has developed a tongue-in-cheek statistical look at taste and intelligence.
WSJ - Digits
Anyone who has ever sought to justify their own musical or literary taste may find some solace in the side project of Virgil Griffith, a 25-year-old Caltech graduate student known for embarrassing numerous corporations with his WikiScanner, the database that tracks the sources of anonymous edits to Wikipedia entries.
Using facebook statistics to find correlation between intellegence and taste.best of craigslist : Things my father taught me
There is a difference between an excuse and a reason, know the difference.
Moral lessonafrica_in_perspective_map.jpg 604×786 pixels
Africa is larger than china, argentina, us, india and western europe together.Derinkuyu, the mysterious underground city of Turkey | Corner Mystery
Pictures from an underground city built circa 1400 BCE. The map is amazing.
In 1963, an inhabitant of Derinkuyu (in the region of Capadocia, central Anatolia, Turkey), demolishing a wall of his house-cave, discovered astonished that behind the same was a mysterious room that never had seen; this room took to another one, and this one to another one and another oneâ€¦ By chance the underground city of Derinkuyu was shortage, whose first level could be excavated by hititas around year 1400 a.C.
Derinyuku es una de las ciudades subterrÃ¡neas antiguas mÃ¡s fascinantes que se han encontrado hasta ahora, una autentica ciudad bajo tierra.Musicthatmakesyoudumb
Average SAT (with standard error) for the 133 most popular entries for "favorite music" on facebook. The vertical axis doesn't mean anything.
counting crows? really?resume-infographic.jpg (JPEG Image, 1200x927 pixels)
Visual representation of a resume
Pretty cool and makes sense to me.BBC NEWS | Business | Inside a frozen pizza factory
Wo die Pizza herkommt...
While many retailers are feeling the pinch, the food industry is prospering with convenience food proving to be a popular item for many families who are eating out less than before. Two factories in the Irish Republic produce more than 150 million frozen pizzas a year.
i love the tomato sauce paint ball gun and the pepperoni slicer
Industrial Manufacturing process of frozen pizza...gross.
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Here is a list of tones that go from 8Hz all the way up to 22,000Hz. It’s fairly common for people who are over 25 years of age to not be able to hear above 15Hz, so this will help you find out where your high frequency hearing cuts off.
isn't the upper limit of audibility 20kHz? anyway, i can hear up to 20kHz, just barely.
I can hear 18kHz easy... 19 sounds like I hear a bit after the click and it immediately drops off... 20 sounds like there is a low buzz on the track... I'm guessing I'm not actually hearing the 20kHz sound... I was a drummer for 6 years... seems like I should have lost more hearing than that.
I can't hear the 19 kHz tone but I choose to blame my PowerBook's ancient speakers.Wonderful Wine Cellars For Any Room in Your House | dornob
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You've now crossed the boundary into profound hypothermia. By the time your core temperature has fallen to 88 degrees, your body has abandoned the urge to warm itself by shivering. Your blood is thickening like crankcase oil in a cold engine. Your oxygen consumption, a measure of your metabolic rate, has fallen by more than a quarter...Top 10 Time-Lapse Videos Show Nature at Work | Wired Science from Wired.com
The world is filled with sluggish spectacles. Watching them would be painful were it not for time-lapse photography, which can make those long stories short and remarkably entertaining. When a
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Short time lapse for science conceptsGRcade.com • View topic - BLH's tour of Chernobyl. Hello Digg/Reddit/world!!
picture tour of Chernobyl ruins
We start not far from the remains of a tiny village. The village was destroyed, and then buried under orders from the soviets for being too radioactive. It was buried out of the Soviets desire to cover up the accident more than anything else. Ironically, the name of the village translated to English is called 'Diggers'..The four stages of programming competence « Devthought
Which one are you? I'm probably a 3The Bygone Bureau — A Journal of Modern Thought
The Bygone Bureau is a journal of modern thought, specializing in travel writing and cultural criticism. We launched on June 25, 2007 and update every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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interesting though probably incorrect in many ways. relationship from sat scores to music tasteLongest common subsequence
Starting with a list of runners ordered by finishing time, select a sublist of runners who are getting younger. What is the longest such sublist?
Longest common subsequence
Taking a brief step back, this article is the third of a series. In the first episode we posed a puzzle: Starting with a list of runners ordered by finishing time, select a sublist of runners who are getting younger. What is the longest such sublist? In the second episode we coded up a brute force solution which searched all possible sublists to find an optimal solution. Although the code was simple and succinct, its exponential complexity made it unsuitable for practical use. In this episode we’ll discuss an elegant algorithm which solves our particular problem as a special case. On the way we’ll visit dynamic programming, Python decorators, version control and genetics.YouTube - Did You Know
Googles aprilfools joke
Googles April Fools Day Joke
Happy April 1st!
Even more from Google, and even sillier
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Truth is sometimes a little bit more awesome than fiction.
Most people have already seen the following images in the ‘WTF’ sections of social bookmarking sites, in threads dedicated to badass pictures or just circulated through their inboxes by the5 Ways 'Common Sense' Lies To You Everyday | Cracked.com
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market for news that circumvents government control but, as we have found out, rumor mills like to fill infClever as a Fox
The Russian geneticist Dmitri Belyaev provided a very interesting potential explanation. Genetics at the time was preoccupied with easily measurable traits that could be passed on - if you bred dogs, you could pick the biggest puppies, breed them, and they would produce bigger dogs on average. Fine. But that is selection of a single simple trait, something that likely did not require that many genes to “switch” in order for the puppies to be bigger.
Well, designer pets for one. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the project ran into serious financial trouble in the late 1990s. They had to cut down the amount of foxes drastically, and the project survived primarily on funding obtained from selling the tame foxes as exotic pets. Imagine a menagerie of dwarf exotic animals, who crave human attention and form bonds with people. It would be obscenely profitable. And the out there thought for the day? We’re doing this to ourselves. We don’t encourage people to act aggressively all day to everyone they meet. We reward certain behaviours more than other behaviours. My unprovable conjecture? Humanity is selecting itself for certain behaviours, and the traits we think of as fundamentally human (loss of hair, retention of juvenile characteristics relative to primates) are a side effect of this self-selection.
Dmitri Belyaev foxes
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Step by step of how this amazing Wall-E case mod was made.
This project took 18 days from this Russian guy to accomplish. It all has began after he has watched that cartoon. An idea sparked thru his head “I want to build such thing to hold my computer stuff in it”. A solid-metal Wall-E computer case, each detail carefully cut from the metal sheets processed and put in place. Swiss precision homemade heavy metal WallE geeky step-by-step history is waiting us below:
some interesting pics from russia including a crazy case mod
Impressive case mod of wall-e.
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лекции в москве расписание
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Всякие бесплатные лекции и экскурсии куда можно сходитьYouTube - Susan Boyle - Singer - Britains Got Talent 2009
Do watch when you get a moment. After all the crazy videos you see of people making a fool of themselves, this was really cool. I almost cried for her. Maybe because it is my favorite Les Mis song, but whatev.Gizmodo - NYU Student Conducts Most Adorable Robot Experiment Ever - Tweenbot
Best. Art. Evar.
The tweenbot, a cardboard-bodied, cheerful little bugger, is equipped with a flag stating its intended destination. Since it can only move forward, it depends on the kindness of strangers to guide it and remove obstacles.Gizmodo - Time Travel Cheat Sheet - Time travel cheat sheet
So you've gone back in time with just a gun, a few clips and your pants. What now? This is what. [Topatoco via Buzzfeed - Thanks Audrius!]
Just in case. :)
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cool visual on where tax dollars are spentInfinite Photograph -- As Seen On Earth -- The Green Guide
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from New ScientistPirates of Somalia - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Pirates of Somalia Somali pirates continue their attacks against international ships in and around the Gulf of Aden, despite the deterrent of stepped-up international naval escorts and patrols - and the increased failure rate of their attacks. Under agreements with Somalia, the U.N, and each other, ships belonging to fifteen countries now patrol the area. Somali pirates - who have won themselves nearly $200 million in ransom since early 2008 - are being captured more frequently now, and handed over to authorities in Kenya, Yemen and Somalia for trial. Collected here are some recent photos of piracy off the coast of Somalia, and the international efforts to rein it in. (30 photos total)
Sélection de photos sur les pirates Somaliens qui sévissent actuellement dans le Golf d'Aden. Mais aussi des autorités internationales qui y sont basées pour les arrêter.
Somali pirates continue their attacks against international ships in and around the Gulf of Aden, despite the deterrent of stepped-up international naval escorts and patrols - and the increased failure rate of their attacks. Under agreements with Somalia, the U.N, and each other, ships belonging to fifteen countries now patrol the area. Somali pirates - who have won themselves nearly $200 million in ransom since early 2008 - are being captured more frequently now, and handed over to authorities in Kenya, Yemen and Somalia for trial. Collected here are some recent photos of piracy off the coast of Somalia, and the international efforts to rein it in. (30 photos total)
Collected here are some recent photos of piracy off the coast of Somalia, and the international efforts to rein it in.64 Things Every Geek Should Know
pagina interesante sobre tecnologiaAmerican Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse
Get the latest in science news, including space, physics, planet earth, discoveries, NASA, satellites, and space travel from Wired.com
Stonehenge in Georgia
Fascinating, thanks Pam!
The strangest monument in America looms over a barren knoll in northeastern Georgia. Five massive slabs of polished granite rise out of the earth in a star pattern.21 Brilliant Photos That Look Like They’re Photoshopped But Are Not @ SmashingApps
Opensource, Free and Usefull Online Resources for Designers and Developers
21 Brilliant Photos That Look Like They’re Photoshopped But Are NotPhilip Greenspun’s Weblog » How Rich Countries Die
How Rich Countries Die
This is a book report on The Rise and Decline of Nations: Economic Growth, Stagflation, and Social Rigidities, by Mancur Olson. There isn’t a whole lot about how nations pulled themselves out of their medieval stagnation (see A Farewell to Alms for that), so a better title for this still-in-print book from 1982 would be “How Rich Countries Die.”The 5 Things I’d Tell My 21 Year Old Entrepreneurial Self | JonBischke.com
"take as much risk as you can as early as you can"
+ excellent quote: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” —Jim Rohn.Lost in Space | Articles | Features | Fortean Times UK
What really happened to Russia's missing cosmonauts? An incredible tale of space hacking, espionage and death in the lonely reaches of space.
Midnight, 19 May 1961. A crisp frost had descended on Turin’s city centre which was deserted and deathly silent. Well, almost. Two brothers, aged 20 and 23, raced through the grid-like streets (that would later be made famous by the film The Italian Job) in a tiny Fiat 600, which screamed in protest as they bounced across one cobbled piazza after another at top speed. The Fiat was loaded with dozens of iron pipes and aluminium sheets which poked out of windows and were strapped to the roof. The car screeched to a halt outside the city’s tallest block of flats. Grabbing their assorted pipes, along with a large toolbox, the two brothers ran up the stairs to the rooftop. Moments later, the city’s silence was rudely broken once more as they set to work: a concerto of hammering, clattering, sawing and shouting. Suddenly, an angry voice rang out; the man who lived on the floor below leant out of the window and screamed: “Will you stop that racket, I’m trying to sleep!” One of the young me
What really happened to Russia's missing cosmonauts? An incredible tale of space hacking, espionage and death in the lonely reaches of space. FT233 Midnight, 19 May 1961.Five Reasons Why
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If this video doesn't bring a tear to your eyes and makes you smile for the rest of the day, you are a cold hearted bastard. Watch it from beginning to end—you won't regret it. This cover of Stand By Me was recorded by completely unknown artists in a street virtual studio all around the world. It all started with a base track—vocals and guitar—recorded on the streets of Santa Monica, California, by a street musician called Roger Ridley. The base track was then taken to New Orleans, Louisiana, where Grandpa Elliott—a blind singer from the French Quarter—added vocals and harmonica while listening to Ridley's base track on headphones. In the same city, Washboard Chaz's added some metal percussion to it. And from there, it just gets rock 'n' rolling bananas: The producers took the resulting mix all through Europe, Africa, and South America, adding new tracks with multiple instruments and vocals that were assembled in the final version you are seeing in this video. All done with a simple
Nice little music video.
If this video doesn't bring a tear to your eyes and makes you smile for the rest of the day, you are a cold hearted bastard. Watch it from beginning to end—you won't regret it.100 Amazing Futuristic Design Concepts We Wish Were Real | Webdesigner Depot
webdesignerdepot.com (excellent collection!)
Concept designers are also referred to as visual futurists. These concept designs may not be on the market yet, but they can still inspire you to createPLOT: Table of Contents
“Programming Language for Old Timers (PLOT) is a new dialect of Lisp designed by Dave Moon in February 2006, and thoroughly revised and simplified November 2007 and March 2008. I have been developing PLOT as a hobby, with the idea of for once having a programming language which does everything the right way. You know it is right when both simplicity and power are maximized, while at the same time confusion and the need for kludges are minimized.”
A LISP-style programming language by David A. Moon.
Notable features: - structural macrosThe Many Uses of Vodka
Oh, I am so making a vodka face toner.
#16. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the urushiol oil from your skin.
Some good tips in here
Interesting uses EditionReverse Engineering the Twelve Days of Christmas
“In this course we will be using the programming language Lisp...” Argh! Not that again! What is it with Lisp? Ok, maybe at Harvard they do that sort of thing, but this was MIT! Don't they hack computers here?
“If you already know how to program, you may be at a disadvantage because you will have to unlearn some bad habits.”
interesting account of someone's first taste of lispAnnals of Innovation: How David Beats Goliath: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
It isn’t surprising that the tournament directors found Eurisko’s strategies beyond the pale. It’s wrong to sink your own ships, they believed. And they were right. But let’s remember who made that rule: Goliath. And let’s remember why Goliath made that rule: when the world has to play on Goliath’s terms, Goliath wins.
"Insurgents, though, operate in real time. Lawrence hit the Turks, in that stretch in the spring of 1917, nearly every day, because he knew that the more he accelerated the pace of combat the more the war became a battle of endurance—and endurance battles favor the insurgent."http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/
Leonardo of Pisa was born around 1170 AD in (of course) Pisa, Italy. While not quite as famous as some other Italian or Ninja Turtle Leonardos, we do have a lot to thank him for. His most notable contribution to your life is probably found on the top row of your keyboard. While traveling through North Africa, Leo discovered that the local number system of 0-9 was far superior than the obscure combination of X’s, V’s and I’s the Romans had invented a millennium earlier to confuse later generations of elementary school students. Leonardo brought this number system to Europe and eventually we invented Sudoku with it.50 Terrific iTunes U Lectures to Get You Through the Economic Crisis - Learn-gasm
If you’re feeling the pinch in your paycheck, you may or may not feel comfortable going back to school right now, even if it can help your career prospects in the long run. You can, however, visit iTunes U for free access to helpful courses that will enlighten you to the state of the economy, inspire you to start your own business, and give you a little more perspective on what you should be doing with your money. Economic Principles Review the basics of economics here. 1. What’s the point of economics?: Learn why the study of economics is still relevant today. [University of Cambridge] 2. Microeconomic Analysis: Learn all about resource allocation and price determination in this course. [UC Berkeley] 3. Trade and Economics: This lecture will teach you all about the role of trade in economics. [CSIS] 4. Principles of Macroeconomics: This lecture will help you understand the principles of macroeconomics. [Rose State College] 5. Statistics: This course teaches the funda
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Apple's Twitter case studyWho Protects The Internet? | Popular Science
how it works
""There is no time for celebration when we fix a cable," Rennie says. "There is lots of pressure from cable owners to move quickly. They are losing revenue."" そんなに頻繁に切れてるのかぁ… (いや、確かにそうだけど)
"For the past five years, John Rennie has braved the towering waves of the North Atlantic Ocean to keep your e-mail coming to you. As chief submersible engineer aboard the Wave Sentinel, part of the fleet operated by U.K.-based undersea installation and maintenance firm Global Marine Systems, Rennie--a congenial, 6'4", 57-year-old Scotsman--patrols the seas, dispatching a remotely operated submarine deep below the surface to repair undersea cables."
Como ufuncionan los cables submarinos por internet
Pull up the wrong undersea cable, and the Internet goes dark in Berlin or Dubai. See our animated infographics of how the web works!
to be readWhat Goes Around Comes Around | The Inspiration Room Daily
Four posters were designed to wrap around poles, campaigning for an end to the war in Iraq, pointing to the Global Coalition for Peace web site. Grenades, rifles, missiles and tank guns come round the pole to catch up with the aggressor in each poster. What goes around comes around.
Art / Posters / Messaging with Design
Love it, very clever.
Marketing Advertising & Creative News WorldwideGalactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party on Vimeo
on Vimeo — pretty frickin' cool!
Time lapse video of night sky as it passes over the 2009 Texas Star Party in Fort Davis, Texas. The galactic core of Milky Way is brightly displayed. Images taken with 15mm fisheye lens.
Time lapse video of night sky as it passes over the 2009 Texas Star Party in Fort Davis, Texas. The galactic core of Milky Way is brightly displayed. Images taken with 15mm fisheye lens.1741723.gif (GIF Image, 1415x2000 pixels)
Ever wondered what that off-ramp configuration was called? Now you know.
Fascinating description of motorway/freeway interchanges. I didn't know they all had names. The Maryland Braid is my favourite.Mary Roach: 10 things you didn't know about orgasm | Video on TED.com
I really thought this was a joke.
A very exciting day for LEGO enthusiasts, the company has announced a Frank Lloyd Wright Series to their new division, LEGO Architecture. The division will also feature other works from around the world and different architects. I shed a tear today wishing this division had existed in my youth. /AMCHow Silicon Chips Are Made | PC Plus
PC Plus is the UK's premier technology magazine, bringing you all the latest news, reviews, features, tutorials and more.Dept. of Science: Don’t!: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
Once Mischel began analyzing the results, he noticed that low delayers, the children who rang the bell quickly, seemed more likely to have behavioral problems, both in school and at home. They got lower S.A.T. scores. They struggled in stressful situations, often had trouble paying attention, and found it difficult to maintain friendships. The child who could wait fifteen minutes had an S.A.T. score that was, on average, two hundred and ten points higher than that of the kid who could wait only thirty seconds.
who could wait only thirty sec
The marshmallow test -- longitudinal studies show that it may predict future success better than intelligence
The ability to delay gratification is a far better predictor of academic performance than I.Q. "Intelligence is really important, but it's still not as important as self-control."
In the late nineteen-sixties, Carolyn Weisz, a four-year-old with long brown hair, was invited into a “game room” at the Bing Nursery School, on the campus of Stanford University. The room was little more than a large closet, containing a desk and a chair. Carolyn was asked to sit down in the chair and pick a treat from a tray of marshmallows, cookies, and pretzel sticks. Carolyn chose the marshmallow. Although she’s now forty-four, Carolyn still has a weakness for those air-puffed balls of corn syrup and gelatine. “I know I shouldn’t like them,” she says. “But they’re just so delicious!” A researcher then made Carolyn an offer: she could either eat one marshmallow right away or, if she was willing to wait while he stepped out for a few minutes, she could have two marshmallows when he returned. He said that if she rang a bell on the desk while he was away he would come running back, and she could eat one marshmallow but would forfeit the second. Then he left the room.
Don’t! The secret of self-control.No such thing as "deleted" on the Internet : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech
photos stay on facebook for weeksabout DIGITAL COMICS by ~Balak01 on deviantART
Creating a comic in the digital medium
Art - community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints.Map the Fallen
An incredible Google Earth map locating casualties of Iraq and Afghanistan War, by home of record and approx place of death. Powerful.Illustration tutorials
How to draw stuff!How To Tie A Tie from 2tieatie.com
I often need knots. I have often learned the knots I need. But these two things never happen close enough together to result in long term knowledge storage. This Make blog post gave me the idea of collecting a few useful ones and putting them on wallet card.
knots diy reference howto lifehacksNational Weather Service - NWS Spokane
On the evening of March 31st, 2009, Tim Tevebaugh was driving home from work east of Craigmont in the southern Idaho Panhandle (see map below). Across the rolling hay fields, Tim saw a very unusual phenomenon. The snow rollers that he took pictures of are extremely rare because of the unique combination of snow, wind, temperature and moisture needed to create them. They form with light but sticky snow and strong (but not too strong) winds. Some snow rollers are formed by gravity (i.e. rolling down a hill), but in this case, the snow rollers were generated by the wind. These snow rollers formed during the day as they weren't present in the morning on Tim's drive to work.
This is so cool, like tumbleweeds, only snow
weirdness... natural rolled up snow. It looks like what happens when I try to make a snowman.
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Look at this! Cool!
２０世紀（１９０１年～２０００年）に出版された文系の学術書の中で、どの本が多く引用されているかを１００位まで調べてみたLandmark study: DRM truly does make pirates out of us all - Ars Technica
DRM has affected how people use their content beyond simply protecting IP; restricts what would otherwise be considered fair use.
A UK researcher has spent years interviewing people about whether DRM has affected their ability to use content in ways ordinarily protected by the law. Surprise! It has, even leading one sight-impaired woman to piracy.
End users are allowed to time-shift programs, but Jill Johnstone of the National Consumer Council notes that "the way DRM is being used is causing serious problems for consumers, including unreasonable limitations on the use of digital products and infringement of consumer rights. "The Optimist Conspectus » A compendium of contemporary optimism, one perspective at a time.
Hi guys! Today we will delight you with another beautiful image collection. Night scenes. 100 photographs of gorgeous urban and rural landscapes and views.
Stunning Photos of Night Scenes
Hi guys! Today we will delight you with another beautiful image collection. Night scenes. 100 photographs of gorgeous urban and rural landscapes and views. A mixture of darkness and lights, a real static show of contrasts and beauty.Shut up! Announcing your plans makes you less motivated to accomplish them. | Derek Sivers
Something to think about when you wonder if you “see” reality.
So we’re forced to realize a very interesting conclusion. The wavelength of a photon certainly reflects a color – but we cannot produce every color the human eye sees by a single photon of a specific wavelength. There is no such thing as a pink laser – two lasers must be mixed to produce that color. There are “real” colors (we call them pure spectral or monochromatic colors) and “unreal” colors that only exist in the brain.
While we consider this rather trivial today, at the time you’d be laughed out of the room if you suggested this somehow illustrated a fundamental property of light and color. The popular theory of the day was that color was a mixture of light and dark, and that prisms simply colored light. Color went from bright red (white light with the smallest amount of “dark” added) to dark blue (white light with the most amount of “dark” added before it turned black).Magic and the Brain: Teller Reveals the Neuroscience of Illusion
"Tricks work only because magicians know, at an intuitive level, how we look at the world," says Macknik, lead author of the paper. "Even when we know we're going to be tricked, we still can't see it, which suggests that magicians are fooling the mind at a very deep level." By reverse-engineering these deceptions, Macknik hopes to illuminate the mental loopholes that make us see a woman get sawed in half or a rabbit appear out of thin air even when we know such stuff is impossible. "Magicians were taking advantage of these cognitive illusions long before any scientist identified them," Martinez-Conde says.
GReader: Magic and the Brain: Teller Reveals the Neuroscience of Illusion http://ow.ly/5xUu [from http://twitter.com/ChipRiley/statuses/1725035126]
Retweeting @copyblogger: Penn & Teller Reveal the Neuroscience of Illusion - http://is.gd/vRUV [from http://twitter.com/apoorvgadwal/statuses/1698147950]
""People take reality for granted," Teller says shortly before stepping onstage. "Reality seems so simple. We just open our eyes and there it is. But that doesn't mean it is simple." For Teller (that's his full legal name), magic is more than entertainment. He wants his tricks to reveal the everyday fraud of perception so that people become aware of the tension between what is and what seems to be. Our brains don't see everything—the world is too big, too full of stimuli."Girl Who Does Not Age, Brooke Greenberg Baffles Doctors - ABC News
science aging health weird genetics news
there's something more than meets the eye, here.How To Hack Your Brain, Part 1: Sleep | Dustin Curtis
Porqué hay 60 minutos en una hora.Billie Tweets - a Twitter tribute to Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean"
The lyrics to Billie Jean as found in public tweets and synchronized to the famous music video.
Tributo a Michael Jackson y una muy interesante aplicación de los twitts :)Fifty Books for Our Times | Newsweek Books | Newsweek.com
Before Wall-E, there was this penetrating parable of the grim future of technology and life on an Earth without animals (and the basis for Blade Runner).
We know it's insane. We know people will ask why on earth we think that an 1875 British satirical novel is the book you need to read right now—or, for that matter, why it even made the cut. The fact is, no one needs another best-of list telling you how great The Great Gatsby is. What we do need, in a world with precious little time to read (and think), is to know which books—new or old, fiction or nonfiction—open a window on the times we live in, whether they deal directly with the issues of today or simply help us see ourselves in new and surprising ways. Which is why we'd like you to sit down with Anthony Trollope, and these 49 other remarkably trenchant voices.Sixty Symbols - Physics and Astronomy videos
Sixty Symbols - Physics and Astronomy [Fine Structure Constant] [Schrödinger's cat] [Frequency]
video science curiousSR-71 Break-Up
Among professional aviators, there's a well-worn saying: Flying is simply hours of boredom punctuated by moments of stark terror. And yet, I don't recall too many periods of boredom during my 30-year career with Lockheed, most of which was spent as a test pilot.
"My aircraft disintegrated around me at Mach3, 78,000ft" (hat tip to Dan Kuper for the link)What happened to me and the new girl (or: “The girl who cried Webmaster”) — The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century
Guy dates a girl who claims to be a geek too, he catches her because she claimed to prove P=NP. Reminds me of the lies I faced when I dated ER, but this one is worse.
The sad story of a guy taken for a ride.Two Centuries On, a Cryptologist Cracks a Presidential Code - WSJ.com
For more than 200 years, buried deep within Thomas Jefferson's correspondence and papers, there lay a mysterious cipher -- a coded message that appears to have remained unsolved. Until now. The cryptic message was sent to President Jefferson in December 1801 by his friend and frequent correspondent, Robert Patterson, a mathematics professor at the University of Pennsylvania. President Jefferson and Mr. Patterson were both officials at the American Philosophical Society -- a group that promoted scholarly research in the sciences and humanities -- and were enthusiasts of ciphers and other codes, regularly exchanging letters about them.
SweetKsplice - Ksplice Uptrack
Ksplice Uptrack is a new service that lets you effortlessly keep your systems up to date and secure, without rebooting. Once you’ve completed the easy installation process, your system will be set up to receive rebootless updates instead of traditional, disruptive updates. Learn more.
Ksplice Uptrack is a new service that lets you effortlessly keep your systems up to date and secure, without rebooting. Once you’ve completed the easy installation process, your system will be set up to receive rebootless updates instead of traditional, disruptive updates.
This software lets you update your linux system without the need for a reboot. Looks pretty promising, available for ubuntu now.God is Imaginary - 50 simple proofs
God is ImaginaryTechnology Review: Blogs: arXiv blog: Why Incompetence Spreads through Big Organizations
Promoting the people most competent at one job does not mean that they'll be better at another, according to a new simulation of hierarchical organizations.
But is there a better way of choosing individuals for promotion? It turns out that there is, say Pluchino and co. Their model shows that two other strategies outperform the conventional method of promotion. The first is to alternately promote first the most competent and then the least competent individuals. And the second is to promote individuals at random. Both of these methods improve, or at least do not diminish, the efficiency of an organization.
"All new members in a hierarchical organization climb the hierarchy until they reach their level of maximum incompetence."
Person is good at job, person is promoted. Repeat until person ends up in job they're not good at.
Agent-based simulation of the Peter PrincipleCocoon - Cocoon
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ganzfeld procedure, inverted binoculars painkiller, rubber hand illusion, pinocchia illusion, purkinje lightsThe New York Review of Ideas
The neurological assessment of the benefits of swearing. Also, researchers found that when we swear too much, the words lose the power of emotion.The Game Crafter - Your game REALIZED - Home
Huxley vs Orwell17 More Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped | Cracked.com
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This is the fourth installment of our series where we prove that sometimes, real life is stranger than Photoshop. So enjoy our continuing chronicle of jaw-dropping pics that make you shout "FAKE!" the moment you see them, but in fact are not. Even if, in some cases, we really wish they were ...mental_floss Blog » 10 Ways to Learn Stuff While Procrastinating Online
It’s Monday. You’ve had a nice, long, idle weekend, and—what’s this? Someone who says they’re your boss wants you to do work?! Well, we’ll have none of that, will we? Of course not – this is the internet. Frittering away hours in front of mental_floss’ Amazing Fact Generator is always an option. But here are 10 other easy ways to put off whatever you’re supposed to be doing while also getting your knowledge fixWant to keep your wallet? Carry a baby picture - Times Online
Times OnlineSenior City-zens: The World's 10 Oldest Still-Inhabited Cities | WebUrbanist
Next stop: Cholula!
Amazindly, the list misses China!!!
Urban society may seem a modern phenomenon but cities have been around for a lot longer than one might think. Indeed, once nomadic tribes began to settle in one location, they saw that it was good, became fruitful, and multiplied. Decades, centuries and millennia passed while war, climate change and human migration all took their toll. Relatively few ancient cities have managed to survive the test of time. Here are 10 that have not only survived, but continue to thrive.
The oldest thriving cities, travel-porn pics.Seth's Blog: This is broken
Retweeting @TEDchris: I saw Seth Godin give the GEL talk just posted on his blog "This is broken". Funny, insightful. http://is.gd/tDwb [from http://twitter.com/nextyunus/statuses/1573958589]
This is broken /Seth's Blog/ - I did this talk about three years ago. I have to admit that very little in ... http://tinyurl.com/clhjvp [from http://twitter.com/jorgefsb/statuses/1573738938]
Define broken, categorize broken, and note that some things are broken on purpose as a filtering system.The Technium: Was Moore's Law Inevitable?
Moore's Law is one of the few Moira threads we've teased out in our short history in the technium. There must be others. Most of the technium's predetermined developments remain hidden, not yet uncovered, by tools not yet invented. But we've learned to look for them. Searching, we can see similar laws peeking out now. These "laws" are reflexes of the technium that kick in regardless of the social climate. They too will spawn progress, and inspire new powers and new desires as they unroll in ordered sequence. Perhaps these self-governing dynamics will appear in genetics, or in pharmaceuticals, or in cognition. Once a dynamic like Moore's Law is launched and made visible, the fuels of finance, competition, and markets will push the law to its limits and keep it riding along that curve until it has consumed its physical potential.Emails From Crazy People
People be crazy.How To Live (Comfortably) on $36 A Month For Food | Andrew Hyde - Startups. Start Here.
the auditory illusions are interesting!
New Scientist's guide to the simple techniques that will uncover the inner workings of your grey matterThe Browser | the world in a window
the world in a windowIs Quantum Mechanics Controlling Your Thoughts? | Subatomic Particles | DISCOVER Magazine
Much like This American LIfe, but with a historical focus.
Remember to subscribe to this in Zune.The Top 100 Web Sites of 2009 - Reviews by PC Magazine
Our picks for the hottest Web sites and Web trends of the year, plus some old favorites to enjoy.Mario AI Competition 2009
Hell yeahHow Netflix gets your movies to your mailbox so fast -- chicagotribune.com
Out of sight in Carol Stream, 42 people move 60,000 discs daily with quiet efficiency. But don't drop off your flicks there.A Textbook Example of What’s Wrong with Education | Edutopia
A former schoolbook editor parses the politics of educational publishing.
K-12 textbooks; influence of Texas on the process; influence of Texas 'conservative Christian activists' on the selection process; "A former schoolbook editor parses the politics of educational publishing."Modern Love - Those Aren’t Fighting Words, Dear - NYTimes.com
love this...amazing story about love and strength
"Let’s say you have what you believe to be a healthy marriage. You’re still friends and lovers after spending more than half of your lives together. […] Sure, you have your marital issues, but on the whole you feel so self-satisfied about how things have worked out that you would never, in your wildest nightmares, think you would hear these words from your husband one fine summer day: 'I don’t love you anymore. I’m not sure I ever did. I’m moving out. The kids will understand. They’ll want me to be happy.' But wait. This isn’t the divorce story you think it is. Neither is it a begging-him-to-stay story. It’s a story about hearing your husband say 'I don’t love you anymore' and deciding not to believe him. And what can happen as a result."How to Eliminate Compulsive Internet Fiddling
Not often, but it happens. Sometimes I get so intimidated by work that I end up procrastinating online. I started my workday at 6 a.m. last Monday hoping to get the week off to a good start, but I found myself reading a Wikipedia entry on the many versions of “Blade Runner” three hours later.
Man, I need to follow this plan
WWD rolls out a five-point plan, one they claim is needed to eliminate the gap between what you think are your biggest time wasters from your actual time wasters. The distinction is an important one because, without accurate data, any other efforts to cut down on your web wandering will probably be unsuccessful. The plan starts with a simple pen-and-paper audit to identify where your attention goes (aside from, you know, this site). They also suggest setting up visible reminders, like a sticky note with an arrow that points to the screen and the words, "Is this really what you want to be doing right now?" Once you've got the first step down, the full five-point plan helps you figure out why you engage in such behavior and offers ways to kick the compulsive surfing habit.my evolution as a programmer
I was reading an article on "Lambda the Ultimate" about Bruce Mills's book "A Theoretical Introduction to Programming," and in particular about the difference between "menu-lookup" writing of glue code, and "real programming", which the author defines as "to increase the computational capacity, to begin with a set of operations, and develop them into new operations that were not obviously implicit in the original set."
A really nice and introspective peek into Kragen's development as a programmer. Lots of nice insights.Next Big Sound
Track how millions of fans interact with online music everyday.
mostra quando as bandas são mais ouvidas no last.fm, myspace e iLikeThe Legend of Cliff Young: The 61 Year Old Farmer Who Won the World’s Toughest Race - Elite Feet
When you've reached a point of incredible optimization in the current paradigm, sometimes there's a huge amount of room for improvement simply by thinking outside the box.
Search him on youtube to beleive it
In 1983, a man named Cliff Young showed up at the start of this race. Cliff was 61 years old and wore overalls and work boots. To everyone's shock, Cliff wasn't a spectator. He picked up his race number and joined the other runners.Excuses, Excuses: An Excerpt from Teacher Man | Book Excerpts | Reader's Digest
An example of a great educator seizing and idea and putting it into practice.
Frank McCourtHow Different Groups Spend Their Day - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
super-interesting vizGone Forever: What Does It Take to Really Disappear? | Vanish | Wired.com
On a case study, and investigators discussings the difficulties
How modern information gathering technology complicates the lives of those who want to start a new life.
The urge to disappear, to shed one’s identity and reemerge in another, surely must be as old as human society. It’s a fantasy that can flicker tantalizingly on the horizon at moments of crisis or grow into a persistent daydream that accompanies life’s daily burdens. A fight with your spouse leaves you momentarily despondent, perhaps, or a longtime relationship feels dead on its feet. Your mortgage payment becomes suddenly unmanageable, or a pile of debts gradually rises above your head. Maybe you simply awaken one day unable to shake your disappointment over a choice you could have made or a better life you might have had. And then the thought occurs to you: What if I could drop everything, abandon my life’s baggage, and start over as someone else?
a plan to escape
For Matthew Alan Sheppard, all of the anxiety, deception, and delusion converged in one moment on a crisp winter weekend in February 2008.Geekologie
Referencia HardwareGet High Now
visual and audio mind bendersSCIENCE HOBBYIST: Traffic Waves, physics for bored commuters
Traffic jams are sometimes caused by drivers' competitive behavior. In certain situations the actions of a single driver can lessen traffic congestion or even erase a traffic jam completely.
Traffic jams are sometimes caused by drivers' competitive behavior. In certain situations the actions of a single driver can lessen traffic congestion or even erase a traffic jam completely.Why Craigslist Is Such a Mess
Great article on the problems with Craigslist as well as a good profile on the founder
The Internet's great promise is to make the world's information universally accessible and useful. So how come when you arrive at the most popular dating site in the US you find a stream of anonymous come-ons intermixed with insults, ads for prostitutes, naked pictures, and obvious scams?
Newmark's claim of almost total disinterest in wealth dovetails with the way craigslist does business. Besides offering nearly all of its features for free, it scorns advertising, refuses investment, ignores design, and does not innovate. Ordinarily, a company that showed such complete disdain for the normal rules of business would be vulnerable to competition, but craigslist has no serious rivals. The glory of the site is its size and its price. But seen from another angle, craigslist is one of the strangest monopolies in history, where customers are locked in by fees set at zero and where the ambiance of neglect is not a way to extract more profit but the expression of a worldview.
"If most people are good and their needs are simple, all you have to do to serve them well is build a minimal infrastructure allowing them to get together and work things out for themselves. Any additional features are almost certainly superfluous and could even be damaging." "During the company's first years, Newmark approved nearly every message on the list, and in the decade since he has spent much of his time eliminating offensive ones. Even by the most conservative accounting, he has passed judgment on tens of thousands of classified ads. Very few people could do this and thrive." "These all signal Newmark and Buckmaster's wariness about what humans, including themselves, might do if given the chance. There may be a peace sign on every page, but the implicit political philosophy of craigslist has a deeply conservative, even a tragic cast. Every day the choristers of the social web chirp their advice about openness and trust; craigslist follows none of it"
this is the anti-businessLEARN SOMETHING EVERYDAY
Aprenda algo todos os dias, traz considerações de forma humorísticas à fatos e personalidades da história, com um boa dose de sarcasmo e inteligência.
You'll learn something new, if useless, everyday.
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Fantastic!!!!!The Coin Flip: A Fundamentally Unfair Proposition? - Coding the Wheel
The Coin Flip: A Fundamentally Unfair Proposition?The Good Enough Revolution: When Cheap and Simple Is Just Fine
Suggests that high production values, high quality products are not where the mainstream market is. Looks at digital video cameras, legal services, health care, and Web content. Made me think about legal publishing, where increased costs are justified by "value added" content, which gets very little use. At some point the "good enough" plateau will be reached so that lawyers and librarians will not continue to pay for improvements that go beyond what is valued.
Interesting article on how goods are increasingly becoming just good enough as opposed to high quality
Interesting article but sorely mistaken about the novelty of 'good enough'. This is an old phychological framework.
After some trial and error, Pure Digital released what it called the Flip Ultra in 2007. The stripped-down camcorder had lots of downsides. It captured relatively low-quality 640 x 480 footage at a time when Sony, Panasonic, and Canon were launching camcorders capable of recording in 1080 hi-def. It had a minuscule viewing screen, no color-adjustment features, and only the most rudimentary controls. It didn't even have an optical zoom. But it was small (slightly bigger than a pack of smokes), inexpensive ($150, compared with $800 for a midpriced Sony), and so simple to operate—from recording to uploading—that pretty much anyone could figure it out in roughly 6.7 seconds.Official Gmail Blog: More on today's Gmail issue
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/more-on-todays-gmail-issue.html for those who haven't read their blag
Who noticed this? It was no Google day!
Gmail web interface came back online.
Info on gmail issues and apps97 Things Every Programmer Should Know - Programmer 97-things
Nette Übersicht über 97 Sachen die jeder Programmierer wissen sollte :)
FreightRefunds.com - Provides freight audit for clients who ship cargo via ocean freight and the refunds are paid to clients directly from the service providers.If your company is not paid a refund, our service at Ocean Freight Refunds Inc. (OFR) is free of charge.Dark Roasted Blend: Unusual and Marvelous Maps
mapas map maps
"Hideous monsters devouring ships? Old map symbols, correctly showing storm frontsTEDTalks as of 09.02.09
Thought of opml as I saw this spreadsheet.
Interesting talks about interesting things by interesting peopleplanecrash960.gif (GIF Image, 960x3479 pixels)
Infographic - Reduce your odds of dying in a plane crash
Airline safety data visualization showing relative likelihood of fatality from plane to plane & airline to airline. Also shows that sitting in the rear is safest.
Your odds of dying in a plane crash.Why 09/09/09 Is So Special - Yahoo! News
More about 9 than you really wanted to know.
"Not only does the date look good in marketing promotions, but it also represents the last set of repeating, single-digit dates that we'll see for almost a century (until January 1, 2101), or a millennium (mark your calendars for January 1, 3001), depending on how you want to count it." (il ne faut rien exagérer, il y aura le 10/10/2010, puis le 11/11/2011, puis le 12/12/2012 et après, oui, il faudra attendre un bon moment)13 more things that don't make sense - New Scientist
A great, lengthy piece on cool things to read online to learn more about the world
One would be hard-pressed to disapprove of autodidacticism. Consider a list of notable alumni from the academy of the self-taught: René Descartes, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, William Blake.Opinion: The unspoken truth about managing geeks
An astoundingly, uncannily accurate description of how IT professionals think
Few people notice this, but for IT groups respect is the currency of the realm. IT pros do not squander this currency. Those whom they do not believe are worthy of their respect might instead be treated to professional courtesy, a friendly demeanor or the acceptance of authority. Gaining respect is not a matter of being the boss and has nothing to do with being likeable or sociable; whether you talk, eat or smell right; or any measure that isn't directly related to the work. The amount of respect an IT pro pays someone is a measure of how tolerable that person is when it comes to getting things done, including the elegance and practicality of his solutions and suggestions. IT pros always and without fail, quietly self-organize around those who make the work easier, while shunning those who make the work harder, independent of the organizational chart.
On managaging geeks and IT departments. This should be mandatory reading for every manager.
The stereotypes that lump IT professionals together are misguided. It's actually the conditions that surround the IT pros that are stereotypical, and the geeks are just reacting to those conditions the way they always react -- logically.
Geeks are smart and creative, but they are also egocentric, antisocial, managerially and business-challenged, victim-prone, bullheaded and credit-whoring.The powerful and mysterious brain circuitry that makes us love Google, Twitter, and texting. - By Emily Yoffe - Slate Magazine
Another pellet, please
Ever find yourself sitting down at the computer just for a second to find out what other movie you saw that actress in, only to look up and realize the search has led to an hour of Googling? Thank dopamine. Our internal sense of time is believed to be controlled by the dopamine system.
p. 2 is the fun bit.
How the internet impacts our thinkingnull - Fullscreen
We write papers and have talks mainly to impress others, gain respect, and get promoted.
How to write a research paper
Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, CambridgeEnglish Russia » Smartest Dogs: Moscow Stray Dogs
“Sometimes dogs are doing mistakes adapting in metro, but they are studying.” via donna
Interesting news from Russia in English language.
who russian dogs adapt to their urban environment, ride subway cars, scare people into dropping food. little grifters.Letters of Note
Letters of Note is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and even emails. Scans/photos where possible. Fakes will be sneered at. Updated weekdays.
As a letter writer myself, I approve! (via Laughing Squid)Gigagalaxy Zoom
Trollim is a skill evaluation and comparison platform assessing the coding level, performance and skill set of programmers worldwide. Programmers of similar skill sets and coding languages compete against each other either by one to one or many to many coding challenges (Battles).Великие слова — цитаты, афоризмы, высказывания
Цитаты, афоризмы, высказыванияPhotojojo » Schlieren Photography: How to Photograph the Invisible
would LOVE to do this
Ever taken a picture of a cough? Not just somebody coughing. No, we mean the actual air currents as they’re being expelled. Well, they just did it at Penn State, thanks to the magic of schlieren photography.
Schlieren Photography: How to Photograph the Invisibletallguywrites: Schizophrenia
A mental health nurse's comic about schizophrenia.
A comic about schizophrenia.
Very well done.masterlock-01.png (PNG Image, 1872x1224 pixels)
OR YOU CAN CLIP IT OFFThe $20 Theory of the Universe - Esquire
ou are the least bit hesitant or apologetic for offering the money, you are doomed. No one likes to take money if he feels as though the person is stretching himself to give it away. Remember, the more public the favor, the more private the pass. Whip out the bill, move swiftly. Fold it in quarters for discretion. Use the right palm. Smile knowingly. Wave it flat, like
Gutsy: "I skipped the ticket counter altogether, walked straight into first class, and announced that I'd give anyone twenty dollars for his seat. There was some laughter, some nervous ass shifting, and just when I figured no one would bite, a big guy with a beltful of pagers and cell phones took the deal... The FAA would shit their pants if everyone could do that... One of the guys flagging cabs pointed me to the back of the line. That's when I grabbed him by the elbow, pulled him close, and shook his hand, passing the next twenty... As we pulled away, someone in the line threw a half-empty cup of coffee against my window... At 3:00 that very morning, I had called an Eighth Avenue bodega and told them I'd give them twenty dollars for a pint of milk and a Hustler magazine.... I got my shoes resoled in twenty minutes instead of two weeks..."
...Then I realized something else: Most people aren't willing to lose their job for twenty bucks, but if they have something they already take for granted--a place in line, a seat, a ticket to a show they've already seen--they'll jump on a twenty like a possum on a wet bag of groceries. How to Grease a Palm IT'S ALL ABOUT ATTITUDE AND NEED. You have to have the attitude. You must discern the need. If you are the least bit hesitant or apologetic for offering the money, you are doomed. No one likes to take money if he feels as though the person is stretching himself to give it away. Remember, the more public the favor, the more private the pass. Whip out the bill, move swiftly. Fold it in quarters for discretion. Use the right palm. Smile knowingly. Wave it flat, like a flag, when you're after more favors, more fealty. In this case, use the fingertips. Either way, it's really just a sort of greeting. Treat it like a how-do-you-do and nothing more.When Money Buys Happiness - TierneyLab Blog - NYTimes.com
happiness most often comes from experiences...
Cars that make you happy: BMW 325, 535, M3, and X3, Audi A4, Jaguar, Mazda Miata, Subaru WRX, Toyota Matrix, Prius, and Corolla, Honda Civic.15 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter
Logos with Hidden Symbolisms
skryte symboly ve znamych logachMo Radio-体味听广播的乐趣
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円、分裂、マウスオーバーRevealed: The ghost fleet of the recession anchored just east of Singapore | Mail Online
"'Globalisation and shipping go hand in hand. Worldwide, we ship about 8.2 billion tons of cargo a year. That's more than one ton per person and probably two to three tons for richer people like us in the West. If the total goes down by five per cent or so, that's a lot of cargo that isn't moving.'" (Source: Daily Mail)
Snow crash is coming.
Sign of the recession anchored off Singapore
couple of years ago these ships would be steaming back and forth. Now 12 per cent are doing nothing
ghost fleet of the recession anchored just east of Singapore, Close to 500. An armada of freighters with no cargo, no crew. last year, an Aframax tanker capable of carrying 80,000 tons of cargo would cost £31,000 a day ($50,000). Now it is about £3,400 ($5,500)95 websites you should totally bookmark today | News | TechRadar UK
95 websites you should totally bookmark today Best sites for fun, learning, creating and much more : TechRadar UKBPS RESEARCH DIGEST: One nagging thing you still don't understand about yourself
Susan Blackmore: Consciousness Paul Broks: What should I do? David Buss: Overcoming irrationality Robert Cialdini: Over-commitment Marilyn Davidson: Lost opportunities Elizabeth Loftus: Nightmares Paul Ekman: Death and forgiveness Sue Gardner: Dark places Alison Gopnik: Parenthood Jerome Kagan: Methodological flaws Stephen Kosslyn: Satiators and addicts Ellen Langer: Optimism David Lavallee: Sporting rituals Chris McManus: Beauty Robert Plomin: Nature, nurture Mike Posner: Learning difficulties Stephen Reicher: Who am I? Steven Rose: The explanatory gap Paul Rozin: Time management Norbert Schwarz: Incidental feelings Martin Seligman: Self-control Robert Sternberg: Career masochism Richard Wiseman: Wit
The email edition of the British Psychological Society's Research Digest has reached the milestone of its 150th issue. That's over 900 quality, peer-reviewed psychology journal articles digested since 2003. To mark the occasion, the Digest editor has invited some of the world's leading psychologists to look inwards and share, in 150 words, one nagging thing they still don't understand about themselves. Their responses are by turns candid, witty and thought-provoking. Here's what they had to say:
Psychologist writes about what they don't understand about themself
Artikel med länksamling där ett antal personer på 150 ord ska beskriva "one nagging thing" de inte förstår med sig själva.
"The email edition of the British Psychological Society's Research Digest has reached the milestone of its 150th issue. That's over 900 quality, peer-reviewed psychology journal articles digested since 2003. To mark the occasion, the Digest editor has invited some of the world's leading psychologists to look inwards and share, in 150 words, one nagging thing they still don't understand about themselves." Via Mind Hacks.
the Digest editor has invited some of the world's leading psychologists to look inwards and share, in 150 words, one nagging thing they still don't understand about themselves. Their responses are by turns candid, witty and thought-provoking. Here's what they had to say:Alex Payne — So You're Moving to San Francisco
Writing about a place is difficult. You can spend months, years, even a lifetime in a city and still not really know it. More challenging still, everyone experiences a place differently. Two people who’ve grown up in the same place might fundamentally disagree on what the most scenic landmarks are, if the locals are friendly, the best places to eat, and so on.
I’m going to skip right to the heart of what I want to say about this city: if you’ve never lived in a major city before, you’ll probably like San Francisco. However, if you’re coming from another notable city, you may be disappointed. Hopefully, that’s pretty uncontroversial.
sive, and cold. As above, it’s easy to meet people through work or a common
Alex describes why he will leave SF when he can. Me, I'm leaving for these and more complex reasons. He's so in the tech bubble and the world of food and art, he never mentions California's political mess, or the desertification going on. He's the sort of person he is warning us about: "oung white men with high technical proficiency and lots of disposable income."TEDTalks as of 10.09.09 - Google Docs
Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Ftechnology%2F3304496%2FBe-lucky---its-an-easy-skill-to-learn.html
My research revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.
[A decade ago, I set out to investigate luck. I wanted to examine the impact on people's lives of chance opportunities, lucky breaks and being in the right place at the right time. After many experiments, I believe that I now understand why some people are luckier than others and that it is possible to become luckier.] haha! coincidentally I was talking with Frank M about this just today..
Very interesting. I tend to dismiss "luck" as a silly non entity but would definitely file myself under "lucky" rather than "unlucky" if you made me choose. I agree entirely that being positive and dealing with what you actually have rather than what you'd like to have are useful attributes. On the intuition front I don't think most decisions matter that much - making them one way or another and getting on with it is more important than what the decision is. I guess thinking you can make things work out either way is a "lucky" kind of a thing.Version Download | Download any old version of software!
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Download popular, old versions of your favorite software! Remember when your computer just worked? We've got the old versions to make that possible once again.
Download popular, old versions of your favorite software!Book of Odds - The Odds of Everyday Life
This is an interesting site focusing on odds and statistics.Drunkest Guy Ever Goes for More Beer Video
Yes, this guy is unbelievably hammered, but check out the date and time. This happened at 10 in the morning...on a Tuesday.HowStuffWorks "Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Memory"
Whether you're a college student studying for an important test or an aging baby boomer concerned about forgetting a recent doctor's appointment, there are a few things everyone can do to optimize the storage and checkouts in our private libraries of memories.
Here are 10 simple ways to improve your memory. Read our list of ways to improve your memory and learn to make those memories stick.8 Mind-Boggling Optical Illusions on Yahoo! Health
If you’ve ever felt like you go a little cross-eyed after taking a peek at an optical illusion, then you know they can be a pretty intense phenomenon. What your eyes perceive when looking at one of these images is actually a visual illusion; you seeWriteThinkLearn.pdf (application/pdf Object)
How to improve writing, thinking and learning.
Una presentación en PDF para organizar mejor el texto escrito y a partir de ahí optimizar las ideas y los modelos de aprendizaje. En inglés.The Fake Shack (or the Shack Burger at Home) | Serious Eats : Recipes
esp. sauce recipe
Painstaking re-creation of the Shake Shack burger.Out of Energy? on Yahoo! Health
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50 Kick-Ass Websites You Need to Know About100 Best Blogs for Econ Students
Here, you’ll find the 100 best blogs for economics students to read.
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Univertv.ru – это открытый образовательный портал! Здесь вы можете: посмотреть образовательные фильмы на различные темы; побывать на лекциях в ведущих российских и зарубежных вузах; посетить престижную научную конференцию или научно-популярную лекцию по интересующему вас вопросу; в разделе «Школа» – увидеть лучшие образцы преподавания сложных школьных тем.Cottage Computer Programming
The deliberate cultivation of individual creativity may end up being the most important social result of computer technology. Either that, or cottage programmers like myself will simply have more time to cultivate our gardens
You may have heard about me. In the computer business I'm known as the Oregon Hermit. According to rumor, I write personal computer programs in solitude, shunning food and sleep in endless fugues of work. I hang up on important callers in order to keep the next few programming ideas from evaporating, and I live on the end of a dirt road in the wilderness. I'm here to tell you these vicious rumors are true.
yed images and messages. In one of the sequences a cabin appeared on a hilltop, the door opened, then music played. It was designed to persuade a certain someone to visit meGoogle Redefines Disruption: The “Less Than Free” Business Model « abovethecrowd.com
I know Leo and the TWiG gang talked about this a bit on Saturday, but this would be a great story for TWiT today. Plus there's a lot of good info in this story, it's very well written.
I then asked my friend, “so why would they ever use the Google (non open source) license version.” Here was the big punch line – because Google will give you ad splits on search if you use that version! That’s right; Google will pay you to use their mobile OS. I like to call this the “less than free” business model. This is a remarkable card to play. Because of its dominance in search, Google has ad rates that blow away the competition. To compete at an equally “less than free” price point, Symbian or windows mobile would need to subsidize. Double ouch!!
less than free is better than free... whee....Why dolphins are deep thinkers | Science | The Guardian
The more we study dolphins, the brighter they turn out to be. By Anuschka de Rohan50 Beautiful and Creative Blog Designs - Smashing Magazine
Great blog designs for inspirationStart-up studies: A pop quiz | VentureBeat
There’s a classroom exercise that’s a part of the Stanford technology venture program hits its students with each year: If you had five dollars and two hours, what would you do to make as much money as possible?
Selling presentation time is clutch. Lesson Learned: Think outside the box. No, actually, there is no fucking box.
Bicycle tires pump up
Six minute video of Stanford professor describing her 'make as much money as you can with $5 and 2 hours' assignment.101 Muppets of Sesame Street | National Post
| National PostBBC NEWS | Health | Feeling grumpy 'is good for you'
@tommorris: "Oh my, justification at last: http://is.gd/4Pdl0" (from http://twitter.com/tommorris/status/5493288033)
I like this
'A grumpy person can cope with more demanding situations than a happy one because of the way the brain "promotes information processing strategies".'
In a bad mood? Don't worry - according to research, it's good for you.
n "promotes information processing strategies". Negative moods trigger more attentive, careful thinking, paying greater attention to the external world Professor Joe Forgas He asked volunteers to watch different films and dwell on positive or negative eventsFun Facts " Shortest English sentence using all the letters of the alphabet
shortest sentence using all letters in alphabetTeenage Photographer – 365 Days of Danboard | The Design Inspiration
ダンボール人形ioanghip - Tweeting Cat Door
Here is a funny story. My son, Vlad, (he's 11) always plays pranks on me... and one Saturday while I was sitting on the toilet reading the news on my handheld internet enabled computer (Nokia N810), I heard him saying to my wife "I saw a weird animal outside, around the cat door dad made!". Curious to see what he is talking about, I fired up VNC and connected to the laptop that handles the cat door and.... here is the picture I found...Jim Carrey - Official Site
check out twitter integration
Site7 of the Most Inspiring Videos on the Web
Below is a list of 7 of the most of the inspiring videos on the web, embedded so you can watch them here. Each video, which range in length from 3 to 20 minutes, has an inspirational message to impart. If you know of any other inspiring videos, please share them in the comments.30 Most Influential People In Programming | Web Design Tutorials | Creating a Website | Learn Adobe Flash, Photoshop and Dreamweaver
its nice website for flash phtoshop dreamweaver programming cn get lot of help from this one....Reset Your Sleep Cycle with a 16-Hour Fast - Sleep - Lifehacker
By fasting for 16 hours before your breakfast in a new time zone or on a new sleep/wake schedule, or perhaps after some really rough sleep nights, one can "override" the body's other sleep clocks that have a really aggravating way of demanding obedience.
16h? Too long.Last.fm’s Playground
These tracks were most frequently deleted by the Last.fm community from their scrobbles in October 2009 - Lady GaGa, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna...
The world’s largest online music catalogue, with free music streaming, videos, photos, lyrics, charts, artist biographies, concerts and internet radio.
scrobbles mais apagados
If I had lady gaga in my collection I wouldnt be ashamed of it. It's just music idiots.
ライブラリから削除されるアーティストMandelbulb: The Unravelling of the Real 3D Mandelbrot Fractal
randomly generated levels anyone?
in advance of tonight's #jonathoncoulton gig enjoy the ultimate mandelbrot set http://bit.ly/3LbTdU [from http://twitter.com/Alfie/statuses/5676838065]The History of the Internet in a Nutshell
Die Internetgeschichte BEBILDERT.
gesamtentwicklung, sehr gute zahlen, erste social media erwähnung, blogs, webseiten etc.
Wirklich guter Überblick über die Geschichte des Internet2012: The End Of The World? | Information Is Beautiful
2012 el FIN?
A lovely visual analysis of the "Mayan calendar" issue.The 100 Best Books of the Decade - Times Online
"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz is in "The 100 Best Books of the Decade - @TheTimes http://j.mp/3ZYLo9
100 The Position by Meg Wolitzer (2005) An hilarious, serious novel about sex and love and family.pallo.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object)
you can do it
Fun little thingie that allows one to play10 Blogs to Help You Become a Photography Expert | Web Design Ledger
scientific road trip with kids, amazing, time dilation, Project GRE²AT: Photo Tour http://bit.ly/Iv2Bd [from http://twitter.com/meika/statuses/2158854078]
"Does gravity really alter time and can this weird phenomenon be detected with a family road trip experiment?" -- via Jed Parsons
"we were able to detect and measure the effects of relativistic time dilation compared to atomic clocks we left at home." [via kenglass]
n September 2005 (for the 50th anniversary of the atomic clock and 100th anniversary of the theory of relativity) we took several cesium clocks on a road trip to Mt Rainier; a family science experiment unlike anything you've seen before. By keeping the clocks at altitude for a weekend we were able to detect and measure the effects of relativistic time dilation compared to atomic clocks we left at home. The amazing thing is that the experiment worked! The predicted and measured effect was just over 20 nanoseconds.
Experimentally proving relativity by taking atomic clocks up higher in elevation (to increase speed due to Earth's spin being different). A family vacation with three kids.6 Bullshit Facts About Psychology That Everyone Believes | Cracked.com
Psychology is one of those subjects that everybody likes to think they know something about. We love to go around diagnosing our friends and co-workers, both to make sense of the world and to make ourselves feel like we're smarter than they are. But like any science that makes its way into the pop culture, a lot of the "common sense" statements we hear every day are so wrong that they border on raving idiocy. Such as...Writer Evan Ratliff Tried to Vanish: Here’s What Happened | Vanish | Wired.com
How to disappear completely...
Is it possible to disappear when the entire internet is looking for you? One guy finds out.
Ratliff goes off the radar to see if he can live without being found in the modern age. After 28 days, someone did. See how it happened and what can be learned from it.The 50 most interesting articles on Wikipedia « Copybot
"Deep in the bowels of the internet, I came across an exhaustive list of interesting Wikipedia articles by Ray Cadaster. It’s brilliant reading when you’re bored, so I got his permission to post the top 50 here."11 Outstanding Sites That Will Improve Your Photography | The Photo Argus - A Photographer's Resource
Really cool sites that help the amateur photographer - from editing and composition to fun add-ons.My Favorite Liar | Zen Moments
I’ve had many instructors before and since, but few that I remember with as much fondness – and why my favorite professor was a chronic liar.
Between today until the class right before finals, it is my intention to work into each of my lectures … one lie. Your job, as students, among other things, is to try and catch me in the Lie of the Day.”WakeMate
studies your wrist movements to wake you at the optimal time for non-grogginess
Data at work
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Tired of feeling tired? Get the WakeMate, the cell phone accessory wristband that lets you sleep less and feel better! See how it works:io9 - A Harvard Psychiatrist Explains Zombie Neurobiology - Zombies
A Harvard Psychiatrist Explains Zombie NeurobiologyPixel Poppers: Awesome By Proxy: Addicted to Fake Achievement
As I grew older, this conclusion lay dormant and unexamined in my mind. RPGs continued to be my favorite genre. I relished the opportunity to watch interesting, lovable characters develop and interact in epic storylines. (Comparatively interesting and lovable, anyway - say what you will about Cecil, but his quest for redemption revealed a lot more depth than Mega Man's quest to shoot up some robots.) And I loved feeling like a hero. I saved the world in Final Fantasy IV, again in Lufia II, then again in Chrono Trigger.Penn Gazette | Essays | Notes from the Undergrad
Yawn It’s one of the best things you can do for your brain.
It’s one of the best things you can do for your brain.
"My advice is simple. Yawn as many times a day as possible: when you wake up, when you’re confronting a difficult problem at work, when you prepare to go to sleep, and whenever you feel anger, anxiety, or stress. Yawn before giving an important talk, yawn before you take a test, and yawn while you meditate or pray because it will intensify your spiritual experience."The 50 most interesting articles on Wikipedia « Copybot
50 most interesting wikipedia articlesTen Alternatives to Mininova - File Sharing - Lifehacker
** Posted using Viigo: Mobile RSS, Sports, Current Events and more **Edict of Prices
Edict on Maximum Prices issued by Diocletian in 301 A.D.
prices of common goods in ancient rome
Edict of Prices
When studying Ancient Rome, it is only natural to wonder what the price of everyday items might have been. In order to fully understand the price of an item, you must also consider the wages workers received at the time the item was purchased.
What things cost in Ancient Rome6 Random Coincidences That Created The Modern World | Cracked.com
The stuff they say about time travel is right. You go back in time and change one little thing, and suddenly the future is full of Nazis and dinosaurs. If you go back through history, you find that time and time again the huge changes that shape our world today all hinged on some utterly random coincidence. Change it, and the entire course of history changes with it.Jalopnik Car Care: How To Decode Your Car's VIN
How To Decode Your Car's VIN - How To Decode A VINYou Missed It: Most Unfairly Overlooked Movies Of The Decade
i've never heard of most of these. but the ones i have heard of i thoroughly enjoyed, and i think the writer describes their valuable qualities well makes me want to explore the rest of the listFavorite quotes
Some great quotes here.
that works isTurritopsis nutricula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"a species of jellyfish that can live indefinitely"
Turritopsis nutricula is a small (5mm) species of jellyfish which uses transdifferentiation to become younger after sexual reproduction. This cycle can repeat indefinitely, rendering it biologically immortal. It originates from the Caribbean sea, but has now spread around the world.
Biologically immortal jellyfishMost Popular How-To Features of 2009 - How To - Lifehacker
This is no luxury liner hopping between Caribbean islands. It is a modern freighter. Hundreds of cargo ships, carrying everything from fire engines to apples, are crossing the world's oceans and many are happy to take you along for the ride. A far more intimate and relaxed experience than you might imagine, the experience on board is a sharp contrast to the rough and industrial outward appearance a container ship tends to project. You will be one of a handful of passengers amongst a crew that is unlikely to number more than a few dozen. There will be no organized games of bingo or evening cabaret show. You might, however, be invited to karaoke with the sailors and you will almost always dine alongside the captain, who is far more likely to turn up in shorts and a t-shirt than full uniform.Free Shipping Day - Thursday December 18, 2008
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Fotos de famosos em seus principais papéis da carreira.
From South Africa (Clint Eastwood) to Santa Monica (Governor Schwarzenegger) to Jack Nicholson's house (um, Jack Nicholson), Empire trotted the globe to deliver you 27 of the planet's biggest stars, recreating iconic performances from two decades in film, for a unique 20th birthday celebration.
Actors recreating their famous film roles.
fotos de famosos
Eine tolle Fotoserie mit bekannten Schauspieler, die normale Kleidung tragen, aber Utensilien aus ihren Filmen dabei haben oder entsprechende Posen einnehmen. Zum Beispiel Mel Gibson im Anzug aber mit Braveheart-Bemalung. Die Serie stammt vom Empire Magazin und wurde zu dessen 20. Geburtstag erstellt: "From South Africa (Clint Eastwood) to Santa Monica (Governor Schwarzenegger) to Jack Nicholson's house (um, Jack Nicholson), Empire trotted the globe to deliver you 27 of the planet's biggest stars, recreating iconic performances from two decades in film, for a unique 20th birthday celebration."The Gentleman Grafter: Entertainment & Culture: vanityfair.com
By night, Joe Ades dines with his fourth wife at exclusive restaurants, sips Veuve Clicquot at the Pierre, and goes home to a three-bedroom Park Avenue apartment. By day, he is something else altogether. At 72, the “peeler guy” in the Turnbull & Asser shirts is a New York legend.
ohno! Joe Ades, the peeler salesman of Manhattan has died. RIP. http://bit.ly/ib6Z http://bit.ly/LHCF
great article.Матрица компетентности программиста - Google Docs
часть 2: http://docs.google.com/View?docid=d28gm4q_56hmv6f72zThe Art of Manliness Guide to Scotch Whisky | The Art of Manliness
To truly appreciate a good scotch, a man must have an understanding of its rich history and the process that transforms ordinary barley into an extraordinary drink.
Glenmorangie is favorite among the Scottish RT @msaleem: The Art of Manliness Guide to Scotch Whisky - http://tinyurl.com/ck54og [from http://twitter.com/jhelmus/statuses/1460956520]Star Wars Weather Forecast « Tom Scott
IT'S LIKE BESPIN OUT THERE.The Noughtie List: the 2000s in Review (kottke.org)
Compilation des listes des années 2000 (Kottke)8 Awesome Cases of Internet Vigilantism | Cracked.com
8 Awesome Cases of Internet Vigilantism. Wait, the Internet can be useful?Most Bizarre Experiments Of All Time | MagazineTimePass
The Site is Now Missing (as of 10 march 2009) But Lucky i annotated most of the part , so click on the Expand and read from ther Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.magazinetimepass.com%2Foddities%2Fmost-bizarre-experiments-of-all-timeDiscovery News: Born Animal: See A Fish With A Transparent Head
Peixe bizarro, transparenteDean Ornish says your genes are not your fate | Video on TED.com
From better eating and lifestyle habits we become radically healthier, more potent and with improved genes
there's hope. you are not your genesThey Write the Right Stuff | Fast Company
How they write the software for the Space Shuttle
NASA space shuttle software development
As the 120-ton space shuttle sits surrounded by almost 4 million pounds of rocket fuel, exhaling noxious fumes, visibly impatient to defy gravity, its on-board computers take command.Rock For Health - News
This was the system's great flaw, and it enraged us. A pure meritocracy, we'd discovered, can only promote; it can't legitimize. It can confer success but can't grant knighthood. For that it needs a class beyond itself: the high-born genealogical peerage that aptitude testing was created to supplant with a cast of brainy up-and-comers. But we still needed to impress them: the wasp New Englanders with weekend coke habits, well-worn deck shoes, and vaguely leftish politics devised in reaction to their parents' conservatism, to which they'd slowly return as they aged. They didn't have our test scores, but they had style, a charismatic aura of entitlement, and V and I were desperate for a piece of it.
A pure meritocracy, we'd discovered, can only promote; it can't legitimize. It can confer success but can't grant knighthood. For that it needs a class beyond itself: the high-born genealogical peerage that aptitude testing was created to supplant with a cast of brainy up-and-comers. But we still needed to impress them: the wasp New Englanders with weekend coke habits, well-worn deck shoes, and vaguely leftish politics devised in reaction to their parents' conservatism, to which they'd slowly return as they aged. They didn't have our test scores, but they had style, a charismatic aura of entitlement, and V and I were desperate for a piece of it.
Percentile is destiny in America. That's why we're here: we all showed aptitude. Aptitude for showing aptitude, mainly. That's what they wanted, so that's what we delivered. A talent for nothing, but a knack for everything. Nobody told us it wouldn't be enough. I'd never bothered to contemplate the moment when the quest for trophies would end and the game of trading on them would begin. Once, I'd had nowhere to go but up. Now, it seemed, I had nowhere to go at all.Open Source Watershed
OpenSourceWatershed is a project aimed at understanding the relationship between distributions (downstream) and the individual software components (upstream). It is the basis for a larger study of distributions and their evolution. It is distrology
OpenSourceWatershed is a project aimed at understanding the relationship between distributions (downstream) and the individual software components (upstream). It is the basis for a larger study of distributions and their evolution. It is distrology. In the future, more distro oriented statistics will be available. More details are below. For now search in the top right for your favorite package to see how up to date the different distributions. Or look at the right to see what new releases happened in the last 24 hours.
Open Source Watershed
Compare freshness of Linux distros - Gentoo stable is 90% obsolete (!) with a 16 week average lag, compared to 23 weeks for Ubuntu, 17 weeks for Slackware and 1 week for Arch. Gentoo unstable has 5 week lag.
OpenSourceWatershed is a project aimed at understanding the relationship between distributions (downstream) and the individual software components (upstream). It is the basis for a larger study of distributions and their evolution. It is distrology. In the future, more distro oriented statistics will be available. More details are below. For now search in the top right for your favorite package to see how up to date the different distributions. Or look at the right to see what new releases happened in the last 24 hours. The aggregate analysis is done over twenty packages including firefox, gcc and openssh. The full package list is in the OSCON slides. In the future, users will be able to set custom groups. The three forms of analysis are percent obsolete, the average number of newer releases per package and the time since the oldest new release. In other words the lag is the amount of time a distro had to move to a newer package.Economist.com
Since its birth in the 1920s, physicists and philosophers have grappled with the bizarre consequences that his theory has for reality, including the fundamental truth that it is impossible to know everything about the world and, in fact, whether it really exists at all when it is not being observed. Now two groups of physicists, working independently, have demonstrated that nature is indeed real when unobserved. When no one is peeking, however, it acts in a really odd way.
Yet more proof that the stuff down at a quantum level makes no sense when thought about using metaphors derived at a human level.Lone Gunman
In Search of The InfogasmBehind the scenes at Netflix - Boston.com
Fascinating photo slideshow of one the Netflix distribution centers, where the snazzy online service meets labor intensive bricks-and-mortar.Difficult languages: Tongue twisters | The Economist
What is the hardest language?
n all dem anglophones
Frankly it's amazing that anyone learns any language. Maybe Esperanto wasn't such a bad idea after all.
In search of the world's hardest languageThe Chinese Language, Ever Evolving - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com
We asked several experts to explain the roots of this shift, and how it might affect the future course of the written language.Seven things that don't make sense about gravity - New Scientist
Gravity keeps our feet on the ground and our planet circling the sun, but we know remarkably little about it. New Scientist investigates the force's greatest mysteries.anic - Project Hosting on Google Code
Faster than C, safer than Java, simpler than *sh
[[int\]BBC - Magazine Monitor: 100 things we didn't know last year
The most interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from the daily news stories and the regular Magazine documents some of them in its weekly feature, ten things we did not know last week. To kick off 2010, here's an almanac of the best from the past year.
The most interesting and crazy facts can emerge from the daily news stories and the regular Magazine documents a few of them inside its weekly feature, 10 things we did not know last week. To kick off 2010, here's an almanac of the best from the past year.
The French newborns cried with a rising "accent" while the German babies' cries had a falling inflection.
Just so you know it nowAT&T - 50 Things we know now that we didn't know this time last year
Amazing things from 2009
The layer, a sort of protective barrier called the heliosphere, shields us from harmful cosmic radiation. Its existence defies all expectations about what the edge of the solar system might look like. Fisher's response: "We thought we knew everything about everything, and it turned out that there were unknown unknowns." In other words: We don't know what we don't know until we know that we don't know it.18 Creative Modern Beds and Bed Designs | WebUrbanist
ill beds...some shit is weird though, can't fuck with the constraining shit
These groundbreaking modern (and postmodern) beds and be designs seem to work to free themselves from convention, predictability and even gravity.101 Ways to Lose Your Gut - Men's Fitness
GoogleSharing is a special kind of anonymizing proxy service, designed for a very specific threat.
"GoogleSharing is a special kind of anonymizing proxy service, designed for a very specific threat. It ultimately aims to provide a level of anonymity that will prevent google from tracking your searches, movements, and what websites you visit. GoogleSharing is not a full proxy service designed to anonymize all your traffic, but rather something designed exclusively for your communication with Google. Our system is totally transparent, with no special "alternative" websites to visit. Your normal work flow should be exactly the same." http://www.thoughtcrime.org/ & http://www.disruptivestudies.org/
GoogleSharing is a system that mixes the requests of many different users together, such that Google is not capable of telling what is coming from whom.Poor, Poor Child. You have no idea.
The letter I wish I could write to my former self, and have beamed at light-speed through some kind of vacuum tube and delivered at the precise moment when I finally decided to learn to program.
Hardship of programmingHaiti earthquake: 360° video - Special Coverage on CNN.com
7/10The Book of Body Language
I love roads.
Sure, it feels fantastic to traverse the vast stretches of the best roads in the world via adrenaline pumping speeds. How about a complicated road, one that twists and turns, or has downright congested traffic, or unforgiving terrain? They might give you a headache, but it sure feels good when you've conquered them. Here is the list of the world’s most complicated and dangerous roads. Some of these complicated mountain passes can be dangerous if not negotiated with utmost caution, while others are complicated sets of roads and bridges, erected to ensure a streamlined flow of traffic at busy junctions. Without further ado, we present our top 19 list...The Scale of the Universe
escala del universo
A escala do universo da menor particula ao tamanho do universo
Amazing flash animation where you choose the scale with a slider and it zooms from quantum foam to the entire universe. Spectacular. [via Math Hombre blog]
Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn the scale of things along the way! Learn the size of the Pillars of Creation and marvel at the minuscule scale of a neutrino! ARROW KEYS! ARROW KEYS! You can use arrow keys if the scroll bar is too sensitive. Thank you so much for your high ratings and rave reviews!5 Tips for creating good code every day; or how to become a good software developer « Making Good Software
5 Tips for creating good code every day; or how to become a good software developer
5 good quick tips on having a productive coding dayEqual Rights for Men - Jodi Kasten - Open Salon
The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field. A geek is one who isn’t satisfied knowing only the surface facts, but instead has a visceral desire to learn everything possible about a particular subject.心に自由を与える50の質問 - Free Your Mind! | 口コミ発信！モノ人
いい言葉だstone: Leonardo da Vinci's Resume
read this, should be a goodieWhat Is An Agnostic?
Great quiz and comments.assertTrue( ): Nine Questions to Ask during a Job Interview
Nine Questions to Ask during a Job InterviewWhat are the most useful websites on the web? : AskReddit
I'm sick of people quoting the bible in an argument against gay marriage. It's bullshit.
11 Things The Bible Bans, But You Do AnywayNo One Knows What the F*** They're Doing (or "The 3 Types of Knowledge")
interestingMust Watch - All Documentaries - Sprword.com - Spread the Word
Welcome to the Must Watch section. It is our understanding that for a truly democratic society to exist, there must be a free flow of easily accessible information. For the most part (not including heavy censorship in China), the Internet has allowed for this free flow of information to everyone and anyone with access to the internet and it is imperative that this right continues to be protected. Unfortunately, the principle of free flowing information does not exist in the mainstream media because our governments continue to allow large corporations to consolidate the entire media industry. For this reason, many facts, perspectives, and opinions do not make it to our televisions, movie theatres, newspapers, and radio stations.
An alternative news website dedicated to the truth. News is what you make it. Empathy will save the world. Everything is Interconnected.Be lucky - it's an easy skill to learn - Telegraph
Death comes for every man, but that doesn't mean you have to make it easy for the bastard. These are the men who, despite whatever terrible things they may have done in life, earned a place in our hearts with their amazingly badass deathsEvolution of the Household - Womansday.com
Evolution of the Household - by decade from the 1950s thru 2000
Pesquisa sobre potencial de consumo da mulher
dados sobre hábitos familiares ao longo do tempoThe eco machine that can magic water out of thin air | Environment | The Observer
Household machine to draw water out of the air
The solution to the world's worsening water shortages by drawing the liquid of life from an unlimited and untapped source - the air. ... Their creation, the WaterMill, uses the electricity of about three light bulbs to condense moisture from the air and purify it into clean drinking water.
thanks to a firm of eco-inventors from Canada who claim to have found the solution to the world's worsening water shortages by drawing the liquid of life from an unlimited and untapped source - the air.
Canadian firm of eco-inventors claims to have found the solution to the world's worsening water shortagesThe Mariana Trench To Scale [Pic] | I Am Bored
Really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really fucking deep.Technology is Heroin - What To Fix
How I Hacked Hacker News (with arc security advisory)What Is Time? One Physicist Hunts for the Ultimate Theory | Wired Science | Wired.com
A cool look at why we view the world we do and why certain actions can't be reversed.Sacrificial virgins of the Mississippi | Salon Books
@sulaimansaif in reality, the native americans did own land: http://www.salon.com/books/review/2009/08/06/cahokia/index.html [from http://twitter.com/ZainabA/statuses/3161344492]
Timothy Pauketat's "Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi" MCPL has on order Aug09The Hipster Grifter | The New York Observer
“She has this thing with guys where she talks about sex really upfront and kind of puts people off balance,” said Joe. (It was also around November that a guy named Troy was at Union Pool, the Williamsburg bar, when the bartender passed him a note from another customer. It read, “I want to give you a hand job with my mouth,” and was signed “Korean Abdul-Jabbar.” It was, according to Troy, from Ms. Ferrell. Another time, a patron at Fabiane’s, the café on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, said Ms. Ferrell passed him a note which read: “I want you to throw a hot dog down my hall.”)Did This Man Just Rewrite Science? - New York Times
This insight is the jumping-off point of Dr. Wolfram's glossy 1,263-page book, ''A New Kind of Science,'' published a month ago by Dr. Wolfram himself to the accompaniment of articles comparing Dr. Wolfram to Isaac Newton.
A New Kind of Science
simples rules and algorithms define nature, not complex onesBernard d'Espagnat: What we call 'reality' is just a state of mind | Science | guardian.co.uk
Bernard d'Espagnat: What we call 'reality' is just a state of mind http://hub.tm/dkmur
Quantum realityAltoids Tin Projects - The Best of Instructables Volume 1
TIN! ALTOIDS! YAY!Data Compression Explained
How to do a good presentation
I’ve been lucky enough to make public speaking part of my career. It’s something I love doing and enjoy every second of, but that’s not the case for everybody. For many of you, the thought of standing up on stage fills you with vomit-inducing fear.
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Good #infographic explaining American politics: http://infobeautiful.s3.amazonaws.com/leftright_US_1416.gif – Chris Harrison (cdharrison) http://twitter.com/cdharrison/statuses/10324141855
Liberal vs. Conservative, Left vs. Right, Progressive vs. Traditional
Excellent infographic comparing the left-wing and right-wing governmentGoogle shows Microsoft how to connect the dots « counternotions
Google shows Microsoft how to connect the dots « counternotions
Some business advice for Ballmer.
Quoting Marissa Mayer, Google's VP of Search Products & User Experience: "You may have heard about our [directory assistance] 1-800-GOOG-411 service. Whether or not free-411 is a profitable business unto itself is yet to be seen. I myself am somewhat skeptical. The reason we really did it is because we need to build a great speech-to-text model … that we can use for all kinds of different things, including video search."
Interesting article about how Google is just playing a different game than the rest of us.How I made over $2 million with this blog (Scripting News)
If I had any advice to offer it's this -- get in the habit of communicating directly with the people you want to influence. Don't charge them to read it and don't let others interfere with your communication.
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On Twitter early this morning I said something provocative. "I've made over $2 million from my blog and Dan thinks blogs can't make money. He needs to get out of the box more often." Permalink to this paragraph I was referring to Dan Lyons, who had written a piece in Newsweek that said among other things: "While blogs can do many wonderful things, making huge amounts of money isn't one of them." Permalink to this paragraph I agree. Blogs don't make money. But people with blogs can.
radical thinking from Dave Winer on blogging with a real personal voiceRound Manhole Covers, or: If Richard Feynman applied for a job at Microsoft :: hebig.org/blog
"Why are manhole covers round" is one of the eternal questions in job interviews, and so it seems to be at Microsoft. The desired and politically correct answer to the question is: "Manhole covers are round because round is the only shape that can never fall into the manhole and hurt someone (with the hole of the same shape, but slightly smaller size than the cover)". And the answer is wrong. Let's ask Mr Feynman:Japan: It's Not Funny Anymore - tim rogers - Kotaku
長期日本在住の外国人のブログ てか長いなーArt of the Steal: On the Trail of World’s Most Ingenious Thief | Magazine
even take driving tests, apply for passports, or enroll in college classes under one of his many aliases: J
a real-life master criminalThe 15 Most Expensive Paintings in the World | StyleCrave | The Lifestyle Guide for the Modern Man.
The 15 Most Expensive Paintings in the WorldЗажись - DON'T WAKE UP THE PROGRAMMER!
Programming is like sleeping! Send to people who don't understand why you need to be in the zone to program. Absolutely love it.
Simply The Me
how a programmer works
pecial sermon to get to sleep. Some people do it quick, some do it very slow. Some even have trouble getting to sleep when they need to, so they take pills or make themselves
Great explanation of how programmers work. Very good read for managers.Drum Set
turns keyboard into a drum set
drum keyboardAnother 10 Fascinating Food Facts - The List Universe
Fascinating Fact: Ketchup was originally a fish sauce originating in the orient. Two words from the Fujian region of China were used to describe a fish brine / sauce and a tomato sauce - both words bear a striking resemblance in sound to the word “ketchup”; the words are: ke-tsap and kio-chiap. Early western ketchups were made with fish and spices, or mushrooms. In fact, mushroom ketchup is still available in the United Kingdom and it is prized by some modern chefs for its natural inclusion of monosodium glutamate - the only substance known to stimulate the 5th human taste sense umami (savoury).
7-Up used to contain Lithium. Who'd have thought?Holy Week - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Holy Week - The Big Picture
Christian communities around the world are currently celebrating Holy Week - both the last week of Lent and the week before Easter. Holy Week commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ culminating in his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Observances range from the elaborate and fanciful to simple and reverential, and vary a great deal between communities, regions, countries, and churches. Collected here are a small sample of photographs from Holy Week observances around the world
astonishing easter images
holy shitElectroMagneticSpectrum1800.jpg (JPEG Image, 2350x1600 pixels)
Electromagnetic spectrum with a lot of histories!!
the electromagnetic spectrum, a radial image with a lot of informationHow to Use Chopsticks - Become an Expert in 90 Seconds
The 90-second video above provides all the basics you need to become a chopstick pro and never drop food again. Several finer points…
How to Use Chopsticks - Become an Expert in 90 SecondsWhy No More 9/11s? (consolidated version for printout) - By Timothy Noah - Slate Magazine
Amid the many uncertainties loosed by the al-Qaida attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, one forecast seemed beyond doubt: Islamist terrorists would strike the United States again—and soon.
Clear overview of the prevailing theories about why no major attacks have occurred since 9/11/01.panurge: Beautiful
infrared photography.15 reasons Mr. Rogers was best neighbor ever - CNN.com
Here are 15 things everyone should know about Fred Rogers:Lifehacker - Knot Reference Wallet Card Keeps Your Knot Knowledge Fresh - Knots
SimpulThe Price of my Dreams - $60 a Week — SidSavara.com
Interesting use of outsourcing from 4 Hour Workweek to free up more time
hiring someone to cook for you. craiglist. includes his original ad.
2008.08.04 Sid Savara Food
The Results So Far I’ve been doing this experiment for 3 weeks now, and I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner. I literally never have to go out shopping anymore, and I hardly even need to use dishes as she prepares everything so I can eat it directly out of Tupperware (which I can place in the dishwasher). Best of all - I now have over 10 hours a week that I didn’t have before. I bet it doesn’t take her more than an extra hour or two a week worth of effort, since she’s cooking meals for her family anyway - and I don’t care if it takes her only 10 minutes a week. The extra time I have is worth it. She asks for my input, but I for the most part ask her to make any healthy food she wants (high in fiber and protein, lots of fresh vegetables/fruits, lean meats etc etc). It is the first time in years I’ve had fruits and vegetables fresh from the farmers market. I’m eating better than ever, and cheaper than if I was going out to restaurants.Neatorama » Blog Archive » The Evolution of National Flags
flags. where did they come from? how did they get here?
bandeiras, simbolismo etcreddyenumber4 comments on Police raids reveal 'baby farms'
Amazing discussion of Cuils with the final decision that they will be represented by the interrobang ‽.
comments on Police raids reveal 'baby farms'
Ahhhh, the level of absurdity has restored my humors. I am reborn as an ocelot.DeviceGuru » 16 interviews with Linux Kernel hackers
The Linux Foundation has published a series of video interviews from the annual Linux Kernel Summit held Sept. 15-16 in Portland, Oregon. In the videos, 16 developers -- including Linux creator Linus Torvalds (shown at left) -- discuss their developm
A Linux Foundation publicou uma série de videos com entrevistas do "Linux Kernel Summit". Nesses videos, 16 desenvolvedores, incluindo Linus Torvalds dicutem sobre o desenvolvimento do kernel do LinuxAbandoned Airfields, Airports and Aircraft | WebUrbanist
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I figure this is like porn for you.Habitat Chronicles: Smart people can rationalize anything
Smart people are good if you need to do a lot of really hard things, and we did a lot of really hard things. But it's not all upside. For one thing, smart people tend to systematically overestimate the value of being smart. In fact, it is really valuable, but they still tend to weight it too heavily compared to other virtues you might also value, such as consistency, focus, attentiveness to the emotional needs of your customers, and so on. One of the problems with really smart people is that they can talk themselves into anything. And often they can talk you into it with them. And if you're smart yourself, you can talk them into stuff. The tendency to drift and lack of focus can be really extreme unless you have a few slower people in the group to act as a kind of intellectual ballast.
interesting insight into people and psychologySlate Magazine - Trading Up
There is a clear pattern at play: Once a name catches on among high-income, highly educated parents, it starts working its way down the socioeconomic ladder. Amber, Heather, and Stephanie started out as high-end names. For every high-end baby given those names, however, another five lower-income girls received those names within 10 years.
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"There are many things I know are true... ... but don't really believe"Interesting Linux Blogs To Follow | LinuxHaxor.net
There are a lot of interesting blogs out there focusing on FOSS and Linux development, even though most of them are news aggregators, some of them publishesDesign Theory | Negative Space | Photography | Websites | Print | Layers Magazine
Whether it’s a logo, a magazine page, or a website, sometimes the things you don’t design are more powerful than the things you do. This is often achieved by the use of negative space. In this article, we’ll teach you what negative space is, how it works, and what benefits it can add to your own designs along with some examples to help you along the way.
n this article, we’ll teach you what negative space is, how it works, and what benefits it can add to your own designs along with some examples to help you along the way. espaço negativo
Examples of positive and negative spacing
Negative SpaceCool: The Complete Animated History of the Internet
The complete, comprehensive history of the Internet from 1957 to 2009, in just 8 minutes.mental_floss Blog » 8 Tuition-Free Colleges
Hard to believe, but you can get a degree without paying for it. Tell your students.OMG! Did Google Earth find Atlantis? | The Social - CNET News
Google Earth 5.0 finds AtlantisBig Bang or Big Bounce?: New Theory on the Universe's Birth: Scientific American
Our universe may have started not with a big bang but with a big bounce—an implosion that triggered an explosion, all driven by exotic quantum-gravitational effectsStudents tie £56 camera to balloon and send it to edge of space to capture stunning images of Earth | Mail Online
Proving that you don't need Google's billions or the BBC weather centre's resources, the four Spanish students managed to send a camera-operated weather balloon into the stratosphere.“The Cloud Is The New Dotcom” (Video Highlights)
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Fotografías y textos de los helicópteros más grandes del mundo.Why do women always feel colder than men? - Times Online
This has a lot of interesting stuff, for the most part. (Apparently, hot drinks make you feel more trusting than cold drinks!)
Research also indicates that women's perception of cold varies
New research is suggesting that we all feel the cold differentlyHow the Mind Reveals Itself in Everyday Activities
supertitious, crowd, asking for help, familiarity breeds contempt, Mondays, pets, right ear
Many fascinating insights into the human mind are hidden in the most routine activities.
Aggregation of pop-psychology articles
Good insightful articles on practical psychology
psychology blog article8 Most Over-used Samples In Hip Hop History - AUDIOTUTS
familiar soundsOld calendars never really go out of date. | Wise Bread
This little fact was big news to me. I was casually flicking through a magazine at work when something caught my eye; it was buried in the bottom corner of one page and stated that you can use old calendars in the years to come. And this year, there are a bunch of great old dates to choose from. As some of you may already know, there are a limited number of combinations for calendars – 14 to be exact (half account for years with 365 days, the other half for leap years). Big deal? Probably not, but here’s why it excites me. In this day and age of personalization, tattoos, piercings and various other ways to flaunt our individuality, most of us are looking for ways to express ourselves and make our surroundings more unique.The Big Bang Was an Explosion OF Space, Not IN Space
At no point was matter spewing forth from anything. Space and time itself was being created first. Ordinary matter (atoms, molecules etc) was created out of tiny imbalances of energy left over from the inflationary period.
The Big Bang was not an explosion of matter into space, rather it was an explosion of space ITSELF, and since space and time are interconnected, we really have to say it was an explosion of space AND time, or space-time.Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook - Facebook - Gizmodo
Migrations bother me. On one hand, migrations are the best solution we have for the problem of versioning databases. The scope of that problem includes merging schema changes from different developers, applying schema changes to production data, and creating a DRY representation of the schema. But even though migrations is the best solution we have, it still isn’t a very good one.
Check the brainstorming at the end. I love where he's going. Short version: a schema.yml file identified by its SHA1 hash. Migrations are for translating data between versions. Great comments at the end by the smart people in the community.
On one hand, migrations are the best solution we have for the problem of versioning databases. The scope of that problem includes merging schema changes from different developers, applying schema changes to production data, and creating a DRY representation of the schema.Writing: 30 Cliches You Should Basically Avoid (Going Forward)
Report on flexibility in the future after 30 not really occurring.
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.”
“The shortest path to oneself leads around the world.”
NOOO I'M ALREADY 21 MUST SELF-ACTUALIZE BEFORE I GET SET IN MY WAYS.
Scientific American: Millions of us dream of transforming our lives, but few of us are able to make major changes after our 20s. Here's why
personality changes occur well past the age of 30 but that typically these changes are small in magnitude compared with the changes that occur between the ages of 20 and 40.MUJI AWARD 03 | Results
Du design comme je l'aime
Straw straw - simple and sustainableBest Ghost Photos Ever Taken
They say seeing is believing. And while in this day of electronic picture manipulation that might not be as true as it once was, these pictures are regarded as by many to be the real deal - photographic evidence of ghosts. Faking ghost photos through double exposure and in-the-lab trickery has been around as long as photography alone; and today, computer images programs can easily and convincingly produce ghost images. But these photos are generally thought to be untouched, real portraits of the unexplained.
They say seeing is believing. And while in this day of electronic picture manipulation that might not be as correct as it once was, these photographs are considered by many to be the real deal - photographic evidence of ghosts. Faking ghost pictures through double exposure and in-the-lab trickery has been around as long as photography alone; and today, computer graphics programs can easily and convincingly create ghost images. But these photos are generally thought to be untouched, genuine portraits of the unexplained.
They say seeing is believing. And while in this day of electronic picture manipulation that might not be as true as it once was, these pictures are regarded as by many to be the real deal - photographic evidence of ghosts. Faking ghost photos through double exposure and in-the-lab trickery has been around as long as photography itself; and today, computer graphics programs can easily and convincingly produce ghost images. But these photos are usually thought to be un-tampered with, real portraits of the unexplained.
They say seeing is believing. And while in this day of electronic picture manipulation that might not be as correct as it once was, these pictures are considered by many to be the real deal - photographic evidence of ghosts. Faking ghost photos through double exposure and in-the-lab trickery has been around as long as photography itself; and today, computer images programs can easily and convincingly produce ghost images. But these pictures are usually thought to be un-tampered with, real portraits of the unexplained.
They say seeing is believing. And while in this day of electronic picture manipulation that might not be as true as it once was, these photographs are considered by many to be the real deal - photographic evidence of ghosts. Faking ghost photos through double exposure and in-the-lab trickery has been around as long as photography itself; and today, computer images programs can easily and convincingly produce ghost images. But these pictures are generally thought to be un-tampered with, real portraits of the unexplained.
They say seeing is believing. And while in this day of digital picture adjustment that might not be as true as it once was, these pictures are regarded as by many to be the real deal - photographic evidence of ghosts. Faking ghost photos through double exposure and in-the-lab trickery has been around as long as photography itself; and today, computer images programs can easily and convincingly produce ghost images. But these pictures are usually thought to be untouched, genuine portraits of the unexplained.
They say seeing is believing. And while in this day of electronic image manipulation that might not be as true as it once was, these photographs are regarded as by many to be the real deal - photographic evidence of ghosts. Faking ghost pictures through double exposure and in-the-lab trickery has been around as long as photography alone; and today, computer images programs can easily and convincingly produce ghost images. But these pictures are usually thought to be untouched, genuine portraits of the mysterious.
They say seeing is believing. And while in this day of digital picture manipulation that might not be as true as it once was, these pictures are regarded as by many to be the real deal - photographic evidence of ghosts. Faking ghost pictures through double exposure and in-the-lab trickery has been around as long as photography itself; and today, computer graphics programs can easily and convincingly produce ghost images. But these pictures are usually thought to be un-tampered with, genuine portraits of the unexplained.
They say seeing is believing. And while in this day of digital image manipulation that might not be as true as it once was, these pictures are considered by many to be the real deal - photographic evidence of ghosts. Faking ghost photos through double exposure and in-the-lab trickery has been around as long as photography itself; and today, computer graphics programs can easily and convincingly create ghost images. But these photos are generally thought to be un-tampered with, genuine portraits of the unexplained.
They say seeing is believing. And while in this day of digital picture adjustment that might not be as correct as it once was, these pictures are considered by many to be the real deal - photographic evidence of ghosts. Faking ghost photos through double exposure and in-the-lab trickery has been around as long as photography itself; and today, computer graphics programs can easily and convincingly create ghost images. But these photos are generally thought to be un-tampered with, genuine portraits of the unexplained.kd.to_tumblr - The Opposite of Momentum
Ruby is in a very bad place right now. It’s no longer cutting edge, it’s technically stagnant, is in implementation limbo, and just isn’t… well… fun, anymore.
Dave Kirin on Ruby's growing pains - "Perhaps the most frustrating part about Ruby, to me, is the outrageously outdated state of the current Ruby interpreter. There is basically no way to avoid writing software that leaks memory. It will happen, you just have to make it leak as little as possible. I still remember the massive effort that Tom Preston-Werner went through to get a relatively simple program like God.rb to not leak memory… and it still leaks memory!": 2008-11-20: kd.to_tumblr
Let me start by saying that I’ve been a longtime fan of Ruby. I’ve been a member of the #caboose cabal forever, and I’ve written hundreds of thousands of lines of ruby over the course the last 6 years. I’ve drank the Ruby kool-aid, helped to start two Rails Startups and integrated a lot of code into Ruby. I fought tooth and nail to get Lockheed Martin to include Ruby deliverables in their RSA2 standardization project (didn’t you know? Ruby helps launch rockets!)
Why Ruby is dyingControl and Conquer Stress: MensHealth.com
Unique tips for dealing with stress.
The point is, stress attacks in all sorts of ways—which means that if you want to control it, contain it, conquer it, you need to fire back in kind.
52 Ways to Control and Conquer Stress http://twurl.nl/o7dr0x [from http://twitter.com/JonayCom/statuses/1648117599]Do I Love My Wife? Are You Really in Love Test - Esquire
Looking at a sexy photo of my wife "activated part of your 'new brain' that represents the sensation of touch in your genital area,"
For me, translating love into biology is actually kind of reassuring. Yes, it takes away some of the mystery — but also the fear. Think of it like a drug: If you're high and feel like you're sliding off the face of the earth, you can tell yourself, Hey, I'm having a horrible chemical reaction, but I'll get over it. I will stabilize.15 In-Depth Examples of Addictive User Experience | Design Shack
15 clever and unique ui solutions from designshackgigapan: Dubai 45 gigapixels
RT @CanonFrance La nouvelle plus grande photo du monde fait 45 Mards de pixels, et c'est un pano de Dubaï en EOS 7D http://bit.ly/d660KoNot Exactly Rocket Science : Carbon nanotechnology in an 17th century Damascus sword
An article which analyses the Damascus blade, known for being supernaturaly strong, using scientific method.
swords damascus steelHELLO, my name is BLOG!: 30 Ways to become the Most Interesting Person You Know
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how to be Google.
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We tend to apply ergonomics as it relates to our waking activities. But utilizing the right sleep posture is just as important as having the right PC posture, especially if you want to enjoy a pain-free morning and day.The Best Thing I've Read All Year
This is an excellent takedown of family-values homophobia.
RT @stephenfry: The best letter I've read for a long time. http://www.andrewtobias.com/newcolumns/000504.html Not ashamed to say it made ...
A great empathetic responce to the religious morality police attacks on homosexuals
Many letters have been sent to the Valley News concerning the homosexual menace in Vermont. I am the mother of a gay son and I've taken enough from you good people. I'm tired of your foolish rhetoric about the "homosexual agenda" and your allegations that accepting homosexuality is the same thing as advocating sex with children. You are cruel and ignorant. You have been robbing me of the joys of motherhood ever since my children were tiny. My firstborn son started suffering at the hands of the moral little thugs from your moral, upright families from the time he was in the first grade. He was physically and verbally abused from first grade straight through high school because he was perceived to be gay. He never professed to be gay or had any association with anything gay, but he had the misfortune not to walk or have gestures like the other boys. He was called "fag" incessantly, starting when he was 6.Kon + Amir Present: The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Samples Of All Time
Love this! Too much good stuff.Mesmerizing Monday: 10 Hypnotic Gadgets You Just Can't Stop Looking At
waterfall printer, cloud, nautilus sink, rotopault, flying fish airship, book scanner, drinking bird, jellyfishPremier Holidays : 5 Strangely Coloured Beaches
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Aquele site ótimo com indicacao de sites novas musicasDark Roasted Blend: Lebanon: Switzerland of the Middle East
Belezas naturais do Líbano (!)
"Switzerland" comparison does not exactly come to mind when you consider how war-torn and miserable this nation has been in the recent years. But cast a longer look around you while visiting this incredible spot in the Middle East - and the ancient, spectacular beauty of the place will start to haunt you, bless you, and lift you above political agendas and human strife.BoomGames.com - Free Online Games And Free Video Games Directory - Worlds Hardest Game
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pues eso... una tontería pero que enganchaLego Safe is ultra secure - SlipperyBrick.com
the cutting edge of Lego safe technology...That Sharp Pain in your Chest
Precordial Catch Syndrome (PCS) is the most common cause of recurring chest pain, sometimes known ashttp://www.magnetnerd.com/Neodymium%20Magnets/Dirks%20Accident.htm
Dirk had an accident. Below is the X-ray showing his totally crushed finger tip. It took 1 1/2 hours of surgery to remove the shattered bones and repair the damage. Medically speaking, he crushed his right index finger distal phalange. The magnets had a 50 cm (20 inch) separation when they decided to fly together.
includes gory finger photos...
accidente con imanes de neodimio. muy explícito :-(
ow!!!MJ Violin - CollegeHumor video
Yes, the Smooth Criminal part is pretty cool but Owner of a Lonely Heart is amazing!
Check out Owner of a Lonely Heart and Smooth Criminal played on the violin. Pretty smooth.
Owner of a Lonely Heart and Smooth Criminal, violin style. Classic music just got more classical.BBC NEWS | UK | 'Most unfortunate names' revealed
Justin Case, Barb Dwyer and Stan Still. It sounds like a bad joke, but a study has revealed that there really are unfortunate people with those names in the UK. Joining them on the list are Terry Bull, Paige Turner, Mary Christmas and Anna Sasin. And just imagine having to introduce yourself to a crowd as Doug Hole or Hazel Nutt.
comedy namesBlurred Out: 51 Things You Aren't Allowed to See on Google Maps | Curious? Read
An interesting list of things that can not be seen on google maps
If terrorists were looking for potential targets, they now have a nice list...Beam me up: Scientists left baffled as mysterious columns of coloured light appear in the night skies | Mail Online
These stunning images show mysterious columns of light streaming into the sky above the town of Sigulda in Latvia at the end of last month.YouTube - Air traffic in 24 hours.wmv
very coolAchieving Fame, Wealth And Beauty Are Psychological Dead Ends, Study Says
"What's "striking and paradoxical" about this research, he says, is that it shows that reaching materialistic and image-related milestones actually contributes to ill-being; despite their accomplishments, individuals experience more negative emotions like shame and anger and more physical symptoms of anxiety such as headaches, stomachaches, and loss of energy. By contrast, individuals who value personal growth, close relationships, community involvement, and physical health are more satisfied as they meet success in those areas."Is the Supremacy of Object-Oriented Programming Over?
I never expected to see this. When I started my career, Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) was going mainstream. For many problems, it was and still is a natural way to modularize an application. It grew to (mostly) rule the world. Now it seems that the supremacy of objects may be coming to an end, of sorts.
talking about object oriented programming and functional programming...leads you to believe the best designs leverage both.
Hybrid languages = OOP FP. CouchDB Map-Reduce Concurrency
In the comments: "On the computer science front, pure OO, based on late-binding and message sends has always built on functional ideas and encourages a declarative programming style. Lisp and Smalltalk have much in common. The best way to look at it is that a function can be an object too. So I see no or very little conflict between OO and functional programming. The real issue is that pure OO has been viewed (rightly so) as a disruptive technology. The incumbent technology base, built on C and Unix have found ways to neutralise the potential disruptive effect and hold on to their market. As a consequence we have spent the last 20 years using curly bracket languages that are ‘OO’ in name only. [...] Pure OO is still in obscurity. Languages like Ruby and Python show what is possible with Pure OO ideas and late-binding, but they do not extend these ideas or take them even as far as Smalltalk did."
The fact is, for a lot of these applications, it’s just data. The ceremony of object wrappers doesn’t carry its weight. Just put the data in a hash map (or a list if you don’t need the bits “labeled”) and then process the collection with your iterate, map, and reduce functions. This may sound heretical, but how much Java code could you delete today if you replaced it with a stored procedure?Palin's 'going rogue,' McCain aide says - CNN.com
Hey, at least they're calling her "diva", not "bitch".
Aide calls VP nominee a "diva" and says she's only looking out for herself.
More infighting is just helping the Obama campaign that much more (like they need it!), the RNC is going to need to pull another Watergate to get through this one.
"She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone," said this McCain adviser. "She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else. "Her lack of fundamental understanding of some key issues was dramatic," said another McCain source with direct knowledge of the process to prepare Palin after she was picked. The source said it was probably the "hardest" to get her "up to speed than any candidate in history."
She's off the reservation!
Sara Palin: Even McCain is sick of her.
"Her lack of fundamental understanding of some key issues was dramatic," said another McCain source with direct knowledge of the process to prepare Palin after she was picked. The source said it was probably the "hardest" to get her "up to speed than any candidate in history."best of craigslist : Thoughts from a homeless guy now that I'm back on my feet
8 I was a drug mule and got busted on my first trip. My first time, but the amount (marijuana) was enormous and I got 4 years. First two years out, I had some bad
"So, I was homeless for about 4 years until the manager of a car dealership took a chance on me and now I am the manager of our detailing department. Okay, so what are the things that I really appreciate?"
"Light switches: In a shelter, lights come on, lights come off and you have no say. The ability to control your own lighting is a big deal. ... Weather: I don't pay much attention to weather anymore. On the streets, weather is your life. A homeless guy rummaging for newspapers only wants one section, the weather report. If you can read, and you know the weather, you will have every dude you know asking what is coming. ... Health Care Fear: Did you hear about that Bumfights video? It's BS! No homeless guys are going to fight. We never fight each other because everyone is afraid of getting hurt. You hear about guys who sprain their ankle and then die because they couldn't move for two weeks. Or, you hear about a guy who cuts his arm and his arm swells up the size of his leg. Little injuries kill. I was always terrified of getting hurt because of that."
"Light switches: In a shelter, lights come on, lights come off and you have no say. The ability to control your own lighting is a big deal."Without God - The New York Review of Books
In his celebrated 1837 Phi Beta Kappa Oration at Harvard, titled "The American Scholar," Ralph Waldo Emerson predicted that a day would come when America would end what he called "our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands." His prediction came true in the twentieth century, and in no area of learning more so than in science. This surely would have pleased Emerson. When he listed his heroes he would generally include Copernicus and Galileo and Newton along with Socrates and Jesus and Swedenborg. But I think that Emerson would have had mixed feelings about one consequence of the advance of science here and abroad—that it has led to a widespread weakening of religious belief.
Without God By Steven Weinberg Charles DarwinCharles Darwin by David Levine In his celebrated 1837 Phi Beta Kappa Oration at Harvard, titled "The American Scholar," Ralph Waldo Emerson predicted that a day would come when America would end what he called "our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands." His prediction came true in the twentieth century, and in no area of learning more so than in science. This surely would have pleased Emerson. When he listed his heroes he would generally include Copernicus and Galileo and Newton along with Socrates and Jesus and Swedenborg. But I think that Emerson would have had mixed feelings about one consequence of the advance of science here and abroad—that it has led to a widespread weakening of religious belief.
He warned me that we must worship God, because otherwise we would start worshiping each other. He was right about the danger, but I would suggest a different cure: we should get out of the habit of worshiping anything.The professionals who become presidents | There was a lawyer, an engineer and a politician... | The Economist
8% wereldwijd is econoom; de meerderheid jurist
The presence of so many engineer-politicians in China goes hand in hand with a certain way of thinking.
ter, Wen Jiabao, specialised in g
Economist article on the prevalence of lawyers in U.S. and U.K. politics.Play is good for you (and it's good for business)
We talk about play around here a lot. Remember that play was one of the six aptitudes needed to be successful in today's world featured in Dan Pink's A Whole New Mind. I often associate at least one aspect of play and playfulness with the old Buddhist idea of the beginner's mind (or child's mind). That is, in the child's mind there are infinite possibilities, but in our adult mind (one filled with habits and routines) there often seems to be few. One of TED's newest talks online is by Tim Brown the CEO of Ideo. In this wonderful short presentation Tim makes many salient points about the role of play, playfulness, and creativity and why they matter in our professional or academic lives. You may be a designer of consumer goods, or a medical doctor, or a researcher, or a teacher — every situation is different. But listen to what Tim Brown says and ask yourself how the idea of play might be introduced into your organization in a way that would benefit workers, patients, and students, not o
Play is good for you (and it's good for business)'Thirst for knowledge' may be opium craving
ation of an imag
RT @HoagiesGifted: 'Thirst for knowledge' may be opium craving http://bit.ly/YHoJP [from http://twitter.com/bfwriter/statuses/14961074185]You Are Not So Smart
You are not so smart.
via Subgenius Spice :DHarmful Drinks in America | World Of Mysteries
Drinks & their sugar equivalent in food http://bit.ly/bU7ym4 (sticking to water from now on) #MustRead
World of Mysteries takes pictures of the worst beverages in America with their caloric equals. SoBe Green Tea contains the same amount of sugar as four pieces of Sara Lee cherry pie.
This makes me scared to drink anything but good old council pop - http://bit.ly/bWmR4d #sugaroverload (Via @emsydo)Food for The Eagle - Adam Savage's speech to Harvard Humanism Society- Boing Boing
Not long ago I was offered work as a quality-control expert with an American company in China I’d never heard of. No experience necessary—which was good, because I had none.
Confessions of a fake businessman from Beijing
"And so I became a fake businessman in China, an often lucrative gig for underworked expatriates here. One friend, an American who works in film, was paid to represent a Canadian company and give a speech espousing a low-carbon future. Another was flown to Shanghai to act as a seasonal-gifts buyer. Recruiting fake businessmen is one way to create the image—particularly, the image of connection—that Chinese companies crave. My Chinese-language tutor, at first aghast about how much we were getting paid, put it this way: “Having foreigners in nice suits gives the company face.”" this is beautiful
And so I became a fake businessman in China, an often lucrative gig for underworked expatriates here. One friend, an American who works in film, was paid to represent a Canadian company and give a speech espousing a low-carbon future. Another was flown to Shanghai to act as a seasonal-gifts buyer. Recruiting fake businessmen is one way to create the image—particularly, the image of connection—that Chinese companies crave. My Chinese-language tutor, at first aghast about how much we were getting paid, put it this way: “Having foreigners in nice suits gives the company face.”76 Powerful Thoughts from Paul Graham
Check out this nice meaty post by @RossHudgens. So much good stuff here that I keep going back: http://bit.ly/bfnTCm
Paul Graham is most famous for heading up Y Combinator, a seed-stage startup funding firm, and also for Hacker News, a social news website revolving around computer hacking, startup companies, and as their submission guidelines state, “anything that gratifies one’s intellectual curiosity”. Graham’s essays online are highly regarded for their insight and relevance – and his book, Hackers and Painters, is no different. To help inform the great insights from the book, I included the essay title and summary, as Graham offers in the contents. A few chapters had only one or two notes or none at all, because they were overly technical or not particularly relevant to a wider audience. I have included those at the end.
Great list of thoughts from Paul Graham: http://www.rosshudgens.com/thoughts-from-paul-graham/The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: Something’s Wrong but You’ll Never Know What It Is (Part 1) - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: "Existence is elsewhere." — André Breton, The Surrealist Manifesto | http://ow.ly/21xM1 [from http://twitter.com/avivao/statuses/16753976754]
The Anosognostic's Dilemma. Errol Morris, Dunning
DunningVexFlow TabDiv Demo
Html5 Guitar Tab Editor10 of the best free games you should play today | News | TechRadar UK
10 of the best free games you should play today Releases new and old from every genre : TechRadar UKDisplay Myths Shattered: How Monitor & HDTV Companies Cook Their Specs | Maximum PC
Some of the terms sound impressive, but almost all of this is unnecessary puffery and jargon that confuses not only consumers but the pros, as well.
Breaking the myths of TVs and why they are in place.The Top 10 New Cult Movies | LikeMe Daily
1. Lack of motivation. A talent is irrelevant if a person is not motivated to use it. Motivation may be external (for example, social approval) or internal (satisfaction from a job well-done, for instance). External sources tend to be transient, while internal sources tend to produce more consistent performance.No, really, pi is wrong: The Tau Manifesto by Michael Hartl | Tau Day, 2010
quite convincing :)
Tau = 2*Pi. Revelation of the century.
The Tau ManifestoOk reddit lets make it...The List of Real Life Cheat Codes!!!! : AskReddit
Don't be rude,10 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Google
#10. Google Has a Company Dinosaur.
Zehn nette Fakten über Google. Manche werden sich vielleicht noch erinnern, wie das war, damals... ;-)
N paar Google Fakten wie der erste Google Rechner... aus LEGO! :D
Google is not your average company and it's fitting that they have a history chock full of quirk. Here are 10 facts you may not have known about Google.When Intuition And Math Probably Look Wrong - Science News
Great! When intuition and math probably look wrong: http://bit.ly/9ohKuV #mathematics #science – Amir Kassaei (AmirKassaei) http://twitter.com/AmirKassaei/statuses/1751903050618 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Was 18
xuq29.gif (GIF Image, 700x700 pixels) - Scaled (88%)The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: Something’s Wrong but You’ll Never Know What It Is (Part 1) - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
About how Dunnung-Kroeger began as a theoryDrowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning
The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the owners who were swimming between their anchored sportfisher and thecells. A massively multi-agent Python programming game. « Phonons
funny, and surprisingly apt.
6. Business: Success = Meeting the Right People All of those successful people you see around town, with their convertibles and huge televisions? Approximately 100 percent of them got where they are because they had three things. All three are absolutely essential, but one of them is almost never mentioned. They are: * Talent * Hard Work * Randomly Meeting the Right People and Not Pissing Them Off The autobiographies of famous people will do everything they can to downplay that third part, because it has the element of sheer luck. People get offended when you mention it, because they think it somehow undermines the first two. But remember, we said you need all three. For instance, let's take maybe the most successful movie actor of all time, Harrison Ford. He farted around Hollywood for nine years, taking bit parts without anything major ever coming his way. Clearly talented, very hard-working. Yet not once did anybody look at him and say, "This guy will sell several billi
Can't believe I'm linking to cracked magazine, but this is pretty good.Sculptris is insanely cool, free 3D modeling software
In simple terms, it's sculpting software. It's free, and it's accessibleSculptris is insanely cool, free 3D modeling software
By default, a line crosses the sphereBooks that will induce a mindfuck@Everything2.com
Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery.
Warren Buffett has committed to giving away 99% of his wealth. Now, he explains his thinking in this remarkable op-ed.
"Fate's distribution of long straws is wildly capricious." - Warren Buffett / I have huge respect for this man. http://bit.ly/dlgWg4Map: Where Americans Are Moving - Forbes.com
Where Americans Are Moving To: Interactive Map http://bit.ly/aYVs9v via @cubitplanning #flowmaps #cartography #migration #mapsThe Big Lies People Tell In Online Dating « OkTrends
lies and stats from OK Cupid http://bit.ly/aY1kX1 :)
OK Cupid crunches the numbers on the biggest lies in online dating: http://bit.ly/9zheTf
// Cool data
"People do everything they can in their OkCupid profiles to make themselves seem awesome, and surely many of our users genuinely are. But it's very hard for the casual browser to tell truth from fiction. With our behind-the-scenes perspective, we're able to shed some light on some typical claims and the likely realities behind them."
Another amazing data analysis post from OkCupid
I'm married, but I love love love when OKCupid goes all data on us.
Interesting analysis of information gathered from OK Cupid (dating site) vs. norm.12 Most Watchable Foreign Flicks
12 Most Watchable Foreign FlicksAmerica – The Grim Truth | EFAM | Escape From America Magazine
If you had any idea of how people really lived in Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many parts of Asia...
ein im Ausland lebender Amerikaner liest s. Landsleuten die Leviten, lesenswert (English) http://bit.ly/9mcDsE ich fand es spannend #vfbb – Vera F. Birkenbihl (VeraFBirkenbihl) http://twitter.com/VeraFBirkenbihl/statuses/18785239408America – The Grim Truth | EFAM | Escape From America Magazine
If you had any idea of how people really lived in Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many parts of Asia...
ein im Ausland lebender Amerikaner liest s. Landsleuten die Leviten, lesenswert (English) http://bit.ly/9mcDsE ich fand es spannend #vfbb – Vera F. Birkenbihl (VeraFBirkenbihl) http://twitter.com/VeraFBirkenbihl/statuses/187852394086-story Jesus statue in Ohio struck by lightning - Yahoo! News
A six-story statue of Jesus Christ was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, leaving only a blackened steel skeleton and pieces of foam that were scooped up by curious onlookers Tuesday.
Big Butter Jesus, no! I pass this thing all the time on my way home. Bummer.
check out the flame war (no pun intended) 6-story Jesus statue struck by lightning http://yhoo.it/c1FB1k 14k comments
A six-story-tall statue of Jesus Christ with his arms raised along a highway was struck by lightning in a thunderstorm Monday night and burned to the ground, police said.
A six-story statue of Jesus Christ was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, leaving only a blackened steel skeleton and pieces of foam that were scooped up by curious onlookers Tuesday.U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com
"The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe."
amazing how a team of Pentagon officials and American geologists found all these resources
RT @mikewhills @jonnyrichards Cud discovery of $1trn worth of minerals turn Afghanistan into 'Saudi Arabia of lithium' http://nyti.ms/bbGY05Love machine!!!! « .one too many.
Creepy mannequin factory
@lyssaslounge, creepy photo essay from inside a real doll factory: Love machine http://caneparidoesitbetter.com/2010/07/08/love-machine/ [from http://twitter.com/yenzooo/statuses/18662338928]
via kottke ... CREEPY
!! bizarre. via: http://www.ackackack.com/
muñecas de mujeres bien realistasLove machine!!!! « .one too many.
Creepy mannequin factory
@lyssaslounge, creepy photo essay from inside a real doll factory: Love machine http://caneparidoesitbetter.com/2010/07/08/love-machine/ [from http://twitter.com/yenzooo/statuses/18662338928]
via kottke ... CREEPY
!! bizarre. via: http://www.ackackack.com/
muñecas de mujeres bien realistas5 Ridiculous Gun Myths Everyone Believes (Thanks to Movies) | Cracked.com
Even in gun-crazy America, most of us aren't shooting things as part of our day-to-day routine. So most Americans actually know very little about guns. Hollywood writers realized this a long time ago and, being writers, used it as an excuse to never do any fact-checking ever again. Read more: http://www.cracked.com/article_18576_5-ridiculous-gun-myths-everyone-believes-thanks-to-movies.html#ixzz0tVGE6TPl