I has an elevator

April 29, 2007 at 9:40 pm | Posted in Fun | 2 Comments

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12 Popular Wikis that actually ‘WORK’

April 29, 2007 at 2:04 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
(6) WikiSummaries – short, quick summaries for thousands of books. (Summaries: Freakonomics, Getting Things Done, …, see other bestsellers)

(7) WikiMapia – cool mashup between Google Maps and wiki-style editing. Lets you browse, view, search and add descriptive notes to any location on the globe.

(8) Wiktionary – multilingual, comprehensive, user-edited dictionary. Provides word definitions, etymologies, pronunciations, sample quotations, synonyms, antonyms and translations.

(9) Uncyclopedia – extremely entertaining wikipedia clone, that is filled with funny and not-necessarily correct articles. Check out: Colonel, Britney Spears, Donald Trump, …or an image pulled from an article about Women. (No offense ladies, it’s just funny…)

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We all love wikipedia: it’s comprehensive, 100% user-edited (aka wiki-style), up-to-date, rather objective, and totally free. It’s a perfect wiki-powered system. While it’s by far the most popular one, it’s not the only wiki-style website that ‘works’. There are plenty of other successful wikis, focused on specific areas i.e, book summaries, cooking, HowTo’s and even ‘bullshit’. So, here you go, popular wikis that have something to offer.

(1) Wikipedia – all-favorite, biggest online encyclopedia
(2) WikiTravel – world-wide travel guide, covers destination guides, hotels and resorts
(3) WikiHow – ‘How-To’ manuals for the problems of everyday life. (‘HowTo’s: Hack a Coke Machine, Get Six Pack Abs, How to choose a Debt Management program, etc.)
(4) WikiBooks – huge collection of user-edited, open-content textbooks and guides. (Textbooks: Chess guide, Learn French … )
(5) CookBookWiki – recipes and cooking related wiki. Sections include: dishes, recipes, cuisines and channels

Nobel Peace Prize winner shot by Israeli army

April 29, 2007 at 1:42 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
May we be so brave!
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Mairead Corrigan McGuire received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her heroic work in Northern Ireland, where peace after terror became a reality. She recently spoke in the West Bank. Here’s an excerpt from her speech (read it all here.):

She’s participating in a non-violent protest after speaking when soldiers of the Israeli army open fire. McGuire is felled by a rubber-coated steel bullet. Undeterred, she presses the case for human rights under a tree while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. (More of the story here.)

Cool art that will mess with your head

April 29, 2007 at 1:28 pm | Posted in Lifescape | 1 Comment
lol, ow my head!
clipped from www.flysystem.org

Cool art that will mess with your head


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How many horses in this picture? Should find 7


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Look at the middle column.
Where does it end?

DO YOU SEE FOUR PEOPLE?
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Who is the tallest?

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A face? .. Or, the word ‘liar’ ?


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NEXT:
What do you see here?

Do you see the word “LIFT”?
Or, a bunch of black splotches ?


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GIRLS ARE ABLE TO SPOT THE WORD “LIFT” EASILY.
MEN FIND IT DIFFICULT TO SEE THE WORD “LIFT”!!!

NEXT? FIND THE FACES:

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THE LAST ONE: FOCUS ON THE DOT!
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Engineers create ‘optical cloaking’ design for invisibility

April 29, 2007 at 1:16 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Harry potters fictional idea of invisibility may soon become fact, which is but a long time fantasy of man.
clipped from www.purdue.edu

Researchers using nanotechnology have taken a step toward creating an “optical cloaking” device that could render objects invisible by guiding light around anything placed inside this “cloak.”
The Purdue University engineers,
have created a theoretical design that uses an array of tiny needles radiating outward from a central spoke. The design, which resembles a round hairbrush, would bend light around the object being cloaked. Background objects would be visible but not the object surrounded by the cylindrical array of nano-needles,

The design does, however, have a major limitation: It works only for any single wavelength, and not for the entire frequency range of the visible spectrum, Shalaev said.

Calculations indicate the device would make an object invisible in a wavelength of 632.8 nanometers, which corresponds to the color red. The same design, however, could be used to create a cloak for any other single wavelength in the visible spectrum, Shalaev said.

Ricardinho Aurelio Kavga

April 29, 2007 at 7:53 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Ricardinho Aurelio Kavga

The Effect of Soda on Your Body

April 28, 2007 at 6:24 pm | Posted in Lifescape | 2 Comments
If one knew that a can of coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar one will sure hesitate to drink cola or severely limit its intake. But it is quite another thing to persuade youngsters to follow suit.
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What happens if you drink a can of Coke right now?

First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.)
20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat.
40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream.
45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain.

>60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.

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