Inappropriate, inexcusable and indefensible

July 31, 2007 at 9:40 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment

Inappropriate, inexcusable and indefensible
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The Fox News talk-show host and one-man conservative media juggernaut has concluded that the United States and San Francisco just don't go together anymore. Voting to oppose military recruitment in public schools and to ban handgun ownership, as San Franciscans did Tuesday, means the city should be cut off from federal dollars. And then some.

"You know, if I'm the president of the United States, I walk right into Union Square, I set up my little presidential podium and I say, 'Listen, citizens of San Francisco, if you vote against military recruiting, you're not going to get another nickel in federal funds,'

"Fine. You want to be your own country? Go right ahead," O'Reilly went on. "And if al Qaeda comes in here and blows you up, we're not going to do anything about it. We're going to say, look, every other place in America is off limits to you except San Francisco. You want to blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead."

100 Great Tips to Improve Your Life

July 31, 2007 at 5:46 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment

“Most of us are interested in improving something about ourselves: our productivity, our sanity, our organization, our happiness, our effectiveness, our impact on the environment, our minds, our dreams.” A great list of tips (and resources) to help keep yourself at your best.

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Make Money Online: 100+ Tools and Resources

July 31, 2007 at 5:35 pm | Posted in Lifescape | 2 Comments

Making money online is a dream for many, but the simple fact is that it
’s often just as tough as making money offline. Due to requests, we’ve put together a list of the most popular money making methods today, many of them focused on blogging and peer production.

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Sotware Runs Into Iceberg

July 31, 2007 at 5:02 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Software Runs Into Iceberg

Iceberg on Demand is declaring war on software, according to Co-Founder and head of product development Wayne Byrne. Iceberg is a private beta startup that provides a Web based platform for building, sharing and selling powerful business applications, without the need to do coding. A user at Iceberg can create applications using simple DIY Web tools. Virtually any process can be emulated, utilized, created or cloned using Iceberg's simple user interface. This innovative approach to development does not render code or software useless, but simply unnecessary for the Iceberg user.

Color of Chair Changes for Fat people

July 31, 2007 at 4:51 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
News in Science – Chair changes colour if you're fat – 30/07…

The ancient Japanese believed that gods lived in all things, whether animate or inanimate. Talking to a wall was not an idle act, but actually a kind of soul-searching. And usually, the wall talked back.

Now the designer of a table and set of chairs says his furniture embodies that philosophy.

The furniture is called fuwa pica, which loosely translated means 'soft and flashy'. It senses people's presence, then gradually changes colour accordingly.

The interactive set, which could be in shops, airports, museums, or bars within a year or two, uses technology to extend people's emotional state into a room that may be devoid of ancient ideas.

"We want modern people like us to remember that there was an interaction between people and furniture," says Ichi Kanaya, assistant professor at Osaka University.

In a typical scenario, a person might walk into a room furnished with fuwa pica. He or she might place a memento or favorite item, let's say a blue vase, on the table and sit on one of the chairs. Gradually the chairs begin to change from white to blue.

Microsofts” Gates Plans to leave

July 31, 2007 at 4:32 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Microsoft’s Gates Plans Leave Amid Great Change – New York T…

One year into a planned two-year transition, there are few visible cues that Mr. Gates is ready to leave the world’s technology stage to devote his energies principally to the $33 billion foundation he established seven years ago with his wife.

Indeed at the company’s annual financial meeting last week Mr. Gates spoke first, outlining a decade-long agenda, not a mere 12-month outlook.

He described a world in which the widespread availability of broadband networks would reshape computing, giving rise to what he said would be “natural user interfaces” like pen, voice and touch, replacing many functions of keyboards and mice.

How To Predict Weather From Nature

July 31, 2007 at 4:11 pm | Posted in Lifescape | 3 Comments
How to Predict the Weather Without a Forecast – wikiHow

How to Predict the Weather Without a Forecast

Long before technology was developed to predict the weather, people had to rely on observation, patterns and folklore to avoid being caught off guard by the elements. If your plans, livelihood or even your survival depend on the weather, it certainly wouldn't hurt to become familiar with some of these methods, especially since you never know when you might be out of touch with the local weather report. These methods aren't foolproof, but they have their usefulness, and if you don't have a forecast on hand, what do you have to lose by trying them?

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