Darth Abdullah →
It’s ironic how we’ve resort to using ancient anti-censorship methods in...– theory.isthereason
Gene therapy sees early success for... →
All your mobile phone are belong to us! →
Raina Kabaivanska - Un Bel Di - Madama Butterfly →
..and a dose of national pride.
Rigoletto - Bella figlia dell'amore 1955 →
Since I am on the subject, this must be my favorite aria of all times. Though, you should hear Caruso sing this…
Maria Callas - Una Voce Poco Fa →
I’ll drink, despite the enemy, despite all you, great patriots....– Hristo Botev, In the Tavern
Kein Herz für Steuerberater
Germans hold some sort of sick pride in the fact that their tax laws are about the longest worldwide. Or something. Mastering what stands in the sacred books is only for the highly enlightened or those with too much time on their hands and stable nerves. I don’t fall in the group so, as others of my ilk, I use a tax adviser. Or, like to think I do. It’s the second one I went to and I...
No women, no game. →
The main differences between wolves and domestic dogs are that wolves have, on...– Wikipedia
"Dude, will you help me tell the story of how I... →
You are telling me that this is the only way to live a happy life, and yet you...– Arron in describing what he would tell intrusive preaching xtians
Conservationists name 25 primates about to... →
New idea for blog comments
What if they were limited to 5 words? - marco Worth the try.
L7 with Dave Grohl - Fast and Frightening →
I wonder what would have been if he played with them fulltime.
Microsoft beats Google to Facebook stake →
But, of course, I may be totally wrong…
Thursday morning rant
No surprise I didn’t make any serious new friends at communities, at least till now, when even my existing ones spend the best part of their time on facebook trying to turn others into zombies or vampires. On the other hand, what else can they do there? MySpace is not exactly promoting the exchange of great ideas, either. Recently, a friend told me that people escape into online...
The details of syntax have figured prominently in the history of psychology,...– Steven Pinker, The Language Instinct
Video: RSS in Plain English →
I interrupt my usual programming with this personal message to my best friend.
Slashdot | Free IMAP On Gmail →
Who's Sorry Now - Connie Francis →
It struck me yesterday while looking at a flickr photo someone posted (will protect the guilty for once and will not link), that the number of folks who go absolutely nuts with saturation and contrast is suffocating. It has been around for as long as the digital camera became a household gadget and it is not going away. Actually, I fear it will be getting worse, because once their own senses are...
Stephan Vanfleteren - Photography →
I guess all I write here will be superfluous.
[ws] Color Scheme Generator →
In my line of trade, similar things seem to help sometimes.
That’s some brilliant idea! I wish there was some way one can feed people every time one deletes spam.
Right Brain v Left Brain →
Yes, I am right-brained. But can also turn it without trouble. Really fascinating.
Teapots and other annoyances
I am about to rant. It happens from time to time, especially when I have a good, saucy reason like religion being shoved before my sensitive nose. I keep being surprised by the corners such things come from, but it is my false belief that since people have brains it therefor means they are using them, that causes those moments of sheer, drop-jaw amazement. But the lack of inquisitive thinking is...
“Any particular thought in our head embraces a vast amount of information. But when it comes to communicating a thought to someone else, attention spans are short and mouths are slow. To get information into a listener’s head in a reasonable amount of time, a speaker can encode only a fraction of the message into words and must count on the listener to fill in the rest. But inside a...
Radiohead - Nobody Does It Better →
He’s falling traditionally out of tune, but there is something that gives me goosebumps in this version.
Diese Idee hat jemand mit viel deutschem Gefühl getötet.– me, as recorded on paper by a friend
flexplore 2.0 alpha →
Lars has put a new version of his personal flickr explore application online. It’s even better than the previous but it asks for a bit of patience - the rewards are worth it.
Foo Fighters - I Feel Free →
Stuck like a real tough glue. Real tough.
Each time I’ve seen a sneering or dismissive comment by a photographer...– The Online Photographer
Nothing is new. English started so that “Norman knights could chat up...– Slashdot | The World’s Languages Are Fast Becoming Extinct
Languages Die, but Not Their Last Words - New York... →
Thanks to eenk for pointing this out.