The problem for Western users is that the internet addresses of many well-known...– Not really. The example with “paypal” being read as “raural” is just bullocks. There is no letter “l” in Cyrillic (it will simply be read as a vertical line) so it is impossible to write this in Cyrillic. How could people write such nonsense in The Times!? And...
All these choices hurt because the recipients realise the person they live with...– Guilt, shame and pain all wrapped up in gifts | Jenni Russell - Times Online
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Saw an image of a body scanner today, one of those they have put at Schiphol airport, and had to think of this good old song.
Despite being on a US terrorism database, Mr Abdulmutallab was not on a list of...– BBC News - Profile: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab So what’s that database for again?
An admittedly simplistic reckoning thus suggests the entirety of NASA’s funding...– What a Water-Full World § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM
Bugarija Ne ni go otkazhuva prijatelstvo. Samo bara da ne tvrdime deka...– from Utrinski Vesnik
The average woman could beat the average man. In bars there started to be this...– BBC News - Pong liberated women, says maker From the collection of idiotic headlines and statements courtesy of the Beeb.
When I was a kid my parents would send me off to play with the neighbours’ kid strategically around the time Santa normally drops by. I didn’t notice time so it was easy to cheat me. Then someone will come down to collect me and there would be something under the tree, but everybody would say they didn’t see him either. Then I grew up and I knew who placed the presents under the...
Accept Defeat: The Neuroscience of Screwing Up |... →
mappeal: How did the researchers cope with all this unexpected data? How did they deal with so much failure? Dunbar realized that the vast majority of people in the lab followed the same basic strategy. First, they would blame the method. The surprising finding was classified as a mere mistake; perhaps a machine malfunctioned or an enzyme had gone stale. “The scientists were trying to explain...
Ho ho ho
Don’t go to the Kö if you have any Christmas Spirit. The place is swarming with people carrying Louis Vuitton bags and miserable expressions. Actually, most of town is like that - faces full of apathy or even suffering. Only a couple smiled at my funny hat and this is to say something. And the snow. Oh, the snow! It is not bombs falling, people! You can’t speed on that and can’t...
Mama Rosin - Les Cuisines De l Enfer (joelaz) I...
Robert Harris', Twenty Pieces of Music That... →
(via austinkleon) Funny, I had La Marseillaise in my head just a few days ago.
Zahlreiche Gewaltverbrechen gehen auf ihr Konto. Die meisten Psychopathen jedoch...– Deutschland - Psychopathen: Die meisten sitzen nicht im Gefängnis