Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wildlife park official arrested in deaths of gorillas

Wildlife park official arrested in deaths of gorillas « Science Notes

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Boyfriend X Misses the Mark

Sex Drive: Boyfriend X Misses the Mark: "The watered-down Girlfriend X is still about creating bad boys out of nice guys, in their minds if not in their actions. But then Boyfriend X warns women to stay away from bad boys and find nice guys.

It may be what the moneymen believe the masses want without the taint of associating with porn , but it also turns off the very people who might have used the racier version.

No wonder the sex-positive movement despairs of the mainstream.

Girlfriend X and Boyfriend X do have their redeeming qualities. It is handy to have access to dozens of dating and networking sites from one page, and it s great to be able to search all of the reviewed profiles at once regardless of their site of origin."

First Christian Church discovered?

Mati Milstein in Rihab, Jordan
for National Geographic News
June 13, 2008
A Jordanian archaeologist's announcement this week that he had uncovered the world's first Christian church in an underground cave drew surprise and skepticism from experts in Jordan and beyond.

The Jordan Times earlier this week quoted archaeologist Abdel-Qader al-Housan, director of the Rihab Center for Archaeological Studies as saying, "We have uncovered what we believe to be the first church in the world, dating from 33 A.D. to 70 A.D."

Al-Housan later told the Associated Press that he discovered a cave beneath St. George's Church, one of the world's oldest known churches, in the northern Jordanian city of Rihab, and that the cave shows evidence of early Christian rituals.

The archaeologist said he found a circular worship area inside the cave with stone seats separated from a living area that had a long tunnel leading to a source of water.

Ghazi Bisheh, former director general of the Jordanian Department of Antiquities, dismissed the claim as "ridiculous," saying the archaeologist behind them "has a tendency to sensationalize discoveries" and offered no evidence to back his recent assertion.

Father Funes interview on visitors to earth

FUNES: John XXIII said that our mission should be that of explaining the Church to astronomers and astronomy to the Church. We are like a bridge, a small bridge, between the world of science and the Church. Along this bridge, there is one who goes in one direction and one who goes in the other. As Benedict XVI has recommended to us Jesuits in occasion of the last general congregation, we should be men on the cutting edge. I believe the Observatory has this mission: being on the frontier between the world of science and the world of faith, to give testimony that it is possible to believe in God and to be good scientists.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol!

Unbelievably, this is not science fiction. Mr Pal holds up a small beaker of bug excretion that could, theoretically, be poured into the tank of the giant Lexus SUV next to us. Not that Mr Pal is willing to risk it just yet. He gives it a month before the first vehicle is filled up on what he calls “renewable petroleum”. After that, he grins, “it’s a brave new world”.

Mr Pal is a senior director of LS9, one of several companies in or near Silicon Valley that have spurned traditional high-tech activities such as software and networking and embarked instead on an extraordinary race to make $140-a-barrel oil (£70) from Saudi Arabia obsolete.

Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol - Times Online

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Son-Of-A-Bitch Mouse

Son-Of-A-Bitch Mouse Solves Maze Researchers Spent Months Building | The Onion - America's Finest News Source:

"IOWA CITY, IA—University of Iowa neuroscientists studying spatial learning and the effects of stress on memory announced Tuesday that a little son-of-a-bitch mouse ruined an experiment on cognitive performance by effortlessly navigating a maze that researchers spent nearly a year designing and constructing.

The test subject, a common house mouse, briskly traversed the complicated wooden maze in under 30 seconds or, according to the study's final report, roughly 1/8,789,258 as long as it took the lab to secure funding for the experiment. According to researchers administrating the standard Y-maze test, the fucking bastard never even broke his stride during the first trial, always selecting the correct route while consistently avoiding blind dead-end alleys."

I gave him the route before hand.... hehehehhehe

Office 2007 Deployment Resources for End Users

Business and individual productivity topics with Microsoft Office System.

Ian Palangio's Business Productivity : Office 2007 Deployment Resources for End Users

---Don't forget that you are a role model for someone---

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Birth of the Two Party System

Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.

The two most important events in all of history were:

1. The invention of beer, and

2. The invention of the wheel.

The wheel was invented to get man to the beer, and the beer to the man.

These facts formed the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:

1. Liberals

2. Conservatives.

Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed.

Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement.

Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQ's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement.

Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. The rest became known as girlie-men.

Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy and group hugs, the evolution of the Hollywood actor, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide all the meat and beer that conservatives provided.

Over the years, Conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass.

Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: most liberal women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are liberals.

Conservatives drink domestic beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women.

Conservatives are big-game hunters, rodeo cowboys, firemen, lumberjacks, construction workers, medical doctors, police officers, corporate executives, athletes, golfers, and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.

Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America . They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.

Here ends today's lesson in world history.

It should be noted that a liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before forwarding it.

A conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be forwarded immediately to other true believers.

Dads and Daughters - - free ecard

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It’s that special time of year when a daughter can thank her dad or stepdad for listening to her, for motivating and encouraging her to achieve her dreams and lead a happy, satisfying life. Dads, you might also like to take this opportunity to thank your daughter this Father’s Day for enriching YOUR life through fathering HER.

By making a donation to Dads & Daughters through this eCard campaign, you are taking a simple step for yourself, but a big step in helping DADs become an even more powerful force for promoting the power and potential of healthy, strong father-daughter relationships.

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7 Innocent Gestures That Can Get You Killed Overseas |

7 Innocent Gestures That Can Get You Killed Overseas | "If you've ever had your penis cut off and/or been executed while on holiday, you'll probably know that it's easy to offend people from other cultures. Unless you learn the ways of the place you're visiting, even the most well-meaning tourist can regularly find his oesophagus stuffed with burning goat. But surely just plain common sense and good manners will save you, right?


--- Don't ever forget that you are a role model for someone ---

Monday, June 09, 2008

40 Excellent Web Based Tools

Awesome List by

Justin @ Design Vitality

Online Image Editing

  1. Project Draw
    Project Draw is an online sketch tool from the makers of AutoCAD and Revit.
  2. Resizr
    Resizr allows users to upload a picutre (currently .jpg format only) and have it resized for them. The site also has a Firefox plugin.
  3. Splashup
    Splashup is a Photoshop-esque Flash based online image editing tool. Very easy to use and pretty powerful too.
  4. Navigation Tab Menu Generator
    Love tabbed navigation? Use this to create rounded buttons in a snap!
  5. Web 2.0 Free Logo Generator
    This online Web 2.0 logo generator is great for quickly creating trendy titles.
  6. Web 2.0 Logo Creatr
    Another web 2.0 style creator. The image is stored on the site’s server so no need to ftp anything.
  7. Spiffy Text
    Choose a font style, choose a background and then admire your online-created logo!
  8. Gliffy
    Gliffy is an online competitor to Microsoft Visio.
  9. Picnik
    Picnik is a powerful online image editing tool. You can do things like crop, sharpen, resize and even more.
  10. FotoFlexer
    FotoFlexer clains to be “the world’s most advanced online image editor”. It allows you to open images from MySpace, Facebook and more and directly edit them online.

Online Code Generators

  1. Xinha
    Xinha is a WYSIWYG editor for use online. It can be integrated into any kind of project.
  2. CSS Generator @ Advanced HTML For Beginners
    This online CSS generator allows you to create a CSS file for your body tag, links and even header area.
  3. Layout Generator @ CSS Creator
    Use this CSS creator when first creating a new site.
  4. CSS Generator @ CSS Creator
    After getting the site going, use this tool to add style to your text.
  5. CSS Source Generator @ Position is Everything
    The people from Position is Everything give us another CSS generator. This one gives you a large amount of control and even generates code for faux columns if you like.
  6. [listulike] CSS Generator
    Use this CSS generator to create cross-browser list-based navigation bars.
  7. Font Tester
    Use this service to see what your font choice will look like in paragraph form. You can specify line-height, font-weight, font-variant and even more.
  8. WYSIWYG HTML Image Map Creator
    Upload an image and use this AJAX powered WYSIWYG tool to create image maps.
  9. ColorSchemer
    ColorSchemer is very handy for web designers. Select a starting color and ColorSchemer will choose colors that go well together.
  10. QrONE CSS Designer
    Another online CSS generator that shows the results as you select your options.

Online Collaboration

  1. Google Docs
    Use Google to create spreadsheets, documents and even presentations completely online.
  2. ajaxWrite
    AjaxWrite is an online word processor.
  3. ThinkFree
    ThinkFree calls itself the “free online alternative to Microsoft Office”.
  4. ZOHO
    Zoho has a wide collection of software online, including a word processor, notebook, wiki and a presentation system.
  5. Backpack
    The team at 37signals brings us Backpack. This software allows you to organize photos, make lists, attach files and basically anything else you can think of online.
  6. Basecamp
    Basecamp is project management software from 37signals. This online tool allows you and a team to collaborate on projects and assign duties to individuals.

Online FTP Tools

  1. net2ftp
    net2ftp is a web based FTP client. If you’ve ever used an online FTP tool before this should be very comfortable.
  2. File Manager in cPanel
    Mosts webhosts these days are running cPanel. cPanel comes with something called “File Manager” which is a web-based FTP program.
  3. FTPLive
    FTPLive allows you to FTP items to your server entirely free of charge.

Online File Storage

  1. Flickr
    Flickr is an online photo storage server. The free version allows up to 100MB a month of uploads, while the payed service gives you unlimited space and uploads. Flickr also allows you to edit your photos online.
  2. BubbleShare
    BubbleShare is another online photo storage service, similar to Flickr.
  3. 23 Photo Sharing
    Another competitor to Flickr is 23.
  4. Drive Headquarters
    DriveHQ has a large number of free features including online file storage, online backup, ftp hosting and email hosting.
  5. GMail Drive shell extension
    GMail Drive shell extension allows you to map GMail as a hard drive on your computer. Use your 6gigs for anything you want.
  6. MediaMax
    MediaMax is an online file storage service that gives you 25 GB for free. - (Tom Bassett said...How did you create this list? Are you aware that MediaMax doesn't even exist anymore? Relaunched under a new name And that before they STOPPED existing, they were TERRIBLE - losing terabytes of user data? It is completely irresponsible to recommend MediaMax to readers, if indeed you have any. Nobody except you Tom..Sorry you lost your data at MediaMax. Btw, its not my list, its Justins...)

Other Useful Tools

    Use this awesome website to create sitemaps for Google, Yahoo and more.
  2. ROR Sitemap Generator
    Another sitemap generator that generates ROR sitemaps. Can be submitted to sites like Yahoo.
  3. S5: Simple Standards-Based Slide Show System
    Eric Meyer has created the ability to make a PowerPoint style presentation using only XHTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  4. Remember The Milk
    Remember The Milk is a very useful website for keeping track of items still needing to be done.
  5. CSSFly
    CSSFly allows you to edit sites online and view the results as you go.

40 Excellent Web Based Tools to Help You Design from Anywhere | Design Vitality

Dimdim: Terrible Name, Free Online Meetings!

Dimdim is a free web conferencing service where you can share your desktop, show slides, collaborate, chat, talk and broadcast via webcam with absolutely no download required for attendees.

The Dimdim Web Meeting service is available in open source and commercial enterprise editions capable of supporting thousands of attendees. And unlike all other web meeting solutions, Dimdim is available in both onsite (you install it on your servers) and hosted (we install it on ours) configurations.

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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Microsoft Media Player Plugin for Firefox

I use the Linksys security cameras but they only stream asf files. I am sick of depending on IE for functionality so this plug in for Firefox works great for me!!

Microsoft Releases Media Player Plugin for Firefox: "The plugin is easy enough to get: navigating to a web page that has the embedded WMP ActiveX control within a Firefox browser, the new plugin will automatically be grabbed for your instillation, though you may need to restart your Firefox browser."

You can get the Windows Media Player Firefox plugin here.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Stonehenge a Cemetery?

Stonehenge Used as Cemetery From the Beginning - "New radiocarbon dates from human cremation burials among and around the brooding stones on Salisbury Plain in England indicate that the site was used as a cemetery from 3000 B.C. until after the monuments were erected around 2500 B.C., British archaeologists reported Thursday.

What appeared to be the head of a stone mace, a symbol of authority, was found in one grave, the archaeologists said, indicating that this was probably a cemetery for the ruling dynasty responsible for erecting Stonehenge.

“It’s now clear that burials were a major component of Stonehenge in all its main stages,” said Mike Parker Pearson, an archaeologist at the University of Sheffield in England."

Friday, June 06, 2008

Coding Horror: Please Give Us Your Email Password

Coding Horror: Please Give Us Your Email Password: "How did we end up in a world where it's even remotely acceptable to ask for someone's email credentials? What happened to all those years we spent establishing privacy policies to protect our users? What happened to the fundamental tenet of security common sense that says giving out your password, under any circumstances, is a bad idea?"