Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Find Country - Improve your geography knowledge

I truly suck at this game....

I am going to get better though.

Find Country - Improve your geography knowledge

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dr. Peter David Beter - Audio letters and Audio books of Dr. Peter Beter

Dr. Beter was General Counsel for the Export-Import Bank of Washington; a candidate for the governorship of West Virginia; cofounded SODESMIR, a mineral exploration company in Zaire; represented American gas utilities building a pipeline the length of Argentina; represented mining interests in underwater manganese nodule exploration in the Pacific; was featured at financial seminars in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal, Geneva, and other international financial centers. As a political and economic commentator, Dr. Beter worked with Wall Street luminaries including Franz Pick, Edward Durell, Colonel Curtis Dall, Norman Dodd, Emmanuel Josephson, and many others. He wrote prolifically, including Conspiracy Against the Dollar (Braziller New York).

Information on Dr. Peter David Beter from Wikipedia

Dr. Peter David Beter - Audio letters and Audio books of Dr. Peter Beter

Monday, January 26, 2009

Stainless Steel Ofuro | Uncrate

Stainless Steel Ofuro Uncrate: "Made from 14-gauge, 304-grade stainless steel, this 3-inch thick, double-walled metal tub features tungsten inert gas welds for smooth seams, three non-slip steps with around-the-tub railing, and 18 air jets built into the seats and sides to massage and soothe your muscles. An elegant (and expensive) way to get your daily wash."

I'll make room for this... Where is the add to my wishlist button? I may feel like a soup or a lobster but what the heck, I love hot water...

MPR: Updraft: Snow rollers

MPR: Updraft: Snow rollers: "Weather has some strange ways of making really cool things. One example is snow rollers. They are fairly rare, but given the right conditions they do occur.
Snow rollers form when the snow has just the right combination of sticky snow that is light enough to be moved by wind. If the wind is strong enough, it picks up snow crystals and begins to tumble them over across 'downstream' snow cover. Soon a little mini snowball forms. As it grows and increases surface area, the wind gusts push sheets of snow along."

Sunday, January 25, 2009


You too can be god of your universe!

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.


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Been to the Smithsonian lately?

Tesla's U.S. patent number appeared on the motor/generator, but the display was arranged in such a way as to give credit to Edison. Needless to say, I was astounded.


Nikola Tesla: Forgotten American Scientist-p.11.html

MSI Notebook Website - Valentine Edition Netbook

Other than the pink hue, the V-day edition is the same rig you can already get. Namely, you get an Atom N270, Windows XP Home, 10-inch LCD, 160GB of storage, a 6-cell battery, and Wi-Fi. You can even win one of the special edition netbooks by taking a picture with your Valentine and uploading it to MSI’s contest gallery.

MSI Notebook Website - Innovation with Style

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Quicksnap - a better ice block tray

January 22, 2009

One of the finalists in the recent Toyota IQ-sponsored Royal College of the Arts design contest was this simple but effective ice cube tray. Graeme Davies invented Quicksnap so that single ice cubes can be popped out without the normal problems associated with twisting an ice tray. With those who know their way around the kitchen increasingly freezing fruit pulps, curry paste and other sauces that take a lot of time to make, Davies’ invention will be welcomed when it hits the market later this year.

Quicksnap - a better ice block tray

Saturday, January 24, 2009

"Hobbits" Were Separate Species, Skull Suggests

"Hobbits" Were Separate Species, Skull Suggests
John Roach
for National Geographic News
January 23, 2009

The skull of the so-called hobbit discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003 suggests its owner was an archaic human ancestor, not a diminutive or diseased modern human, according to a new study.

(Read "The People Time Forgot: Flores Find" in National Geographic magazine.)

The conclusion stems from a comparison of the skull to the noggins of modern humans and apes, as well as the fossil brain cases of early human ancestors.

"The shape of the skull is consistent with what we would expect for a small archaic Homo," said Karen Baab, a biological anthropologist at Stony Brook University in New York State. The genus Homo includes modern human beings as well as close relatives like Neanderthals and Home erectus.

Baab is the lead author of the study, published online in the Journal of Human Evolution.

(Related: Flores hobbit-like human picture gallery.)

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Super Delete!

Delete Files Permanently with SDelete: "With the SDelete tool, which you can download for free, you can overwrite the contents of free space on your disk to prevent deleted or encrypted files from being recovered."

Saturday, January 03, 2009

New Car Key Jams Teen Drivers' Cell Phones

Science Daily (Jan. 3, 2009) — University of Utah researchers have developed an automobile ignition key that prevents teenagers from talking on cell phones or sending text messages while driving.

The university has obtained provisional patents and licensed the invention – Key2SafeDriving – to a private company that hopes to see it on the market within six months at a cost of less than $50 per key plus a yet-undetermined monthly service fee.

Car Key Jams Teen Drivers' Cell Phones