Friday, April 22, 2011

How To Fix Any Computer

How to fix any computer that uses either Windows, an Apple operating system, or Linux.

Read it here


10 Most Sinister Ways Casinos Keep You Gambling

Put all thoughts of big winnings out of your mind. No matter what your system or how great your understanding of the odds, at the end of the day the house always wins, meaning you can kiss your hard-earned money goodbye.

Casinos are big business, and there are reasons why it's been that way for so long. Indeed everything about the casino environment is carefully designed to keep you gambling - thereby maximizing the business' profits. Here are 10 sinister means that casinos use to keep you coming back for more.

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Real Life Version of Bert

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The Epson Jammin E350


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Chinese Pole Dancing


Eye of Gratitude

In the prime of her career, a world famous painter started to lose her eyesight. Fearful that she might lose her life as a painter, she went to see the best eye surgeon in the world.

After several weeks of delicate surgery and therapy, her eyesight was restored. The painter was so grateful that she decided to show her gratitude by repainting the doctor's office. Part of her work included painting a gigantic eye on one wall.

When she had finished her work, she held a press conference to unveil her latest work of art -- the doctor's office.

During the press conference, one reporter noticed the eye on the wall, and asked the doctor, "What was your first reaction upon seeing your newly painted office, especially that large eye on the wall?"

The eye doctor responded, "I said to myself, 'Thank God I'm not a gynecologist.'


Is this even human?


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Just For Laugh


Interesting Facts


Why T. Rex was Always Angry


The Progressive Deterioration of an AIDS-Ridden Woman In Reverse (Video)

Selinah suffers from AIDS. She agreed to be filmed every day for 90 days so that her story could be used to educate others.

The difference between her story and those of many others is that her video is shown in reverse, demonstrating the effectiveness of Topsy’s ARV treatment program on patients battling advanced effects of HIV/AIDS.

When treated, a person on the verge of death can return to health in a matter of months, making the disease not so much a death sentence, but a treatable disease like any other.


Life Fact - No. 49


Life Facts No. 51

via Edalene's Facebook

Differences between Dog and Cat


Twitter and Twits


Monday, April 11, 2011

The Green Thing

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.”

That’s right, they didn’t have the green thing in her day. Back then, they returned their milk bottles, Coke bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, using the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.

But they didn’t have the green thing back in her day.

In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks.

But she’s right. They didn’t have the green thing in her day.

Back then, they washed the baby’s diapers because they didn’t have the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts – wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. Cobblers repaired their shoes, so they lasted decades.

But that old lady is right, they didn’t have the green thing back in her day.

Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house – not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a pizza dish, not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn’t have electric machines to do everything for you. When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used wadded up newspaper to cushion it, not styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.

Back then, they didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by working so they didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she’s right, they didn’t have the green thing back then.

They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty, instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled pens with ink, instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But they didn’t have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar and kids rode their bikes to school or rode the school bus, instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But they didn't have the green thing back then!


Creative Shopping Bags


What's Your Dominant Eye?

Ocular dominance, sometimes called eye dominance, is the tendency to prefer visual input from one eye to the other. In normal binocular vision there is an effect of parallax, and therefore the dominant eye is the one that is primarily relied on for precise positional information. This may be especially important in sports which require aim, such as archery, darts or shooting sports.

It is somewhat analogous to the laterality of right or left handedness, however the side of the dominant eye and the dominant hand do not always match. That's correct because I am left eye dominant but ambidextrous (the ability to use both my hands and feet with equal ease or facility).

Take the test here.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Seed

The Seed from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.


Jumping the gate


A little sign karma


Eight buffalos make grammatical sense

“Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.”

This is a grammatically valid sentence in the English language, used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated linguistic constructs. It has been discussed in literature since 1972 when the sentence was used by William J. Rapaport, an associate professor at the University at Buffalo.

If the capitalization is ignored, the sentence can be read another way:

Buffaloa buffalon buffalov Buffaloa buffalon Buffaloa buffalon buffalov.
That is, bison from Buffalo intimidate (other) bison from Buffalo that bison from Buffalo intimidate.


Inside an LCD monitor screen


Monday, April 4, 2011

Quadrocopter Ball Juggling

A quadrocopter is an aircraft that is lifted and propelled by four rotors. Zurich's Flying Machine Arena hosted a quadrocopter tennis match, involving a human-robot volley, a doubles match and an impressive robot-to-robot juggling act. The robots were outfitted with tennis rackets, allowing them to fly toward the ball and return a human's serve.


How a differential gear works

This great old video is a remarkably clear explanation of how a differential gear works — the kind of thing that you could show to a young child or an adult and make the lightbulb go on for both of them.


Immaterials: Light painting WiFi