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Entries from December 2006

Flickr Color Selectr

December 31st, 2006 · No Comments

Flickr Color Selectr
This site enables you to search flickr’s creative commons photos by color. There is a sliding color bar, and depending on where you let it rest, the most wonderful photos in the world, all having that color as a major component will show up at the bottom of the page. Wonderfl!

Check out Creative [...]

Tags: technology

It’s Final – The Egg Came First

December 30th, 2006 · No Comments

‘Cause the Beeb says so! Scientists agree that if a kangaroo laid an egg from which an ostrich hatches, then it would be an ostrich egg and not a kangaroo egg. QED.

If you have some time to spend, read this list of 100 things we humans learnt/realized in the last year. The egg-fact comes from [...]

Tags: economics · lists · science

Illness of the Day: Sexual Anhedonia

December 30th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Sexual Anhedonia is the condition where you ejaculate while having sex, but don’t have an orgasm — think poker player having sex – straight face and all, all throughout the event.

Sexual anhedonia is known as ‘ejaculatory anhedonia’. This rare condition means that the person will ejaculate with no accompanying sense of pleasure. This condition is [...]

Tags: science

No Googling for Information, says Harvard Business School

December 29th, 2006 · No Comments

At Harvard’s business school, it’s forbidden to use Google to “solve” a case study by figuring out how the business actually turned out(Source: Peter Suber, Open Access News).

Now is it just me, or are these guys counter-intuitive? I guess the policy-makers at universities world wide need to grow younger and think lik students do, and [...]

Tags: education · technology

Scoble the Wrong Choice?

December 28th, 2006 · 5 Comments

So John Edwards joins the race to become President, and hires Scoble to Blog for him?
Great, you say? Well, wait a second. Scoble is a geek – he worked for Microsoft and was good at apologizing for the many shortcomings of the monolithic software giant. He was really good at dropping names, connecting with people [...]

Tags: politics · routine-order · technology

Eat, Then Decide What You Want to Pay

December 27th, 2006 · No Comments

From Consumerist I learnt of this restaurant that lets you decide how much the meal you ate was worth, and pay exactly that. That is such a cool idea!
“Our philosophy is that everyone, regardless of economic status, deserves the chance to eat healthy, organic food while being treated with dignity,” explains Brad Birky, who [...]

Tags: economics · living · routine-order

Define Research

December 27th, 2006 · No Comments

∃xistential Type » Research versus engineering

You know you’re doing research when you spend today undoing nearly everything you did yesterday.
Right said!

Tags: education · science

How to do “X” using htaccess?

December 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Stupid htaccess Tricks « Perishable Press

Will definitely come in handy. Lots of “recipes” or solutions to the more common problem solved easily using .htaccess in Apache. Great collection of solutions!

Tags: technology

Google Patent Search

December 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

Google Patent Search
Google Patent Search covers the entire collection of patents made available by the USPTO—from patents issued in the 1790s through those issued in the middle of 2006. We don’t currently include patent applications, international patents, or U.S. patents issued over the last few months

The new search tool makes a joke trivial – have [...]

Tags: technology

Firefox Updated Message – Retardedness

December 22nd, 2006 · 1 Comment

Firefox updated itself earlier today.

As you can see the message that appears is perfectly useless. We all have known for ages that Firefox has tabbed browsing, and that it is extensible. In fact, that is the reason I started using Firefox. Remember, this is the message shown after an update, so the person who sees [...]

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