Entries from December 2006
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!
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‘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
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 [...]
At Harvardâ€™s business school, itâ€™s forbidden to use Google to â€œsolveâ€ 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
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
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
âˆƒxistential Type Â» Research versus engineering
You know youâ€™re doing research when you spend today undoing nearly everything you did yesterday.
Tags: education · science
Stupid htaccess Tricks Â« 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!
Google Patent Search
Google Patent Search covers the entire collection of patents made available by the USPTOâ€”from patents issued in the 1790s through those issued in the middle of 2006. We donâ€™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 [...]
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 [...]
Tags: routine-order · technology