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Entries from May 2007

James Webb Space Telescope: Hubble’s Successor

May 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Nasa unvieled the James Webb Space Telescope earlier this week. The telescope is named after a Nasa administrator who was in charge during the moon-exploration Apollo era. It has a huge reflector thrice the size of Hubble’s and will gaze farther into the past of the Universe than anything else ever has. See, the farther [...]

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Plasma TVs Have Been Around Since ‘92!

May 17th, 2007 · No Comments

I am still trying to decide between an LCD TV and a Plasma TV, and so have been doing some research online. Did you know that Plasma TVs have been around since ‘92? Fujitsu invented them in 1992, and Plasma TVs have been available commerically since 1997. Wow, that is a long way going back!

Don’t [...]

Tags: esoteria · living · movies · routine-order · technology

The Briefest Introduction to Zen

May 17th, 2007 · No Comments

I repeat – a briefer introduction to Zen Buddhism has never been written.
A Brief Introduction to Zen ||


Tags: routine-order Internet Speed Test for Broadband

May 16th, 2007 · 5 Comments

The Speed Test Tool is by far the best I have used. No clicking, no nothing, just visit the site and get your connection speed displayed graphically. Here’s my speed:

Isn’t that cool?

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Online Shopping Cashback Deals in the UK

May 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Just a couple of days ago, I had written about cheap broadband rates in the UK. It gets even better – this cashback site promises better online shopping rates – even some broadband cashback deals. There’s €16 off on the AOL broadband plan.

If you like online shopping then you could save a lot of money. [...]

Tags: business · esoteria · routine-order

How to Tick People Off

May 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Instead of working.

# Leave the copy machine set to reduce 200%, extra dark, 17 inch paper, 99 copies.
# In the memo field of all your checks, write “for sexual favors.”
# Specify that your drive-through order is “TO-GO.”
# If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.
# Stomp [...]

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10 Day Emergency Survival Pack Contents

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Wow, this is exactly the kind of thing that crosses my mind occassionaly but I never get around to doing. The process of learning what to do, what to buy, where to by it, and deciding which of the options in each case is better is in itself enough to keep from doing it.

Jeffrey Yago [...]

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Broadband Cheaper in the UK?

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

There are some really cheap broadband offers in the UK – when compared to what I pay to Time Warner/Road Runner here in the US, the offers across the pond seem so much better. However, one thing I don’t get is if whether these deals are for DSL or for cable internet. I am somehow [...]

Tags: business · esoteria · routine-order · technology

Selectricity: Free Online Internet Voting Tool

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Now there’s free internet voting for everyone except the governments. Yes, you can hold an Internet election, for free.
Selectricity is an MIT media lab project that is in the incubator program. Right now it allows you to create quick polls which are fun and easy. Later, then intend to enable cryptographically secure, [...]

Tags: politics · routine-order · technology

Noureen DeWulf: Red Hot Indian

May 14th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Noureen DeWulf is the hot hot hot lady in Ocean’s Thirteen. It is said that she is part Indian, as in East Indian. Man does she look hot.

Here’s some more pics of Noureen DeWulf.
Here’s what Noureen’s got to say about being Indian:
Well, my parents are from Pune, India although I was born here in the [...]

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