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Your Math and Physics Questions Answered. Radiohead: Karma Police sounds like The Beatles: Sexy Sadie. The 30 Most Expensive Paintings of All Time. This is the collection of the highest known prices ever paid for painting.

The 30 Most Expensive Paintings of All Time

The earliest sale on the list (Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh) is from 1987, and more than trebled the previous record price, set only two years before, introducing a new era in top picture prices. Creative Advertising Archive & Community. The World Factbook. The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

The World Factbook

We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information Submit questions or comments online By postal mail: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20505.

Welcome to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. How to Plot the Cyclomatic Complexity of Your Project - Streamhead. The Cyclomatic Complexity Number of your program is a very rough measurement of how many paths can be taken through your source code.

How to Plot the Cyclomatic Complexity of Your Project - Streamhead

It can be calculated fully automatically. While it is far from perfect, it will give you an idea of how complex your program is. More importantly, it can also be used as a metric for the complexity evolution of a program over time. This post shows how to create this graph using some basic tools. One of my preferred talks at Devoxx 2010 was Neal Ford’s explanation of how the design of a program emerges over time. Design can emerge when you refactor code to extract patterns or design elements from existing code. For part of a project I’m working on the graph looks like this (click for full size): On the X axis are the Subversion revision numbers. The Y axis shows: Six Thinking Hats. Six Thinking Hats is a book by Edward de Bono which describes a tool for group discussion and individual thinking involving six colored hats.

Six Thinking Hats

"Six Thinking Hats" and the associated idea parallel thinking provide a means for groups to plan thinking processes in a detailed and cohesive way, and in doing so to think together more effectively.[2] Underlying principles[edit] The premise of the method is that the human brain thinks in a number of distinct ways which can be deliberately challenged, and hence planned for use in a structured way allowing one to develop tactics for thinking about particular issues. de Bono identifies six distinct directions in which the brain can be challenged. In each of these directions the brain will identify and bring into conscious thought certain aspects of issues being considered (e.g. gut instinct, pessimistic judgement, neutral facts). How to Create a Personal Information Encryption Scheme to Easily Hide Your Data in Plain Sight. I think the article is saying you could use LastPass to generate your LastPass password and the article's encryption scheme to keep the password in plain sight.

Then you would not have to remember it. For example if your LastPass encryption key password was something like /%/K\G,_sO¦R¥ÅÀbݾöà~¼ÐÂ4×òO? Curta-Simulator. - StumbleUpon. Concept ships. Marc and Angel Hack Life - Practical Tips for Productive Living.

What is Consciousness? - StumbleUpon. Home page - StumbleUpon. Chart Tools - Google Code. Sky. SCHOPENHAUERS 38 STRATAGEMS, OR 38 WAYS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT - StumbleUpon. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), was a brilliant German philosopher.

SCHOPENHAUERS 38 STRATAGEMS, OR 38 WAYS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT - StumbleUpon

The Benjamin Franklin Effect & You Are Not So Smart - StumbleUpon. The Misconception: You do nice things for the people you like and bad things to the people you hate.

The Benjamin Franklin Effect & You Are Not So Smart - StumbleUpon

The Truth: You grow to like people for whom you do nice things and hate people you harm. Benjamin Franklin knew how to deal with haters. The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public By Dick Sutphen - StumbleUpon. Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals By Dick Sutphen Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion The Three Brain Phases How Revivalist Preachers Work Voice Roll Technique Six Conversion Techniques 1. keeping agreements 2.physical and mental fatigue 3. increase the tension 4.

The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public By Dick Sutphen - StumbleUpon

15 styles of Distorted Thinking. Match the arrestee with their alleged crime. Western Philosophy. Departure From Botanic Labs [Halcyon. Book-A-Minute SF/F - StumbleUpon. All mythologies. - StumbleUpon.

A&[Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] Free Sound Clips. Native American Wisdom. Are You Prepared? By Kevin Wilson Index I hope this guide will help you prepare for a range of different emergency situations.

Are You Prepared?

You are vulnerable. Disasters happen every day. If you're not prepared you could suffer for days waiting for help or possibly die from dehydration, starvation, hypothermia, physical injury or other causes. Start preparing now. The following recommendations are just a starting point. Disclaimer I've tried to provide the most accurate information possible in this guide, however, not to be too dramatic - but your life may depend on the preparations you make. Contact Me If you have any suggestions, ideas or corrections, please send me an email at teslamap@gmail.com I recommend you put together several emergency supply kits. I've listed the contents of several emergency kits.