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10 Facts About the Internet's Undersea Cables. In describing the system of wires that comprises the Internet, Neal Stephenson once compared the earth to a computer motherboard. From telephone poles suspending bundles of cable to signs posted warning of buried fiber optic lines, we are surrounded by evidence that at a basic level, the Internet is really just a spaghetti-work of really long wires. But what we see is just a small part of the physical makeup of the net. The rest of it can be found in the coldest depths of the ocean.

Here are 10 things you might not know about the Internet’s system of undersea cables. Ninety-nine percent of international data is transmitted by wires at the bottom of the ocean called submarine communications cables. There’s disagreement as to why, exactly, sharks like gnawing on submarine communications cables. It seems like every couple of years, some well-meaning construction worker puts his bulldozer in gear and kills Netflix for the whole continent. You're Getting Old! How a Car Engine Works - Animagraffs. A Must Have Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators. 10 Team-Building Games For The First Day Of Class. 10 Team-Building Games For The First Day Of Class by TeachThought Staff Team-building activities are great.

Not only can they help establish routines, tone, and expectations, they’re also fun, and can help learners feel comfortable. Though many older students in high school and college may groan at their thought, they’re usually fun, and great ways to help students feel at ease. Note that which game you choose, your rules for the game, and any revisions to the rules depend on the nature of the class you’re using them with. 1. Ideal Grade Levels: K-20 First student gives a fact about themselves—I love basketball, I have two sisters, etc. 2. Ideal Grade Levels: 6-20 Two chairs are placed together to resemble park bench. What: College Basketball game Who: Kentucky and Kansas When: Early April Where: New Orleans 3. Ideal Grade Levels: 3-12 In circle, first student offers two facts and one piece of fiction about themselves. 4. Ideal Grade Levels: 5-20 Leader can only reply yes or no. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

I love the Internet, when it does things like this. Browse your computer drag and drop here Ctrl + V paste from your clipboard By uploading, you agree to our terms of service That file type is not supported! Supported formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, APNG, TIFF, BMP, PDF, XCF Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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550 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free. Get FREE AUDIO BOOKS from and also Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Below, you'll find great works of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, by such authors as Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells & more. Also please see our related collection:800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices. Fiction & Literature. 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Internet.

June 28, 2014 Did you know that 49% of Internet traffic comes from humans while the remaining 51% is made up of bots? Did you know that the first web site was created in 1991? How about the fact that it took Internet 4 years to reach 50.000.000 people but it took television 13 years and radio 18 years to reach the same milestone? Weird enough, did you know that around 65% of all images on the Internet are of naked women? These and several other weird facts about Internet is the topic of the graphic below. I invite you to have a pick and share with us what you think of it. Enjoy Graphic created by Zanifesto and I learned about it through MakeUseof. Teachers Network: How to Teach High School Science: Review Games: Do They Work? Judy Jones Over my many years of teaching, I have debated the value of review games.

My biology students love them, of course, particularly when the games reward them with candy or small toys, or bonus points for their class grade. However, often my students become more embroiled in the winning or losing of the game rather than in their understanding of critical concepts. They are willing to debate issues such as fairness or “cheating” endlessly!

Having said that, there are times that I do use games. There is a simple little bingo card creation site that I have used many times. I have attached a jeopardy Powerpoint template that I got from the following website ( ). This is a fun and easy game to create. Trash Ball is a popular game in our high school. Bounce Back is a game that my student teacher, Russ Deets, and I created one day in desperation, when we decided that our students needed something new and exciting to do. 25 years of Microsoft Office roadkill. Everyone loves apple juice. Don't be an apple juice hater lol. | 3rdSixth. Comedian Hannibal Buress loves his apple juice but a certain old just couldn’t “agree”. Source:Upworthy. Fellowship of the Ring - HD vs DVD. Fellowship of the Ring - HD vs DVD The HD transer of Fellowship of the Ring looked pretty amazingly fantastic, so I decided to compare it to the transfer on the DVD.

The DVD transfer is among the best you can find, so this really is comparing the respective creams of the crops. I used WinDVD 6 to capture files from the DVD, and Elecard Mpeg2 player to capture from the HD stream. Both were captured directly to BMP files and converted to JPG at very high quality so there should be almost no artifacting introduced (sorry, the BMP files were too large to use).

I used Photoshop to bicubically resample the DVD source images from 852x480 to match the 1920x1080 of the HD images. This page features the HD image sampled down to the DVD's resolution of 852x480. Surprisingly, even at DVD-resolution the HD source features more detail. Mouseover any of the images here to see the HD downsample. I tried to capture identical frames on both sources, but I missed by a frame or two on some of these.

Shot 1. The Death Tunnel Illusion: What is There on the Other Side | Oddius. 23 Psychological Life Hacks to get an Advantage | Mindzette - Life Hacking. Have you always wondered about the subtle things you can do to totally improve the outcome of a situation? It is something that I have constantly been thinking about. After spending some time searching up on the subject I came across some incredible bits of advice from a reddit discussion. From this, I’ve pulled out and organized users’ top advice on how to improve your outcomes. 23 psychological Life Hacks to get a Situational advantage. When you first meet people try to notice their eye color while also smiling at them. 3 Books to Pick up more Psychological Life Hacks Check out these articles!

Share these great tips with your friends! Use the 'Eisenhower Box' to Stop Wasting Time and Be More Productive. Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine. Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United States, the launch of the internet (DARPA), the exploration of space (NASA), and the peaceful use of alternative energy sources (Atomic Energy Act). Before becoming president, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the United States Army, served as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II, and was responsible for planning and executing invasions of North Africa, France, and Germany.

At other points along the way, he served as President of Columbia University, became the first Supreme Commander of NATO, and somehow found time to pursue hobbies like golfing and oil painting. Related: How You Can Form Better Habits Faster The Eisenhower Box: Urgent vs. Sources: 1. 2. 3. Quotations about computers, programming and internet | Our Funny Planet. I do not fear computers.

I fear lack of them. (Isaac Asimov) Never let a computer know you're in a hurry Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy. - Joseph Campbell Men are from Mars. The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before. – Bill Gates Computers have lots of memory but no imagination. Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all. - John F.

Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window. - Steve Wozniak Computers are useless. A computer will do what you tell it to do, but that may be much different from what you had in mind - Joseph Weizenbaum We build our computer systems the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins - Ellen Ullman A computer scientist is someone who fixes things that aren't broken.

Computers can never replace human stupidity The Internet: where men are men, women are men, and children are FBI agents. Software is a gas; it expands to fill its container. – Nathan Myhrvold ShareThis. The 14 Best Martial Arts Movies Every Guy Should See. Few things are as delectably enjoyable as martial arts films. You can turn most on half way through and still get glued to your couch. You coast along with the plot (as awful as it can be at times) eagerly anticipating the next fight scene.

Great martial arts flicks, however, combine awesome combat with a story that actually makes it worth the down time between roundhouse kicks. Here are 14 every guys should see. Ip Man The fight scenes in Ip Man are so devastatingly awesome, you’ll want to start training in Wing Chun as soon as the credits roll. Bruce Lee’s mentor, as played by Donnie Yen, is soft-spoken, kind, and insanely badass when it comes to combat. Hero For as awesome as Jet Li is, a lot of his films fall short for us.

Enter the Dragon Not including any Bruce Lee movies on this list would be ridiculous. Ong-Bak Some of the kicks in Ong-Bak will leave you checking your own jaw to see if it got shattered to pieces from some sort of weird osmosis. Brotherhood of the Wolf 13 Assassins. 14 Words That Are Their Own Opposites. Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, 'Because the agency oversaw the company’s behavior, they imposed a penalty for some transgression' or does it mean, 'Because the agency was inattentive, they overlooked the misbehavior and gave it their approval by default'?

We’ve stumbled into the looking-glass world of “contronyms”—words that are their own antonyms. 1. Sanction (via French, from Latin sanctio(n-), from sancire ‘ratify,’) can mean ‘give official permission or approval for (an action)’ or conversely, ‘impose a penalty on.’ *2. The contronym (also spelled “contranym”) goes by many names, including “auto-antonym,” “antagonym,” “enantiodrome,” “self-antonym,” “antilogy” and “Janus word” (from the Roman god of beginnings and endings, often depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions).

Update: Here are 11 more words that are their own opposites. Sweeping Away a Search History. 15 MORE Free Guides That Really Teach You USEFUL Stuff. During 2010, we’ve written a bunch of new PDF manuals for you, on all kinds of subjects, from Facebook privacy to Dropbox tips. After releasing 15 NEW manuals resulting in hundreds of thousands downloads we thought it was about time to look back and review them. If you’re a long time reader you probably know that we did a similar roundup last year. Enjoy! Downloads are free, no strings attached. Even if you’re not a MakeUseOf subscriber you may easily download a PDF of your choice with a click of a button. Please also do us a favor by sharing these manuals with your friends! Lots of work went into those manuals.

6 Real People With Mind-Blowing Mutant Superpowers. If the insane, explosive popularity if superhero movies is any indication, we are fascinated by people who are insanely better than us at any given thing. Probably because, in real life, we're all such a bunch of incompetent boobs that we've been enslaved by blue paint, flashing lights and crying French babies.

But it turns out, superpowers are real. And not just the secret ones that everyone has, or even the ones everyone thinks they have -- this Cracked Classic is about a group of people that, in a sane world, would already have multi-colored leather jumpsuits, delightfully mismatched personality traits and a skyscraper shaped like whatever they decide to call themselves. We've all dreamed of having superpowers at some point (today), but the majority of us have to accept the sobering reality that preternatural abilities simply aren't possible. For instance ... #6.

Ma Xiangang Is Impervious to Electric Shock CRI"I figured I'd either die or get superpowers. . #5. . #4. Why the mantis shrimp is my new favorite animal. Look at these 10 Company Logos. You Will Be Amazed with #4, #5, & #8 - MabZiCLe | MabZTech. Simple Trick Turns Gifs Into Awesome Animation 3D Gifs. What-are-the-odds_50290d9b95578.png 1,280×4,508 pixels.

The mystery of flight MH370: How on earth, with all our technology, do we lose a giant plane? A Treasure Trove of Educational iPad Apps for Different Age Groups and Subjects. 9810-1359741526-3.gif 320×180 pixels. 20 Ways to Occupy ADHD Children During the Summer - ADHD. Top 150 Interesting life hacks - Defeat Boredom. The 10 Most Ridiculously Awesome Geeky Computer Pranks. 40 websites that will make you cleverer right now. Gifmelter - chris shier / tim baker. 50 Weird Facts about Humans | Tasty Human.