Week of 9/4 - 9/10
1. A man walks into a bar and asks for a drink of water. The bartender thinks for a minute, pulls out a gun and points it at him. The man says, "Thank you," and walks out. Hint: Please do not try this at home. Answer: The man has hiccups; the bartender scares them away by pulling a gun.
Figures for "Impossible fractals" Cameron Browne Figure 1.
Have you ever wished you could go back in time and have a conversation with one of the greatest minds in history? Well, you can’t sorry, they’re dead. Unless of course you’re clairaudient, be my guest. But for the rest of us, we can still refer to the words they left behind.
Matt Haughey, creator of MetaFilter , has posted some tips on his blog for achieving success on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter . He has been a fan since their launch and has funded almost 30 projects. Here is some of his advice to projects needing funding:
Among the group of amazing structors at Full Sail is a position called a Department Chair. You might not have met them yet but they are integral in the creation of our online courses. Let me make a quick introduction and list the classes that they help support. Triesta Hall - Department Chair of Digital Publishing email@example.com ichat: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re a professional who likes to be intellectually stimulated and you enjoy keeping up with the latest news and breaking trends, the internet provides you with an endless choice of carefully curated sites to visit. Today, we bring you six of them that we believe are leaps and bounds above the rest. These sites will not only educate you on topics ranging from business and technology to art and design, they’ll motivate you to find your own, original ideas and see them through. They’re culturally relevant, they’re idea driven and most of all, they’re deeply inspirational. TED is short for three incredibly important subjects in our modern world; technology, entertainment and design.
Many times when you have some really interesting quotes in your life through various mediums like funny sayings or some famous proverbs, it works like the psalms! Just keeping them in your bag or writing them down on your book marker or desk is sure to motivate you in the daily mundane activities of life. Have a look at the collection of short quotes to live by. Confidence comes not from always being right but not fearing to be wrong. ~ Peter T.
Writing exercises are an invaluable way to keep you writing every single day (even when you really don’t feel like it). There are many different writing exercises that you can do to keep the words and ideas flowing, but here are 5 simple exercises that you can do every day: One of the best daily writing exercises is journaling. Keeping a journal is an easy way to express your writing goals and ideas.
Having never taken a business class in college I find that I read and listen to a lot of business books to round out my education. The books usually aren't "How to Manage Your Cash Flow" but rather get me to rethink the way I run my business , which--despite no business classes or diploma--continues to be in business 13 plus years after I started it. In that time, here are 13 of the books that had the biggest impact on how I run my business (in no particular order): Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink: If you supervise anyone in your business, this book is a must read. It shows that what science knows about motivation, business isn't putting into practice. In fact, many of the incentives we create can actually de-motivate our employees.
What type of photographic portrait are you looking for and what is it used for? The photographic portrait can be anything that you want to submit as long as it is of good quality, and it portrays you . Creative photos that are more expressive are fine as are passport or other types of basic photographs. The portraits are not used in the decision process - although the juror likes to see who the student is – but are used for archival and promotional purposes, including winner announcements in publications. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
For many years before I started blogging and editing full-time, I made my living as a freelance writer. One of the biggest pain points for me during that part of my professional life was the tedium of finding and landing gigs. Though freelance work is plentiful in many areas, especially creative professions like design and writing, actually finding jobs, writing proposals and negotiating with clients often took up more time than the actual work. Based on my own experience, plus that of three current freelance professionals, below are five tips for finding and landing freelance work. Are you a freelancer?
Google is launching a new Gmail web app and updates to Calendar and Docs , in an effort to increase its products' offline utility. Google users have called bringing Gmail, Calendar and Docs offline an essential step for improving productivity, Group Product Manager Rajen Sheth told Mashable . The problem, he explained, is that when users need offline access to their email or calendar, they really need it. To that end, Google is launching a new Chrome app called Gmail Offline. Separate from Gmail itself, the new app is designed for accessing, managing and sending email while you're disconnected from the web.
Tesla inherited from his father a deep hatred of war. Throughout his life, he sought a technological way to end warfare. He thought that war could be converted into, "a mere spectacle of machines."
IBM, with help from DARPA, has built two working prototypes of a "neurosynaptic chip." Based on the neurons and synapses of the brain, these first-generation cognitive computing cores could represent a major leap in power, speed and efficiency IBM's "Neurosynaptic" chip prototype IBM Research Zurich A pair of brain-inspired cognitive computer chips unveiled today could be a new leap forward — or at least a major fork in the road — in the world of computer architecture and artificial intelligence. About a year ago, we told you about IBM’s project to map the neural circuitry of a macaque , the most complex brain networking project of its kind.
“Time” is the most used noun in the English language , yet it remains a mystery.