Adding Color To The Most Iconic Photos In History [to_like id="51475"] [/to_like] From The Web Leave a comment comments Tags: color historical photos, historical photos color People Ignore Generic Photos Online, Study Shows Screenshots via Jakob NielsenPeople look at pictures of real people online but skip over generic photos. Even the most ardent Internet supporters will acknowledge that most Web sites are a hodgepodge of poor design and cluttered content. And so Jakob Nielsen, a Web site consultant and author of a number of books about design and user interface, has made it his personal mission to try to bring order to the tangled design of most sites. Mr. Nielsen’s weapons in the fight to clean up this mess include some eye-tracking software and research he chronicles on his blog. For his latest cleaning project, Mr. In the past he has argued that large images annoy users because of the long load times, even with a high-speed Internet connection. His latest eye-tracking survey found that “big feel-good images that are purely decorative” are mostly ignored online, while stock photos or generic people are also intentionally disregarded. Mr.
Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla. Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life. The drunk history of Tesla is quite awesome, too.
Your Birthday, Your Tree and their meanings (wowzone.com) WOW Poetry, lyrics, music, stories, classics, Wish Only Well Find your birthday and its corresponding tree. Then, see the meaning behind it below. Do you recognize yourself? APPLE TREE (the Love) - of slight build, lots of charm, appeal, and attraction, pleasant aura, flirtatious, adventurous, sensitive, always in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, scientific talents, lives for today, a carefree philosopher with imagination. ASH TREE (the Ambition) - uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be egotistic, very reliable and trustworthy, faithful and prudent lover, sometimes brains rule over the heart, but takes partnership very seriously. BEECH TREE (the Creative) - has good taste, concerned about its looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career, economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.)
Does China Have an Executive-Compensation Problem? Since China opened up to the world with its sweeping economic reforms in the late 1970s, and especially in the past decade as private-sector enterprises have mushroomed, the model of executive compensation in the country has increasingly mirrored ones in the U.S. and Europe. How is it, then, that Chinese executives are paid only a fraction of the compensation earned by their American counterparts in companies of equal size in the same industries? Or are they? In China, executive compensation above tens of millions of yuan (1 yuan equals 16¢) would be seen as astronomical and would cause an uproar. A public outcry occurred in 2008 when it was disclosed that the annual salary of Ma Mingzhe, chairman and CEO of Ping An Insurance Group, an insurance and financial-services company, was 66 million yuan ($10.5 million). On the other hand, executive compensation in China has always been shrouded in mystery. Are the figures disclosed in the annual reports of public companies in China accurate?
Emails Show How Hawaii Stiffed Arizona Secretary Of State's Birther Investigation On Monday, TPM filed a public records request for the correspondence between the Hawaii government and the Arizona Secretary of State's Office. The results show Bennett and his staff grew ever more impatient with the slow pace of Hawaii's response before the secretary finally took to a local conservative radio talk show on Thursday to voice his concerns. "Hello Jill. I just left you a brief voice mail message," Arizona Deputy Secretary of State Jim Drake wrote in an email to a Hawaii attorney on May 1. "I am wondering whether you can give me a ballpark timeframe on our request. As you know, the closer we get to November, the more my phone rings. Deputy Attorney General Jill Nagamine's response? In an interview with the Associated Press late Friday, a spokesman for the Hawaii attorney general said Bennett still has yet to show that he legitimately needs a verification of Hawaii's birth certificate despite numerous emails back and forth. From: Jill T. Hi Ken-- Jill T. March 30, 2012 Ken--
45 Amazing Facts for National Trivia Day January 4th is National Trivia Day! Let's celebrate with some of our favorite facts from the @mental_floss Twitter account. 1. Jim Cummings is the voice of Winnie the Pooh. He calls sick kids in hospitals and chats with them in character. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. JIM RUYMEN/UPI/Landov 42. 43. 44. 45. See Also: 39 More Amazing Facts for National Trivia Day 2014 All photos courtesy of Getty Images unless otherwise noted. January 4, 2013 - 10:00am Editor-in-Chief, Digital for mental_floss.
Six failed businesses on, Dropmyemail’s John Fearon says, “I’m amazing” “I’m a good boss, I really am,” John Fearon, founder and CEO of DropMySite, tells me, in full earshot of his employee at their office in Block 71, Ayer Rajar Crescent, considered the nexus of Singapore’s technology startup scene. He was making a point about how he’d be a bad subordinate but a good leader who is comfortable with starting things. “I’m one of those that can go into the room and self-combust.” With all his self-confidence (whenever he speaks at conferences, he start with,”Hi, I’m amazing”), it’s easy to assume that John, who comes from South Africa, has a string of successful businesses to stand on. I prod him about the number of failed businesses he had. (Photo: John being featured in an Amazon Web Services video) John struggles to find his words, which is a rarity. His first business collapsed after six months, burning through the $3,000 that his parents gave him as initial capital. His second business was launched while he was holding a full-time job, and that failed too.