Technology Laws Murphy's technology laws Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence. Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition. Free Hugs Campaign Juan Mann, who started the Free Hugs movement, seen at Pitt Street Mall, Sydney, Australia, 2006 Over 300 medical students, gave more than 30,000 free hugs in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, at Corpus Christi mass on May 30th, 2013 promoted by SEAS DOM 'FREE HUGS' well received in Chile.
WCER: About WCER The Wisconsin Center for Education Research is one of the oldest, largest, and most productive university-based education research centers in the world. Under the direction of Robert Mathieu, WCER provides a dynamic environment where some of the country's leading scholars conduct basic and applied education research. The WCER portfolio includes research centers and projects that investigate a variety of topics in education. A place for research WCER is home to some 425 faculty, staff, and graduate students who are engaged in more than 100 research projects spanning the full range of education research – including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), English language learning and assessment, social studies and literacy, the learning sciences, education policy, school finance and human resource management, teacher professional development, and value-added modeling. Training tomorrow's researchers
Tetrapharmakos The four-part cure Don't fear god, Don't worry about death; What is good is easy to get, and What is terrible is easy to endure (Philodemus, Herculaneum Papyrus, 1005, 4.9–14). In the original Greek: Ἄφοβον ὁ θεός, ἀνύποπτον ὁ θάνατος καὶ τἀγαθὸν μὲν εὔκτητον, τὸ δὲ δεινὸν εὐεκκαρτέρητον (Philodemus, Herculaneum Papyrus, 1005, 4.9–14) "The fundamental obstacle to happiness, says Epicurus, is anxiety," writes D. S. The Trimaran Adastra Superyacht by John Shuttleworth [17 pics] Design by JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH YACHT DESIGNS The Adastra is the result of more than five years of design and planning. The stunning 42.5 meter (139.4 ft) trimaran is currently being built in China for Hong Kong Clients, Anto and Elaine Marden. Designed and engineered by the world-renowned John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs, the Adastra is a beautiful machine and I can’t wait to see the finished product. “Adastra” is the result of more than 5 years of design and discussion with the owners, to build a yacht that meets the needs of a very experienced ocean voyaging couple and their family, and to provide the level of comfort and style that would be expected in a yacht of this class and size.
Japan Beach... Here's another nice piece of engineering and construction.This time the locale is JAPAN. Here's the exterior shot of the building. Note the surrounding area . . ..mountains, sea shore, golf course, residential area. What do you think is inside this building? It's the O C E A N D O M E The roof is retractable Stripping Down for Alter-Globalization - European Social Forum Protest Now this is what a real naked protest looks like: no clothes. Well, almost. You have to count out one pair of socks, but it’s much more worthy of the title than those half-arsed efforts with undies-wearing anti-KFC impostors. I mean, if you’re gonna do it, do it right and go all for it! So what’s all the fuss about? Man Installs a Charity Fridge Outside His Home 10.9K 213ShareNew In all my enthusiasm for stories about refrigerators, somehow I missed this very sweet one from Saudi Arabia. Last May, just before the holy month of Ramadan, a gentleman in Ha’il, a city in the northwestern part of the country, was contemplating how he could do more for those in need.
Zombies First published Mon Sep 8, 2003; substantive revision Thu Mar 17, 2011 Zombies in philosophy are imaginary creatures used to illuminate problems about consciousness and its relation to the physical world. Unlike those in films or witchraft, they are exactly like us in all physical respects but without conscious experiences: by definition there is ‘nothing it is like’ to be a zombie. Yet zombies behave just like us, and some even spend a lot of time discussing consciousness. Few people think zombies actually exist.
Pencil Printer Eliminates Ink and Saves Trees - Design The world's tiniest printer might have some competition if Hoyoung Lee's "erasable" printer designs catch on. According to a new post on Treehugger, Lee's concept design uses pencil lead rather than ink to print: Which means any pencil you have worn down to the stub laying around the house can be used to the last drop with the pencil printer. Even better, the design features an eraser mechanism, and you'd be able to erase sentences quickly and efficiently.
untitled /************************************/ /* Guidelines to development */ /* on the */ /* HOLLYWOOD OPERATING SYSTEM */ /************************************/ 1. Any PERMISSION DENIED has an OVERRIDE function. 2. Complex calculations and loading of huge amounts of data will be accomplished in under three seconds. In the movies, modems transmit data at two gigabytes per second. 3. When the power plant/missile site/whatever overheats, all the control panels will explode, as will the entire building. 4. If you display a file on the screen and someone deletes the file, it also disappears from the screen.
Naked Protesting - Hot 'Chicks' Battle KFC in Australia PETA has been leading the “naked” protesting” trend in a series of nonviolent (and eye-pleasing) protests involving hot women and men getting naked to draw public attention to pressing issues of animal cruelty—bull fighting, live export, and factory farming. Their most recent campaign targets the poultry giant KFC, which retails an estimated 736 million chickens annually (NYT). PETA has been successful in the past, raising awareness about the unethical treatment of cattle by McDonalds and Burger King chains. The KFC boycott targets the enormous factory farming operation required to produce and process 1,400 ‘CPM’ (chickens per minute). Animals are tightly caged, fed a host of hormones and antibiotics to deal with the rampant disease in such enclosed environments, and then machine-slaughtered. The latest protest this summer in Sydney resulted in the arrest of three caged women holding signs reading “Chicks Agree: Boycott KFC.”