64 Things Every Geek Should Know - laptoplogic.com The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field. A geek is one who isn’t satisfied knowing only the surface facts, but instead has a visceral desire to learn everything possible about a particular subject. A techie geek is usually one who knows a little about everything, and is thus the person family and friends turn to whenever they have a question. 1. USB – Universal Serial Bus GPU – Graphics Processing Unit CPU – Central Processing Unit SATA – Serial ATA HTML – Hyper-text Markup Language HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol FTP – File Transfer Protocol P2P – Person to Person data sharing 2. 3. Here’s what one looks like: 4.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us July 22, 2011 by Akira Hirai Daniel Pink’s book, Drive, explores some misconceptions about what drives human behaviors. For example, one commonly held belief is that if you provide larger monetary incentives, people will perform better. This turns out to be true for simple, mechanical tasks, but false when applied to complex tasks that require conceptual reasoning. This brilliantly animated video summarizes some of Dan’s thinking. Other articles by Akira Hirai. Filed under: Economics, Strategy About Cayenne Consulting.
Made (again) in the USA: The return of American manufacturing workers assembling an engine at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee. FORTUNE – Until the end of World War II, America's economy was almost completely self-sufficient. Everything it consumed it also produced. The big shift away from manufacturing came as the U.S. sought to speed the recoveries of war-ravaged Europe and Asia. The golden era of manufacturing would never come back. But in the after glow of the Great Recession, something surprising is happening: U.S. manufacturing appears to be on the cusp of an awakening – if not a full rebirth. The reasons why have more to do with problems overseas than strength at home: • Overseas workers are getting more expensive. • Shipping costs keep increasing. • Global supply chains have shown weak links. To be sure, a so-called "manufacturing renaissance" will likely come in trickles as opposed to waves. And then there's the booming emerging economies to consider. What's more, there are sizeable limits over how many more jobs re-shoring would create.
100 Ways to Simplify Your Life and Mind After Armen’s list of 100 , my own 100 Ways to be a better leader and now several readers creating their own lists of 100 topics, I thought I would continue this trend and build one more on 100 ways simplify your life and mind. I’ve written a couple articles before on this topic and I’ve kept a few items from those articles on my list here, but most of this is new and it is really a useful way to find things to start doing. As with any of these 100 lists, obviously you can’t do all of these things (I certainly don’t) but you can pick some items on the list and start with them to simplify things in your life. Please consider sharing this article if you enjoy it and feel free to sign up for my RSS feed here. Simplify Your Actions 1. Simplify Your Stuff 30. Simplify Your Relationships 57. Simplify your Thoughts 81.
Business Plan Tips: Financials for a Better Business Plan, Business Planner, Business Plan Software, Business Plan Template, Business Plans, Sample Business Plan, Business Planners - StumbleUpon How to Improve Cash Flow Cash flow is the life blood of every business and lack of cash is a much more significant cause of business failure than trading losses. The management and preservation of cash is a priority task which must be performed day in and day out in every business. This task is so routine that its importance is often overlooked. Here are some ways to improve cash flow: Sales - Become more selective when granting credit. For a list of over 30 ways of improving cash flow, visit the Checklist for Improving Cash Flow. Presenting the Financials in a Business Plan The financial section of a business plan should be based on monthly projections for the first year covered by the plan plus quarterly (or annual) projections for the next two years. Financial projections must not be prepared in isolation from the rest of the plan. Stating Your Funding Requirements & Proposals Managing a Business Means Managing Working Capital Managing inventory is a juggling act.
Simple animation to explain complex principles 1, aircraft radial engine 2, oval Regulation 3, sewing machines 4, Malta Cross movement - second hand movement used to control the clock 5, auto change file mechanism 6, auto constant velocity universal joint 6.gif 7, gun ammunition loading system 8 rotary engine - an internal combustion engine, the heat rather than the piston movement into rotary movement # Via World Of Technology. 1, inline engine - it's cylinders lined up side by side 2, V-type engine - cylinder arranged at an angle of two plane 3, boxer engine - cylinder engine arranged in two planes relative
Can You Trademark a Color? Could Pablo Picasso sue Claude Monet for using his signature melancholy blue color? That question was raised this week by a federal judge in New York. The suit before the judge was not actually brought by Picasso. But it did involve a trademark in a color. As his many fans know, Christian Louboutin is an artist of the foot. The judge in this case did not doubt that Louboutin’s red soles fulfilled the fundamental purpose of trademark, which is to designate the source of a good. But the general understanding in American law is that colors can only be trademarked if they serve—and only serve– to identify the source of a product. To think this through, the judge analogized to a hypothetical dispute between Monet and Picasso over a particular shade of blue. Louboutin’s own declarations in the case, moreover, gave ammunition to the view that aesthetics can be functional. The YSL-Louboutin dispute has implications for other aesthetic issues.
Manufacturing Profits Set New Record In 2011 The Census Bureau reported Monday on fourth quarter financial results for the U.S. manufacturing sector, with the following highlights: 1. After-tax profits for U.S. manufacturing corporations were just short of $600 billion in 2011, setting a new annual record. The $598.3 billion of profits for American manufacturers last year represented an increase of more than 25% from the $477.7 billion in profits the previous year, and follow a 67% gain in 2010. 2. 3. The record profitability of U.S. manufacturing corporations last year is just one of several economic indicators that put America's industrial sector directly at the forefront of the economic recovery. 1. Is this author on the ball? Follow and be the first to know when they publish. Follow Mark J. (545 followers) Macro, economy, Professor (You’ll be notified by email with new articles from your favorite authors.)
9 Gmail Plugins to Revive Your Productivity This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. For years, Gmail has dominated as the standard — even to the extent that the web savvy crowd tends to think less of people who use a more archaic email service, a phenomenon known as domain discrimination. The rationalization goes, why would you keep using a limited email interface when there's a better product out there? Along those same lines, your Gmail might be outdated if you haven't tried some of these handy plugins. Mashable rounded up the best here, which are each available to install as a Chrome Extension, and a few are available on Firefox as well. 1. iMessage and BBM both brought us assurance that others had read (or at least opened) our texts, but what about that hilarious GIF you emailed to your crush? Install [Website] 2. Install [Chrome] 3. Install [Chrome] or [Firefox] 4. Install [Chrome] 5. 6. 7. 8.
List of common misconceptions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - StumbleUpon From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics. Each misconception and the corresponding facts have been discussed in published literature. Note that each entry is formatted as a correction; the misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated. Arts and culture Food and cooking Roll-style Western sushi. Searing meat does not "seal in" moisture, and in fact may actually cause meat to lose moisture. Legislation and crime Literature The Harry Potter books, though they have broken children's book publishing records, have not led to an increase in reading among children or adults, nor slowed the ongoing overall decline in book purchases by Americans, and children who did read the Harry Potter books were not more likely to go on to read more outside of the fantasy and mystery genres. Music Religion Hebrew Bible Buddhism Christianity Islam Sports