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Story Text: The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter - Baker Street Wiki - The Sherlock Holmes encyclopaedia During my long and intimate acquaintance with Mr Sherlock Holmes I had never heard him refer to his relations, and hardly ever to his own early life. This reticence upon his part had increased the somewhat inhuman effect which he produced upon me, until sometimes I found myself regarding him as an isolated phenomenon, a brain without a heart, as deficient in human sympathy as he was pre-eminent in intelligence. His aversion to women and his disinclination to form new friendships were both typical of his unemotional character, but not more so than his complete suppression of every reference to his own people. I had come to believe that he was an orphan with no relatives living, but one day, to my very great surprise, he began to talk to me about his brother. "In your own case," said I, "from all that you have told me, it seems obvious that your faculty of observation and your peculiar facility for deduction are due to your own systematic training."

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Downfall: Photos Of MegaUpload Founder’s Valuable Cars Getting Seized The shit really hit the fan over at massively popular file hosting site MegaUpload. Yesterday, the United States Department of Justice seized and shut down the site and commenced criminal cases against its owners and others, sparking retaliatory actions from hacker collective Anonymous. Yesterday, following the DoJ indictment, the Organised and Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand arrested MegaUpload founder Kim Schmitz (aka Kim Dotcom), CMO Finn Batato, co-founder and CTO Mathias Ortmann and others. Their subsequent bail request was denied in New Zealand court as it was opposed by US authorities on the case. GigaOm has an excellent run-down of the indictment details if you’d like to learn more.

Quotes For the Day - 36 of My Favorite Silly, Crazy or Funny Source: Uploaded by user via Princess Source: Uploaded by user via Princess Source: via Princess Source: via Princess Source: via Irene iNFORMATiON FARM: Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation Part 1 “There’s something happening here What it is ain’t exactly clear” Join me now, if you have the time, as we take a stroll down memory lane to a time nearly four-and-a-half decades ago - a time when America last had uniformed ground troops fighting a sustained and bloody battle to impose, uhmm, 'democracy' on a sovereign nation. It is the first week of August, 1964, and U.S. warships under the command of U.S. Navy Admiral George Stephen Morrison have allegedly come under attack while patrolling Vietnam's Tonkin Gulf.

8 Great Tools to Make You an Excel Expert Excel is a powerful tool for collecting and manipulating data. In the accounting world, spreadsheets are an everyday tool used to analyze financial data, review exports of inventory, or search for trends of accounts payable invoices. Whether you are a CPA, doing accounting for your business, managing your personal finances, or just keeping track of simple data, the more you know about using Excel, the easier your tasks will seem. Here are eight specific hacks users of Excel can master and use to their benefit. The Future of Work – Transparent Monitors & Pocket Library The Future of Work – Transparent Monitors & Pocket Library Pocket Library – Flexible e-ink screens, as easy on the eyes as newsprint, will wirelessly grab the documents you need when you enter a meeting. You can then unfurl them on the train or switch over to the newspaper. Researchers at Dutch company Polymer Vision have created flexible circuitry that bonds to displays at low temperatures so that screens can bend without melting or breaking. Now they’re working on circuits for high-resolution 8-by-11-inch displays.

Is Time An Illusion? From The Buddha To Brian Greene : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Can time be stopped, captured or even known? Does it exist, or is it all just an illusion? Karim Sahib / AFP/Getty Images Is time real, or is change just a kind of optical illusion resting on a deeper unchanging reality? The Hottest Women of 2011 Taylor Swift isn’t just one of the hottest women in the world, she’s also the hottest performer in music. Her last album, Red, sold 1.2 million copies in its first week. The only thing that gives us pause about the 5’11, 22-year-old stunner is the competition: Over the past year or two, she’s dated Twilight star (and Men’s Health cover guy) Taylor Lautner, Grammy award-winning musician John Mayer, Academy Award-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal, and as if that weren’t enough, she’s now off-and-on with a Kennedy. Those fleeting relationships haven’t always worked out (surprise), but Swift’s trick is channeling those frustrations into her music, where she’s quickly become one of the industry’s most reliable hitmakers. The next time you need inspiration, Taylor, we’ve got roughly 10 million guys willing to be your muse—and trust us, they’ll treat you much better than John and Jake. Photograph: © Getty Images

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