ABBA - The Site!
Posted by Schauspieler in entertainment 9 years ago
The official web site includes news, biographies, galleries, and sound clips.  
 
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Black Hole Organizer
Posted by Schauspieler in gadgets 9 years ago
Tired of losing your important notes? Have a task to complete? Reminder programs too complicated to use?? Download Black Hole Organizer now!  
All tooooo often you sit down to draft a letter or jot some quick notes down and you lose them somewhere on that thing we call a desk, otherwise known as a Black Hole. Well now you can organize that Black Hole with Black Hole Organizer! You can store all of your notes and documents in one convenient place AND you can get them back out again. Simply put, it's the best organizer software application going!  
 
With Black Hole Organizer's text editor you can create beautiful documents that you can either print or email to others as needed. Below we touch on just a few of the features that you will find inside Black Hole Organizer but be sure to download and give it a work out to find out just how it can save you time!  
 
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The UK's largest pension schemes have plunged deep into the red as a result of the credit crunch and market volatility, a report has indicated.  
 
 
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MrBaconpants.com
Posted by Schauspieler in blogs & zines 9 years ago
Bacon Lover - Beer Enthusiast - Tech Connoisseur - Variety Commentator.  
THEOGONY - THE CREATION OF THE GODS IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY  
 
Ancient Greek mankind, on its try to explain certain metaphysical phenomena and anxieties, invented amazing fables concerning the Cosmogony (the Creation of the World) and the Theogony (the Birth of the Gods). Thus, the ancient Greeks created their own splendid, but human-like world of gods, justifying the various abstract significances like Love, Birth or Death.  
 
There's also a section on Uranus  
 
Uranus
Posted by Schauspieler in blinded by science 9 years ago
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun and the third largest (by diameter). Uranus is larger in diameter but smaller in mass than Neptune.
Given the Moore's law that the power of computers doubles every 24 months, we end up with a lot of useless devices and obsolete hardware, that you sure can recycle in a normal way, but it's much more fun to recycle it in a wild and unusual ways! Let's see how to give a new life to the computing zombies of yesteryear.
The Center for Salvation in a mind opening psychedelic fantasy that follows a mad scientists spiritual journey into the underworld.  
 
 
Words fail....
Branded with Science
Posted by Schauspieler in blogs & zines 10 years ago
Carl Zimmers' science blog, The Loom, has a great collection of scientists and their geeky tattoos.  
 
You have to admit, using DNA sequences to spell out your wife's initials is a hell of a lot cooler than yet another half-arsed Celtic cross.  
 
And man, oh man, how handy would it be having the complete periodic table of the elements on your forearm in High School / College?  
 
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A few weeks ago, Corey wrote about the top "Ten Servers that Changed the World." In reaction, I decided to make my own list... The Ten Servers that Changed the Fictional World.  
 
There are two guidelines for this list. One, they must exist only in the world of movies or TV. Second, they need to fit the following definition: A server is a computer system that provides services or data to other computing systems--called clients--over a network or other communication device.
Since 1932, nestled on the U.S. and Canadian borders of North Dakota and Manitoba in a symbol of friendship, lies a "One of a Kind" International Peace Garden. Reflecting pools and dazzling colorful floral displays of over 150,000 flowers splash across the grounds of the Formal Garden's terraced walkways.  
 
The 14-bell chime echoes faintly, as the length of the formal garden area is viewed from the upper terrace. In the distance, the 120-foot concrete Peace Tower, and the Peace Chapel can be seen at the end of the formal garden. Tourists ponder the beauty of the two floral displays of the American and Canadian Flags, the only two floral designs that remain the same each year. Presented to the Garden by the Japanese Government, seven Peace Poles in which, "May Peace Prevail" is written in twenty-eight different languages. Steel girders transported from the New York World Trade Center lie at rest at the 911 Memorial. Several buildings accommodate; conventions, bus tours, weddings, receptions, reunions, and socials of all types. Campgrounds for campers and RV's are set among Aspen and Oak Trees.  
 
Hiking and auto tours, through verdant Turtle Mountain Forests and past the pristine waters of Lake Udall and Lake Storman, yields, as great a variety of birds, as found anywhere else in North America. Deer, moose, grouse, beaver and other game form a great marriage with the extensive variety of wild flowers, trees, and shrubs abundant in this, " Like No Other Place on Earth," Garden.  
 
Commodore Gaming
Posted by Schauspieler in fun & games 10 years ago
Commodore Gaming (which was relaunched by a Dutch company in 2005) is returning to the PC world with a series of high-end gaming systems which will be available for sale starting in April.  
 
These are boutique systems, comparable with VoodooPC and Alienware systems, so you know they ain’t gonna be cheap.  
 
Now all they need to do is relaunch the much-beloved Amiga.
100 Years Ago Today
Posted by Schauspieler in blogs & zines 10 years ago
Get all historical with 100 Years Ago Today, the fastest old news website in the world. Because really, isn’t the daily doings of the Nineteen Aughts just as interesting as what’s happening on American Idol? (Answer: much, much more so.) For instance, on March 13th, 1907, Alain LeRoy Locke became the first black Rhodes scholar. Keen!  
 
Seeing as the national memory seems to stop somewhere around 1982, this should provide some interesting insights.
Are you ready to put your planning skills to good use? Are you ready to help your family get prepared for the unexpected? Your family can use this Web site to create a plan that will help you be ready for many different kinds of unexpected situations!  
 
You're already a great planner! Every day you get your homework done, get to music or sports practice on time, and plan where and when you'll meet up with friends. But how do you get prepared for emergencies?  
 
It's simple! It just takes planning and practice, and these fun activities from Ready Kids can help!  
 
Click on these easy steps, talk to your family, and make a plan and put it in a safe place. When you're all through, you'll be ready to graduate from Readiness U!  
 
(Stolen from Something Awful)  
 
Ready Kids - Whenever our stupid government does anything geared towards kids it always ends up really lame and creepy whether it's about bullies or escalator safety. The Department of Homeland Security's web site Ready Kids really amps up the creepiness factor.  
 
Basically a family of mountain lions that look like they were pulled straight out of furry gangbang site teach children about surviving everything from tornados to terrorism to blimp attacks. What really creeped me out though was the effort they put into the elaborate backstories for each character.  
 
Purrcilla is Rory's mom and Rex's wife. Purrcilla is friendly and energetic, and she will defend her family with power and strength at a moment's notice. Her wisdom and common sense come in handy when Rory is confused and has questions.  
 
SHE LOVES: Drawing! She has passed on her love of drawing to her daughter. Purrcilla enjoys taking her box of pencils and paper outdoors to sketch scenes from nature. She loves the peace and quiet.
 
 
While I appreciate the gesture Department of Homeland security I'm not sure how knowing this helps my kids survive suicide bombers. Thanks again government.  
 
I would have hated to be the one kid who had parents that expected me to learn this crap. Screw safety, I want to play with my Legos!  
 
Tim Minchin
Posted by Schauspieler in it's the arts 11 years ago
Tim's brand of dark comedic cabaret has received increasing critical and public acclaim in the last 2 years. His show "Dark Side" won the 2005 Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Festival Directors' Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and was featured at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival in July 2006.  
 
His most recent show, "So Rock" was nominated for Most Outstanding Show at the MICF and received universally rave reviews.  
 
He has appeared live in the UK at the Soho Theatre and the Lyric Theatre, and at the "Tickled Pink" breast cancer fundraiser at the Royal Albert Hall. He has also appeared on British television and radio, and on Paramount Comedy's "The World Stands Up".  
 
In Australia in 2003 his first show, Navel, received Green Room Award nominations for Most Innovative Use of Form and Most Outstanding Songwriter. The following year his second effort, Perineum Millennium, received Green Room Award Nominations for Best Cabaret Artist and Most Outstanding Songwriter.  
 
(Caught a bit of his show on BBC America, Check out the MP3 & download section. My favorite is still Canvas Bags, I could so see Bono doing this song)