Quizzle
Posted by downtown in the wired 8 years ago
Your home, money and credit go hand in hand in life, so we created a free tool where you can manage it all.  
 
At Quizzle, you’ll get access to helpful tools and information that will help you make smart decisions about your life, including: Free Credit Report, Free Credit Score, Credit Improvement Tool, Home Value Estimate, Home Loan Recommendations, Personal Budget, Advice on How to Improve
SlideWorld
Posted by downtown in the wired 8 years ago
SlideWorld is a Powerful resource for Powerpoint Slide Presentation. SlideWorld is a Powerpoint Slide search Engine having more than 5 million presentations. Slide presentations has sbecome one of the key ways of communicating the new scientific developments.
The Laptop Burka
Posted by downtown in strangely funny 8 years ago
Laptop Burka, Inc., is an owner-operator company in the Pacific Northwest. Inventor and entrepreneur Marc Johnson devised Laptop Burka after he grew frustrated with ineffective methods of reducing glare on laptop screens. Nothing lived up to the potential claimed by the latest hype from operating systems or clumsy external devices.  
 
Laptop Burka does the hard work other antiglare devices just can’t do. And it works with any laptop computer, and with any ordinary hat. Since it’s made from high-quality, breathable, lightweight fabric –you take it anywhere, anytime.
In a bad mood? Don't worry - according to research, it's good for you.  
 
An Australian psychology expert who has been studying emotions has found being grumpy makes us think more clearly.
Producer Barrie Osborne cast Keanu Reeves as the messiah in The Matrix and helped defeat the dark lord Sauron in his record-breaking Lord of the Rings trilogy. Now the Oscar-winning American film-maker is set to embark on his most perilous quest to date: making a big-screen biopic of the prophet Muhammad.  
 
this should be fun.
During the course of my tenure at Kotaku I've referenced my days in EverQuest on many occasions, but I've never elaborated on what went down back then. Recent events in my life have brought that period to the fore, and I've decided to share my experience with our readers.  
 
In November of 2000, my life was going well. I had a lovely girlfriend, a serviceable vehicle, and a job that paid more than enough for me to survive while catering to my increasingly expensive video game habit. Within four months, it would all be gone.
London, England (CNN) -- A U.K. firm is set to launch a camera to capture every moment of a person's life. While you may reel at the privacy implications, I'd wager that the high price of not capturing and sharing every moment of our lives will soon dwarf the cost to our privacy.  
 
But what about the cost of not sharing? In the online realm, that might mean you simply don't exist.
How RateMyTurban.com started:  
 
"I was visiting India in October to celebrate my birthday with my grandmother and noticed several cool styles and colours of turbans in Delhi. Having visited or lived in Canada, Africa, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore, I noticed most Sikhs living outside India have a pretty boring turban life (they wear 1-2 colours and usually tie the same style turban as their fathers). I wanted to showcase turbans as an art form and try to revive the majestic roots of turbans. Furthermore, todays Sikhs are commonly confused for Muslims and I wanted to think of a creative way to showcase Sikhs and their royal turbans in a positive way to the general public, and also show Sikh youths that wearing a turban is cool and fashionable. So RateMyTurban was the result"
The Fzcking Weather.
Posted by downtown in current events 8 years ago
thats right. comes with a two day forecast too.
Saudi Arabia has two great worries over Iran. First, that Obama is pressing ahead with the normalization process with Tehran - a "thaw" was visible at the Geneva talks on October 1- and Tehran has begun responding to US overtures. The worst Saudi nightmare is coming true.
I've just walked into a windowless room on an industrial estate in Tamworth, UK, where three cellphone analysts in blue shirts sit at their terminals, scrutinising the contents of my phone and smirking. "If it's any consolation, we would have found them even if you had deleted them," says one.  
 
Worse, it seems embarrassing text messages aren't the only thing I have to worry about: "Is this a photo of your office?" another asks (the answer is yes). "And did you enjoy your pizza on Monday night? And why did you divert from your normal route to work to visit this address in Camberwell, London, on Saturday?"
Vitamin D plays an important role in bone growth and the body's natural protection against certain diseases, and the inability to absorb enough in areas of less-powerful sunlight would have decreased life expectancies in our African ancestors. The further north they trekked, the more vitamin D they needed and the lighter they got over the generations, due to natural selection.
So what exactly is an out-of-body experience? A definition has recently emerged that involves a set of increasingly bizarre perceptions. The least severe of these is a doppelgänger experience: you sense the presence of or see a person you know to be yourself, though you remain rooted in your own body. This often progresses to stage 2, where your sense of self moves back and forth between your real body and your doppelgänger. This was what Brugger's young patient experienced. Finally, your self leaves your body altogether and observes it from outside, often an elevated position such as the ceiling. "This split is the most striking feature of an out-of-body experience," says Olaf Blanke, a neurologist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.
Below we have compiled - in no particular order - 50 things that are in the process of being killed off by the web, from products and business models to life experiences and habits. We've also thrown in a few things that have suffered the hands of other modern networking gadgets, specifically mobile phones and GPS systems.
The first is to assail them with facts, truths, scientific data, the commonsensical obviousness of it all. You do this in the very reasonable expectation that it will nudge them away from the ledge of their more ridiculous and paranoid misconceptions because, well, they're facts, after all, and who can dispute those?