Category Archives: Thought

Impossible colors

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_color Impossible colors are hues that can only be perceived under specific conditions. Examples of impossible colors are bluish-yellow and reddish-green[citation needed]. This does not mean the muddy brown color created when mixing red and green paints, or the green color … Continue reading

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Opinion: The unspoken truth about managing geeks

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9137708/Opinion_The_unspoken_truth_about_managing_geeks?taxonomyId=14&pageNumber=1 Computerworld – I can sum up every article, book and column written by notable management experts about managing IT in two sentences: “Geeks are smart and creative, but they are also egocentric, antisocial, managerially and business-challenged, victim-prone, bullheaded and credit-whoring. … Continue reading

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World’s total CPU power: one human brain

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/02/adding-up-the-worlds-storage-and-computation-capacities.ars How much information can the world transmit, process, and store? Estimating this sort of thing can be a nightmare, but the task can provide valuable information on trends that are changing our computing and broadcast infrastructure. So a pair … Continue reading

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Naturally, the common people don’t want war…

” … Nun, natürlich, das Volk will keinen Krieg”, sagte Göring achselzuckend. “Warum sollte irgendein armer Landarbeiter im Krieg sein Leben aufs Spiel setzen wollen, wenn das Beste ist, was er dabei herausholen kann, dass er mit heilen Knochen zurückkommt. … Continue reading

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A Tour of Chernobyl as it exists today

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Google Starts Censoring BitTorrent, RapidShare and More

http://torrentfreak.com/google-starts-censoring-bittorrent-rapidshare-and-more-110126/ It’s taken a while, but Google has finally caved in to pressure from the entertainment industries including the MPAA and RIAA. The search engine now actively censors terms including BitTorrent, torrent, utorrent, RapidShare and Megaupload from its instant and … Continue reading

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NASA’s Hubble Finds Most Distant Galaxy Candidate Ever Seen in Universe

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/farthest-galaxy.html Astronomers have pushed NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to its limits by finding what is likely to be the most distant object ever seen in the universe. The object’s light traveled 13.2 billion years to reach Hubble, roughly 150 million … Continue reading

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Egyptian Revolution Jan 25th 2011 – Take what’s Yours!

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In one fell swoop, the candor of the cables released by WikiLeaks did more for Arab democracy than decades of backstage U.S. diplomacy

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/01/25/whispering_at_autocrats?page=0,0 Did the Wikileaked State Department cables that described Tunisia’s deposed leader Zine el-Abedin Ben Ali as the head of a corrupt police state play any role in encouraging the democratic uprising against him — and thus spark the wave of … Continue reading

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