The US car companies have been putting out crappy cars for years, and are now asking for the governments to help them out! This is in Canada and the USA. So, when I saw this tongue in cheek ad, I just had to post it! It is so true…
This is a graphic of the Standard and Poor’s stock index’s annual returns, placing every year since 1825 in a column of returns from -50% to +60%. As you can see, it is a rough bell curve, with 45 of those 185 years falling in the +0-10% column. There are only 5 years each in the 40-50% and 50-60% return columns, and, through 2007, there were only one year each in the -31-40% and -41-50% columns. You can see where 2008 to date falls. – reposted from boingboing.net
Science(or more accurately pseudo-science) can be used or manipulated to push the craziest things! Here is an entertaining page with advertisements touting the healthy smoker’s lifestyle. Almost everyone of the ads seems to be recommended by your trusting dentist or doctor.
Cectic.com shows just how pseudo-science happens…
On to real science…
I have written in the past about the metric system(check it out here!). Here is a well written article on why the whole world(including the USA) needs to be on the same page.
Lastly, is a story on a new discovery that may one day turn sunlight + water into energy! Kind of cool.
I have been an Apple user for about 4 years now, and have been an advocate for switching very shortly there after. I am even part of a local Mac User Group. Very nerdy…Though the OS is quite a bit better than Windows, their machines look great, they aren’t hit with viruses and Malware etc…, there are a few things that bug me about Apple. Their insistence on using DRM(digital rights management), the need to run iTunes to make iPods functional, and not allowing users to be able to transfer music from their iPods to other machines they own. Apple has crappy support for Linux as well. There is a whole culture around Apple, known as the Cult of Mac.
The Simpsons tackle a whole bunch of Apple-isms in one of their latest episodes. So, I will add my bit of trolling, and post a couple of parts for you. More than likely they will get taken down by Youtube, so watch them while you can!
Got to love the Simpsons. They never get old!
I have had a couple of crappy days at work, and have been waiting for the week to end. So the healthy thing to do for me is start Stumbling to pass the time. I find the funniest things.
Much of what is on the Internet is crap, or even worse, pictures of crap…A year or two ago, I came across(or dare I say, stumbled across) the Firefox and IE plug-in Stumbleupon. I have written about it before, but most new visitors may miss some of my old tech writing. A good plug for using my search field on the site, and looking in the archives section.
Here are a couple of the newspaper clippings I found on one site.
All images are from twodorks.com
Wouldn’t have found this without Stumbleupon! Check it out.
“And remember you heard it first here on Roller Derby”
BTW, for the first person to tell me where the above quote originated from, I will mail you an early X-mas present. You must be in North America to win, as this site is non-profit, and I seriously don’t want to amass a big shipping bill. Sorry to all my international readers…
The prize is a good one. It is the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster!
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