Tagged: Neat Stuff

Outsourcing My Religion

I got up at 6:30 am this morning so that I could serve in what is know as a 'calling' in my church. I have done this for two years now.

Anyone that knows me knows that I don't get up at 6:30. Sometimes I stay up and work until 6:30, but I don't get up at that time. That is unless God wants me to. Thus, on the 'day of rest' I drag my butt out of bed way to early in the morning so that I can go and do something else I never do - take notes by hand. I have used a computer for so many years now that I can type like mad, but I can barely use a pen. My signature is just a bunch of loopy lines and no one and I mean no one can read what I write. However, I take notes because that is my religious duty.

Truthfully, I don't mind it so much. I get to associate with people who are far more righteous than me. I keep thinking some of that spirituality will wear off on my, but it doesn't really so I have decided on a new course of action.

The latest trend is outsourcing...

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This Clears Things Up a Bit

I'm not sure if anyone has seen David Wiley's blog today, but I think his efforts help to illustrate the idea of distributing the social network. Take a look at it. It might change, so look soon. Does it look familiar?

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My Wife is Better Than Your Wife

It really is true. My wife IS better than your wife. Want proof? Here it is: [![Panasonic Plasma TV - TH-58PZ700U][2]][2] 58" of pure Panasonic Plasma goodness and she wanted it as much as I did. Ya, my wife is better than yours.

Panasonic Plasma TV - TH-58PZ700U

(I'll post some install info later on.)

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Flickr as Web 2.0, bla, The Soviets were like Nuke 2.0 way back in the 70s

I watched Dr Strangelove late at night a couple of weeks ago. It is dark humor and a movie in classical Kubrick style. The irony in the movie has so much to teach modern society. In a sick twist of fiction meeting fact we have to learn to love the bomb all over again. There is a good chance Soviets really did build a dooms day device back in the 70s, turned it on in 1985 and it is still running.

More links: Dr Strangelove and the real Doomsday machine The Return of the Doomsday Machine?

Nuclear weapons are never funny. OK maybe sometimes they are. Web 2.0 has brought us new and interesting names - names like flickr. I bet they though they were being new and crazy. Guess what. The Soviets have been dropping e's way before the Silicon Valley crowd.

Notice the code name of the device "Perimetr".

At least if it goes off humanity won't have died from those old 1.0 weapons. No way baby this is Nuke 2.0.

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Cool Magnets that can break your arm

These magnets would make an awesome Christmas present. Just be careful.

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Impressive Lego Art

How about Escher's "Relativity" in LEGO

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View of the world’s population

This map shows the world with countries sized by population. Kind of cool to see where everyone lives.

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Russian climbing. This is amazing

[These guys are nuts and talented][1].

[1]: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=515642196227308929&q=russian climbing&pr=goog-sl

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The coolest new toy is bubbles

Here is an article about an eleven year quest to develop colored bubbles. Tim Kehoe, the inventor, is inspiring with his perserverance. The science is cool. I have got to get some Zubbles.

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Some interesting a somewhat risky physics

The other David Wiley has some really interesting physics experiments that I would not try at home.

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Something to drink with your holiday meals

I am not sure how many years Jones soda has been doing this, but for a limited time during the holiday season you can get a variety of drinks. Brussels Sprout with Prosciutto, Cranberry Sauce, Turkey & Gravy, Wild Herb Stuffing, and Pumpkin Pie are all included in their national pack. There is a regional pack available in limited areas that comes with smoked salmon pate. Enjoy.

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1984 (The commercial)

This is a great history of one of the most famous comericals in history -1984.

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