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March 20, 2008

Jack Lalanne speaks about unhappy people

“I can’t say much makes me happier than this photo of the One Laptop Per Child laptop I donated in the hands of its owner…”

On March 8, pianist Yosuke Yamashita donned a fireproof suit and played a burning piano on a beach in Ishikawa prefecture. The improvised jazz performance went for about 10 minutes until the flames rendered the piano silent

How to Play the Human Chairs Game

How to speak with someone who stutters

A road sign by the Dead Sea. (Apparently, It’s not existential – It’s for an Information booth. From Digg)

Re-post: Don Knuth's diamond signs. (See also his custom-made home pipe organ).

Don Knuth is has been called the "father" of the analysis of algorithms, contributing to the development of, and systematizing formal mathematical techniques for, the rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of algorithms, and in the process popularizing asymptotic notation. Famous quote: "I have been a happy man ever since January 1, 1990, when I no longer had an email address. I'd used email since about 1975, and it seems to me that 15 years of email is plenty for one lifetime"

(Video above from Awesome Mustache)

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" Famous quote: "I have been a happy man ever since January 1, 1990, when I no longer had an email address."
I cannot agree more but the thing that gets me the most is cell phones. I don't have time or the inclination to talk to the people I need to talk to let alone a bunch of folks that just want to chit chat every time they have a down minute.

Posted by: Mike "build a hot tub" Thomas at May 9, 2008 1:22:29 PM