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April 30, 2008

Kids' Favorite

 Graham_greene Just Between Us..., a booklet for girls about menstruation; published by Beltx Corporation, copyright 1950, 1955, 1961

Re-post: Kiddie Records Weekly began in 2005 as a one year project devoted to the golden age of children's records. This period spanned from the mid forties through the early fifties and produced a wealth of all-time classics. Many of these recordings were extravagant Hollywood productions on major record labels and featured big time celebrities and composers

Stoner Mike "Gonzo" Dornheim, 37, a freelance carpenter and part-time drummer, is the favorite uncle of his six nephews and nieces, family sources revealed Monday

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2008 Economic Stimulus Refund

Irs_logo I received an email from do-not-reply@irs.gov at the IRS today! Yea! Here is what it says:

Over 130 million Americans will receive refunds as part of President Bush program to jumpstart the economy.

Our records indicate that you are qualified to receive the 2008 Economic Stimulus Refund.

The fastest and easiest way to receive your refund is by direct deposit to your checking/savings account.

Please click on the link and fill out the form and submit before May 01th, 2008 to ensure that your refund will be processed as soon as possible.

Submitting your form on May 01th, 2008 or later means that your refund will be delayed due to the volume of requests we anticipate for the Economic Stimulus Refund.

© Copyright 2008, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved.

To access Economic Stimulus Refund, please click here. (I would link to it, but there's some suspicious phishing activity associated with it, according to my browser, so I'll pass)...

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Vulgar Ticker Symbols

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CRCAM Alpes Provence, which is a French regional bank (Ticker symbol CRAP). The bank provides financial and insurance products for students, farmers, small businesses, and local communities.

9 other Vulgar Ticker Symbols, including TIT, DIC, HOEN, etc.

Tech support from the 1930s: How to use a telephone

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April 29, 2008

(I have no clue what anything below means)  

Headron     "...The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a particle accelerator located at CERN, near Geneva. It lies in a tunnel under France and Switzerland.

It is currently in the final stages of construction, and commissioning, with some sections already being cooled down to their final operating temperature of ~2K. The first beams are due for injection mid June 2008 with the first collisions planned to take place 2 months later. The LHC will become the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. The LHC is being funded and built in collaboration with over two thousand physicists from thirty-four countries as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories.

When activated, it is theorized that the collider will produce the elusive Higgs boson, the observation of which could confirm the predictions and "missing links" in the Standard Model of physics and could explain how other elementary particles acquire properties such as mass. The verification of the existence of the Higgs boson would be a significant step in the search for a Grand Unified Theory, which seeks to unify the three fundamental forces: electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force. The Higgs boson may also help to explain why gravitation is so weak compared to the other three forces. In addition to the Higgs boson, other theorized novel particles that might be produced, and for which searches are planned, include strangelets, micro black holes, magnetic monopoles and  supersymmetric particles.

The collider tunnel contains two pipes enclosed within superconducting magnets cooled by liquid helium, each pipe containing a proton beam. The two beams travel in opposite directions around the ring. Additional magnets are used to direct the beams to four intersection points where interactions between them will take place. In total, over 1600 superconducting magnets are installed, with most weighing over 27 tonnes.

The protons will each have an energy of 7 TeV, giving a total collision energy of 14 TeV. It will take around 90 microseconds for an individual proton to travel once around the collider. Rather than continuous beams, the protons will be "bunched" together, into approximately 2,800 bunches, so that interactions between the two beams will take place at discrete intervals never shorter than 25 nanoseconds apart. When the collider is first commissioned, it will be operated with fewer bunches, to give a bunch crossing interval of 75 ns. The number of bunches will later be increased to give a final bunch crossing interval of 25 ns..."

VR photography above by Peter McCready!

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If you visited CERN yourself, please share some of your impressions in the comments below.

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A Scientology Quiz

Genesis_quiz A Scientology Quiz. The following quiz should be easy for anyone who has been keeping up with the war between the Church of Scientology and the Internet. An answer key is included. The answers may be verified by reading the sacred scripture known as OT III, which, although allegedly copyrighted and a trade secret, is widely available on the Internet

The best things in life

The Quantum Physics of Genesis

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Anatomical Theater: Depictions of the Body, Disease, and Death in Medical Museums of the Western World. (Click on “Gallery” for details). Photos by Joanna Ebenstein

50 best cult books

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The Interrotron

Interrotron Photobombers = people who hilariously ruin your nice little picture. (I like the one with the 2 cute girls & the dog by the pool)

A Huge Illustrated History of Digital Cameras until 1998

An invention by Errol Morris - The Interrotron is a two camera arrangement with Teleprompters designed to create a different kind of filmed or videotaped interview

Origami tessellations on flickr, by John McKeever

Photographs of Leonard Cohen by David Boswell. Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Friday 20 October 1978

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April 28, 2008

Refacing Government Tender

Lincoln_5 Teenage Mutant Ninja Lincoln and many more de-faced denominations

Image of Lincoln carved in a peach pit by a prisoner of war during American Civil War (Scroll down a bit)

Lincoln Shot First

A simple and deceptively tricky question: What Does a President Do All Day?

Frustrated by reports that the Clinton campaign is arguing to Super Delegates in private that Barack Obama "can't win" in November -- presumably because he's black -- some Obama surrogates have countered with the argument, also expressed privately but widely reported, that Senator Clinton can't win in November because she's an asshole. Obama campaign plays the asshole card

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Eat the kids first

(From Not Cot)

Help the honey bees - Eat more ice cream

Absolute Dick

Seven TV commercials by Swedish director Roy Andersson. (From Coudal)

Eat the kids first - Passive-Aggressive Soccer Mom Got a Vanity Plate

ABCs & 123s

Playing with Flash and Book of Numbers. (Both, and so much more , from Ample Sanity)

Cartoon Silhouettes

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April 27, 2008

The date: Tuesday January, 16, 2007

The location: Portland, Oregon, the corners of SW Salmon and 20th Avenue.

The weather prognosis: Snowy….

Please drive carefully

I Guess this is one of the YouTube killer apps (Just look for “Cars on ice”)

"Man who drive like hell bound to get there" - Things You'll Never See in a Fortune Cookie

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It's better to do something than to do nothing

Tv_brain …If you take Wikipedia as a kind of unit, all of Wikipedia, the whole project--every page, every edit, every talk page, every line of code, in every language that Wikipedia exists in - that represents something like the cumulation of 100 million hours of human thought...

And television watching? Two hundred billion hours, in the U.S. alone, every year. Put another way, now that we have a unit, that's 2,000 Wikipedia projects a year spent watching television. Or put still another way, in the U.S., we spend 100 million hours every weekend, just watching the ads...

From - A screen that ships without a mouse ships broken, by Clay Shirky

(Graphic above from Fred Jacobs)

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The battle for Bacon dogs

Also, The Battle for Reservoir Dogs

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You like hamburgers. You like whiskey. So what do you make when you combine the two? Whiskeyburger

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El camino del Rey

Originally built in 1901, this walkway now serves as an aproach to makinodromo, the famous climbing sector of El Chorro

(From Nag on the Lake)

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A visit to Chernobyl

The Blur Building was built for the Swiss Expo 2002 on Lake Neuchatel. It is an architecture of atmosphere. The lightweight tensegrity structure measures 300 feet wide by 200 feet deep by 75 feet high. The primary building material is indigenous to the site, water. Water is pumped from the lake, filtered, and shot as a fine mist through 31,500 high-pressure mist nozzles. It was designed by Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio

Mouth-to-mouth wild hyena feeding in Harar, Ethiopia

The toilets of King's College, Aberdeen are 1992 Loo of the year award winners

All New – Featuring the personal websites of Grow-a-brain’s readers! Today, Charlierb3’s plain looking link-blog Interesting Pile. Submit yours for consideration.

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The latest Blog of the Day

Blog_of_the_day The Art of the Title Sequence is the latest Blog of the Day here. Gorgeous movie title sequences - Visit it & you'll understand why

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April 26, 2008

The Day of the Locust

 Tyra_demon How a French journalist recruited a posse of Brazilian parking attendants and pizza-delivery guys and helped create Hollywood’s most addictive entertainment product -

X17, the biggest agency in the Holly¬wood paparazzi business

Between 30 and 45 paparazzi work Britney on any given night. The expensive cars they drive reflect the fact that Britney Spears—her marriages, custody battles, fights with her mom, new boyfriends, Starbucks runs, trips to the hospital—is a bigger and more lucrative story than Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton or John Lennon and Yoko Ono. History’s best-publicized celebrity meltdown has helped fuel dozens of television shows, magazines, and Internet sites, the combined value of whose Britney-related product easily exceeds $100 million a year, and helped make Britney Spears the most popular search term on Yahoo once again in 2007, as it has been for six of the past seven years.

Shooting Britney

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The Babes of Comic-Con

Larry Craig's Legal Bills: How Much Is He Paying For His "Wide Stance"? $407,000 since his arrest on June 11

Ze Frank’s Alien performance art

Update: Pictures taken of Superstars by Alan Light

Type any word to translate into nightingale songs

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Why Do Beautiful Women Marry Ugly Men?

Water_leak When a person needs to investigate a phone number, step number one is to run it through Phone Validator to learn what type of phone line it is, who the phone company is, and what is the general geographic area of the phone… (From Dave Goodman, composer of this giant compendium of "They do it with..." one-liners)

Also, Animal Congregations, or What Do You Call a Group of …?

Uptime monitoring service Pingdom has put together a list of thousands of .com domain names owned by Google, based on an analysis of the root zone file. Want goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle.com? Too late

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The silicon chip gets all the attention. The valley is even named after it. But none of the computer revolution would have been possible without the humble hard drive, which IBM introduced to the world 50 years ago this week…

Compare the advancement in disk drives with that in automobiles: A car in 1956 cost about $2,500, could hold five people, weighed a ton, and could go as fast as 100 mph. If the auto industry had kept the same pace as disk drives, a car today would cost less than $25, hold 160,000 people, weigh half a pound and travel up to 940 mph

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Just remember, tonight's safe word is ... (From Wrong Cards)

A water leak at the local Mcdonald

Also, The Nation's Most Wasteful Corps of Engineers Projects

All 120 Crayon Names, Color Codes and Fun Facts. (From Dooby brain)

Why Do Beautiful Women Marry Ugly Men?

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