Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Google's driving direx from New York to Dublin, Ireland - Boing Boing

Google's driving direx from New York to Dublin, Ireland - Boing Boing: "Hilarious: ask Google Maps for driving directions from New York to Dublin, Ireland and they'll give them to you, including this step, 'Swim across the Atlantic Ocean 3,462 mi.' Weirdly, they instruct you to swim to France, drive the Chunnel to England, then take a ferry back to Ireland. Surely there's a more efficient totally impossible route?"

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


MySpace.com - HONEY WEST ADULT BOOKS - 100 - Kvinde - California - www.myspace.com/honeywestbooks: "Om mig:
I'm a writer specializing in erotic, adult material. Several of my stories are posted at Literotica.com under a different screen name. I also write erotic humour, which is a niche area not explored very much by authors of erotica. The word 'erotic' means different things to different people. For some, it can be about as sexy as a Hallmark romance card, and for others it has to be quite a bit more arousing. It depends on who you are and what you like. My motto is: to each his (or her) own. I also think there's a misconception that women particularly only enjoy a certain type of 'softcore' or 'romantic erotica' which I don't think is always the case. Perhaps that's 'politically incorrect', but nevertheless I believe it to be true.

Someday I'd love to write a full-length erotic novel which reflects my personal vision of what such a novel should truly be. I'm a perfectionist and appreciate perfectionism in others. I always do the best I can with any project and give it my all."

Sunday, April 20, 2008

astonishing prices in Australia

from my email:-

The Astonishing Cost Of Consumer Liquids

This makes one think, and also puts things into perspective:

* Diet Snapple, 16 oz, $1.29 ... $10.32 per gallon

*Lipton Ice Tea, 16 oz, $1.19 ... $9.52 per gallon

* Gatorade, 20 oz, $1.59 ..... $10.17 per gallon

* Ocean Spray, 16 oz, $1.25 . $10.00 per gallon

* Brake Fluid, 12 oz, $3.15 .... $33.60 per gallon

* Vick's Nyquil, 6 oz, $8.35 ... $178.13 per gallon

* Pepto Bismol,4 oz, $3.85 . $123.20 per gallon

* Whiteout, 7 oz, $1.39 ......... $25.42 per gallon

* Scope, 1.5 oz, $0.99 ....$84.48 per gallon

And this is a REAL KICKER...

* Evian water, 9 oz, $1.49 .. $21.19 per gallon! That's $21.19 for a gallon of WATER!! And buyers don't even know the source (Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)

LAST, (but not least):

Ever wonder why computer printers are so cheap? So they can rip you off for the ink refill cartridges!!?
Someone calculated the cost of a gallon of ink in all those refills at.

$5,200 a gallon .

That's right...$5,200 A GALLON.

So, the next time you're at a fuel pump, be glad your car doesn't run on water, Scope, Whiteout, Pepto Bismol, Nyquil or, (God forbid), Printer Ink.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Sarcos XOS exoskeleton - Engadget

Popular Science blows out the Sarcos XOS exoskeleton - Engadget: "We were sold on (and slightly terrified of) the Sarcos XOS exoskeleton from the moment we first saw it show off its superhuman capabilities on video late last year, but if you just can't get enough of it you'll definitely want to hit up the ever-dependable Popular Science, which has now totally blown things out with the full story behind the suit, complete with some great new pics of it. As if that wasn't enough, the piece also includes some tidbits about some of Sarcos' future plans, including word that the Army plans to begin field-testing the XOS by 2009, and that the company intends to kick off a new research program this summer tasked with developing a new generator that'll be capable of powering the suit for 'hours at a time.'"

Friday, April 11, 2008

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Musings from the God of Cities: Taxidermy? Taxideryou!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

link to Glen Miller

The Genealogy Geek: Another Reason to Post Records Online*: "'If you are lucky enough to be a genealogist, you are lucky enough.' -- Ruth Padilla"

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