Saturday, October 31, 2009

Jimmy White massé shot - coolest snooker shot of all time

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Action Required. Response to the Rise Of Atheism Convention DDoS attack

Action Required. Response to the Rise Of Atheism Convention DDoS attack.

By Dan Kerr

Here’s your chance to help spread the word about the ‘Rise Of Atheism Convention’ using a little cheeky humour.

Please join this Facebook group, and list yourself down as attending this Facebook event.

As you may already be aware, recently the Atheist Foundation of Australia and the Global Atheist Convention websites were the target of a significant DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack, which began on Monday 19 October.

This is a call to all non-​​believers and advocates for freedom of speech to join us in a global co-​​ordinated minute of prayer with the aim of inundating God (in this context, the Christian god, God, as distinct from the Greek god, Zeus, the Egyptian god, Ra etc etc) with so many useless prayers that it causes his divineness to go offline as as result of our own DDoS (‘Divine’ Denial of Service).

The prayer minute will be at exactly 8pm (Eastern Standard Time) and 9am (Greenwich Mean Time) on Sunday 8 November 2009.

The prayer can be about anything you want (but say it as frequently as possible in the minute we have assigned to ensure DDoS is achieved) or to whomever god you want. Its mostly directed at the Christian god so as to ensure we don’t get too many return to senders from other gods.

Do what you can to spread the word and lets get the numbers up to HUGE levels. Its your chance to further the cause of freethought, free speech and freedom from religion. Don’t forget to link to the convention website– http://​atheistconvention​.org​.au

Also ensure you add your links to the comments so more people see it.  

Get to it soldiers  ;)

source: http://www.youngausskeptics.com/2009/10/action-required-response-to-the-rise-of-atheism-convention-ddos-attack/

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Friday, October 30, 2009

La vengeance du lapin

Another place, another story.

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Quand les poulets s'en mêlent

My old friend Kostas forwarded me that video on Facebook, thanks to him, I had a good laugh.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Small screen => thick glasses?

Sir Clive Sainclair, the British designer of the famous micro computers ZX Spectrum, ZX80 and ZX81 in front of a mini TV he designed (in June 1966).
Credit: LIFE.


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$1,000,000 legs, and half an arm

Betty Grable's legs, but something is wrong with her left arm (the shadow shows it's there though).
Source: LIFE June 1943.


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pipes, or visual programming by Yahoo! (grippe A, H1N1 keyword search for example)

This is what I'am doing since yesterday: building Pipes. Not pipes, Pipes, like Yahoo! Pipes.

Yahoo Pipes is some kind of visual programming: you select a source (a webpage, a RSS feed, etc.) and you massage it through a pipe made of processing steps. For example you can take two google News feeds, the one from google.ca (French Canadian, health) and google.fr (French, health) and compare the number of occurence of the word "H1N1", or "grippe" (flu in French) and create a new feed as output.

The program looks like that:


And it can be executed, cloned, modified as you want. Remember that the output is an RSS feed, not a plain nicely formatted web page ;-)

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Chess + Boxe coming soon to the UFC ?

It's called chess boxing.

Step one: play a 12 minutes blitz chess game


Step two: get punched in the face


Maybe we'll see chessboxers in UFC soon? Who knows, it might even become an olympic sport.

Thanks to Renaud for pointing that new sport..

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Giant Snakes: Alien Species Invading U.S.

First thing to do when you enter Florida: buy a kris!

From: http://bit.ly/49RBmi

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French's mustard : my favorite

I didn't know what French's mustard was, I only knew that one restaurant in Paris would offer it, and I loved it. We went there a few weeks ago with K. and she immediately recognized it. When she went to the USA a little bit later, she bought 2 jars and brought them back to me ! THANKS B00 !

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Google currency conversion not in sync

At Fri Oct 16 03:22:12 2009

1 British pound = 1.08923551 Euros

1 British pound = 1.0897642 Euros

Both addresses point to google.com cluster(s).

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News from the Eternal Chaotic Inflation side


Source: How many universes are in the multiverse? http://arxiv.org/abs/0910.1589 

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Quoi ma queule ?

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomortega:

Gomortega keule (syn. G. nitida; Spanish names Keule, Queule and Hualhual) is a tree native to Chile. It is the sole species of the genus Gomortegaand, according to the APG II system of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system of 1998), of the monotypic family Gomortegaceae, assigned to the orderLaurales in the clade magnoliids.

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