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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Are you happy?

Dan Gilbert gives a great in depth talk about perceived happiness.

If you have 22 minutes to contemplate this, watch it HERE

Monday, October 23, 2006

Get your fressshhhhhhhhhhh muvis here

South Park
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
Season 9
Season 10

An some muvis:
Family Guy The Movie
Dogma
Shaun of the Dead
Superman Returns
Snakes on a Plane
Lady in the Water
A Scanner Darkly
Texas Chainsaw Masacare - the begining
The Covenant
Click
Nacho Libre
Family Guy - Stewie Griffin Uncensored


Lemme know if you want more....

Nuff Said

Blue Tooth Shivers


Well, you're just gonna hafta go visit the SITE, coz all I'm putting up here are the tech-specs:


Specifications:
-Cutting edge electronics
-Wireless bluetooth technology
-2 years in design and development
-Intelligent CPU
-Turbo-boost circuitry for more motor power
-Lithium-ion battery technology
-Power status and charge indicator
-90 mm length by 33mm diameter
-14.5 cm high tensile coated cable antenna/extractor
-Compatible with at least 33 popular mobile phones
-Worldwide range, the only limit is network coverage
-The Toy is not discoverable in a bluetooth search

Mobile Compatibility
The Toy is compatible with the following mobile phones:
Nokia - 6021, 6103, 6230, 6230i, 6310i, 6650, 6822, 7280, 7600, 8800 and other non 3G models with bluetooth
Motorola - V3x, V50, V80, V500, V525, V545, V547, V600, V620, V635, RAZR V3, RAZR V5 , E1000, E770v, C390, ROKR E1, L6
Panasonic - X70
Samsung - D500, D600
Sharpe - GX25i
Sony Ericsson - T68i, T610, T630, Z520i, Z600, Z800, Z520i, P900, P910, K608i, K700i, K750i, V800, W800, W810i

Who owns Who?


This is a great view on where search engines get their results from... who owns them, and who they provide to.

Unsurprisingly, Google boasts a 46% Nielsen Netrating.

Oh... and it's INTERACTIVE

The Y Project


This would be the natural evolution of the pic I put up 32 posts ago.



(Not safe for work, I guess...)

Danger signs

If you've become a radiation mutant
with a deformed hand, remember
to close the window.
No one wants to see that shit.
Hurricanes, animal corpses
and the biohazard symbol
have a lot in common.
Think about it.
Use your flashlight to lift
the walls right off of you!

If you have set yourself on fire, do not run

My personal Favourite:

If your building collapses,

give yourself a blowjob while waiting to be rescued.

More HERE

I dont mind if you don't like my personality... I've got 4 more

Well, instead of posting 100+ personality tests for you all...

just go visit the mother of personality test repositories HERE

They have the classical "movie" tests, and the obscure "how many people would i kill if i found myself at work with a pipe bomb in my breifcase"

I do this...

How to Fire people

An executive was in a quandary. He had to get rid of one of his staff. He had narrowed it down to one of two people, Debra or Jack. It would be a hard decision to make, as they were both equally qualified and both did excellent work. He finally decided that in the morning whichever one used the water cooler first would have to go. Debra came in the next morning, hugely hungover after partying all night. She went to the cooler to get some water to take an aspirin and the executive approached her and said: “Debra, I’ve never done this before, but I have to lay you or Jack off.” Debra replied, “Could you jack off, I have a terrible headache.”


(From: http://www.humouruk.com/)

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Rare old movie pics

The Simpsons in 3D

From Blogywood

PUB(L)IC Hair Fashion show...

These guys (and gals) seriously have nothing else to do...

Bushy bush...

Well... if you tell lies like THESE

then.... people might do THIS to you...


Yaksamesh...

NEW YORK Expecting a major, if probably hysterical, hit to its image in the coming weeks with the release of the new “Borat” movie, the government of Kazakhstan has taken out a four-page advertising section in today’s New York Times and International Herald Tribune.
It comes as Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev is about to meet with President Bush, starting today. The ad kicks off with a large photo of the two men shaking hands at the White House in 2001.

The costly ad supplement, which appears in the middle of the Times’ first section, makes no mention of Borat or the movie. The government has also produced ads to be shown on U.S. television.

For those not in the know, Borat is a character – a bumbling, racist, Kazakh journalist – created by Sacha Baron Cohen for his TV series “Da Ali G Show.” In the new movie, which has already drawn wide attention, he comes to America and does everything from riding the New York City subway (releasing chickens) to singing the “Star Spangled Banner” at a Western rodeo.

Read more HERE

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Wanna be a Spy?


The CIA have to be joking, right?

According to them, I'm an "Innovative Pioneer"

Well... take their online Recruitment test, and decide for yourself...

Drinking.... and flying?

This is basically a helicopter with a bottle opener strapped to it.... opening beer bottles...

There's a little black spot on the Sun today...


From Daily Mail:

"It looks like a speck of dust on the surface of the sun. But this spectacular picture shows the space shuttle Atlantis alongside the International Space Station (ISS) silhouetted as they orbit the earth.

The image was taken in Normandy by French astrophotographer Thierry Legault. He used a digital camera attached to a £5,000 specially kitted-out telescope. "

This is really cool... don't forget to check the Zooooommm...

Why Do People Kiss?

Why do humans kiss? - Roberto Morabito from Brooklyn, NY.

"Her eyes are wide as they stare into yours. You wrap your arm around her waist and pull her in close. She touches your face and you lean in, tilt your head – to the right, of course – and your lips connect. The rushing sensation leaves you little room to wonder, “Why the hell am I doing this anyway?”

Of course, the simplest answer is that humans kiss because it just feels good. But there are people for whom this explanation isn’t quite sufficient. They formally study the anatomy and evolutionary history of kissing and call themselves philematologists.
So far, these kiss scientists haven’t conclusively explained how human smooching originated, but they’ve come up with a few theories, and they’ve mapped out how our biology is affected by a passionate lip-lock.

A big question is whether kissing is learned or instinctual. Some say it is a learned behavior, dating back to the days of our early human ancestors. Back then, mothers may have chewed food and passed it from their mouths into those of their toothless infants. Even after babies cut their teeth, mothers would continue to press their lips against their toddlers’ cheeks to comfort them.

Supporting the idea that kissing is learned rather than instinctual is the fact that not all humans kiss. Certain tribes around the world just don’t make out, anthropologists say. While 90 percent of humans actually do kiss, 10 percent have no idea what they’re missing.



Others believe kissing is indeed an instinctive behavior, and cite animals’ kissing-like behaviors as proof. While most animals rub noses with each other as a gesture of affection, others like to pucker up just like humans.


Bonobos, for example, make up tons of excuses to swap some spit. They do it to make up after fights, to comfort each other, to develop social bonds, and sometimes for no clear reason at all – just like us.Today, the most widely accepted theory of kissing is that humans do it because it helps us sniff out a quality mate.

When our faces are close together, our pheromones “talk” – exchanging biological information about whether or not two people will make strong offspring. Women, for example, subconsciously prefer the scent of men whose genes for certain immune system proteins are different from their own. This kind of match could yield offspring with stronger immune systems, and better chances for survival.

Still, most people are satisfied with the explanation that humans kiss because it feels good. Our lips and tongues are packed with nerve endings, which help intensify all those dizzying sensations of being in love when we press our mouths to someone else’s.

Experiencing such feelings doesn’t usually make us think too hard about why we kiss – instead, it drives us to find ways to do it more often."

Dunno... I'm not convinced yet.... (K)

From Science Line

Take study-worthy lecture notes


Gina Trapani has this to say about taking notes that you can actually USE:

"Copying class notes after the fact is a time-consuming way to study for an exam, but it was the only thing that truly worked for me back in college.
But next week I'll be in a classroom again for the first time in 8 years, pen poised over notebook, and this time I'm going to perfect a strategy that gets my notes right the first time: the Cornell Note-taking method."

Read more HERE

Gonna sue the travel agency...


They put me in the wrong room....

5000 Years of History in 90 Seconds

Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history?
Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Greeks, Persians, Europeans...the list goes on.

Who will control the Middle East today?

Wanna go Solo?

When starting a business, here are 5 things you shouldn’t spend a lot of money on:

1 - Fancy shmancy marketing materials:
Brochures, pamphlets, and other uber-glossy, 4-color ultra high-end print materials are too expensive when first starting out. Go the blogging route for a bit of marketing muscle and exposure. Do a little homework on SEO and targeted advertising through Google Adwords before spending on printed marketing materials. If business cards are a must (and they typically are) try an online service like Great FX Business Cards where you can design your cards online.

2 - Software:
I’m not advocating the use of pirated software, but there are plenty of online tools that are inexpensive or free, and can be just as effective for starting up your business as more traditional software. Ex. Google Spreadsheets, Writely, Blinksale, StikiPad, Skype…

3 - Advertising:
It may depend somewhat on the business, but advertising is a tough way to go off the bat. It’s going to be very expensive and with an early business probably not generate the returns you want. Instead, try public relations (PR). PR is less expensive and can be effective at generating buzz/awareness and direct leads. Try generating referrals and networking, which usually involve a ton of work but little cash upfront.

4 - Office space:
Typically one of the biggest expenses when running a small business. Avoid it if you can. Go virtual. Go home office.

5 - Staff:
You may need to bring people onboard right away, but if you can outsource, try that first. Definitely outsource things like accounting, bookkeeping and other non-essential functions. Get good referrals, negotiate good pricing and barter if you can. This is where your network will play a huge role. If you’ve got contacts or friends willing to provide these services for free or at a greatly reduced price, all the better! For essential services, if you do have to hire people, think sweat equity. You might not be comfortable taking on partners, but if they’re minority stakeholders it might be worth the cut in payroll.

From Instigatorblog

The Truth About Food Expiration Dates

Nervous folks are peering more closely at dates stamped on the produce they buy from supermarkets. But how helpful are these dates really?
Many of them are actually quite confusing. "Is a food fresh until Feb. 1, 2008, if that's the date stamped on it, and then do you throw it out on Feb. 2?" asks Jeanne Goldberg, professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University. "It's a very inexact science since those dates include a wide margin of safety.



More information about this on Buisness Week

Read Linux Partitions on your Wintel Machine

"What's unique about this software?
It provides Windows NT4.0/2000/XP with full access to Linux Ext2 volumes (read access and write access). This may be useful if you have installed both Windows and Linux as a dual boot environment on your computer.
The "Ext2 Installable File System for Windows" software is freeware."

Gettit

Type faster, for free

Try out this opensource typing tutor...

Maybe even try to change from QWERTY to DVORAK... It's easier than you think, and you will save up to 30% time, and reduce rpetitive strain quite a lot...

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Is all downloading illegal?


NOT when it's in the public domain...

According to WIRED:

"Don’t assume movies in the public domain are just too lousy to make renewing copyright worthwhile.
That’s true of only 99.99 percent of them! Here are 10 worth downloading for your PSP or iPod. Find them at sites like PublicDomainTorrents.com or Archive.org."


Greats like Night of the Living Dead, Driller Killer and The Street Fighter (Made by Quentin Tarantino's idol Chiba) are some of the highlights HERE.

Back to skool...


How do you Autosummarize a word document?


THIS is how...

3000 WPM

This little tool is great....

(For me... I know there are people who already know how many 1000's of words they type per minute...)

See how many words you type in a day...

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