Kanibal

Seorang ayah dan anak dari golongan suku kanibal, sedang berburu untuk mendapatkan daging manusia. Buruan mereka kali ini untuk santapan
malam. Tidak lama kemudian muncul seorang lelaki tua yang kurus.

Lalu si anak pun berkata," Tengok Pak!! Adak mangsa!" "Jangan!" kata ayahnya, "lihat saja tubuhnya, tak adak isi, tentu tak cukup untuk kitak. Lagikpun tentu adak penyakit." Tidak lama selepas itu, muncullah pula seorang lelaki gemuk. Maka dengan girang, si anak pun berkata, " Wah, itu rezekik kitak Pak, tahan untuk duak hari !" "Jangan!" kata ayahnya, " kitak boleh mati kenak serangan sakit jantung kalau makan daging diak yang banyak lemak. Tunggu saja yang lain ." Sekian lama menunggu hari pun dah hampir senja, tiba-tiba muncul seorang gadis yang sangat cantik dan seksi giler kat tempat mereka menunggu mangsa.

Maka sekali lagi si anak berkata dengan girang, "Uiih!!! Pak yang kalik ini bagus Pak, tentu isik diak lazat. Ayuk kitak makan, lapar nih.." " Jangan!" sekali lagi ayahnya berkata, "Kitak tak akan makan perempuan inik." "Kenapa Pak?" tanya si anak. Lalu ayahnya pun menjawab, " Sebab kitak akan bawak diak balik rumah dalam keadaan hidup...., untuk santap malam inik, kitak makan saja ibu mu...."

Penjual Kuih

Suatu hari sebuah kereta api meluncur laju menghampiri sebuah perkampungan. Di perkampungan itu ada seorang wanita penjual kuih tinggal berhampiran landasan tersebut yang baru sahaja selesai membasuh kain lapnya yang warna merah. Selesai membasuh, dia mengibaskan kain tersebut untuk dijemur di pagar berhampiran landasan.

Dari jauh, pemandu kereta api terlihat seorang wanita dengan kain lap yang berwarna merah yang dikibas-kibaskan. Kerana menyangka perbuatan
wanita itu sebagai isyarat bahaya..terus pemandu keretapi membrek dengan mendadak hingga menyebabkan para penumpang keretapi terpelanting dengan dahsyat sekali.

Apabila keretapi berhenti tepat di depan wanita tersebut... pemandu keretapi terus bertanya "Ada apa Puan?" Dengan selamber wanita itu menjawab..."...yang tinggal cuma karipap dan pulut panggang aje..."

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[Metal-Temple.com] ''Roadrunner All Stars'': More Details Revealed (News)

"Trivium’s Matt Heafy has revealed more details about his contributions to the upcoming 'Roadrunner All-Stars' record to mark Roadrunner Records’ 25th anniversary. The full-length release will contain original musical collaborations between past and present Roadrunner artists. Approximately 50 musicians are expected to participate in this record, making it a most elaborate collaboration project.

Four central musicians - including Heafy - have been chosen to produce and write all the songs. Previously announced were:

Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
Dino Cazares (ex-Fear Factory/Brujeria)
Robert Flynn (Machine Head)

These four musicians will not only play on the songs they have written but also assemble a unique team of Roadrunner artists to appear on each track.

The artists that are expected to contribute to the tracks produced and written by Heafy are as follows:

* A track described by Heafy as a 'southern rock-ish stoner metal song':

Jesse Leach (Seemless, ex-Killswitch Engage) - Vocals
Mike D’Antonio (Killswitch Engage) - Bass
Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative) - Drums
Josh Rand (Stone Sour) - Guitar
Matt Heafy - Guitar

* A track described by Heafy as a 'punk song':

Jerry Only (Misfits) - Bass/Vocals
Dave Chavarri (Ill Nino) - Drums
Matt Heafy - Guitar

* A track described by Heafy as a 'black metal song':

Mike Smith (Suffocation) - Drums
Sean Malone (Cynic) - Bass
Josh Silver (Type O Negative) - Keyboards
Justin Hagberg (3 Inches Of Blood) - Guitar
Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth) - Vocals
Matt Heafy - Guitar

* A track described by Heafy as a 'metal song':

King Diamond - Vocals
Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu (Trivium) - Guitars
Mike D’Antonio (Killswitch Engage) - Bass
Dave Chavarri (Ill Nino) - Drums

The project is being overseen by longtime Roadrunner A&R man Monte Conner. Mixing duties will be handled by legendary hard rock producer Colin Richardson. The album is tentatively scheduled for release in the fall of 2005."

Google Blog: Google Video. Now with ... video!

"Google Video. Now with ... video!

6/27/2005 11:19:00 AM
Posted by Matthew Vosburgh, Google Video Software Engineer

A couple of months ago we launched a video uploader so you could add your own videos to Google Video. Well, now we're ready to start displaying all that stuff.

I've been amazed by your cool videos. I had never seen a robot dog harassing an iguana before, or a monkey doing karate, and I had no idea you were such good dancers. There's more than home video, too - like this UNICEF story featuring David Beckham." ~link

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Doctors 'find dead foetus in boy'

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Doctors 'find dead foetus in boy':

"Doctors 'find dead foetus in boy'

Doctors in Bangladesh say they have removed a long-dead foetus from the abdomen of a teenage boy who was complaining of stomach pains.

They said the foetus would have become the boy's twin had it grown normally in their mother's womb.

They said it was a case of an extremely rare condition where two foetuses are conceived as conjoined twins but one absorbs the other.

In 2003 Kazakhstan doctors removed a foetus from a seven-year-old boy.

Limbs developed

Sixteen-year-old Abu Raihan was admitted to the Bangabandhu Medical University hospital in the capital, Dhaka on Saturday.

'After the operation we found a dead foetus weighing two kilograms (4.5lbs) in his abdomen,' Doctor MA Mazid said, the AFP news agency reports.

'Apart from the head, all other limbs of the baby were developed.'

The condition is known as 'foetus in foeto', or inclusion twin.

'In this case the foetus of the baby entered into the foetus of the boy and continued to grow like a tumour in the boy's abdomen,' gynaecology specialists Nurun Nahar said.

Hundreds of curious locals flocked to the hospital on hearing a rumour that a boy had given birth to a baby.

In April, 2003, doctors at Chimkent Children's Hospital in Kazakhstan discovered the dead foetus of a twin brother when operating on a seven-year-old boy.

The foetus had developed into a tumour but was found to have hair, nails and bones. "

More Google Tricks

GOOGLE tricks !!!  

To define a word, phrase or acronym, just type define: and then your term into Google's search box. The results include a variety of Web glossaries, dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Google tricks such as using quotes to search for a specific phrase or the tilde to search for synonyms of a word can be lifesavers. But not if you can't remember them. The Google Cheat Sheet, a list of commonly used operators, deserves a spot next to your monitor. ( www.google.com/help/cheatsheet.html)

  • What does Google ''think" of you? Find out at Googlism, where the search results for a word or phrase are analyzed and your "who," "what," "when" or "where" query is answered. ( www.googlism.com)  

  • The Google Zeitgeist keeps track of what's being searched for at that moment. Check out the search terms gaining in popularity or head to the archives to see what was hot a few years ago. ( www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html

  • Want to know when people are talking about you? Create a Google Alert for your name and Google will e-mail you whenever a news or search item pops up with you in it. ( www.google.com/alerts)

Whale song

A whale song is the collection of sounds made by whales to communicate. The word "song" is used in particular to describe the pattern of predictable and repetitious sounds made by certain species of whales (notably the humpback whale) in a manner that to cetologists is reminiscent of human singing. The biological processes used to produce sound vary from one family of cetaceans to another. However, all whales, dolphins, and porpoises are much more dependent on sound for communication and sensation than their terrestrial cousins because the absorption of light by water makes sight difficult and because the relatively slow movement of water compared to air decreases the effectiveness of the sense of smell. Increased ambient noise in the world's oceans due to shipping gives rise to environmentalists' concerns that humans are destroying this important feature of the marine habitat.

Read the rest of this article:
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whale_song

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Cerita Dari Penjara Pudu


Berlaku di Penjara Pudu Kuala Lumpur di suatu ketika dulu. Hanya boleh disebarkan pada orang2 tertentu sahaja...

Sebelum Penjara Pudu ditutup dulu pernah diceritakan bahawa terdapat satu bilik dipanggil "Bilik Terakhir". Dibilik inilah seringnya berlaku kejadian pelik sejak Penjara Pudu ditutup. Dinamakan "BILIK TERAKHIR " adalah kerana dulu ia merupakan bilik kediaman terkahir bagi si pesalah jenayah berat sebelum menjalani hukuman gantung sampai mati pada keesokan harinya dibilik gantung.

Di BILIK TERAKHIR inilah pesalah dikatakan akan meratap,menangis, menjerit, bercakap seorang diri dan berbagai lagi perlakuan kerana menyesali kesalahan mereka yang lalu. Mereka menjadi begitu kerana dikatakan tidak kuat semangat menghadapi maut keesokan harinya yang telah diketahui mereka. Menurut kata warden-warden yang masih ada di Penjara Pudu sewaktu proses pengosongan Penjara Pudu dijalankan, mereka sering terdengar suara-suara sayu meminta tolong, suara orang menangis dan bermacam-macam lagi dari Bilik Terakhir tesebut. Tak kurang juga ada diantara warden yang terlihat seekor kambing hitam sering masuk menembusi pintu bilik itu tanpa dibuka dan kemudian tidak pula kelihatan kambing keluar semula.

Ramai bomoh dan pawang yang dipanggil bagi memulihkan bilik tersebut mengatakan bahawa suara-suara yang sering kedengaran diwaktu malam dari Bilik Terakhir itu adalah akibat roh-roh pesalah yang mati ditali gantung tersebut tidak tenteram kerana mati mereka ditali gantung.

Nak dijadikan cerita pada suatu malam Jumaat ketika hujan renyai-renyai seorang warden telah ditugaskan mengawal kawasan yang berhampiran dengan "Bilik Terakhir" itu. Ketika sedang berkawal kira-kira lebih kurang pukul 01:00 pagi beliau terdengar seperti tapak kaki sedang berlari-lari berhampiran bilik tersebut.

Ia cuba beranikan diri untuk untuk melihat apakah bendanya itu.Sedang ia mengamat-amati maka terlihatlah dalam kesamaran seekor kambing hitam sedang menuju kearah Bilik Terakhir itu lalu lesap begitu saja. Ia berasa harian bagaimana seekor kambing boleh ada dikawasan itu? Oleh kerana ingin tahu ia beranikan juga diri menghampiri Bilik Terakhir itu.

Alangkah terperanjatnya mendapati pintu bilik itu telah bertukar menjadi pintu gua. Mulalah ia berasa gementar, seram serta menggigil ketakutan namun diberanikan juga diri memasuki pintu gua yang samar-samar itu sambil meninjau-ninjau didalamnya jika terlihat akan kambing tadi. Apabila apabila sampai je kedalam gua tersebut alangkah terperanjatnya ia bila didapati banyak harta karun dalamnya. Ia cuba mengambil harta itu tetapi tiba-tiba hilang dari pandangan lalu menjelmalah satu lembaga yang mengerikan seraya berkata,



















"Heyyyyyy manusiaaa. Jangan kau sentuh harta itu. Hartaaaa itu bukan kauuu yang punyaaaa " " Ahmaaaaaad Albab yang punyaaaaaa " Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha " Yaaaaaaa, Ahmaaaaadd Albab yang punyaaaaaa ... "

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Qote of the day:

"The sons of torture victims make good terrorists." -- André Malraux

Lawak Jam

Seorang lelaki telah pergi ke kedai jam untuk  membaiki jamtangannya. Setelah melihat sekali imbas, si pembaik jam bertanyakan  tentang harga jam itu.
"Seribu ringgit, " jawab lelaki itu dengan bangga.  
"Awak telah ditipu, ini jam tiruan, bukan asli. Di mana awak beli?"  
Dengan perasaan marah lelaki itu menjawab,
"Di sinilah!"

Google Gmail (beta) Review at PCMAG.COM

By Jamie Lendino

Still in beta after 15 months, Google's Gmail is a breath of fresh air compared with the other Web-based e-mail services. Google made waves back in early 2004 when it announced Gmail's huge (at the time) 1GB storage limit, 10MB total limit on attachments for each message, and the innovative Conversation view with a powerful search capability. Other competitors have followed suit (on the first two counts, at least), but Gmail now leads in storage at roughly 2.3GB (the amount appears to be growing slowly and constantly) and, in general, still stands tall.

Gmail lets you manage threads of e-mail. Rather than having to sort through your messages and stuff them into folders, only to lose track of them later, Gmail compiles everything in a forum-style Conversation view. Instead of naming folders, you "label" conversations, and you can even give them more than one label in case they fall in multiple categories. It's a nice way to keep track of an e-mail conversation but could frustrate people who still want to put e-mail groups in folders. You cannot nest Gmail's conversations, but while AIM Mail, Hotmail, and Yahoo! Mail offer folders for e-mail management, they do not allow you to create nested folders, either. The Search Mail function uses the same technology as the Google search engine, so you can add both keywords and commands to your searches. All of this gives you tremendous flexibility as your mailbox expands.

You need an invitation to join the Gmail beta program, though there are bots on the Internet that make getting around this easy (or you can just ask a friend who already has Gmail to send you an invite). Hold on to your hat once you do, because Gmail is far and away the quickest to respond to your commands. It's everything you'd expect from Google, given the company's lightning-quick Internet searches. You can feel the speed with every mouse click.

Gmail is by far the most extensible Web mail service we've seen. In addition to Google's own extensions, such as letting Picasa users exchange large images via Gmail, third-party developers have already built dozens of others. These range from incoming mail notifiers that run inside Firefox to a very clever app that lets you use Gmail as a folder on your PC for storing files. Microsoft has tapped Hotmail inside some of its own applications, such as Microsoft Money, but this pales in comparison to how far developers could go with the service if it were as open as Gmail. In addition, Gmail's AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) Web development approach makes it feel as responsive as a regular desktop application. This is evident in features like type-ahead when filling in addresses (of the competitors reviewed here, only the brand-new AIM Mail does this) and the simple expanding and collapsing of e-mail conversations.

As for the privacy concerns, we still think that people are making a big deal out of nothing. Google simply set up automated scanners that look through your e-mail content in order to serve you relevant ads. (For more details, read our earlier review, "Gmail by Google.") The other three services all have more conspicuous advertising, even after you pay for a premium upgrade in some cases. Gmail ads, by comparison, are small and barely noticeable, and you won't see any at all in the main Inbox view.

Google still needs some serious upgrades to play with the big boys, though. Although Gmail's spam filter worked well on our tests and offers a decent level of configuration options, there's still no virus scanning or cleaning. Gmail sidesteps the virus problem by not allowing executables as attachments, but we'd still like to see a proper virus scanner. And if you don't like the threaded e-mail views, you're better off with another service, because there's no way to turn them off and create folders instead.

One nice bonus you get for using Gmail is free POP3 access. It wasn't available at Gmail's launch back in early 2004, and it's a welcome addition. You can't check your other POP3 accounts from within Gmail, however, which is something that Yahoo! Mail lets you do. Gmail's address book works fine, and there's a rudimentary address book import function. You can import from CSV files, and that's about it. But even that is enough to pull in contacts from many popular programs (including Outlook and several other Web-based e-mail services).

Gmail feels like the slick, hip e-mail choice. If you can get used to the Conversation view and aren't too attached to making folders, you'll find Gmail a powerful new approach to Web-based e-mail.

OPETH: New Song Available For Download - June 25, 2005

A radio-broadcast-quality recording of OPETH's new track, entitled "The Grand Conjuration", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location (length - 9:55; size - 22.71 MB; quality – 320 kbps).

"The Grand Conjuration" comes off the Swedish band's upcoming album, "Ghost Reveries", due late August/early September through Roadrunner Records.

"Ghost Reveries" was mastered on June 16 at the Cutting Room facilities in Stockholm and will feature a running time of 65 minutes. The full track listing for the CD is as follows:

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02. The Baying of the Hounds
03. Beneath the Mire
04. Atonement
05. Reverie/Harlequin Forest
06. Hours of Wealth
07. The Grand Conjuration
08. Isolation Years

Check out the album cover artwork (designed by Travis Smith) at this location.

Contradicting Quotes

Actions speak louder than words. | The pen is mightier than the sword.

 Look before you leap. | He who hesitates is lost.

 Many hands make light work. (or) Two heads are better than one. | Too many cooks spoil the broth.

 A silent man is a wise one. | A man without words is a man without thoughts.

 Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. | Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

 Clothes make the man. | Don't judge a book by its cover. (or) All that glitters is not gold.

 Nothing ventured, nothing gained. | Better safe than sorry.

 The bigger, the better. | The best things come in small packages.

 Absence makes the heart grow fonder. | Out of sight, out of mind.

 What will be, will be. | Life is what you make it.

 Cross your bridges when you come to them. | Forewarned is forearmed.

 What's good for the goose is good for the gander. | One man's meat is another man's poison.

 With age comes wisdom. | Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings come all wise sayings.

 The more, the merrier. | Two's company; three's a crowd.

 The best things in life are free. | You get what you pay for.

 It never rains, than it pours. | Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.

 Better to ask the way than to go astray. | Ask no questions and hear no lies.

 Never do evil, that good may come of it. | The end justifies the means.

 Variety is the spice of life. | Don't change horses in the middle of a stream.

 There is nothing permanent except change. | There is nothing new under the sun.

 Never too old to learn. | You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

 Everything comes to him who waits. | He who hesitates is lost.

 Opposites attract. | Birds of a feather flock together.

Internet Error Codes

Here are the most common codes and messages you're likely to see on your Web browser (HTTP), when accessing Usenet, using e-mail, or using the FTP protocol to upload or download files.


The codes can generally by grouped as follows -
100-199 - Information Codes. Provide information about the request or the servers involved.
200-299 - Success Codes. Indicate that the request was accepted or the requested file has no content (empty).
300-399 - Redirects. Requested content has moved.
400-499 - Client Errors. Cannot find content or you don't have the correct permissions to access it.
500-599 - Server Errors. There is a problem at the server end stopping the request from completing successfully.


To give you a greater understanding of these errors, here is a list of the most popular codes.


As a rule of thumb, the first thing you should if you get an error is make sure that you have typed in the URL or page address correctly.

Bad request 400
The request could not be understood by the server due to bad syntax. You should not repeat the request without modifications.

Unauthorized 401
The creators of a Web page may want only certain people have access to that page. You should only retry the request if you know that you have authorization.

PaymentRequired 402
This message gives a specification of charging schemes which are acceptable. You may retry the request with a suitable ChargeTo header.

Forbidden 403
The request is for something forbidden. Authorization will not help. This status code is commonly used when the server does not wish to reveal exactly why the request has been refused, or when no other response is applicable. (The file needs to be set with "read permissions" for all users.)

Not found 404
The server has not found anything matching what you requested. Make sure that the Web address (URL) that you typed in exactly matches the address you were given. Check that the capitalization matches, spelling, and punctuation, like dots (.) and slashes (/), are correctly placed. Be sure you are using the forward slash (/) and not the backward slash (\).

405 Method Not Allowed
The method specified in the Request-Line is not allowed for the resource identified by the request. The response must include an Allow header containing a list of valid methods for the requested resource.

406 Not Acceptable
The resource identified by the request is only capable of generating response entities which have content characteristics not acceptable according to the accept headers sent in the request.

407 Proxy Authentication Required
This code is similar to 401 (Unauthorized), but indicates that you must first authenticate yourself with the proxy. The proxy must return a Proxy-Authenticate header field (section 14.33) containing a challenge applicable to the proxy for the requested resource. You may repeat the request with a suitable Proxy-Authorization header field (section 14.34). HTTP access authentication is explained in section 11.

408 Request Timeout
The client did not produce a request within the time that the server was prepared to wait. You may repeat the request without modifications at any later time.

409 Conflict
The request could not be completed due to a conflict with the current state of the resource. This code is only allowed in situations where it is expected that the user might be able to resolve the conflict and resubmit the request.

410 Gone
The 410 response is primarily intended to assist the task of web maintenance by notifying the recipient that the resource is intentionally unavailable and that the server owners want remote links to that resource be removed.

411 Length Required
The server refuses to accept the request without a defined Content- Length. The client may repeat the request if it adds a valid Content-Length header field containing the length of the message-body in the request message.

412 Precondition Failed
The precondition given in one or more of the request-header fields evaluated to false when it was tested on the server. This response code allows the client to place preconditions on the current resource metainformation (header field data) and thus prevent the requested method from being applied to a resource other than the one intended.

413 Request Entity Too Large
The server is refusing to process a request because the request entity is larger than the server is willing or able to process. The server may close the connection to prevent the client from continuing the request.

414 Request-URI Too Long
The server is refusing to service the request because the Request-URI is longer than the server is willing to interpret.

415 Unsupported Media Type
The server is refusing to service the request because the entity of the request is in a format not supported by the requested resource for the requested method.

Internal Error 500
The server encountered an unexpected condition which prevented it from fulfilling the request. Your request could not be processed due to an internal server error.

Not implemented 501
The server does not support the functionality required to fulfill the request. This is the appropriate response when the server does not recognize the request method and is not capable of supporting it for any resource.

502 Bad Gateway
The server, while acting as a gateway or proxy, received an invalid response from the upstream server it accessed in attempting to fulfill the request.

503 Service Unavailable
The server is currently unable to handle the request due to a temporary overloading or maintenance of the server. The implication is that this is a temporary condition which will be alleviated after some delay. If known, the length of the delay may be indicated in a Retry-After header. If no Retry-After is given, you should handle the response as it would for a 500 response.

504 Gateway Timeout
The server, while acting as a gateway or proxy, did not receive a timely response from the upstream server it accessed in attempting to complete the request.

505 HTTP Version Not Supported
The server does not support, or refuses to support, the HTTP protocol version that was used in the request message. The response should contain an entity describing why that version is not supported and what other protocols are supported by that server.

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ROLLO Contemporary Art

PRESS RELEASE: 7 April 2005 30ft sculpture to occupyartwork_images_424200064_154008_Giancarlo-Neri.jpg
Hampstead Heath during summer 2005 – a monument to the loneliness of writing 'The Writer' – a monumental sculpture by Italian artist Giancarlo Neri is to be installed on Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath from 22 June to 9 October 2005.

This installation will mark the official launch of ROLLO Contemporary Art, and will coincide with a five-week solo exhibition of Giancarlo Neri’s smaller sculptures and photographs of 'The Writer' at ROLLO’s Islington gallery, until 27July 2005. From June until October 2005, Parliament Hill Fields will be the setting for Neri’s installation: a giant table and chair reaching 30 ft in height, a work aptly described by the artist as, ‘a monument to the loneliness of writing’. Neri will challenge the notion of the writer’s inherently private work place by installing the sculpture in one of the most public of contexts - Hampstead Heath – an ideal location because of its local literary traditions.artwork_images_424200064_162288_Yvonne-De-Rosa-photographs-of-The-Writer-by-Giancarlo-Neri.jpg

Simon Gillespie, Director of ROLLO, states, ‘I am delighted to be representing Giancarlo in the UK. He is internationally renowned for his large installation pieces and it is exciting to be extending his reputation by bringing his work to the UK. For me, 'The Writer' works on many different levels but succinctly, it summarises the pressure one can feel in front of a blank page. I believe that 'The Writer' and Neri’s exhibition at ROLLO will encourage a greater interplay between sculpture and the general public. ROLLO looks forward to working on future large-scale installations in imaginative locations outside the commercial gallery space.’

Roberta Cremoncini, Director of the Estorick Collection comments that, ‘It is great to see a new organisation like ROLLO being so active in their support of outside projects. There is a long legacy of Italian artists exhibiting in Great Britain and I am delighted to see this initiative coming to fruition.’artwork_images_424200064_162290_Yvonne-De-Rosa-photographs-of-The-Writer-by-Giancarlo-Neri.jpg

Born in Naples in 1955, Giancarlo Neri moved to New York to play professional football. He studied painting and sculpture at the Art Students League and became a full time artist in 1980. Neri’s first solo show was at the Kornblee Gallery in 1983 and since then he has been working on large scale site-specific installations in the USA, Europe and Brazil. His strangely surreal chair installations stretching from Washington to Capri have earned him an international reputation. Reminiscent of Dada, these works challenge our own conception of familiar everyday objects which seem to take on a new physicality and identity. 'The Writer' is no exception.artwork_images_424200064_162291_Yvonne-De-Rosa-photographs-of-The-Writer-by-Giancarlo-Neri.jpg

Previously exhibited at Villa Ada Rome between 2003 – 2004, The Writer dwarfs the viewer and blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy. The sculpture adopts the status of a monument and redefines the shape of the landscape. In contrast, Giancarlo Neri’s exhibition at ROLLO will consist of a collection of smaller scale sculptures offset by the intimacy of this new gallery space.

For further press information on ROLLO Contemporary Art, the installation of 'The Writer' and associated events and images, please contact:

Benjamin Ward on 020 7936 1297 email bward@brunswickgroup.com or
Merrie Ashton on 020 7396 5339 email mashton@brunswickgroup.com

Gallery contact details:

Simon Gillespie – Directorartwork_images_424200064_162287_Yvonne-De-Rosa-photographs-of-The-Writer-by-Giancarlo-Neri.jpg
Diana Ewer – Gallery Manager
ROLLO Contemporary Art
17 Compton Terrace
London
N1 2UN
T + 44 (0) 20 7493 8383
F + 44 (0) 20 7493 0955
E info@rolloart.com

Exhibition dates: 22 June to 27 July 2005, with the installation on Parliament Hill Fields running until 9 October 2005.

Gallery opening hours: 10am - 6pm Tuesdays to Saturdays (closed Sundays and Mondays), or by appointment.

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- 'The Writer' is made from 6 tons of steel, 1000 pounds of wood, 200 gallons of paint and several hundred nuts and bolts.

- Simon Gillespie is Director of ROLLO Contemporary Art. A restorer of paintings for over twenty-five years, Simon has been involved in the conservation of gold ground paintings, early English portraiture, old masters and frescoes. For the last decade, he has focused on contemporary paintings and the different painting techniques used by modern painters. Simon is also an experienced consultant, advising potential buyers on new acquisitions of paintings. He recently assisted on an important private US collection currently on loan to the Denver Art Museum. His clients range from international private collectors to large institutions in the City, as well as West End galleries and museums, including English Heritage and the Palace of Westminster.

An active supporter of the Arts, Simon is a patron of the Royal Academy of Arts and a member of the International Institute for Conservators of Historic and Artistic Works. Simon is a keen mountaineer and he climbs one 18,000ft mountain every two years. He recently raced a winning team up Kotakinabalu, Borneo in competition with the Gurkhas Regiment.

Through ROLLO Contemporary Art, Simon Gillespie will promote emerging and mid-career artists. He also seeks to run large outside installation projects in public spaces in conjunction with corporations and institutions throughout the UK to encourage access to art. In addition, ROLLO will also promote video art in public spaces as well as in the domestic sphere and aims to make it more accessible to the private collector.

- ROLLO Contemporary Art is located in a Grade II Georgian house in Islington at 17 Compton Terrace, London N1.

The Gallery is managed by Diana Ewer. Having recently completed a masters at the Courtauld Institute specialising in modern art, Diana has four years experience working in the London commercial art world. She started her career with an International art broker and managed a Cork Street gallery for two years. A freelance writer for artnet, she is currently involved in blood, a new initiative of the Contemporary Art Society.

- Giancarlo Neri’s 'The Writer' is sponsored by The Italian Cultural Institute – the official Italian government agency for the promotion of cultural exchanges between Italy and the U.K. The Institute promotes collaboration between universities, academies and learned societies in the two countries and assists in the organisation of major Italian cultural events in Great Britain.

- 'The Writer' has been made possible thanks to The Corporation of London, Atkins and Hadham Engineering.

- Hampstead Heath is the collective name for Parliament Hill and Golders Hill, a total of 791 acres (320 hectares). The Heath is situated just four miles from the centre of London and falls within two London Boroughs, Camden and Barnet. The Corporation of London has managed all of Hampstead Heath, apart from the Kenwood area, since 1989, and has a long established policy of protecting open spaces in and around London for the enjoyment of the public, at no cost to the local ratepayer.

In addition to providing local authority services within the Square Mile, the Corporation of London provides a large number of facilities for the benefit of London and to the nation as a whole. These include the Barbican Centre, 10000 acres of open space, three wholesale London markets and maintaining five Thames bridges.

- Atkins has been appointed to design the foundations for 'The Writer' and will oversee the process of its installation, ensuring that the correct health and safety measures are carried out. Established in 1938, Atkins plans, designs and enables the delivery of complex infrastructure and buildings for clients in both public and private sectors. Its head office is based in Epsom, Surrey. A global organisation, Atkins is the largest multi-disciplinary consultancy in Europe; the largest engineering consultancy in the UK and the seventh largest design firm in the world.

- Hadham Engineering has been appointed to construct 'The Writer'. Established 20 years ago, Hadham specialises in architectural and structural engineering. Based in Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, Hadham carry out all forms of MIG, MMA and TIG welding, producing high standards of fabrication in steel, stainless steel and all non-ferrous materials. They have their own team of CAD design engineers and offer a range of services including the manufacture and installation of structural steel works.

- ROLLO Contemporary Art is a participating gallery in Art Fortnight London 2005 with which the Giancarlo Neri installation coincides. Inaugurated last year, Art Fortnight London (20 June to 4 July) is a two-week programme that celebrates the richness and diversity of London's art market. Involving commercial galleries, museums and auction houses, the events provide a series of vivid snapshots that present London's art activity at all levels, from Old Master pictures to cutting edge Contemporary art. For more information, please contact the Art Fortnight London office: 020 7839 8139 or visit www.artfortnightlondon.com

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ABC News: Yahoo Closes Chat Rooms Over Sex Content

ABC News: Yahoo Closes Chat Rooms Over Sex Content

SAN FRANCISCO Jun 22, 2005 — Reacting to angry protests from several of its top sponsors, Yahoo Inc. has pulled the plug on perhaps hundreds of chat rooms operating on its site after a media report revealed that some of the rooms were used to promote sex with minors.

Companies such as PepsiCo Inc., State Farm Insurance and Georgia-Pacific Corp. stopped advertising on Yahoo after they were informed that adults were attempting to lure children into sexual encounters within some of Yahoo's user-created chat rooms, according to a report by KPRC-TV in Houston.

KPRC reported that in some cases, men were using Web cameras to send lewd pictures to minors in chat rooms with such titles as "Younger Girls 4 Older Guys" and "Girls 13 And Under for Older Guys."

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F1 summary

01. An F1 car is made up of 80,000 components, if it were assembled 99.9% correctly, it would still start the race with 80 things wrong!

02. Formula 1 cars have over a kilometre of cable, linked to about 100 sensors and actuators which monitor and control many parts of the car.

03. An F1 car can go from 0 to 160 kph AND back to 0 in FOUR seconds !!!!!!!

04. F1 car engines last only for about 2 hours of racing mostly before blowing up on the other hand we expect our engines to last us for a decent 20yrs on an average and they quite faithfully DO....thats the extent to which the engines r pushed to perform...

05. When an F1 driver hits the brakes on his car he experiences retardation or deceleration comparable to a regular car driving through a BRICK wall at 300kmph !!!

06. An average F1 driver looses about 4kgs of weight after just one race due to the prolonged exposure to high G forces and temperatures for little over an hour (Yeah thats right!!!)

07. At 550kg a F1 car is less than half the weight of a Mini.

08. In an F1 car the engine typically revs upto 18000 rpm,(the piston travelling up and down 300 times a second!!) wheres cars like the palio,maruti 800,indica rev only upto 6000 r at max. Thats 3 times slower.

09. The brake discs in an F1 car have an operating temperature of approx 1000 degees Centigrade and they attain that temp while braking before almost every turn...that is why they r not made of steel but of carbon fibre which is much more harder and resistant to wear and tear and most of all has a higher melting point.

10. If a water hose were to blow off, the complete cooling system would empty in just over a second.

11. Gear cogs or ratios are used only for one race, and are replaced regularly to prevent failure, as they are subjected to very high degrees of stress.

12. The fit in the cockpit is so tight that the steering wheel must be removed for the driver to get in or out of the car. A small latch behind the wheel releases it from the column. Levers or paddles for changing gear are located on the back of the wheel. So no gearstick! The clutch levers are also on the steering wheel, located below the gear paddles.

13. To give you an idea of just how important aerodynamic design and added downforce can be, small planes can take off at slower speeds than F1 cars travel on the track.

14. Without aerodynamic downforce, high-performance racing cars have sufficient power to produce wheel spin and loss of control at 160 kph. They usually race at over 300 kph.

15. The amount of aerodynamic downforce produced by the front and rear wings and the car underbody is amazing. Once the car is travelling over 160 kph,an F1 car can generate enough downforce to equal it's own weight. That means it could actually hold itself to the CEILING of a tunnel and drive UPSIDE down!

16. In a street course race like the monacogrand prix, the downforce provides enough suction to lift manhole covers. Before the race all of the manhole covers on the streets have to be welded down to prevent this from happening!

17. The refuelers used in F1 can supply 12 litres of fuel per second. This means it would take just 4 seconds to fill the tank of an average 50 litre family car.They use the same refueling rigs used on US military helicopters today.

18. TOP F1 pit crews can refuel and change tyres in around 3 seconds.

19. Race car tyres don't have air in them like normal car tyres. Most racing tyres have nitrogen in the tyres because nitrogen has a more consistent pressure compared to normal air. Air typically contains varying amounts of water vapour in it, which affects its expansi on and contraction as a function of temperature, making the tyre pressure unpredictable.

20. During the race the tyres lose weight! Each tyre loses about 0.5 kg in weight due to wear.

21. Normal tyres last 60 000 - 100 000 km. Racing tyres are designed to last 90 - 120 km

22. A dry-weather F1 tyre reaches peak operating performance (best grip) when tread temperature is between 900C and 1200C.(Water boils boils at 100C remember) At top speed, F1 tyres rotate 50 times a second.

Information worth sharing

adidas

When the founders of the German sports shoe business 'Dassler Brothers' went their separate ways in 1949, no one would have guessed that they would start two of the biggest global brands of the century.
Rudolph founded Puma, while Adolph started Adidas -- a combination of his nickname, Adi, and the start of his last name. The famous three stripes were introduced to the shoes in 1949.

bata

Bata was established on August 24, 1894 in Zlin, Czechoslovakia by Tomas Bata. The company first established itself in India in 1931 and commenced manufacturing shoes in Batanagar in 1936.
The Batanagar factory is the first Indian shoe manufacturing unit to receive the ISO 9001 certification in 1993.

porsche

In 1931, Ferdinand Porsche founded the Porsche Engineering Office in Stuttgart. Porsche's production operations are housed in a collection of established buildings  on a mixed industrial estate in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.  
The Carrera GT and the Cayenne models are produced at the Porsche factory in Leipzig. In 1944, the engineering arm was moved from Stuttgart.

nike

Bill Bowerman, the legendary University of Oregon track & field coach, and Phil Knight, a University of Oregon business student and middle-distance runner under Bowerman, founded Nike. Nike, when it came into being in 1962, was known as Blue Ribbon Sports. Its first-year sales totaled $8,000. In 1972, BRS changed its name to Nike, named for the Greek winged goddess of victory.

reebok

In the 1890s, Joseph William Foster made some of the first known running shoes with spikes in them. By 1895, he was in business making shoes by hand for top runners; and before long his fledgling company, J.W. Foster and Sons, developed an international clientele of distinguished athletes. The family-owned business made the running shoes worn in the 1924 Summer Games by the athletes celebrated in the film Chariots of Fire.  In 1958, two of the founder's grandsons started a companion company that came to be known as Reebok, named after an African gazelle.

sun microsystems

The correct answer is Stanford University Network.
In 1981, Bavarian-born Andreas Bechtolsheim was licensing rights to a computer he designed. Named Sun for Stanford University Network and using off-the-shelf parts, it was an affordable workstation for engineers and scientists. In that year, he met Vinod Khosla, who convinced him to form a company and expand. Khosla, Bechtolsheim and Scott McNeally, all Stanford MBAs, founded Sun in 1982.

HMV dog

Nipper the dog was born in Bristol in Gloucester, England in 1884 and was so named because of his tendency to nip at visitors' legs. When his first master Mark Barraud died in Bristol in 1887, Nipper was taken to Liverpool in Lancashire, England by Mark's younger brother Francis, a painter. In Liverpool Nipper discovered the Phonograph, a cylinder recording and  playing machine and Francis Barraud 'often noticed how puzzled he was to make out where the voice came from.' Three years after Nipper died Francis committed that memory to canvas.  

GM

General Motors Corp the world's largest vehicle manufacturer, employs about 325,000 people globally. Founded in 1908, GM has been the global automotive sales leader since 1931. GM today has manufacturing operations in 32 countries and its vehicles are sold in 192 countries. In 2003, GM sold nearly 8.6 million cars and trucks, about 15 percent of the global vehicle market. GM's global headquarters are at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. The GM Group of global partners includes Fiat Auto SpA of Italy, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Isuzu Motors Ltd. and Suzuki Motor Corp. of Japan, which are involved in various product, powertrain and purchasing collaborations. In addition, GM is the largest shareholder in GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. of South Korea. GM also has technology collaborations with BMW AG of Germany.

TCS

TCS was founded in 1968 as an internal arm of the Tata conglomerate. The company -- which has locations in 32 countries -- employed  some 30,000 workers at the end of 2003. Fakir Chand Kohli, former deputy chairman of Tata Consultancy Services, is universally regarded as the father of the Indian software industry. He has been instrumental in scripting the success story of company. Kohli has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of India's highest civilian honours, for his contribution to the Indian software industry. Kohli currently serves on the TCS' executive committee.

Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc has been known for generations as the maker of the best writing instruments the world has known. The German company, over the last couple of years, has expanded its range to include writing accessories, luxury leather goods and belts, jewellery items and even eye wear and watches.
In India, the company is represented by Entrack, owned by former Test cricketer Dilip Doshi. Entrack is the sole distributor of Mont Blanc pens and has exclusive outlets in top five cities in India.
The correct answer is Simplo  FillerPen Company.  
The company was originally called Simplo FillerPen Company. The company expanded its presence to Paris, London, and Barcelona three years after it was founded and was present in most of the fashionable capitals of Europe.
In 1934, the company's name was changed to Mont Blanc Simplo GmbH, after the tallest peak in Europe.
Three Germans founded the company in 1906 -- Hamburg-based stationer Claus-Johannes Voss, Hamburg banker Christian Lausen and a Berlin engineer Wilhelm Dziambor. The company's international headquarter is in Hamburg.

DURACELL

The story of Duracell begins in the early 1920's with an inventive scientist named Samuel Ruben and an eager manufacturer of tungsten filament wire named Philip Rogers Mallory. Duracell is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of high-performance alkaline batteries. Duracell also markets primary lithium and zinc air batteries as well as rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries.

air  deccan

Bangalore-based Air Deccan has struck a deal with R K Laxman, India's most famous cartoonist, to use his legendary 'Common Man' character as the airline's mascot. The mascot exemplifies the fact that air fares are so low now that air travel is no longer the privilege of the elite few but is very much within the reach of the 'common people'

Saddam prison fare: Doritos, Raisin Bran -- but no Froot Loops

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Saddam Hussein loves Doritos, hates Froot Loops, admires President Reagan, thinks Clinton was "OK" and considers both Presidents Bush "no good." He talks a lot, worries about germs and insists he is still president of Iraq.

Those and other details of the deposed Iraqi leader's life in U.S. military custody appear in the July issue of GQ magazine, based on interviews with five Pennsylvania National Guardsmen who went to Iraq in 2003 and were assigned to Saddam's guard detail for nearly 10 months.

The magazine, which reached newsstands Monday, said the GIs could not tell their families what they were doing and signed pledges not to reveal the location or other details of the U.S.-run compound where Saddam was an HVD, or "high value detainee," awaiting trial by Iraqi authorities for mass killings and other crimes.

However, the five soldiers told GQ of their personal interactions with Saddam, saying he spoke with them in rough English, was interested in their lives and even invited them back to Iraq when he returns to power.

"He'd always tell us he was still the president. That's what he thinks, 100 percent," said Spc. Jesse Dawson, 25, of Berwick, Pa.

A Pentagon spokesman had no comment on the article.

The GIs recalled that Saddam had harsh words for the Bushes, each of whom went to war against him.

"The Bush father, son, no good," Cpl. Jonathan "Paco" Reese, 22, of Millville, Pennsylvania, quoted Saddam as saying.

Spc. Sean O'Shea, then 19, of Minooka, Pennsylvania, said Saddam later mellowed in that view. "Towards the end, he was saying that he doesn't hold any hard feelings and he just wanted to talk to (George W.) Bush, to make friends with him," he told the magazine.

Dawson quoted Saddam as saying: "He knows I have nothing, no mass weapons. He knows he'll never find them."

Their description of the man who once lived in palaces and now occupies a cell with no personal privacy matched recently published photos, apparently smuggled out of prison, showing Saddam in his underwear and a long robe.

The story said that once, when Saddam fell during his twice-a-week shower, "panic ensued. No one wanted him to be hurt while being guarded by Americans." One GI had to help Saddam back to his cell, while another carried his underwear.

Saddam was friendly toward his young guards and sometimes offered fatherly advice. When O'Shea told him he was not married, Saddam "started telling me what to do," recalled the soldier. "He was like, 'You gotta find a good woman. Not too smart, not too dumb. Not too old, not too young. One that can cook and clean."'

Then he smiled, made what O'Shea interpreted as a "spanking" gesture, laughed and went back to doing his laundry in the sink.

The soldiers also said Saddam was a "clean freak" who washed after shaking hands and used diaper wipes to clean meal trays, utensils and table before eating. "He had germophobia or whatever you call it," Dawson said.

The article said Saddam preferred Raisin Bran Crunch for breakfast, telling O'Shea, "No Froot Loops." He ate fish and chicken but refused beef.

For a time his favorite snack was Cheetos, and when that ran out, Saddam would "get grumpy," the story said. One day, guards substituted Doritos corn chips, and Saddam forgot about Cheetos. "He'd eat a family size bag of Doritos in 10 minutes," Dawson said.

The magazine said Saddam told his guards that when the Americans invaded Iraq in March 2003, he "tried to flee in a taxicab as the tanks were rolling in," and U.S. planes struck the palace he was trying to reach instead of the one he was in.

"Then he started laughing," recalled Reese. "He goes, 'America, they dumb. They bomb wrong palace."'

Saddam also said his capture in an underground hideout on December 13, 2003, resulted from betrayal by the only man who knew where he was, and had been paid to keep the secret.

"He was really mad about that," Dawson said. "He compared himself to Jesus, how Judas told on Jesus. He was like, 'That's how it was for me.' If his Judas never said anything, nobody ever would have found him, he said."

U.S. officials said at the time that intelligence from several sources led to Saddam's capture.

The magazine said Saddam prayed five times a day and kept a Quran that he claimed to have found in rubble near his hideout. "He proudly showed (it) to the boys because it was burned around the edges and had a bullet hole in it," GQ said.

The Associated Press.

Mozilla Quality: Firefox 1.0.5 test builds available

We expect a Firefox 1.0.5 release in the not too distant future and we'd appreciate any help you all can offer by downloading and testing out these new bits. The changes that need the most testing coverage are in how the UI widgetry works.

Our preliminary testing doesn't turn up any issues, but patches similar to the ones we've recently taken in the 1.0.5 development builds have created some small bugs in out of the way places in the UI so please poke around and let us know if you find anything not working as it did in previous 1.0.x builds.

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Ha'ah

"Seorang pelancong Australia nampak kebingungan ketika mencari sebuah restoran makanan barat di Jalan Pasir. Tak lama kemudian seorang budak kecil melintas didepannya.. dan tanpa fikir panjang dia cuba bertanya pada budak kecil itu dengan bahasa melayu yang kucar kacir.

"Maaf dik.. tumpang tanya.. Apa betul ini jalan Pasir?"

Budak kecil itu mengangguk sambil menjawab... "ha'ah"

Pelancong itu tidak faham perkataan 'ha'ah'.

Namun kerana budak kecil itu mengangguk. Dia yakin bahawa jawabannya adalah betul.

Masih dalam kebingungan.. melintaslah pula seorang remaja di depannya. Lalu sekali lagi dia bertanya..

"Maaf dik.. tumpang tanya... Apa betul nama jalan ini adalah jalan Pasir?"

Budak remaja itu mengangguk sambil menjawab, "Benar"

Nampaknya pelancong itu tidak juga memahami perkataan 'benar'.

Namun kerana budak remaja itu mengangguk.. dia yakin yang jawabannya adalah betul.

Masih dalam kebingungan, melintaslah pula orang dewasa.. lalu pelancong itu segera bertanya

"Maaf encik.. saya tumpang tanya... Apa betul nama jalan ini Jalan Pasir?"

Orang dewasa itu mengangguk sambil menjawab, "Betul."

Akhirnya pelancong itu merasa puas.. tapi masih kehairanan.. lalu Untuk menghapus rasa keraguannya.. dia bertanya lagi..

"Saya keliru.. Tadi saya bertanya kepada budak kecil, tapi jawabannya 'ha'ah'.. lalu saya bertanya kepada seorang remaja muda dan jawabannya 'benar'. akhirnya saya bertanya kepada encik dan encik menjawab 'betul', tapi semuanya mengangguk. Sebenarnya mana yang betul?"

"Oh, itu maksudnya sama aja.. Kalau yang menjawab 'ha'ah' bererti latar belakang pendidikannya sekolah rendah aje... Kalau yang menjawab 'benar', orang itu latar belakang pendidikannya pasti sekolah menengah.. dan kalau yang menjawab 'betul' itu pastinya orang itu ada sarjana," jawab orang dewasa itu...

"Jadi.. Anda tadi menjawab 'betul', bererti snda seorang sarjana ya?" tanya Pelancong lagi..

Orang dewasa ini terus mengangguk sambil menjawab, "ha'ah".

Evolution of the Starbucks Logo

Evolution of the Starbucks Logo

Some do and if

If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?

Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks?

If olive oil comes from olives, where does baby oil come from?

If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren't people from Holland called Holes?

Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery? Oopps...

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

If horrific means to make horrible, does terrific mean to make terrible?

Why is it called building when it is already built?

If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?

If you're not supposed to drink and drive, then why do bars have parking lots?

If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?

If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?

Don't waste your food, there are people in the world that don't have any

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Interesting & Amazing Facts about Technology

Interesting & Amazing Facts about Technology

Aircraft Carrier

An aircraft carrier gets about 6 inches per gallon of fuel.

Airplanes

* The first United States coast to coast airplane flight occurred in 1911 and took 49 days.

* A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight (120ft).

 Aluminum

The Chinese were using aluminum to make things as early as 300 AD Western civilization didn't rediscover aluminum until 1827.

 Automobile

George Seldon received a patent in 1895 - for the automobile. Four years later, George sold the rights for $200,000.

 Coin Operated Machine

The first coin operated machine ever designed was a holy-water dispenser that required a five-drachma piece to operate. It was the brainchild of the Greek scientist Hero in the first century AD.

 Compact Discs

Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, the reverse of how a record works.

 Computers

* ENIAC, the first electronic computer, appeared 50 years ago. The original ENIAC was about 80 feet long, weighed 30 tons, and had 17,000 tubes. By comparison, a desktop computer today can store a million times more information than an ENIAC, and 50,000 times faster.

* From the smallest microprocessor to the biggest mainframe, the average American depends on over 264 computers per day.

* The first "modern" computer (i.e., general-purpose and program-controlled) was built in 1941 by Konrad Zuse.  Since there was a war going on, he applied to the German government for funding to build his machines for military use, but was turned down because the Germans did not expect the war to last beyond Christmas.

* The computer was launched in 1943; more than 100 years after Charles Babbage designed the first programmable device. Babbage dropped his idea after he couldn't raise capital for it. In 1998, the Science Museum in London, UK, built a working replica of the Babbage machine, using the materials and work methods available at Babbage's time. It worked just as Babbage had intended.

 Electric Chair

The electric chair was invented by a dentist, Alfred Southwick.

 E-Mail

The first e-mail was sent over the Internet in 1972.

 Eye Glasses

The Chinese invented eyeglasses. Marco Polo reported seeing many pairs worn by the Chinese as early as 1275, 500 years before lens grinding became an art in the West.

 Glass

If hot water is suddenly poured into a glass that glass is more apt to break if it is thick than if it is thin. This is why test tubes are made of thin glass.

 Hard Hats

Construction workers hard hats were first invented and used in the building of the Hoover Dam in 1933.

 Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam was built to last 2,000 years. The concrete in it will not even be fully cured for another 500 years.

 Limelight

Limelight was how we lit the stage before electricity was invented. Basically, illumination was produced by heating blocks of lime until they glowed.

 Mobile (Cellular) Phones

As much as 80% of microwaves from mobile phones are absorbed by your head.

 Nuclear Power

Nuclear ships are basically steamships and driven by steam turbines. The reactor just develops heat to boil the water.

 Oil

The amount of oil that is used worldwide in one year is doubling every ten years. If that rate of increase continues and if the world were nothing but oil, all the oil would be used up in 400 years.

 Radio Waves

Radio waves travel so much faster than sound waves that a broadcast voice can be heard sooner 18,000 km away than in the back of the room in which it originated.

 Rickshaw

The rickshaw was invented by the Reverend Jonathan Scobie, an American Baptist minister living in Yokohama, Japan, built the first model in 1869 in order to transport his invalid wife. Today it remains a common mode of transportation in the Orient.

 Ships & Boats

* The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

* The world's oldest surviving boat is a simple 10 feet long dugout dated to 7400 BC. It was discovered in Pesse Holland in the Netherlands.

* Rock drawings from the Red Sea site of Wadi Hammamat, dated to around 4000 BC show that Egyptian boats were made from papyrus and reeds.

* The world's earliest known plank-built ship, made from cedar and sycamore wood and dated to 2600 BC, was discovered next to the Great Pyramid in 1952.

* The Egyptians created the first organized navy in 2300 BC.

* Oar-powered ships were developed by the Sumerians in 3500 BC.

* Sails were first used by the Phoenicians around 2000 BC.

 Silicon Chip

A chip of silicon a quarter-inch square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a city block.

 Skyscraper

The term skyscraper was first used way back in 1888 to describe an 11-story building.

 Sound

Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.

 Telephones

There are more than 600 million telephone lines today, yet almost half the world's population has never made a phone call.

 Television

Scottish inventor John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of television in 1926 in Soho, London. Ten years later there were only 100 TV sets in the world.

 Traffic Lights

Traffic lights were used before the advent of the motorcar. In 1868, a lantern with red and green signals was used at a London intersection to control the flow of horse buggies and pedestrians.

 Transistors

More than a billion transistors are manufactured... every second.

 VCR's

The first VCR, made in 1956, was the size of a piano.

 Windmill

The windmill originated in Iran in AD 644. It was used to grind grain.

 World Trade Center

The World Trade Center towers were designed to collapse in a pancake-like fashion, instead of simply falling over on their sides.  This design feature saved hundreds, perhaps thousands of lives on Sept. 11, 2001, when they were destroyed by terrorists.

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