ruwell_marianne: (Default)
Today I accidentally happened upon two hilariously opposing Add-on choices, that one is given upon entering the keyword "christian" into the search bar:

Christian Anti-Porn

Flee sexual immorality (1Co 6:18). Christian Anti-Porn will filter links and alert the user if any porn websites are clicked. This will not block but warn every Christian that he is going to crucify Jesus Christ again if he proceeds to such websites.

Profanity

Generates a random swear word that canbe added to any element's value or inner HTML. This can be automatically on page load, or by clicking the extension icon and selecting run.


I hat initially searched for Japanese related Add-ons and happened upon the first link, which made me courious enough to check out what other funny stuff is out there...

ruwell_marianne: (reading)
"Inside of a Dog - What Dogs See, Smell and Know" by Alexandra Horowitz


Link to the Homepage.

This great book shows you the world from your four legged best friends point of view and explaines, why that spot on your bed is soo much more alluring than the cute doggy bed you bought just for his use. Also, did you know that doberman dogs are prone to narcolepsy as a result of inbreeding?
ruwell_marianne: (reading)
"The Story of Sushi - An Unlikely Story of Raw Fish and Rice" by Trevor Corson


Link to the Homepage

All around interesting book not only about sushi - "The modern term sushi does not refer to fish, but to rice. Rice seasoned with rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Any food made with this rice can be called sushi, wether it involves fish or not." - and how to eat the stuff right but Japanese cuisine in general. It also includes how miso and dashi are made and "how ancient buddhist vegetarian condimets are used to make american factory meat palatable".
ruwell_marianne: (onsengirl)
I just watched a great new speech on ted.com by Ben Goldacre:

He also writes a blog: http://www.badscience.net/ and his latest entry links to a new book about testing medical treatments, that you can download for free!
Can't wait to get started with this one!
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"Tsunami ist ein Begriff der japanischen Sprache und heißt verharmlost „Hafenwelle“. ...
Im Land der aufgehenden Sonne gibt es kein Wort für die mörderische Wucht meterhoher Wellenwände, überhaupt kaum Begriffe für Katastrophen. Die Mentalität verlangt, auch das Brutale der Natur zu verharmlosen."

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"Hochwasser ist ein Begriff der deutschen Sprache und heißt verharmlosend „hohes Wasser“. Im Land der Dichter und Denker gibt es kein Wort für die mörderische Wucht eines reißenden Flusses, der über seine Ufer getreten ist, überhaupt kaum Begriffe für Katastrophen. Die Mentalität verlangt, auch das Brutale der Natur zu verharmlosen."

http://www.scilogs.de/wblogs/blog/sprachlog/sprachmythen/2011-09-07/die-japaner-haben-kein-wort-f-r-tsunami
ruwell_marianne: (railcat)

"As easy as programming the VCR."
Thinking of how in my family that was never done successfully, the internet is actually much easier to use.

"Tell your retailer you're planning on using the internet, when buying a new computer."
Obsolete by now. What else would one still use a computer for, but. Sure, text writing or photo editing, but all that eventually lands on the internet anyway.

"Imagine sitting down with your morning coffee, turning on your home computer to read the days newspaper! Well, it's not as far fetched as it may seem."
No, it's reality by now.

A lot has changed in the past 15 to 20 years. ;O)
ruwell_marianne: (railcat)
How to build a toaster from scratch:
http://www.ted.com/talks/thomas_thwaites_how_i_built_a_toaster_from_scratch.html
Though, after having watched this instruction, I guess one would already fail to produce steel sans microwave...
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Deborah Rhodes: A tool that finds 3x more breast tumors, and why it's not available to you.

http://www.ted.com/talks/deborah_rhodes.html

Want!

Nov. 14th, 2010 03:32 am
ruwell_marianne: (railcat)


Honestly, the whole system is probably going to slow you down more than anything else, but the smiliepad actually is a great idea!
ruwell_marianne: (railcat)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aLT9eust5k

One great example of how to make something traditional and oldfashioned interesting and cool!
Go Yoshida Brothers!
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This is a BBC Interview with Pastor Terry Jones, who had threatened to burn the Koran.
It's great and I love the interviewers way of taking appart Terry Jones really unfounded convictions.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p009zklg/The_Interview_02_10_2010_Pastor_Terry_Jones/
You can also download it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/interview
ruwell_marianne: (Default)
I definitely hope this idea will be picked up widely! So cool.

http://www.ted.com/talks/eben_bayer_are_mushrooms_the_new_plastic.html
ruwell_marianne: (railcat)
"I carry condoms all the time and I never get laid."
Great argument angainst the churchs aversion to condoms.
I like her!
http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_pisani_sex_drugs_and_hiv_let_s_get_rational_1.html

WOW!

Apr. 3rd, 2010 03:46 pm
ruwell_marianne: (Default)
TED Talks:

Sophal Ear: Escaping the Khmer Rouge

http://www.ted.com/talks/sophal_ear_escaping_the_khmer_rouge.html

ruwell_marianne: (railcat)
Das ist zu gut, um nicht weiterverbreitet zu werden!
Hochinteressante wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse und ein Ausschnitt aus dem Anleitungsvideo für dänische Bauern zur Erhöhung der Fertilität von Säuen.
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/mary_roach_10_things_you_didn_t_know_about_orgasm.html
ruwell_marianne: (railcat)
Der Anfang des folgenden Videos überrascht dich überhaupt nicht und du muss erst ein wenig überlegen, bevor du verstehst, warum die Leute lachen.
http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_weird_or_just_different.html
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