Thursday, April 30, 2009
A British caving team believe they have discovered the world's largest cave passage in the heart of the Vietnamese jungle.
The rocky passage is 150metres long and measures a towering 200metres in height - seven times as high as the vaulted ceiling of York Cathedral.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Logging More Than 55 Hours a Week on the Job Takes a Mental Toll on Middle-Aged Workers, Study Shows
The bottom Line:
The study's findings are significant, researchers say, because long hours may lead to cognitive impairment in middle-aged people similar in magnitude to smoking, a known risk factor for dementia.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The message in its 450-foot-long hull, its rooftop luxury hotel and 67 pairs of fiberglass animals: "The financial tsunami will be over," says Spencer Lu, the Kwoks' project director at Noah's Ark, which is opening soon.
The land-bound ark wasn't built in response to the current global turmoil; it has been in the planning for 17 years. But the financial storm provides a nice marketing hook for the Kwoks' ambitious project, which will probably need to lure visitors from beyond Hong Kong's city limits to be an economic success.
The “RadioSure” gives you the smoothest radio listening experience. The main rule is - it should be simple, reliable and should just work.
Main features are:
- More than 12000 of stations in the package
- Supports most of the internet radio formats - mp3, wma, ogg vorbis, aac+ and so on
- Quick and reliable search for your favorite radio stations
- Smooth switching between stations including crossfade effect
- Recording what you are listening to and packaging it into separate song files
- Simultanious recording of multiple stations
- Automatic checking for software and radio stations updates
- Command line parametes for automatization
- Runs on Windows XP and Vista 32 and 64 bit
- UNICODE support - all domestic stations are perfectly visible and searchable
- and much much more…
Northwest winds will increase to 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 50 mph tonight and Wednesday across the advisory area as a surface low pressure system moves from Nevada to northern Utah. The passing low pressure system will produce a strong pressure differential between itself and much higher pressure off the Oregon coast... in turn producing the gusty winds.
These winds will continue for at least 18 hours.
Monday, April 13, 2009
When I first played this, both kittens jumped up onto the computer desk and went crazy! Both circled the computer repeatedly attempting to find the source of the sound. I finally had to pause it as they were both very upset! My guess is that if you all spoke "cat" I'd have to warn you about the very strong language in this video!
Rather, these were: buy every little component (even the screws), hand picked after researching them on the web for hours, from little hole-in-the-wall shops manned by never-to-be-married super nerds, bringing the parts home to assemble over many days a "box" that NEVER worked the first time you tried to power it up, requiring days of testing and tweaking to create a system you could call "stable."
It was fun, you could build your own for half the price, and if someone made a faster part out there in the world (this happened exactly 4 minutes after you called your system "stable.") you could open your bad boy up and replace the part. That Again, required days of testing and tweaking to call your system "stable."
So last week I had to make a decision: build or buy pre-made. Pride vs. time.
Dude, I'm get'n a Dell!
- Intel Core2 processor Q9650 (3.0GHz,1333FSB) w/Quad Core Technology and 12MB cache
- 8GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4X2GB
- NVIDIA GEFORCE 9800GT, SLI
- SATA 2 RAID 0 With Dual 500GB Hard Drives
- Dell 19 in 1 Media Reader withBluetooth 2.0
- Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition English
- 6X Blu-Ray, DVD+R/RW, CD-RW Drive
- Network Card PC Interface Killer, K1
- 23 inch Samsung SyncMaster 2343BWX Widescreen Digital TFT-LCD Monitor
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Replaced some outside house lights, picked up junk in the yard and worked in the garage.
Hard to believe it could snow on Wednesday!
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Discovery Channel announced Thursday a new project that aims to do for outer space what "Planet Earth" did for polar bears. "Stephen Hawking's Universe" is a multi-million-dollar three-part special that uses the physicist's theories and expensive-looking CGI to tell you everything that scientists highly suspect about our galaxy and beyond.
"You got the greatest living mind in the universe and we’re taking his knowledge and presenting it to people with fabulous computer graphics," says Discovery president and general manager John Ford. "We start at the beginning of time, then go into whether time travel is possible, whether we are alone and some of the great questions."