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Remember folks - the duck of love is in your eyes

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Shimon Peres President of Israel addresses German Parilament in Reichstag in Berlin as the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day | guardian.co.uk

The significance of the occasion could not have been overstated – and it was not lost on the 622 politicians gathered in the Reichstag, a symbol of postwar transparency and democracy.Today, Shimon Peres became the first Israeli president to choose Holocaust Remembrance Day to address the nation responsible for the murder of six million Jews on what was described as a "groundbreaking occasion" in both Jerusalem and Berlin.Traditionally, German leaders have travelled to Israel on this day, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by Red Army soldiers, and given speeches in the Knesset which have often been boycotted by Israeli politicians.This time, it was Peres's chance to use the occasion to address Germany, which is seeking a more intense relationship with Israel at a time when other countries are becoming more distant towards it.German commentators said it was significant that the country's chancellor, Angela Merkel, and her colleagues …

Apple - Downloads - Dashboard Widgets - iPad {What are they going to do about it's name?}

Bing-iPad-Were You Looking for iPod?

BSkyB wins long-running court battle over failed IT upgrade project - Times Online

Hewlett-Packard is now liable for at least £200 million in damages, lawyers said. It plans to appeal against the court rulingvia business.timesonline.co.uk MY COMMENT: The article says that Hewlett-Packard bought Electronic Data Systems in 2008, four years after BSkyB sued EDS. So is HP liable for the liability? Didn't it insulate itself against this kind of eventuality? Posted via web from hotpixel

Pagination Gallery: Examples And Good Practices - Smashing Magazine Nov 16,2007

Google unable to access Chromium - screen grab

BBC News - Bee decline linked to falling biodiversity - {What a surprise...} #bee

By Richard Black
Environment correspondent, BBC News website
Before and after: entire colonies of bees have collapsed in the US The decline of honeybees seen in many countries may be caused by reduced plant diversity, research suggests.Bees fed pollen from a range of plants showed signs of having a healthier immune system than those eating pollen from a single type, scientists found. Writing in the journal Biology Letters, the French team says that bees need a fully functional immune system in order to sterilise food for the colony. Other research has shown that bees and wild flowers are declining in step. Two years ago, scientists in the UK and The Netherlands reported that the diversity of bees and other insects was falling alongside the diversity of plants they fed on and pollinated. Now, Cedric Alaux and colleagues from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in Avignon have traced a possible link between the diversity of bee diets and the strength of t…

Google makes favicons into pngs

One of the commenters at Snipe.Net mentioned that Google has a nice little facility to extract a 16x16 png from the favicon for any website that has a favicon.You just go to this google address below and input the domain for which you want the png.So I thought I would pass it around You will find it here at this address, and just replace 'example.com' with the URL of your choice. google makes favicons into pngs Posted via web from hotpixel

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POLAPREMIUM - :: Back To Reality :: Edwin Land

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Eric Washburn - Definitely a step up from the usual 'Site Under Construction' page...

A plug for TwitterSheep (even with its slightly 'damned with faint praise' name...

Maneggs » God's Control Buttons

PicFog is Amazing - and fast

Rotor -- from Wolfram MathWorld

Aweber and Google on their attacks:

Aweber, a leading Mail service provider was attacked in an attempt to mine their customers' email addresses, as they detail here in the December 21 post in their blog:
http://www.aweber.com/blog/uncategorized/data-compromise.htm
And of course, Google was attacked in China, as the company discusses here in the Googleblog: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-approach-to-china.html and as covered in this article in the Guardian that concentrates on Google's intention to end its cooperation with the Chinese authorities in censoring Google search engine results. A slightly different discussion on Google and its continued role in China (if any) is in this article in the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/13/world/asia/13beijing.html
Great start to 2010 Posted via email from hotpixel

More Ship Camouflage

First World War Battleship Camoflage

So how long might the Flash drive in a MacBook Air last? - Guardian.co.uk

So Apple is now offering a 64GB Flash-based drive (aka SSD, or solid state drive) as an option on the MacBook Air.But here's the thing: it's known (because people murmur it) that Flash has a limited life, because the number of times you can write to a block of storage is limited. At some point, the capacitance breaks down and it won't hold the charge any more. Bzzt, that bit of memory is gone. - YOU CAN FIND THE REST OF THE ARTICLE AT THE GUARDIAN ADDRESS BELOW - And since you were wondering, the time before your 64GB SSD is hosed in the above implementation is 51 years.If your SSD-equipped MacBook Air is still in use 12 or especially 51 years from now, then you might need to be able to replace the drive. But by then it'll probably be wired into our brains... via guardian.co.uk Posted via web from hotpixel

Make a Print Friendly Version of any WebPage, save Webpages as a PDF

via printfriendly.com With a head's up to this post on OneCoolSiteBloggingTips by TimeThief Posted via web from hotpixel

Lone Tree In Winter — Quillcards

Roy Hattersely Quote

The not so clear world of international jurisdiction | Guardian Newspaper | Hickman and Rose

The government is determined to protect high-ranking Israeli officials from arrest in the UK, the attorney general said, as it emerged that a further visit by the Israeli military had been cancelled.Speaking at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem today, Baroness Scotland said Israeli leaders should not face arrest for war crimes under the law of "universal jurisdiction", following attempts by British lawyers last month to obtain a warrant for the former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni."The government is looking urgently at ways in which the UK system might be changed to avoid this situation arising again," Scotland said. "Israel's leaders should always be able to travel freely to the UK."Scotland's assurance comes as the Guardian learned that the Israeli military had cancelled a visit by a team of its officers to Britain after fears they risked arrest on possible war crimes charges.A group of officers, reportedly from the rank of major up to c…

Speculation over change in role for Chinese climate negotiator at Copenhagen Conference

via guardian.co.uk A senior member of the Chinese negotiating team at Copenhagen has been shifted from his post, prompting speculation that he has been punished for the debacle of the climate talks. He Yafei, who was at the forefront of China's blocking actions on the final fraught day of the summit, has been removed as vice foreign minister, according to a short summary of government appointments by the Xinhua news agency. Posted via web from hotpixel

One for the Weekend - Jim Richardson