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Would This Ad Make You Want To Click It ?

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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?}

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Bing-iPad-Were You Looking for iPod?

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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

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Richard Stallman on The Setup

What hardware are you using?I am using a Lemote Yeelong, a netbook with a Loongson chip and a 9-inch display. This is my only computer, and I use it all the time. I chose it because I can run it with 100% free software even at the BIOS level.via richard.stallman.usesthis.com Posted via web from hotpixel

Google unable to access Chromium - screen grab

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Iraq littered with high levels of nuclear and dioxin contamination, study finds | Guardian.co.uk

Iraq littered with high levels of nuclear and dioxin contamination, study finds• Greater rates of cancer and birth defects near sites
• Depleted uranium among poisons revealed in report full article here -- guardian.co.uk Posted via web from hotpixel

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

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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

Back To Reality ::

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POLAPREMIUM - :: Back To Reality :: Edwin Land

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Coming Soon

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Bee numbers in England fell by more than half over the last 20 years - Telegraph #bee

The University of Reading research found there was a 54 per cent decline in managed honey bee populations in England between 1985 and 2005 compared to an average of 20 per cent across Europe.via telegraph.co.uk Posted via web from hotpixel

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

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

Creatively Inspired | Brazen Careerist

Don't be depressed about the possibility of change - grassroots ideas have their day, things do move, the tipping point tips, the world does change, crooked politicians and self-interested big business can be dragged kicking and screaming into a more socially conscious mind set. The light bulb can switch on.via brazencareerist.com Posted via web from hotpixel

Glaxo offers free access to potential malaria cures | The Guardian

GSK will publish details of 13,500 chemical compounds from its own library that have potential to act against the parasite that causes malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, killing at least one million children every year. Posted via web from hotpixel

Maneggs » God's Control Buttons

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PicFog is Amazing - and fast

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Rotor -- from Wolfram MathWorld

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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

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First World War Battleship Camoflage

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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

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

Geostasis Home Page - the smallest website?

Check out this website I found at geostasis.org Posted via web from hotpixel

May I introduce the bloody-minded Icelanders | Roy Hattersley - Times Online

May I introduce the bloody-minded IcelandersIf your ancestors were marauders, you’re not likely to have qualms about keeping £3.6 billion of somebody else’s moneyvia timesonline.co.uk Posted via web from hotpixel

Lone Tree In Winter — Quillcards

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Roy Hattersely Quote

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Priceless Quote by Roy Hattersley on TimesOnLine

Icelanders are, by nature, intrinsically unreasonableRoy Hattersley via timesonline.co.uk Posted via web from hotpixel

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

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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

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