Saying sorry doesn’t mean you’re wrong. Sometimes, it means that you’re just...– Isabelle Dagmang (via quote-book)
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far...– Sydney Carton, A tale of Two Cities
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it...– Buddha (via kari-shma) (via quote-book)
Real Yakuza reviewing Yakuza 3 →
One of the best game review … (via mattonrails camerondaigle)
Marco.org: A smartphone retrospective →
rock85: This is what high-end smartphones looked like in 2007: Smartphones were an established consumer-electronics market with devices that people thought were pretty cool, but often frustrating and with serious shortcomings and design flaws. Then this happened: Other manufacturers had…
Robert Reich: The Truth About China As #2 →
It’s official. China is now #2. Its economy (measured in nominal GDP for the second quarter) is now bigger than Japan’s (according to numbers released today from the Japanese government). And at the rate it’s growing, China could be the world’s biggest economy in a little more than a decade…
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something...– Christopher Morley (via fatalistichues) (via quote-book)
358 Vintage Road Racer →
Awesome detailed bike building goodness!
Robert Reich: America's Biggest Jobs Program --... →
The Last Airbender
Watched this one last week. Went alone since I was near the cinema at that time. Didn’t expect anything from Shyamalan’s latest movie inspired by an animated series (Avatar - not the hit movie!) The special effects and actions was quite OK, something a kid would love but the story’s not really that good. Expect a continuation from this story. One thing I like is a...
Japan's Economic Stagnation Is Creating a Nation... →
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.– Benjamin Disraeli (via quote-book)
Fringe Elements: Piecing together some parallels →
From Newsweek “When the Viaduct de Millau opened in the south of France in 2004, this tallest bridge in the world won worldwide accolades. German newspapers described how it “floated above the clouds” with “elegance and lightness” and “breathtaking” beauty. In France, papers praised the…
Why I doubt Android!
It’s more open… (via mnmal) original here. Part of the reason I got an HTC Incredible is that everyone kept talking about how open Android phones are. Then I was like, “Ok, now how do I get WiFi tethering on this bad-boy?” The response was, “Oh, it’s easy. You just have to root it.” “So you’re saying I have to hack it. Same way I can do whatever I want with my iPhone, but I have...
Legalize abortion please! Regarding recent events in Malaysia (high rate of teens dumping newborn babies) I wonder why not just legalize abortion. There’s nothing exactly wrong with abortion if it’s done right!. The mother (most teenage girls) should understand the consequences of having a child early in life! Let’s face it, our teens are f*cking like bunnies these days. So...
People aren't ready for the technological... →
Beware of the man of one book.– Saint Thomas Aquinas (via libraryland)
Why I hate the burqa - Sabria's Out of the Box →
Refugee's baby thrown like ball into the sea!
Seven months pregnant, Salima decided to escape. She journeyed northward 20 days in a truck until she reached the area near Bosaso. Salima, along with 120 others, entered the water and were hauled onto a small, wooden boat. Because she was pregnant, she was allowed to sit with her legs out. Everyone else had to sit with their knee to their chins. In the rough seas, Salima began to get...
Science vs. Art vs. Free Market vs. Nation-State...
Science as a practice has been enormously beneficial to human beings. So has art in different but significant ways. Here I compare free markets (here defined as all voluntary exchange) and nation-states (the ideologically legitimated “Governments”) to scientific practice (“Science”) and art broadly defined. This is an exercise to see which comes closer to scientific practice and, by implication,...
Watched this movie last week. I like the actions and Angelina Jolie but the story was predictable from the beginning. Action wise, I think it can become a trilogy (like Bourne). Story wise, quite boring. The movie brings back old memories from Cold War era only infused with current technology. If you like spy stuffs and Jolie in action, watch this.
OpenOffice.org Impress templates
I’ve been doing a few presentations lately. Since I’m using OpenOffice.org, I need good looking templates. Most of the stuffs in the official OOO template page has good templates but I need better ones. Found a couple of places that I like worth sharing. Sample screen-shot below. Chih-Hao Tsai’s templates are nice. I like it. Licensed under Creative Commons. Presentation...
Church plans Quran-burning event - CNN →
(CNN) — In protest of what it calls a religion “of the devil,” a nondenominational church in Gainesville, Florida, plans to host an “International Burn a Quran Day” on the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks. —snip— Jones wrote a book titled “Islam is of the Devil,” and the church sells coffee mugs and shirts featuring the...
Supply and demand, yes. But polygamy? by Tim... →
Another good post by Tim Harford on polygamy. Love the last sentence :D