Jun 25, 2009

The LightLane: If You Bike at Night, Consider This Light

The LightLane: If You Bike at Night, Consider This Light

The Truth Biking at night is dangerous. Visibility is reduced, objects (particularly fast moving ones) are difficult to detect, and cyclists are even more susceptible to accidents and collisions with automobiles. The Insight Clearly marked bike lanes have proven to be an effective method at protecting cyclists on congested roads. Why? Because it establishes a…

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Jun 23, 2009

10 Amazing Facts about Jellyfish

10 Amazing Facts about Jellyfish

The flower-hat jellyfish 1. Jellyfish first appeared about 650 million years ago and are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. Some are also found in fresh water 2. Medusa (plural medusae) is another word for jellyfish. Medusa is also the word for jellyfish in: Greek, Finnish, Portuguese,…

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Jun 22, 2009

Stunning Open Concept House – Six Ramsgate, Singapore

Stunning Open Concept House – Six Ramsgate, Singapore

Designed by Wallflower Architecture + Design, the private residence at Six Ramsgate in Singapore is the definition of open concept living. By zoning spaces such as the bedrooms and servants’ quarters on alternative levels, i.e. 2nd storey and basement levels, the ground plane is freed from walls that would have been required if public and…

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Jun 20, 2009

The Roots – What They Do | Lyrics, Audio, and Music Video

The Roots – What They Do | Lyrics, Audio, and Music Video

I love this track and love this group. Classic material from 1996, with the infamous Rap Video Manual music video included! 13 years later, one wonders how much the ‘manual’ has changed? Wikipedia blurb: The 1996 release Illadelph Halflife was the group’s first album to crack the Top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart, spurred…

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Jun 19, 2009

The Friday Shirk Report – Volume 10

The Friday Shirk Report – Volume 10

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find 25 images, 10 articles and 5 videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! 25 IMAGES + 5 BONUS IMAGES TO CELEBRATE VOLUME 10! – He puts his boat in…old-school – Multipl-eye – I’m in your face…

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Jun 18, 2009

The Door to Hell: Flaming Crater in Turkmenistan Has Been Burning for 38 Years

The Door to Hell: Flaming Crater in Turkmenistan Has Been Burning for 38 Years

The year is 1971 in a small village called Darvaza (or Derweze) about 260 km north of the capital Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Back then it was part of the Soviet Union and the area was (and still is) quite resource-rich. One day, amidst the drilling and vodka, geologists accidentally punched into a massive underground natural gas…

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Jun 16, 2009

Why Nerds Rule: Luis Von Ahn and reCAPTCHA

Why Nerds Rule: Luis Von Ahn and reCAPTCHA

I stumbled across this video on the weekend and was floored by the idea presented. It’s brilliant, simple, and effective. A true testament to the notion that small contributions can make a BIG difference. *UPDATE: September 16, 2009 @ 9:20am Google announces they have acquired reCAPTCHA. Official Google Blog post here For those…

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