Visual Dictionary

June 30, 2007

Like the visual thesaurus, only with deeper meaning
clipped from www.visuwords.com

Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary — Look up words
to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce
diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.

  • Great for writers, journalists, students, teachers, and artists.
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    clipped from space.newscientist.com

    Noctilucent clouds appear bluish-white in this view over the north pole from the AIM satellite. The black spot at centre is an area where no data was available (Image: NASA/HU/VT/CU LASP)

    A new satellite has captured its first views of enigmatic glowing clouds whose proliferation may be linked to climate change.

    NASA launched the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite on 25 April on a mission to investigate “night-shining” or noctilucent clouds. These clouds float 80 kilometres above the ground and are made of tiny ice crystals. Because they are so high up, the Sun still reaches them and makes them glow after sunset and before sunrise, when the ground is in darkness.

    The clouds have been observed since the 1800s, but in recent years they have brightened and grown more numerous. They were first observed above Earth’s polar regions, but have now spread to latitudes as low as 40. Some scientists suspect their proliferation is related to increasing greenhouse gases, which can actually cause the upper reaches of the atmosphere to cool.

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    I like Periodic tables of stuff
    clipped from www.wellingtongrey.net

    Periodic Table of the Internet

    Yahoo

    google

    Firefox

    Blogger

    MySpace

    Dave Ramsey

    This American Life

    Homestar Runner

    CNN

    wikipedia

    New York Times

    ZeFrank

    Radio Open Source

    On Point Radio

    facebook

    Boing Boing

    Skype

    Live

    ask

    Bittorrent

    Technorati

    digg

    Penny Arcade

    Life Hacker

    ebay

    Microsoft

    amazon

    YouTube

    flickr

    imdb

    Make Zine

    Live Journal

    Maximum Fun

    grammar girl

    Ask a Ninja

    BBC

    Wired

    Ted

    Long Now

    On The Media

    Bebo

    Found Magazine

    Stumble Upon

    Internet Archive

    Deviant Art

    snopes

    Apple

    Craigslist

    43 Folders

    xkcd

    Reddit

    compete

    Frostwire

    lycos

    AltaVista

    Gimp

    del.icio.us

    Bible Fellowship

    Web Worker Daily

    Free Cycle

    Ubuntu

    Slashdot

    consumerist

    Creative Commons

    Something Awful

    Mind Hacks

    friendster

    In our Time

    Weekly Radio Address

    The Merlin Show

    Economist

    Londonist

    Stranger Things

    Radio Lab

    Escapepod

    orkut

    Groklaw

    Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Filthy Critic

    eff

    text files

    Free BSD

    Book Crossing

    Unclutterer

    warehouse

    fark

    Inkscape

    excite

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    How much practice does my 3-year-old need to get to this level?
    clipped from www.gearfuse.com

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    What’s the difference between a Lego builder and a Lego artist? The answer is simple. Nathan Sawaya. Formerly studying law, Sawaya decided his life needed to go in a different direction. That direction happened to be a professional Lego artist. He currently displays his “brick” works in exhibitions.

    Legos have never held this much cultural significance. Or something like that. I dunno, just trying to sound artsy. But wow, take a look at more of these pics after the jump.

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    The question should really be, how many of those 17,787 will still be using the same phone in a year. And how many are going to be sold on eBay.
    clipped from www.thinksecret.com
    June 28, 2007 –
    At a town-hall meeting with employees Thursday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that all full-time Apple employees will receive a free 8GB iPhone, while part-time employees who have been with the company for more than a year will also receive a free iPhone.
    The phones are expected to be delivered to employees by the end of July, after initial consumer demand has subsided. According to Yahoo! Finance, Apple has 17,787 full-time employees.
    This is not the first time Apple has givenfree product to its employees; in early 2005, the company rewarded all employees with a free 1GB iPod shuffle.
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    What is a Billion?

    June 28, 2007

    clipped from by124w.bay124.mail.live.com

    A
    billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a
    good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its
    releases.

    A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

    B. A
    billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

    C. A billion hours ago our
    ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

    D. A billion days ago
    no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

    E. A billion dollars ago was only 8
    hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our
    government
    isspending
    it
    .

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    I. Can’t. Stop. Watching. … Help.
    clipped from millioncount.com

    Watch Me Count To 1 Million


    I am approximately on number:
    135328
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