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Wit like a Reiser-blade.

new bay area earthquake hazard maps


Microcredit is the extension of very small loans to the unemployed, to poor entrepreneurs and to others living in poverty who are not bankable.

coderman: "Microcredit is a financial innovation which originated in developing countries where it has successfully enabled extremely impoverished people (mostly women) to engage in self-employment projects that allow them to generate an income and, in many cases, begin to build wealth and exit poverty."
coderman: "Due to the success of microcredit, many in the traditional banking industry have begun to realize that these microcredit borrowers should more correctly be categorized as pre-bankable; thus, microcredit is increasingly gaining credibility in the mainstream finance industry and many traditional large finance organizations are contemplating microcredit projects as a source of future growth."

UK drivers just need to change lanes a on the motorway (aka freeway) between speed cameras

Oliver: Congratulations go out to the home office for a spectacular waste of money!

SGI exits bankruptcy

Riemann hypothesis - prove it and coderman gives you $2

Lucky primes

coderman: heheh, 13 is lucky?
coderman: see also, the SEXY PRIMES

Newman-Shanks-Williams prime

German perfumer is now marketing a fragrance called Vulva

coderman: that ""beguiles the senses with the scent of a real vagina, thus opening up completely new vistas for enhancing your sex life."

someone find me this stats program plz

Nobel Prizes: GET ONE UP YA!


bk: Hopefully a CONFIG option in 2.6.19

Schneier, May 2006: The Value of Privacy

DonFundoshi: /me read "piracy"

America's 10 Dumbest Congressmen

seti: Has a few token Democrats too - and where is Ted "The Internet is a series of tubes" Stevens and Bill "I make medical diagnoses from video" Frist?
seti: and Rick "man on dog" Santorum
seti: and... and... oh well. unabridged list: http://www.house.gov/
seti: im in ur congress making ur lawz
seti: Even today, politicians don't know the basics - but this one at least thought about it after he got an explanation of the base facts. (via)





and, just to round it out, 100mph tape


rabbi: Gaffer tape, the Best Tape Ever


rabbi: an example of packing tape (the tan variety. also available in clear.)

duct tape, for the culturally deprived and google impaired

rabbi: duct tape, for the culturally deprived and google impared
seti: that so is gaffer tape

Sun Microsystems believes many customers will prefer to buy data center equipment in convenient shipping container-sized modules

seti: Rip-off from Internet Archive's Brewster Kahle, who coined this idea at least as far back as 2003
DonFundoshi: they literally mean, shipping containers.
DonFundoshi: i dunno about you, i don't like the idea of working inside an EM-sealed box full of EM-emitting equipment .. might act a bit like a microwave oven ... I've heard of people getting cancers that way
Geronimo: buyers will be able to stack a few containers on some disused real estate, then attach a network, power cables and chilled water lines, and get to work.
Geronimo: The containers filter and dehumidify air and hold as much as 10 tons of equipment. They can also withstand a shock nine times the force of gravity--meaning a six-inch drop won't hurt.
Geronimo: Though the shipping containers are portable, Sun said the data centers must be switched off while moving. "We envision this as transportable, not mobile,"
DonFundoshi: Welcome to the IT Office. How may we be of service?
DonFundoshi: Did you try turning it off, then on?

Stonehenge solved.

DonFundoshi: man, what a guy!


DonFundoshi: a version of Linux which has good introductory documentation
DonFundoshi: only for x86 PC so far ...


DonFundoshi: fork of a popular free graphics program which changes the layout of the user interface to resemble a popular non-free graphics program
DonFundoshi: good. now we can finally kill the GIMP developers.
DonFundoshi: umm .. i meant 'do away with'.
DonFundoshi: to be fair, the backend developers have done a good job. we should just kill the GUI designers. umm -- 'do away with'.
DonFundoshi: how embarrassing not to be able to come up with a better GUI than PS ... perhaps the new GIMP engine will enable that
DonFundoshi: if all you're gonna do is clone something, then bloody well clone it.
DonFundoshi: like this

NVIDIA binary driver root exploit

DonFundoshi: "reported back in 2004 and has probably existed even longer"
DonFundoshi: "advisory suggests disabling NVIDIA's binary blob driver and using instead the open-source 'nv' driver that is included with X"
DonFundoshi: LOL http://nvidia.com/content/license/location_0605.asp?url=';a='a';i=18;while(i--)a%2b=a;location=a;//


100 sex trick to try before you die

DonFundoshi: 35%: "I hope she thought I was good." ? 28%: "I just want to sleep." ? 24%: "Did she really reach orgasm?" ? 13%: "I'm hungry."

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