Monday, December 21, 2009

Since it's too late to update my gift list - I'm starting a new one.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Get ready, the X-mas is coming.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It may be an eye opener but the main causes of death in children under the age of five is not AIDS (3%) but Pneumonia (19%) and Diarrhea (17%) [via:unicef]. Unfortunately diarrhea is not as popular and advertizable as AIDS, so no one is going to raise funds for dying by bowel movements - although this would make a difference since the cost for its "cure" is litteraly cents. All they need is a solution of salts and sugar, here again, no cutting edge technology or complicated drugs to brag about in the news. Thank gods, we know which disease is in nowadays, otherwise we would have to count on these mundane statistics.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Every time I hear about the Holocaust (and you are almost certain to hear it in any discussion when the real arguments run out - Godwin's law ) I hear people "I would do something, I wouldn't comply, how could this happen ?". Then, with a witty smirk and pompous air of pretentiousness I start to perorate about the Milgram Experiment, Stanford Prison Experiment, the Bystander effect, conformity - films such as Das Experiment and Die Welle along with the documentary "The Human Behavior Experiments" (you know, the usual). If you're not aware of these, please do some research, you can start with 10 Notorious Cases of the Bystander Effect

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Follow this and you'll be fine, at least in this level.


I knew someone is behind it ! I knew it all the time !

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Beatles 3000

The greatest band EVER !

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Semantic shift of "play" in the making.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

An LED Eyelash project is brought into the world to find an answer to this simple question: Why do women want larger and bigger eyes? In particular, Asians tend to have stronger needs for bigger eyes as a standard of beauty.

Since relatively few Asians are born with big eyes, those without can only look for alternative ways to make their eyes look prettier - i.e., larger. They have a repertoire of skills to make their eyes look enlarged: makeup, jewelry, and plastic surgery. Their desire for bigger eyes are almost obsessive in that so many women look to plastic surgery in order to make their dream come true. Soomi calls this, the fetish of Big Eyes.

LED Eyelash is a clever product that speaks to many Asian womens desire for bigger eyes. It features an inclination sensor with mercury to turn on and/or off. The sensor can perceive the movements of the pupil in the eyes and eyelids. If someone wears it and moves her head, LED Eyelash will flicker following the movement.

I hope this won't catch on