BLDGBLOG: Eyeball - A throwable building-mapping sphere from Bounce Imaging was recently chosen by PopSci for a 2013 Invention Award. The "throwable, expendable, baseball-size probe," in PopSci's words, "has a shock-absorbing shell embedded with six cameras, plus clusters of near-infrared LEDs to light up dark rooms (for the cameras)." From Nony
Have you ever tried to sell a diamond? - De Beers' advertising slogan, "A Diamond Is Forever," embodied an essential concept of the diamond invention. It suggested that the value of a diamond never diminishes and that therefore a diamond never need be sold or exchanged. This precept, of course, is self-fulfilling: As long as no one attempts to sell his diamonds, they retain their value ( assuming the cartel controls the supply of new diamonds). When, however, an individual is forced to defy this principle by attempting to sell diamonds, the results can prove illuminating. Consider, for example, the case of Rifkin's Russian diamonds. From Nony
KaleCoAuto.com, Your home for the rare, unusual, and hard to find auto parts. - KaleCoAuto has relaunched our website featuring our the same great line-up of products you have come to expect from KaleCoAuto. KaleCoAuto is currently working with a team of engineers and environmentalists to design and manufacture a new KaleCoAuto Line - KaleCoGreen. KaleCoGreen will feature new products to reduce your carbon footprint with innovative products. Check back soon to see these new products. From Nony
Things you can do with toothpaste, which you have never imagined. - Although the primary use of toothpaste is to clean and improve the aesthetic appearance and health of teeth, there are also 26 other things that you can use it for. Every household has one and every household uses it at least twice a day. And because of the common availability of toothpaste, you can try everything below. Remember, use only white paste. From Popper
Sophos Free Encryption - Our Sophos Free Encryption is easy to use and fast. We designed it to work in any situation, for businesses and individuals. You choose which files you want to encrypt and email safely. From Popper
Papal Vote - Sistine Chapel Chimney Smoke - Responding to Pope John Paul II's request, the Vatican will ring bells in addition to sending up white smoke to signal the election of his successor.Black smoke means no decision has been made. Normally the vote takes around 5 days, but it did once take 3 years. It was also a tradition not to give the voting cardinals anything to eat, so that they would hurry up with their decision. They also used to sleep on the floor of the chapel. From Nony
You can't just go and throw everything into the dishwasher all willy-nilly. - As wonderfully convenient as dishwashers are, they are not all-purpose miracles of technology that you can entrust with cleaning anything you can get your mitts on. It’s surprising how many people have to learn this the hard way. While some things may survive a run or two, certain items should never be put through a dishwasher cycle. Here’s a rundown of what not to do. From Popper
Measurection - Discussing Man at Length - Small Penis Forum - While our site started 10 years ago for men with small penis insecurities, it has become so much more. It has grown to become a site dealing with all issues men face, including erectile dysfunction, sexual confusion, penis size related issues, and so much more. From Nony
Generator Land: The Fake Girlfriend Generator - Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend has been all over the news and we figured there are plenty of guys out there who have might be interested creating their own fake girlfriends. She's a click away!
Useful for all the trolls pretending they have a life From Nony
America’s Biggest Killers - What is the irrational fear of firearms compared to their danger? Perhaps Freud was right when he declared it to be sexual.
Stairs and swimming pools kill a lot more people. From Roddy
Japanese company invents flatulence-neutralising pants - Seiren has claimed that they have invented a range of pants that neutralise the smell of flatulence.
After years of trying different remedies to stop smells in their tracks, such as deodorant, vinegar and even talcum powder, new odour-busting underwear has been produced in Japan.
The process of invention took a few years to master using ceramic particles in the material fibres that neutralise the offending odour. From Popper
Learning a foreign language: five most common mistakes - It’s a myth that intelligent people are better at learning languages.
Sure, it doesn’t hurt, especially when innately academic types hold an arsenal of learning strategies. Most language learning skills, however, are in fact habits, which can be formed through a bit of discipline and self-awareness. From Popper
The World’s Best Places To Live - Cities in some of the world's biggest economies like the U.S. and Japan don't make the cut. So, which are the world's best places to live in? Read ahead to find out. From Popper
Hacking My Vagina : scanlime - A little bit of work and a little custom design to create something new and exciting that I can immediately use in my everyday life. It also happens to be a sex toy.In other words, I wanted to hack something I actually use: my vagina. From Nony
World's best airlines - Great companies always think outside the box, and Air New Zealand is no exception. In the most recent Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards survey, the Kiwi airline came in No. 2. And while readers didn't specifically rank in-flight entertainment, ANZ's fresh, amusing spin on the standard safety video surely gave passengers a memorable impression of the airline.
The factors our readers did vote on, across 76 global airlines: cabin comfort, in-flight service, customer service, value, and food. No one was surprised to see Singapore Airlines topping the list; they've been the No. 1 airline for the past 17 years. And they must be doing something right—they didn't even have Richard Simmons entertaining their passengers. From Popper
How My Danish Friend Paid Off His Debt By Becoming A Gay Prostitute - Henrik was in debt.Not crushing or ruinous or inescapable debt, the kind that makes you ignore letters in your mailbox and private incomings on your mobile. Just irritating debt. In June, he had taken a five-week trip to New York, where he had spent money like a 33-year-old gay man who hadnâ€™t bought new clothes in two yearsâ€”which he was. He left his home in Copenhagen with one suitcase and came back with two. From Nony
BlaBlaMeter - Bullshit detection tool - PR-Experts, politicians, ad writers or scientists need to be strong here!
BlaBlaMeter unmasks without mercy how much bullshit hides in any text.
A useful tool for everyone involved in writing!
Simply copy your text into the white field and check your writing style. It works with english text up to 15.000 characters (overhead will be cut off). For a meaningful result we recommend a minimum length of 5 sentences. From Nony
The Swiss Army Survival Tampon - Do me a favor for the next five minutes. Try to forget everything you know about tampons. I know, it’s hard. But pretend that this is the first time you have ever seen or heard of the item below, and it is a new survival product on the market: the Tactical Adventure Medical Preparedness Outdoors Necessity (T.A.M.P.O.N.). From Nony
CERT : About CERT - Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs. From cw
Home built solar power system - Hi. I've been interested in renewables for a while now. Our society can't continue to work on oil, and with rising gas prices and more frequent power outages, solar energy seems to be the way to go. The main problem that inspired me to make this system comes from my love of technology. When my iPhone and laptop run out of juice, my life becomes very primitive. With the goal of keeping all my electronics up and running no matter what the weather and grid status is the main reason I made this system and instructable. This is my system and how it functions. I'll start with the original setup and show how it has evolved over time. From cw
storytelling with data: my penchant for horizontal bar graphs - I have a penchant for horizontal bar graphs.First and foremost, this fondness comes because they are so easy to read. When taking in a bar chart, your eyes compare the endpoints. The placement of the bars on a common baseline (whether horizontal or vertical) makes it easy to see quickly which category is the largest, which is the smallest, as well as the incremental differences between categories. From Nony
Beer Tracker Bottle Opener - Counting Bottle Opener - Each time you pop the cap off with this device, a digital counter increases by one. When you wake up in the morning and say, "Oh, God, why?" you can look down and have a clear answer available. Resets to zero when you're ready to do it all over again. Measures about 5"x2"x0.5" From Nony
Make Shingles from Aluminum Beverage Cans - If you need a sturdy yet inexpensive shingle set for a garden shed or chicken coop consider stamping standard aluminum cans into simple shingles using a jig designed by Instructables user robbtoberfest. From Nony
The Swiss Army Survival Tampon — 10 Survival Uses - Do me a favor for the next five minutes. Try to forget everything you know about tampons. I know, it’s hard. But pretend that this is the first time you have ever seen or heard of the item below, and it is a new survival product on the market: the Tactical Adventure Medical Preparedness Outdoors Necessity (T.A.M.P.O.N.). From Popper
VERY useful lockpicking starter guide - This is a repository of the most up-to-date versions of Deviant's lock diagrams and animations. Seen in all of the TOOOL educational materials and slide decks, these files are all released under the Creative Commons license. You are free to use any of them for non-commercial purposes, as long as they are properly attributed and the same freedom for others is maintained in all derivative works. From cw
BBC News - Staying dry in rain: run or walk? - A physicist has put forth new ideas in the long-running question of how best to keep dry when moving in the rain.If you run, you are out in the rain for less time, yet you run into more drops - so what is the optimal speed? From X Isle
The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet - The sites mentioned here, well most of them, solve at least one problem really well and they all have simple web addresses (URLs) that you can easily learn by heart thus saving you a trip to Google. From X Isle
Cost of Living. Worldwide ! - Eardex - Eardex is a free web portal providing an overview on cost of living in all towns and cities, regions and countries of the world. For this purpose, our database collects and shows the local prices of more than 40 specific products. The data is provided by our users, by all of you: We provide the platform, you provide the input. Eardex â€“ a perfect source of information for backpackers, tourists, business travelers, expats and globetrotters of all kinds! From X Isle
Mormon underwear for women wearing mormon underwear as boxers for women | Mormon's Secret - Want authentic Magical Mormon Underwear made from futuristic lightweight nylon that feels magical and looks...kinky? We've got you covered. The bottom parts of Magical Mormon Underwear have a single masonic symbol hand-stitched into the fabric above the right knee, and the material hugs your loins in celestial silkiness. The silky mormon boxers for women can be worn alone, but generally they are worn along with the highly recognizable magical mormon undershirts. From Nony
Why You Can't Win That Argument on the Internet - No matter who you are, you've likely spent some amount of time arguing online with someone you just couldn't believe was incapable of accepting the truth. That may have been because they were susceptible to something called the backfire effect, or so were you.According to author David McRaney's post on the subject, we ha From Nony
Ten Cliches Christians Should Never Use - We Christians have a remarkable talent for sticking our feet in our mouths. When searching the words most commonly associated with “Christian,” the list ain’t pretty. I think part of this can be attributed to a handful of phrases that, if stricken from our vocabulary, might make us a little more tolerable. Yes, these things may mean something to you, but trust me, non-Christians don’t share your love for these tried-and-true cliches. From Nony
The Meaning of Theocracy - Research - Chalcedon - What we today fail to see, and must recapture, is the fact that the basic government is the self-government of covenant man; then the family is the central governing institution of Scripture. The school is a governmental agency, and so too is the church. Our vocation also governs us, and our society. Civil government must be one form of government among many, and a minor one. Paganism (and Baal worship in all its forms) made the state and its rulers into a god or gods walking on earth, and gave them total over-rule in all spheres. Tlle prophets denounced all such idolatry, and the apostles held, "We ought to obey God rather than men" (Acts 5:29). From Republican Patriot
US Welfare System - Help for US Citizens - Many people tend to feel embarrassed when they apply for welfare; however the system was set up with intent of providing benefits to impoverished Americans. This is done by using several different governmental programs such as Food Stamps, Medicaid, HUD homes programs and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). When you hear politicians and the public speaking of welfare it is normally referring to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or TANF, this was formerly called AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) and it is a cash assistance setup that is usually directed towards single parents. This type of program is actually a fairly small portion of the entire welfare program. In order to take advantage of these programs you must meet the resource and income limitations. The Food Stamp and HUD programs receive federal funds, while the rest use both state and federal fund From Olga
Tips on Applying for Welfare Benefits - ou apply by submitting an application to the welfare office in person or by mail. You can also apply on-line using the COMPASS website. A Common Application Form is used for most programs and is available from any welfare office. A separate application form is used for energy assistance programs. The application must be returned to the local district welfare office that serves your area. From Olga
How to get free healthcare - Replenishment Program
Direct Relief USA’s Replenishment Program provides a secure, efficient, transparent, and innovative approach to enable eligible low-income patients that lack health insurance obtain needed charitable medications through nonprofit community clinics and health centers.
As the only U.S. nonprofit with VAWD certification licensed to distribute medications in all 50 states, Direct Relief is working with multiple healthcare manufacturers that donate needed medications and nonprofit clinics caring for eligible patients, leveraging economies of scale to reach targeted patients at nonprofit safety net clinics in five states -- through a single source, at no charge to the patients. The program offers an alternative to navigating the myriad individual patient assistance programs (PAPs) operated by separate healthcare companies. From Olga
Stuff Black People Don't Like - SBPDL - This website will serve to educate the general public on Black people and the Stuff That Black People Don't Like. Black people have many interesting eccentricities, which include disliking a litany of everyday events, places, household objects and other aspects of their everyday life. Black people are an interesting subject matter and this website will chronicle the many problems in life that agitate this group of people. To suggest material, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org From Olga
Do Not Kill Registry - In response to the establishment of a national 'kill list' and the expansion of the United States' predator drone program, the National Agency for Ethical Drone-Human Interactions has launched the Do Not Kill Registry. Adding your name to the registry will assist us in avoiding accidental casualties in our mission to make the world a safe place for Democracy and Free Enterprise. From Nony
What You Should Know Before Robbing a Bank - If you dream of telling a bank teller to stick-em-up, here's what you should know: The vast majority of bank robberies are relatively unsuccessful affairs, having netted criminals just $7,500 in 2010 on average, according to the FBI. From Nony
Mnemonic major system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - The Major System (also called the phonetic number system, phonetic mnemonic system, or Herigone's mnemonic system) is a mnemonic technique used to aid in memorizing numbers.The system works by converting numbers into consonant sounds, then into words by adding vowels. The system works on the principle that images can be remembered more easily than numbers. From X Isle
29 Professionals Share Shocking Secrets From Inside Their Industries - Recently a Reddit user asked professionals to post something that's common knowledge within the industry but mind-blowing to the general public.
Since then, more than 8,000 people have replied with some shocking facts.
We pared down the most lurid details shared, including what percentage of children have a different biological daddy than they thought and why you shouldn't snort cocaine before going to the dentist. From Popper
Pew study: Social networking sites' users are uneasy around political postings | Digital Trends - Wondering why you were unfriended? It could be because of your political leanings. A new Pew survey examines the way social networking site users relate and react to politically charged posts. Along with religion, politics can be a touchy subject for polite conversation in the real world, and new research shows our online social lives mirror our real world behaviors – politics and social networking sites have an uneasy relationship, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life project. From Nony
Wiccan Supplies, Witchcraft Supplies, Wiccan Store | SacredMists.com - Sacred Mists Shoppe is a Wicca store offering Witchcraft supplies for the Pagan-minded. Our enchantments include the finest in candles, spell crafting supplies, hand dipped incense, sabbat supplies, witchcraft and occult books and more. Let your magickal journey begin by exploring one of our featured categories below or to your left. From our hearth to yours, Blessed Be! From Nony
Vatican details rules on Virgin Mary sightings | The Christian Century - The rules also require an evaluation of the "personal qualities" of the alleged seer, including his or her "psychological equilibrium," "rectitude of moral life" and "docility towards Ecclesiastical Authority." The contents of the "revelation" must be "immune" from theological error, and the apparition must bear "abundant... spiritual fruit," such as conversions. From Nony
Kundalini Emergencies - "When spiritual seekers or even those who do not consider themselves to be on a spiritual path find themselves experiencing levels of energy and awareness that they are unable to handle and for which they have no reference, then the result can be a state of emergency. In this state a person feels highly vulnerable and oversensitive to incoming stimuli. Typically they feel overwhelmed, fragmented, fearful, confused and disoriented. With their absorption in inner processes, they may not be able to look after even basic self care." From Nony
Newseum - Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum displays these front pages each day on its website. The front pages are in their original, unedited form, From X Isle
Old Maps Online - Old Maps Online is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution. From X Isle
Micro Luggage - Micro Luggage is luggage that moves you! Micro spent 3 years developing Micro Luggage in cooperation with Samsonite. A lightweight, hard shell, cabin-sized case with a built-in kickboard scooter. It can be used as a trolley or as a scooter with a case. Fly past the other passengers and always make it to the gate on time.
From X Isle
Web App Directory - There is one thing that can be said about popularity: 'If many people like it, there must be something to it.' In other words: the opinion of the public decides whether a web app is worth checking out or not. With this in mind, AppAppeal are ranking apps by their worldwide popularity.AppAppeal is the most comprehensive directory of web apps with quality reviews and comparisons so you can discover the best web apps. Apps are ranked by worldwide popularity, based on Alexa data. Whether you're looking for the best recipe app, the best sports app, or the best education app, AppAppeal has 2588 web apps in 168 categories. From X Isle
What is the janka hardness rating for wood? - A measure of the hardness of wood, produced by a variation on the Brinell hardness test. The test measures the force required to push a steel ball with a diameter of 11.28 millimeters (0.444 inches) into the wood to a depth of half the ballâ€™s diameter (the diameter was chosen to produce a circle with an area of 100 square millimeters). In Janka's original test, the results were expressed in units of pressure, but when the ASTM standardized the test (tentative issue in 1922, standard first formally adopted in 1927), it called for results in units of force. From cw
Boost Your WiFi Signal Using Only a Beer Can - I love a good hack, especially one that requires me to throw back a cold one before hand (or during). This simple wifi boost has actually been shown to increase signal strength by at least 2 to 4 bars. And, well, I will drink to that.
These instructions came to us via WikiHow and we think they are most definitely worth checking out. But here is the most important question: what kind of beer will you use? From Popper
Tor Project: Anonymity Online - Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as From Nony
How to Make Skype Play Nicely with Google Voice - Landlines are so 1990s. If you'd rather not use your cellphone at home but don't want to pay for an expensive landline, you can use Google Voice and Skype to set up a cheap home phone system that won't require everyone learning a new number. Here's how. From cw
Does gay and lesbians go to heaven - Homosexualism can be defined as the sexual love of one person for another person of the same gender. It is increasingly being held in our society as acceptable alternative sexual orientation and laws have been passed making it an offence to discriminate against such behaviour. This study will show that God regards such behaviour as an abomination and has fought against it wherever it arises with laws requiring the death penalty, He has destroyed cities where the practice was rampant, and His prophets have foretold that people who participate will not enter into the kingdom of God. From George
The pr0n index - This is a very silly web application that tells you what percentage of the internet for some given search phrase appears to be about porn. It works by searching Google Images both with SafeSearch On and Off. From Nony
How to be a Cyber (Scumbag) Republican in a Few Easy Steps - How to be a deluded fool with no grasp of history or reality, in other words how to be a republican! If you look at republican Youtube channels its as if they are all run by the same person, no independent though just boring played out rhetoric which seems to be plucked from the pages of a republican propagandist tabloid and aired in the cyber world by the congregation of dummies who lap it up. From Nony
How to Stay a Virgin: 13 steps - Choosing to remain a virgin, until marriage, is a personal decision for either sex. Once you have come to a well thought out decision, do not waver from it nor allow anyone to talk you out of it. From Nony
Genius: New App Wakes You Up Earlier If It Snowed Last Night - This is smart: a new alarm clock application for the iPhone and Android wakes you earlier if it snowed last night. Called simply, Winter Wake-Up, the app lets you configure its settings to wake you up earlier than your scheduled alarm depending on weather conditions, with separate settings for both Frost and Snow. From cw
ODA - Online Disassembler - The Online Disassembler (ODA) is a web-based tool for disassembling binaries targeting a wide range of processing platforms. ODA currently supports the following platforms: From Nony
Low-tech Magazine: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank - uring the Second World War, almost every motorised vehicle in continental Europe was converted to use firewood.Wood gas cars (also known as producer gas cars) are a not-so-elegant but surprisingly efficient and ecological alternative to their petrol (gasoline) cousins, whilst their range is comparable to that of electric cars. From Nony
Solar space heating -- active and passive solar projects for space heating - Plans for a wide variety of solar space heating projects you can build. Solar space heating can be 25 or more times more cost effective than solar electric (PV) systems, and the systems are excellent DIY projects. Payback for these low cost solar heating systems can be as little as one year. From cw
Energy Efficiency Reference/Residential/How to Reduce Energy Usage - Energy conservation is the practice of reducing the use of energy. Individual consumers can do numerous things to conserve energy and reduce home energy costs. Adopting just a few of these strategies can make a measurable difference in your overall energy usage, and the energy demands of the planet. From cw
Apocalypse Kit - What if it happens? What if our worst fears are realized? If the Dead walk, the continuation of the human race will become a daily struggle. Are you prepared to protect and defend your family and friends? Your best chance lies in the Gerber Apocalypse Survival Kit. From Nony
The Bio Chemistry of Cooking - Sometimes it seems impossible to follow a recipe. Scientist and chef Shirley Corriher shows how understanding chemistry may solve your problems in the kitchen... From Guest_9
Engagement Ring Calculator - How much should you invest in a ring for your sweetheart? Diamond companies have worked hard to influence our cultural norms, which now suggest that you spend 3 months salary on a ring. Does that seem like a lot? With the calculator, you will be able to appraise your individual situation and possibly start your ring-buying journey on the right foot. Avoid being manipulated into spending too much, and inject some rational into what could be the most speculative of all investments. From Nony
Energy Efficiency Reference/Residential/How to Reduce Energy Usage - Energy conservation is the practice of reducing the use of energy. Individual consumers can do numerous things to conserve energy and reduce home energy costs. Adopting just a few of these strategies can make a measurable difference in your overall energy usage, and the energy demands of the planet. From cw
PocketMod: The Free Recyclable Personal Organizer - The PocketMod is a new way to keep yourself organized. Lets face it, PDAs are too expensive and cumbersome, and organizers are bulky and hard to carry around. Nothing beats a folded up piece of paper. That is until now. With the PocketMod, you can carry around the days notes, keep them organized in any way you wish, then easily transfer the notes to your PDA, spreadsheet, or planner. From cw
Swedish college girls now twice as slutty as in 2001 - Sweden's female university students are enjoying twice as many partners but using fewer condoms than their counterparts of 10 years ago, worrying research has found.At the same time, the number of female students copping to having an STD had doubled, according to the research from Uppsala University, the local.se reports. The findings come from a survey carried out every five years among female students using the Uni's health service. From cw
BulletProofME.com Body Armor / Bullet proof Vests - Here at Bullet Proof ME you will find a large selection of body armor and information to put the odds in YOUR favor.We specialize in Body Armor and ballistic protection, so we can offer you a better selection and prices. Even better, you can talk to an expert who will take the time to discuss your needs and ideal fit. If you are tired of talking to "customer service" reps who can only tell you what's on their computer screen, call us! From cw
Recipes for Home Repair - The complete print edition available for download. Step-by-step procedures, accompanied by clear, precise illustrations, provide excellent instruction and make any home repair seem easy. â€śGo Forth and Fix!â€ť. From cw
How to Speak Republican - Talking to a Republican can be frustrating. Often, it seems like they are speaking an entirely different language -- and in many cases, they are! For this reason, in the hopes of facilitating cross-party dialogue and mutual understanding, I have compiled what I believe to be the first comprehensive Republican-to-English dictionary, featuring words commonly used by Republicans, and their English translations, alphabetized for your convenience: From Popper
A Look Into: Product Marketing with Quick Response (QR) Code - QR code, or Quick Response code, is a type of readable code originally used to track automotive parts. It is mostly limited in Japan and South Korea for several years but now, it is gaining attention worldwide. Currently, QR code is mainly utilized to advertise site/product offline. From Nony
How to Quickly Figure Out the Day of the Week Any Date Falls On - You know those people who somehow manage to pull the day of the week out of thin air, past or present, no matter how far off a date is? As it turns out, all it takes is a few simple mental tricks and you can wow the world with your uncanny ability to figure out any date's day of the week. From Nony
VSO Home - Once noticed, these Very Small Objects seem to exist in every niche and corner in staggering numbers and varieties. We encounter these objects every day hidden in plain sight. They fill our pockets, cabinets, and corners. They populate our environments and make our machines work. They come from our plants, our pets, and even from our own bodies. From Nony
The World's Rudest Hand Gestures - A taxi cuts you off in Rome. A Mumbai merchant spurns your best offer. A maitre d' snubs you in Beirut. At times like these, words can fail even the most seasoned polyglot. But now salvation is literally at hand, thanks to Rude Hand Gestures of the World, by Romana Lefevre, with photographs by Daniel Castro. If I'd had a copy of this in my days as a boy diplomat, my Foreign Service career would have come to an even more abrupt halt! Herewith a sampling, courtesy of the ever-brilliant Chronicle Books, of how to throw down with the locals, wherever you are: From cw
6 Garage Organizing Tips That Really Work - Garages tend to become dumps for just about everything. Because they are big open spaces, they're easy targets for that suitcase that won't fit in the closet, the rollerblades your daughter doesn't want to throw away yet, the sewing machine you need to give back to your neighbor, and anything else that doesn't have a set place.
National Clean Out Your Garage Day, the Saturday after Labor Day, is a perfect time to roll up your sleeves and dive head first into the clutter. Follow these 6 tips from Houzz users and home professionals to clean your way to a neat and organized garage. From Guest_9
Making Your Website Senior Friendly: Tips from the National Institute on Aging - This tip sheet offers research-based guidelines that can help you create websites that work well for older adults, the fastest-growing group of Internet users. Besides sending and receiving email, older adults search the web for health, financial, and religious or spiritual information. They also use the Internet to shop, play games, perform genealogy searches, and book travel. As the baby boomers age, the number of older adults using the Internet will continue to grow, and web designers will increasingly be called on to tailor websites to this population. From Nony
Wheelchair: Manual & Electric Wheelchairs - Wheelchair Store and Medical Supply Shop: Supplies, Wheelchairs, Walkers, Electric Power Wheelchairs, Rollators and Electric Mobility Scooters shipped to your door. From Nony
Presidential & Political Betting: Election Odds | Bet at bwin - Want to wager on who the next US President will be, who's going to become German Chancellor or what's going to happen in the Swedish parliamentary elections? Then check out the politics odds on offer here at bwin. Whether it's national or international elections, presidential or parliamentary, you can back the big political decisions at bwin. From Nony
Free Woodworking Plans, Projects and Patterns at WoodworkersWorkshop.com - Free woodworking plans and easy free woodworking projects added and updated every day. Use our RSS feed to keep up-to-date on the latest free woodworking information. Free search access too! Organized by topic in alphabetical order. We were the first organized database of free woodworking plans online. Today, we still work for you to continue providing the most up to date database. First time here? Visit the About This Site link in the Navigate menu. Free woodworking plans to build wine racks, gun cabinets, workshop router tables, bookshelfs, kids furniture and thousands more for beginners and all skill levels. From cw
Costco - Shelf Reliance THRIVE 1-year Supply Dehydrated & Freeze-Dried Food For 1 Person - Shelf Reliance is your premier source for food storage and emergency preparedness planning. Because nothing is more important than the health and safety of your family, they provide only top-of-the-line products. Shelf Reliances line of THRIVE Foods are held to the highest standards. All THRIVE Foods have been developed with everyday menu planning in mind, though they are also the perfect addition to your long-term food storage supply. With their great taste and simple preparation, THRIVE is a trusted source of healthy, delicious meals anytime. From Nony
A $330,000 home for $16? 'This is not a normal process' - A little-known Texas law and a foreclosure could have a man in Flower Mound living on Easy Street.Flower Mound's Waterford Drive is lined with well-manicured $300,000 homes. So, when a new neighbor moved in without the usual sale, mortgage-paying homeowners had a few questions. From Nony
The Word of Seven Billion - The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nationsâ€” like economic powerhouses China and Indiaâ€”have an especially wide range of incomes. But as the two most populous countries, both are lower middle class when income is averaged per capita. From Nony
Password Strengths - Every password you use can be thought of as a needle hiding in a haystack. After all searches of common passwords and dictionaries have failed, an attacker must resort to a “brute force” search – ultimately trying every possible combination of letters, numbers and then symbols until the combination you chose, is discovered.
If every possible password is tried, sooner or later yours will be found.
The question is: Will that be too soon . . . or enough later? From Popper
Disasters Info Downloads - Pioneer Living Survival Magazine - This is a list of disasters and should be a concern to everyone on the planet. This list of pdf files that can be downloaded and shared with everyone that you know. Disaster knowledge and preparedness is a must to everyone. All information some old some and some new has been taken from the Red Cross and/or FEMA. It's at least a start.Some of the information contained here is good and some dumb. We will let you know if any of this information is not needed should one of the events happen and we survive. From cw
Unblock YouTube | Compatible & Free - Unblock YouTube grants you access to any blocked site. This site is compatible with YouTube Videos and is located in the UK. If you want a similar unblock YouTube compatible site located the US, visit http://unblockyoutube.us. Just type in the address of the site in the box below and click Go or use one of the quick browse links. From Nony
Wilderness Survival: Free info covering all aspects of survival. - Wilderness Survival is not a game, there is no reward challenges, and there is no immunity. How do you think you would fare in a survival situation? Could you build a shelter? Could you light a fire without matches? Could you forage for food and purify water? In real life you don't have luxury items, you don't get tarps and matches and camping supplies. In real life you may not have any tools except your own two hands. If you were stranded in the wilderness would you end up a survivor? From Nony
Innocent man busted for child porn after neighbour leached Wi-Fi - Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him, shouts of "pedophile!" and "pornographer!" stinging like his fresh cuts and bruises, the US homeowner didn't need long to figure out the reason for the early morning wake-up call from a swarm of federal agents.That new wireless router. He'd gotten fed up trying to set a password. Someone must have used his internet connection, he thought. From Nony
The Usability of Passwords - Security companies and IT people constantly tells us that we should use complex and difficult passwords. This is bad advice, because you can actually make usable, easy to remember and highly secure passwords. In fact, usable passwords are often far better than complex ones.So let's dive into the world of passwords, and look at what makes a password secure in practical terms. From Nony
10 Most Sinister Ways Casinos Keep You Gambling | Business Pundit - Put all thoughts of big winnings and Casino Royale out of your mind. No matter what your system or how great your understanding of the odds, at the end of the day the house always wins, meaning you can kiss your hard-earned dollars goodbye. And just in case you were to get a run of good luck and attempt to hightail it out of there with the casinoâ€™s money, the people in charge have some dirty tricks to play, below-the-belt connivances and underhand tactics to keep you in there until your pockets are empty â€“ and your brain has turned to jello! Casinos are big business, and there are reasons why itâ€™s been that way for so long, stretching far beyond the human urge to gamble and the fact that the numerical odds are always stacked against you. Indeed everything about the casino environment is carefully designed to keep you gambling â€“ thereby maximizing the businessâ€™ profits. Here are 10 sinister means that casinos use to keep you coming back for more. From Nony
Zoetrope - renewable energy - The Zoetrope is a vertical-axis wind turbine made from common materials such as stove pipe, metal brackets, plastic sheet and a trailer hub. Many of the materials can be found at local hardware or home improvement stores, the rest can either be made at home or purchased online. From Nony
How to Urinate Standing up As a Female - wikiHow - In most Western cultures, sitting to urinate has come to be the usual, and more relaxed, way for a woman to relieve herself. However, there are times when this is undesirable or inconvenient because the toilet is appallingly dirty, you've encountered a squat toilet, or there is no toilet. Fortunately, it is possible for women to urinate standing up, if you're willing to invest in a little potty self-training. From Nony
11 Emergency Food Items That Can Last a Lifetime - Did you know that with proper storage techniques, you can have a lifetime supply of certain foods? Certain foods can stand the test of time, and continue being a lifeline to the families that stored it. Knowing which foods last indefinitely and how to store them are you keys to success. From cw
How close is your home to a nuclear plant? - If a crisis at a nuclear reactor happened in the U.S., could you be living in a danger zone? In a 10-mile radius, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the air could be unsafe to breathe in the event of a major catastrophe. In 50 miles, food and water supplies may be unsafe. From cw
Radiation Network - Welcome to RadiationNetwork.com, home of the National Radiation Map, depicting environmental radiation levels across the USA, updated in real time every 3 minutes. This is the first web site where the average citizen (or anyone in the world) can see what radiation levels are anywhere in the USA at any time (see Disclaimer below). From Nony
WeatherSpark | Interactive Weather Charts - WeatherSpark is a new type of weather website, with interactive weather graphs that allow you to pan and zoom through the entire history of any weather station on earth.Get multiple forecasts for the current location, overlaid on records and averages to put it all in context. From cw
Geek creates DIY pulse laser pistol that can burn plastic and melt foam - I have played with many of the high-power laser pointers over the years from various makers. The pointers are cool to play with because they can melt plastic and burn things, but they donâ€™t they donâ€™t look that cool. A geek has taken it upon himself to make his own pulse laser pistol and this is what those laser pointers should look like. From Nony
mobile homeless shelter - design enthusiast, paul elkins, develops mobile units, and other small scale vehicles.he previously designed the burning man bicycle camper and his latest developmentis a mobile homeless shelter which he designed as part of a competition asking individualsto meet the demands of the rapidly growing homeless society - a kind of substitute for thegrocery cart situation. elkins wanted his design construction to be a simple, light weight,water tight insulated box on wheels, built with an area for displaying and selling handmade wares. From Nony
Failing hard drive sounds - These are some typical sounds we hear in our data recovery lab. If your hard drive makes noises like these and you are still able to access your files - backup immediately. If your drive can no longer be seen in your system please fill out our simple evaluation form to get a fast quote on our data recovery services.To listen to the sound simply click on the play button. Click on the drive manufacturer next to the sound button to learn more about common problems these drives From Nony
Egyptian Activists' Action Plan: Translated - Egyptian activists have been circulating a kind of primer to Friday's planned protest. We were sent the plan by two separate sources and have decided to publish excerpts here, with translations into English. Over Twitter, we connected with a translator, who translated the document with exceptional speed. From Nony
The Cat Remembrance Store - Losing a Beloved Cat is never easy. The loss can be devastating and leave an emptiness in the hearts of the catâ€™s family. Often other folks donâ€™t acknowledge this loss â€“ sometimes because they donâ€™t understand that cats are indeed family and sometimes because they donâ€™t know how to express their sympathy. From Nony
Top 10 Christmas Gifts for your Abusive, High-Conflict Wife or Girlfriend - For those of you men out there who donâ€™t know what to get for the abusive woman in your life for Christmas (sorry I missed Hanukkah this year), here are some gift ideas that she probably wonâ€™t appreciate, but may provide you with some mirth. Then again, since it doesnâ€™t matter how much you spend or how much thought you put into selecting her present; youâ€™re going to fail, why not go down in flames with a laugh? *Please be advised: This article contains gallows humor, so if thatâ€™s not your cup of tea, please navigate away from the page.
Too late for Xmas, but might still serve for Valentine! From Nony
The Litter Box From Your Cat's Point of View - Urinating and defecating outside of the litter box, also known as â€śinappropriate elimination,â€ť is one of the most common reasons for a cat to be relinquished to a shelter or, in some cases, abused. Sadly, in many cases it is the fault of the human in charge of the litter box duties. When someone is asked how often they flush their toilet, the answer is usually, "every time it is used, of course!" We would be disgusted at the thought of anything less and we all know how repulsive 'porta-potties' are and we are not even asked to walk around in that repulsive 'porta-potty' like humans often ask of their cats! From Nony
GPS Ski Goggles - These new ski goggles are said to be the only ones featuring a with a “Heads Up” performance display, meaning that they use GPS to display and store a wide range of data that can be both fun and useful for your skiing experience. From Popper
SHIT BOX - Shit Box is a lightweight portable cardboard toilet, made specifically for outdoor use. The box pops up from a convenient 14 inch flat pack to a rigid, reusable, comfortable toilet. Each box comes with ten degradable poo bags. From Nony
Rocky Flats Gear protects your heath, privacy and dignity. - Rocky Flats Gear â„˘ is the US manufacture of revolutionary patent pending flexible, attractive, lightweight, radiation shielding and privacy garments. Our emphasis is on protecting the traveling public, airline, medical, and security professionals from radiation generated by backscatter, x-ray and mm-wave imaging equipment. Modesty, privacy of your children, stored security or medical images a concern? Sensitive tissues not of interest to imaging procedure will be protected and obscured, avoids potential child pornography and stored image medical issues (HIPPA compliance). From Nony
Unemployment Insurance Benefits Online - New York State Department of Labor's (NYSDOL) website provides a safe, efficient way to file your claim for unemployment insurance benefits, claim your weekly benefits, or inquire about benefit payment status. NYSDOL is strongly committed to protecting your personal and employment information against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. From Nony
WikiLeaks - WikiLeaks is a non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for independent sources around the world to leak information to our journalists. We publish material of ethical, political and historical significance while keeping the identity of our sources anonymous, thus providing a universal way for the revealing of suppressed and censored injustices.
Adult Auctions for used panties, adult escorts, fetish. - an online auction site with an kinky twist. Our goal is to offer you a safe and private way for like minded people to auction buy and sell sex related items such as amateur photos and fetish used panties, pee panties, golden shower photos and the like without judgment or consequence. We offer you a lower cost, more personal selling auction experience. From Nony