Archive for April, 2007



English - the universal language of the world?

Sunday 22 April 2007 @ 6:32 pm

Brett from nomoreincumbents.org left an interesting comment on my last post:
You might ask yourself why you are communicating in English?
In the 17th century scientists initiated a new more logical and descriptive language. It does not utilize forms of the verb ‘be’ for example. It has not really taken off despite its logic and practicality.

It’s not […]

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Could anyone explain to me the sense of non-metric measurement systems?

Thursday 19 April 2007 @ 6:43 pm

Since I first heard of feet and inches, I’m asking myself, why anyone would use them. No, “Because that’s what we’ve always been using” is not a satisfying answer.
When I went to school I learned the metric system. I instantly liked it. It was a logical, intuitive and elegant.
Of course I’ve had heard of miles, […]

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How to become an idiot in 10 easy lessons

Tuesday 17 April 2007 @ 8:38 pm

So, you are tired of competing at being the smartest sheep in the herd? Well, then - Welcome to my easy 10-step recovery program. Become an idiot - Join the lighter side of life.
01. Do you know what Einstein, Newton, Da Vinci, Edison, and all these geniuses have in common? Right - They are not […]

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Steve Johnson - The genius of environmental comedy

Tuesday 17 April 2007 @ 4:21 pm

In 2005 U.S. sources released 7.26 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases. That’s an increase of 0.8 percent from the previous year. The average increase per year since 1990 has been 1.2 percent.
Of course one could think that this slower growth could have to do with a petite little hurricane called […]

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Tobsy’s Code of Conduct for Bloggers

Monday 16 April 2007 @ 3:16 pm

On April 8th, Tim O’Reilly presented his first draft of a “Code of Conduct” for bloggers. It’s made of 9 modules, that should help to keep the blogosphere civil.
But do we really need something like that? What’s the sense of that?
These are the 9 modules of the first draft:
1. Responsibility for our own words

Yes, I […]

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