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Archive: November, 2003
What sounds like this, is the size of a muffin and lives by the side of the sea?
Hurray, I'm an official Yummie blogger!!!
I hope to find more tasty tidbits to share in the future, for now I submit a fascinating little book site I happened upon...
Book Whores, Sepulchritude's Cruel & Unusual books, with catagories like Absynthe & Opium, Bodice Rippers & Victorian Smut there's sure to be some fun reading to be had! Why, their main site Sepulchritude even has it's own Chapel Perilous, not to be confused with our very own Chapel Perilous of course!
SA gets broadband wireless access
A new fixed cost wireless broadband internet service will be launched on January next year. In just six weeks, South African internet users will be able to connect at high speed to the internet without a physical telephone line connection.
MyWireless pricing is good news for consumers — at an all inclusive R649 a month for the 128Kbps service, R849 per month for the 256Kbps, and the 512 product will cost R1449 per month, apparently making this is the most cost effective Internet connection on offer. A once-off activation fee of R500 is payable when purchasing any of the products.
The new services will commence in Gauteng, followed by Durban and Cape Town.
Did you know that next year is a leap year?
Therefore we work 1 more day!
Did you know that Worker's Day (1 May) falls on a Saturday?
Means we work 1 more day!
Did you know that Christmas (25 and 26 December) fall on Saturday and Sunday?
We work 2 more days!
Did you know that New Year's Day and 'tweede Nuwe jaar' ( 1 and 2 January) fall on Saturday and Sunday?
Work 2 more days!
Therefore, we work an extra 6 days next year.
Birthday Boy Bsti made a really interesting post today I had to share:
Are we hardwired to believe in God?
"Every known culture from the dawn of our species has maintained a belief in some form of a "spiritual" reality. Wouldn't this suggest that human spirituality must represent an inherent characteristic of our species, that is, a genetically inherited trait? Furthermore, being that spirituality, just like language, represents a cognitive function, wouldn't this suggest that our "spiritual" instincts, just like our linguistic ones, must be generated from some very specific physical part within the brain?"
bsti: Yeah. I call it a mindvirus.
All humans suffer from certain ailments of the brain which are thus far incurable~emotion and spirituality. These ailments arose from the evolutionary requirement of procreation, of course. We don't usually suffer from these ailments. except when they conflict with other humans and their afflictions.
We've all experienced a broken heart or a pushy witness or watched the faithful massacre each other for believing in a different fantasy or got beaten up by overzealous BAC's while in the audience at a seminar about the influence of Satan on rock and roll.....
"Most controversial of all, if what I'm suggesting is true, it would imply that God is not necessarily something that exists 'out there,' beyond and independent of us, but rather as the product of an inherited perception, the manifestation of an evolutionary adaptation that exists within the human brain."
bsti: Controversial? That concept predates 99.9% of today's organized religions. I'm not sure why this fella thinks it's such a new idea. Funny how humans think their generation is the most important, the most advanced. and comes up with the newest, most shiny ideas.
Truth is, everything that you can think of now as regards spirituality has already been thought of before. It's good to remember them, but I always felt such knowledge should be given freely.
see with sound - Video sonification software for Microsoft Windows
The vOICe Learning Edition translates arbitrary video images from a regular PC camera into sounds. This means that you can see with your ears, whenever you want to. Now step beyond your computer screen and screen reader and try this camera-based "scene reader". With a notebook PC you can even go mobile. How well you can learn to see with your ears is something that only you can find out, but now you can indeed find out and learn through this Learning Edition software, for free!
(my brother kenneth's first yummy submission)
Kurt Wenner - Master Street Painter
This is the best street art Ive ever seen. Not only is it extremely realistic, its 3D! This one's my favourite. Youve got to see his whole gallery of work.
(nicked off geisha asobi)
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