What could be better than a service that you can use to royally piss off telemarketers who call you without permission? What better that the guy destroys Windows and IRS support scam call centres by flood-calling them with bots? You can listen to the audio of some of his calls — they are hilarious. Especially […]
I don’t like politics (and will rarely post about it) for the majority of it is ill thought-out and sensationalist, appealing mostly to people who don’t want to think more than superficially about anything, let alone have any realisation of the consequences of their choices. It is rare to find people such as Kasparov who […]
How politics may destroy the efforts law enforcement have made that have prevented terrorist attacks in the US. Ron Haddad is Dearborn’s chief of police, and he says he gets one question a lot when he travels around the country. “Someone will come up to me and put their finger in my face, and they’re […]
Most of us have encountered at least one story of how supposedly a select few people manipulate world events, many of them quite far-fetched as they are spouted by conspiracy theorists. But here is the story of someone who claims to have been manipulating events for those who wanted to maintain a hold on power. […]
Having inherited a number of high-quality pairs of scissors and other medical instruments I appreciate that at least one company out there is still making them to old standards where you buy something and never have to replace it, instead passing them on to future generations. Now if only everything I owned were of that […]
The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New A very good list of sites with everything from bite-sized to university-level courses.
History in Color. Even though the colours are false — the images are colorised by select members of this hardcore team on Reddit, the effect of viewing snapshots of history going back as far as the late 1800s is profound.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3r9bOkYW9s&w=560&h=315] Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts? Voiced by Clive Anderson, this entertaining romp through ‘The History of English’ squeezes 1600 years of history into 10 one-minute bites, uncovering the sources of English words and phrases from Shakespeare […]
The real point of magic, Teller said during those lectures, is “telling a beautiful lie. It lets you see what the world would be like if cause and effect weren’t bound by physics.” It’s the collision between what you know and what you see that provides magic’s greatest spark. The Honor System – Esquire.
The Ghosts of World War II’s Past (20 photos) – My Modern Metropolis Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshops them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Berlin, Prague, and Vienna in ways we could have never […]