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Bill Gates for President.

November 30, 2006 5 comments

En effet, an firwaat net?

An éier lo die üblech Verdächteg unfänken ze hyperventiléieren liest mol dem Scott Adams (“Dilbert”) seng Gedanken dozou:

1. Posting

I think that in an election cycle or two you will see an atheist business leader emerge as a legitimate candidate for president. And his name will be Bill Gates.

By then, Bill Gates will have done so much good for the world through his charitable works that combined with his business success he’ll appear more qualified than any other candidate. His early bachelor life and some of his business practices will come back to haunt him if he runs, but he can still win with this simple slogan: “Who would you rather have on your side?” He’ll confess to all of his past imperfections and say that presidents are poor choices for role models. He’ll advise you to look to your parents for role models while you let him run the country.

2. Posting

For my president I want a mixture of Mother Teresa, Carl Sagan, Warren Buffet, and Darth Vader. Bill has all of their good stuff. His foundation will save more lives than Mother Teresa ever did. He’s got the Carl Sagan intelligence and rational mind. He’s a hugely successful businessman. And I have every reason to believe he can choke people just by concentrating in their general direction. You can’t tell me that wouldn’t be useful at a summit.

Now in the interest of balance, I have to acknowledge there would be some downside to the Bill Gates presidency. For example, he doesn’t have a voice you’d want to hear every night on the news. But I’d be happy if he just stayed home and ran things by e-mail. I really don’t need to hear him yammering to know he’s working. If I have questions, I’ll check his blog.

Den Adams ass wéi emmer genial. Sarkastësch an awer trëfft en d’Saachen op de Punkt.

Categories: Fun, Politik

White Trash.

November 30, 2006 5 comments

Duerch den Emgang mam Paris Hilton gët d’Britney definitiv net besser …

An waat fir Drogen konsomméiert et am Moment?

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 En plus schengt et in ze sin unten ohne ronderem ze trëllen: Fir déi mat engem staarken Moo.

 Allerdengs deet et sech nach emmer stilvoll un.

Categories: Fun, Musek

Antikythera.

November 30, 2006 Leave a comment

Deen eelsten bekannten ‘Computer’ vun der Welt. 1901 an engem 2000 Joer aalen Schëffswrack fonnt gin.

“Wir haben die Menge an entzifferten Inschriften verdoppelt”, sagte Mike Edmunds von der Cardiff University in Wales, der das Team zusammen mit Tony Freeth leitet. Zudem habe die Apparatur einen Zeiger besessen, der eine ungefähre Voraussage von Mond- und Sonnenfinsternissen ermöglichte. Das hatte zwar schon der US-Wissenschaftshistoriker Derek de Solla Price vermutet, der den Mechanismus fast 20 Jahre lang studiert hat. Doch die jetzige Gewissheit ist wertvoll, meint Jürgen Teichmann, Professor für Physikgeschichte an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in München. “Damit steht fest, dass der Mechanismus mehr war als ein bloßer Kalendercomputer.”

Die dritte Neuigkeit ist eine noch genauere Rekonstruktion des komplexen Räderwerks, das demnach aus bis zu 37 Zahnrädern bestand. Jetzt ist laut Edmunds geklärt, dass der Mechanismus die leicht veränderliche Bahn des Mondes am Himmel nachvollzogen hat, die der elliptischen Umlaufbahn des Erdtrabanten geschuldet ist.

Solcherlei Feinheiten in eine Mechanik zu übersetzen, sei eine enorme Leistung, sagte Edmunds im Gespräch mit SPIEGEL ONLINE – zumal der Antikythera-Mechanismus viele Jahrhunderte älter sei als alle anderen bekannten Apparaturen, die auch nur annähernd mit ihm vergleichbar sind.

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Categories: Geschicht, Wëssenschaft

Den déiwen Fall.

November 29, 2006 3 comments

Den Billy Idol schengt leider ennen ukomm ze sin …

Aktuell: “White Christmas”

Fréier: “White Wedding”:

Categories: Fun, Musek, Video

Giugiaro.

November 28, 2006 2 comments

Wou mer schon beim Autofueren sin, deen hei giff mir gefaalen.

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Categories: Auto, Design

De Raoul.

November 28, 2006 6 comments

D’Sécurité Routière bombardéiert een um Radio grad rem mat dësem grandiosen Spot:

Du hues zevill gedronk? Dann looss dech vum Raoul heemféieren. Well hien huet e kloren Kapp.

Daat ass jo fein, mee wees een wou ech deen ominéisen Raoul untreffen kann wann ech en brauch?

Categories: Auto, Luxembourg

Copyright.

November 28, 2006 2 comments

Cool, haha. An soulaang d’Läit drun gegleewt hun, woer et bestemmt efficace.

Before there were copyright laws, there were book curses:

For him that stealeth, or borroweth and returneth not, this book from its owner, let it change into a serpent in his hand and rend him. Let him be struck with palsy, and all his members blasted. Let him languish in pain crying out for mercy, & let there be no surcease to his agony till he sing in dissolution. Let bookworms gnaw his entrails … when at last he goeth to his final punishment, let the flames of Hell consume him forever.

That’s from a volume in the monastery of San Pedro in Barcelona, but similar curses were used widely throughout the medieval period.

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