Japanese Scientists Create Elastic Water – StumbleUpon

Japanese Scientists Create Elastic Water – StumbleUpon. Elastic water could replace plastic? That would be wonderful. Plastic is great, except that part where it doesn’t decompose.

Time spent with a newspaper in 2006 and in 2010

why-online-news-revenue-will-never-equal-newspaper-revenue-o.png from… – StumbleUpon. I had no idea so little time was being spend on news. Only 1 min and 12 seconds a day. How can you understand anything like that?

Rant: HP printer sux (via 86dave’s Blog)

HP DeskJet 6840 Color InkJet Printer

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I shared my experience in this comment:
Unfortunately all brands have problems. The most problematic for me have been Epsons, Lexmark and Brother. The best have been Canon. I have loved the canon printers i have had. HP laser jet printers tend to be good. If you have an HP you might need drivers that HP doesn’t provide. You might find this useful.


HP deskjet F4480. Not a bad little printer. New a year or two ago. I was pretty happy with it; I rarely printed color, but color was nice to have for the occasional photo printout. I was still on the original ink cartridges that came with the machine. And then one day it decided the color cartridge was a knock-off and refused to print with a foreign cartridge (which is in fact an HP cartridge) installed. There are help instructions about wiping t … Read More

via 86dave’s Blog

House on Fire

House on Fire by Mel :-)
House on Fire, a photo by Mel 🙂 on Flickr.

Beautiful. Wouldn’t this be great to come home to?

Thailand’s Stonehenge ?

Pretty cool isn’t it? I wonder who stacked them?

Google is ok with unequal benefits

Yellow Star, similar to the ones required to b...

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What I think is interesting in this story from Gizmodo is the fact that they wear a yellow badge. Wasn’t Germany famous for making its Jewish citizens wear a yellow star? Did someone skip their history class?

Why women are crabby : The Email Joke Graveyard – StumbleUpon

National Museum, Sukiennice

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Why women are crabby : The Email Joke Graveyard – StumbleUpon. Well not surprisingly the men in the comments don’t agree and I am one of them. I wrote this in response:

Why Women should be glad who they are

Why do you think that most sex change operations are men seeking to become women? Because men have such a wonderful life? Or is it because they feel deep down that being female is who they feel themselves to be.

You skip the most important parts of being a woman. It isn’t having pain or of the stages of a woman’s life. You forget that women get to experience the miracle of life and birth, a privilege that many men would love to be able to experience even with the pain.

You don’t mention that women can have close female relationships and are free from many of the same societal expectations men face. You forget to mention that men die sooner, have shorter lives, and have a higher rate of disease. Men are clearly weaker in many ways, and our shorter lives prove it.

Women experience multiple orgasms easier than men can. Some men can do it, but it is comparatively rare compared to women. Women have mating opportunities in numbers that men only dream about. Even good-looking, smart or great men don’t get the same kind of approaching that even an average women gets. Be honest. Even ugly women can get a boyfriend, when often men who possess multiple admirable qualities do not.

It is the easiest thing to focus on the pain in life, but try to remember what the joys of being a woman are. Try not to forget that if gender were a choice the numbers would be far different. Try to realize that it is the inner person who chooses to enjoy life, not the details of whatever body you were born into.

War is not the answer. Then what is?

Coat of arms of Libya -- the "Hawk of Qur...

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?p=1568 from anjamerret.com – StumbleUpon. This is one persons reaction to the news of the deaths in Libya. I responded with this:

I agree that war is not the answer. However if you are going to take the time to write this, why not think of an alternative solution. Gadaffi hasn’t listened to reason either.

Is this war any more defensible than what he is doing? Did you read this one?

Now which is worse? Killing the man/family who allows this to happen or for more to suffer? The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few do they not?

If we viewed all children as our own we might be more inclined to kill Gadaffi. Would you want that to happen to any children?