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Keyboard Cat – How to start a new Craze on Youtube

February 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Keyboard Cat: An Interview with Brad O’Farrell

An Interview with Brad O’Farrell

If you ever thought you have to be original to start a world-wide craze this interview shows you its not true.

I’ve seen many cats play Piano, and remember doing so with our family cat when I was a Kid. Nothing original there.

Brad was smart, not original.

He realised that he can use the Video from the original author, make a small adjustment and make it go Viral.

Imagine the amount of traffic a video like this could bring to your site.

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This is Why I don’t watch BBC News

February 18, 2010 1 comment

Every now and then, someone is very surprised that my answer to the question “Did you see X Y Z on the news”? is…. No.

Then after a brief synopsis and analysis of how they interpreted the information we are both just as wise and informed.

I found out when i was very young that News can be filtered and ignored for quite some time. anything important will filter through, and usually including information from various sources.

So all in all, by not watching BBC News:

1) you’ve saved yourself a lot of time by not sitting in front of the idiot box.
2) You’ve received digested news from various sources
3) You’ve not had to be exposed to video’s such as the one above.
4) You’ve not really had to worry about things that don’t necessarily affect you that much. (If you live in England you can be assured there’s someone charging the Government enough to try and fix any issue which is being presented anyway)

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Youtube in 3D

February 18, 2010 Leave a comment
“yt3d:enable=true” test

If you’ve been blown away by 3D movies like Avatar and even the family movie UP from Disney Pixar you have probably completely changed your view on 3D movies.

You see when i was young I watched a few 3D videos and Those Dinosaur books with the horrible 3D glasses and although it was “Cool”, it never really looked REAL.

Well, if Avatar is anything to go by this technology has now matured and even a nice developer from Youtube has been impplementing it int he background.

All you need to do is
1) Create a 3D movie with a 3d camera (Amazon it…theres a few)
2) upload to youtube and include the tags “yt3d:enabled=true”

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Categories: InterWebs

Quote: a sensible man

February 5, 2010 Leave a comment
Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

Sense an sensibility seems to be a large factor in relationships and success. 

Don't confuse this with Apathy:
apathy – definition of apathy by the Free Online Dictionary  

Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference. …

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Sensibility is just the ability to realise some things happen that are out of your control and then to "get over it", move on and see how you can use it as a learning curve and hopefully make the future better. 

Bit of a personal rant, but why not… It's Friday  

Louis Slabbert

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Quote: technology or magic

February 5, 2010 Leave a comment
Arthur C. Clarke Quotes – The Quotations Page 

Arthur C. Clarke; Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. [info] · [add] · [mail] …

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(Yes it is a google listing I copy-and-pasted)

Wednesday night my girlfriend and I watched themes Sherlock Holmes movie which was surprisingly dark and black magic orientated…
Or at leastthat was what we were supposed to bilieve… Watch the film. 
For gadget buffs there are a lot of cool tricks up the sleaves of some of the protaganists and awesome fighting skills on the part of Sherlock Holmes( Robert Downey Jr)

Also impressive is seeing London during that period with some well known landmarks still being constructed. 

This intro brings me to my point:
 
We are livinging an interresting time, and "magic or technology" is still abound…

Although we are not using Tesla's technology,
 on the most part ignoring the benefits for Solar energy in exchange for oil capitalism, 
derailed the proper implementation of the electric car ("Who killed the electric car?"),
 daily there is new technology invented which forthelayman will still be indistinguishable from magic. 

Keep your eyes open… It's all around you. 
Only visible to those who know where to look. 

Louis Slabbert

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The World Wide Web project

February 4, 2010 1 comment

World Wide Web

The WorldWideWeb (W3) is a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents.

Everything there is online about W3 is linked directly or indirectly to this document, including an executive summary of the project, Mailing lists , Policy , November’s W3 news , Frequently Asked Questions .

What’s out there?
Pointers to the world’s online information, subjects , W3 servers, etc.
Help
on the browser you are using
Software Products
A list of W3 project components and their current state. (e.g. Line Mode ,X11 Viola , NeXTStep , Servers , Tools , Mail robot , Library )
Technical
Details of protocols, formats, program internals etc
Bibliography
Paper documentation on W3 and references.
People
A list of some people involved in the project.
History
A summary of the history of the project.
How can I help ?
If you would like to support the web..
Getting code
Getting the code by anonymous FTP , etc.
via w3.org

This is the first ever website created on the World Wide Web … (by world wide web inventor Tim Berners Lee) 🙂

http://www.w3.org/History/19921103-hypertext/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html

You see, no Flash, No Banner Ads, no pulsating graphics. Just plain and simple information. (and fast ..)

Courtesy of Barbara Fox: http://twitter.com/travelideas

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How to Get Out of the Money Trap

February 4, 2010 Leave a comment

What’s the money trap?

The money trap is the system of economics that seems to be fair on the surface, but which is specifically designed to drag the average person down until it’s barely even possible for them to survive. This trap is designed and maintained by a few select bankers – in America, they’re the descendants of wealthy American banking tycoons who made it big during the 1920’s. Since then, they’ve increased their stranglehold upon the money structure in this country and around the world, and now use large private organizations like the Federal Reserve to tell the government what to do. During the Renaissance period, many European countries had outlawed banks, because of their tendancy to take control of a country’s money supply and overpower everyone – people, businesses, and even governments. As we’ll see, this is exactly what modern-day bankers have done. They’ve turned the economy into a money trap, and one of the most effective tools in their toolkit has been fractional reserve lending.


Fractional reserve banking, also known as, "Poof!  I've just created money!"
Fractional reserve banking, also known as, “Poof! I’ve just created money!”

What’s fractional reserve lending?

Fractional reserve lending works like this. Let’s say you have a brand new $100. You either spend it, or put it into

Excellent article on what is wrong with the money system. Maybe JFK’s suggestions should not have been reversed after his assassination.

What do you call a group of Bankers? …. ….., …. a “wunch”

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