Images from 2012 that are best forgotten..
Images from 2012 that are best forgotten..
“A “Must See”! Totally awesome
looking 250.000.000 particles animated Mandelbulb Render with Arnold 4.0
by the talented 3D Visualization Artist, 3D Software Developer Juanjo
“Patently Apple reports
that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has officially granted Apple a
registered trademark for the sound that its Mac computers make after
The original chiming sound was created by Apple programmer Jim Reekes,
who designed many of the system sounds for the Mac OS, including that
iconic startup chime roughly 20 years ago. Apple has used several
different variations on the chime over the years, including a shift in
pitch to the current tone Apple notes as having been in use since early
“The fan-created archive of Jeopardy! games and players–236,990 clues and counting!”
“I find myself learning something from the J! Archive almost every day. I can’t imagine being without it.” – Michael Falk, Season 22 3-time champion and ToC winner”
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
“The human mind is one of nature’s greatest achievements because of
its infinite potential. Its potential is so astonishing that if you
learn how to unlock its full potential, anything is possible.”
Famous quotes – browse by topic or author and there are some picture quotes as well..
At time of writing Justin Bieber is the #1 most followed entity on Twitter with over 36 million followers..
“A Parisian apartment left untouched for over
70 years was discovered in the quartier of Pigalle a few summers ago and
I’ve been meaning to share the pictures with you. Time to unlock the
“Prepare to have your mind blown. We tip our hats to those who see things differently.”
Mt. Roraima, Venezuela
“Macs are fans of Middle Earth as well. Hidden within OS X’s Unix
architecture is a FreeBSD calendar easter egg that chronicles the Lord of the Rings saga.
You can view the full tally of fantastical event dates by heading to your Mac’s Terminal utility and typing the following:
Once you hit enter, your computer will spit out a nicely detailed list of major dates associated with Lord of the Rings
events. If you’re not currently near your Apple desktop or MacBook,
we’ve pasted the full calendar of events below for you to enjoy.”
I’ve never been able to get into LOTR myself but do like the Earthsea books that Ursula LeGuin wrote..
“Life wasn’t always full of glitz and glamor for some of Hollywood’s
biggest stars. Most did far less lucrative jobs before they became
famous, like serve donuts, mop floors, and work at gas stations — for
starters. Check out how celebs paid their bills before they got celeb
“Normally these little cards advertise everything from second-hand cars to baby-sitters, cleaners, kittens and rabbits.
But the ones created by 46-year-old Preston Likely were designed for a laugh and to see whether anyone would reply in similar humorous vein.
After two years and 70 small ads, placed in shop windows throughout England,
he has just published a book containing his best spoofs.”
WARNING – some of these are not for the faint hearted – this is serious stuff..
As seen on the official website of the US Social Security Administration. Worth knowing about if you’re living on the breadline in the US..
“The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as
food stamps, helps low-income people buy food. Although it is a federal
government program, it is run by state or local agencies.”
A job advertisement for an astronaut with NASA..
As seen on The Post Game an American sports site: “We often wonder how good the United States would be at soccer if our
best athletes played the sport. Could anyone score with LeBron James in
the goal? Would any defenders be able to contain Robert Griffin III in
Well, here’s a question for you: How good would Europeans be at
American football if their best athletes didn’t play soccer? It’s hard
to say, but we do know this much: they’d produce some pretty darn good
kickers. If you needed evidence, check out this trick shot video.”
Well we do have rugby over here – maybe that has something to do with it..
“Do you have multiple cell phones? Take your ipad to the beach on
vacation? Ever find it hard to get through a conversation without
posting an update to Facebook? Is your computer always on?
We increasingly miss out on the important moments of our lives as we
pass the hours with our noses buried in our iPhones and BlackBerry’s,
chronicling our every move through Facebook and Twitter and shielding
ourselves from the outside world with the bubble of “silence” that our
If you recognize that in yourself – or your friends, families or colleagues– join us for the National Day of Unplugging, sign the Unplug pledge
and start living a different life: connect with the people in your
street, neighborhood and city, have an uninterrupted meal or read a book
to your child.”…
“They’re super-closeups of the human eye, revealing the beautiful
complexity of our iris. But what are we actually seeing? What makes our
eye look like a desert landscape?”