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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Soup is no Joke

A ladle humor


"Gar├žon, le mouche dans ma soupe!"

"Non, monsieur, la mouche"

"Mon Dieu, you Belgians have wonderful eyesight!"

Soup Jokes


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

STIFF

The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers


By Mary Roach
ISBN 0-393-05093-9
W.W. Norton 2003


About the Author
Has written for Salon, Discover, New York Times Magazine

Book Description
For two thousand years, cadavers -- some willingly, some unwittingly -- have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries -- from the anatomy labs and human-sourced pharmacies of medieval and nineteenth-century Europe to a human decay research facility in Tennessee, to a plastic surgery practice lab, to a Scandinavian funeral directors' conference on human composting.

Quote
Besides a study about what happens to our remains, Roach has this comment:

"Anthropologists will tell you that the reason people never dined regularly on other people is economics. While there existed, I am told, cultures in Central America that actually ranched humans -- kept enemy soldiers captive for awhile to fatten them up -- it was not practical to do so, because you had to give up more food to feed them than you'd gain in the end by eating them. Carnivores and omnivores, in other words, make lousy livestock."



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Friday, July 21, 2017

Where in the World is it Not

Trouble map


If it's not happening here, it's coming down over there.

Here's a Google map mashup of the world wide mashups.

Global Incident Map


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Download 2013 Books

On the Internet shelf



  • Downloadable book: Getting started with Office 2013


  • Downloadable and printable content (available in .doc, .pdf, or .xps file formats) about how to get started with Office 2013.

  • Downloadable book: Planning guide for Office 2013


  • Downloadable and printable content (available in .doc, .pdf, or .xps file formats) about how to plan a deployment of Office 2013.

  • Downloadable book: Deployment guide for Office 2013


  • Downloadable and printable content (available in .doc, .pdf, or .xps file formats) about how to deploy Office 2013.

  • Downloadable book: Group Policy for Office 2013


  • Downloadable and printable content (available in .doc, .pdf, or .xps file formats) about how to deploy and configure an installation of Office 2013.

  • Downloadable book: Operations guide for Office 2013

and more.

Technet.Microsoft.com


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Translate on the Fly


Translate Text



Ahora usted puede exhibir un grado de la sofisticaci├│n que excede tu conocimiento


On the Tools menu, click Research.

  1. In the Search for list, select Translation.
  2. To change the languages used for translation, in the Research task pane, under Translation, select the languages you want to translate from and to.
Do one of the following:
  • To translate a specific word, press ALT and click a word. The results appear under Translation in the Research task pane.
  • To translate a short sentence, select the words, and then press ALT and click the selection. The results appear in the Research task pane under Translation.
  • To translate a whole document, in the Research task pane, under Translation, click Translate whole document A translation of your document appears in your Web browser
  • To translate a word or phrase, type the word or phrase in the Search for box, and then click Start Searching .
Also see:
Speaking of translating a fly, here's another kind of translation: BzzzPeek A collection of 'onomatopoeia' from around the world using sound recordings from native speakers imitating the sounds of mainly animals and vehicles.


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Saturday, July 08, 2017

Color Feels Right

Colors and emotions


When you're mad, do you see teal?

"Color plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live. Color can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite.

When used in the right ways, color can save on energy consumption. When used in the wrong ways, color can contribute to global pollution.

As a powerful form of communication, color is irreplaceable. Red means "stop" and green means "go." Traffic lights send this universal message. Likewise, the colors used for a product, web site, business card, or logo cause powerful reactions.

Explore : The concept of color can be approached from several disciplines: physiology, psychology, philosophy, and art."


ColorMatters.com


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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Sunrise, Sunset

Times




Here is a location that will give you times for sun and moon, rise and set,
Civil Twilight, Nautical Twilight. and Astronomical Twilight anywhere in the world.




SunriseSunset.com


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