Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Turking for a Living

Interesting. I wouldn't turk but it may be the way the new gen will go rather than selling tissue paper at the hawker centre.

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Turking for a Living

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Amazon’s Mechanical Turk is a crowdsourced marketplace that allows people (turkers) to complete small tasks that computers cannot. These turkers represent the Wild West of the crowdsourcing workforce.

WhatsApp finally adds voice calls for all Android users, iOS coming soon

Still waiting for it to update on my Android.....

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WhatsApp finally adds voice calls for all Android users, iOS coming soon

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Android users can finally make voice calls on WhatsApp, thanks to a quiet but major update. The feature has been teased for months, with the update hitting select users a few weeks ago. Now,...

Amos Yee charged in court for 3 alleged offences

With the defiant look, this kid needs counselling more than persecution. Only if it does not work then...

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Amos Yee charged in court for 3 alleged offences

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Amos Yee, the 16-year old whose video diatribe against the late Lee Kuan Yew went viral in just a matter of hours after it was released online, has been slapped with several charges on Tuesday. Acc...

Despite Twitter arrests, Umno MP claims Malaysians’ speech freer than Singapore’s

The 17 years old teenager Amos was arrested here not to be incarcerated but for therapy. The fact tht his English is so good (another poke at the education minister there) makes us aware even more aware in regards to his misplaced endeavour.

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Despite Twitter arrests, Umno MP claims Malaysians’ speech freer than Singapore’s

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Malaysians have the freedom to speak freely in this country unlike in Singapore, Umno MP Datuk Bung Moktar Radin said today after Singapore media reported the arrest of a...

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hiker's incredible transformation captured in selfies over 2,600 mile journey

4200 km! Cool footage but tad distracting with a picture every 1.6 km no?

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Hiker's incredible transformation captured in selfies over 2,600 mile journey

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The change in the landscape, scenery and Davidhazy's weight and facial hair are incredible to watch.

Monjayaki, the popular Tokyo dish you've probably never heard of 【RocketKitchen】

Mentaiko and mochi? Yeech! The flour gruel reminds me of our oyster omelette, at least it's oyater... and eggs.

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Monjayaki, the popular Tokyo dish you've probably never heard of 【RocketKitchen】

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When people think of Japanese food, most think of sushi, sashimi or even some of the more popular Japanese comfort foods like okonomiyaki or udon noodles. If you're a tourist, however, you've likely never experienced one of Tokyo's most popular dishes: monjayaki. But don't feel bad; even some Japane…

Brunei vs Singapore: A Case Study

Interesting read, on the other small nation that did not join the federation after the British left the region. It's been like 5 years since I was there on a project.

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Brunei vs Singapore: A Case Study

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There are two countries that are always going to be linked in the Southeast Asia region due to their similarities, and the key choices...

Lee Kuan Yew's Other Legacy: Why Singapore Has One Of The World's Toughest Militaries

Now no longer secret? Just glad I am passed the age to be mobilized.

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Lee Kuan Yew's Other Legacy: Why Singapore Has One Of The World's Toughest Militaries

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Lee Kuan Yew, who just died at age 91, turned tiny Singapore into one of Asia's biggest financial hubs — and a military giant.

This Might be the Best Use of Drones Ever

Pretty soon operating a drone with be part of the lifeguard certification.

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This Might be the Best Use of Drones Ever

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genius.

Loyal Felines Provide A Cat's-Eye View of Life Inside a New York City Firehouse with Their Own...

Interesting markings, cute.

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Loyal Felines Provide A Cat's-Eye View of Life Inside a New York City Firehouse with Their Own...

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Daydreaming of warmer days. While the Dalmatian is the animal that most people think of when they think of fire fighters, two loyal felines named Boogie and Carlow are poised and ready to represent...

Did Lee Kuan-Yew Prove Autocracy Works?

Food for thought.

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Did Lee Kuan-Yew Prove Autocracy Works?

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In a recent editorial following the death of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew on March 23, South China Morning Post columnist Michael Chugani wrote that Hong Kong needs a dose of autocracy “à la Lee Kuan Yew”. “[N]o honest person can deny [Lee Kwan Yew] turned a sleepy town into an Asian economic powerhouse …

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015 Live Blog | The Straits Times

Quite smitten by LSL's eulogy.

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Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015 Live Blog | The Straits Times

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Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father, died at the age of 91. Our live coverage here.

Critical Battles: Letting go of past, but not forgetting it

The road to where we are have not been a bed of roses, unfortunately for some but necessary nonetheless.

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Critical Battles: Letting go of past, but not forgetting it

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Author and cartoonist Otto Fong did not join the thousands of Singaporeans standing in line for hours to pay their last respects to Singapore founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Crowds brave heavy rain along Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral procession route

Even the sky is crying.....

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Crowds brave heavy rain along Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral procession route

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SINGAPORE - Heavy rain has begun to fall across several parts of Singapore where Mr Lee Kuan Yew's state funeral procession will pass through.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Australia’s Plant of Pain

It's not just the animals there that are out to kill you.

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Australia’s Plant of Pain

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In a country where all the animals are trying to kill you, the Gympie Gympie is a plant that just wants to make you wish you were dead. You don’t even have to touch it to hurt, because the hairlike structures that cover its leaves shed and make the ground around the plant dangerous. And don't even think about using it for toilet paper.Many would say that endangering the Gympie Gympie is a job well begun. This innocuous-looking greenery is one of the most feared plants in the world. Its sting is so ...

BreadTalk repents; gives out free buns at Padang for pun bun fiasco

Okay, you are forgiven.

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BreadTalk repents; gives out free buns at Padang for pun bun fiasco

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Not bad. Let's give them a break, guys.

Earth Hour event cancelled as a mark of respect to Lee Kuan Yew

Sorry earth hour, not this year.

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Earth Hour event cancelled as a mark of respect to Lee Kuan Yew

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CEO of WWF-Singapore: "Lee was from the start a champion of the environment".

Fabrications About The PAP

We all know he will be leaving us soon. Still it has been easier since Monday morning when it did happened. First time the anthem can make one cry.

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Fabrications About The PAP

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By gum, the West is wrong about Singapore

Give this girl a tiger!

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By gum, the West is wrong about Singapore

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When a country in this region is lauded for its “charm”, it usually means that its people have a touch-and-go relationship with indoor plumbing. Read more at The Business Times.

Oil prices crashed, but US output keeps rising anyway. How long can that last?

So that's why the oil prices still remains low... for now.

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Oil prices crashed, but US output keeps rising anyway. How long can that last?

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You would think low prices would throttle America's oil industry. Surprisingly, that hasn't happened yet.

Undercover Professional Driver Freaks Out Rookie Driving Instructors With Her Insane Drifting Skills

Surprised the lady instructor didn't faint.

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Undercover Professional Driver Freaks Out Rookie Driving Instructors With Her Insane Drifting Skills

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MaxMan.TV has created a great new video in which professional driver Leona Chin goes undercover in innocent, nerdy apparel and freaks out rookie driving instructors with her insane drifting skills....

The Great Singapore Queue



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The Great Singapore Queue

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After all the many words that have been written and said of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, there remains the ultimate tribute paid to him by the people of Singapore,…

Friday, March 27, 2015

10 Easy Steps To Become A German! I Wonder What Non-Germans Think About No.5?

Comments from the Germans?

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10 Easy Steps To Become A German! I Wonder What Non-Germans Think About No.5?

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Kuan Yew and I — Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir is alive!

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Kuan Yew and I — Dr Mahathir Mohamad

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MARCH 27 — No matter how friendly or unfriendly we are, the passing away of a man you know well saddens you. I cannot say I was a close friend of Kuan Yew. But still I feel sad at his demise. Kuan Yew became well known at a young age. I was a

Inspirationals on Twitter

Deep!

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Inspirationals on Twitter

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“This is the reason why the world is in chaos”

Cashew Nuts Grow Out of Crazy Apples

I want to taste it!

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Cashew Nuts Grow Out of Crazy Apples

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(© .) File this under Seems Like a Hoax, But Isn't: cashew nuts grow from the bottom of "cashew apples," shown above. The apple portion is (adorably) called an "accessory fruit," and it's the handbag to this outfit -- the nut beneath the apple is the part most of us actually eat. To make things…

Singapore opposition chief draws flak for hitting Lee's rule

Bad move. He is untouchable... at least for a year or two.

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Singapore opposition chief draws flak for hitting Lee's rule

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The leader of Singapore's parliamentary opposition on Thursday set off a firestorm after he called the late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew a "controversial" figure and said many were "sacrificed" during the period of nation-building. Low Thia Khiang, secretary-general of the Workers' Party, was immediately slammed by Lee supporters after making the remarks in a special parliamentary sitting called to honour the former leader three days after his death. Speaking in Mandarin with a simultaneous translation into English, Low agreed with the popular assessment that Lee was largely responsible for Singapore's prosperity. Lee, who died at 91, is credited with transforming Singapore into a wealthy society but was also criticised for entrenching a system that called for one dominant political party, the muzzling of the press and curbing political liberties.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Piers Morgan to Jeremy Clarkson: 'You didn't give the BBC much choice'

Farewell Mr. Clarkson, with a nice long footnote by Piers Morgan.

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Piers Morgan to Jeremy Clarkson: 'You didn't give the BBC much choice'

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Piers Morgan has written an open letter to Jeremy Clarkson following the decision by the BBC not to renew his 'Top Gear' contract.

The LKY Legacy: Why It'll Be Hard For Singaporeans To Have Closure

Haha. Like a strict parent with a spoilt and rebellious child. Give snide remarks while he is alive lah! Now that he is gone cannot find closure.

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The LKY Legacy: Why It'll Be Hard For Singaporeans To Have Closure

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"Singapore's master architect slipped away with dignity, as the sun began to rise and the wheels began to turn on his successful Singapore."

ClassicPics on Twitter

A poignant ad in the seventies by the American Nuclear companies. Opps...

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ClassicPics on Twitter

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“Advertisement from the 1970s by American nuclear-power companies.”

Dog walker who found 'whale vomit worth £100k' discovers it's worthless

Not so much what the poor guy found is worthless but that whale vomit is used in perfune like Chanel No. 5.

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Dog walker who found 'whale vomit worth £100k' discovers it's worthless

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Ken Wilman's dreams of riches are ruined after an expert says the large smelly rock he found on walking along Morecambe beach isn't prized ambergris

TIE Fighter - short film

For the seventies Star Wars fan boys... It's a trap!!!

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TIE Fighter - short film

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What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that's all but vanished from Jap...

Australian comedian perfectly sums up why other countries think US gun laws are crazy

Absolutely brilliant!

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Australian comedian perfectly sums up why other countries think US gun laws are crazy

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"In Australia, we had the biggest massacre on earth, and the Australian government went: 'That's it! NO MORE GUNS.' And we all went, 'Yeah, all right then, that seems fair enough, really.'"

pbs.twimg.com

A good way to get your fingers bitten off.

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Online petition started to rename Changi Airport after Lee Kuan Yew

Too soon?

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Online petition started to rename Changi Airport after Lee Kuan Yew

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There's John F. Kennedy, Ben Gurion and Charles de Gaulle airports, so, why not?

Soylent 1.4: a quick review

Why would there be funding for creating a human equilvalent of cat food? Even astronauts are eating mostly real food.

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Soylent 1.4: a quick review

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Soylent, the nutrition powder that replaces joy with scientific optimization, is the only food in the world that I'm aware of to use software-style version numbers. It's a bit weird, but it's also...

Meet the Grannies of China who won't stop dancing I Channel 4 News

This is war! Woa! Meet the Grannies of China who won't stop dancing

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Meet the Grannies of China who won't stop dancing I Channel 4 News

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Life has never been so good for retirees in China. They have time, money and no shortage of people to socialize with and on the topic of socializing, the num...

LKY Controversial: LGBT - "It's a genetic variation"

Not going to get better over time if the cabinet are going to be majority Christians.

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LKY Controversial: LGBT - "It's a genetic variation"

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Mr Lee Kuan Yew was never one to shy away from the most controversial of topics or issues. Indeed, he is just about the only politician in Singapore who could speak his mind frankly on these issues...

Maggie Official TRAILER (2015) Arnold Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie HD

Not your typical Arnie movie. Maggie Official TRAILER (2015) Arnold Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie

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Maggie Official TRAILER (2015) Arnold Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie HD

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"Maggie" Official TRAILER (2015) Arnold Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie HD Directed by Henry Hobson, the story follows Arnold Schwarzenegger setting out to prote...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

15 Simple Things That You’re Doing Wrong Everyday - Awesome Fun

Nice!

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15 Simple Things That You’re Doing Wrong Everyday - Awesome Fun

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1 An easier way to cut a watermelon to get the most out of it – and to share with many ◄ Previous Next ► Afbeelding 1 van 12

There are Better Things to be than Rich

Not for those still struggling but for the rest....

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There are Better Things to be than Rich

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I have come to realize the pursuit of riches is based on the faulty premise that the presence of money always brings benefit into our lives. But consider just this short list of things better to be than rich.

How a Bee Sting Saved My Life

A reverse testament on how little we know in the medical field and the long way we still have to go.

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How a Bee Sting Saved My Life

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Ellie Lobel was ready to die. Then she was attacked by bees. Christie Wilcox hears how venom can be a saviour.

James Corden and Tom Hanks Act Out Tom's Filmography

Great performance Every Tom Hanks Movie in 8 Minutes.

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James Corden and Tom Hanks Act Out Tom's Filmography

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James Corden and Tom Hanks act out snippets from Tom's illustrious film career, from Big to the Toy Story movies.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sugar Vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup

Both are just as bad. Then again, all sugars are not really good for us, even brown ones. So just limited to what 6-9 teaspoon a day or take it from actual fruits as the fiber helps reduce the harmful effects of sugar.

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Sugar Vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup

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Germanwings Airbus crashes in French Alps, 150 feared dead

Saw this on the news while having dinner. Sad day, heard most of the passengers are Spanish. My condolences. The terrain over there is not good. My impression I had of that region are beautiful landscape but hard, very hard rocks. It's near where Hannibal crosses over to Italy.

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Germanwings Airbus crashes in French Alps, 150 feared dead

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LA JAVIE, France (Reuters) - An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps on Tuesday and all 150 on board were feared dead.French President

Are You Ready for Phone Numbers as Unique User Identity?

Looks like it's already happening slowly with 2FA for internet banking already being utilized for verification.

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Are You Ready for Phone Numbers as Unique User Identity?

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Using the Web to support the social process has significantly increased in the last decade with the explosion of social network services like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and online dating sites.…

Monday, March 23, 2015

Why Air France's 'simply chic' safety video warns of lost cellphones

More than just being 'chic', a new message regarding lost cellphones. Suddenly reminded that MH370 was carrying 271 kg of lithium ion batteries in the cargo.

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Why Air France's 'simply chic' safety video warns of lost cellphones

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Air France has a new safety video that includes one warning even the most frequent fliers may not have seen before.

Deep Dark Fears

That's not funny....

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Deep Dark Fears

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xkcd: Wasted Time

If technology saves us time, where did it all go? Ah, this explains it.

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xkcd: Wasted Time

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Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

French Mailman Spends 33 Years Building Epic Palace From Pebbles Collected On His 18-Mile Mail Route

Wow. Would have visited if I had known earlier.

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French Mailman Spends 33 Years Building Epic Palace From Pebbles Collected On His 18-Mile Mail Route

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France is chock-full of palaces, but there's one – Palais Ideal – that stands out above the rest as a work of art and devotion. Ferdinand Cheval, a French postman with no formal architectural or artistic training, spent 33 years building this extraordinary structure by cementing together oddly-shape…

New Yorkers

Wow. If you can't beat them, join them.

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This organization against guns opened a gun store in NYC to make a point. What's your take on it?

Lee Kuan Yew, Founding Father and First Premier of Singapore, Dies at 91

A more balanced piece from NYT.

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Lee Kuan Yew, Founding Father and First Premier of Singapore, Dies at 91

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As prime minister for 31 years, Mr. Lee transformed the tiny island outpost into a modern, affluent city-state admired for its efficiency and low level of corruption.

Il Cucchiaio d'Argento

The quest for the chicken that laid the chocolate egg.

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Il Cucchiaio d'Argento

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Veramente stupendi!!!

Passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, founding Prime Minister of Singapore | Prime Minister's Office Singapore

RiP. Hard to reflect on this sad event as the media is taking every advantage of this opportunity to either make a myth or monster out of this man. Can understand how South Africans feel during the passing of Mandela. I hate you CNN.

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Passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, founding Prime Minister of Singapore | Prime Minister's Office Singapore

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The Prime Minister is deeply grieved to announce the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Mr Lee passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital today at 3.18am. He was 91.Arrangements for the public to pay respects and for the funeral proceedings will be an…

Prinz Marcus von Anhalt

This panettone is unreal! Chocolate!!!

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Prinz Marcus von Anhalt

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Wer möchte hier reinbeisen ???

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation - Fate

Hollywood actors pretty much do the same thing once they are typecast. He will probably still be hanging on or jumping from buildings/planes/trains/automobiles/motobikes way into old age.

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Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation - Fate

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Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. In theaters July 31st. http://ift.tt/1MX4qPy

Sunday, March 22, 2015

What Color Is Your Mind?

Yerrow! I mean yellow....

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What Color Is Your Mind?

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What color does your mind relate to? The result will be a surprise. Take this simple test.

What Your Body Is Made Of

The last one is a kicker....

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What Your Body Is Made Of

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Hint: it's not sugar and spice. Check out more awesome BuzzFeedBlue videos! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedblue1 MUSIC Digital Wolves Licensed via Warner Chappell P...

Matt Lauer's Epic Prank

That's really requires a lot of balls...

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Matt Lauer's Epic Prank

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The "Today" host finally exacted his revenge on Ellen. We have the video to prove it.

The Big Read: Trouble ahead for stores as e-shopping bug bites

At this rate, most of the retailers will be gone by 2020?

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The Big Read: Trouble ahead for stores as e-shopping bug bites

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Tan Wei Zhen tanweizhen@mediacorp.com.sg Published: Saturday, 21 March 2015 Tweet The Robinsons store at The Heeren. Photo: Ernest Chua. SINGAPORE — These days, Mr Jonathan Ng, 37, buys just about everything for himself and his household online —from engine oil and LED lights to diapers and baby sna…

He Didn’t Have Money To Buy An Apartment and He Bought A Garage, But Look What He Did Inside |...

Oh wow! Beautiful wood furniture.

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He Didn’t Have Money To Buy An Apartment and He Bought A Garage, But Look What He Did Inside |...

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When you read garage you thing the main attribute of a garage- the large space that you have available for storing, either your car or other things. But have never thought that this could be a cozy place for living. To buy a place or apartment for living would be very very expensive but if you find…

Top 10 Toxic Foods We Love To Eat

Didn't know about apple seed.

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Top 10 Toxic Foods We Love To Eat

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Top 10 Toxic Foods We Love To Eat When eating, we generally find food that we think tastes great. Others like to focus on how healthy a certain food is befor...

The longest-lived animals on Earth, in one chart

Wow/ I could be eating the longest-lived animals in my plate of vongole. Just kidding.

http://www.vox.com/2015/3/21/8265657/longest-lived-animals