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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #700 on: April 09, 2015, 08:39:12 AM »
World beer consumption by country.


I think you'll find it's the Czech Republic according to that map, Ireland is a close second.

Then again, if the Northern Territory was a country it would probably be on top - the rest of Australia is screwing up their average ;D

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #701 on: April 10, 2015, 11:30:15 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #703 on: April 12, 2015, 04:37:07 PM »
Based on the angle of the walls at what appears to be the entrance to the stairs, I'd say the cat is going up.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #704 on: April 12, 2015, 05:00:23 PM »
Based on the angle of the walls at what appears to be the entrance to the stairs, I'd say the cat is going up.

You say up, I say down.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #705 on: April 12, 2015, 06:11:27 PM »
Based on the angle of the walls at what appears to be the entrance to the stairs, I'd say the cat is going up.

If it weren't for the cat, I could see this as a "flip illusion" like the cup/faces, but as is, I can only see the cat going up most of the time, and I certainly can't see the cat *backing up* the stairs the other way!

THAT would be viral Youtube gold!


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #706 on: April 12, 2015, 07:00:51 PM »
Based on the angle of the walls at what appears to be the entrance to the stairs, I'd say the cat is going up.

If it weren't for the cat, I could see this as a "flip illusion" like the cup/faces, but as is, I can only see the cat going up most of the time, and I certainly can't see the cat *backing up* the stairs the other way!

THAT would be viral Youtube gold!



It seems to me if the cat was going downstairs the shoulders would be hunched to prevent going down the stairs out of control.  Since the cat seems untroubled and is looking at someone next to the photographer my feeling is the cat is going upstairs.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #707 on: April 12, 2015, 10:16:53 PM »
Based on the angle of the walls at what appears to be the entrance to the stairs, I'd say the cat is going up.

You say up, I say down.

I agree due to the design of the stairs.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #709 on: April 15, 2015, 01:37:48 PM »
If we had a poll option here, I would ask how many people are interested in this Youtube copy of the original Max Headroom movie (20 Minutes Into The Future).


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #711 on: April 16, 2015, 01:25:16 AM »
...Not From Aliens Parkes Observatory Clarifies Radio Signal Bursts Come From Kitchen Microwave

"Oops!"
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #712 on: April 16, 2015, 06:44:06 AM »
...Not From Aliens Parkes Observatory Clarifies Radio Signal Bursts Come From Kitchen Microwave

"Oops!"
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But does it brown?  :)

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #713 on: April 18, 2015, 04:18:46 AM »
A new country just started in Europe: Liberland.

http://liberland.org/

http://www.theblaze....s-brand-new-country/

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The tiny country sits on about seven square kilometers (less than 3 square miles) of land along the Danube River, between the official borders of Croatia and Serbia. According to Liberland’s President Vit Jedlicka, the land was considered “terra nullis” or nobody’s land.

Despite being just under three square miles in area, Liberland is not the smallest country on the planet. In fact, it is larger than the Vatican and Monaco.

According to a news release posted on the Liberland site, the founders are Czech citizens who formed something called a “Preparatory Committee,” elected a president (Jedlicka) and decided to declare their new state and planted a flag.

Image source: Liberland.org
President Jedlicka (second from right) and other Liberland founders at flag raising. Image source: Liberland.org
Those interested in becoming a citizen of the fledgling nation need to file an application. However, there is no official time frame attached to the process. According to the site, applications will be dealt with “in due time.”

What does it take to qualify to be a Liberland-ian? According the web site, potential citizens must:

- have respect for other people and respect the opinions of others, regardless of their race, ethnicity, orientation, or religion

- have respect for private ownership which is untouchable

- do not have communist, nazi or other extremist past

- were not punished for past criminal offenses

More at the link.

http://truucoin.com/...-operate-in-bitcoin/

http://liberland.org...come-citizens-23.htm


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British media about Liberland:

http://www.ibtimes.c...oatia-serbia-1496715
http://www.bbc.com/n...m-elsewhere-32332473

Czech media about Liberland:

http://www.novinky.c...ie-vlastni-stat.html
http://www.parlament...dna-se-o-vtip-370737
http://zpravy.e15.cz...i-byrokracii-1180861
http://tn.nova.cz/cl...cany-liberlandu.html

Slovak media about Liberland:

http://www.sme.sk/c/...il-vlastny-stat.html
http://www.tvnoviny....-ziadat-o-obcianstvo
http://www.pluska.sk...ody-vas-pobavia.html

Polish media about Liberland:

http://wiadomosci.on...-na-balkanach/kjl6ln
http://pikio.pl/na-b...-marzen-korwinistow/

Hungarian media about Liberland:

http://index.hu/kulf...rland_vajdasag_cseh/
http://444.hu/2015/0...g-mellett-liberland/

Austrian media about Liberland:

http://wirtschaftsbl...Serbien-und-Kroatien
http://www.krone.at/...berland-Story-448505
http://www.kleinezei...n-Staat-an-der-Donau
Turkish media about Liberland:

http://www.ahaber.co...et-kuruldu-liberland
http://www.hurriyet....r/dunya/28745773.asp
http://www.sabah.com...et-kuruldu-liberland

Serbian media about Liberland:

http://inserbia.info...d-croatia-liberland/
http://www.blic.rs/V...ju-Srbije-i-Hrvatske
http://www.tanjug.rs...rbije-i-hrvatske.htm
http://www.kurir.rs/...rland-clanak-1741441

Croatian media about Liberland:

http://www.croatiawe...clares-independence/
http://www.jutarnji....-liberland-/1331520/
http://www.dnevno.hr...rvatske-srbije-8526/
Video reports:

https://www.youtube..../watch?v=TrRccMnuiEA
https://www.youtube..../watch?v=sp9Blx7B-Po

Not so much from American media so far.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #714 on: April 18, 2015, 07:41:28 AM »
Slate has picked up the Liberland story:

http://www.slate.com...nd.html?wpsrc=fol_fb

It's rather odd as well. Slate is generally openly hostile to that sort of thing.

Also, it's on Google Maps now.



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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #715 on: April 18, 2015, 09:33:07 AM »
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A new country just started in Europe

Starting is easier than staying, it would seem.  :)

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #716 on: April 18, 2015, 09:51:16 AM »
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A new country just started in Europe

Starting is easier than staying, it would seem.  :)

We shall see! 8)

But, you know darn well I'll be cheering for Liberland! :)  :up:
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« Reply #717 on: April 18, 2015, 11:25:31 AM »
And an interesting Vice article on the micronation:

http://www.vice.com/...n-eastern-europe-417

No quotes. It's worth checking/skimming at a minimum.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #719 on: April 18, 2015, 06:27:47 PM »
Google Handwriting Input Writes Text in Android the Old Fashioned Way

Thanks for this, it looks good at first try. I tried MyScript Stylus (Beta) for a while, and even Swype, but some issues always forced me back to the default keyboard, even though I'm an old (Palm) Graffiti fan and would like to use handwriting, if it's faster than typing.

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« Reply #720 on: April 18, 2015, 11:50:58 PM »
Google Handwriting Input Writes Text in Android the Old Fashioned Way

Thanks for this, it looks good at first try. I tried MyScript Stylus (Beta) for a while, and even Swype, but some issues always forced me back to the default keyboard, even though I'm an old (Palm) Graffiti fan and would like to use handwriting, if it's faster than typing.

Graffiti was beautiful! The comments in the article are a further testament to just how good it really was.

One comment linked here:

https://play.google....ess_company.graffiti
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« Reply #721 on: April 22, 2015, 11:30:47 PM »
A Defense of Comic Sans

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #723 on: April 23, 2015, 03:52:39 AM »
A Defense of Comic Sans

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=GUCcObwIsOs

interesting :-)

on a lighter note, it reminded me of this one:

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You think I’m a malformed, pathetic excuse for a font. Well think again, nerdhole, because I’m Comic Sans, and I’m the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes f***ing Gutenberg.

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« Reply #724 on: April 23, 2015, 10:01:13 AM »
^ Hahahaaha! 8)
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