Wednesday, May 31, 2006

My Fellow Hotties

This are the hot girls of Zamboanga del Norte.
Enjoy !

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Monday, May 29, 2006

Websites as Graphs

Everyday, we look at dozens of websites. The structure of these websites is defined in HTML, the lingua franca for publishing information on the web. Your browser's job is to render the HTML according to the specs (most of the time, at least). You can look at the code behind any website by selecting the "View source" tab somewhere in your browser's menu.

HTML consists of so-called tags, like the A tag for links, IMG tag for images and so on. Since tags are nested in other tags, they are arranged in a hierarchical manner, and that hierarchy can be represented as a graph. I've written a little app that visualizes such a graph, and here are some screenshots of websites that I often look at.

I've used some color to indicate the most used tags in the following way:

blue: for links (the A tag)
red: for tables (TABLE, TR and TD tags)
green: for the DIV tag
violet: for images (the IMG tag)
yellow: for forms (FORM, INPUT, TEXTAREA, SELECT and OPTION tags)
orange: for linebreaks and blockquotes (BR, P, and BLOCKQUOTE tags)
black: the HTML tag, the root node
gray: all other tags

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Chinese curses ...

Mandarin (Chinese) English Translation
Wo xi wang ni man man si, dan kuai dian xia di yu! - I wish you a slow death, but
我希望你慢慢死,但快点下地狱。 a quick ride to hell!
Zhu tou - Pig head
Qin wode pigu - Kiss my ass
Gan ni niang - Motherf*****
Gou shi - Dog shit
Shi - Shit

Ni shi bai chi - You are an idiot
Ni shi hun dan - You are a rotten egg

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Saturday, May 27, 2006

About Microsoft's Windows Vista

Vista Beta 2, up close and personal by ZDNet's Ed Bott -- In the comments to posts I’ve written over the past few weeks, one question comes up again and again: What’s really in Windows Vista? Why should I care? To help answer those questions, I’ve put together a gallery of 30 screen shots digging deep into Vista Beta 2.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Kristine Hermosa

Kristine Hermosa

Famous TV & Movie Star

My Idol

I hope i can be this pretty and sexy someday

Yeah, Im gonna keep dreaming .....

Anyways, isn't she georgeous ...................

Spot a Fake Photo

Digital photography, Photoshop and synthetic computer graphics have made image trickery both easier to commit and harder to detect. But it is still possible to catch tampering—provided you have a good eye and the right tools.

Physical impossibility is a good giveaway. For example, a current advertisement for a four-wheel-drive sedan that shows lots of two-wheel-drive vehicles up on their back wheels ("Why pay for four wheels if you’re only using two of them?") is clearly faked because the shadows on the pavement don’t match the cars up in the air. So sometimes, detecting a forged image simply requires looking closely. In another recent high-profile example, the crowds in photos released by the Bush reelection campaign in October 2004 had been digitally enhanced with extra faces. Careful observers found that some of the faces were present more than once in the same crowd shot. .....

Customize your hi-tech gadgets

Are you looking for an easy way to customize your gadgets? Your Tego is a thin cover that will protect (and decorate) your phone, MP3 player, or handheld devices. It uses an adhesive, which is removable, to attach to the device (i.e. it will look good and protect your gear!).

It’s really easy to create these decorative template. All you have to do is to choose which device you want to customize, pick a pattern, and you can even include text. Once your template is designed, you order the cover via Your Tego.

Friday, May 19, 2006

IBM and the Holocaust

The tattooed numbers on the forearms of people held and killed in Nazi concentration camps have become a chilling symbol of hatred. Victims were stamped with the indelible number in a dehumanizing effort to keep track of them like widgets in the supply chain.

These numbers obviously weren't chosen at random. They were part of a coded system, with each number tracked as the unlucky person who bore it was moved through the system.

Edwin Black made headlines in 2001 when his painstakingly researched book, IBM and the Holocaust, showed that IBM machines were used to automate the "Final Solution" and the jackbooted takeover of Europe. Worse, he showed that the top levels of the company either knew or willfully turned a blind eye.

A year and a half after that book gave Big Blue a black eye, the author made more startling discoveries. IBM equipment was on-site at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Furthermore:

Thanks to the new discoveries, researchers can now trace how Hollerith numbers assigned to inmates evolved into the horrific tattooed numbers so symbolic of the Nazi era. (Herman Hollerith was the German American who first automated US census information in the late 19th century and founded the company that became IBM. Hollerith's name became synonymous with the machines and the Nazi "departments" that operated them.) In one case, records show, a timber merchant from Bendzin, Poland, arrived at Auschwitz in August 1943 and was assigned a characteristic five-digit IBM Hollerith number, 44673. The number was part of a custom punch-card system devised by IBM to track prisoners in all Nazi concentration camps, including the slave labor at Auschwitz. Later in the summer of 1943, the Polish timber merchant's same five-digit Hollerith number, 44673, was tattooed on his forearm. Eventually, during the summer of 1943, all non-Germans at Auschwitz were similarly tattooed.

The Hollerith numbering system was soon scrapped at Auschwitz because so many inmates died.

Eventually, the Nazis developed their own haphazard system.

Excerpts from : 50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know by Russ Kick