Human For Sale » I am worth exactly: $1,812,360.00.
Maand: juli 2001 (pagina 1 van 21)
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Officials sound Code Red alarm » “A group of government and private security experts took the unusual step Monday of publicly urging businesses worldwide to guard themselves against the Code Red worm, set to reactivate Tuesday with possibly dire consequences for the Internet.”
Okay, a bit of trivia (from the Trivia newsletter) and then I’d better get on with it.
» Tooth enamel is the hardest substance manufactured by the human body.
» In the second it takes to turn the page of a book, you will lose about 3 million red blood cells. During that same second, your bone marrow will have produced the same number of new ones.
» The epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, sheds itself at a rate of about a million cells every 40 minutes.
» The average square inch of skin holds 650 sweat glands, 20 blood vessels, 60,000 melanocytes (pigment cells), and more than a thousand nerve endings.
» The rush of air produced by a cough moves at a speed approaching 600 miles per hour.
» The brain reaches its maximum weight at age 20 – about 3 pounds. Over the next 60 years, as billions of nerve cells die within the brain, it loses about 3 ounces. The brain begins to lose cells at a rate of 50,000 per day by the age of 30.
» Between ages 30 and 70, a nose may lengthen and widen by as much as half an inch and the ears may be a quarter-inch longer – due to the fact that cartilage is one of the few tissues that continue to grow as we age.
» The pituitary gland – responsible for producing the hormone that regulates growth – is only the size of a pea and weighs little more than a small paper clip.
Went to the CD rental place. Fl. 2,50 per CD for a week. That’s not very expensive, so I went crazy. Well not really, but I got some great albums. One of the ones was Badly Drawn Boy – Hour of Bewilderbeast, which I wanted to hear for quite some time now. “In 2000, the techno-folk troubadour Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy, won the U.K.-based Mercury Music Prize, Brit-pop’s blue ribbon award. His first full-length, The Hour of Bewilderbeast, is a song cycle relaying the life span of a romantic relationship with dry lyrical humor, soft-touch acoustic strumming, mellow horns, and gossamer strings. Repeated listenings are required, but like a down pillow, as your head sinks into this album, its warm comforts and rewards reveal themselves deep within a melodic cushion.”
Others I rented are “Dimmu Borgir – Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia“, “Hellacopters – High Visibility“, “Halford – Resurrection“, “Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up the Girl” and “Megadeth – Risk“. So quite a variation of things, really. That’ll teach my CD burner!
Technical FAQ for Linux users » “If you’re new (or even not so new) to Linux, there are hundreds of questions, problems, and concerns that arise during the learning process, especially when you’re coming from the world of Microsoft Windows. This article addresses a number of miscellaneous questions, both the frequently- and rarely-asked questions, and groups them by topic. The focus is on helping Windows users make the transition to Linux, but those converting from other operating systems should find useful information here as well.”
Like the idea of Ageless, an overview of websites, sorted by the owners birthday. Ofcourse I mailed. Hope to be included someday.
I’ve got an e-mail from Tjerk a few hours ago. Everything is okay. No crashed in the Amazon or anything. 😉 It’s cold over there, he’s got a view of the snow on the Andes. And I’m wearing a t-shirt. I’m very jealous. Sigh.
Also, my parents came back from holiday yesterday. They had a good time, entered their usual end-of-holiday-cleaning-frenzy. I decided to leave ‘em to it and withdraw into the garden with my book. But everything appears to be getting back to normal now and we’re going to celebrate all the safe returns with a meal at the Greek Restaurant tonight. Yummie!
As I mentioned yesterday, my phone has arrived. I just love playing with gadgets like that. Although a phone is not really a gadget these days, but what the heck. I’ve been scrolling through the menu like crazy, setting alarms, ringtones, voicemail, SMS, and loads of other stuff. I’ve been working on activating the banking features aswell, but the network was a bit busy today, so I couldn’t get that activated yet. But I will.