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Inception – The Architecture – Perception of Time / Visualization

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Hurricane Irene Videos

Space Station Crew Records Hurricane Irene Videos From almost 230 miles above the Earth, cameras on the International Space Station recorded new video of Hurricane Irene, which is strengthening as it takes aim on the southeast Bahamas and, possibly, the East Coast of the United States. Space Station Crew Records Hurricane Irene Videos: MyFoxPHILLY.com TWC Hurricane Irene coverage 1999: Clip 2 TWC’s Exclusive Threat Level for Hurricane Irene   We’ve added an “EXTREME” threat level category from eastern North Carolina to southern New England. According to Hurricane Expert, Dr. Rick Knabb and Sr. Meteorologist, Stu Ostro, “this is a particularly threatening situation and it’s best for people to be on alert.“ Computer models are currently trending toward a forecast solution of rare potency for portions of the Northeast.

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ELIXIO Scam

You may get an email from ELIXIO – like the one below. Don’t reply to the e-mail. Just mark it as SPAM. Leave a comment below if you, too, are a target of this unsolicited e-mail. ELIXIO is a scam, and here are the reasons you should not trust Elixio: The host that “elixio.net” is on is a $10/month shared web host. Can’t be that big a social network. Elixio does not use SSL for signups / sign in Their e-mails do not use a certified mailer such a constant contact or vertical response. They don’t have a trusted opt-out link. If you do sign up they only allow an alphanumeric password – no symbols? This is poor programming and a lack concern of security. You have been invited to apply for ELIXIO membership. ELIXIO is a private, exclusive and invitation-only online community, social events and information exchange network. ELIXIO members are influential leaders in the financial, fashion and luxury industries as well as academic and social leaders. To join, please enter your invitation code using the link below. BELOW IS YOUR INVITATION CODE WE HAVE SENT IN OUR PREVIOUS EMAIL: invitation code: 1yduebe To complete your membership application please follow the link below to our membership application form. http://www.elixio.net/signup.php Sincerely, ELIXIO Membership Team NYC/Miami/Boston/Los Angeles/London/Paris/Milan/Dubai If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply to this message with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line. ELIXIO Screenshots If you do sign up for ELIXIO you’ll experience the following screens. … Continue reading

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I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this theorem, which this doodle is too small to contain.

Google Says: I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this theorem, which this doodle is too small to contain. This is in honor of Pierre de Fermat, who said: “I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this, which this margin is too narrow to contain.” The full sentence of what de Fermat actually said was, “it is impossible to separate a cube into two cubes, or a fourth power into two fourth powers, or in general, any power higher than the second, into two like powers. I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this, which this margin is too narrow to contain.”

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mr.google.com

mr.google.com is google’s mx service dns entry.

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PayPal – Can’t Select Credit Card

If you can’t select a credit card when you’re checking out with PayPal, it’s because the amount in your PayPal balance is greater than the amount of the purchase price. PayPal only allows you to select an option to use the existing account balance or to make an instant transfer from a bank account. This is annoying. To remedy this, you need to reduce the amount of money in your PayPal account. You can do this by transferring funds into your bank account.

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McDonalds Online ad: Wake This Dude Up

McDonalds has a new interactive online ad, seen often in the early morning hours on CNN.com: This is pretty much the funnies online advertisement ever. Note: You will need to disable ad-blocker to see the interactive version. Static Version Interactive, Video Version

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Godfinger: Get Rid of Rainbows

The solution to Get Rid of Rainbows in Godfinger. “Deleting” rainbows in Godfinger is simple, actually, but the game doesn’t tell you how to do it. Basically, you can grab your people and throw them through the rainbow and collect stars. This tip is for the non-sparkling rainbows. Do this a few times and the rainbow will go away. Otherwise you will just collect a lot of them over time and they get in the way.

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Stack Overflow: Unicorns

Just noticed when you upvote on Stack Overflow there are unicorns, balloons, and hearts appearing. Has this been going on for a while? Could it be an 4/1 joke?

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My Struggle with Google Adwords Help

I created a new Google Adwords Campaign for a small client. Everything seemed to be going OK. The client wanted to run a second ad with a different offer. I duplicated my current ad, changed the offer, and then was met with a “Limited due to Trademark” restriction. I thought that was rather odd because the first ad was nearly identical to the second – and none of the words that were different were trademarked. Actually, I don’t think any of the words, even in the client’s name (the title of the ad – blurred for privacy), or the client’s web address, were trademarked. I was confused and decided to e-mail Google’s Adwords team. Here is where I’m currently at with them. I included the same screenshot included here with my e-mail. TL;DR: Just skim my short responses to get an idea of what’s happening :) Original Message Follows: ———————— From: Will Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 Thanks for your previous help. I’ve duplicated and edited an ad, but I’m getting the same "trade mark" error as before. I’ve attached a screenshot. What did I do wrong? How can we fix it? On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 8:01 AM, AdWords Support <[email protected] wrote: Hello Will, Thanks for writing in. I am sorry that you’ve been getting the same trademark issue as before when you submitted your ad. I am not sure of the exact reason why that happened, it may be that your message was triggered for potential trademark … Continue reading

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