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The iPod of 2004

I have some old magazines laying around. This morning I was looking at one and flipped it over; And I thought, “Wow. Today the iPad 2 is coming out. And I don’t think of this magazine as being all that old.” Was it really that long ago that we would pay $299 for a 20GB mp3 player who’s advertising highlighted it’s ability to shuffle songs? No color screen, no video capabilities, no WiFi, and less memory than on a typical USB flash drive. Crazy.

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MBP: Space – The Final Frontier


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List of International Currencies

Here is a complete list of international currencies, their abbreviations, and their symbols. Argentine Peso (ARS AR$) Australian Dollar (AUD A$) Bolivian Boliviano (BOB Bs) Brazilian Real (BRL R$) British Pound Sterling (GBP UK£) Bulgarian Lev (BGN) Canadian Dollar (CAD CA$) Chilean Peso (CLP CL$) Chinese Yuan (CNY CN¥) Colombian Peso (COP CO$) Croatian Kuna (HRK kn) Czech Republic Koruna (CZK K?) Danish Krone (DKK Dkr) Egyptian Pound (EGP) Euro (EUR €) Hong Kong Dollar (HKD HK$) Hungarian Forint (HUF Ft) Indian Rupee (INR Rs.) Indonesian Rupiah (IDR Rp) Israeli New Sheqel (ILS ?) Japanese Yen (JPY ¥) Lithuanian Litas (LTL Lt) Malaysian Ringgit (MYR RM) Mexican Peso (MXN MX$) Moroccan Dirham (MAD) New Taiwan Dollar (TWD NT$) New Zealand Dollar (NZD NZ$) Norwegian Krone (NOK Nkr) Pakistani Rupee (PKR PKRs) Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN S/.) Philippine Peso (PHP Php) Polish Zloty (PLN z?) Romanian Leu (RON) Russian Ruble (RUB) Saudi Riyal (SAR SR) Serbian Dinar (RSD din.) Singapore Dollar (SGD S$) South African Rand (ZAR R) South Korean Won (KRW ?) Swedish Krona (SEK Skr) Swiss Franc (CHF) Thai Baht (THB ?) Turkish Lira (TRY TL) Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH) United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) US Dollar (USD $) Venezuelan Bolívar (VEF Bs.F.) Vietnamese Dong (VND ?)

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Cliff Halliday ([email protected]) & similar craigslist spam

There is a new bot on Craigslist today mass mailing people. If you get any messages, especially from your Craig’s List posting, from a Cliff Halliday with an e-mail address of [email protected], then it’s spam, so delete it :) Here are some other names and e-mail addresses I believe are being used for spam on Craigs List: [email protected] (thanks ktina!) Shannon Popp – [email protected] Chris Bolcato – [email protected] Update (12/30) – There seems to be some new spam regarding Cliff Halliday and something to do with the “CEO” of Craigslist – this is also spam! Hope this helps. Please tell others about your spam message in the comments to help identify these threats / annoyances :)

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One Weird Old Tip to Lose Belly Fat

So this question is pretty much a scam to get you to sign up for something you don’t need. But I saw one user posted this as the tip: “Just pray before you put anything in your mouth – if it is not worth praying for, don’t eat it. If you feel guilty, it was the wrong choice – STOP – and don’t do it again. Eat to live and not live to eat.” It’s funny but it makes sense. Also, someone has mentioned: “No food tastes as good as how you feel when you’re fit” So exercise and eating healthy are the right options. A similar ad: One Tip For a Tiny Belly

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Alternate Transportation

[youtube=] [youtube=] [youtube=] [youtube=] [youtube=] [youtube=] Sustainable transport (or green transport) refers to any means of transport with low impact on the environment, and includes walking and cycling, transit oriented development, green vehicles, CarSharing, and building or protecting urban transport systems that are fuel-efficient, space-saving and promote healthy lifestyles. The advantages of increased mobility need to be weighed against the environmental, social and economic costs that transport systems pose. But the real purpose of transport is access – to work, education, goods and services, friends and family – and there are proven techniques to improve access while simultaneously reducing environmental and social impacts, and managing traffic congestion. Communities which are successfully improving the sustainability of their transport networks are doing so as part of a wider program of creating more vibrant, livable, sustainable cities. The social costs of transport include road crashes, air pollution, physical inactivity, time taken away from the family while commuting and vulnerability to fuel price increases. Traffic congestion imposes economic costs by wasting people’s time and by slowing the delivery of goods and services. Transport systems have significant impacts on the environment, accounting for between 20% and 25% of world energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

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Airline Ticket E-mail Monitoring Services

Want a cheap airfare? Watching those plane tickets for the best price? I’ve started to compile a list of services which alert you when they find the best deal. (click on my fare alerts in the top right) also try: Let me know if you have more!

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Custom WordPress Theme for WH?

I’ve been thinking that I need to revamp the site again, maybe do a more custom template. I don’t really do any advertising here, nor do I plan to, so I’m thinking of going with a minimalistic theme that just highlights the content well.

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Art Info / Ideas in Winston-Salem

o The Chronicle of Winston-Salem o Television o Social Networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc) o Website or Blog o SECCA E- Newsletter o Acquaintances or Friends o Local Print Publications o The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Newsletter o Radio possible benefits of membership at secca o Special workshops o Pre/ Post Show Exhibition Receptions o Meet the Artist, Dinner or Cocktail Parties o Artist studio visits, behind-the-scenes private collector and/or museum visits o Discounts to area merchants or restaurants o SECCA organized group travel Art activities: o Art Exhibitions o Theatre o Music o Films o Dance o Lectures o Social Events o Community Days Ways to be solicited for donations: o Direct mail / Brochures o Telephone calls o Face to Face Solicitation o Online giving things to do to increase patron participation Public Art Film Series Music Series Thursday Night Artist Talks Thursday Night Curator Talks International Lecture Series Panels & Symposia Café (Free Wireless Internet) Family Activities Gift Store with SECCA merchandise

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Paris court card names

Modern Traditional King of Spades David King of Hearts Charles (possibly Charlemagne, or Charles VII, where Rachel would then be the pseudonym of his mistress, Agnès Sorel) King of Diamonds Julius Caesar King of Clubs Alexander the Great Queen of Spades Pallas Queen of Hearts Judith Queen of Diamonds Rachel (either biblical, historical (see Charles above), or mythical as a corruption of the Celtic Ragnel, relating to Lancelot below) Queen of Clubs Argine (possibly an anagram of regina, which is Latin for queen, or perhaps Argea, wife of Polybus and mother of Argus) Knave of Spades Ogier the Dane/Holger Danske (a knight of Charlemagne) Knave of Hearts La Hire (comrade-in-arms to Joan of Arc, and member of Charles VII‘s court) Knave of Diamonds Hector Knave of Clubs Judas Maccabeus, or Lancelot

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