Saturday, 31 May 2008
SeeqPod - Playable Search
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Delayed sleep-phase syndrome (DSPS), also known as delayed sleep-phase disorder (DSPD) or delayed sleep-phase type (DSPT), is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder, a chronic disorder of the timing of sleep, peak period of alertness, core body temperature, hormonal and other daily rhythms relative to societal norms. People with DSPS tend to fall asleep well after midnight and have difficulty waking up in the morning.
Often, people with the disorder report that they cannot sleep until early morning, but they fall asleep at about the same time every "night", no matter what time they go to bed. Unless they have another sleep disordersuch as sleep apnea in addition to DSPS, patients can sleep well and have a normal need for sleep. Therefore, they find it very difficult to wake up in time for a typical school or work day. If, however, they are allowed to follow their own schedule, e.g. sleeping from 4 a.m. to noon, they sleep soundly, awaken spontaneously, and do not feel sleepy again until their next "night".
The syndrome usually develops in early childhood or adolescence, and sometimes disappears in adolescence or early adulthood. It can be to a greater or lesser degree treatable depending on the severity, but has not yet been found to be fully curable.
DSPS was first formally described in 1981 by Dr. Elliot D. Weitzman and others at Montefiore Medical Center. It is responsible for 7–10% of cases where patients complain of chronic insomnia. However, as few doctors are aware of its existence, it often goes untreated or is treated inappropriately. DSPS is frequently misdiagnosed as primary insomnia or as a psychiatric condition.
Saturday, 24 May 2008
Mar 20, 2008...
May 24, 2008...
Friday, 23 May 2008
With fluorescents and LEDs making major headway in the market, energy efficient alternatives to the incandescent bulb are becoming big business. That having been said, the next big thing could be coming out of a partnership between Saazs and Saint-Gobain Innovations in the form of Planilum—the "world's first light emitting glass." Planilum is only 0.8-inches thick and is composed of four layers of special glass, a rare gas and serigraphed phosphors—which will give you 500,000 hours or around 20 years of normal usage.
Because of their soft glow, Planilum lights only get about as hot as the human body, which means that there is no need for a shade or diffuser. They are also about 90% recyclable because the design is nearly all glass. For these reasons, the Planilum can be integrated into designs that make a break from traditional lighting fixtures. In fact, the plan is to develop furniture and other household objects with these panels to make more functional and attractive lighting solutions. With any luck, we could see products based on this technology sometime within the next few year"
Thursday, 22 May 2008
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Sunday, 18 May 2008
Saturday, 17 May 2008
Went to the Singapore Flyer yesterday. It's really awesome. It's huge, the largest in the world [until that Shanghai one is done.]. Inside the pod: Nice view, really cool, but lots of reflection. Get a circular polarizing filter when you go on the flyer!
Also, Got my new flash! Finally, I'm broke! w00t!
P.s.: Something strange happened yesterday.
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
1. Scott Forstall will be speaking more about the iPhone SDK.
2. Steve Jobs will announce an update to the MacBook [including the 'Pro'] line-up.
3. Needless to say: 3G iPhone.
4. Steve Jobs will announce an update to the Mac mini.
5. Steve will talk about OS X Lynx 10.6.
6. Steve Jobs will talk about '.Mac' services. and add new features to it. either that, or drop the price.
7. Steve will drop the prices on the Cinema Displays!
8. Steve or Scott will show us a Nike+ app for the iPod touch.
9. Firmware 2.0 for iPod touch and iPhone. [needless to say]
Monday, 12 May 2008
don't tell me im the only person who remembers this game?!
Sunday, 11 May 2008
Granola is a breakfast food and snack food consisting of rolled oats, nuts, honey and sometimes rice, which is baked until crispy. During the baking process the mixture is stirred to maintain a loose, breakfast cereal type consistency. Dried fruit, particularly raisins or dates, are sometimes also added.
Muesli is a popular breakfast cereal based on uncooked rolled oats, fruit and nuts. It was developed around 1900 by the Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner for patients in his hospital. It is available as a packaged dry form or it can be made fresh.
For the people who can't load the video, I'll just depict it for you. It's a user-generated music video of a song by 'Bird! Bee!', called "Again and Again'. This person made use of applications on her mac and created a screen capture out of all that. that's the basic gist of the video. She used the iSight camera, Microsoft Office, Spaces, iChat, Dictate, Stickies, Photoshop, Illustrator, Finder, Quick Look, iTunes, Screensavers, Time Machine, Dashboard widgets, Safari, iPhoto [yeah], Final Cut Express, just to name a few apps and technologies in a Mac.
Potential 'Get a Mac' ad? I think so too.
|BenSee: You blog is failing at 2.0-ness.|
- Who has his twitter feed by his sidebar? Twitter is one of the winners of the WebWare 100, which is a user-voted award for the best web2.0 stuff!
- Who makes polls? That's user interaction. That's Web2.0.
- Who adds imeem and seqpod, which are WEB2.0 Apps? Adding music to a blog is the same as having 'services' catered to the viewer/user. that's WEB2.0.
- tagboard, needless to say, is also userinteraction. same as number 2.
- I often add youtube videos as posts for my blog... Same as number 1, Youtube is a Webware 100 winner.
- Yahoo Answers!, Flickr. These are Web 2.0 social networks, and I intergrated them to my blog. Web 2.0 is about intergration, the convergence of people online! And I even do my own 'networking' by adding tons of links!
- del.icio.us is a Web 2.0 app, needless to say.
- My blog is way more leet than your pathetic, depressing blog, whoever you are, unless your blog is called the
CollosalCelestial Waste of Bandwidth. [don't click if u're low on RAM.] or Dvorak.org/blog, or Fake Steve.
Saturday, 10 May 2008
Thursday, 8 May 2008
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
Anemia goes undetected in many people, and symptoms can be small and vague. Most commonly, people with anemia report a feeling of weakness or fatigue in general or during exercise, general malaise and sometimes poor concentration. People with more severe anemia often report dyspnea (shortness of breath) on exertion. Very severe anemia prompts the body to compensate by increasing cardiac output, leading to palpitations and sweatiness, and to heart failure.
Pica, the consumption of non-food such as dirt, paper, wax, grass and hair, may be a symptom of iron deficiency, although it occurs often in those who have normal levels of hemoglobin.
Chronic anemia may result in behavioral disturbances in children as a direct result of impaired neurological development in infants, and reduced scholastic performance in children of school age.
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Monday, 5 May 2008
I must say, some of the tracks are really not available anywhere... so I just posted using imeem, since they have all the tracks.
Sorry for the 30s clips on 2 [potentially more] of the tracks...
UPDATE: Track one: "Violet Hill" by Coldplay. it's the featured track of the week.
also, the playlist is up on the featured section.
Sunday, 4 May 2008
Saturday, 3 May 2008
- Make It Mine
We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
- Beat Goes On
Madonna feat. Kanye West
- Great DJ
The Ting Tings
Great DJ - EP
- See You Again
Hannah Montana 2 - Meet Miley Cyrus
- In Love With A Girl
In Love With A Girl - Single
- Love Song
- Someone To Save You
Dreaming Out Loud
- Go On
Sleep Through The Static
- I'm Yours
We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
- 4 Minutes
Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
Friday, 2 May 2008
Thursday, 1 May 2008
Moving to war…
· Failure to Disarm
o [due to mistrust, fixed aims, rather than mutual confidence]
o Led to rearmament
· Disunited Europe on view of Authoritarian Regimes
o Fear of spread of communism
o Fear of spread of authoritarian regimes
German’s foreign policy – brief.
Aimed at rearmament, bound to lead to war.
Left LoN in 1933
Spanish Civil war showed the strength of German forces, Democratic nations started to ramp up rearmament.
German’s foreign policy made things worse?
Racist, Berlin Olympics, Expansion, Superiority of Aryans = entitled to do what it wanted? Spanish Civil War, avoid war, step by step takeover of Europe
Avoid war by satisfying German demands, ToV unfair so resentment is fair, France had Maginot line of defence so they felt safe, death toll of WWI not to be repeated, No rearmament plans yet for other countries.
Fear of antagonising Hitler by waging war on Germany. Peace was preserved, but Czechoslovakia paid the price
German invaded rest of Czech. [purification / rid of non-Aryans, land, resources]
Appeasement over. Rearmament.