Archive for the 'Time' Category

Time Waster: Type like a hacker

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What started out as a small joke by its developer going by the handle Duiker101, quickly developed into a toy used by millions. Hacker Typer still fun to waste some time with. You can upload your on text and customize the background and text colors, so if you reduce the typing speed a bit it will look fully legit.

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Music: Depeche Mode – Useless

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Well it’s about time
It’s beginning to hurt
Time you made up your mind

Just what is it all worth…

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Life: And so Germany shall change

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The single most important web page in Germany to look at today/tonight.

Georg Schramm for President!

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Banking: The American Dream By The Provocateur Network

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>One more greatly done animated film on the eternal theme of how the global banking system works. It has everything – great animation, conspiracy theories, history, JFK’s death and more…..

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RIP – Whitney Houston

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Another turbulent life has just come to an end – Whitney Houston dies age 48.

From her humble beginnings to the start of her career in places like the P1 in Munich to absolute stardom in the mid-1980s when you could not watch any Music or Video channel for long without seeing her smiles and enthusiastic joy to her downfall and crisis and finding her life again afterwards. We believe the two videos do show two sides of Whitney Houston well worth to be remembered for….

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History: Niall Ferguson – The 6 killer apps of prosperity

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We finally found some time to watch Niall Ferguson’s Ted Talks presentation with the “killer applications” he also describes in his latest book “Civilization The West and the Rest”

Niall Ferguson starts his presentation outlining his playing field, pointing us to the facts that more than 106 billion people have walked this planet and 94% of those are already dead. Out of those 106 billion 60% were or are Asian and most of them were or are very poor (shortening their life span / economic output). He then bridges over to explain the concept of the “Great Divergence“, that the majority of today’s wealth (US$195 Trillion) was made after 1800 by so-called Westerners and till today 66% of the world’s wealth is owned by these Europeans, North-Americans and Austral-Asians that only make up 19% of the world’s population…

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