Video: Chocolate Love

One for the night or Saturday morning depending wherever you are on this planet.

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link to YouTube video

Always a good way to start a Saturday are some warm Pain au Chocolate in bed.

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Data Visualization: U.S. States as N.Y.C. Boroughs

The boroughs of New York City as U.S. states based on their closest population analogues.

Manhattan becomes Idaho, the Bronx becomes Maine, Queens has as many people as New Mexico, Brooklyn as Nevada and Staten Island as many as Wyoming.

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link to verysmallarray

via: very small array

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Gadget: TeddyTaurus

If you liked to play with Teddies when you were younger and believe been seen with one at your age might not be such a great idea – here a two options:

A fried of us a while ago – always in the evening – was having a small white teddy bear looking out from one of the pockets of his jacket. Believe it or not – great success with the girls. Maybe it was the type of the bear.

The other option is more for home use: The TeddyTaurus.

Made by the great German toy company Steiff, the TeddyTaurus is most likely the first centaur to cuddle with. Like the centaurs in Greek mythology who were half horse half man, the TeddyTaurus is half Teddy half horse.

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link to Steif Japan

More information:
Translated version of Steiff Japan TeddyTaurus page

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Quote of the day: Life

image Gavrila Derzhavin small The following lines were found at Derzhavin’s table after his death:

The current of Time’s river
Will carry off all human deeds
And sink into oblivion
All peoples, kingdoms and their kings.
And if there’s something that remains
Through sounds of horn and lyre,
It too will disappear into the maw of time
And not avoid the common pyre…(lines broken)

Gavriil (Gavrila) Romanovich Derzhavin, 1743 – 1816, Russian poet

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Weekend Activity: Origami

Here’s a great time lapsed video of how to create an origami version of Evangelion Unit 01

Might be a bit tough to start with that art but still interesting to watch.

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link to YouTube video

If you’re looking for a less complicated way to start with Origami, here are some other unusual figures (Web 2.0) to try out

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25 Years MS Windows

It’s now 25 years ago since the first version of that thing called MS Windows started to infest became available for the new IBM PCs.

When you think back – that long ago – we were sitting and trying out that new interface provided to us on a PC the price of a small car today. And yes it was only black and white and it crashed and crashed and crashed (could be the applications), so most of the time we went back to a green shimmering monitor running Lotus 123 – latest after 15 minutes.

Actually it’s only 23 years ago because it took quite some time between the announcement and becoming available for sale. We started using it when MS persuaded us with an Alpha version of MS Windows 3.0 / 3.1 a few years later. If I recall it right that Alpha arrived on about 20 of these new 3.5″ floppies (each costing about 10 times as much as a DVD today). As time goes by…hmmmmmm.

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link to YouTube video

link to YouTube video

BTW this is Steve B. in that second video shouting away and selling snake oil. Sorry for the bad video quality, we could not find a better version.

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