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Posted: February 22nd, 2008
at 2:16pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: robots,science

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MNP Bi-Annual Design Contest.1


For the inaugural bi-annual MNP design contest.1 we would like to offer a challenge that may or may not be met.

Often people like to single out the "leaf" as being something that is merely less of a plant and more of an honorable mention. Well for those that strike it right, we would like to go offer a membership to our exclusive tree-house to outsider (preferably from Macedonia) to the winner….the winner of what you ask?

The CHEALLANGE: Design a vaporizer that ninjas may or may not ask to be plugged into a wall.

DEADLINE: April 18th @ Midnight (entries will be accepted throughout the morning hours, however we refrain on speculating, but their is a good chance that entries arriving later than 8AM will be deleted instantly)

THE PRIZE: Eternal Ninjanation

With this said: send your completed designs to (for those interested in what to send we ain’t interested in that jenky ashy bc type of shapsonix)

Good luck and let those most ninjatastic see their design through!

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Posted: February 13th, 2008
at 2:17pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: green,web,business,mnp is for the children,weaponry,gear,design,real life news,science,competitions

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The Collapse of Complex Societies

By contrast, Joseph Tainter argues in The Collapse of Complex Societies that such an event should be understood more specifically; he argues that societies respond to crises by adding complexity, and that complexity is subject to the law of diminishing returns.

Eventually, the marginal returns on added complexity turn negative, and since the society only knows how to add complexity in response to its problems, it starts to collapse under its own weight. via

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Posted: February 12th, 2008
at 1:53am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,life,web,robots,weaponry,fo' real?,science

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Raekwon: The Fall of the Abbot


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Posted: February 11th, 2008
at 10:46am by Black Ock

Categories: hood status,music,weaponry,9th dan,science

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What to do with your Millions you ask?

Learn Numismatics.

Today, most transactions take place by a form of payment with either inherent, standardized or credit value. Numismatic value may be used to refer to the value in excess of the monetary value conferred by law. This is also known as the "collector’s value" or "intrinsic value."

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Posted: February 8th, 2008
at 10:30am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: business,fo' real?,science

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Ron Eglash: African Fractals, in Buildings and Braids

"I am a mathematician, and I would like to stand on your roof." This is how Ron Eglash greeted many African families while researching the intriguing fractal patterns he noticed in villages across the continent. He talks about his work exploring the rigorous fractal math underpinning African architecture, art and even hair braiding.

::video + info from TED::

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Posted: February 6th, 2008
at 1:00pm by orangemenace

Categories: youtube,art,architecture,fo' real?,science

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Crop Circles, Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport


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Posted: February 2nd, 2008
at 2:22pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,photo,real life news,science

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Beatles in Deep Space

Thanks to Jen, ultimate web ninja, for this article.


WASHINGTON — For the first time ever, NASA will beam a song — The Beatles’ "Across the Universe" — directly into deep space at 7 p.m. EST on Feb. 4.

The transmission over NASA’s Deep Space Network will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the day The Beatles recorded the song, as well as the 50th anniversary of NASA’s founding and the group’s beginnings. Two other anniversaries also are being honored: The launch 50 years ago this week of Explorer 1, the first U.S. satellite, and the founding 45 years ago of the Deep Space Network, an international network of antennas that supports missions to explore the universe.

The transmission is being aimed at the North Star, Polaris, which is located 431 light years away from Earth. The song will travel across the universe at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney expressed excitement that the tune, which was principally written by fellow Beatle John Lennon, was being beamed into the cosmos.

"Amazing! Well done, NASA!" McCartney said in a message to the space agency. "Send my love to the aliens. All the best, Paul."

Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, characterized the song’s transmission as a significant event.

"I see that this is the beginning of the new age in which we will communicate with billions of planets across the universe," she said.


It is not the first time Beatles music has been used by NASA; in November 2005, McCartney performed the song "Good Day Sunshine" during a concert that was transmitted to the International Space Station. "Here Comes the Sun," "Ticket to Ride" and "A Hard Day’s Night" are among other Beatles’ songs that have been played to wake astronaut crews in orbit.

Feb. 4 has been declared "Across The Universe Day" by Beatles fans to commemorate the anniversaries. As part of the celebration, the public around the world has been invited to participate in the event by simultaneously playing the song at the same time it is transmitted by NASA. Many of the senior NASA scientists and engineers involved in the effort are among the group’s biggest fans.

"I’ve been a Beatles fan for 45 years a€" as long as the Deep Space Network has been around," said Dr. Barry Geldzahler, the network’s program executive at NASA Headquarters, Washington. "What a joy, especially considering that ‘Across the Universe’ is my personal favorite Beatles song."

My, my, Myyyyy Ninja, Please. I can see the aliens now… talkin’ bout "I am the eggmannn"… indentifying…

I imagine it to be something not exactly like - but akin to - this:

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Maybe they’ll consider David next time.

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Posted: February 1st, 2008
at 11:14am by Black Ock

Categories: myninjaplease,music,fo' real?,science

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Oil on Ice - Documentary

In a slight departure from our usual weekly documentary format, we present to you Oil on Ice. No, this isn’t Disney on Ice, but rather a documentary film about drilling in the arctic.

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Posted: January 28th, 2008
at 9:40am by Black Ock

Categories: life,green,politricks,science,documentary

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