Archive for November, 2006

Historical Asian Architecture

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Photography site dedicated to the historical architecture of China, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Pretty siick.

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Posted: November 24th, 2006
at 12:41pm by orangemenace


Categories: art,architecture,photo

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archifactory.de

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This is an addition to a 1940’s era single-family home with a pitched roof, the Ebeling House. An addition. How’re you gonna build an addition to a house thats iller than the original? My Ninja Please!

Designed by archifactory.de [pretty ill…check them out], a German firm, the work is meant to act as a ‘minimalist volume, compact and heavy’ inserted as an object on the street [theres nothing like it nearby].

Link, from Arkinetia

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Posted: November 24th, 2006
at 12:14pm by orangemenace


Categories: architecture

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Patterns of Extinction and Perception of Corruption

from sflorg

Professor Ian Owens, one of the paper’s authors from Imperial College London’s Division of Biology, and the Natural Environment Research Council’s Center for Population Biology, said: "For the first time ever this global mapping has divided the planet up into small grid squares to obtain a really detailed picture of biodiversity. By looking at the numbers of endangered mammals, birds and amphibians in these squares, we have been able to see how this real picture varies from assumptions that have previously been made about global biodiversity of endangered species."

Professor Owens adds that this geographical discrepancy in hotspots of endangered species from different groups can be explained by the different factors that threaten mammals, birds and amphibians: "Endangered bird species are often at risk because their habitats are being destroyed. However, different factors entirely may affect mammals such as tigers which are under threat from poachers, and amphibians which are being diminished by diseases brought into their habitat by non-native fish.



These are two different links.

Explanatory notes*

* CPI Score relates to perceptions of the degree of corruption as seen by business people and country analysts, and ranges between 10 (highly clean) and 0 (highly corrupt).

** Confidence range provides a range of possible values of the CPI score. This reflects how a country’s score may vary, depending on measurement precision. Nominally, with 5 percent probability the score is above this range and with another 5 percent it is below. However, particularly when only few sources are available, an unbiased estimate of the mean coverage probability is lower than the nominal value of 90%.

*** Surveys used refers to the number of surveys that assessed a country’s performance. 12 surveys and expert assessments were used and at least 3 were required for a country to be included in the CPI.

from transparency


Posted: November 24th, 2006
at 11:23am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: life,green

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Alien Ninja

and other speakers for the audiophile.

from passdiy

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Posted: November 24th, 2006
at 11:10am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: music,gear

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Foto Del Dia 11.24

featured at dailycolonial

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Posted: November 24th, 2006
at 11:09am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: foto del dia

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Ultimate Tub

6k for a spa and a lcd.

from electronichouse
buy at divapor

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Posted: November 24th, 2006
at 11:02am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: home

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Surreal Ads Are What Works Now

ad movie from leymarie.patrice.free

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Posted: November 24th, 2006
at 11:00am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: business

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Before We Know It

Drought? Bleaached coral? Meanwhile, the Thanksgiving hangover round these parts is major.

gallery of the earth’s changing climate

One possible result of the world’s changing climate is less rain for those places that already suffer from a lack of water and torrential storms for places that have plenty. Currently, the Anhui province of China is suffering the worst drought in half a century in southwest China.

Scientists are concerned about the effects of global warming on marine life. Many organisms at the bottom of the marine food chain are extremely sensitive to any rise in water temperature. Bleached coral is becoming more and more common.

from spiegel

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Posted: November 24th, 2006
at 10:31am by Koookiecrumbles


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On A Wall

15 Cinescope projectors to fit your budget.

from electronichouse

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Posted: November 24th, 2006
at 10:21am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: film,gear

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