Archive for December, 2006

National Holidays

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* New Year - January 1
* Memory Day - January 12
* Ramadan - January 30
* National Flag Day - February 19
* International Women’s Day - March 8
* Novruz-Bairam (religious) - March 21
* Drop of Water is a Grain of Gold Holiday - April 6
* Horse Day - April 27
* Victory Day - May 9
* Revival and Unity Day - May 18
* Holiday of Poetry of Magtymguli - May 19
* Carpet Day - May 25
* Kurban-Bairam (religious) - one day a year (refer to Muslim calendar)
* Ramadan-Bairam (religious) - one day a year (refer to Muslim calendar)
* Day of election of first President - June 21
* Turkmen Melon Holiday - July 10
* Turkmen Bakhsi Holiday - July 14
* Remembrance Day - October 6
* Independence Day - October 27-28
* Student Youth Day - November 17
* Harvest Holiday/Bread Day - November 30
* Good Neighborliness - December 7
* Day of Neutrality - December 1

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Posted: December 25th, 2006
at 12:01am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,celebrity,politricks,fo' real?,real life news

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Apple R&D and the Internet

ipod montahe

50 designs of iphone- if Kim Jong II gets ahold of one itl be trouble

Posted: December 25th, 2006
at 12:00am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: apple,business,design

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Beatriz Velez

as foosball fuels world politics, the global game brings like elements to light:

We are motivated first by love of football, second by a passion for stories rarely told. For example, we present an interview with Beatriz VA©lez of the Universidad de Antioquia in MedellAAn, Colombia, whose experience with the global game has been less benign than ours. She tells of cleaning up after her brother, who trod into the family home "with his clothes and football cleats full of mud." Within such vignettes lies a grassroots football culture, perhaps even more subtle than that treated by Franklin Foer in his recent book, How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization. We enjoyed Foer’s book, although we might take issue with the grandiose title. By learning from people such as VA©lez, we prefer to let the world explain soccer to us.

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Posted: December 24th, 2006
at 12:38am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: too good to be true,web,games

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Adult Swim

Christmas Eve 10pm-6am hosted by DOOM

promo 1 and 2

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Posted: December 24th, 2006
at 12:38am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: youtube

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‘SideShow’ is making ninjas reconsider MS Vista

While most of the members of the MNP dojo happen to use OSX, and see the fortchoming release of the Microsoft Vista OS as essentially a bloated attempt at appropriating some features that have been part of Apple’s OS for years now, we gotta admit, Microsoft does have some pretty ninja-riffic sh*t up their sleave. Case in point: SideShow.

Engadget’s take on the Ricavision remote pictured above:

…a sweet 2.5-inch QVGA LCD display for Microsoft’s promising SideShow technology; a bit of magicking that hooks the remote into a suite of Media Center "Gadgets" allowing you to extract and display information related to your media. In short, you’ll have damn-near full control over your media center’s TV recordings and schedules, music library, radio presets, and collection of pictures and video. Better yet, the remote works with any Gadget assigned through Vista’s SideShow Control Panel like eMail, calendar, and RSS feeds just to name a few.

SideShow technology is not reserved for just some ill remote controls either. Manufacturers are already employing the technology on laptops - the secondary screen allows the user to check their inbox, battery life etc without turning on the computer or booting up Windows.

Story via Engadget

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Posted: December 22nd, 2006
at 11:34am by Pheezatron


Categories: computers,apple

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Ice Art

process and gallery at alaskaalpineclub

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Posted: December 22nd, 2006
at 11:26am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art

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Iceberg

red meat

Danish ‘artist’ Marco Evaristti spray painted an iceberg red. It’s "art", you see. You don’t? Me, either.

Marco and minions took two icebreakers from Ilullissat, Greenland, looked for 30 minutes to find the perfect iceberg, then sprayed it red using 780 gallons of the type of dye used to color meat.

"We all have a need to decorate Mother Nature because it belongs to all us," Marco said. "This is my iceberg; it belongs to me." Yeah, whatever. Some would call it "polluting".

Evaristti, who was born in Chile, sadly got attention for another work of "art", shown in a Danish gallery in 2000. He filled 10 blenders with water and live goldfish, then invited guests to turn them on and chop up the live fish. Of course some idiot did. Don’t see that as "art"? Me, either. The gallery director was tried on charges of animal cruelty, but acquitted. It doesn’t sound like Mr. Evaristti gets tried on any charges, like polluting a pristine ecosystem, or not being a very creative "artist".

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Posted: December 22nd, 2006
at 11:25am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,art

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The Saatchi Gallery

selected new works from China at the Saatchi Gallery in London

Shi Xinning, Royal Coach

Feng Zhengjie, Chinese Portrait L Series No. 11

Shen Shaomin, Unknown Creature - Three Headed Monster

article at cnn

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Posted: December 22nd, 2006
at 11:22am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: web,contemporary

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Widescreen

zebra widescreen

a nice site with daily updated desktops including a widescreen category
technology widescreen

green flower widescreen

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Posted: December 22nd, 2006
at 11:22am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: computers,apple,web

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