Archive for December, 2007

Greenbuild 2007 Quotes

Good design is sustainable, Great design is responsible. a€" Source Unknown

What can we do to be more green? Choose the right leaders. a€" Thom Mayne

[The green movement] is the greatest economic opportunity since WWII. a€" Former President Bill Clinton

Mother Nature has all that we need, but not for our greed. a€" Gandhi

The next generation of building is restorative. a€" William McDonough

If cities are our civilization, then when we build buildings that kill, we are not civilized. a€" Paul Hawken

People will follow those who lead; if you dona€™t have a vision, all you have is a fight. a€" Unknown Source

With knowledge comes culpability. a€" Sandy Wiggins, USGBC President

The Great Modern Myth is that we know what we are doing and we are in control. a€" Sandy Wiggins, USGBC President

Green building is not about buildings a€" it is about people. a€" Sandy Wiggins, USGBC President

Green Building is a process. It starts with Marketing, then Stuff, then Tools, then Process and eventually it becomes a Mindset. a€" Sandy Wiggins, USGBC President

The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason to hope. a€" Teiland de Chardin

The world is run by those who show up! a€" Unknown



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Posted: December 4th, 2007
at 1:00pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: green,design,boredom killer

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Some chains for your next tech event

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Posted: December 4th, 2007
at 12:00pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: bling,computers

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EXCLUSIVE Robot Swims Through Rocks

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Posted: December 4th, 2007
at 11:30am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,robots

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Japan’s First Solar Powered Condo


The Gradia Solare’s roof is covered with photovoltaics, 1530 watts per apartment plus some surplus for the common areas. It appears that the solar panels are owned and managed by an outside company for fifteen years and then transferred to the Condo corporation, which probably keeps the upfront costs out of the sale price of the units. The building is full of features, including "Eco-cute" combo heat pumps for domestic water and heating, high efficiency appliances and filtered ventilation air. Various technologies are supposed to "reduce carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to the amount absorbed by approximately 4,200 cedar trees"- They could plant some more instead of that sea of asphalt around the building.


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Posted: December 4th, 2007
at 11:00am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: green,business,architecture,design

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Behind Consumption and Consumerism


Inequalities in consumption are stark. Globally, the 20% of the worlda€™s people in the highest-income countries account for 81.5% of total private consumption expenditures a€" the poorest 20% a minuscule 3.6%. More specifically, the richest fifth:

Consume 45% of all meat and fish, the poorest fifth 5%
Consume 58% of total energy, the poorest fifth less than 4%
Have 74% of all telephone lines, the poorest fifth 1.5%
Consume 84% of all paper, the poorest fifth 1.1%


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Posted: December 4th, 2007
at 10:00am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: green,politricks

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Quote of the Day

Well, after such and epic battle, we have to bring you an epic quote of the day, in two acts. Sort of like an abridged version of King Lear.


I heard the whistle blow, otherwise I would have got the first down. [smirk] I heard it blow so I stopped. - Tom Brady


Hell of a game. A great night. Had a lot of fun. Came up short…[pause]… get to do it again next Sunday. - Brian Billick

Billick looks to be out of a job soon.

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Posted: December 4th, 2007
at 8:22am by Black Ock

Categories: too good to be true,quote of the day

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Soviet-era postage stamps, a collection

from thingsmagazine

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Posted: December 4th, 2007
at 8:00am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,bling,art,robots,politricks,design

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On a side note, this post may actually be a bit along the lines of a comedy routine I saw Katt Williams do talking about how rappers are known to be on stage grabbing their nuts and yelling obscenities at their fans, which is not very nice.


I just wanted ya’ll to know that I thought about it before I say what I’m about to say.

Ya’ll are haters. Why? Don’t ask silly questions.

Because ya’ll thought a bunch of no class un-tucked jersey wearing bird-ass football players could beat the New England Patriots, most definitely one of the greatest dynasties of all time. iIm not saying we’re running the table for 19-0, for I need not speculate on such things.


All I can say is that the league certainly has tried every trick in the book to jinx us. For making us play a record setting impromptu schedue for number of primetime night games. For trying to officiate us out of games. For bringing the biggest hater of them all, Don "crybaby" Shula into the booth on Sunday night for no other reason than to hate on us. They have tried, and thus far they have failed. And we’re still undefeated. No matter what happens this season from here out, we’ll all remember this one for a long time. We New England Patriot fans are just that, Patriotic. We didn’t lose the revolution that started this poor excuse for a country, and we certainly won’t lose the greater idealistic war. Football.


If you got five haters now, you need to figure out how to get to seven before the end of the winter. Just like some of ya’ll will try to say the Pats aren’t fabulous when you know damn well they are. Let the haters do their job.

We have about 5 million.


But in all seriousness, wow what a way to spend a Monday night. And what a a way to win an unwinnable game against a juiced up Ravens team that had all of New England shook up. Amazing effort by both teams, even more so the Ravens. Too bad ya’ll are done-for, cuz like my man Nelson said, you played like Superbowl contenders on this Monday night classic.

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Posted: December 4th, 2007
at 3:06am by Black Ock

Categories: hood status,myninjaplease,too good to be true,games,real life news

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Epic Ninja Battle on the Shores of White Castle


One time, back when I was working at White Castle, there was an epic ninja battle between some wiggers and some regular white kids.

There was this group of three wiggers (my bad about having to use such a term) kicking it in the parking lot next to a Monte Carlo or something. If I had to guess, Ia€™d say they were 16 tops, but they could have been as young 13 or 14 and just driving illegally. The ring leader was a little bitty mofo - maybe 5 feet tall or 5a€A3a€A tops - and there were these two fat kids. I was working the drive through that night, so I could see the whole thing. [Read the Rest]

From an article out of XXL by Byron Crawford

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Posted: December 3rd, 2007
at 3:34pm by Black Ock

Categories: too good to be true,mnp is for the children,weaponry,boredom killer

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