Archive for May, 2010

Gear To Use to Spy on Spies

With about 200K you can become geared up to start a surveillance-detectionAcompany- Wired looks at the gizmos of new like the Tektronix Radio Spectrum Analyzer, Inova Ultraviolet Flashlight, Merlin-MID Thermal Imaging Camera, REI Multifunction Digital Telephone Analyzer, AirPatrol Digital Surveillance Location Analyzer and Nonlinear Junction Detector.

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Posted: May 28th, 2010
at 3:11pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: gear,weaponry

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Lobsters and Crabs Feel Pain

‘March 27, 2009 — Ripping the legs offAlive crabsand crowding lobsters into seafood market tanks are just two of the many practices that may warrant reassessment, given two new studies that indicate crustaceans feel pain and stress.

The findings add to a growing body of evidence that virtually all animals, including fish, shellfish and insects, can suffer.

Robert Elwood, the lead author of both papers, explained to Discovery News that pain allows an individual to be "aware of the potential tissue damage" while experiencing "a huge negative emotion or motivation that it learns to avoid that situation in the future."

Both pain andAstress are therefore key survival mechanisms.

Elwood, a professor in the School of Biological Sciences at The Queen’s University in Belfast, and colleague Mirjam Appel studiedAhermit crabscollected from rock pools in County Down, Northern Ireland. All of the crabs survived the experiments and were later released back into their native habitat.

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Posted: May 28th, 2010
at 2:48pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: 10th dan,grub,mnp is for the children

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Brett Amory Show at ThinkSpace

Above is the video announcement for Brett Amory‘s new show, opening Friday, June 11th 7-10 PM, running from June 11th - July 2nd in Culver City, CA at ThinkSpace gallery- if you’re in LA, visit the gallery and enjoy some fantastic art!

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Posted: May 27th, 2010
at 6:11pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Ten Maps that Changed the World

USSR’s Be On Guard! 1921

The Waldseemuller world map named and envisaged America as a separate continent for the first time.

Read the complete list over at dailymail.co.uk

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Posted: May 27th, 2010
at 3:01pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: "ninja",art,design,development,ir,maps,philosophy,politricks,science,travel,weaponry,web

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Poe’s Law

Poe’s Law points out that it is hard to tell parodies ofAfundamentalism (or, more generally,Aany crackpot theory) from the real thing, since they both seem equally insane. Conversely,Areal fundamentalism can easily be mistaken for aAparody of fundamentalism. For example, some conservatives consider noted homophobeAFred Phelps to be so over-the-top that they argue he’s a "deep cover liberal" trying to discredit more mainstream homophobes.

Hmmmm….. can anybody say tea-party?

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Posted: May 26th, 2010
at 10:46pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: law,politricks,science

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Sir Ken Robinson: The Learning Revolution

From a linear model to an agricultural one, learning is about passion!

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Posted: May 25th, 2010
at 11:50am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: education

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Manhattanhenge

For Manhattan, a place where evening matters more than morning, that special day comes on Sunday, May 30th thisAyear, one of only two occasions when the Sun sets in exact alignment with the Manhattan grid, fully illuminating every single cross-street for the last fifteen minutes of daylight. The other day is Monday, July 12th. These two days give you a photogenic view with half the Sun above and half the Sun below the horizonaon the grid. The day after May 30th (Monday, May 31), and the day before July 12 (Sunday, July 11) will also give you Manhattanhenge moments, but instead you will see the entire ball of the Sun on the horizonaon the grid. My personal preference is the half-Sun.

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Posted: May 24th, 2010
at 12:24pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: architecture,science

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The Subversive Vending Machine

Vending machines or automated coin operated commerce have represented a subversive element in our culture since Richard Carlisle first came up with a machine to distribute his criminal writings that "dropped a customer's desired book after money was inserted and a dial positioned to a corresponding number."

There is a machine in Italy that "whips up flour, water, tomato sauce and fresh ingredients to produce a piping-hot-pizza in about three minutes." After the global economic downturn, a machine popped up at Germany's Frankfurt Airport dispensing one-gram wafers of gold. In a drug-prone section of Sydney, Australia, a machine dispenses clean hypodermic needles. At a beverage machine in Tokyo, consumers pay for libations not in money but by watching a 30-second advertisement.

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Posted: May 23rd, 2010
at 2:22pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: business,design,gear,grub,robots,weaponry

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The War of Art: Steven Pressfield

Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art, on virtue, resistance, going pro, slaying the dragon and Anti-tribes.

"The power is in your hands."

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Posted: May 23rd, 2010
at 1:31pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: "ninja",9th dan,art,blogs,development,diy,et cetera,internets,ir,life,mnp is for the children,myninjaplease,philosophy,politricks,weaponry

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