Thursday, April 20, 2006

- Take the following test to learn how evil you are. Actually, the quiz monitors how closely you believe in the ideas of Machiavelli. Gee, among the people who read this site, I wonder who will score the highest? I scored 62 out of 100:
http://www.salon.com/books/it/1999/09/13/machtest/index.html

- Has there ever been a time-capsule which was opened when it was suppose to be opened? I have always felt that time-capsules are a rather pompous idea. Here is a list of the nine most wanted time-capsules. Apparently these time-capsules were either lost, or forgotten about:
http://www.oglethorpe.edu/about_us/crypt_of_civilization/most_wanted_time_capsules.asp

- A unique way of looking at each country's population, population density, and comparing those results to other countries:
http://www.hivegroup.com/world.html

- We cant use rocket fuel to travel to the stars, because it isnt efficient enough to meet our needs. We cant use fusion or fission, because it's too messy and too difficult to accomplish. How about anti-matter? I always thought anti-matter was merely a sci-fi term, but apparently it does exist, and scientists have made small amounts of it. The following article explains how it might fuel a trip to Mars:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2006/antimatter_spaceship.html

- 100 science facts. #49 is a load of bunk:
http://www.ibzi.net/d100facts.htm

- A few months ago I wrote about how your computer will eventually no longer need a hard-drive. All your data and programs will be stored off-site. Rumor has it that Google is working on a website which will give users free, unlimited file storage via the internet. Now Microsoft is working on the same thing:
http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,2180,1951172,00.asp

- Remember the terrifying tylenol poisonings of 1982? Some maniac in the Chicago area killed seven people by filling tylenol capsules with cyanide. It's the single reason why almost every product in the U.S. is now wrapped in plastic and sealed in glued containers.
Back in 1982, you could grab a box of Tylenol off the shelf, open it like a normal box (the ends weren't glued shut), pop the top off (you had a choice of child-proof or non-childproof), and the pills were right there without any plastic shrink-wrap around the bottle or any thick seal under the cap. If you went to grab a bottle of ketchup, you could just pop the lid and start pouring. How times have changed. They never did catch the psycho who committed those crimes:
http://www.crimelibrary.com/terrorists_spies/terrorists/tylenol_murders/index.html

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