Yoga is a family of ancient spiritual practices that originated in India, where it remains a vibrant living tradition and is seen as a means to enlightenment. Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, and Raja Yoga are considered the four main yogas, but there are many other types.
In other parts of the world where yoga is popular, notably the West, Yoga has become associated with the asanas (postures) of Hatha Yoga, which are popular as fitness exercises and also form the basis of an expanding business.
Yoga as a means to enlightenment is central to Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and has influenced other religious and spiritual practices throughout the world. Important Hindu texts establishing the basis for yoga include the Upanishads, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
A security guard sits behind a sculpture entitled 'Wild Man 2005' by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland, July 31, 2006. The sculpture is part of Mueck's first solo exhibition in Scotland that will run from August 5 until October 1.
Normally when you hear about a recall on a battery, it's due to the defective part having some small chance to explode or otherwise have a meltdown. It is novel, then, to see Apple recalling some of their MacBook Pro series batteries for performance concerns.
Apparently, some of the batteries used in the 15” model MacBook Pro are functionally just fine, but do not last as long as they should or work efficiently as they should. The laptops affected are those sold after February of this year to May of this year. If you happen to own one of these laptops, you can check for yourself to see if you would be affected:
The affected batteries apply to model number A1175 and have a 12-digit serial number ending in U7SA, U7SB or U7SC, according to Apple's advisory.
This is a recall that is much easier to take than, say, a laptop bursting into flames during a conference. Kudos to Apple for having more than just immediate threats in mind.
A man was arrested on charges of practicing medicine without a license after a woman died during a liposuction procedure performed in the basement of a home, authorities said Monday.
Luis Carlos Ribeiro, a native of Brazil, was to be arraigned in district court on Monday following the death of a 23-year-old woman Sunday. The Middlesex District Attorney's Office would not release the identity of the woman who died. An autopsy was scheduled.
A British version of the classic Monopoly board game released this week substitutes a Visa-imprinted debit card for the stacks of yellow, blue and purple play money long hoarded by children worldwide.
In the new British version of Monopoly Here & Now, players type amounts into a palm-sized scanner and swipe their debit cards to seal the deal.
First offered in 1935, Monopoly offered players a form of financial escapism during the country's worst financial depression. Players become pretend real estate magnates who compete for fictitious property named after real places in Atlantic City, N.J. A British version released that same year featured London neighborhoods.
People are always asking what my influences are. A start to such a list would be: Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, Mike Mignola, Ashley Wood, Moebius, the Smashing Pumpkins, Pixar, and Star Wars. I have trouble using can openers, photocopiers and most food ingredients.
Miss Puerto Rico Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza walks down the stairs during the swimsuit competition at the Miss Universe 2006 Pageant at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles July 23, 2006. Mendoza went on to be crowned Miss Universe 2006 during the live telecast.
Donald Trump, left, poses with Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza, Miss Puerto Rico 2006, after winning the Miss Universe 2006 pageant on Sunday, July 23, 2006, in Los Angeles.
Trinity Porter, "Miss Nude Sydney 2005" and "Miss DownUnder New South Wales 2006," poses during the opening of Sydney Sexpo. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Sydney Sexpo, an adult lifestyle exhibition.(AFP/Greg Wood)
He fits in a car's glove box, appears at a flick of a switch and when a woman has finished using him, she can just pull the plug and he deflates.
He's the "Buddy on Demand," a blow-up man launched on Tuesday with the aim of making solo female motorists feel less nervous about driving at night.
According to research by the inflatable friend's creator, insurer Sheilas' Wheels, 82 percent of women feel safer with someone sitting in the car beside them and nearly a half don't like driving alone in the dark.
As the bikini turns 60, it's entering the electronic age with a new model featuring a built-in alarm to warn wearers to get out of the sun--and ease concerns that the scanty swimsuits damage the health.
The American Cancer Society advises that the best way to lower the risk of skin cancer, the most common form of the disease in humans, is to avoid too much exposure to the sun and other sources of ultraviolet light.
So Canadian company Solestrom has come up with a new bikini that goes on sale next month with a UV meter built into its belt and an alarm that beeps to tell wearers when to head to the shade.
The two-piece suit was officially named the bikini in July 1946 by French automotive engineer Louis Reard who persuaded nude dancer Micheline Bernardini to appear in his design at a Paris beauty contest
David Hasselhoff's superstar status as a singer in Europe hasn't carried over to America but he says "if it happens, it happens."
"I'm a big punching bag," he told the Television Critics Association's summer meeting Friday. "I just kind of go with the flow. I never really desperately tried to break this market."
The 54-year-old actor is best known in the States for his TV hits Baywatch and Knight Rider. He currently co-stars with Adam Sandler in the movie Click and is a judge on the NBC reality series America's Got Talent.
Some guy completes the whole Half Life game in about 45 minutes. No codes, no cheats and no tricks. 45 minutes of pure game and that's it! I don't know how he did it - he has to have a brain size of a small planet.
It has been a little while since Microsoft revamped their homepage but it looks like we shall see a new one soon. They are currently testing a new homepage that has a lot of dazzle to it. Before you go and open up the new site (which you probably already tried) I will warn you that you have to use Internet Explorer. If you are using another browser it will simply say that the page you are requesting could not be found. I can’t say that I am surprised.
Advanced Micro Devices plans to acquire graphics chipmaker ATI Technologies for $5.4 billion, a move intended to increase AMD's mobile-computing and consumer electronics capabilities, and help battle archrival Intel.
AMD will pay $4.2 billion in cash and issue 57 million shares of common stock to ATI shareholders. Through the acquisition, announced Monday, AMD is looking to expand its efforts in high-growth markets such as consumer digital media and mobile computing, and to bolster its position with large corporate customers.
The tourism authority is sending around an email with an internet link abalatoninyar.fw.hu, leading viewers to a short cartoon film which features a young blonde woman having sex with a married man on a fishing boat on the lake.
The film, accompanied by a popular song from the 1980s, shows the tourist hiding his wedding ring while in bed with the woman. It also shows her wowing him after taking off her bra. "The marketing campaign is aimed at selling Balaton as a travel destination primarily for the young generation," the tourism authority said in a statement.
A jury has acquitted a man who was charged with assault after authorities said an assistant prosecutor, police officer and courtroom bailiff all got sick after shaking hands with him.
The Isabella County jury deliberated about 2 1/2 hours Friday before finding John Curtis Ridgeway, 42, of Kalkaska, not guilty of assaulting a police officer and two counts of assaulting a public officer.
Well, here's the first of my attempts to catch up on old drawing jams. Laetitia Casta is my favorite model, so it only seemed fair that I start with her.
I may do another from this jam, but for now I'll leave it at this. I wrestled around with painter for a while before coming to terms with the fact that a lot of crap in the program just doesn't do what it says it does. Even so, I'm happy with how this turned out.
A student at the University of Central Florida is accused of setting a fire on campus as a way to meet women, according to a Local 6 News report.
Police said Matthew Damsky admitted to lighting a couch on fire at the Academic Village Dorms last week. Damsky told officers he hoped he would be able to meet women as the building was being evacuated.
He was arrested for arson and booked in to the Orange County Jail.
Antivirus applications from Symantec, McAfee or Trend Micro -- the three leading AV vendors in 2005 -- are far less likely to detect new viruses and Trojans than the least popular brands.
This has nothing to do with the quality of the software or how long it takes the respective firms to update their clients with signatures and other malware countermeasures.
AV companies continue to refine their products and most will tell you they stopped relying on purely signature-based systems many years ago. These days they use all sorts of clever methods to try and detect suspicious behaviour but the problem is that malware authors are also very clever. Very, very clever.
Canadian singer NELLY FURTADO admits she's attracted to women and believes all people are essentially bisexual. The PROMISCUOUS star believes people should have the freedom to experiment with their sexuality and has no qualms being attracted to the same sex.
She tells European gay magazine GUS, "I'm reading a book about Chinese medicine, which claims that people are inherently bisexual to balance their energies. "And, in a way, that makes so much sense. As humans we have both male and female energies. "I believe KURT COBAIN's statement that, in the end, everyone is gay. Everybody should have the freedom to experiment. "I believe sexual experimentation is part of human history."
The Tesla Roadster, powered by more than 6,800 lithium-ion batteries, can go zero to 60 mph in about four seconds. Top speed: 130 mph.
I for one, like big explosions and I like this car. I would love to see a rich idiots son wrap this around a tree cause the resulting explosion would be so freakin cool to watch, and I hate rich yuppies. I hope they went to extreme lengths to keep thier large amount of lithium under control.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, came as the world's largest poker tournament, the World Series of Poker, was under way at the Rio casino-hotel in Las Vegas.
The players include famous pros Howard "The Professor" Lederer, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, and World Series champs Joseph Hachem and Greg Raymer, argued that WPT Enterprises Inc. made them waive lucrative rights to use their images and names to promote products and video games before they could enter WPT tournaments.
Lederer told The Associated Press that video clips of him playing in a WPT tournament were used in a WPT video game that competed directly with one he and his sister Annie Duke appear in, "World Championship Poker 2."
You can take home Matthew McConaughey's Stingray Corvette and support a great cause - Oprah's Angel Network's Hurricanes Katrina and Rita recovery efforts. The car is in excellent condition with only minor nicks & scratches. It is currently in Dripping Springs, TX.
Back in 98 I went to a California car show and was lookin at gettin a 1962 Vette, but this 71 Stingray caught my eye. I was at the show for 8½ hours and I kept circlin back to spend time checkin it out. By the end of the day I drove off in my 1971, mediterranean blue, Chevy Stingray Convertible. I call her Mako...like the shark.
"The lines on this Vette are my favorite lines on any sports car...it’s got the shoulders & the hips. The Vette always has that long front end with the shoulders where the wheel wells come up and then continues on back to where it widens nicely at the hips. This year, Corvette really knocked the design out of the park...it’s got muscle and it’s built for drivin. You don’t get it for the gas mileage...it’s not a tiptronic Porsche. When you wanna get it, you feel the horse power in your backside. The music in this car is listenin to the engine...for me it’s the quintessential, bare bones, badass American sports car."
Matthew McConaughey will donate 100% of the proceeds from this auction to Oprah's Angel Network's Hurricanes Katrina and Rita recovery efforts. Oprah's Angel Network is dedicated to inspiring people to make a difference in the lives of others. It grants awards to organizations and operate projects in under-served communities that provide educational initiatives as well as assist people in fulfilling basic human needs and regaining dignity.
A 15-year-old southwest suburban boy and his friends are wondering what could have made a group of teens beat him, then take his prosthetic leg and use it as a weapon on a friend who came to his rescue.
"Two guys got on top of me and they were hitting me. And I was covering my head, trying to stop it," said Kyle. "And then all I remember is I seen it and I just got hit in the forehead with his leg. And I know it was his leg because it was metal."
D.J. and his family are concerned they will not be able to afford another prosthetic leg. But since earlier reports aired, many have come forward to help the family with the $5,000 cost..
John Reed was fishing on a Gulf Coast beach in 2003 when he found an old rum bottle that was sealed. Documents inside said the bottle was one of 12 tossed in the ocean in 1987 off Grand Cayman Island in a promotion for a rum maker, a resort and the Cayman Islands.
A Tortuga Rum spokeswoman said Reed will get two round-trip airline tickets to Grand Cayman Island, a six-day stay at a resort and a case of rum. Seven of the original 12 promotional bottles have yet to be redeemed.
Bill Gates didn't make his billions by sitting behind a desk in Redmond and watching as resellers across the country ripped off his company's products, and he's not about to start doing it now.
Microsoft has just dropped the hammer on 26 US resellers that the company suspects of selling pirated software outright or pre-loading it onto PC hard drives. The company filed lawsuits against firms in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and South Carolina after "secret shopper" tests turned up illicit software.
The Bank of Canada launched the first in a new series of bank notes today. The themes of the notes in the new series, entitled Canadian Journey, reflect Canadians' views of their culture, history, and achievements, said Gordon Thiessen, Governor of the Bank of Canada, as he unveiled the $20 note at the Bank.
"Canada's new bank notes will display subject matter chosen with input from Canadians across the country," said Mr. Thiessen. "I am extremely proud of our newest bank note series, which is distinguished by new anti-counterfeiting features, world-class designs, and a unique durable tactile feature to assist the blind and vision-impaired. Raising public awareness of our currency is an important preventive measure against counterfeiting."
A screenwriter is accusing Disney of stealing his ideas for the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Royce Mathew has filed a legal suit alleging he produced detailed plans for a story about a supernatural pirate ship in the 1980s.
He contends he created and wrote screenplays and storyboards which he filed with the US Copyright Office and pitched to Hollywood. Disney and distributors Buena Vista said the action had "no merit". The legal action, filed in Los Angles, also names Jerry Bruckheimer, one of Hollywood's most powerful film and TV producers.
The Hyanide is a wild concept vehicle created by German designers Oliver Keller and Tillman Schlootz for the 2006 Michelin Challenge Design. This year's competition showcased vehicles made especially for California's diverse and often rugged topography.
Named for its supposed resemblance to a crouching hyena, the Hyanide is designed to run on a flexible rubber tread that spans the machine's entire underside.
So if any part of the bottom is touching the ground, the Hyanide should be able to move, no matter how deep the quagmire, no matter how rough the terrain. The tank-like tread consists of 77 identical segments -- each made from hard plastic covered with tire rubber -- held together by Kevlar rope.
As a kid there was nothing like dragging your finger across the dirty back window of your mom's minivan. Imagine lifting your finger to find you've created a Mona Lisa on the rear glass. Scott Wade of San Marcos, TX is perhaps the only person who could say he's done this.
Living on an unpaved road ensures that the back glass of Wade's MINI Cooper always has a willing canvas. In addition to his fingers, Wade also uses more traditional tools like brushes as well as unconventional ones like popsicle sticks to create his inspired dust art. The above pic shows his homage to Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' and Da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa'.
Follow the jump for more of Wade's work including a recreation of C.M. Coolidge's 'A Friend in Need' (a.k.a. dogs playing poker).
Of the internet addresses available, more than three quarters are already in use, and the remainder are expected to be assigned by 2009. So, what will happen as more people in developing countries come online? The answer is IPv6, a new internet protocol that has more spaces than the old one: 340,282,366,920,938,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000 spaces, in fact. “Currently there’s four billion addresses available and there are six billion humans on Earth, so there’s obviously an issue there,” said David Kessens, chairman of the IPv6 working group at RIPE, one of five regional internet registries in charge of rolling it out.
When the internet was developed in the 1980s, programmers had no idea how big it would become. They gave each address a “16-bit” number, which meant that the total number of available addresses worked out at about four billion (2 to the power of 32).
But as use grew, it became clear that the old protocol, IPv4, wasn’t big enough, so a new one was written based on “32-bit numbers”. That increased the number of available addresses to 340 undecillion, 282 decillion, 366 nonillion, 920 octillion, 938 septillion — enough for the foreseeable future, Mr Kessens said.
That's why this hit of Lohan crack (no, not the crack that Lohan does) is so sweet. Also, there's some excellent Lindsay Lohan side boob action going on.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Side Boob, that's the kind of cleavage visible from the side (unbelievable, I know). It's a rare form of cleavage, and thus, ranks considerably higher in titilation points (ooh, that was a nice pun).
Anyway, It's Lindsay Lohan, it's side boob, it's her new boyfriend and all his pals staring at her tits.
Wal-Mart is moving away from what it called a zero-tolerance policy on prosecuting shoplifters and will now only prosecute anyone caught taking merchandise worth $25 or more, according to a published report.
The New York Times reports the change in policy, citing internal documents from Wal-Mart that say it will now only press charges against those between the ages of 18 and 64 who take at least $25 worth of goods. Formerly its policy was to press charges against anyone who took at least $3 in goods.
The paper said the change in policy will allow Wal-Mart to concentrate on theft by professional shoplifters and its own employees. The paper said those two groups steal the bulk of merchandise from the chain.
Women going on boozy nights out have been warned by police to "wear nice pants" in case they fall down drunk in the street. A Suffolk police safety campaign magazine shows pictures of young women slumped on the ground next to messages urging them: "If you've got it, don't flaunt it."
"If you fall over or pass out, remember your skirt or dress may ride up," the magazine says. "You could show off more than you intended -- for all our sakes, please make sure you're wearing nice pants and that you've recently had a wax."
When a rainbow formed in the sky people stopped and stared at the natural wonder. But then lightning sparked across the evening panorama as two of nature's most spectacular phenomenon created an unusual alliance.
The clash of weather was seen above the affluent city of Fort Smith, in the Southern state Arkansas. The intracloud lightning, known as an anvil crawler, is the most common form of lightning, with the electrical charge contained within a single cumulonimbus cloud.
Lightning often occurs during heavy storms while rainbows are generally formed after the rain has stopped, making an appearance of both simultaneously relatively rare.
A paralyzed man using a new brain sensor has been able to move a computer cursor, open e-mail and control a robotic device simply by thinking about doing it, a team of scientists said on Wednesday.
They believe the BrainGate sensor, which involves implanting electrodes in the brain, could offer new hope to people paralyzed by injuries or illnesses. The 25-year-old man who suffered paralysis of all four limbs three years earlier completed tasks such moving a cursor on a screen and controlling a robotic arm.
Early on Sunday morning, September 18, 1999, Jacqueline Saburido, 20, and four friends were on their way home from a birthday party. Reggie Stephey, an 18-year-old star football player, was on his way home from drinking beer with some buddies. On a dark road on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, Reggie’s SUV veered into the Oldsmobile carrying Jacqui and the others.
Two passengers in the car were killed at the scene and two were rescued. Within minutes, the car caught fire. Jacqui was pinned in the front seat on the passenger side. She was burned over 60% of her body; no one thought she could survive. But Jacqui lived. Her hands were so badly burned that her fingers had to be amputated. She lost her hair, her ears, her nose, her left eyelid and much of her vision. She has had more than 50 operations since the crash and has many more to go.
The life of an eighteen-year-old girl in Israel is interrupted when she is plucked out of her environment at an age when sexual, educational, and family values are at their highest exploration point. She is then placed in a rigorous institution, where individuality becomes a secondary matter, making room for nationalism.
“I solemnly swear…to devote all of my strength and to sacrifice my life to protect the land and the liberty of Israel,” repeats the newly recruited soldier during her swearing-in ceremony. She enters the two-year period in which she will change from a girl to a woman, a teenager to an adult, all under a militaristic, masculine environment, and in the confines of an army that is engaged in daily war and conflict.
Online teen hangout MySpace.com ranked as the No. 1 U.S. Web site last week, displacing Yahoo Inc.'s top-rated e-mail gateway and Google Inc.'s search site, Internet tracking firm Hitwise said on Tuesday.
News Corp.'s MySpace accounted for 4.46 percent of all U.S. Internet visits for the week ending July 8, pushing it past Yahoo Mail for the first time and outpacing the home pages for Yahoo, Google and Microsoft's MSN Hotmail.
MySpace captured nearly 80 percent of visits to online social networking sites, up from 76 percent in April. A distant second was FaceBook at 7.6 percent. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp bought MySpace for $580 million one year ago as part of a strategy to rapidly build up the media conglomerate's Internet presence.
As movie costumes go, it was both small and fleeting, occupying only two minutes of screen time in Return of the Jedi, which many call the weakest of the original Star Wars films.
But nearly a quarter-century later, Princess Leia's slave-girl costume occupies a unique position in pop culture and shows no signs of slipping.
The Leia's Metal Bikini website features pictures of more than a hundred female fans modeling the costume, ranging from some who could pass for actress Carrie Fisher, to others who look nothing like her.
Heatseek is a pornography focused browser that quietly launched today. The point of this software is to make porn browsing more efficient and more secure. The browser is available on Windows machines only, and is built on top of Internet Explorer.
They’ve clearly thought this through. Every feature is aimed at either making porn consumption easier or making it less likely that others will know what you are up to. I’ll walk through some of the features first and save my editorial for the end.
A retired mechanical designer from Carmichael with a penchant for poor prose is this year's worst creative writer.
It's good because Jim Guigli's writing won San Jose State University's annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for bad writing. Guigli's entry is nearly as bad, or good if you will. Here it is:
"Detective Bart Lasiter was in his office studying the light from his one small window falling on his super burrito when the door swung open to reveal a woman whose body said you've had your last burrito for a while, whose face said angels did exist, and whose eyes said she could make you dig your own grave and lick the shovel clean."
This is the EULA for Windows XP Home Edition. EULA stands for “End-User Licensing Agreement.” Let's break that down:
End-User – The person who purchased and is using Windows XP Home.
Licensing – When someone buys Windows XP Home, they do not own anything. Instead they are licensing it from Microsoft.
Agreement – A legally binding contract between the person and Microsoft.
What does this document contain? Most people don't know, because it is written in legal-speak. Still, you are expected to read it and are required to agree to it before using Windows XP Home. Even if you don't read it, you are still bound by it, so it's good to know what's in there.
The Sunshine State has plenty of oranges on its trees. Trouble is there aren't enough people to pick them. Florida citrus industry officials warn between three and six million boxes of oranges may not be harvested this year, as a result. If the worst case scenario proves true, it'll be the state's lowest orange production since 1992.
Officials blame talk of immigration crackdowns for their difficulty in finding Hispanic workers, who comprise much of Florida's farm work force. One grower says word spread through the Hispanic community that people had to return home if they wanted future jobs in the US.
All you Firefox users, and we know there are a lot of you, get ready for Firefox 2.0 Beta…it is supposed to be coming out tomorrow. There are a lot of cool new features like spell checking and an anti-phishing in this new version so make sure you grab it when it comes out.
According to early testers, the beta has at least two new significant features that include an integrated spell-checker, and an anti-phishing tool. While the spell checker is meant to be a helping hand for bloggers and forum members, the phishing tool warns users of potentially dangerous sites, details of which are stored on local lists, along with Google's site listing.
Five years ago, Intel envisioned processors running at 20 GHz by the end of this decade. Today we know that the future will look different. CPUs will sacrifice clock speed over core count: Intel's first "many core" CPU, will run at only two thirds of the clock speed of today's fastest Xeon CPU - but achieve 15x the performance, thanks to 32 cores.
"Dual-core" is a term Intel never really warmed up to. In fact, two cores per processor is just the first step on a ladder of increasing core counts that, as we believe today, will lead the microprocessor industry into another period of growth. Instead of promoting "dual-core", Intel typically talks about "multi-core" - a term the company internally refers to as project "Kevet" - and explains the press and analysts that "many-cores" - processors that potentially could hold "dozens of cores" - will be available sometime in the future.
So far, it has been unclear when those "many-cores" will actually be available. Documents provided by an industry source and seen by TG Daily, however, indicate that at least "dozens of cores" may be still some time away. The first processor of "Keifer" - Intel's project name for many-core processors - will be surfacing in the 2009/2010 time frame and integrate 32 cores (128 threads total): The first Keifer chip will be manufactured in 32 nm and use eight processing nodes with four cores each. Every node will have direct access to one 3 MB on-die last level cache (LLC) and 512 kB L2 cache. There will be a total of 8 x 3 MB LLC slices that are connected by a ring architecture and represent a total 24 MB of cache.
When Warren Buffett announced last week that he will be giving away more than $30 billion to improve health, nutrition and education, people all over America reflected on his remarkable generosity, pondered all the noble things the gift would achieve and asked themselves what they would do if someone were to give them that kind of dough.
A wealth of data in recent decades has shown that once personal wealth exceeds about $12,000 a year, more money produces virtually no increase in life satisfaction. From 1958 to 1987, for example, income in Japan grew fivefold, but researchers could find no corresponding increase in happiness.
When people win lotteries, for example, Layard said, "initially there is a big increase in happiness, but then it reverts to its original level. So why do people want to win lotteries? . . . They have a rather short-term focus, and they don't seem to grasp long-term ways their own feelings work."
Wow. Let's pause a moment to let all priests, nuns and anarchists take a bow and say, "I told you so!"
Every so often, we like to take a look at things whose functionality isn't measured in gigabytes or megabangs, but instead just look amazing. This magnetic floating bed, I submit, may be among the coolest things we've ever covered.
Designed by Dutchman Janjaap Ruijssenaars, it's got enough magnets to keep 900 kilograms (1,984 pounds) floating in the air. To make sure that the bed doesn't float away should it become windy (or "interesting," wink wink), it's tethered to the walls by four cables.
Technically, the magnetic floating bed is for sale, but at a price of 1.2 million euros ($1.53 million), you're not likely to find it in your local mattress store.
The underlying thread in my work is a constant preoccupation with time, memory and loss. I worry about the transience of people and things in general, and try to reconstruct unclear and imperfect images of an idealized past.
Such an attempt inevitably requires the ability to recapture past, hence my constant art-historical references to classic paintings and photographs as well as to authors such as Proust and Thomas Mann. Hence I have no problems with my images becoming visually seductive in the process.
Checkout, Google's idea how to pay for goods and services on the Internet, has been added to Ebay's "not permitted" list of payment methods. According to the firm's "Accepted Payments Policy", Ebay wants "to ensure that the marketplace offers buyers an array of safe, appropriate, and convenient payment choices for the marketplace" and Checkout seemingly hasn't made the cut yet.
Ebay lists half a dozen requirements, which must be met by payment methods in order to get the Ebay approval. While Ebay has not explained why Checkout was denied entry to the "permitted" side of the list, one of the requirements is a "substantial historical track record of providing safe and reliable financial and/or banking related services" - which Checkout does not have at this time. "New services without such a track record generally cannot be promoted on Ebay," the policy states.
Microsoft Private Folder 1.0 is a useful tool for you to protect your private data when your friends, colleagues, kids or other people share your PC or account. With this tool, you will get one password protected folder called 'My Private Folder' in your account to save your personal files. Download and have your private folder today!
Behind so much brouhaha is a simple cosmetic change: Sony is introducing a Ceramic White PlayStation Portable in Europe. To let everyone know, Sony Europe unleashed an ad campaign in the Netherlands featuring two female models one black, one white in various poses. One particular ad, however, shows the white woman gripping the black woman's face in a dominant gesture. "White is coming," reads the copy.
Needless to say, the image quickly ignited protest and accusations of racism on Sony's part a controversy which is now raging well outside Europe. A California chapter of the National Assocation for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has publicly condemned the ad campaign, as has California Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee.
Every summer, it's always fun to see what new tech-related words make it into the Oxford English Dictionary as official "words." A few years ago, it was things like "blog," "cyberslacker," and "egosurf." This year, however, the Google lawyers probably won't be all that thrilled to discover that Google has now been included as a verb. Yes, that's right.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it's now perfectly legitimate to say you "Googled" something. From the standpoint of Google, however, this could take them a step closer to losing the trademark on their own name, as it starts to fall into more common usage. Can Google sue the Oxford English Dictionary?
Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized.
Picasa also makes advanced editing simple by putting one-click fixes and powerful effects at your fingertips. And Picasa makes it a snap to share your pictures – you can email, print photos home, make gift CDs, instantly share via Hello™, and even post pictures on your own blog.
Kay Shukwit still shudders when she thinks about the final moments of her 19-year-old daughter's life, clubbed with baseball bats and stabbed.
Three men charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Michelle Ann Nathan and five other young people in Deltona two years ago are scheduled to go on trial today in St. Augustine on a change of venue. Another man has pleaded guilty and agreed to testify for the prosecution.
What made the killings even more shocking, investigators say, is the alleged motive -- the lead suspect was angry because one of the victims had taken his Xbox video game and some clothing from her grandparents' vacant home where he had been squatting.
Nintendo has stated numerous times that its next generation video game machine will be less expensive than the competition. Now it appears that it might be on store shelves considerably earlier than many were expecting as well. "October is a reasonable timeframe," wrote McNealy.
While Nintendo has not made any formal announcements about the launch date for the Wii, most of the industry has expected the machine to hit retail at approximately the same time as Sony's PlayStation 3 (which is set for November 17). Now, industry observers - and insiders - say they expect the system to be available in October, with late September a dark horse candidate.
Pricing for the Wii remains a question mark, but the most likely price points are $199 or $249. That would put it considerably below the PS3, which will sell two versions for $499 and $599. Microsoft is not expected to cut the prices of the two versions of the Xbox 360, which currently cost $299 and $399.
Local officials in the rural Alaskan town of King Cove have put an old school up for sale on eBay, saying they hope to raise $1.8 million.
The Aleutians East Borough has put the school in the southwestern Alaska coastal village of 725 people up for sale on the online auction house eBay, hoping a new owner can take advantage of the 43,000-square-foot (3,995-sq-metre) building's location on the waterfront in the midst of Alaska's biggest commercial seafood harvests, officials said.
The borough hopes to raise $1.8 million by selling off the school, although the eBay listing cites a starting bid of $400,000, Borough Administrator Bob Juettner said.
German-born photographer Michael Wolf documents the extreme densities of Hong Kong. His series ‘Architecture of Density’ rarely contain images of people, instead letting the extreme scale of the buildings remain as the focus.
The images are stunning, though I’m not quite sure how to react. It’s overwhelming to view the scale and enormity of the buildings, and then realize that people live there. The post-modernist in me wants to decry the lack of humanity in the high rises. But these images aren’t hopeless. After all, we created those buildings, right?
Sparklers are a handheld 'fireworks' that don't explode (pyrotechnic devices). They are easy to make, plus you can use your knowledge of chemistry to make colored fire.
Mix the dry ingredients with enough dextrin solution to make a moist slurry. Include the strontium nitrate if you want a red sparkler or the barium nitrate if you want a green sparkler.
Dip the wires or sticks in the sparkler mixture. Be sure to leave enough uncoated space at one end to safely grasp the finished sparkler.
Allow the mixture to dry completely before igniting the sparkler.
Store sparklers away from heat or flame, and protected from high humidity.
What You Need:
iron wires or wooden sticks 300 parts potassium chlorate 60 parts aluminum fines, flitter, or granules 2 parts charcoal 10% dextrin in water solution 500 parts strontium nitrate (optional, for red color) 60 parts barium nitrate (optional, for green color)
Paramount Pictures, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. announced today that Anne Hathaway’s breasts, collectively known as “The Hathaway Twins,” have signed a three-picture first look development deal.
The Hathaway Twins, individually credited as Princess Lefty McGee and Jenny Moon-Unit Zappa, are the stars of the upcoming fashion pic, “The Devil Wears Prada”. They recently signed with super-agent Ari Emmanuel of Endeavor for representation in all areas.
Signed as the September cover model for Maxim Magazine. Hugh Hefner said to be personally offended that the Twins rejected his offer to pose for Playboy.
Magnus Braath, a 29-year-old architecture student, is offering to pay fines for any Swede convicted of the country's new antipiracy law. People unwilling to give up the practice of downloading copies of copyright music, movies or games can go to Tankafritt.nu and pay 140 Swedish crowns, about $19, for annual coverage.
A convicted pirate will also receive a printed T-shirt that reads "I got convicted for file-sharing and all I got was this lousy T-shirt."
Providing insurance to file-sharers is Braath's way of protesting Sweden's restrictions on downloading movie and music files. "I can't agree with this law," said Braath, who is from Uppsala, about 50 miles from Stockholm. "I wanted to make some sort of statement."
Dining at a steakhouse can be a costly affair. Dining at a steakhouse with billionaire investor Warren Buffett is now a very costly one.
Lunch with the world's second-richest person went for $620,100 (340,000 pounds) in an online charity auction on eBay Inc., topping last year's $351,100 record for the fundraiser.
Yongping Duan, a 45-year-old investor from Palo Alto, California, won the date, using the moniker "fastisslow." He topped a $620,000 bid by "magicyourlife." The weeklong auction ended Thursday night.
Buffett, the 75-year-old chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has since 2000 offered lunches for up to eight people to benefit the Glide Foundation, a San Francisco non-profit that helps the poor, hungry and homeless.
A woman living in Germany is auctioning off her red Ferrari Enzo sports car and including a little extra in the package -- herself.
The 26-year-old has invited bids on Internet auction site ebay starting at 1.25 million euros ($1.6 million). She said she was rich herself, liked her car and was looking for a man who could foot the bill for such a luxury.
"Only a millionaire could afford such a car," said the woman, who gave her name as Leila and said she once worked as a singer in Syria. "I want a man who doesn't like me just for my money."
A woman watches the sky while the space shuttle Discovery sits on the launch pad after mission managers delayed launch because of bad weather at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida July 1, 2006.
NASA scrubbed the launching of the shuttle Discovery minutes before its scheduled liftoff Saturday as threatening clouds encroached on the 20-mile boundary around the Kennedy Space Center.
The postponement came on the first day of a 19-day launching window, just before the start of a 10-minute span in which the launching pad enters the same orbital plane as the International Space Station. Liftoff is now scheduled for a 10-minute window starting at 3:26 p.m. on Sunday, but current weather forecasts put the likelihood of adverse conditions at 60 percent.
On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General, Lord Monck, called upon all Her Majesty's loving subjects throughout Canada to join in the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st.
Since 1958, the government has arranged for an annual observance of Canada's national day with the Secretary of State of Canada in charge of the coordination. The format provided for a Trooping the Colours ceremony on the lawn of Parliament Hill in the afternoon, a sunset ceremony in the evening followed by a mass band concert and fireworks display.