Who started zombocom com and why


You have different ways to celebrate the turn of the year. The following is recommended on Blogwiese.ch:

"I was recently asked what I plan to do on New Year's Eve. Well, go to bed at 10:30 pm, like every year this evening, and then on New Year's morning, rested and without a fat head, take a lonely walk over the BĂĽlacher Bruederberg. After This program has proven itself to a number of celebrated New Year's and many deadly New Year's Eve parties.

Others go to Germany, mingle with the people there and let it bang properly. In German cities there is civil war between 0:01 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. on New Year's morning. You should only venture out onto the street with a bulletproof vest, asbestos suit, good hearing protection and a belted fire extinguisher if you want to experience how the gross national product of several developing countries literally `` powdered '' within an hour ś will, and the neighbor tests how well rockets fly not only vertically but also horizontally into the bedroom window opposite.
..."

Read up on Blogwiese.ch

If you like fireworks despite everything, I recommend the following JavaApplet, which is actually intended for the US national holiday:

Happy 4th of July

Labels: Blog, Java

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Saturday, December 29, 2007 top
        

++ Women: Know your limits ++
 There is a nice black and white film on glumbert called "Women: Know your limits".

Cinematic, somewhat nasty joke about the role of women in the 60s.

Worth seeing if you can laugh about it.

But I also have the antidote for you in the form of a lecture on the role of women in advertising, a video with the title "Killing us softly". This preview is part of the film described here.

The Media Education Foundation still seems to be very interesting to me.

Labels: women, equality, humor (EN), video

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Friday, December 28, 2007 top
        

++ Wikipedia on parking lot ++
 

A parking lot is an area on public or private land that is used to park motor vehicles or other means of transport beyond the duration of a stop, i.e. to park or park. A parking lot is a contiguous area that consists of several parking spaces (for a parking lot on private land) or parking spaces (for a parking lot on public land). Colloquially - actually incorrectly - the individual parking space or parking stand is often referred to as a parking lot.

We learned something again with that, didn't we?

Labels: Definitions, Wikipedia

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Friday, December 28, 2007 top
        

++ Welcome to Zombo.com ++
 Once again I stumbled upon a useless page just waiting there. Zombo.com is only understandable with sound and before someone asks: yes that is all.

Apparently there was a suitable newsletter earlier, but it was no longer in it.

Note the correct usage of the word "anything" (explicitly no mention is made of "everything").

Labels: Humor, Useless

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Friday, December 28, 2007 top
        

The English are known for placing bets on everything possible and impossible. Such bets reflect a market of supply and demand, so the odds for a particular event should also reflect its probability. For this reason, the odds can be used to estimate how likely a certain event is - the media use this from time to time to estimate how high, for example, the probability is that Prince Charles will marry his Camilla.

Meanwhile there is such a prognostic exchange on the Internet, it is called Predictify and it enables the users to ask all possible questions and to let the other users judge them. Since the aim is to gain a good reputation as a user, people will give their personal assessments to the best of their knowledge and belief. Especially because a good rating gives you the opportunity to answer premium questions and earn real money if you are right.

Predictify of course lives from the fact that as many users as possible actively participate and give their assessment of events in reviews and words.

Current question:

Most On-Time U.S. Airline - $ 200.00

Which of the following major U.S. airlines will report the highest percentage of ontime flights for November 2007 (according to U.S. DOT)?

Labels: forecast, probability

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Friday, December 28, 2007 top
        

++ Resolution: get up earlier ++
 It is said so beautifully: "the early bird catches the worm". If your next year's resolution is to wake up earlier, check out Dave Cheong's website for his blog entry, "Waking Up Early - 15 Tips That Work".

He recommends the following tips, which have worked for him:

1. Find a good reason to get up.
2. Be productive in the morning.
3. Get enough sleep.
4. Go to bed earlier.
5. Sleep more efficiently.
6. No more "only 10 minutes left".
7. Jump out of bed.
8. Use an alarm clock with an alarm, avoid the snooze function.
9. Develop a stable routine.
10. Look forward to something.
11. Be aware of the consequences of sleeping longer.
12. Block the way to sleep longer (e.g. through appointments).
13. Find a colleague.
13. Have a similarly motivated buddy.
14. Keep a record of the failures.
15. Go back to the successes in your mind.

You can find the details in the said blog.

Labels: life, sleep, tips

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Friday, December 28, 2007 top
        

++ Joke: Did You Ever Wonder ..... ++
* If you choke a smurf, what color does it turn?
* Is it ok to use the AM radio after noon?
* What do you call a male lady bug?
* When a dog food is new and improved tasting, who tests it.
* Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
* Why you need a driver's license to buy liquor when you can't drink and drive?
* Why are there floatation devices in the seats of planes instead of parachutes?
* Have you ever imagined the world without hypothectical situations?
(Source: Boardsofwisdom)

Labels: Humor (DE), Oneliner

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 top
        

++ Fun: Kids in the backseat ++
Kids in the back seat cause accidents
Accidents in the back seat cause kids

Labels: Humor

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 top
        

++ Joke: Annoying Things To Do On An Elevator ++
1) CRACK open your briefcase or handbag, peer inside and ask "Got enough air in there?"
2) STAND silent and motionless in the corner facing the wall without getting off.
3) WHEN arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, then act as if you're embarrassed when they open themselves.
4) GREET everyone with a warm handshake and ask him or her to call you Admiral.
5) MEOW occasionally.
6) STARE At another passenger for a while. Then announce in horror: "You're one of THEM" - and back away slowly
7) SAY-DING at each floor.
8) SAY "I wonder what all these do?" And push all the red buttons.
9) MAKE explosion noises when anyone presses a button.
10) STARE, grinning at another passenger for a while, then announce: "I have new socks on."
11) WHEN the elevator is silent, look around and ask: "Is that your beeper?"
12) TRY to make personal calls on the emergency phone.
13) DRAW a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers: "This is my personal space."
14) WHEN there's only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder, then pretend it wasn't you.
15) PUSH the buttons and pretend they give you a shock. Smile, and go back for more.
16) ASK if you can push the button for other people but push the wrong ones.
17) HOLD the doors open and say you're waiting for your friend. After a while, let the doors close and say "Hi Greg, How's your day been?"
18) DROP a pen and wail until someone reaches to help pick it up, then scream: "That's mine!"
19) BRING a camera and take pictures of everyone in the lift.
20) PRETEND you're a flight attendant and review emergency procedures and exits with the passengers.
21) SWAT at flies that don't exist.
22) CALL out "Group hug" then enforce it.

(Source: Boardofwisdom)

Labels: Humor

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 top
        

++ Fire department saves crash test dummies ++
 Fire and rescue services were sent to Cologne on December 4th to deal with a suspected serious accident that turned out to be a crash test by the Deutzer TĂśV: the signals triggered by the belt tensioners and airbags of a luxury limousine during the crash were sent to the service -Central of the manufacturer transmitted.
(Detailed report from heise.de)

Labels: car, security, technology

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 top
        

John was driving home from one of his business trips in Northern Arizona when he saw an elderly Navajo man walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, he stopped the car and asked the Navajo man if he would like a ride. With a silent nod of thanks, the man got into the car. Resuming the journey, John tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo man.

The old man just sat silently, looking intently at everything he saw, studying every little detail, until he noticed a brown bag on the seat next to John "What in bag?" asked the old man. John looked down at the brown bag and said, "It's a bottle of wine. I got it for my wife."
The Navajo man was silent for another moment or two.

Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, he said: "Good trade."

Labels: Humor

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Sunday, September 02, 2007 top
        

++ Breakfast with the President ++
Dick Cheney and George W. Bush are having breakfast at the White House.

The attractive waitress asks Cheney what he would like, and he replies,
"I'd like a bowl of oatmeal and some fruit."
"And what can I get for you, Mr. President?"
George W. looks up from his menu and replies with his trademark wink and slight grin, "How about a quickie this morning?"
"Why, Mr. President!" the waitress exclaims, "How rude! You're starting to act like Pres. Clinton", and the waitress storms away.
Cheney leans over to Bush and whispers: "It's pronounced 'quiche'."

Labels: Humor

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Sunday, September 02, 2007 top
        

++ Time saving through tricks ++
  An American telecom company shows a few tips how to save life time. While cooling drinks sounds logical and calming babies too, turbo parking is a bit unrealistic and not exactly worthy of imitation. But the video is entertaining.

Labels: tricks, advertisements

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Sunday, July 29, 2007 top
        

++ 75 year old has the fastest internet access ++
A 75-year-old woman in Karlstadt, in central Sweden (as reported by "The Local", a Swedish newspaper), has the world's fastest Internet access at 40 Gigabit / s. The bandwidth is several thousand times faster than standard Internet access and the bandwidth is easily enough for 1,500 digital TV programs. But it's not as if the 75-year-old would have ordered the internet access - no, the son works for a telecommunications company and it's probably a bit of a marketing gimmick.

Labels: Internet, technology

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Sunday, July 29, 2007 top
        

++ TED - ideas exchange in Californian ++
  Once a year, 1,000 people meet in Monterey, California at TED and present ideas that were previously unknown to the general public. This can be, for example, a new function for PCs that allows a vast amount of image data to be scoured. The University of Washington has shown such a function, called "Photo Tourism", which allows you to look at the "Notre Dame" and click on a section of the picture, then a photo of a user is loaded that shows this section of the building has held. "Notre Dame" is composed of hundreds of photos. It is also possible to click on one of the numerous photographers and take his perspective of "Notre Dame". This is just one example of the ideas presented at this event. The demonstration of Photosynth can also be viewed as a video. One of the sponsors is a German car brand from Bavaria.

Labels: innovation, interesting, video, science

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Sunday, July 29, 2007 top
        

 

Source: Newsfrombabylon.com

Labels: freedom, politics

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 top
        

Let's let the freedom speakers explain to themselves:

The freedom speakers are citizens who work for a better balance between privacy and self-determination on the one hand and the control rights of the state security authorities on the other. We watch with concern the increasing restriction of our fundamental rights and freedoms in the name of security. We want to convey the importance of surveillance-free rooms for us and our society. We want to show how great the "threat" from crime really is and how much security surveillance can actually bring about.

Labels: freedom

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 top
        

++ Internet: PEG-DHCP according to RFC 2322 ++
If the title sounds a bit Chinese - yes, it's actually computer Chinese.

We start with the term RFC (Request for Comments): RFCs are technical regulations that someone has put up for discussion. The RFCs are numbered and are also called RFC if they are later raised to the Internet standard. Anyone can draft an RFC and submit it to the Internet community for discussion.

Among other things, Internet protocols such as ICMP, POP, SMTP and DHCP have been defined and standardized using RFCs.

PEG-DHCP is a special form of DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol), i.e. the allocation of network addresses and subnet masks. DHCP is usually used on laptops because they log on to different networks. In addition, the Internet providers automatically assign their users an IP address (and the associated network mask, etc.) each time they dial in. It is important in a network that there is only one IP number for each IP number, which is why the DHCP server manages the IP numbers that have already been assigned and provides them with an expiration date and an expiration time when they are output.

PEG-DHCP is a modified form of the automatic DHCP protocol. Whereby peg means something like a peg and this usually comes in the form of a clothespin.

A tent or a data loo can serve as a PEG-DHCP server; anyone who needs an IP number takes a clothespins off the leash and enters the data manually in the system settings of their PC. Since each clothespin contains a unique IP address, double assignment is avoided in this way. If the clothespin is attached to the network cable, everyone who needs to know which IP address is being used on the device attached to it will also know.

The RFC PEG-DHCP with the number 2322 was published on April 1st, 1998 and it sounds like a joke. It sounds like a satirical copy of the DHCP protocol, similar to the RFC on the subject of ping by carrier pigeon (A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers).

But the RFC is not only meant seriously, the PEG-DHCP is used seriously at chaos camps (computer meetings in the form of tent camps).

By the way: since the SMTP protocol was designed with a manageable Internet with lots of trustworthy participants, it was decided not to use a password to send e-mails. This is one of the reasons for today's SPAM waves. Unfortunately, this situation can only be changed very slowly because SMTP (although actually intended for data transfer from mail server to mail server) has established itself as the standard protocol for e-mail clients.

Labels: Internet, RFC

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 top
        

++ Motion Mountain - the other physics book ++
 

If you still have 50 megabytes left on your hard drive, we recommend the physics book from Motion Mountain, which can be downloaded for free from the Internet. The physics book is in English and partly contains small videos that are embedded somewhere on a page. Good idea.

Labels: physics, technology

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 top
        

++ Cool drinks - in 2 minutes! ++
In this heat, you think about how you can cool the drinks down in a useful amount of time. You can't do that with ice cubes alone.

The following video from Sciencehack helps us on the jumps:



Sciencehack.com has captured many more fascinating physical and biological experiments in the form of videos.

Labels: physics, video

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 top
        

++ Physics - clearly presented ++
 The University of Toronto has shown various physical phenomena and explanations using Flash animation.

The film shown on the left shows, for example, how two completely different results can result from two almost identical starting positions.

There are also films on the subject of electricity and magnetism, as well as optics and nuclear technology available.

Labels: physics, technology

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 top
        

++ Douglas Adams, quotes ++
The famous author of "Hitchhikerst Guide to the Galaxy" (H2G2) unfortunately passed away in 2001. In addition to the five-volume trilogy H2G2, he also left us a few groundbreaking quotes:

"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't."

"He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it."

"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."

"Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner."

Found on the quote page Quotationspage.com

Labels: Douglas Adams, H2G2, Quotes

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 top
        

 The guys from Loading.Ready.Run (they must be C64 fans) make funny videos. I especially liked the current video "Ways to keep cool", which aims to fight the heat and shows different possibilities. I also liked the video with possible Wii games.

Labels: Humor, Video

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 top
        

++ Sisyphus, hand-drawn animation ++
Well done animation from 1974 - you can really feel yourself in Sisiphus.

Labels: art

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Sunday, July 15, 2007 top
        

++ Joke: About Cats and Dogs ++
 
Source: www.e-merl.com

Labels: Humor

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Sunday, July 15, 2007 top
        

++ How naive are we actually? ++
The whole thing takes place in Eagle Rock, an Idaho school. But I think the result would be about the same for us.

A junior high student took first place by showing how naive we all are. This was achieved with surprisingly little effort, namely with a collection of signatures on the subject of "Strict control and avoidance of the chemical dihydrogen monoxide".

With the petition he wanted to show that we can easily be frightened and intimidated.

The very plausible reasons he gave were:

1. The chemical can cause profuse sweating and vomiting
2. It is one of the main components of acid rain
3. In a gaseous state, it can cause severe burns
4. inhalation of the substance can lead to death
5. It contributes to soil erosion
6. It worsens the efficiency of automobile disc brakes
7. The chemical has been found in various tumors from cancer patients

He asked 50 people if they would sign the petition.

43 said yes
6 couldn't make up their minds
1 knew that the chemical was water

I don't need to write more about it.

My source for the text is the burning biscuit.

Labels: stupidity, science

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Sunday, July 15, 2007 top
        

++ Germany bans computer security software ++
 On its side, the CCC draws the conclusion that the federal government regards the Internet as a meadow of flowers and therefore nobody needs computer security tools any more. Computer security tools are necessary to test the security of systems. If no one is testing the systems, there are no security holes found, so the systems are secure.

It reminds me of toddler games: what you can't see doesn't exist. Hand in front of your eyes and nobody will see you anymore.

By making security tools available, white hats (good hackers who, for example, test the security of their own company in the service of an IT department) can no longer find security gaps, black hats (the bad boys) can but still get common security gaps in systems - firstly, they don't care that the software is forbidden, secondly, such intruders can also operate from abroad.

Side effect: if nobody can test the security of their own system anymore, then the federal Trojan planned in Germany can also be smuggled into systems unmolested.

Labels: computer security, freedom, internet

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Sunday, July 15, 2007 top
        

++ Henry Needle & Sons ++
 A visit to a tailor couldn't be more English.

Everything is right down to the last detail. It takes a long time to find out what it's all about and what the Greatpockets.com website is about. You only notice at the very end ... but I'm not going to reveal that here. You can find out what it's all about in the online shop at the latest. Everything harmless and funny.

Labels: humor, commercials

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 top
        

 

Labels: Interesting

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 top
        

 
I think this advertisement on the subject of child protection and the Internet is well done. She gets to the point.

Labels: advertisements

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Sunday, May 27, 2007 top
        

++ New blog about amateur radio ++
 I started a new blog on the subject of amateur radio. Here beginners, advanced and curious people can find out what this exciting hobby is all about.

The blog can be reached under my callsign HB3YSL.

Labels: amateur radio, blog, technology

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 top
        

++ Flickr as a screensaver ++
You probably know the image database Flickr.com, which offers images on all topics that one can imagine. A competitor from Switzerland would be Vispix.

Even if Visipix (and the founder) has an interesting history behind them, we're sticking to Flickr.com for the moment. Somebody came up with the good idea of ​​linking Flickr.com and Google Earth and displaying fresh images geographically. So you can see one current picture after the other and at the same time where it comes from.

A screensaver should look exactly like flickrvision.com.

Labels: pictures, screen savers, internet

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 top
        

++ Tagi in new dimensions ++
 I am currently reading in the regional edition of the ZĂĽrcher Unterland from May 14, 2007 on the subject of the Regensberg Badi: "The Badi is small but nice. The pool is 25 by 10 meters and holds 450 cubic liters of water".

I would doubt the "small but nice" though - 450 cubic liters are a decent amount, because you move forward in dimensions that you can hardly imagine.

What is the one liter?
The liter is a measure of volume that corresponds to a thousandth of a cubic meter. The liter corresponds to a cube with an edge length of 10 cm.

So far so good. We found out so far:

1.) The liter is neuter.
2.) It is a measure of volume.

Now the cubes are added, so we do the math:

Liter x liter x liter or 0.001 m3 x 0.001 m3 x 0.001 m3

This gives us 1 cubic liter or, accordingly, a geometric shape of the ninth dimension with the value: 0,000,000,001 m9 or 1 nm9 - i.e. one nanometer to the power of nine.

Words fail me - nanometers to the power of 9.

How do I have to imagine such a geometric shape?

Finally something that is comparatively complex. In everyday life we ​​often speak of complex problems that, on closer inspection, are only complicated and not complex. However, a cubic liter can be represented mathematically without any problems; it only becomes complex when you try to get an idea of ​​it.

Labels: Humor (DE), Mathematics, Media

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Monday, May 14, 2007 top
        

++ Atze Schröder fights Wikipedia ++
 The German comedian, who hides behind the role of Atze Schröder and wants to remain incognito, sued Wikipdia Germany because his real name was mentioned there.

It's a bit pointless, because after all anyone who wants to can do a quick look on the website of the German Patent Office and look for the brand "Atze Schröder" and he'll find out not only the name but also the place of residence.

The corresponding article by Heise-Verlag has numerous comments.

Labels: humor (DE), criticism

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Friday, May 11, 2007 top
        

++ Federal government campaigns against Anglicisms ++
 
The Confederation has noticed that the multitude of languages ​​in Switzerland is slowly suffering from the steamroller of Anglicisms. Advertising, company names and everyday language all contribute to this. From the event (earlier event) to the Skills Camp (earlier apprenticeship situation), to SF.TV (earlier Swiss television) and MeteoNews (earlier weather) - the examples could be supplemented as required. What used to be called PTT (Post Telephone Telegraph) is now called swisscom, what used to be a train station is now called Rail City and every sugar water factory has a CEO.

The Federal Chancellery tries to counteract this and gives tips on how to avoid and replace Anglicisms on a website.

You also have the opportunity to make your own suggestions - I took this opportunity of course (I hope the recipient has a sense of humor).

I don't think the project group will have any resounding success - maybe in internal texts and publications, and maybe even in press releases. But if we look at what the departments of the federal offices and state-affiliated companies are called:

Billag
How about GebĂĽhreninkasso AG?

Swissmedic
Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products.

Equality-Office.ch
Is the official homepage of the Federal Office for Equality between Men and Women.

Fedpol
The Federal Office for Police could also have a French name instead of English - Fedpol certainly stands for Federal Police (as with F.B.I. - Federal Bureau of Investigation).

METAS
Why the Federal Office for Meteorology calls itself METAS is not quite clear to me either, probably because the English call itself MetOffice? Maybe I'm doing someone an injustice and it's not an English abbreviation at all but ..?

Addendum from August 2007 due to the note in the comment:
I actually confused the Federal Office for Meteorology and the Federal Office for Metrology. I had to go through the reader's comment three times to understand what the problem was: then I suddenly realized what he meant. If you don't see the difference between the two offices straight away, then I recommend reading Christian Bock's comment on this entry. Thanks for the hint.

Information Service Center EVD (ISCeco)
I'm lost for words :-)

Funnily enough, I didn't find any examples in DETEC on the fly, but I found the BFU, the office for aircraft accident investigations. Not to be confused with the BfU, the advice center for accident prevention.

That's why I saw at Fedpol that there is a CYCO. CYCO is the cybercrime agency. Well, sometimes it is saddled with Cybercrime on the homepage - the English-language term would actually do something here.

Personally, I am not against English-speaking federal offices - but whether the fight against Anglicisms is of any use if you work in the "Information Service Center EVD"?

But maybe EMIL will prevail as a substitute for e-mail, that would be something. Or does someone dispute the Swiss characteristics of EMIL?

Labels: Humor (DE), Politics

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 top
        

 

Also recommended is of course the page from Google with the official explanations of the features.

Labels: Google

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 top
        

++ Something about "Intelligent Design" ++
 

Labels: Humor

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 top
        

++ Timotey - Natural Look ++
 A click on the picture shows the natural look that can be achieved with a hair care product from T.

Labels: Humor (DE), commercials

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 top
        

++ Duck family on the way ++
 
The mother duck lacks a bit of the ability to judge geometric dimensions. But look for yourself. This also runs under "Si non e vero - e buon trovato".

Labels: Humor (DE)

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 top
        

++ The experts and the rank and file ++
 J.-J. M. from Lugnorre FR denied the normal citizen in his letter to the editor in the NZZ on Sunday 11 March 2007 the ability to discuss energy policy. According to him, 95% of the population has a definition of the term "energy" that would make a physicist laugh and laugh. He therefore calls for the decision on energy policy to be left to the experts.

I cannot share this opinion, because the experts represent diametrically divergent strategies: The nuclear industry only sees one sensible path, namely nuclear power - people tend to forget that road traffic and heating also need energy. The energy savers, on the other hand, are of the opinion that a nuclear power plant could "save away" - I am not entirely convinced of that. I have to get the 2,000 watt society explained to me when I get the chance, because my energy consumption can be measured in kWh and two hair dryers operated at the same time plus a razor already exceed 2,000 watts.

But now back to Mr Morgenthaler's core statement: I am not so sure whether our economy would be more powerful and our state would be more efficient if we, all voters, would patronize ourselves and cede our decision-making authority entirely to the experts. Sometimes I also ask myself whether it would be better to leave the preparation of the approach options to the airport and the aviators, and the defense policy of the army. But how do you say so beautifully in French: “la guerre est une chose trop sĂ © rieuse pour ĂŞtre laissĂ © e aux militaires”.

That's why we'd better stick with the (sometimes overwhelmed) militia politicians and not switch to professional politicians. That the politicians rely on experts is understandable, that the experts cost something makes sense to me - experts who work for free are certainly paid by a lobby. The American would say: â € œThereâ € ™ s no free lunchâ €.

Labels: energy, letters to the editor

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Monday, March 12, 2007 top
        

++ Remove any Civil Liberties ++
 

We can laugh, but the army is just about to get a blank check through the law, which can then be used to wiretap people.

It's in the Tagi today, I've attached the article to the photo.

Labels: Army, Freedom, Humor (EN), Politics

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Friday, February 09, 2007 top
        

++ The spiders the Swiss ++
Today I found a site with a whole army of robots in disguise. While browsing through the pages, I noticed the group below:

Labels: photos, geek

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Friday, February 09, 2007 top
        

++ Ron English / Popaganda ++
 I saw a report on Ron English who designed posters that were critical of society and then illegally stuck them over existing posters. This means that he can no longer take part in illegal poster-sticking campaigns because everyone knows him.

His criticism is aimed primarily at McDonalds and the tobacco companies. A few examples can be found on his website Popaganda.com

It has artistically very successful works among them. Over time, he has developed his own style and also painted on canvas - his pictures are now very much in demand.

I can only recommend flipping through the pictures and taking in the various more or less provocative approaches.

This peaceful Piccasso interpretation with the title "Guernica - Bombing begins in 5 Minutes" is interesting, for example:


Meanwhile, someone in Switzerland took the trouble to spice up the most boring and stupid campaign of the year. You could call it "Pimp my ad". The advertiser's enthusiasm is limited.

The whole thing made it as an article in the free newspaper 20M Minuten.

Labels: Criticism, Kust, Piracy, Ron English, Commercials

posted by Kaspar on www.imho.ch | direct link: Sunday, February 04, 2007 top