Archive for April, 2012

Job Title – Win or Fail? [pic]

Old Photos of New York City Just Released

TheDailyMail has a few great old photographs that were among the 870,000 photos just released by the NYC Department of Records ArchiveTheDailyMail page will have to do, for now, as the NYC Department of Records site is currently (4/27/12) down.

 

The Planets – Stunning Actual Video

Scientists Investigate ‘Pee Power’

The Guardian reports –

We each produce 2.5 litres of the stuff a day and a total of 6.4 trillion litres globally, but until now it has been widely regarded as a rather unpleasant waste product. However, a team of UK scientists reckon they may have found an extremely useful application for urine by turning it into electricity. The initial tests confirmed that urine-powered fuel cells are technically feasible, and the team now hopes to scale up a prototype system capable of powering homes, businesses or even a small village. The researchers are particularly interested in using the 38 billion litres of urine produced each day by farm animals, which can have an adverse effect on the environment if not properly managed.

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A Man And His Polar Bear [video]

UK Firm Accidentally Fires 1,300 Employees

According to Bloomberg –

Aviva Plc (AV/), the U.K.’s second- biggest insurer by market value, said the company’s investment unit mistakenly sent an e-mail dismissing its entire staff before retracting the message. The e-mail, which was sent by the Aviva Investors human resources department to 1,300 employees globally, told recipients to turn over company property as they left the building and reminded them of their obligation to guard the firm’s confidential information, according to Paul Lockstone, spokesman for the unit of the London-based insurer. “It was intended that this e-mail should have gone to one single person,” Lockstone said by phone. “Unfortunately, as a result of a clerical error, it was sent to all of the Investors staff worldwide.”

Continue reading HERE

 

 

Happy New Years Eve … or NOT [pic]


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