Archive for December, 2013

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100 Things We Learned In 2013

knowledgeMost items in the list are not actually discoveries, but are trivia that you may not have been aware of previously Still, it is an interesting collection of factoids. For instance – I did learn that there is a ‘universal law of urination’ (#77) , and New Zealand won’t allow parents to name their child ‘Princess’, among other names (#34).

Read all 100 items HERE

 

 

Baby River Otter Learns to Swim [video]

Mildly Interesting Blog – Terrible Real Estate Agent Photos

bad-rep1Terrible Real Estate Agent Photos.com – the name explains the blog as well as I could.

Check it out HERE

 

Merry Christmas 2013 [comic]

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NASA Recreates The Making of ‘Earthrise’ Photo [video]

45 years ago today, Christmas eve 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 was orbiting the moon when they spotted the Earth rising above the moon’s horizon. The crew scrambled to take the iconic photo everyone knows as ‘Earthrise’. NASA recreated this moment using the original audio and stunning graphics.

The Horror of Christmas [video]

100 Pieces of Advice From 100-Year-Olds

clint-eastwood-sMental_floss published an excellent collection of advice obtained from several centenarians about how to live a long life. My favorite is “Try not to eat anything that’s healthy. It’s true. I eat whatever I want. The secret to longevity is ice cream.”; of course that is contradicted by someone else with “Mind your own business, and don’t eat junk food.”

Read all 100 bits of wisdom HERE

 

Photoshopping Santa Claus [video]

Viola Organista, Designed by da Vinci, Built And Played For The First Time

Viola-organista-Slawomir_Zubrzycki-sTheVerge reported –

The viola organista is one of many Leonardo da Vinci creations that never left the design phase, but 500 years after it was dreamed up someone has finally built the quirky instrument. Described as a cross between a piano and a cello, the instrument took concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki three years and approximately 5,000 hours of work to complete.

Read more and watch video of it being played HERE.

Earth, Wind, No Fire – Live Wind Conditions Map For The Entire Earth

earthwind-sThis site has a map of wind conditions for the entire Earth that updates in real time. Once on the site, click and drag on the globe to rotate the view.

Go to the map.

FreeFile Review – Any Burn

FFR-WP-logoanyburnAny Burn is a portable burning application. It will burn almost every type of non-video optical disc (audio, data, ISO) onto CD, DVD or Blu-Ray. Since I discovered this program a month ago, it has become my go-to application for burning data discs. Any Burn is Windows only.

What I like –

Portable (no installation needed – just unzip and click on AnyBurn.exe).

Simplicity (limited options, but all the necessary ones are there).

Reliability (no program crashes, no burning errors).

Data discs burned quickly and problem free. In my audio CD test, a 48 minute, 12 track CD was ripped to Mp3s in 5 minutes. Those 12 Mp3 tracks were then burned to an audio CD in about 3 minutes. I find those times to be very good. The ISO functions also seem to work quickly and error free. Burning options are limited to the basics (recording speed, finalize, verify). CD rips can be saved at several different bit rates in several formats (Mp3, Wav, WMA, Flac or Ape).

What I didn’t like – Nothing – although, video DVDs would be nice.

– – – – – The Bottom Line – – – – –
AnyBurn’s simplicity and snappy performance make it a no-brainer. If you need burning software, get Any Burn.

Download AnyBurn HERE

Read more FreeFile Reviews at DanKostecki.com

 


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