Archive for April 19th, 2008

Can you tell a horse’s sex from it’s head? You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36. When is something risible? Something that is funny, or is able to or inclined to incite laughter, is “risible.” What unique ingredient can you get on a pizza […]

Today’s Word “inimical”

inimical ih-NIM-ih-kul (adjective) – 1 : Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly; unfavorable. 2 : Opposed in tendency, influence, or effects; antagonistic; adverse. “The gods did not care — or rather, were inimical. Beyond question, they were inimical to him.” — Gene Wolfe, ‘Litany of the Long Sun’ nimical comes from Late […]

Women raped in Iraq don’t know what to do

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Women working as contractors in Iraq tell a U.S. congressional committee they do not know where to file complaints if they are sexually assaulted. Three women testified at a Senate hearing Wednesday, The Miami Herald reported. Figures from the Defense Department show that 26 U.S. women working for companies like KBR have […]

What a joke!!

Rules For Managers 1. Never give me work in the morning. Always wait until 4:00 and then bring it to me. The challenge of a deadline is refreshing. 2. If it’s really a rush job, run in and interrupt me every 10 minutes to inquire how it’s going. That helps. Even better, hover behind me, […]

Mature galaxies found in early cosmos

NOTTINGHAM, England (UPI) — British astronomers say they’ve determined fully evolved galaxies existed 4 billion years after the birth of the universe. The University of Nottingham-led researchers said their finding challenges existing theories of the formation and evolution of galaxies. The astronomers said they used the most detailed infrared images of a portion of the […]

Trivia Time!!

Can you tell a horse’s sex from it’s head? You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36.

To ‘E’ or Not to ‘E’

Q. What is the difference between the suffixes “-or” and “-er”? That is, if one paints, he is a “painter,” but, if one acts, he is an “actor.” — Harry R. Wess, Sr., McKeesport, Pa. A. The choice of “-or” or “-er” has bedeviled many painters and actors, not to mention ALL writers. Standards of […]

SD Memory Card Turns Cell Phones Into RFID Terminals (TechWeb)

– Wireless Dynamics’ new memory card turns mobile handsets into an RFID reader, and can also be used to store RFID applications and data, the vendor said Wednesday. The SDiD 1212 plugs into the Secure Digital (SD) slot built into many mobiles, and is the industry’s first card with embedded 512 MB SD memory, according […]

Surf the Web safely while at work

I think we’ve all at one point or another accidentally come across material online our boss wouldn’t approve of, but that’s part of using the Web at work. Most of you have probably seen those NSFW (not safe for work) tags on blog posts and forums, but not everyone is courteous enough to add one—which […]



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