Don’t Decide Until Decision Time :: Tips :: The 99 Percent

Have you ever made a decision in haste and regretted it at leisure? Maybe you were too tired to realize you were too tired to think straight. Maybe you were rushing to complete your daily to-do list, and forgot that sometimes more haste equals less speed. Or maybe someone was pressuring you for a decision, and you gave them an answer to get them off your back.

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You know your car is getting old when……

I was filling up the old car today (you know the one you are sentimentally attached to and don’t want to part with). Looked at the price of gas/petrol, it seemed expensive vs the cost of the car itself (yes, it is getting old)!  So have invented a new rule of thumb…

“You know your car is getting old when…. you start to consider filling up the car as an investment”.

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes Recipe – Allrecipes.com

This is a good pancake recipe.

Check out the site too.  I like the way is suggests drinks with everything.  Breakfast is too early for me I would go for the coffee for sure.!

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon white sugar

1 1/4 cups milk

1 egg

3 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

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Uh-oh it is snowing

Uh-oh, it is now snowing in Toronto.

Yes, this means that the queue for changing your car tires to snow tires has just gone from, “while you wait” to 4 hours.

Hey at least it looks wintery.

World population densities mapped

The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nations — like economic powerhouses China and India — have an especially wide range of incomes. But as the two most populous countries, both are lower middle class when income is averaged per capita.

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Personalisation of Computing

I was reflecting on my iPad the other day. It really is a very personal device, in fact all apple products seem to be personal.

They tend to be set up without a password, there are no separate profile for each user etc etc. Everything is customised for me, just like my actual notebook or diary is.

This is a trend that will develop I feel.

We will all have our own personal computing devices.
We will be the only users on the device, but hey we will each have one so that is ok.

There will then also be shared devices, such as the TV in the house too.

This will mean that software to share data across multiple devices, and even ‘send’ data or apps to a shared device will be needed.

Maybe the next hot thing to go parabolic.

Sacrebleu!

This is just an amazing image….

A lightning strike gives a vivid backdrop to the iconic Eiffel Tower, while the Paris landmark is illuminated in vibrant blue lights. Amateur photographer Bertrand Kulik captured the shot which will appear in an exhibition titled “Lumieres celestes, lumieres des hommes”, in Issy L’eveque, Burgundy. It was taken 21:02 GMT, 28 July 2008 during a storm in the French capital.

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Is dark energy an illusion? – space – 30 March 2007 – New Scientist

The quickening pace of our universe’s expansion may not be driven by a mysterious force called dark energy after all, but paradoxically, by the collapse of matter in small regions of space.

Astronomers were astonished to discover in 1998 that the expansion of the universe is happening at an ever-increasing rate. The mysterious repulsive force responsible for this was dubbed dark energy, though scientists still do not know what it is (see Dark energy: seeking the heart of darkness).

Now, physicist Syksy Rasanen of CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, says we might not need dark energy after all. As counter-intuitive as it sounds, the increasing rate of expansion might be due to the collapse of small regions of the universe under gravity, he says.

via Is dark energy an illusion? – space – 30 March 2007 – New Scientist.