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30/06/2007

Burp!

A quem será que um computador como este interessaria?

Via Clube do Hardware.


Escrito por Philipe às 18h42
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Vai pros links

Blog maravilhoso-relevante sobre demografia: http://demographymatters.blogspot.com/

Vale a pena conferir.


Escrito por Philipe às 18h25
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28/06/2007

Mostre para sua professora de geografia

Artigo brilhante de Hal Varian sobre quem faz o iPod, aqui.

Imperdível.

Who makes the Apple iPod? Here's a hint: It is not Apple. The company outsources the entire manufacture of the device to a number of Asian enterprises, among them Asustek, Inventec Appliances and Foxconn.

But this list of companies isn't a satisfactory answer either: They only do final assembly. What about the 451 parts that go into the iPod? Where are they made and by whom?


Escrito por Philipe às 14h00
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27/06/2007

Russian Wife

Graças ao meu blog, agora eu tenho fama internacional. Aparentemente, uma mulher atraente que eu não conheço pessoalmente quer se casar comigo! Ela quer sussurar no meu ouvido todo dia de manhã! E o mais legal que ela não sabe o nome do meu país, mas conhece minha personalidade a fundo o suficiente para querer criar uma família comigo! Impressionante.

Aparentemente aquele papo das mulheres serem seletivas no jogo da sedução estava errado. Sorry, E. O. Wilson.

Meu blog me ajuda no meu sucesso reprodutivo.


Escrito por Philipe às 20h28
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Bebidas japonesas bizarras

Excelente lista de bebidas japonesas bizarras em http://inventorspot.com/articles/ten_bizarre_japanese_soft_drinks_5225.

Via http://geekpress.com


Escrito por Philipe às 20h19
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Piadinha duente

Sabe como o Rene Descartes construiu a casa dele?

Com ergomassa, claro! Sacou? Ergo! Hahahahaha


Escrito por Philipe às 20h12
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26/06/2007

...

Memento mori: do latim, significa "lembre-se de que irá morrer."

Da wikipedia:

Memento mori is a Latin phrase that may be freely translated as "Remember that you are mortal," "Remember you will die," or "Remember your death". It names a genre of artistic creations that vary widely from one another, but which all share the same purpose, which is to remind people of their own mortality.


Escrito por Philipe às 19h30
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Uni-vos? Reloaded

Um texto extremamente relevante e conciso sobre a queda da URSS pode ser encontrado aqui.

"In a simplified way, the story of the collapse of the Soviet Union could be told as a story about grain and oil. (…)

Yet one of the Soviet leadership’s biggest blunders was to spend a significant amount of additional oil revenues to start the war in Afghanistan. The war radically changed the geopolitical situation in the Middle East. In 1974, Saudi Arabia decided to impose an embargo on oil supplies to the United States. But in 1979 the Saudis became interested in American protection because they understood that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was a first step toward–or at least an attempt to gain–control over the Middle Eastern oil fields.

The timeline of the collapse of the Soviet Union can be traced to September 13, 1985. On this date, Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, the minister of oil of Saudi Arabia, declared that the monarchy had decided to alter its oil policy radically. The Saudis stopped protecting oil prices, and Saudi Arabia quickly regained its share in the world market. During the next six months, oil production in Saudi Arabia increased fourfold, while oil prices collapsed by approximately the same amount in real terms.

As a result, the Soviet Union lost approximately $20 billion per year, money without which the country simply could not survive. The Soviet leadership was confronted with a difficult decision on how to adjust. There were three options–or a combination of three options–available to the Soviet leadership.

First, dissolve the Eastern European empire and effectively stop barter trade in oil and gas with the Socialist bloc countries, and start charging hard currency for the hydrocarbons. This choice, however, involved convincing the Soviet leadership in 1985 to negate completely the results of World War II. In reality, the leader who proposed this idea at the CPSU Central Committee meeting at that time risked losing his position as general secretary.

Second, drastically reduce Soviet food imports by $20 billion, the amount the Soviet Union lost when oil prices collapsed. But in practical terms, this option meant the introduction of food rationing at rates similar to those used during World War II. The Soviet leadership understood the consequences: the Soviet system would not survive for even one month. This idea was never seriously discussed.

Third, implement radical cuts in the military-industrial complex. With this option, however, the Soviet leadership risked serious conflict with regional and industrial elites, since a large number of Soviet cities depended solely on the military-industrial complex. This choice was also never seriously considered.

Unable to realize any of the above solutions, the Soviet leadership decided to adopt a policy of effectively disregarding the problem in hopes that it would somehow wither away. Instead of implementing actual reforms, the Soviet Union started to borrow money from abroad while its international credit rating was still strong. It borrowed heavily from 1985 to 1988, but in 1989 the Soviet economy stalled completely."

Via Relnet.com.br


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25/06/2007

Nhá

Segundo o NY Times, uma mulher nos EUA quer ajudar os pobres de lá a deixar de ser pobres ensinando a eles valores de classe média. Não sei se iniciativa vai funcionar, mas achei uma apresentação da mulher falando sobre o que seriam os valores das classe baixa, média e alta dos EUA. Clique aqui para conferir.

Humm... Supeito automaticamente de texto escrito todo em maiúsculas. Gente, para quem não sabe usar o Caps Lock, tem o shift (setinha), ok? OK?


Escrito por Philipe às 19h48
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