Here is a very interesting study on the
owners, according to Google.
Why in the world does Netscape appear first in the search results for the
word 'X'?! (Ok, GNU comes up first for N because "GNU's Not Unix")
Speaking about the GNU, you probably already know about these funky abbreviations for Unix terms, such as:
- PINE: Pine Is Not Elm
- GNU: GNU is Not Unix
- WINE: Wine Is Not an Emulator
and many more!
And, here are some quick links for this weekend. Enjoy! :-)
You gotta watch this clip if you don't
believe that smoke kills!
See how smoking kills? Now, see
the end of the world!
Let this little guy move your screen..
A very sad
with Iranian people about Aids. Man, they really need to be educated about Aids...
Cirque de Soleil's
was so fantastic last night in
was wonderful and this
was absolutely hilarious! :)
The highlight of the show was the
They'll be in Miami, St. Petersburg, Altanta, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto for those who are
interested in seeing Alegria
Happy birthday, Nazanin and Farshad!
Mercury News (Dan Gilmor):
Someone's lying about Google talks.
John Robb, former president of Gomez:
"I distrust Silicon Valley VCs more than Microsoft (by a substantial margin) and have no desire to see the same personalities fleece the investing public one more time".
Oh, by the way, check out funny
Google blog by Larry and Sergey! I liked the "Free Food" post! :)
Here is an interesting decoder for
search engines that shows most of the well-known players and their relation to each other.
Last but not least, type Miserable Failure
in Google search and see what comes up first! :)
Reza Vatandoust: Persia uber ales
The Eyeraninan has published some interesting
answers to Vatandoust's article.
Speaking of Persia, Persians and the history of the world, I have recently started playing
Civilization again. The game
that gave me a slap on the wrist when I was in highschool. I used to play Civ 1 during the
exam season right after every exam (heck, who needed to study History when there was
Civ3 follows the same concept as Civ1 but with a little
touch-up on the graphics and of course the enhanced design. It's one of the most interesting
games I have ever played, but watch out, it can be quite addictive as well. Oh yea, I'm
gonna spend the whole thanksgiving weekend playing Civ3 and I'm gonna choose
"Persia" and rule the world this time! :-)
A new record was set yesterday for some of my cyber stats.
Daily hits for something went over 100.
Daily hits for something else went over 10k.
And, anvari.org comes up as
the first result on
search for the first time in history.
(of course it used to be #1 on altavista)
Stupid MSN and Teoma! Now I know why they will never become
Apparently, Microsoft is developing its own news search service in competition with
Google News. Many companies have been very active
in this field since Google first launched its automatic news reader and categorizer.
Check out the Beta version at
http://188.8.131.52/. The links are provided by
Microsoft's partner and one of the legends in this field, Moreover.com.
According to Microsoft, their new technology allows MSN Passport holders to browse
the news and personalize the feeds. It also intelligently figures out what kind of
news the users likes to see and picks the headlines according to their preferences.
Related: Sarkhat (Persian version)
Something to start your weekend with! (Thanks, Amir Bigguy)
An elderly gentleman of 85 feared his wife was getting hard of hearing.
So one day he called her doctor to make an appointment to have her hearing checked. The Doctor made an appointment for a hearing test in two weeks, and meanwhile there's a simple informal test the husband could do to give the doctor some idea of the state of her problem.
'Here's what you do," said the doctor, "start out about 40 feet away from her, and in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and so on until you get a response."
That evening, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he's in the living room. He says to himself, "I'm about 40 feet away, let's see what happens."
Then in a normal tone he asks, 'Honey, what's for supper?" No response.
So the husband moved to the other end of the room, about 30 feet from his wife and repeats, "Honey, what's for supper?" Still no response.
Next he moves into the dining room where he is about 20 feet from his wife and asks, "Honey, what's for supper?" Again he gets no response.
So he walks up to> the kitchen door, only 10 feet away. "Honey, what's for supper?" Again there is no response.
So he walks right up behind her. "Honey, what's for supper?"
(I just love this!)
"Damn it Earl, for the fifth time, CHICKEN!"
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Finally, what you have been waiting for: Another WL collection for your pleasure!
Have a good weekend :-)
Best pictures taken by Hubble
Funny flash animation
Scribbler is one of the sweetest flash applications
I have ever seen! Draw anything and Scribbler turns it into a masterpiece! (Play with the options)
The Matrix in ASCII format.
Watch the Heroes to get a good laugh! [Flash]
Too many flash sites. What the heck, let's add this one for
ATARI lovers! :-)
And, a link for Persian