Emigrating To a Freer Country?
And by "emersion," you mean "immersion," yes?
Or do you really think that his "coming out" is the best way to learn a language?
(BTW, those Engrish lesions are combing along nicly.)
Hacking Our Five Senses and Building New Ones
Um, is it a dupe if it is more than *two* years old? This was in the first WIRED magazine I got, in March of 2007 (issue 15.04, per the URL given.)
I hate to be rant-y, but is this "News for nerds?" If you are going to point to WIRED articles, at least nab them from the latest article...
Apple Reconsiders, Approves NIN iPhone App
ALT+0105 on the keypad. Recreate any ASCII character with simple numbers.
Options For a Laptop With a Broken Screen?
Why not install a touchscreen 7" monitor in your dash, and have a carputer? Mount the reasonably powerful laptop w/broken screen in the trunk, wire it in to a power supply, attach a USB GPS antenna, and go from the audio out to the amp / speakers?
All the MP3s you can store, instant access to the OBD-II information, "free" GPS, and (with Backtrack III or the like), war-driving capability. Have it get email from your wireless access point and read it to you on the way to work. Keep a copy of the local yellow pages on the drive, and look up the nearest Cuban restaurant.
There are a lot of great "front ends" out there, and most all of them are skinnable to your heart's content.
Hope that this helps / is something in which you might have interest.
Amazonian Tribe Has No Word To Express Numbers
No, not the city in Afghanistan, but the slow-witted, loveable creatures in the Dragonlance series of books, described here.
This was my 1st thought, anyway, and I was pleased to see that someone beat me to it!