- Best Geeky Tattoos for Techies
- Women Smarter than Men on Social Media
- How do GPS Satellites Know Where They Are?
- Online Dating Services TwoMangoes Raises Angel Funding
- Big Business That Started During Recession
- People Who Made Millions After Quitting Their Job
- The Greenest Companies in the World
Posted: 28 Feb 2012 12:11 AM PST
Tattoos are a way of expressing humor and disposition by means of body art. The earliest tattoos were found in the fifth century BC and they haven't gone out of rage even today. Tattoos in this age are symbols of love, and some people love technology so much that they tattooed unexpected symbols on themselves.
1. USB hub: This guy is probably compatible with any portable device. Or maybe you can just load anything onto his brain.
2. HTML personality: You might not find a more profound statement of a personality in a tattoo. Sharp-tongued and soft-hearted indeed.
3. Firefox: This girl must really live on the internet.
4. Mr. Knuckles: This guy probably wanted to send the message every time he punched somebody in the face. It's a bet that uses both hands to do it.
5. Etched Circuit: Look at this guy's etched circuit with a power button! Maybe if you touch a bulb to it, it'll glow? In any case, he really has it "wired in".
6. Binary Code: If you can read this, you must be a computer. This is how the person's name is in binary code. Maybe this person was thinking in case he becomes a clue to a crime this code could be handy.
7. Linux on Rockets: Whoever said penguins can't fly? If Linux was on power boosters, its logo probably would have looked like this.
8. A tribute to Mario: Who can forget Mario? The star is taken from the oh-so-popular video game that spanned divides. This tattoo just says one thing– "Because we all had a childhood".
9. Chipped Shoulder? Or 'chip off the old block'? This tattoo brings with it a couple of dilemmas. But in any case, it's one of the geekiest ever.
10. Email always on the "back" of her mind": Enough said.
11. Apple-back: A true Apple fan, as one can see. She really does think differently.
12. This is for the Kingdom Hearts' fans: A little "heartless-ness" can go a long way in the game, apparently.
13. Graphics, anyone? This guy must be a designer. You can see it when you just look at him.
14. Networks Rule. There's no doubt about it. There are some things that remain precious through all time. Your first bike, your first salary, your first router—the list is endless actually.
15. An ode to Ubuntu: It's so beautiful it could be a song. Like the "Ode to Joy". This guy seems ecstatic about the idea.
16. Computers make the world beautiful: And this guy knows it.
17. Armed with the strength of Windows 7: The OS probably changed the world, in this guy's opinion.
18. Marked for Adobe: This way you can keep guessing if this person is an engineer or a designer.
19. Command tattoo and an Apple: A symbol for al Apple fans to unite, probably?
20. Stop Hating and start loving: And it's written in code. Short and sweet, especially for a coder.
Posted: 28 Feb 2012 12:00 AM PST
Social Media week recently passed us by, and with it a number of surveys related to social networks and media came to light. One issue that has come up a lot in the past month is that of the sexes' activity on social networks.
Who's more active on social networks?
Who posts more regrettable content?
Privacy settings and caution
Who had made more information public?
Who gets better discounts on brands?
/> However, women (according toPorter Novelli's statistics) are more likely to help an ad or brand's campaign go viral since 78 percent of them shared their preferences related to brands, while 74 percent of men tended to do the same. What is to be noted is that women this way have a better chance at getting a discount from their preferred brands than men.
Posted: 27 Feb 2012 11:55 PM PST
Our Global Positioning System (GPS) tells us exactly where we are, down to a few metres, but how do satellites that make up the GPS themselves know where they are?
They have to rely on a network of sites that serve as “You Are Here” signs planted throughout the planet. The catch is, the sites don’t sit still because the planet is moving all the time, yet modern measurements require more and more accuracy in pinpointing where “here” is.
Accordingly, NASA is helping to lead an international effort to upgrade the four systems that supply this crucial location information. NASA’s initiative is run by Goddard Space Flight Centre, Greenbelt, US, where the next generation of two of these systems is being developed and built.
“In practical terms, we can’t determine a location today and expect it to be good enough tomorrow-and especially not next year,” says Herbert Frey, who heads the Planetary Geodynamics Lab at Goddard.
And Goddard, in partnership with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif., is bringing all four systems together in a state-of-the-art ground station, according to a NASA statement.
“NASA and its sister agencies around the world are making major investments in new stations or upgrading existing stations to provide a network that will benefit the global community for years to come,” says John LaBrecque, Earth Surface and Interior Program Officer at NASA Headquarters.
Measuring such properties of Earth is the realm of geodesy, a time-honoured science that dates back to the Greek scholar Eratosthenes, who achieved a surprisingly accurate estimate of the distance around the Earth by using basic geometry
Posted: 27 Feb 2012 11:50 PM PST
With a new approach and perspective, online dating site startup TwoMangoes raised an undisclosed amount of angel funding from family, friends and Andy Jasuja, Chairman and Founder of Sigma Systems. The company plans to use the fund to launch and iterate their product. They are also looking forward for further investments.
Posted: 27 Feb 2012 11:38 PM PST
It might seem counterintuitive to start a new venture when the economy is in the dumps. But, a recession can prove to be the ideal time for launching a company. In fact, many well-known and successful big organizations were born during an economic downturn only. Below mentioned are few such big business that kicked off themselves during the recession as they knew that it is time to awake and act while others were still sleeping.
Founded by Thomas Edition during the financial panic of 1892 in the U.S., GE (General Electric) was formed by the merger of Edison General Electric of Schenectady and Thomson-Houston Electric Company. When the company was founded, the U.S. was undergoing long and deep recession of 1873-96. GE began with the first invention of the first incandescent light bulb.
Microsoft needs no introduction. Microsoft was not always the jaw dropping enterprise as it is today. When in 1975, the U.S. was mired in stagflation, with the combination of rising unemployment and inflation; Bill Gates, a Harvard University dropout, and Paul Allen decided to take advantage of this recession and start their own company. The company was located in Albuquerque and worked with rudimentary computing languages. It began climbing the success ladder during the recession of the early 80s with the introduction of MS-DOS.
When Herman Hollerith founded the Tabulating Machine Company-later renamed as International Business Machine by Thomas Watson-in1896, the U.S. economy was stalled in a prolonged recession. When Watson took the charge of the company, he started building on its core punch-card technology and put the company on the fast track by focusing on landing large-scale custom projects with big business clients.
When William Durant and Charles Stewart Mott founded General Motors in 1908, the U.S. was undergoing a severe recession due to a series of bank failures in 1907. When the U.S. was striving hard to come out of the downturn, General Motors was on a buying spree, and acquired brands like Oldsmobile, Cadillac and the Reliance Truck Company within a year of its formation.
One of the biggest computer software and hardware manufacturers in the world, HP (Hewlett-Packard) was founded by Bill Hewlett and David Packard in 1939, when the U.S. was trying to recover from a huge recession due to tight fiscal policy from an attempt to balance the budget after the expansion of the New Deal. In 2007, it became the first tech company to exceed $100 billion in revenue. However, the company started as an electronics company that was run from a garage with an investment of mere $538.
Disney was founded in 1923 by two brothers Walt and Roy Disney as Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. However, the company truly found its identity in 1929 as was renamed as Walt Disney Production when the U.S. was undergoing a recession and the extensive new tariffs and other factors contributed to an extremely deep depression. The turning point happened when they introduced Mickey Mouse, which propel the company to new heights.
Posted: 27 Feb 2012 11:25 PM PST
The world has changed the people's way of thinking as they are finding their own ways of getting richer day by day by quitting their jobs. So, do you want to be one among them? If yes, then the 1st reason for you to quit your present job may be because you must be bored of serving for others and then you must have made up your mind to get richer by yourself by your own hard work. But there's one thing you must keep in mind, i.e., you must be lucky enough to get the chance of becoming rich along with your hard work. So, if you are in any plans of making millions by building up your own career, here are few millionaires from whom you can get inspired as they have turned their dreams of becoming rich into reality by their own hard work as reported by Michelle Fox on Yahoo Finance Website.
2. Shep and Ian Murray, Vineyard Vines
3. Terry Finley, West Point Thoroughbreds
4. Rakesh Rocky Patel, Rocky Patel Cigars
5. Kim and Beaver Raymond, Marshmallow, Fun Company
Posted: 27 Feb 2012 11:15 PM PST
Global warming and environmental pollution have been the major concerns for the world currently. In an attempt to counter them, companies across the globe have adopted several measures and some have even excelled in their efforts. Newsweek came up with a list of greenest companies of the world last year and it compared the actual environmental path, management and transparency of various companies who have made their efforts to make a difference in the environment.
3. National Australia Bank:
5. ANZ Banking Group:
6. BT Group:
7. Tata Consultancy Services:
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