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There are many videos that show you how to peel a kiwi fruit but most of them are not as efficient as this method. If you have a better method post it in the comments below.

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OS X mail has a nasty habit of alway. I mean always embedding images. Mail doesn’t seem to know what you mean by attachement or even “Send windows friendly attachment” it’s not friendly at all. The problem is html formatting most mail clients want things to look pretty and put the image into the email as if it’s part of the email. What happens when you need the picture to be an attachment? Well there is one way to do it. Simply right click the image and select “View as icon” that is it. There is no other way that doesn’t involve a third party plugin. Send windows friendly attachement doesn’t work neither does the option to place attachements at the end of the message. If you want to send an actual attachement to a windows user then you need to right click the image and select view as icon. 

Note: two finger tap works as a “right click” or secondary click if not you can control+click the image.

3d Rendering Technology

Video games are basically built on polygons. This new technology makes a sort of 3d “atom” making things look thousands of times more realistic than existing 3d in animated movies and games as well as CGI effects for movies.

Insanely informative watch below.

What does O.K. stand for?

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I just read an article on the origin of the phrase O.K. Interesting enough it stands for “All Correct.” In 1893 a fad in Boston and New York started that involved purposely mispelling the words in an abbreviations. For instance a phrase like “No Go” would be abbreviated as K.G. (Know Go.) O.K. is spelled out as Oll Korrect. It’s actually kind of witty playing on the irony of All Korrect being spelled incorrectly. Now you know and knowing is half the battle. GI Joe.

“o. k..” Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. 17 Mar. 2011. Dictionary.com
Source http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/o. k.

Microwave Radiation Protection Part 1

North America’s obsession with the oh-so-quick and convenient microwave may be pushing us from the frying pan into the fire. An estimated one out of every two households has a microwave oven. Modern cookbooks abound with recipes for cooking with this handy device. Yet an increasing body of evidence is calling into question the safety of one of our favourite kitchen appliances.

History of the Microwave

Microwave ovens were introduced into the market for domestic use in the early 1970s. At that time, they were considered relatively safe if properly cleaned and with door seals well maintained to prevent leakage. There was but a hint that their safety and the nutritional values of microwaved foods weren’t what the public believed. However, in 1989, Dr. Hans-Urich Hertel, a Swiss food scientist, and professor Bernard Blanc of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology began conducting extensive research on the effects of microwaved food on humans. Using a carefully controlled protocol, nine people, including Dr. Hertel, were alternately exposed to microwaved and conventionally cooked foods from organic sources. Samples of participants’ blood were taken right before eating and at certain intervals after eating.

Researchers found that after microwaved food consumption, there was significant reduction of all blood hemoglobin and cholesterol values (both good HDL cholesterol and bad LDL cholesterol), and that bad cholesterol levels were elevated relative to good cholesterol levels.

Lymphocyte (white blood cell) activity decreased notably after ingestion of microwaved foods compared to that of non-treated foods. When exposed to blood from those who had eaten microwaved foods, bacteria that glow when examined under a special light glowed much brighter than when exposed to blood samples from those who had eaten non-treated food. This established an association that energy from microwaved foods may be passed on to those who consume the food.

Read More on Microwaves: Modern Miracle or Menace? by Croft Woodruff, MH (Hon.).

What I learned from Fire

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In the Quran it says: Allah guides who He wills. It doesn’t say he will guide you through the Quran or through your parents or through Biblical scripture. It’s just a general thing it can be anything including the aforementioned.

Once I went to the Poconos and told my friend to take a walk with me. We went to the store and purchased a self-starting fire-log. Once we entered the woods and found a clearing we lit the log. As I looked into the flames I realized something Fire teaches you a lot about life. If you stand to close you will get burned if you stay too far you will freeze but if you stay somewhere in the middle it’s a beautiful thing. The warmth and the light. The smell and the smoke. It’s beautiful to watch and I realized that almost every relationship that we have with people and the material follows the same rule. You can’t eat too much because you’ll get fat, eat too little and you starve, speak to a parent too little and you lose them, speak to a boyfriend/girlfriend to much and you smother them.

Unfortunately humans don’t look at the world that way. When we see something that we don’t like we run all the way to the opposite extreme. We seldom realize that we’ve just ran past the sweet-spot. In life take what you need, not what you want, don’t over do it. Don’t be extreme don’t drink too much or eat too little don’t stay away from your family or smother your significant other. Find the sweet-spot. I can’t tell you where it is but I can tell you that it is definitely not at the extremes.

Straight out of Harry Potter Buttered Beere does exist!

Buttered Beere Adapted from ‘The Good Huswifes Handmaide for the Kitchin’ (1588) 3 pint (16.9 oz) Bottles of real Ale 0.5 tsp ground Cloves 0.5 tsp ground Cinnamon 0.25 tsp ground Ginger 5 Egg Yolks 1 Cup Brown Sugar (Demerara) 12 Tbsp Unsalted Butter Add ale and spices to a saucepan Bring to a boil, then immediately turn to lowest setting Beat together eggs and sugar until light and creamy Remove ale from heat, whisk in egg mixture, returning to low heat Whisk … Read More

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