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http://mr-desi.com/index.php/timepass/beauty-of-math.html

From the page:

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9c4lLnY0rA

"Let me tell you something…

I’ve had enough of Irish-Americans who haven’t been back to their country in 20 or 30 years come up to me and talk about the resistance, the revolution back home and the glory of the revolution and the glory of dying for the revolution.

F*** the revolution!

They don’t talk about the glory of killing for the revolution.

What’s the glory of taking a man from his bed and gunning him down in front of his wife and children?

Where’s the glory in that?

Where’s the glory in bombing a remembrance day parade of old age pensioners, their medals taken out and polished up for the day?

Where’s the glory in that?

To leave them dying, or crippled for life or dead under the rubble of a revolution that the majority of the people in my country don’t want?"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enniskillen_bombing

Ralph Lauren

http://www.ralphlauren.com/frontdoor/index.jsp?videoflash=false&flashversion=0

Thumbs down for crimes against free expression and for photoshop fail.


"Dude, her head’s bigger than her pelvis" – Boing Boing


"First they came for the supermodels,
but I didn’t care because I wasn’t a supermodel…’

Ralph Lauren didn’t like people mocking their poor photoshop skills  and ordered their lawyers to suppress it  by drawing upon that shining example of American ‘liberty’ the DMCA.  

Boing Boing replied:

So, to Ralph Lauren, GreenbergTraurig, and PRL Holdings, Inc: sue and be damned. Copyright law doesn’t give you the right to threaten your critics for pointing out the problems with your offerings. You should know better. And every time you threaten to sue us over stuff like this, we will:
a) Reproduce the original criticism, making damned sure that all our readers get a good, long look at it, and;
b) Publish your spurious legal threat along with copious mockery, so that it becomes highly ranked in search engines where other people you threaten can find it and take heart; and
c) Offer nourishing soup and sandwiches to your models

See:

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/10/09/xeni-on-rachel-maddo.html

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/08/ralph_lauren_photoshop/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect

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Li Masters High Voltage Physics
by our Science Correspondent

Tesla Coil at Wassat Moor

Inspired by the recent post on men in sheds and their tesla coils our very own Master Li has constructed a tesla coil using bits and pieces of ‘stuff’ he found in his shed complex at Wassat Moor.

We were lucky enough to be given a tour around the facility just to the north of Boggit’s Hole Bottom including the new High Voltage Laboratory.

Showing us his new invention, which narrowly missed the accolade of a Faraday-Darwin Award for the fortunate inventor and Vapour Mechanic, he explained "We’ve just managed to squeeze it in between the New Samsung fridge-freezer and the gorilla racking." adding "…it was quite hard work. It took nearly a whole afternoon, but we still managed to get a few pints in at Th’ Leg-O-Mutton."

It didn’t work, of course, but if it had done it would have looked something like this:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/brianlepage/mandb/vids/BMM2.mpg