Archive for October, 2008

Don’t Vote!


You gotta love Americans, the worlds masters of entertainment, Americans are encouraging ‘America’ to Choose. As a foreigner, you ought to be awed. At least they teach people what to do. 

Renowned mathematician Sir Michael Francis Atiyah touted the practical benefits of his field during a lecture at the American University of Beirut (AUB) on Monday, arguing that it is more useful than philosophy in terms of explaining the relationship between the external world and the human mind. Atiyah made the remarks during a talk titled […]

The San Francisco LoveFest, named after the similar one of Berlin, occurs every year in San Francisco, California. Lebanese have had their share of raves, but I’m not too sure of this kind of magnitude, or social norm (?). You can truly feel the love flowing among the people of San Francisco, home to the […]

the video TOKYO, Japan – A 43-year-old Japanese woman whose sudden divorce in a virtual game world made her so angry that she killed her online husband’s avatar has been arrested on suspicion of hacking, police said Thursday. an Avatar is a Hindu term for the incarnation of a higher being.

Lichtenberg figures are a sort of concrete, 3D model of a fractal tree. They are formed by hitting a block of clear acrylic with about 5 million volts of electricity. As the electrons blast their way through the material they leave a trail. And as they move, they try to avoid each other, forming smaller […]

BEIRUT (AFP) – Something of a revolution is taking place on Lebanon’s notoriously dangerous roads. Drivers are beginning to stop at red lights, to wear seat belts and no longer have their cell phones glued to their ears. All thanks to a crackdown ordered by the country’s new no-holds-barred Interior Minister Ziad Baroud who has […]