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What NOT to Name Your Baby

Posted in Say what?, Social with tags , on December 1, 2008 by Le Roi

Mental_Floss has a list of baby names that are NOT recommended.

1. Batman – Apparently Venezuelans named their babies Superman, Batman, Hochimin and Hitler. They now have a list of 100 government approved baby names to choose from. I’d suggest numbering citizens instead.

2. Eclipse Glasses – After the solar eclipse of 2001, Zimbabwe and Zambia have citizens named Eclipse Glasses, Totality and Annular. I wonder if they also have Comet or that’s just for Santa.

3. Naaktgeboren – Forced by Napoleon to pick surnames, the Dutchmen opted for Naaktgeboren(born naked), Spring int Veld(jump in the field) and Piest(pisses). I can see why Amsterdam is what it is…

4. Vladimir Ashkenazy – Icelanders didn’t allow foreign surnames. Until he immigrated. Now this is an Icelandic name. Their economy is drowning and they’re sorting names.

5. Yazid – The Hitler-name of the Muslim world. Decapitated the holiest Muslim figure of the Shi`ite faith. Bad guy.

6. Adolf – Needs no introduction. His nephews decided to not have kids so the name Hitler would not be preserved. Smart choice but for different reasons.

(via Yahoo!)

TIME’s Gadget of the Year Poll

Posted in Gadgets, Online, Stiri/News, Technology/IT with tags , , on November 27, 2008 by Le Roi

Besides the List of Best Inventions, TIME magazine has also put together a poll where you can vote for the Gadget of the Year. The results so far are:

  1. PEEK E-mail Device
  2. T-Mobile G1
  3. Macbook
  4. iPod Touch
  5. Eye Fi SD Card
  6. Wii Fit
  7. Flip Mino
  8. Sanyo Xacti HD 1010
  9. Dash Express
  10. Canon PowerShot A590IS

Apparently I don’t really know my gadgets. I’ve only heard of about 4 of the top 10. The number one gadget, which I have just read about, seems somewhat useless. Then again, if it’s not somewhat useless it’s no longer a gadget, is it? It becomes a device. 🙂

TIME’s List of Best Inventions

Posted in Auto, Gadgets, Online, Products, Stiri/News, Technology/IT with tags , , on November 27, 2008 by Le Roi

Time compiled a list of the best inventions of 2008.

  1. The Retail DNA Test
  2. The Tesla Roadster
  3. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
  4. Hulu.com
  5. The Large Hadron Collider
  6. The Global Seed Vault
  7. The Chevy Volt
  8. Bullets That Shoot Bullets
  9. The Orbital Internet
  10. The World’s Fastest Computer

The complete list can be found here. It contains 50 items and they’re all interesting and worth reading about. I think I would’ve put LHC at number one, though.