This post is taken from an issue of PCWorld of 2009, probably March. I think its relevance, today, is more than ever. So here it is, to save you tons of hassles: Are you tired of having to register on a free website just to read a news article or view some pictures of your relatives? Rather than registering on such sites (and risking a barrage of annoying spam), many people forget about the news item or put off seeing how their nieces and nephews are doing until their next holiday.
But I have an easy way to get members-only content without enduring the hassle of signing up for an account. Whenever family and friends send me links to registration-required sites, I turn to BugMeNot (bugmenot.com) to slip past most of these requirements. BugMeNot is a free site that stockpiles user-generated account log-ins and passwords so that users don’t have to provide their own personal info.
Go to the BugMeNot website and type in the URL of the site that you’d like to log in to. BugMeNot will return…
If you can pronounce every word in this poem correctly, you will be speaking English better
than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.
Gerard Nolst Trenité - The Chaos (1922)
Dearest creature in creation Studying English pronunciation, I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse.
I will keep you, Susy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy; Tear in eye, your dress you'll tear; Queer, fair seer, hear my prayer. Pray, console your loving poet, Make my coat look new, dear, sewit! Just compare heart, hear and heard, Dies and diet, lord and word. Sword and sward, retain and Britain (Mind the latter how it's written). Made has not the sound of bade, Say-said, pay-paid, laid but plaid.
Now I surely will not plague you With such words as vague and ague, But be careful how you speak, Say: gush, bush, steak, streak, break, bleak , Previous, precious, fuchsia, via Recipe, pipe, studding-sail, choir; Woven, oven, how and low, Script, receipt, shoe, poem, toe.
Over three hundred years ago, Sir Isaac Newton clarified our understanding of dynamical processes by formulating has famous three laws, which read as follows: Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.The relationship between the mass of an object m, the acceleration of the object a, and the applied force f is f = ma.For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
We have all engaged in discussions where one person tires to change another person’s opinion. On rare occasions, these attempts may be successful, but in general they are not. According to Peter Sturrock, an astrophysicist at Stanford University and Emeritus Professor of Applied Physics, his experience leads him to offer for consideration and discussion the follows reformulation of Newton’s laws: Opinions tend to remain in a state of stagnation unless acted upon by an external argument.The rate of change of opinion is proportional to t…