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predictions for the year 2000

The 1900 December issue of The Ladies Home Journal published an article by John Elfreth Watkins, Jr. listing some predictions for the year 2000 – exactly a hundred years into the future. A few interesting ones are shortlisted below:Prediction #4: There Will Be No Street Cars in Our Large Cities. All hurry traffic will be below or high above ground when brought within city limits. In most cities it will be confined to broad subways or tunnels, well lighted and well ventilated, or to high trestles with “moving-sidewalk” stairways leading to the top. These underground or overhead streets will teem with capacious automobile passenger coaches and freight with cushioned wheels. Subways or trestles will be reserved for express trains.  Cities, therefore, will be free from all noises.Prediction #5: Trains will run two miles a minute, normally; express trains one hundred and fifty miles an hour. To go from New York to San Francisco will take a day and a night by fast express.  There will be ci…

automatically generate your expenditure bills

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Ok. This one is not for real. But this one is definitely for a little fun to do with that extra money you already spent, for which you want receipts to stay out of trouble. So load the page here. Then put the amount you want to spend. It’ll do the rest. As for me I spent some $234 in the restaurant, that I shouldn’t have spent; and later I generated some bills, the snippets of which are shown here.This tool was in fact, built by Maloney & Porcelli restaurant, probably as a promotion for their online reservation. It says in their homepage,Now you can eat at Maloney & Porcelli as often as you like and never worry about your expense report raising any eyebrows. Simply type in your bill total below and the expense report generator will do the rest.So next time you have some spare money that you’ve already spent, just remember the figure you spent and head to this amazing expenditure bills generator. Technorati Tags: ,,

the times they are a-changin’

With thanks and praise for Bob Dylan, ladies and gentlemen, The Times They Are A-Changing:Come gather 'round people, wherever you roam
And admit that the waters around you have grown
And accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.
Come writers and critics, who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide the chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon for the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who that it's namin'
For the loser now will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.
Come senators, congressmen, please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway, don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside and it is ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.
Come mothe…