Monday, November 21, 2005
Here you go, a free book!

Yes, indeed there are free book(s) out there. Just follow this link and download it. It's not just any book either, it's called God's Debris and is written by Scott adams. Scott adams...you know the guy behind Dilbert?!

What's it all about? Sounds really cool, here is the Synopsis:

"Imagine that you meet a very old man who you eventually realize knows literally everything. Imagine that he explains for you the great mysteries of life quantum physics, evolution, God, gravity, light, psychic phenomenon, and probability in a way so simple, so novel, and so compelling that it all fits together and makes perfect sense. What does it feel like to suddenly understand everything? God's Debris isn’t the final answer to the Big Questions. But it might be the most compelling vision of reality you will ever read. The thought experiment is this: Try to figure out what’s wrong with the old man’s explanation of reality. Share the book with your smart friends then discuss it later while enjoying a beverage."

Here's a cool quote from the author:

"If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?"

-Scott adams-

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Monday, November 14, 2005
The E-Mail Time Capsule - say hi to yourself 20 years from now
I just came across a site, or rather a service, at Forbes. It's called The E-Mail Time Capsule. So basically this is how it works (by Forbes):

"Most time capsules involve cramming stuff into a metal box and burying it in a hole in the ground. It's a method that works --but it's so primitive. What if you could write an email to yourself, and be assured of receiving it twenty years in the future?

That's what we've done with this email time capsule. Simply fill out the fields below, decide how long you want the capsule to be sealed for, and hit send. We'll do our best to make sure the message gets delivered."

You can choose to send a message to yourself in 1, 3, 5, 10 or 20 years from now. Simple enough. Would you do it? Is this interesting, funny or just plain stupid?

Would you keep an email address for 20 years? Maybe, I would be 52 and stinking rich still having good health. My kid would be 22 and in perfect health and very good in school, my parents would be, hopefully, very old. Hummmm, interesting and scary at the same time. How would I feel reading my 20 years old email..?

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