Saturday, April 27, 2013

Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 6/2013

The latest issue of new Family Friendly sites listed on The Black Stump.
Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 6/2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Mathematical Proof That Growing Old Means Getting Boring

What happens when you crunch a heap of Facebook data with one of the most sophisticated computational tools in the world? Mathematical proof for the myriad ways your life gets boring as you get older. That’s right, as you get older, you’re going to spend even more time whining about the weather and the government and less time thinking about important things like video games.
Mathematical Proof That Growing Old Means Getting Boring

Watch A Woman From The 1990s Explain What A Computer Is

One of the things that will never fail to make me happy: seeing people stuck in time explain what modern day technology is. Kim Komando hosted an educational series about computer and explains the basics of its hardware, DOS, Microsoft Windows, Writeand more.
Watch A Woman From The 1990s Explain What A Computer Is

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

25 Incredible Moments in Photos

After a week filled with all forms of memorable events, Mashable brings you those best captured in photos. Last Monday the annual Boston Marathon was victim to a terrible act. Yet, looking beyond that the people of Boston managed to stick together and help those who were in need during the chaos and confusion. In London, protesters gathered in George Square to recognize the industries that suffered under the government of former British Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher, on the day of her funeral.
25 Incredible Moments in Photos

Monday, April 22, 2013

25 Completely Bizarre Fortune Cookie Messages

Fortune cookies tend to have a 50:50 satisfying-to-disappointing ratio. Sometimes, you'll get a cookie that's stale, soggy and obviously past its expiration date. What's most disappointing, though, is when your fortune — a term that, for the sake of this post, we'll be using quite loosely — is less inspirational and more ... you know .. WTF-y.
25 Completely Bizarre Fortune Cookie Messages

Sunday, April 21, 2013

5 Fascinating Facts We Learned From Reddit This Week

Did you know that Pepsi traded soda syrup for a small fleet of Soviet warships? Did you know that the Iranian government banned mullets in 2010?
5 Fascinating Facts We Learned From Reddit This Week

Thursday, April 18, 2013

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

Rolf Dobelli, author of the forthcoming book, The Art of Thinking Clearly, has an essay in the Guardian that explains the many reasons why you shouldn't read, listen to, or watch news.
News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

Reddit users may have discovered a murder on Google Maps

The image ... is really a Rorschach test more than anything else. Do you see two people standing over a body wrapped in black plastic with an enormous trail of blood behind it? Or do you see two people about to pet a dog that’s just shaken itself off?
Reddit users may have discovered a murder on Google Maps

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Reddit stories on the Boston marathon explosions.

One of the largest online communities, Reddit, is often a great source of breaking news, and right now it's proving it with a story on the Boston marathon explosions.
There was just an explosion at the Boston Marathon - Will use this to live update : news

3 Ways To Accept Your Life

Read the following sentences and see if you relate -
“I don’t like anything in my life”
“Life sucks”
“I hate my job”
“I am a loner, nobody likes me”
“Life is a struggle”
In all these not-so-happy words there is only one important thing missing and that is acceptance.
3 Ways To Accept Your Life

2013 Boston Marathon Explosion: Official Information Sources

Following today’s explosions at the Boston Marathon, social media channels were immediately swamped with reports, graphic images and videos from the scene. Race officials immediately held runners on course, and canceled the rest of the event.
2013 Boston Marathon Explosion: Official Information Sources

Monday, April 15, 2013

Time and Navigation: How We Found Our Way in the World

Type an address into your phone, and up will pop a step-by-step route from where you are to where you want to be. This is, in its way, magic. But it's magic that has, at this point, been rubbed and polished into a simple fact of life. The ease with which we machine-carrying humans make our way through the world, however, is quite new — and the product of a long, painstaking history: of people plotting a course, getting lost, and finally finding their way.
Time and Navigation: How We Found Our Way in the World

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Australian Social Trends, April 2013

Australian Social Trends (AST) is an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) flagship publication presenting a picture of Australian society through a selection of articles. The articles aim to address current and on-going social concerns, and focus on population groups of interest and changes over time. Each tells a story and provides a sense of the social and historical context of its topic.
Australian Social Trends, April 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Internet Activity, Australia, December 2012

This release contains details of internet activity supplied by Internet Service Providers in Australia with more than 1,000 active subscribers. It includes information on internet subscribers and their type of access connection, the type of user (i.e. business/household), the volume of data downloaded, the speed of internet connection and the location of the subscriber (by state or territory).
Internet Activity, Australia, December 2012

Decide what happens to your Google account when you die

What happens to your online accounts when you die? Some may not care at all, after all, they are dead by then and there is not really anything that can be done about that. Others may want to control what is happening to their accounts. Maybe they want them closed right away, kept open only with a different and permanent status message, or maintained by a family member or loved one.
Decide what happens to your Google account when you die

Shark Scares the Crap Out of Kayaker [VIDEO]

Who says you need a big fancy boat to fish? While deep sea fisherman may have space on deck to catch fish by the tons, Isaac Brumaghim caught a fish, which attracted a much larger shark that he named "Chompy."
Shark Scares the Crap Out of Kayaker [VIDEO]

How to Identify and Run a File with an Unknown Extension

Ever got stuck with a file that has some mysterious extension? Where no matter how much you try, the Jigsaw puzzle doesn’t seem to fit together? So, for instance, if the file has the extension (characters after the last period in the file’s name) doc or docx, you know you need Microsoft Office or its alternative productive suites such as LibreOffice or Google Doc to view and edit that file. But what if the file extension is something you have never heard of before, or something your computer can’t decide the appropriate software for?
How to Identify and Run a File with an Unknown Extension

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Life on the Moon as imagined in 1836

In the old days, Mars was peopled by one vast thinking vegetable, and the Moon was peopled by stick-wielding bat-men and moth-winged moon maidens.
Life on the Moon as imagined in 1836

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Snake Oil's secret ingredients

There was no actual snake oil in old timey snake oil. Rather, most of the lotions and potions sold by early 20th century miracle medicine salesmen actually contained mercury and lead. Now, don't you feel better?
Snake Oil's secret ingredients

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

How to Send Emails from Different Addresses in Gmail

Most of us have more than one email address these days – it makes it easier to keep different areas of life separate. But having to switch between email accounts can be a pain. With Gmail, you can set things up so you can send from multiple accounts without the need to keep switching.
How to Send Emails from Different Addresses in Gmail

Saturday, April 06, 2013

7 Emergency Apps Every iPhone and Android User Should Have

There are certain applications that do not have a proper use in day-to-day activities, but they may prove a necessity in critical situations. Whenever a hurricane strikes, a massive flood is coming or a snow that treats to lock you down for a couple of days is announced, you must be warned.
7 Emergency Apps Every iPhone and Android User Should Have

Animal Planet Sets Up Cockroach Cam

The Internet loves a good kitten and puppy cam, but isn't that so, like, five years ago? Okay, not really. We'll gladly watch 24/7 live footage of adorable creatures crawling on top of each other.
Animal Planet Sets Up Cockroach Cam

This Is How Far North Korea's Missiles Can Reach

North Korea on Friday reportedly moved two mobile missiles believed to be of intermediate range to the country's east coast, potentially putting them within striking distance of Japan and American bases in Guam. If the reports are accurate, it's the latest escalation in an increasingly tense situation which may result in a military conflict.
This Is How Far North Korea's Missiles Can Reach

Friday, April 05, 2013

5 Fascinating Facts We Learned From Reddit This Week

Gather 'round the computer screen kids, and bask in the frothy glow of knowledge. It's time for another edition of Reddit Facts, our weekly dive into the fascinating tidbits we learn from the front page of the Internet.
5 Fascinating Facts We Learned From Reddit This Week

Recuva 1.46 update brings improvements across the board

Data recovery software can come in handy in several situations, most notably when you deleted files permanently on your system or when a third party software or even a virus did so. All recovery programs for Windows scan the free space of a selected partition or hard drive for files that have been deleted on the system but not yet removed from the hard drive. The main difference between them is functionality, performance, and how the scanning is done.
Recuva 1.46 update brings improvements across the board

Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 5/2013

The latest issue of new Family Friendly sites listed on The Black Stump.
Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 5/2013

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Dramatic Video Shows Why You Should Never Jump Onto Train Tracks

Train tracks are a dangerous place, people. If you drop something on the tracks — like your cellphone — remind yourself it just isn't worth it.
Dramatic Video Shows Why You Should Never Jump Onto Train Tracks

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The Fresh Ten Commandments

Recent events have made it clear that we are suffering from a broken moral compass. People today could use some general guidance.
The Fresh Ten Commandments