Feynman explains the world

An old but really cool video series of Richard Feynman explaining the world.

He explains everything, from what fire actually is to why you can’t move your hand through ‘solid’ things.
Definitely worth watching!


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Financial Crisis caused by… porn?

Straight from the you-can’t-make-this-shit-up department: If you ever wondered how the SEC became this ineffective and worthless bunch of bureaucrats who can’t stop fraudsters like Bernie Madoff before they manage to scam people for billions of dollars, even tough they were told for years that it was the biggest Ponzi scheme in the history of mankind… well, here’s why.

Apparently even their senior level staffers, attorneys and whatnot-employees prefer to watch porn all day, rather than doing their goddamn work, while getting paid more than $200k per year.

Of course 17 “senior employees” are only a small fraction of a 4000 people workforce, but if a Washington, DC attorney can spend up to 8 hours a day watching pornography and another regional accountant got blocked by their firewall 16.000 times (yeah, sixteen-thousand times!), you gotta wonder what’s going on at that place…

Firefox blows up VMware Server 2 webinterface

After upgrading Firefox on my main workstation to a more up-to-date release (3.6), it turns out I can’t access the Webinterface of any of my VMware Servers. While some kind of glitch every now and then is to be expected from this “somewhat” buggy piece of sh… uhm, code – this time, logging with Firefox actually manages to crash the management application on the server itself. Yeah, that’s right – at that point you can’t even access it with another browser or the VIC until you kill the hostd and do a /etc/init.d/vmware-mgmt restart. It isn’t even some kind of ancient beta release, but 2.0.2 – the most recent release as of now. WTF?

According to the logs there appears to be some kind of SSL issue:

SSL Handshake on client connection failed.

Turns out Web Access can’t handle SSL3 and Firefox 3.6 has SSL2 disabled per default. Why this manages to crash an application on the server boggles my mind, but at least there’s an easy workaround until VMware manages to fix this:

Go to your about:config page and set security.enable.ssl2 from false to true.

That’s it, done. At least it worked for me – no more issues whatsoever.

Deadline

Some guys with way too many post-its and heaps of time on their hands managed to create an impressive stop motion video. It’s only ironic they called it deadline.

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And here is the making of. They really did use that many post its :)

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Mmmvelopes – Tasty, tasty envelopes

There is only one place on this planet where this ingenious invention could have come from …

To quote J&D’s website:

So, after thousands of years and kajillions of horrible tasting envelopes licked, we’re happy to report that J&D’s Bacon-Flavored Mmmvelopes™ are here to save the day. No longer will envelopes taste like the underside of your car. You can enjoy the taste of delicious bacon instead.

That’s right, bacon. It’s not real bacon, mind you, so you won’t have to start storing your envelopes in the refrigerator. But it really does taste like bacon. Which is what you really wanted in the first place, isn’t it? And it only took us 4,000 years to get there. Eat that, alien invaders.

Mmmvelopes!

Chair pants!

For all you lazy people out there – chair pants and food lift. What more do you want?

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