A Beautifully Imperfect Relationship

February 27th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

A Beautifully Imperfect Relationship

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A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW…

February 26th, 2014 by Terrence Miao 3 comments »

A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of the dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a Broni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the shepherd… "If I tell you exactly how many sheep you have in your flock, will you give me one?" The shepherd looked at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looked at his peacefully grazing flock and calmly answered "sure".

The yuppie parked his car, whipped out his IBM ThinkPad and connected it to a cell phone, then he surfed to a NASA page on the internet where he called up a GPS satellite navigation system, scanned the area, and then opened up a database and an Excel spreadsheet with complex formulas. He sent an email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, received a response. Finally, he prints out a 130-page report on his miniaturized printer then turns to the shepherd and says, "You have exactly 1586 sheep. "That is correct; take one of the sheep." said the shepherd. He watches the young man select one of the animals and bundle it into his car.

Then the shepherd says: "If I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my animal?", "OK, why not." answered the young man. "Clearly, you are a consultant." said the shepherd. "That's correct." says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?" "No guessing required." answers the shepherd. "You turned up here although nobody called you. You want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked, and you don't know crap about my business…… Now give me back my dog."

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Can't get reimbursed, can't claim capital gain loss, can't sue the company…

February 25th, 2014 by Terrence Miao 4 comments »

Can't get reimbursed, can't claim capital gain loss, can't sue the company …

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Bitcoin’s Mt. Gox Shuts Down, Loses $409,200,000 Dollars — Recovery Steps and Taking Your Tax Losses
Mt. Gox’s shutdown is circulating like wildfire.  Its repercussions are being felt throughout the world.  Mt. Gox was the most public and well-known brand that represented Bitcoin’s exchange market.  The company’s shutdown is rumored to be caused by a “hack” or “security breach” that resulted in a loss up to [...]

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Chaz Rorick – The man of many presidents

February 23rd, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Read more: http://instagram.com/ohheyitschaz

Chaz Rorick – The man of many presidents

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Man vs. Robot duel

February 23rd, 2014 by Terrence Miao 3 comments »

Table Tennis Champion 32-year-old Timo Boll from German will face off against a ping pong  playing robot on March 11, 2014.

Read more - http://www.kuka-timoboll.com/en/home/

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How beautiful JavaScript way to detect Safari, Chrome, IE, Firefox and Opera

February 21st, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

How beautiful JavaScript way to detect Safari, Chrome, IE, Firefox and Opera

var isOpera = !!window.opera || navigator.userAgent.indexOf(' OPR/') >= 0;
var isFirefox = typeof InstallTrigger !== 'undefined';
var isSafari = Object.prototype.toString.call(window.HTMLElement).indexOf('Constructor') > 0;
var isChrome = !!window.chrome && !isOpera;
var isIE = /@cc_on!@/false|| !!document.documentMode;

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Edit fiddle – JSFiddle
Test your JavaScript, CSS, HTML or CoffeeScript online with JSFiddle code editor.

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Someone apparently went up to the great philosopher Wittgenstein and said "What…

February 18th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Someone apparently went up to the great philosopher Wittgenstein and said "What a lot of morons back in the Middle Ages must have been to have looked, every morning, at the dawn and to have thought what they were seeing was the Sun going around the Earth," when every school kid knows that the Earth goes around the Sun, to which Wittgenstein replied "Yeah, but I wonder what it would have looked like if the Sun had been going around the Earth?"

The point is that it "would have looked exactly the same: you see what your knowledge tells you you're seeing."

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Ludwig Wittgenstein – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“He was of the opinion… that his ideas were generally misunderstood and distorted even by those who professed to be his disciples. He doubted he would be better understood in the future. He once said he felt as though he were writing for people who would think in a different way, …

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If men posed like women …

February 15th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

If men posed like women …

If men posed like women …

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