Monday, April 12, 2010

Why 9:41 Is the Official Time of Apple Product Photos

Why 9:41 Is the Official Time of Apple Product Photos: "

iPad timeEvery iteration of the iPhone's mockups showed the time as 9:42. The iPad showed it as 9:41. It's slightly peculiar--the times are grouped tightly enough to be intentional, but why those numbers? Why not 9:00? Network World investigated.

Turns out Apple's keynote organizers think about this stuff right down to the tiniest detail--and this is certainly one of the tinier details. They rehearse the presentation with Steve Jobs, Phil Schiller, and whoever else will be speaking, and time it so the big announcement comes 40 minutes in. They add a couple minutes to be on the safe side.

That means that when Apple puts that most important slide up, the one introducing the new hardware, the time on the static image of the device will be damned close to the time the packed room of journalists sees it for the first time. It's just one more example of how carefully Apple prepares everything--that's a detail we didn't know about until a couple days ago, and they've been doing it for years, with no fanfare. Very cool, right?


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

31 facts that you probably didn't know

Here are 31 facts that you probably didn't know

1) 'Stewardesses' is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

2) And 'lollipop' is the longest word typed with your right hand.

3) No word in the English language rhymes with month , orange, silver, or purple.

4) 'Dreamt' is the only English word that ends in the letters 'mt'.

5) Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

6) The sentence: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' uses every letter of the alphabet.

7) The words 'racecar','kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

8) There are only four words in the English language which end in 'dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

9) There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: 'abstemious' and 'facetious.'

10) TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

11) A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

12) A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

13) A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

14) A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

15) A snail can sleep for three years.

16) Almonds are a member of the peach family.

17) An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

18) Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

19) February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

20) In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

21) If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

22) Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors

23) Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

24) Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

25) The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

26) The cruise liner, QE 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

27) The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

28) The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

29) There are more chickens than people in the world.

30) Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

31) Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Found something untrue? Post your comments here.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fast Police Dog

Notice the suspect behind the car, apparently firing a gun - you see the smoke from the muzzle, and a split second later - the Shepherd Police Dog leaps across the roof of the auto, clamps onto the suspect, and brings him down so quickly - you'll watch it several times to really appreciate the valor of this dog.

This police dog is fast, you have to watch a few times to appreciate it. Go dog, go!!!

Cool dog! FTW!




Dress Code:
1) You are advised to come to work dressed according to your salary.
2) If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we will assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise.
3) If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a raise.
4) If you dress just right, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.

Sick Days:
We will no longer accept a doctor's statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

Personal Days:
Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturdays & Sundays .

Bereavement Leave:
This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or co-workers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend the funeral arrangements in your place. In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early.

Bathroom Breaks:
Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the stall door will open, and a picture will be taken. After your second offense, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the 'Chronic Offenders' category. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sectioned under the company's mental health policy.

Lunch Break:
* Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy.
* Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure.
* Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience.

Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.

Please accept your new cubicle and we hope you like it.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Breakdown of daily activities

Yes. That's about right.

Friday, December 12, 2008

10 New Year Resolutions for 2009

Got this email from a friend and though the pictures are old, I still find it funny and sharing this to all.

1) I will park properly.

2) I will drive more carefully

3) I will stop buying useless stuff

4) I will start drinking less

5) I will no longer park the BMW next to fire hydrants

6) I will keep an extra safe distance when driving behind police cars.

7) I will always wear clean underwear, "just in case".

8) I will try to drive closer to the speed limit.

9) I will always "check for paper" when leaving the restroom.

10) Always replace the gas nozzle before driving away from the pump.


11) And next year, I will try not to FAIL.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Model falls off runway... Poor lady...