Sunday, October 22, 2006
HOW MANY PEOPLE WITH YOUR NAME?
Have you ever wondered how many other people out of the 300,000,000 people in America have the same name as you? Well now there's a way for us to find out:
Here's the results for me -
Here are the results for you:
Word to your mother
SKILLS TO GET BY IN THE REAL WORLD
I just read a great post when I was perusing through some homeschool blogs. I liked this one at O'Donnell Web.
Here's the list:
How to talk to your boss.
How to survive a meeting that’s poorly run.
How to run a meeting.
How to figure out anything on your own.
How to negotiate.
How to have a conversation.
How to explain something in thirty seconds.
How to write a one-page report.
How to write a five-sentence email.
How to get along with co-workers.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Winning The DARPA Grand Challenge
I don't know if you've heard about this, but it is extremely cool. Watch this video and this guy will explain how his team at Stanford University designed a car that drives itself with no human intervention.
Here is a summary:
August 2, 2006
The DARPA grand challenge, technical details enabling Sebastian Thrun's win, and an introduction to the next phase called "The Urban Grand Challenge".
YOU SHOULD START A MICROCREDIT CLUB
We've talked before about the reasons why you should start up a club in your high school. It would take initiative, but it would be easy. I think a good club would be a microcredit awareness club. It's a great idea to make the world a better place, and it doesn't take much to get started. You could sell donuts in the cafeteria at lunchtime to raise money, and loan the money on kiva.org. Seriously, go to the kiva website and see for yourself. It doesn't take much money to change people's lives.
It would be EASY to get school permission for something like that.
I've also talked about Muhammed Yunus with you before. I'm not sure if you heard, but he recently won the Nobel Peace Prize!!! If you haven't read the book Banker to The Poor, you should, and use it for a research paper you have to write sometime.
Here's a short video of them announcing that Mr. Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize.
I was so happy to hear about this. Last year was the UN 'Year of Microcredit', and this year Muhammed Yunus wins the Nobel Peace Prize. It's about friggin time.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
THIS MAY COME IN HANDY - FOLDING A T-SHIRT
Here is a pretty cool video for you. It shows you how to fold a t-shirt in like, 3 seconds.
You could fold the t-shirt in 10 seconds, but don't you have something better to do with your life?