Archive for September 24th, 2011
The Lanquart Paper Mill in south eastern Switzerland has been making security and speciality paper for more than 100 years.
It is the only mill in the world that makes the paper that is used for the Swiss franc.
Once the paper is produced it is sent – surrounded by high security – to other factories where the currency notes are then printed.
Marco Ziethen, the production manager at Landquart showed the BBC how it makes money.
You are bidding on a TomTom Go 700
This was my wife’s, may her knicker draw be infested with the fleas of a thousand Camels…
The Go 700 was once the top of the range Sat Nav from TomTom, with an internal Hard Disk Drive instead of the traditional SD Card, and had full Bluetooth and Wireless capabilities.
I bought this for the back-stabbing harlot, some four or five years ago, before she met Nigel with the Little Penis, and it cost me over £400…
As bless her cheating little heart, she gets lost driving out of the street…perhaps without this she would never have found the way to Nigels door, nor perhaps his stain riddled bed…
Her infidelity was discovered when I took her car for an MOT, and while waiting, I was tinkering with the Sat Nav and noticed that all her recent journeys had all been to Nigel’s…
So, like any normal human, I reprogrammed Nigel’s address to one in a town far far away…
My wife bless her treacherous ways, didn’t realise there was anything amiss until she was driving East along the M4.
She then tried to act all innocent and lying through her cherry red venemous snake lips, asked if I could sort out her beloved TomTom as something was terribly wrong with it: when she used it to drive to her sisters it took her along the M4.
I presume her sister means Nigel with the erectile problems…
With the anger of the betrayed I said I would, but my frustration and anger caused me to accidently delete all the files from the internal drive instead…
Words were spoken, accusations were made… The air hung heavy and was coloured blue with profanity…
I find it difficult to believe her claims that this is all my fault…
I wasn’t the one getting lost while travelling to Pencil Dick Nigel’s house…
After much arguing she has decided her future lies in the squallor of Nigel’s cockroach infested hovell…
Good luck to them both… may the ten plagues of Egypt visit their stained adulterous bed…
I now have her TomTom Go 700 but have no idea how to reinstall the software, and really I don’t want the reminder of the cheating, lying, heartless, creature of the night.
All the other accessories are still in her car, so I hope they are happy living at Nigels together.
Therefore this auction is just for the TomTom Go 700 itself…
I’m sure someone somewhere can make this work…
I’ve talked about my often-disastrous relationships in a number of my columns, and every time I do, I get dozens of messages from people asking me to elaborate. Not that I’m an expert — it’s more like how you see a guy come screaming out of the woods covered in bees and you ask him where he found the hive, so you can avoid it.
So, the most common question I get (besides “Will you please stop sending me pictures of your penis?”) is “How do I know if this is the one?” which I think is a stealth way of asking me, “How can I avoid the hellish divorce that haunts your memories?”
Well, if you want to avoid the bees, I say you should always keep in mind …
I have dozens of tools and gadgets in my kitchen. Years working in the
restaurant and catering world left me with an inventory of items that
I bought for this job or that party. Some were quite expensive and
most were probably only used once or twice (I’m looking at you, Mother
of Pearl Caviar Spoon!).
But there’s one tool that cost me less than $2.00 at a restaurant
supply store over 10-years ago that I still use on a fairly regular
basis, at least during the summer. Anytime I need to core a tomato or
hull a strawberry I reach for my Tomato Shark.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Food enthusiasts have been enrolling in culinary school in growing numbers, lured by dreams of working as gourmet chefs or opening their own restaurants.
For many graduates, however, those dreams have turned into financial nightmares, as they struggle to pay off hefty student loans and find work in a cutthroat industry known for its long hours and low pay.
Now, some former students are suing for-profit cooking schools to get their money back, saying they were misled by recruiters about the value of culinary education and their job prospects after graduation.
“They just oversold it and pushed it. They made misleading statements to lure you in,” said Emily Journey, 26, a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy, part of Career Education Corp.’s chain of 16 Le Cordon Bleu cooking schools.
Journey, however, may get some of her money back. Under a pending $40 million settlement in state court, Career Education has agreed to offer rebates up to $20,000 to 8,500 students who attended the academy between 2003 and 2008.
In 2004, Journey was a recent high school graduate, dreaming of opening her own bakery, when she enrolled in a 7-month program in pastry and baking arts at the San Francisco school. Recruiters convinced her it was a worthwhile investment and helped her borrow $30,000 to pay for it.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Kissimmee drivers called Eyewitness News when they got some strange parking tickets, with next week’s date on them, on city blocks where there are no parking restriction signs
“She obviously doesn’t know her numbers, doesn’t know math or anything,” said Osceola County resident Michelle Cintron, “She’s giving wrong dates, wrong times.”
Cintron got a ticket for parking just two hours in the un-posted three-hour parking zone that was dated next Monday.
Kissimmee police said they weren’t aware of not having signs posted along the stretch of Broadway Avenue.
“So I’m taking time from my job to try and figure out this problem, so it’s a waste of my time,” Cintron said.
The parking enforcement officer has also been writing tickets at a parking lot that’s not owned by the city. The police department admitted they have no jurisdiction over it.
Want to find out who defriended you on Facebook? Yep. There’s an app for that.
Facebook made headlines and heads turn this week with yet another design overhaul. The biggest change this go-around is the introduction of the Timeline, which shows any and all activity of a user in chronological order. That exposes an unusual bit of information: Users will be able to see who has removed them from their friend list, according to technology blog Buzz Feed.
“Sounds like a troublemaker,” wrote one commentor on the FoxNews.com SciTech Facebook page
The new design doesn’t go live until September 29th, but people have figured out a simple means for enabling the beta version.
By simply entering the new FaceBook developer site and creating an application for the social networking site, you can be granted developer status. With it, you can easily enable the ability to test drive the new profile — and find out who has decided to end your virtual friendship.
Step-by-step guides have popped on various blog showing how how to get the timeline up and running in just a few minutes.
This information was readily available before, of course, by simply surfing to the profile of a person you’re friends with. But putting it all in one location could reveal some surprising revelations.
And FoxNews.com confirmed that the timeline is easily enabled, and discovering a list revealing who has decided to defriended you is easily uncovered in just a few minutes.
Rais Bhuiyan is blind in one eye. His left eye is strong, intense, with perfect vision. It will follow you through a conversation, registering even a subtle change in posture or facial expression. But his right eye, even after years of surgeries, will never be more than a sluggish ornament that he wears for the sake of symmetry. It’s a symbol of what was taken from him—of what he was left with. The eye sits off to the side a bit, picking up only shades of light. He has no depth perception or peripheral vision, making it difficult to walk across unfamiliar territory without bumping into things or to play soccer without embarrassing himself. He has had to train his mind to look through only his good eye. Now, though, he says he sees things he’s never seen before.
He used to have 20/10 vision in both eyes, and he was a pilot in the Bangladeshi air force. That was before he came to America—to Texas—in pursuit of higher learning. Before a white supremacist lifted a shotgun to his face and blasted searing-hot pellets through his right pupil. Before his wife left him, he lost his job, and he became homeless and terrified to talk to strangers. Before years of operations—dozens of long needles inserted into his eye—and a decade of piecing his life back together. It was only after all of this that Rais Bhuiyan, the 5-foot-6 immigrant with a soft voice and one very focused eye, sued the state of Texas to stop the execution of the man who shot him.
The first thing 27-year-old Rais Bhuiyan (pronounced Boo-yon) did when he got to the Texaco station every day was read the headlines in the Dallas Morning News. On September 17, 2001, he read something terrifying: a convenience store clerk had been shot and killed a few blocks away. Bhuiyan begged his boss, the owner of the station, to reinstall the security cameras—he’d already received a few tense glares in the days after 9/11—but money was tight. Bhuiyan had dreams in which customers suddenly pulled out guns and started shooting at him. He had been working at the station in Mesquite for only a few months and he’d already been robbed once. At the time, he thought the man was trying to sell him a handgun.