Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Sunday, October 23, 2005
health, science, technology, and heroes.
You will not find sad news on natural calamities or man-made tragedies such as wars, accidents, plane crashes, bombings, frauds, etc. Yep, no pessimistic and negative news.
It is a great idea isn't it? Someone should have done this much earlier. Sometimes there are too much sad news in the newspapers, and on TV and the internet that it makes one very very sad. Now, things will be different if we read HappyNews.Com.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Yes. Try and enter any word (or keyword or phrase) and see what you get. Hehe ... trust me, it is hilarious ..... Hahahaha :)
Btw, I tried searching for "cityhuntergatherer" or "cityhuntergatherer.blogspot.com" and here's what I got:
"Cityhuntergatherer ... what the hell is that supposed to be? I have no idea!"Wth!!!! ~!@#$%^&*()_+wangbadan~!@#$%^&*()+ .... Hahaha ... well, can't please everybody eh? Hehe :)
"Cityhuntergatherer.BlogSpot.Com ... what the hell is that supposed to be? I have no idea!"
Anyway, I tried searching for my buddy's name "Hanyi" and here's what I got:
Hanyi is the largest Chinese font software provider in China.
Hanyi is devoting more and more resources to developing more and more customer-oriented.
Hanyi is working as a research assistant with the RSI.
Hanyi is reaching toward new horizons in promoting and nurturing interests in chinese artistry hanyi is the founder and current director of raid finland hanyi.
Hanyi is the founder and current director of raid finland hanyi.
Hanyi is your persistent fan.
Hanyi is a famous brand specializing in the traditional figure-clinging.
Hanyi is reputedly the number one producer of traditional clothing in Shanghai.
Hanyi is the student.
Hanyi is an easy target right.
Hanyi is a soft target unlike dr liew.
Hanyi is devoting more and more resources to developing more and more.
Hanyi is delighted to know that there are still so many companies out there.
Hanyi is MrChin’s teacher in Mandarin.
Hanyi is very worried that I might not be able to answer.
Hanyi is reaching toward new horizons in promoting and nurturing interests in Chinese artistry.
Hanyi is to be replaced by the respective construct of the language.
Hanyi is only sharing these photos of beautiful women with all who have an open mind.
Hanyi is reaching toward new horizons in promoting and nurturing interests in Chinese artistry.
Found 19 ways to describe what Hanyi is.
Haha, that's pretty good because my buddy Hanyi is indeed a Mandarin Chinese language teacher and he loves to appreciate beautiful women :)
Ok, let's see what I can get when I search for another buddy's nick, "matakecil" or "matakecil.blogspot.com":
Matakecil is the guy To look up To.Hahaha, that's good too because my buddy, "matakecil" is indeed a person whom I can look up to and he is a blogger from Malaysia who blogs about things that enrich his life .... hehe :)
Found 1 ways to describe what Matakecil is.
Matakecil.blogspot.com is a blogger from Malaysia that blogs about things that enrich his life.
Found 1 ways to describe what Matakecil.blogspot.com is.
Friday, August 05, 2005
Well, here's a way to find out: The Gematriculator.
And here's how the CityHunterGatherer.BlogSpot.Com blog is rated:
Thursday, August 04, 2005
* Babel Fish Translation found here on AltaVista.Com Search Engine is one of the best.
* Google Language Tools is another new online language translation tool. See a few languages that I have translated CityHunterGatherer.BlogSpot.Com into: [Chinese (Simplified)] [French] [German] [Spanish] [Japanese] [Korean]
Saturday, July 30, 2005
"Players invest fictional dollars on shares in blogs. Blogs are valued by their incoming links and add value to other blogs by linking to them. Prices can go up or down based on trading and the underlying value of the blog. No actual ownership of blogs is transfered. BlogShares is purely a fictional marketplace."
- BlogShares.Com Help
It is a very interesting online game that lets you trade (buy & sell) the fictitious shares of blogs on the internet. If you play the game well, you could actually build up your cash capital, own shares in many "companies" (blogs), increase your total "worth", etc.
At the same time, you will be exposed to and get acquainted with blogs from all over the world. You even have the opportunity to build rapports and communities with fellow BlogShares players and bloggers.
But of course the most exciting thing is to see the value of your own blog increasing or decreasing according to the market forces and demands and especially the number of incoming and outgoing links.
On top of all that, you could also vote for the relevant categories that blogs are categorized under and earn extra merits in the form of "chips" and "karmas" that could be further utilised for more exciting tradings. After you have played shares for some time and have accumulated a sizeable capital, you can progress to trading in "ideas", "bonds", "artefacts", etc.
There is also a BlogShares.Com forum for players to interact. Go ahead, register and have fun :)
ps. caution: read the ALL the rule before you start playing!!!
Thursday, July 21, 2005
"PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page’s value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves “important” weigh more heavily and help to make other pages “important.”
Important, high-quality sites receive a higher PageRank, which Google remembers each time it conducts a search. Of course, important pages mean nothing to you if they don’t match your query. So, Google combines PageRank with sophisticated text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to your search…"
So, do you want to know your Google Page Rank (PR)? Here's where you can do it:
Or you can also goto here and here :)
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The informations and datas contained in CIA's "World Factbook" is very comprehensive and uptodate. You can find out tons of information you need about countries such as:
- South Korea
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom (UK)
- United States (US)
- The European Union
Ok, interesting facts time. According to the CIA's "World Factbook", as of July 2005:
It is estimated that there are 6.4 billion homosapiens living in about 510 million sq km (land: 149 million sq km & water: 361 million sq km ) ... yep, 70.8% of the world's surface is water, 29.2% is land. And out of these homosapiens, almost 50.5% is of the male species, and 49.5% female.Interesting isn't it? Well, Have a look at the CIA World Factbook yourself. Enjoy and be enlightened :)
Of the 6,000,000,000 homosapiens, the percentage of religions are: Christians 32.84% (of which Roman Catholics 17.34%, Protestants 5.78%, Orthodox 3.44%, Anglicans 1.27%), Muslims 19.9%, Hindus 13.29%, Buddhists 5.92%, Sikhs 0.39%, Jews 0.23%, other religions 12.63%, non-religious 12.44%, atheists 2.36% (2003 est.)
And their "first-language" spoken languages are: Chinese Mandarin 13.69%, Spanish 5.05%, English 4.84%, Hindi 2.82%, Portuguese 2.77%, Bengali 2.68%, Russian 2.27%, Japanese 1.99%, German, Standard 1.49%, Chinese Cantonese 1.21% (2004 est.)
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Well, worry no more. Here's a great site to share with you some really eye-opening and enlightening updates on many hoaxes and urband legends from all over the world:
Snopes.Com : Rumor Has It
"Attempts to give accurate information about rumors and urban legends on a variety of topics, including war, business, events, toxins, science, military, etc."
"Urban legends are a specific type of folklore, and many of the items discussed on this site do not fall under the folkloric definition of "urban legend." We are following the more expansive popular (if inaccurate) use of "urban legend" as a term that embraces not only urban legends but also common fallacies, misinformation, old wives' tales, strange news stories, rumors, celebrity gossip, and similar items."
A very informative site indeed. Btw, here are some of the most hot, popular and widely circulated 25 Urban Legends:
- ATM Camera : Photos document ATM rigged by scammers to house a duplicate card reader and wireless camera.
- Gas Trick Upset : E-mail claims service station customers are getting stuck by HIV-loaded syringes affixed to gas pump handles.
- World's Ugliest Dog : Photograph shows the winner of a "World's Ugliest Dog" contest.
- Credit Card Scams : E-mail list various ways scammers might obtain credit card numbers.
- Brown Recluse : Photographs of the effects of a brown recluse spider bite.
- Dust Off : E-mail details child's death from huffing cans of Dust-Off brand compressed gas.
- Mars Spectacular : E-mail announces the unusually close approach of the planet Mars to Earth.
- G. I. Joe : E-mail claims Starbucks refused to send free coffee to G.I.s serving in Iraq.
- Aspartame : E-mail warns about dangers of the artificial sweetener Aspartame.
And many more. Enjoy :)
Monday, July 18, 2005
According to the Wikipedia, a hunter is a person who :
" ... about the hunting of prey by human society. Hunting is, in its most general sense, the pursuit of a target.
It is most commonly applied to the practice of pursuing animals to capture or kill them for food, sport, or trade in their products. Animals so hunted are referred to as game animals. Hunting is also done to control varmint populations or as wildlife management to reduce animal populations which have exceeded the capacity of their range or when individual animals have become a danger to humans."
And a gatherer is:
" ... a person who gathers fruits, vegetables, and any other flora (plants) and fauna (animals) that he can use for consumption to stay alive."
And a here's what the wikipedia has to say about the hunter-gatherer :
"In anthropology, the hunter-gatherer way of life is that led by all human societies before the Neolithic Era, and by an ever declining number of populations after the Neolithic revolution. It is based on the exploitation (or one could say living with and in harmony with the natural state of the world) of wild plants and animals. Consequently, hunter-gatherers are relatively mobile, and groups of hunter-gatherers have fluid boundaries and composition. Typically, men hunt and women gather and hunt small game. Hunter-gatherers use materials available in the wild to construct shelters, but they prefer overhangs which only need little or no additions to become shelters. Their shelters give them protection from predators and the elements.
An older term commonly used is hunter-trappers or farmer-trappers instead of "gatherer". The reason was presumably and foremost an earlier usage of the term in Scandinavian countries, and secondly to signify a paleolithic economy since there are many holes in the ground making complex trap systems to catch elks, reindeer, etc. However, this usage is beginning to be replaced with gatherer.
All archeological evidence to date suggests that prior to twelve thousand years ago, all human beings were hunter-gatherers. Today hunter-gatherer groups are found in the Arctic, tropical rainforests, and deserts where other forms of subsistence production are impossible or too costly. In most cases these groups do not have a continuous history of hunting and gathering; in many cases their ancestors were farmers who were pushed into marginal areas as a result of migrations and wars. It is estimated that in only a few decades there will be no more such communities.
The vast majority of hunter-gatherer societies are nomadic, as the resources of one region will usually be quickly exhausted. There are exceptions, however. The Haida of what is now British Columbia lived in such a rich environment that they could remain sedentary. Other groups that live in the Northwest coast can remain sedentary for a majority of the year.
Hunter-gatherers tend to have very low population densities. In climates that can support agriculture, farmland can support population densities 60–100 times greater than land left uncultivated.
Hunter-gatherer societies also tend to have non-hierarchical social structures, but this is not always the case. As many are nomadic, they generally do not have the possibility to store any surplus food. Thus full-time leaders, bureaucrats, or artisans are rarely supported by hunter-gatherer societies. One way to divide hunter-gatherer groups is in their return systems. James Woodburn describes this as immediate return hunter-gatherers (egalitarian) and delayed return (nonegalitarian). Immediate return foragers consume their food in a day or two after they procure it. Delayed return foragers store the surplus food.
As egalitarian societies, many hunter-gatherer units have gender-based social stuctures dissimiliar from higher order horticultural, pastoral, and industrial societies. For example, gender structures seem, albeit not universally, more fair. Although disputed as to why, many anthropologists claim the egalitarianism stems from the lack of control over food production, lack of food surplus (control), and an equal gender contribution to kin and cultural survival.
The line between agricultural and hunter-gatherer societies is not clear cut. Many hunter-gatherers would consciously manipulate the landscape through cutting or burning unuseful plants while encouraging those they could consume. Most agricultural people continued to do some hunting and gathering. Some would farm during the temperate months and then hunt during the winter. Still today many in developed countries will go hunting for food and for amusement."
As a hunter-gatherer, I hunt and gather what I need. I do not over-hunt or over-gather. I mostly kill beasts or look for vegetation solely for consumption to sustain my life and the life of others in my community. After I have hunted and gathered enough to feed myself and my people, I leave the rest for others.
Of course, I occassionally hunt and gather for "recreational" purpose i.e. to execise my muscles, to build my stamina, to maintain my fitness, to power-up my reflexes, to improve my agility, to sharpen my focus, etc. This is because I understand the law of "survival of the fittest" ... and I always make sure I am among the fittest.
I do not OWN anything. I just take what I need for survival.
I know when is the best time to hunt, when is the best time to gather. I know when is the season to hybernate, when is the season to mate. I know when rain is coming. I know when there is going to be draught.
I understand the languages of the birds and beasts, insects, fish, etc. I can "see" the changes taking place around me. I can "smell" the wind, hear its whisper ... and understand what it is trying to tell me.
I defend my tribe. I protect and mate (often) with the females. And I care for my offsprings ... many of them.
I know death could be just a few steps away ... but I am always ready. I have no fear. I understand it is the law of nature. I just need to be prepared. I am always prepared to live. And I am always prepared to die.