Friday, September 30, 2011

1 In A Million

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Germany Is Sad

Thursday, September 29, 2011

2012: The End is Near

Κάπως έτσι φαντάζομαι την εξήγηση σχετικά με το 2012.

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Funny Ad by Nikon

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

No More Censorship

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

One Day on Earth

One Day on Earth - Motion Picture Trailer from One Day On Earth on Vimeo.

This trailer is the first glimpse of One Day on Earth, an ambitious motion picture shot by thousands of filmmakers in every country in the world on a single day: October 10, 2010. The trailer alone includes footage from 90 individuals and organizations. The producer/director Kyle Ruddick is currently editing down 3,000 hours of film and is asking for help via Kickstarter to complete the project.

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Hipster Trap

Νομίζω ότι χρειάζεται να αρχίσουμε να τις βγάζουμε στην αγορά.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Disrespectful Atheists

Berlin In Colors

500 λίτρα χρωμάτων σίγουρα μπορούν να δώσουν άλλον αέρα στους μουντούς δρόμους μιας πόλης. Η προσπάθεια που έγινε στο Βερολίνο (με οικολογικά χρώματα πάντα) ήταν πραγματικά εμπνευσμένη και το αποτέλεσμα εντυπωσιακό.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Funny Ad by Carlsberg

Frog Light

Αφού τράβηξε αυτήν την περίεργη φωτογραφία (μπορείτε να τη δείτε καλύτερα αν κάνετε κλικ πάνω της) που βραβεύτηκε από το National Geographic, ο James Snyder δήλωσε:

"This is a Cuban tree frog on a tree in my backyard in southern Florida. How and why he ate this light is a mystery. It should be noted that at the time I was taking this photo, I thought this frog was dead, having cooked himself from the inside. I'm happy to say I was wrong. After a few shots he adjusted his position. So after I was finished shooting him, I pulled the light out of his mouth and he was fine. Actually, I might be crazy but I don't think he was very happy when I took his light away."

Epic Risk

Saturday, September 24, 2011

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World Championship of Sand Sculpting

Το παγκόσμιο πρωτάθλημα γλυπτικής με άμμο ξεκίνησε το 1987 και συνεχίζεται μέχρι τις μέρες μας στο Harrison Hot Springs του Καναδά. Περισσότερες πληροφορίες για την εκδήλωση που λαμβάνει χώρα κάθε Σεπτέμβρη μπορείτε να βρείτε εδώ. Καλύτερη ανάλυση της εικόνας μπορείτε να βρείτε εδώ.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Για όσους θέλουν να πετάξουν...

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This Is America

Για να δείτε καλύτερα τις εικόνες, μπορείτε να κάνετε κλικ πάνω τους και ακολούθως zoom.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Seven Blunders of the World

To 1948, λίγο καιρό πριν τη δολοφονία του, ο Mahatma Gandhi έδωσε στον εγγονό του μια λίστα με τις 7 μεγαλύτερες "αδυναμίες" της ανθρωπότητας. Νομίζω ότι θα βρείτε πως 60 χρόνια μετά δεν έχουμε προχωρήσει και πολύ.

Wealth without Work.

Pleasure without Conscience.

Knowledge without Character.

Commerce without Morality.

Science without Humanity.

Worship without Sacrifice.

Politics without Principle.

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The World as Einstein Saw It

To παρακάτω κείμενο περιέχει αποσπάσματα από το essay του Einstein, το οποίο έφερε τον τίτλο "The World as I see it". Νομίζω ότι είναι εξαιρετικά ενδιαφέρον και επίκαιρο από πολλές απόψεις.

"How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people -- first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving...

"I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves -- this critical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty. The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. Without the sense of kinship with men of like mind, without the occupation with the objective world, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific endeavors, life would have seemed empty to me. The trite objects of human efforts -- possessions, outward success, luxury -- have always seemed to me contemptible.

"My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a 'lone traveler' and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude..."

"My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized. It is an irony of fate that I myself have been the recipient of excessive admiration and reverence from my fellow-beings, through no fault, and no merit, of my own. The cause of this may well be the desire, unattainable for many, to understand the few ideas to which I have with my feeble powers attained through ceaseless struggle. I am quite aware that for any organization to reach its goals, one man must do the thinking and directing and generally bear the responsibility. But the led must not be coerced, they must be able to choose their leader. In my opinion, an autocratic system of coercion soon degenerates; force attracts men of low morality... The really valuable thing in the pageant of human life seems to me not the political state, but the creative, sentient individual, the personality; it alone creates the noble and the sublime, while the herd as such remains dull in thought and dull in feeling.

"This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor... This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed. It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion. A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, our perceptions of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which only in their most primitive forms are accessible to our minds: it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute true religiosity. In this sense, and only this sense, I am a deeply religious man... I am satisfied with the mystery of life's eternity and with a knowledge, a sense, of the marvelous structure of existence -- as well as the humble attempt to understand even a tiny portion of the Reason that manifests itself in nature."

Wednesday, September 21, 2011