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by lunarg on June 23rd 2015, at 12:49

According to a poll by Columbustravel.nl (a Dutch travelling website), the following countries are the most cheapest to go on vacation to

Worldwide

  1. Nepal
  2. Laos
  3. Bolivia
  4. Cambodja
  5. India
  6. Vietnam
  7. China
  8. Indonesia
  9. Myanmar
  10. Thailand

One can safely conclude that South-East Asia is the cheapest in the world to go to. But let's take a look at the other continents:

Africa

  1. Ethiopia
  2. Marocco
  3. South-Africa

Europe

  1. Czech Republic
  2. Slovakia
  3. Bulgaria

Latin America

  1. Bolivia
  2. Guatemala
  3. Venezuela
by lunarg on June 22nd 2015, at 17:10

Found this handy tool online to convert Belgian bank account numbers to international IBAN/BIC:

http://www.ibanbic.be/

by lunarg on June 16th 2015, at 12:48

On April 22, 2015, a volcano in southern Chile, erupted for the first time in 4 decades. A lot of photo and video footage is available of the event, but none are so wonderful and gorgeous as the 4K timelapse, shot and released by Timestorm Films.

The high-definition footage, along with an ominous sounding soundtrack, truly is a must-see for all.

See on Vimeo | See on Youtube

by lunarg on June 11th 2015, at 13:33
ZeroHedge, a controversial financial and economical blog, is particular popular on Wall Street, because of its "straight-up" mentality. Although their writers often seem to have well-founded sources when it comes to financial news, sometimes they manage to have borderline conspiracy theories.

Their latest prediction is about ten countries that will disappear in the next two decades. According to the author, each of these countries have all the indications and the potential of disappearing very soon, whether it's because of economical, political or environmental causes.

The full article: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-03/10-countries-dead-within-two-decades

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by lunarg on June 11th 2015, at 12:37

The Natixis Global Retirement Index, compiled by Natixis Global Asset Management, determines the most ideal countries to move to after retirement. The organization analyzes 150 countries on the quality of live of its retired population, based on different criteria, such as: access to health care, life expectancy, tax, income egality, investment opportunities, and general quality of life. According to the research, based on those criteria, the following top 10 countries are the most ideal to live in after retirement:

  1. Switzerland
  2. Norway
  3. Australia
  4. Iceland
  5. Netherlands
  6. Sweden
  7. Denmark
  8. Austria
  9. Germany
  10. New Zealand
by lunarg on May 5th 2015, at 13:41
NOMAD has published a few in-flight etiquette rules to make any flight more enjoyable by everyone.

If you have or want to move your fellow passenger's luggage, notify that person. It saves agrevation and a long troublesome search.

Don't lean on the chair of the passenger in front of you. As a general rule: try to find a comfortable sleeping position within the space assigned to you. Leaning or pulling another one's chair is being felt, even when that person's asleep.

You want freedom of movement within the plane, get an aisle seat. If you like to have a window seat, no problem, but don't do it if you know you have to visit the toilet often. In that case, just choose an aisle seat. The peo  ...
by lunarg on April 21st 2015, at 08:20
There are plenty of phobias, some more common than others. Here are a few...

More of these at http://phobialist.com/.

AndrophobiaFear of menAchluophobiaFear of darknessAcrophobiaFear of heightsArachnophobiaFear of spidersAnemophobiaFear of wind and stormsBarophobiaFear of gravityBathmophobiaFear of slopes and stairsBrontophobiaFear of thunderstorms or lightningChionophobiaFear of snowCatoptrophobiaFear of mirrors or of their own reflectionCoulrophobiaFear of clownsDendrophobiaFear of trees or of forests (lots of trees)DentophobiaFear of the dentistEcophobiaFear of homesEntomophobiaFear of all insectsFelinophobiaFear of catsGamophobiaFear of marriageHydrophobiaFear of waterLatrophobiaFear o  ...
by lunarg on June 7th 2012, at 13:22
Got this in my mailbox. It's a set of questions designed to indicate the possible presence of symptoms of a stroke. It's a set of four tasks you can have someone perform. If someone is acting strangely, you can use these to highlight possible symptoms of a stroke. Of course, it's not a definite answer, but it should help to tell whether that person should see a doctor or go to the hospital right away.

These four tasks/questions are:

Talk: have the person speak a simple sentence.

Laugh: have the person laugh out loud (tell a joke or let them watch a funny show).

Arms up: have the person put up both of their arms simultaneously.

Tongue: have the person stick out   ...
by lunarg on March 11th 2011, at 10:38

With the take-over of Sun by Oracle, they have been seriously rebranding just about everything there is to rebrand: Java, Virtualbox, OpenOffice, MySQL, ...

I noticed this in the About box of OpenOffice 3.3:

openoffice by Oracle

This is pretty much the result of what happens when a major company is on a buying spree to acquire technology from various other companies, and leaving a lot of the community developers seamlingly standing in the cold (although there's a small footnote mentioning their contributions).

 
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