Men vs Women

  • Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed, Women somehow deteriorate during the night.
  • A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband, a man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
  • A woman has the last word in any argument.
    Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.
  • A man has six items in his bathroom: a toothbrush, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel from the Holiday Inn.

    The average number of items in the typical woman’s bathroom is 150. A man would not be able to identify most of these items.

  • When the bill arrives, all the guys will each throw in $20, even though it’s only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller, and none will actually admit they want change back. When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.
  • A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
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Albert Einstein said ..

The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books – a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects.

— Albert Einstein

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Personal submarine

Cool personal submarine: click here

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The coco palm resort

The coco palm resort in the Maldives, something out of this world! : Click link

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Ten Easy Ways to Cut Down Your Electricity Bill

The constant “lights on/lights off” battle between my parents has always been a source of great amusement to me. My dad is a creature of darkness (and low electricity bills). My mom acts like she invented electricity and should get royalties every time it’s used. I’ll leave the regular conflicts to your imagination.

When I got married, however, I found the “Battle of the Blaze” had crept undetected into my suitcases and followed me into my own home.

So here are ten easy tips to lessen the damage all around and cut your energy costs significantly:

1. Unplug whatever is not in use at the time.
Many household appliances (answering machines, TVs, computers, etc.) use about three to four watts of electricity even when they are “off.” The energy used up by each appliance by itself may seem minor, but all together, the costs do add up.

Tip: Chargers are particularly deceiving. Many people have the tendency to leave cell phone (and other) chargers plugged in 24/7—not realizing that a charger continues to eat up electricity even when it isn’t actually attached to its “chargee.”

2. Invest in energy-saving fluorescent bulbs.
Energy-saving bulbs cost more than regular bulbs, but also last longer (almost a year in some cases) and use up less energy.

Tip: Buy the “warm white” instead of the regular fluorescent bulbs. They give off a nice yellow glow, and make your house look less like a twenty-four-hour roadside clinic. Also, use one large bulb instead of several small ones. One large one-hundred-watt incandescent bulb produces more light than two small sixty-watt bulbs—with 20 percent less energy.

3. Adjust your thermostat settings.
I mean, think about it. Isn’t it just a little silly to turn your room into Siberia—just to bury yourself, blue and shivering, under the covers? For every additional 1 degree of cooling, your air conditioner uses about 5 percent more electricity.

The way to get the most out of your AC (with the least amount of energy wasted) is to set the thermostat at maximum when you open it, cool the room sufficiently, and then turn back the thermostat to a moderate or medium setting.

4. Use less (and cooler) water when washing.
You can save about 80 percent to 85 percent of the energy used for washing clothes simply by using less water, and using cooler water. Unless you’re dealing with oily stains, the warm- or cold-water setting on your machine will generally do a good enough job. Switching your machine’s temperature setting from hot to warm can cut a load’s energy use in half.

5. Don’t overload washing machines.
When using a dishwasher or washing machine, don’t overload, and follow detergent instructions carefully. Overloading and oversudsing makes your machine work harder—therefore eating up more electricity.

6. Don’t use an electric dryer unless you really have to.
Electricity-wise, dryers are evil. If you must use one, dry clothes in consecutive loads. If the dryer is already warm, you save on initial energy consumption. Also, don’t overdry your clothes. Leaving clothes in the dryer too long causes shrinking and needlessly consumes more energy.

7. When ironing, match temperature setting to the fabric.
By matching your iron’s temperature to whatever fabric you’re ironing, you not only avoid scorching or under-pressing—you also save energy. Also, set a day aside to iron all clothes at the same time. Pressing clothes item by item as needed uses up much more electricity than you think.

8. Organize your fridge.
The more crowded the refrigerator, the less air can circulate—and the harder it has to work. (On the other hand, the fuller the freezer, the more efficiently it works.)

Organize your refrigerator shelves so you know where everything is, and think of what you need before you open the fridge. This way, you open your refrigerator less, and keep it open for a shorter period of time.

Tip: If you want to be a real geek about it, you can post an inventory list on the refrigerator door, identifying fridge contents by shelves. Also, use clear containers for leftovers so you can see what’s inside right away.

9. Use small electric pans or toaster ovens for small meals.
A toaster oven uses a third to half as much energy as a full-size oven. Another alternative is to use pressure cookers, turbo broilers, and microwave ovens whenever possible. They can save energy by significantly reducing cooking time.

10. If you must use a big oven, bake more than one item at a time.
If the different recipes call for varied temperatures, say 350°F, 375°F, and 400°F, pick the middle one. And remember, if heated air circulates freely, the oven doesn’t have to work as hard. So don’t let the pans touch each other, the wall, or the door, and don’t place pans directly above each other.

In general, just remember that the more extra heat (or cooling) an appliance has to generate, the more electricity it uses up.… So if you want to lower your electricity bill, just adjust your settings (and your habits) accordingly.

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10 things I’ve learned about dating in Lebanon

1.  Factors to take into consideration when determining compatibility are usually in this order: Religion, Social Status, Educational Status, Political Party, Attraction, Sense of Humor, Values, and that thing called LOVE.

2.  Many relationships develop in cars and parking lots (a favorite being the Dbayeh Marina), as most young people live at home with their parents until they are married (and sometimes even after they’re married!).

3.  Usually when out at a pub or a nightclub, neither men nor women will approach someone they don’t know, even if they find that person very attractive..but will wait to add them as a friend on Facebook (to check out who they are, what their status is, what school they went to, and who they associate with), or have one of their mutual friends introduce them.  This could mean that two people will stare at each other the whole night, but neither one will make the move unless facilitated by a third party.

4.  That being said, once contact has been made..most “dating/getting to know each other” takes place over Facebook, MSN, Gmail chat/BBM since casual dating is difficult because everywhere you go in Lebanon, you are bound to run into someone you know..which makes you define the relationship too soon into it.  Therefore, it often appears that relationships progress quite quickly since most of the “dating/getting to know each other before it’s official” takes place online..or in cars..or in parking lots.  So, as soon as two people go out ALONE in public, it usually means that things are “official.”

5.  If you and your partner have enough disposable income, you will rent an apartment so that you can spend intimate time with each other (even if you’re still living/sleeping at your parents house).  This is especially true for people who are of different religions.

6.  Most plastic surgeries take place in the months right before Summer and Christmas, since that’s when all of the bachelors who are working/studying abroad come home to spend time with their families and look for a potential wife.

7.  Lebanese men want Lebanese women to be more open when it comes to casual sex, however, when it comes time to marry, many Lebanese men (even the most open-minded!) will judge Lebanese women (and maybe even consider it a deal breaker) if they have had sex before marriage.  Because of this, a (more liberal) Lebanese woman is much more likely to have casual sex with someone she would NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS consider marrying (foreigners get a lot of action because of this).., and lie to her “potential future” husband about it..and simply get hymen reconstructive surgery before her wedding day.  While other (more conservative) Lebanese women take their virginity so seriously that they don’t even wear tampons.

8.  If you are an Eastern European woman living in Lebanon (and not working in a supernight club) you will automatically be labeled a prostitute no matter how many degrees you have, languages you speak, or high powered positions you’ve held.

9.  For most Lebanese men, looks still comes ahead of intelligence, character, and moral values.  And for most Lebanese women, money comes ahead of looks, intelligence, character, and moral values.

10.  Many Lebanese women are known to look, dress, and act provocatively, yet when it comes down to it, will hardly ever follow through with “it.”  Especially with a man she is considering marrying.  She wouldn’t want him to think she was “easy.”

Cool Danielle, you’re absolutly right !

Source: by Danielle | April 7, 2011 · 12:10 pm

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My DC/AC power inverter

Check out my PWM DC/AC power inverter in the ‘Electronics’ section.

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