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The host computer of the Earth

SEO and all the many services Google – it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Few of us realized until major: Google builds huge universal super computer, which will consist of hundreds of thousands of complex parts. Above its unique operating system employs the best minds in the world, including well-known authors and a unique version of Unix. Of those that now creates wonders in the data centers Google, do not say out loud ..
It is known that data centers Google search engine in 2005 consumed 1% of all electricity on Earth … and the number of machines under the name dedicated server soon reach ten million … Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2011 in Science

 

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Funny exotics

A man who recently returned from a trip to Thailand. And in this exotic country, it should be noted, except for Thai massage, there is at least known, but rather a sharp thing under the sonorous name of “Thai food”. But some time before our guy did not know about it. So, has brought them (and he went with an old friend and his adult daughter) in a local restaurant to eat.
At the local dialect, they could say only that something like “tsigel tsigel-ah-lu-lu,” therefore, ordered some dish that is on the assurances of the waiter was a top local chef culinary arts. Then what happens is that it is not possible to read even at my recently discovered draft of humor and can not give us the funniest jokes . Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2011 in Historical

 

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On Mars, life could find

A powerful camera aboard a spacecraft rotating in the orbit of Mars, astronomers were able to detect traces of the red planet for water.
During the warm season on some slopes there is something very reminiscent of streams, in ravines and accumulate puddles. The width of flow does not exceed 1-2 meters and the water in them hardly more than a few cubic meters.
Scientists suggest that we are talking about salt marshes. Water on Mars, perhaps, much more salty than the water in the seas on Earth. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2011 in Galaxy

 

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Pyramid of Djoser threatens destruction

Mysterious Egypt Step Pyramid of Djoser may be destroyed after stopping the restoration, said, “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”. The works were suspended for a dangerous stage, because the funding stopped. As the head of the Supreme Council for Antiquities Mohammed Abdel Maksoud, after examining a special delegation of authorities of the pyramid, it was decided to urgently allocate funds to continue restoration.
“There will be shut down other projects that are not directly connected with safety and security sites” – he said. “Ural Business Consulting” transfers that are now fortified with special props monument and air bag systems, which should prevent further collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2011 in Pyramids

 

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Sad Migrants

 MigrantsMigrants are not guilty of anything. We can not blame a telegraph pole in an accident. You can not blame any and all ills sad migrants. Blame that on our street did not hear the Russian language, that in a class where your child is learning kids do not understand the Russian language, and that your little market not far from home have no relatives and beloved persons. Your fellow countrymen in this not guilty. Guilty by Russian police, who continue the illegal opium den kryshevat.
To blame if our neighbors who rent out their apartments strange and terrible people, in pursuit of big money. Blame pograntsy who regularly pass through border illegal workers and close their eyes to their serious problems with the documents for some hundred dollars. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2011 in Historical

 

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An amazing library of the future

The ancient times was known as a great treasure of knowledge library. But most likely we do not fully understand the essence of value to humanity stacks. It is here, in the great books of collected knowledge about the amazing art and dreams, all the greatest experience, the deepest wisdom of the human race bit by bit at first kopivshayasya of oral traditions have fireplaces in the Stone Age, and in our days growing like a flying snow avalanche.
If the overnight library or all the books are gone, newspapers and magazines, too, that through some generations of mankind would be wandering savages, hunters … almost similar things happened in ancient times, when books were so few literate people and almost was not, and the cultural heritage of any country has been concentrated in one large city. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Historical

 

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Fortress of St. Peter and Bodrum Castle

Bodrum CastleThe city of ancient Halicarnassus on the island of Rhodes, who was at the site of the modern Turkish city of Bodrum, is famous for centuries for its famous temple of King Mausolus (Mausoleum). He was included among the seven wonders of the world and stood for more than a thousand years, but in 1402 was completely destroyed by an earthquake. However, the stones of ancient masonry were used Rhodes Knights Hospitaller of the Order in order to build yet another wonder of the world – St. Peter’s Castle (Bodrum Castle). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2011 in Historical, Nature

 

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Roman ruins in Libya’s desert grandeur

Libya's desert grandeurLeptis Magna, a ghost town since ancient times in what is now Libya, considered perhaps the most well-preserved Roman city, survive to this day. Here are preserved streets and arcades, shopping forums and triumphal arches, temples and baths, almost the entire city in terms of – surprisingly, it all came to our days. Excavations and research here continues, and every year before the eyes of archaeologists opened new wonders.
Here, on the Mediterranean coast, 130 km east of Tripoli, are magnificent ruins of the city, founded in the late 1st millennium BC Phoenicians. During the reign of unequaled in the ancient traders and explorers Leptis Magna was the main port of these places. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2011 in Mysterious

 

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Heaven and Earth

earthGreece can rightfully be called one of the countries in which Christianity was conceived, and in particular – Orthodoxy. Here is the Mount Athos – the famous monastery complex, known since ancient times. But here in the mountains of Thessaly in the north, there is one big and unique Orthodox sanctuary – the monastery complex of Meteora. Their uniqueness – the fact that the monasteries are on the tops of the cliffs.
The rocks on which there are six existing orthodox monasteries themselves are a miracle of nature. This is a rare geological phenomenon – high and narrow stone pillars standing in the middle of the plain. Once they were down a prehistoric sea, and to date, water, wind and the sun made them what they have now become. These poles are called meteors (in Greek it means “floating in the air”).
It was here, on the tops of the cliffs, at the dawn of Christianity began to settle hermits who lived in caves and hollows of the rocks.
At the end of X century monk from Crete Andronicus built the first permanent monastery (monastery of the Holy Spirit), then for a hundred years were built two of the monastery, which became the beginning of the organized community of monks – Meteor. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2011 in Historical

 

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Rice Terraces of Banaue- Philippine island

Rice TerracesOne of the oldest ways of growing food crops in the hilly and mountainous terrain. The fields are located in this broad steps. On these terraces is easier to organize an irrigation system, so the terraced agriculture with particular intensity was used for growing crops that require large moisture. First and foremost, of course, it is rice. In various countries of South-East Asia – China, Indonesia, Philippines – terraced farming was the main source of livelihood of local people for thousands of years. But remained a place where rice terraces are still the only “supporter” of people. Such, for example, rice terraces in Banaue in the Philippines. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2011 in Mysterious

 

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