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Ulysse Nardin Astrolabium Galilei Galileo: A Detailed Explanation
This is a online-version of a PowerPoint presentation that explains in detail the 21 functions of the Ulysse Nardin Astrolabium Galileo Galileo.

Unfortunately, the online-version of Microsoft PowerPoint does not feature animations (like the standalone version does), therefore the explanations are sometimes not as clear as in the full-blown standalone version.

The full version of the presentation with lots of additional explanations and including Keith Powell's Digital Astrolabium can be downloaded in the Download Section (1.58MB).

All credits for the detailed explanations go to Dr. Marcus Hanke and his excellent book "The Trilogy of Time"

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Ulysse Nardin Astrolabium Galilei Galileo
A working model of the world-famous Ulysse Nardin Astrolabium Galileo Galilei watch!

This watch was featured on the front page of The Guinness Book of World Records as the Mechanical watch with most functions (total 21 functions).

Please specify the latitude of your location:

0 - Singapore, Nairobi, Panama City etc.
20 - Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, Honolulu etc.
25 - Taipei, Kuwait, Havana, Sao Paulo etc.
35 - Tokyo, Cairo, Athens etc.
40 - Beijing, Rome, Barcelona, Istanbul etc.
46 - Sapporo, Geneva, Chicago, Toronto etc.
50 - Moscow, Paris, Vancouver etc.
The Washington Post's Style Invitational
The Washington Post's Style Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are the 2003 winners:

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

4. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

5. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

6. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

7. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

8. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

9. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating.

And the pick of the literature:

18. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for gps users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a gps unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.

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