Theres a fire in your building and there’s no air supply, what do you do?

So there is a fire in your office block, you are stuck on the 29th floor, and you are engulfed in choking dark smoke. You need an air supply. Well if you happen to have one of these gizmos in your back pocket, might just survive long enough for the firemen to save you. Honestly though, I think I would rather chance it and jump out a window, or even suffocate to death, then use a toilet pipe air supply. Imagine, some guy didn’t flush.

Toilet Snorkel

URL names that weren’t carefully thought out

Sent to me by a mate, thanks brother Stox:

Firstly there is the “Who Represents” a database for the rich and
famous: http://www.whorespresents.com

“Experts Exchange” a knowledge base where programmers can exchange
advice and news: http://www.expertsexchange.com

Looking for a pen? Look no further than “Pen Island”!
http://www.penisland.com

Need a therapist? Try:
http://www.therapistfinder.com

And there is the Italian Power company PowerGen:
http://www.powergenitalia.com

Finally we have the “Mole Station Native Nursery” based in New South
Wales: http://www.molestationnursery.com

Yet another reason why I hate Telkom

Telkom
Line speed = 1Mbps
Download Size = 100GB
Est. Download Time = 9.5 days

ISP (34 x 3GB accounts @ R269) = R9 146
Line rental (ADSL) = R680
Line rental (residential voice) = R92.28

Total = R9 918.28

Hong Kong
Line speed = 1Gbps
Download Size = 100GB
Est Download Time = 13 minutes
Flight (SAA) = R7 942
Internet cafe (average cost @ HKD20) = R17.43

Total = R7 959.43

Difference: Hong Kong is cheaper by R 1 958.85

So to sum up, it’s cheaper and quicker to fly to Hong Kong if you want to download 100GB of data!”

Want to read more frightening stats, then go to www.hellkom.co.za. Maximum respect to these guys for sticking up for all of us and hopefully one day soon making a difference!

If you are reading this from overseas, then I would love to know how much internet access costs in your country. It can’t cost more than here in South Africa! Post a comment and let me and other Saffas know.

Great Tutorial Site

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Check it out.