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How Ingenuity Destroyed Salad Bars

In China, Pizza Huts are either take-out only or somewhat upscale sit-down restaurants that even serve steak. A while back, it became a fad of sorts to build enormous fruit and vegetable structures at Pizza Hut salad bars. The reason was that customers only got one plate and one trip to the salad bar, so they wanted their visit to be worth it. And was it ever.

How Ingenuity Destroyed Salad Bars

Richard Dreyfuss reads the iTunes EULA

This Friday's Reporters' Roundtable is on a topic that vexes us all: why are end user license agreements and terms of service so long and convoluted? To get ourselves in the mood for this show, we asked CNET fan (and Academy Award winner) Richard Dreyfuss if he'd help us out by doing a dramatic read of the Apple EULA. He said yes. So, without further ado, we present to you,Dramatic readings from the iTunes EULAby Richard Dreyfuss

Segway Jousting

What would you do if you won the lottery? Surely you've thought about it. You know, the typical stuff: Tell your boss to take this job and shove it (since my bosses are reading this, I'm just kidding), buy a fancy house and a fancy car, a yacht... maybe a small island in the South Pacific. But those are all too obvious. Reach for the stars. You did just win the freaking lottery! What you really want to do is Segway Jousting, even if you don't know it yet. That's right. We said Segway Jousting, and it's exactly what it sounds like. Plus, since you're now filthy rich, you can afford to invite your friends and pay through the nose for extremely high production values when you make a video of your exploits

Segway Jousting

knitting clock

'365' is a knitting clock created by german designer siren elise wilhelmsen. according to wilhelmsen, time is a concept which unites us all, making it the lowest common denominator. On the one hand, time appears to be a as physical phenomenon, logical and easily divided into the past, present and future. On the other hand, time can be viewed very subjectively. How long a minute, an hour or a year takes can depend on how time is experienced in different situations. However, this does not alter the fact that a day has 24 hours, one hour has 60 minutes and one minute has 60 seconds.