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Sachigusa Yasuda, an artist from Tokyo, features a desolate perspective on being an elevated ground. 

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She takes us to the view of looking down the earth from a skyscraper through her digital photography. And it was excellent.

The experience of her Flying photos was as if you were on the edge of a building’s window, your eyes coordinating with your mind in magnifying the distance to the ground. Some people feel nauseated by the photo, fearing the heights.

What do you feel about this? I’m kept between praising human’s brilliance of industrial design and longing for the natural view we should be seeing but obstructed by these buildings.

Cheap on labor, excessive on endorsement.

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Photo from Justin Hee’s flickr

An elegant, dandy pair of Nike shoes would cost you around $70 to $150. Little did the public know that the production cost, meaning the materials, machinery, and rent that Nike spend in making a pair of shoe, is just $12. More intriguingly, the labor was just $2.75, or just 4% of the money the customers pay for a shoe with a check sign.

Workers in the production factory really earn a little percentage, and quite frankly are underpaid.

Most of the cost of the shoes came from advertisements. Tiger Woods, for instance, was paid $20 Million to promote the Nike golf division alone. In 2006, Nike spent $476 Million to get star-studded promotion of their shoes.

This engagement does not only apply to Nike. Before buying the Shape Ups Skechers shoes Kim Kardashian promotes, think of how much the noted Kardashian milks you some money. Just think of the workers who actually WORK and put together the materials to offer comfort for your feet and how they should get the percentage more. And think of how many hungry people will be fed, out of out-of-school children be educated, and millions of lives be improved when these shoe-makers’ cost of advertisement are focused on providing support for them.

Do they really need advertisements? People already know that Nike makes shoes, so why spend millions on promoting it more? We only have a pair of feet. Everytime we buy more than necessary, remember the children who travel to school using worn-out slippers or barefoot across rocky terraces and cross a river, even rivers.

Do you need a celebrity do endorse your shoes?

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Sources:
The Cost of a Pair of Nike Shoes; citinv.it
Investors Fret About Nike’s Star Endorsements; MSN Money

These website names sound wrong.

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Photo from photoXpress

As a blogger, the first most crucial decision I make is coming up with a proper domain name. The name defines the website. It is the face of our content that which we hope will entice visitors. The importance of choosing the apt and fitting name is paramount – it is like forming a first impression with our site. And first impressions almost always last.

Discover these domain names that are deviant to what is intended. I find a little affection with these website domain names, but mostly I find it funny. Although some are really horrible; like the first entry – the charity’s name is children’s laughter but..

Website: childrenslaughter.com
Intended Name: Children’s Laughter
Read As: Children Slaughter

Website: penisland.net
Intended Name: Pen Island
Reas As: Penis Land

Website: therapistfinder.com
Intended Name: Therapist Finder
Reas As: The Rapist Finder

Website: ihavegas.com
Intended Name: IHA Vegas
Reas As: I Have Gas

Website: machome.com
Intended Name: Mac Home
Reas As: Macho Me

Website: speedofart.com
Intended Name: Speed Of Art
Reas As: Speedo Fart

Website: potsofart.com
Intended Name: Pots Of Art
Reas As: Pot So Fart

Website: molestationnursery.com
Intended Name: Mole Station Nursery
Reas As: Molestation Nursery

Website: beatleshits.com
Intended Name: Beatles Hits
Reas As: Beatle Shits

Website: lesbocages.com
Intended Name: Les Bocages
Reas As: Lesbo Cages

Website: blackhatebook.com
Intended Name: Black Hat Ebook
Reas As: Black Hate Book

Website: masterbaitonline.com
Intended Name: Master Bait Online
Reas As: Masterbait Online

Website: ferrethandjobs.com
Intended Name: Ferreth And Jobs
Reas As: Ferreth Hand Jobs

Which is the silliest?

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Sources:
First Impressions Are More Lasting Than Once Thought; PyschCentral
Top 10 Unintentionally Worst Company URLs; Independent Sources
Funny Domain Names: The Most Inappropriate URLs on the Web; Huffington Post
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20 Horrible Domain Names; Sharenator
 

The next iPhone, PlayStation, Xbox – we’re always tuned in the upgrade.

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Photo from masonicgamer.com

There’s so much hype with these next generation of gadgets that people are prompted to spawn websites that will gather all the buzz like PS4Forums, or the creation of these cool but sappy concepts.

I remember myself being a new gadget patron back in the era of Nokia. It is so clever of Nokia to not include all the cool features in one cellphone so as to keep their new products interesting with the new collaboration of features. And being a victim of the pitch, I almost always want and buy the new releases of Nokia phones.

But then I learned, upon fatuous spending of thousands on cellphones, that I can’t match the progression of technology. Even if I got the latest gadget right now, it won’t last until the release of the successor or the release of a better product from competitors.

If you plan to chase technology, then you have lost. Invention and innovation will not wait for you, whether you are ready to purchase financially or not. These companies will think of profit and competition, so they’ll keep on releasing better gadgets that will surpass the majority to provide leeway for the prodigal to boast their “coolness”.

The thing is, you just enjoy what you have now. What if these companies released a newer product? You still have your iPhone 4 that still will function as a phone and as an “iPhone”; or you still have your PlayStation 3 and an indubitably great selection of games to enjoy.

These companies can only offer a new product, but I honestly think that it is us who knows how to savor our life and all our possessions. Don’t let these new gizmo make you think the way their companies are thinking.

What gadget got you upgrading with the latest?

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