With the creation of computers, the Internet and geekdom, coders have always left their mark on programs, websites and anything that is worth having fun on, also called an easter egg.
An Easter egg is an intentional inside joke, hidden message, or feature in a work such as a computer program, video game, movie, book, or crossword. According to game designer Warren Robinett, the term was coined at Atari by personnel who were alerted to the presence of a secret message which had been hidden by Robinett in his already widely distributed game, Adventure.
Easter egg, go to the Vogue website: Vogue.co.uk
On your keyboard, hit the arrow keys in the following sequence: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right.
Then on your keyboard press the keys b, a, b, a and then enter.
To activate the easter egg hit A to get the fashionable T Rex’s to run across the screen with the latest winter fashions.
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AND yes . . . . . it was discovered in South Africa !!!
The new element is Governmentium (Gv). It has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lefton-like particles called peons.
Since Governmentium has no electrons or protons, it is absolutely inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes in contact.
A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction (which normally takes less than a second) to take from four days to four years to complete. If at all.
Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2-6 years. It does not decay but instead undergoes a reorganisation in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.
In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganisation will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.
This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration (which is often). This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.
When catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as little energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons. All of the money is consumed in the exchange, and no other by-products are produced.
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Keen to understand food’s journey from farm to fork, and the health implications? We give you the lowdown on genetic modification.
We’re all bombarded with reports on hidden fats, hormones, preservatives and other undesirable ingredients in food. So, it’s no surprise that many of our customers have expressed concern about genetically modified (GM) foods. We’ve noticed that many of you are worried about whether GM foods and ingredients are safe to eat, and how these foods impact the environment.
Interestingly, the term “genetic modification” doesn’t refer to the effect the food may have on you, the consumer. Instead, it describes a step in the food product’s production phase where an organism, like a seed, is modified in a way that doesn’t occur naturally. A prime example is where a maize plant is modified to contain a gene from a soil bacterium, giving it a built-in resistance to the maize stalk borer, an insect that attacks and destroys maize crops.
Genetic modification isn’t restricted to the food industry and there are many useful applications, for instance in the production of insulin used by diabetics.
In agriculture, however, there are various benefits:
- Plants are modified to increase their resistance to insects, disease and other pests capable of destroying or damaging crops.
- Because of the above, there’s a reduced need for pesticides.
- This, in turn, leads to less pollution and greater safety for farm workers and animals.
- Food quality is improved – the risk for fungal infection and insect damage is cut, and very little pesticide is left over in the food that reaches the supermarket.
Safe to eat
The concept may sound strange, but all GM foods are thoroughly assessed to ensure that they’re safe to eat. This is done long before the product reaches your shopping trolley.
If you’re still concerned about the effect GM foods could have on your body, however, rest assured that the foreign gene introduced to the food is made up of protein. This means it’s easily digestible, like all other food proteins.
Worldwide, very strict safety guidelines for the production of GM foods are in place. The Codex Alimentarius, an international body involved in food safety, along with the World Health Organisation and the Food and Agriculture Organisation developed these requirements.
South Africa also implemented the Genetically Modified Organisms Act that regulates the safe introduction of GM foods into this country. In addition, the International Biosafety Protocol prevents the exportation of GM crops without the prior permission of the importing country.
Right here in South Africa, we also produce and sell some GM products, including insect-resistant cotton, insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant maize, and herbicide-tolerant soybeans. These three crops have been thoroughly tested before they were made available on the market.
So, although the safety of GM products is ensured though strict regulation, and import and export of these products are controlled, you may still be wondering how you’ll know whether you’re consuming a GM product, or not.
Regulations under the Consumer Protection Act requires that all goods containing more than 5% GM soya, maize and cotton should be labelled. But since the food industry couldn’t clarify the definition of the word “goods”, they have unfortunately postponed the implementation of this regulation.