The 7 New Wonders of the World

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    The 7 New Wonders of the World

    Unless you have been distracted for the past couple of months, there is a new world wide initiative to vote the 7 New Wonders of the World.. 212 days to vote from the day I'm posting this.

    Unfortunately, the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World are lost to us. Only the Giza Pyramids survived. Of them the Colossus of Rodes was my favorite. It surely must have been a sight!

    The final 21 Wonders have already been chosen from a list of a couple of hundred. This process was made by an international panel after all countries submission. Unfortunately, the Portuguese Torre de Belem didn't make it past the 77. Still the 21 chosen are quiet amazing sites of world heritage.

    Now, it's our turn to chose from the final 7 and make the new list. I already have I'm very happy such an amazing event is being held. June 2007 a world wide TV Show will broadcast to over 130 countries on a show lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes the New 7 Wonders of the World.

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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    The World Trade Center should be all seven so we never forget.

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    Stonehenge for the win !
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    Easter Island Statues!
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    That lame ass statue of liberty made it, but the worlds tallest building didn't? lame.... ChichenItza and Machu Pichu all the way (and the colleseum and acropolis, ... and the neat-o russian building, and the heads, gotta love the heads... and maybe the pyramids again, they could hold some kind of pointless guiness record for being the only two wonders to be part of two different collections of seven, wow, that'd be something)

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    I wish you didn't have to register to vote. If I were voting, I'd vote

    Great Wall
    Eiffel Tower
    Taj Mahal
    Collosseum
    Neuschwanstein
    Big Ol Jesus
    Hagia Sophia

    I'd like to vote for Easter Island or Stonehenge, but since we know pretty much nothing about those, I can't. Why are the pyramids on there? Weren't they on the first list?

    edit: The CN Tower's not the tallest building in the world. You cant' just slap a huge antenna on something and call it the tallest building.
    Last edited by Govtcheez; 12-07-2006 at 01:17 PM.

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    They should keep the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World in a seperate list and make a new list of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World...instead of just scrapping the old list altogether...unless they arent and i am mixed up :-)
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    I'm sure that's what they'll do.

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    Well... they can only put in the pyramids from the old list. Everything else was destroyed. The Muslims did it! *points his finger accusingly* and the Christians too! Bunch of savages.

    Anyways... my votes where

    Easter Island!
    Machu Pichu!
    Taj Mahal
    The Great Wall of China (You can after all see it from the moon!)
    Pyramids
    Angkor
    Alhambra (I've been there. Your jaw falls to the ground)
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    Why are the pyramids on there? Weren't they on the first list?
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    citizen...that was awesome

    haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F.
    The Great Wall of China (You can after all see it from the moon!)
    Er, no you can't.

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    hush. urban myths are to be respect on this forum!
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    get out Google Earth and check!
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    I'm surprised the Truman dome isn't there. it's the only other thing that can be seen from space. He had such a hard life!

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