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McDonald's hamburger recipes. Commentaires de juyunkim89 sur Is PSY (Gangnam Style guy) serious South-Korean pop? (ex. Britney Spears, Pitbull, ect.) Or is he more the South-Korean equivalent to The Lonley Island? Reclaiming Provincial. I am kind of freaking out at the moment.

Reclaiming Provincial

How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything - Alexis C. Madrigal. An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world's best accurate maps.

How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything - Alexis C. Madrigal

Behind every Google Map, there is a much more complex map that's the key to your queries but hidden from your view. The deep map contains the logic of places: their no-left-turns and freeway on-ramps, speed limits and traffic conditions. This is the data that you're drawing from when you ask Google to navigate you from point A to point B -- and last week, Google showed me the internal map and demonstrated how it was built. Death of a data haven: cypherpunks, WikiLeaks, and the world's smallest nation.

A few weeks ago, Fox News breathlessly reported that the embattled WikiLeaks operation was looking to start a new life under on the sea.

Death of a data haven: cypherpunks, WikiLeaks, and the world's smallest nation

WikiLeaks, the article speculated, might try to escape its legal troubles by putting its servers on Sealand, a World War II anti-aircraft platform seven miles off the English coast in the North Sea, a place that calls itself an independent nation. It sounds perfect for WikiLeaks: a friendly, legally unassailable host with an anything-goes attitude. But readers with a memory of the early 2000s might be wondering, "Didn't someone already try this? How did that work out? " Good questions. What went wrong with the Hubble Space Telescope (and what managers can learn from it) - leadership, collaboration - IT Services - Techworld. Charles 'Charlie' Pellerin.

What went wrong with the Hubble Space Telescope (and what managers can learn from it) - leadership, collaboration - IT Services - Techworld

There's nothing unusual about having a bad day at the office. But some people have worse days than others, and in his time Charles (Charlie) Pellerin has had a few notable ones. Teller Reveals His Secrets. Benedikt Groß – Metrography – London Tube Map to large scale collective mental map. Tagged as: data, generative design, geography, map, openstreetmap, poster, processing, projection, RCA London, university, urban, visualization Credits Abstract.

Benedikt Groß – Metrography – London Tube Map to large scale collective mental map

The @-symbol, part 2 of 2. Staying Healthy and Sane At a Startup. I did a lot of things wrong while at Twitter.

Staying Healthy and Sane At a Startup

First and foremost, I took pretty terrible care of myself during our crazy early days (2007 – 2008). I’d had intermittently demanding jobs before, but nothing like the unrelenting stress and chaos of a fast-growing startup. I was a wreck for most of those two years, and I wasn’t even working the insane hours of, amongst others, our head operations guy at the time. During that time period, I was constantly getting sick. I had nothing resembling a consistent sleep schedule. Found: first rocky exoplanet that could host life - space - 29 September 2010. Read full article Continue reading page |1|2 Astronomers have found the first alien world that could support life on its surface.

Found: first rocky exoplanet that could host life - space - 29 September 2010

It is both at the right distance from its star to potentially harbour liquid water and probably has a rocky composition like Earth. "That's the most exciting exoplanet I've seen yet," says James Kasting of Pennsylvania State University in University Park, who was not involved in the discovery. The planet orbits a dim red dwarf star 20 light years from Earth called Gliese 581.

Six ways that artists hack your brain. Since humankind first put brush to canvas, artists have played with the mind and the senses to create sublime atmospheres and odd impressions.

Six ways that artists hack your brain

Thomas Edison's plot to hijack the movie industry. L’Art d’avoir toujours raison. La bibliothèque libre.

L’Art d’avoir toujours raison

Traduction Wikisource - Texte entier: HTML PDF Note : le manuscrit original ne comportait pas le titre et fut probablement écrit vers 1830. Il fut publié sous différents titres tels Dialectique ou Dialectique éristique ou L'Art d'avoir toujours raison. Harmful Drinks in America. Acupuncture works by inducing body's own painkiller. The art of sticking and manipulating fine needles in specific body parts to relieve pain and fix other ailments has been around for thousands of years.

Acupuncture works by inducing body's own painkiller

Bush and French Word For Entrepreneur. Claim: President George W. Bush proclaimed, "The problem with the French is that they don't have a word for entrepreneur. " Origins: Yet another "George W. Bush is dumb" story has been taken up by those who like their caricatures drawn in stark, bold lines. According to scuttlebutt that emerged in the British press in July 2002, President Bush, Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair, and France's President Jacques Chirac were discussing economics and, in particular, the decline of the French economy. The Blue Marble Shot: Our First Complete Photograph of Earth - Al Reinert - Technology. The incredible story behind an image we've all seen hundreds of times, possibly the most reproduced photograph in history It's an iconic image we have all seen hundreds of times, possibly thousands, and probably the most widely reproduced photograph in history.