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You can see your comment score, but everyone else's score is hidden. Click to find out more. The current delay is -- 60 -- minutes Use a [Serious] post tag to designate your post as a serious, on-topic-only thread. [Learn More] 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?
I am kind of freaking out at the moment. In a good way. Freaking out because I have a ton of posts lined up, and I want to show them all to you NOW. Homemade Nutella | Reclaiming Provincial
An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world's best accurate maps. 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. It's the first time the company has let anyone watch how the project it calls GT, or "Ground Truth," actually works. Google opened up at a key moment in its evolution. How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything - Alexis C. Madrigal
A few weeks ago, Fox News breathlessly reported that the embattled WikiLeaks operation was looking to start a new life under on the sea. 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?" Death of a data haven: cypherpunks, WikiLeaks, and the world's smallest nation
Charles 'Charlie' Pellerin. 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. Not many people find themselves having to explain why an organisation has invested a decade and half and in the vicinity of $3 billion on a project that has failed. What went wrong with the Hubble Space Telescope (and what managers can learn from it) - leadership, collaboration - IT Services - Techworld
In the last half decade, magic—normally deemed entertainment fit only for children and tourists in Las Vegas—has become shockingly respectable in the scientific world. Even I—not exactly renowned as a public speaker—have been invited to address conferences on neuroscience and perception. I asked a scientist friend (whose identity I must protect) why the sudden interest. He replied that those who fund science research find magicians “sexier than lab rats.” Teller Reveals His Secrets
tagged as: data, generative design, geography, map, openstreetmap, poster, processing, projection, RCA London, university, urban, visualization Credits Benedikt Groß – Metrography – London Tube Map to large scale collective mental map
Though the origins of the ‘@’ symbol’s visual appearance are murky at best, its use as a shorthand for ‘at the rate of’ is rather better attested. One scholar in particular saw his work reach a far wider audience than might have been expected of an otherwise minor piece of paleographic research: in 2000, a number of newspapers, reported on the work of one Giorgio Stabile, an Italian academic who had finally unearthed convincing documentary evidence of the symbol’s meaning, if not its visual appearance. Stabile’s search for the birth of the ‘@’ started with an analysis of the symbol’s various names. Shady Characters » The @-symbol, part 2 of 2
I did a lot of things wrong while at Twitter. 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. Staying Healthy and Sane At a Startup
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
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. It is only recently, with a blossoming understanding of the way the brain deconstructs images, that neuroscientists and psychologists have finally begun to understand how these tricks work. Here we take you on a grand tour of the burgeoning field of neuroaesthetics. You’ll find out how Claude Monet bypasses your consciousness and plugs straight into your emotions, how Salvador Dali triggers neural conflicts and how Renaissance art and trompe l’oeil fool us into believing the impossible. And we turn the spotlight on the artist’s mind, revealing how Wassily Kandinsky drew on his synaesthesia to produce some of the most celebrated artworks of the 20th century.
It was a dark and stormy night on December 18, 1908. Okay—maybe it wasn't so dark and stormy. But it should have been, because that was the night Thomas Edison tried to hijack the motion picture industry. "With his beetle brows, long wispy hair, and beatific look, Edison might have seemed the addled inventor," writes the historian Neil Gabler, "but he was a shrewd businessman and a fearsome adversary who was never loath to take credit for any invention, whether he was responsible or not." Thomas Edison's plot to hijack the movie industry
La bibliothèque libre. 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. Introduction L’Art d’avoir toujours raison
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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. More recently, acupuncture has spread out of China and has been gaining popularity worldwide. While many practitioners swear by acupuncture’s therapeutic powers, there are few scientific studies of how it works, and one of those suggested that any needle stick would do. This has led many people to suspect that the whole process induces little more than a placebo effect. An article in a recent issue of Nature Neuroscience indicates that at least one of acupuncture’s reported benefits may finally have concrete support and a proposed mechanism of action thanks to laboratory experiments.
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. Bush and French Word For Entrepreneur
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