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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

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. 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. 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. 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? " 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. 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 Nowadays our orientation is very often not longer based exclusively on the actual geography and their landmarks.

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

There are loads of alternatives, from street numbers to GPS routing in our smartphones, to guide us to a destination. ‘Metrography’ attempts to explore this phenomenon using the most famous of transit maps: the London Tube Map. Metrography – Print The piece illustrates the topology of London reshaped according to the underground map. 150cm x 100cm, lambda print.

Inner city area River around Canary Wharf Metrography – Web Applet Interactive version of the print, open in fullscreen Real Geography of London’s Underground Network Reshaped Structure According to the London Tube Map Geography vs London Tube Map With the help of the second clip it is also much easier to understand what the main deformations are. Context. The @-symbol, part 2 of 2. 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.

The @-symbol, part 2 of 2

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[6],[7] 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. Stabile observed that despite the symbol’s many metaphorical aliases, only certain names stood out as unrelated to its shape: the English ‘commercial at’, the French arobase (also rendered in Spanish and Portuguese as arroba), and the Italian anfora, or ‘amphora’. ‘@’ for amphora in Francesco Lapi’s letter of May 4th, 1536.

(Image taken from Documenti per la storia economica (Secc. 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. Six ways that artists hack your brain. Thomas Edison's plot to hijack the movie industry. It was a dark and stormy night on December 18, 1908.

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. Introduction. 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. 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.

Adenosine is a natural pain killer that the body produces, so the first thing the researchers wanted to do was figure out if acupuncture increased the concentration of adenosine in the tissues surrounding the needle. 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. 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. Because it's in the public domain it has been used for everything from car commercials to the Earth Day flag, printed on T-shirts, postage stamps, billboards, book covers, mouse pads -- most any surface you can print on.

It even has its own Facebook page. In the NASA archive its formal designation is AS17-148-22727 but it's commonly known as The Blue Marble Shot, and forty years later we still aren't sure who actually took it.