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Ask a Mathematician / Ask a Physicist | Your Math and Physics Questions Answered. Radiohead: Karma Police sounds like The Beatles: Sexy Sadie | Sounds Just Like. The 30 Most Expensive Paintings of All Time. This is the collection of the highest known prices ever paid for painting. The earliest sale on the list (Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh) is from 1987, and more than trebled the previous record price, set only two years before, introducing a new era in top picture prices. The sale was also significant in that for the first time a “modern” painting (in this case from 1888) became the record holder, as opposed to the old master painting which had always previously held it. Since at that time sales of the most valuable painting have usually been made at the auctions, though that had by no means been the case before, and the list below still shows some “private sales”, including the three most expensive.

The current record price was paid for a work from 1948 by Jackson Pollock, and there are only three old master painting in the collection below. This list is ordered by consumer price index inflation-adjusted value in millions of 2009 United States dollars. 30. 29. 28. 27. Ads of the World™ | Creative Advertising Archive & Community. The World Factbook. People from nearly every country share information with CIA, and new individuals contact us daily. If you have information you think might interest CIA due to our foreign intelligence collection mission, there are many ways to reach us. If you know of an imminent threat to a location inside the U.S., immediately contact your local law enforcement or FBI Field Office.

For threats outside the U.S., contact CIA or go to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate and ask for the information to be passed to a U.S. official. In addition to the options below, individuals contact CIA in a variety of creative ways. If you feel it is safe, consider providing these details with your submission: Your full name Biographic details, such as a photograph of yourself, and a copy of the biographic page of your passport How you got the information you want to share with CIA How to contact you, including your home address and phone number We cannot guarantee a response to every message.

Internet: Send a message here. Welcome to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. How to Plot the Cyclomatic Complexity of Your Project - Streamhead. The Cyclomatic Complexity Number of your program is a very rough measurement of how many paths can be taken through your source code. It can be calculated fully automatically. While it is far from perfect, it will give you an idea of how complex your program is. More importantly, it can also be used as a metric for the complexity evolution of a program over time.

This post shows how to create this graph using some basic tools. One of my preferred talks at Devoxx 2010 was Neal Ford’s explanation of how the design of a program emerges over time. Design can emerge when you refactor code to extract patterns or design elements from existing code. For part of a project I’m working on the graph looks like this (click for full size): On the X axis are the Subversion revision numbers. The Y axis shows: in green (left axis) the sum of the cyclomatic complexity of each method in the program. How to Create Your Own Cyclomatic Complexity Plot What you’ll need to get started: Analyzing the Sources. Six Thinking Hats.

Six Thinking Hats is a book by Edward de Bono which describes a tool for group discussion and individual thinking involving six colored hats. "Six Thinking Hats" and the associated idea parallel thinking provide a means for groups to plan thinking processes in a detailed and cohesive way, and in doing so to think together more effectively.[2] Underlying principles[edit] The premise of the method is that the human brain thinks in a number of distinct ways which can be deliberately challenged, and hence planned for use in a structured way allowing one to develop tactics for thinking about particular issues. de Bono identifies six distinct directions in which the brain can be challenged. In each of these directions the brain will identify and bring into conscious thought certain aspects of issues being considered (e.g. gut instinct, pessimistic judgement, neutral facts).

Since the hats do not represent natural modes of thinking, each hat must be used for a limited time only. Summary[edit] How to Create a Personal Information Encryption Scheme to Easily Hide Your Data in Plain Sight. I think the article is saying you could use LastPass to generate your LastPass password and the article's encryption scheme to keep the password in plain sight. Then you would not have to remember it. For example if your LastPass encryption key password was something like /%/K\G,_sO¦R¥ÅÀbݾöà~¼ÐÂ4×òO? Ù;ñN:è1? Xð¸½ñç Then you could write it down as a series of letters like SlPerSlKBkslG...etc. You can still use LastPass to generate your passwords and use this article to write them down. Then you're up the creek without a paddle.

SlPerSlKBkslG...etc. Sorry for the double post above. Because the NSA has declared war on each and every human being on earth and they do know how to decrypt common algorithms. Curta-Simulator. - StumbleUpon. Concept ships. Marc and Angel Hack Life - Practical Tips for Productive Living. What is Consciousness? - StumbleUpon. Home page - StumbleUpon.

Chart Tools - Google Code. Sky. ©2017 Google - Terms of Use Image Credit: DSS Consortium, SDSS, NASA/ESA. SCHOPENHAUERS 38 STRATAGEMS, OR 38 WAYS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT - StumbleUpon. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), was a brilliant German philosopher.

These 38 Stratagems are excerpts from "The Art of Controversy", first translated into English and published in 1896. Carry your opponent's proposition beyond its natural limits; exaggerate it. The more general your opponent's statement becomes, the more objections you can find against it. The more restricted and narrow his or her propositions remain, the easier they are to defend by him or her. (abstracted from the book:Numerical Lists You Never Knew or Once Knew and Probably Forget, by: John Boswell and Dan Starer) The Benjamin Franklin Effect & You Are Not So Smart - StumbleUpon. The Misconception: You do nice things for the people you like and bad things to the people you hate. The Truth: You grow to like people for whom you do nice things and hate people you harm. Benjamin Franklin knew how to deal with haters. Born in 1706 as the eighth of 17 children to a Massachusetts soap and candlestick maker, the chances Benjamin would go on to become a gentleman, scholar, scientist, statesman, musician, author, publisher and all-around general bad-ass were astronomically low, yet he did just that and more because he was a master of the game of personal politics.

Like many people full of drive and intelligence born into a low station, Franklin developed strong people skills and social powers. Franklin’s prospects were dim. At 17, Franklin left Boston and started his own printing business In Philadelphia. As clerk, he could step into a waterfall of data coming out of the nascent government. What exactly happened here? Let’s start with your attitudes. By Fernando Botero. The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public By Dick Sutphen - StumbleUpon. Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals By Dick Sutphen Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion The Three Brain Phases How Revivalist Preachers Work Voice Roll Technique Six Conversion Techniques 1. keeping agreements 2.physical and mental fatigue 3. increase the tension 4.

Uncertainty. 5. Jargon 6. Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion/Brainwashing in Christian Revivalism in 1735. I'm Dick Sutphen and this tape is a studio-recorded, expanded version of a talk I delivered at the World Congress of Professional Hypnotists Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although I've been interviewed about the subject on many local and regional radio and TV talk shows, large-scale mass communication appears to be blocked, since it could result in suspicion or investigation of the very media presenting it or the sponsors that support the media.

Everything I will relate only exposes the surface of the problem. In talking about this subject, I am talking about my own business. Alright. 15 styles of Distorted Thinking. 15 styles of Distorted Thinking Filtering: You take the negative details and magnify them while filtering out all positive aspects of a situation. Polarized Thinking: Things are black or white, good or bad. You have to be perfect or you're a failure.

There is no middle ground. Overgeneralization: You come to a general conclusion based on a single incident or piece of evidence. If something bad happens once you expect it to happen over and over again. Checklist for Hidden Anger Procrastination in the completion of imposed tasks. Match the arrestee with their alleged crime. Western Philosophy. Departure From Botanic Labs [Halcyon. Book-A-Minute SF/F - StumbleUpon.

All mythologies. - StumbleUpon. A&[Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] Free Sound Clips | SoundBible.com. Native American Wisdom. Are You Prepared? By Kevin Wilson Index I hope this guide will help you prepare for a range of different emergency situations. You are vulnerable. Disasters happen every day. If you're not prepared you could suffer for days waiting for help or possibly die from dehydration, starvation, hypothermia, physical injury or other causes. Start preparing now. The following recommendations are just a starting point. Disclaimer I've tried to provide the most accurate information possible in this guide, however, not to be too dramatic - but your life may depend on the preparations you make. Contact Me If you have any suggestions, ideas or corrections, please send me an email at teslamap@gmail.com I recommend you put together several emergency supply kits.

I've listed the contents of several emergency kits. 1 Make your own with cotton balls and vaseline.2 A small Swiss Army knife and a pair of plyers can be used in place of a Leatherman type of multi-tool.3 Snare wire is illegal in some places.