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How far are you willing to go for China's best tea? The teahouse is one of the many Taoist temples to be found on each of the five peaks that make up Mt.

How far are you willing to go for China's best tea?

Huashan. As the original inhabitants practiced asceticism, and didn't make a habit of traveling, they daily meditation was heavily accented by drinking tea. Wow. Fog Creek Software. Ordered by Date. GSoC 2011 - Accepted Projects. Wiki - XorgEVoC. For the last several years, X.Org was a participating mentoring organization in Google's most excellent Summer of Code (GSoC) program.

Wiki - XorgEVoC

This program provides approximately US$5000 to students to spend their summer developing code for an open source project. MATLAB Functions. Functions versus Scripts Anatomy of a MATLAB function Creating function m-files with a plain text editor Function Defintion Input and Output parameters Comment statements Some simple examples Calling MATLAB Functions Local Variables Flow Control if constructs Logical comparisons while constructs for constructs Functions versus Scripts See Scripts versus Functions.

MATLAB Functions

Anatomy of a MATLAB function MATLAB functions are similar to C functions or Fortran subroutines. MATLAB programs are stored as plain text in files having names that end with the extension ``.m''. One nifty difference between MATLAB and traditional high level languages is that MATLAB functions can be used interactively. MATLAB functions have two parameter lists, one for input and one for output. Creating function m-files with a plain text editor MATLAB m-files must be plain text files, i.e. files with none of the special formatting characters included by default in files created by word-processors.

Function Defintion. Google Launches the Closest Thing to a Real Time Machine. Remember watching those time-lapse videos of growing plants in science class?

Google Launches the Closest Thing to a Real Time Machine

They look pretty dated once you've checked out the same sequence through Google's new "GigaPan Time Machine" application, which lets you zoom in and out of a panoramic, super high-resolution time-lapse video. Remember watching those time-lapse videos of growing plants in science class? My Android/mbed powered home control system. Topic last updated 26 Apr 2012, by Herson Bagay. 8 replies My share in the forum. mbed + android home control system.

My Android/mbed powered home control system

Parikshit. Parikshit (Sanskrit: परिक्षित्, Parikṣit[note 2]) was a Kuru king who reigned during the Middle Vedic period (12th or 11th century BCE).[5] Along with his successor Janamejaya, he played a decisive role in the consolidation of the Kuru state, the arrangement of Vedic hymns into collections, and the development of the orthodox srauta ritual, transforming the Kuru realm into the dominant political and cultural center of northern Iron Age India.[6] He also appears as a figure in later legends and traditions.


According to the Mahabharata and the Puranas, he succeeded Yudhisthira to the throne of Hastinapur. Etymology[edit] Parikshit's name came from the Sanskrit verb root परि-क्षि pari-kṣi = "around-possess" (or, less likely here, "around-destroy"). The Mountain. New Question and Answer Types. India Journal: The Unnecessary Decline of Calcutta - India Real Time. Leisure - Cricket passion. Why You Should Learn "Weird" Languages - Blog - Alex Thornton. As a software engineer, programming is not the only skill you need to develop. But it’s not a skill you should neglect, either; part of how you build your skill set is to become familiar with the widest possible variety of tools and approaches, including not only well-known, commercially-popular ones, but also ones that you almost never see included in job listings, that may lack the ancillary tooling (e.g., debuggers, libraries) that you might normally expect, and that rarely get used in anger, yet offer a perspective that’s different in some fundamental way from the others.

If your goal is to broaden your mind about programming languages, for example, you’ll likely find, as I have, that the mainstream offers fewer opportunities than the fringes, and that you can future-proof your understanding of the mainstream by being aware of what’s happening at the fringes. You should therefore consider spending some time experimenting with “weird” programming languages. Scheme. Work - The Story Behind the MATLAB Default Image. When MATLAB 5 was released, some users noticed that the default image had changed. image colormap(gray(32)) axis ij A few users also noticed that the pixel values in the new default image were not integers. h = findobj(gcf,'type','image'); cdata = get(h,'CData'); cdata(1:3,1:3) ans = 11.2307 12.4251 10.4251 14.4251 15.7483 13.7483 12.3938 13.7483 12.7483 Is there something interesting about the fractional part?

work - The Story Behind the MATLAB Default Image

Cottingley Fairies. The first of the five photographs, taken by Elsie Wright in 1917, shows Frances Griffiths with the alleged fairies.

Cottingley Fairies

Interest in the Cottingley Fairies gradually declined after 1921. Both girls married and lived abroad for a time after they grew up, yet the photographs continued to hold the public imagination; in 1966 a reporter from the Daily Express newspaper traced Elsie, who had by then returned to the UK. Steal Like An Artist (And 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me) - Austin Kleon. Laser Scope. Informals - Bookshelf Porn. A Pirate Hard Drive that provides Infinite Capacity !!!