The 5 Most Terrifying Civilizations In The History of the World They say that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it, so pay attention for Christ's sake. It turns out that many of our ancestors achieved levels of violence that take them right out of the realm of "badass" and into the less cool area of ball-shriveling atrocity. These are the civilizations you don't want to face during, say, your next time travel adventure. And yes, the Spartans are down there. Digital Public Library of America » GIF IT UP Calling all gif-makers, creatives, history nuts, animators, and lovers of the internet! GIF IT UP (October 1 – 31, 2016) is an annual international competition organized by the Digital Public Library of America to find the best gifs using public domain and openly licensed digital video, images, text, and other material found in DPLA and other participating digital libraries. How it works
A Pair Of Running Shoes That Lets You Run 25 Miles Per Hour - TechDrive - The Latest In Tech & Transport Presented By Wingz – Scheduled Airport Rides “The sky has no limits. Neither do I.” — Usain Bolt When I was a kid, one of my favorite movies was Forrest Gump. Vologda Oblast This article is about the modern federal subject of Russia. For the administrative division of the Russian Empire, see Vologda Oblast, Russian Empire. Vologda Oblast is rich in historic monuments, such as the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, Ferapontov Monastery (a World Heritage Site) with the frescoes of Dionisius, medieval towns of Velikiy Ustyug and Belozersk, and baroque churches of Totma and Ustyuzhna. Large reserves of wood and fresh water are the main natural resources.
Droid DROID is a software tool developed by The National Archives to perform automated batch identification of file formats. Developed by its Digital Preservation Department as part of its broader digital preservation activities, DROID is designed to meet the fundamental requirement of any digital repository to be able to identify the precise format of all stored digital objects, and to link that identification to a central registry of technical information about that format and its dependencies. DROID uses internal signatures to identify and report the specific file format versions of digital files. These signatures are stored in an XML signature file, generated from information recorded in the PRONOM technical registry. New and updated signatures are regularly added to PRONOM, and DROID can be configured to automatically download updated signature files.
Crisis at the heart of Simon Cowell’s TV empire SIMON Cowell’s American X Factor dreams lie in ruins after the show pulled in a woeful 3.6million viewers. The ratings disaster has all but sounded the death knell for the show, which Cowell once boasted would get 20million. Instead it got less than an edition of BBC’s The One Show — and could now be axed within days. Even UK show judge Nicole Scherzinger joined the criticism, pointing out our version gets more than twice as many viewers. She told The Sun: “Simon honey, you need to worry about those ratings in the US!
Commons:BAnQ Cancel Edit Delete Preview revert Text of the note (may include Wiki markup) Could not save your note (edit conflict or other problem). Please copy the text in the edit box below and insert it manually by editing this page. Atlantis Discovered By Dominic Utton The fabled "Lost City" of Atlantis is one of mankind's greatest and most enduring mysteries. First written of 2,350 years ago by the Greek philosopher Plato in his works the Timaeus and the Critias, the island beneath the sea has fascinated historians, poets, and the public ever since, but has remained tantalisingly hidden, shrouded in myth, legend and exaggeration.
SALT Research - About SALT Research comprises a specialized library and an archive of physical and digital sources and documents on visual practices, the built environment, social life and economic history. Collections at SALT Research focus on the period from the late 19th century to the present day with an emphasis on Turkey -primarily Istanbul- and the geographies of the Southeast Mediterranean and Southeast Europe. The collections include visual and textual sources and documents on the art history of Turkey post 1950, the development of architecture and design in Turkey since the beginning of the 20th century, and the transformations in society and the region from the last century of the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic up until the 1990s. These are all accessible from saltresearch.org. Publications, including books and periodicals, are available for research at SALT Research.
Manifesto for an Active Archive - ActiveArchives This Manifesto is a work in progress. The text introduces the ideas and motivations behind the Active Archive project lead by Constant in collaboration with Arteleku, and was initiated in 2006. This project aims at creating a free software platform to connect practices of library, media library, publications on paper (as magazines, books, catalogues), productions of audio-visual objects, events, workshops, discursive productions, etc. Pearls of War: The CHAKRAS And The CATHEDRALS How Gothic Cathedral Layouts Depict the Energy Chakras of the Human Body Fulcanelli's La Mystere des Cathedrales is an important work that details the alchemical meanings of the many curious carvings that appear in cathedrals, such as Notre Dame, Paris. The work is very learned, citing many references and thinkers, but it amazes me that it fails to interpret the very meaning of Gothic Cathedrals themselves – with their vaulted ceilings - and focuses instead only upon engravings and statuettes that decorate these great architectural works of art. To eleviate this discrepancy, I give you these thoughts on the matter. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, the human body is described as a psycho-physical system consisting of a network of subtle channels and energy centres;
Activist Archivists We are proud to announce that the WHY ARCHIVE? card has gone live. This project was begun with the help of the Internet Archive’s Rick Prelinger, who also wrote the initial text. Designed and edited by the Activist Archivists and members of the OWS Archive working group, the card spells out the importance of groups taking responsibility for the record of their activity in simple terms. Enlisting the help of communities in the process of saving their own history is vitally important, and it is hoped that this can act as an aid to making that case. These are meant to be general guidelines, and we urge prospective users to edit the content as they see fit in order to be of best use for their particular situation.