How Much Land the Federal Government Owns Will Surprise You The rough beauty of the American West seems as far as you can get from the polished corridors of power in Washington DC. Until you look at the title to the land. The federal government owns large tracts of the western states: from a low of 29.9% in Montana, already more than the national average, up to a whopping 84.5% in Nevada. This map, depicting the distribution and share of federal land per state, was first published on this blog way back in 2008. Nevertheless, it keeps accumulating comments and hits at a steady pace, and is still frequently shared around. Unlike hundreds of other random maps, this one has become a perennial. Let's start with the most obvious answer: the map is stunningly effective at bringing home its message. Few minds will stir when they learn that the US federal government owns a grand total of 640 million acres of land: that figure is so vast that it becomes meaningless . The largest splotches of red are all in the 11 westernmost states of the Lower 48.
glob Since I feel this is rather vague and non-helpful, I thought I'd make a post detailing the mechanics of the glob regex. glob uses two special symbols that act like sort of a blend between a meta-character and a quantifier. These two characters are the * and ? The ? If it helps, think of the * as the pcre equivalent of .* and ? Note: * and ? a.php // * matches nothing aa.php // * matches the second 'a' ab.php // * matches 'b' abc.php // * matches 'bc' b.php // * matches nothing, because the starting 'a' fails bc.php // * matches nothing, because the starting 'a' fails bcd.php // * matches nothing, because the starting 'a' fails It does not match just a.php and aa.php as a 'normal' regex would, because it matches 0 or more of any character, not the character/class/group before it. Executing glob("a?. glob's regex also supports character classes and negative character classes, using the syntax  and [^]. With the same list above, executing glob("[ab].php") will return a.php and b.php <?
TheHistoryNet: From the World's Largest History Magazine Publisher The Geography of Empathy and Apathy Compassion is tricky. Solidarity is a minefield. Did you add the French tricolour to your Facebook profile picture? If not, are you a heartless bastard, or worse, an apologist for the terrorists who killed over 120 innocent civilians in Paris? And also: Why didn't you festoon your face with a Lebanese flag to show your sympathy for the dozens of victims of the twin suicide blasts in Beirut, just a day before the Paris attacks? As shown by this cartoon map, the crude offensiveness of which is shocking only in so far as it is true. The map details five concentric zones of compassion. The second circle of sympathy comprises most of Latin America (but not Venezuela, nor the Central American states), the part of Eastern Europe squeezed between Russia and the West, Egypt, South Africa, India, and South Korea. There's worse depths our empathy can sink to. Image found here on Cinismo Illustrado. Strange Maps #749
Image Artifact that depicts or records visual perception The act of making a 2D image with a mobile phone camera. The display of the mobile phone shows the image being made. A scanned image of the definition of image and imagery, from Thomas Blount's Glossographia Anglicana Nova, 1707. An SARradar image acquired by the SIR-C/X-SAR radar on board the Space Shuttle Endeavour shows the Teide volcano. An image is a visual representation of something. In optics, the term “image” may refer specifically to a 2D image. An image does not have to use the entire visual system to be a visual representation. Images are typically still, but in some cases can be moving or animated. Characteristics A volatile image is one that exists only for a short period of time. A mental image exists in an individual's mind, as something one remembers or imagines. In culture Images perpetuated in public education, media as well as popular culture have a profound impact on the formation of such mental images:
The USGenWeb Project Australian Aboriginal Map - Indigenous Instyle Click on this image to continue to enlarge it and then again to zoom in further. Australian Aboriginal Art in the Top End – Australian Aboriginal Map The Northern Territory of Australia contains an abundance of Aboriginal art. Aboriginal art was actually made to teach, record events, tell stories about rituals and explain practices and beliefs. The Australian Aboriginal Art at the Arnhem Land – Australian Aboriginal Map Arnhem Land is part of the list of lands in Australia that contains the most aboriginal reserve. The Story of the Western Aboriginals – Australian Aboriginal Map Kintore is actually a hub for the current Pintupi Australian aboriginal artists. The life story of the Pintupi artistry is the Tingari cycle, the history of each and every journey of the Pintupi tribe roots. The Art of the Western Aboriginals – Australian Aboriginal Map The Australian aboriginals follow a strict usage, there are stories that only few people can paint because authorization is needed.
Facebook - Apps on Google Play Keeping up with friends is faster and easier than ever. Share updates and photos, engage with friends and Pages, and stay connected to communities important to you. Features on the Facebook app include: * Connect with friends and family and meet new people on your social media network* Set status updates & use Facebook emoji to help relay what’s going on in your world* Share photos, videos, and your favorite memories.* Get notifications when friends like and comment on your posts* Find local social events, and make plans to meet up with friends* Play games with any of your Facebook friends* Backup photos by saving them in albums* Follow your favorite artists, websites, and companies to get their latest news* Look up local businesses to see reviews, operation hours, and pictures* Buy and sell locally on Facebook Marketplace* Watch live videos on the go The Facebook app does more than help you stay connected with your friends and interests.