31 Things I've Learned in 31 Years If you think he likes you, you're probably right. If you think he's cheating, you're probably right. If you think she's going to be your new BFF, (this time with feeling!) you're probably right. 2. Sunscreen. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Call of Cthulhu (RPG) - CthulhuWiki From CthulhuWiki Call of Cthulhu 6th edition rulebook cover Setting "That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die." The setting of Call of Cthulhu is a darker version of our world, based on H.P. Play Experience The players take the roles of ordinary people, drawn into the realm of the mysterious: detectives, criminals, scholars, artists, war veterans, etc. Call of Cthulhu has a perhaps-deserved reputation as a game in which it is quite common for a player character to die in gruesome circumstances or end up in a mental institution, and players must often start again with new characters. For as long as they stay healthy (or at least functional), characters may be developed. History Origins The original conception of Call of Cthulhu was Dark Worlds, a game commissioned by the publisher Chaosium but never published. The game is now in its sixth edition, but the rules have changed little over the years. Early Releases Lovecraft Country Mythos Recent History
Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla. Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life. The drunk history of Tesla is quite awesome, too. History.com has a great article about Edison and how his douchebaggery had a chokehold on American cinema.
List of paradoxes This is a list of paradoxes, grouped thematically. The grouping is approximate, as paradoxes may fit into more than one category. Because of varying definitions of the term paradox, some of the following are not considered to be paradoxes by everyone. Although considered paradoxes, some of these are based on fallacious reasoning, or incomplete/faulty analysis. Logic Self-reference These paradoxes have in common a contradiction arising from self-reference. Barber paradox: A barber (who is a man) shaves all and only those men who do not shave themselves. Vagueness Ship of Theseus (a.k.a. Mathematics Statistics Probability Infinity and infinitesimals Benardete's paradox: Apparently, a man can be "forced to stay where he is by the mere unfulfilled intentions of the gods".Ross–Littlewood paradox: After alternatively adding and removing balls to a vase infinitely often, how many balls remain? Geometry and topology
party receiver oct 26, 2006 party receiver by jinseup ted shin from usa designer's own words: This is a small electronic device that receives an FM signal from your music player, i.e. ipod, cell phone, cd player or any device equipped with an FM transmitter. At a party it is always hard to control the music you play, the sound of volume is not playing evenly throughout the place and you always have to have a big and bulky stereo system. Just plug this simple device into your power outlets; it will receive songs from your music player, even from your tiny ipod shuffle throughout entire place. It has a simple mechanism, speaker, led, and FM receiver. At first you plug in to a power outlet, the front indicator light will flash. If you like to pump up the volume you plug more in. title usage detail jinseup ted shin
How To Take Criticism Like a Champ; or, What Would Margaret Cho Do? Confession time. There are some undeniable facts of life I’ve been, well, denying. First of all, adulthood is nothing like Friends, Grey’s Anatomy or Sex and the City. It’s sometimes like The Office, but with fewer Jim Halperts and more photocopier malfunctions. Second of all, Justin Timberlake might not ever make another album. We must accept this. Finally, not everyone is going to like me. You can’t please everyone. But guess what? No one loves to be criticized (surely, this statement will incite outrage from passionate pro-censure advocates). I’ve been fascinated with Margaret for a long time. But that attention hasn’t always been positive. When Twitter followers were offended by photos of Margaret’s tattooed backside and took the opportunity to ridicule her body, she went off. She wrote a lot of other, more colorful words too. And Margaret’s not afraid to stand up for others in the face of criticism. Image via Schema Magazine.
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft Lovecraft was not a great writer, but he was great at imagining. He writes with an awkward, clunky, affected style that does not flow well and can be disruptive to the mood he would like to build. But the ideas themselves, the stories he wanted to tell, are in themselves so chilling that they transcend his less than stellar prose. A lot of horror and science fiction that we have today is influenced by Lovecraft. A lot of authors in these genres consider him a powerful influence. It says something that authors like Stephen King, Brian Lumley, Robert Bloch, and others, have written stories set in Lovecraft's mythology. Not a great writer, and yet a huge figure in horror and science fiction.
7 Mad Science Experiments You Can Do At Home But Probably Shouldn’t By the time you finish reading this article, you will undoubtedly think of Theo Gray when you hear someone say "mad scientist." Theo, a columnist for the magazine Popular Science, recently published a book titled Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home - But Probably Shouldn't . The book is full of experiments so outrageous (Ignite your own phosphorus sun in a globe filled with pure oxygen! Behind the gorgeous photos of each experiment, there is solid science explained in clear, accessible language with a little dash of humor that made Theo's monthly PopSci column so popular. 1. DISAPPEARING ACT - A steaming cup of water liquefies the spoon in about 15 seconds - notice the puddle at the bottom of the cup. With the right mix of metals, you can make an alloy that turns to liquid at nearly any temperature. Mention liquid metal, and people immediately think of mercury. and Uncle Tungsten ). How To Create a Melting Spoon Official webpage: Gag with a Spoon 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
The Best Science Fiction Books (According to Reddit) Recently, someone asked Reddit for a list of the best science fiction books of all time. Being a fan of sci-fi, and wanting to expand my own reading list, I thought it would be helpful to tally the results and preserve them here for future reference. I've also included selected quotes from the comments, as well as my own notes on the books I've already read. PS: All book images in this post are copyright Amazon, and were retrieved using my Big Book Search Engine. So, without further ado, here are the Greatest Sci-Fi Books of All Time, ordered by upvote count: Dune Frank Herbert - 1965 "There's a reason it's the global top selling science fiction book of all time." - NibblyPig If you have a chance, track down the excellent full cast audiobook (unabridged!) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams - 1979 "I really love the cool combination of humor, philosophy, and sheer nuttiness of the entire series." - Scarbrow Ender's Game Orson Scott Card - 1985 Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov - 1942