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Timelines of History, Today in History, World History Alfred Jarry Alfred Jarry (French: [ʒaʁi]; 8 September 1873 – 1 November 1907) was a French symbolist writer best known for coining the term and philosophical concept of 'pataphysics, "inspiring a century of experimentation".[1] Born in Laval, Mayenne, France, not far from the border of Brittany; he was of Breton descent on his mother's side. In his lifetime, though associated with the Symbolist movement, Jarry was best known for his play Ubu Roi (1896), which is often cited as a forerunner to the Surrealist and Futurist movements of the 1920s and 1930s. Biography and works[edit] A precociously brilliant student, Jarry enthralled his classmates with a gift for pranks and troublemaking. At the lycée in Rennes when he was 15, he led a group of boys who devoted much time and energy to poking fun at their well-meaning, but obese and incompetent physics teacher, a man named Hébert. At 17 Jarry passed his baccalauréat and moved to Paris to prepare for admission to the École Normale Supérieure. Plays[edit]

Notes on Continuously Variable Transmissions Continuously Variable Transmissions are transmissions that provide an uninterrupted range of speed ratios, unlike a normal transmission that provides only a few discrete ratios. Frictional Type The most common type of CVT is the frictional type, in which two bodies are brought into contact at points of varying distance from their axes of rotation, and allowing friction to transfer motion from one body to the other. Sometimes there is a third intermediary body, usually a wheel or belt. The simplest CVT seems to be the "disk and wheel" design, in which a wheel rides upon the surface of a rotating disk; the wheel may be slid along it's splined axle to contact the disk at different distances from it's center. Friction plays an important part in frictional CVT designs - the maximum torque transmissible by such a design is: Tmax = Cf × FN × Ro Power is lost in two ways: deformation of the components; and differential slip. More advanced designs used three bodies instead of two. Electrical Type

Wiki Reference Wiki — a wiki containing examples of how to make the wiki do stuff. wiki wiki wiki. I like saying wiki. wiki. I have a question! Some people (a whole 2 of them!) have asked about what new things I have been working on. Is there any actual interest in me setting up some sort of notification system? It would probably be using twitter because that is quick and easy. I would rather not spam my personal twitter feed with whatever I am playing with in tiddlywiki. The list below gets updated pretty often, I add new things to the end of the list so you may need to scroll down to see them. You can skip directly to Learning TiddlyWiki if you would like. If you are looking for something new and interesting, you can also to the Random List of Awesome Things, a list of interesting TiddlyWiki things that other people have made. If you can't see the entire tiddler, or if you can't see the table of contents to the right you can click on the Width/Font Size button in the top right of the page to adjust the width so you can see everything. (click on a list item to get help with that item)

13 more things that don't make sense Cookies on the New Scientist website close Our website uses cookies, which are small text files that are widely used in order to make websites work more effectively. To continue using our website and consent to the use of cookies, click away from this box or click 'Close' Find out about our cookies and how to change them Log in Your login is case sensitive I have forgotten my password close My New Scientist Look for Science Jobs 13 more things that don't make sense (Image: Loungepark / The Image Bank / Getty) Strive as we might to make sense of the world, there are mysteries that still confound us. Axis of evil Radiation left from the big bang is still glowing in the sky – in a mysterious and controversial pattern Dark flow Something unseeable and far bigger than anything in the known universe is hauling a group of galaxies towards it at inexplicable speed Eocene hothouse Tens of millions of years ago, the average temperature at the poles was 15 or 20 °C. Fly-by anomalies Hybrid life Morgellons disease

ILovePhilosophy.com • Index page 'Pataphysics Jarry in Alfortville 'Pataphysics (French: 'pataphysique) is a philosophy or media theory dedicated to studying what lies beyond the realm of metaphysics. The concept was coined by French writer Alfred Jarry (1873–1907), who defined 'pataphysics as "the science of imaginary solutions, which symbolically attributes the properties of objects, described by their virtuality, to their lineaments".[1] A practitioner of 'pataphysics is a pataphysician or a pataphysicist. Definitions[edit] There are over one hundred differing definitions of pataphysics.[2] Some examples are shown below. "Pataphysics is the science of that which is superinduced upon metaphysics, whether within or beyond the latter’s limitations, extending as far beyond metaphysics as the latter extends beyond physics. … Pataphysics will be, above all, the science of the particular, despite the common opinion that the only science is that of the general. "Pataphysics passes easily from one state of apparent definition to another.

Engineering ToolBox Ipe extensible drawing editor download Interesting Facts | From the most weird to inevitably true facts in a few words. Ubu Roi The title is sometimes translated as King Turd; however, the word "Ubu" is actually merely a nonsense word that probably evolved from the French pronunciation of the name “Herbert”, which was the name of one of Jarry’s teachers who was the satirical target and inspirer of the first versions of the play.[4] Jarry made some suggestions regarding how his play should be performed. He wanted King Ubu to wear a cardboard horse's head in certain scenes, "as in the old English theatre", for he intended to “write a guignol". He thought a "suitably costumed person would enter, as in puppet shows, to put up signs indicating the locations of the various scenes." He also wanted costumes with as little specific local colour reference or historical accuracy as possible.[5] Synopsis[edit] The story may at first glance seem merely frivolous—the obscene nonsense of schoolboys. As the play begins, Ubu leads a revolution, and kills the King of Poland and most of the royal family. Development[edit] Ubu[edit]

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