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Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe « Etymologikon™ Posted by Teresa Elms on 4 March 2008 This chart shows the lexical distance — that is, the degree of overall vocabulary divergence — among the major languages of Europe. The size of each circle represents the number of speakers for that language. Circles of the same color belong to the same language group. All the groups except for Finno-Ugric (in yellow) are in turn members of the Indo-European language family. English is a member of the Germanic group (blue) within the Indo-European family. Playlist - The Perfect House Party Playlist: Pre-Drunk Rock To Hip Hop The name pretty much says it all. If you have a house party, this is perfect. You start the list around 9-10ish before people get any spirits in them and the party is bustling. The Music transitions from rock and music you can talk behind quickly to more energetic classic and modern rock. After that, it transitions to dance music with a few good drunk singalongs thrown in. At the very end when peo... [+]

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How Quantum Suicide Works" ­­A man sits down before a gun, which is pointed at his head. This is no ordinary gun; i­t's rigged to a machine that measures the spin of a quantum particle. Each time the trigger is pulled, the spin of the quantum particle -- or quark -- is measured. Depending on the measurement, the gun will either fire, or it won't. If the quantum particle is measured as spinning in a clockwise motion, the gun will fire. If the quark is spinning counterclockwise, the gun won't go off.

Math, Physics, and Engineering Applets Oscillations and Waves Acoustics Signal Processing Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts how the world will change Ray Kurzweil is sitting in an office in San Francisco’s tallest building overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Over 45 minutes, speaking rapidly in monotone sentences dense with facts and ideas, Google’s director of engineering has outlined a future for the world that would seem incredible, were it not that this man has a 30-year track record of making seemingly bonkers predictions that have proved to be accurate. Among other things, Kurzweil predicted that the internet would become central to our lives when it was still a niche and unreliable network in the Eighties; he pinpointed when computers would be able to beat humans at chess, eight years before the world champion Garry Kasparov was defeated by IBM’s Deep Blue; and he foresaw the collapse of the Soviet Union. Kurzweil doesn’t just foretell the future, though — he is also responsible for helping to shape it. One of his current projects is the Google Brain. Sounds bonkers?

Most underrated songs by the most overrated artists. Songs for when you’re stuck in the friend zone… Requested by Big Teddy Bear · Compiled by BFFE Man, do I know the feeling. 01. The Magnetic Fields - “I’m Sorry I Love You” (69 Love Songs) 02. Breathtaking Long Exposure Photography and How to Capture It As you know, our first free e-Book was launched and so we were all, including me, busy making Photoshop resources. Thanks to you, the e-Book has met with a landmark success. Now I am free to focus on the other subjects as well. For today, I chose a form of trick photography. A beautiful but creepy vision of the "smart glass" future Two things: First, considering the touchscreen maps at my local shopping centres ae almost always down or only half work, and smeared with public finger goop, the maintenance factor would be huge in this kind of world. They'd always need constant repairs, cleaning, and upgrading.

The Best Companies To Work For In 2014 + show more Glassdoor, an online jobs and career community, has just unveiled its sixth annual Employees’ Choice Awards, which is a list of the best places to work in the coming year. The awards rely solely on the input of employees who anonymously provide feedback through a survey. Here's what employees said are the top 10 places to work in 2014. Boston-based consulting giant Bain & Co. finds itself at the top of several prestigious rankings.

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