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Perhaps we don't come from a more violent past.

"Instead, Mead proposed that war is a cultural "invention"—in modern lingo, a meme, that can arise in any society, from the simplest to the most complex. Once it arises, war often becomes self-perpetuating, with attacks by one group provoking reprisals and pre-emptive attacks by others."
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A win for the transgender girls in the US. It is a shame that the religious ideology is still lacking a scientific and socially responsible understanding of sexuality. There are of course political reasons for this as well. They have to keep a tight control on the social morality.
"There is not one type of girl. Every girl’s sense of self, path to it, and how she is supported is unique." - Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Girl Scouts USA
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Pretty good doco. Salgado's work and biography told by Wenders. The story develops into desperation and ends with an earned optimism, as Salgado returns to his parents' farm in Brazil and replants a forest on the devastated land.

On the theaters in Ankara at the moment. It is also on the torrent if you are a pirate.
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"The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom." - Georg Cantor

"A set is infinite if it can be put into one-to-one correspondence with a subset of itself."

The size of the naturals and the reals are introduced as their cardinals. The reason why the reals are uncountable is explained. An infinite "tower" of infinities is introduced through the power sets.

The self referential aspect of the concept of infinity is very interesting.
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Will the US accept responsibility for pushing Iran into an Islamic dictatorship as a result of this coup?
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So... any lessons learned, or effect on present or future plans?
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A timely message that hits the nail on the head.

via +John Verdon 
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Creative moment as a selection from many possible outcomes.
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Pretty good sci-fi which is actually scientifically credible and has an exciting story.
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It would have been better if they  did more science over thriller elements. Still, worth watching.
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Nora Buschmann brings out the beauty of this piece I never heard before. Recorded well too.
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+Akira Bergman Thank you for sharing, Akira!
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Things are starting to move fast. I have hope for humanity's future. Thanks Elon Musk for doing the heavy lifting for us (while making giga bucks).
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To hopefully read later.
 
New work on arxiv! "Inferring the mesoscale structure of layered, edge-valued and time-varying networks" http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.02381
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"Good movies change people’s view of the world all the time, but how many can say a movie has fundamentally altered their vision forever?"

"Like many of the 5-10% of the population living with stereoblindness, he was resigned to seeing a world without depth."

"According to the Nobel Prize-winning research from David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel in the 1960s, the brain may only have a short window of opportunity in which to develop binocular vision, in which both eyes are used together."

“The amount of plasticity is greater than we had thought. It is really fascinating that you may just be able to have some really limited neural substrate that’s binocular and be able to build on that.”

ht +Sheila Nagig 
Bruce Bridgeman lived with a flat view of the world, until a trip to the cinema unexpectedly rewired his brain to see the world in 3D. The question is how it happened.
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  • Turkish PTT
    PCM Engineer, 1981 - 1985
  • Australian Telecom
    Network Engineer, 1985 - 1989
  • Ericsson Australia
    Software Engineer, 1989 - 1993
  • Ericsson Australia
    Software Engineer, 1997 - 2003
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Aspiring World citizen. I love the Universe, Nature, Bach, Classical Guitar, Mathematics, Science, Internet. I despise sexist, racist, materialist and climate change denialist mob mentality. I support localism as well as globalism. In this context I also support positive individualism, tribalism, nationalism, religion and scientific materialism.
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Survived the cruelty of a tough yet rewarding life, achieved inner peace, and overcame the fear of death.
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  • Internet
    Everything, present
  • METU
    BSc in EE, 1981
  • METU
    MSc in EE-Telecommunications (Incomplete), 1985
  • Melbourne University
    BSc (hons) in Physics, 1995
  • Melbourne University
    MSc in Theoretical Particle Physics (Incomplete), 1996
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