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NSFW, but in a nice way.
 
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Artwork of Norman Lindsay
incredible subtle light and dark
and some of these are hysterically funny
The Dream, 1923. Norman Lindsay - Enter the magicians, 1927 Enter the magicians, 1927. Norman Lindsay - Tom O'Bedlam, 1918 Tom O'Bedlam, 1918. Norman Lindsay - Walpurgis, 1924 Walpurgis, 1924. Norman Lindsay - To the Festival, 1934 To the Festival, 1934. Norman Lindsay - Moonlight's Piper, 1925 ...
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The Catenary Arch
Arches have been used for more than 2,000 years as a way to span a distance without using a beam. However, for most of that time, no one knew what would be the best shape for an arch. All roman arches, for example, were semicircles, though we now know this is not the optimum curve for the arch.

The most efficient shape is the one used, for example, in the Gateway Arch in St. Louis – the catenary curve. In a catenary arch, the force in the arch is always along the curve of the arch. That is, there is no bending force, which would tend to make it buckle and collapse.

The optimum shape was determined by Johann Bernoulli in 1691, using the newly invented calculus. The problem he solved was actually to find the mathematical function for a flexible chain hanging between two points. However, Bernoulli realized that this curve was the same as the one for a perfect arch. With the chain, the only force is tension in the direction of the chain’s curve. In a perfect arch, the only force is compression in the direction of the arch’s curve.

Mathematically, the catenary curve is the function called the hyperbolic cosine.

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I've only just started reading this. I intend to finish.

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The story of more than a decade of war, terror and revolution in the Middle East, seen through the eyes of six people whose lives were changed forever.
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Some people you block reluctantly. Others with glee.

Sorry about the mess. All cleaned up now.
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WTF CNET.com? Can I PLEASE look at your site without being bombarded with auto-play video and pop-ups?

Send me a note when it's safe again, I don't plan to go back until then.
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I played a 7-player for this a few months ago. First time playing. Came in second. We started at 10:30 and finished at 5 when one kid went from 4 points to 10 points in a single turn.

There's shockingly little combat though. There were only 4 actual fights (I, being the scientist race, somehow ended up in 2 of them). With a 10 point game and someone getting 2 points every turn and most people getting 3 or 4 points a turn, there's just not time to really build up for a fight.
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The President bristled at the suggestion that paying Mexico to keep Trump was “reverse ransom” and an extravagant use of taxpayer money.
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 I agree that he's a coward to hide behind "just kidding". If you're going to say something like that, you should be ready to own it.
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Gene Wilder, Star Of 'Willy Wonka' And 'Young Frankenstein,' Dies

So long Gene, you were a great one.
The actor and writer who brought his signature manic energy to comedy classics reportedly died at his home in Stamford, Conn., of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 83.
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He will be missed. Big bucket of win for that man.
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With Skipper, 2006, Natural Bridge State Park, KY
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For anyone who has been searching for urology puns,
urine luck!
 
This tent-maker I know is having serious urological problems. He canopy. 
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There's a vas deferens between this and a reproductive pun.
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  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Biostatistician, 1999 - present
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"Information itself has a liberal bias." - Steven Colbert, 28NOV2006
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A Wyoming kid transplanted to America's Dairyland. I miss the mountains. I love real winter and snow; it's so clean, clear, and everything I'm allergic to is dead. By day I crunch numbers for research, by night I write or paint or play games or other fun stuff as time allows. 
My G+ goal: to share a few really good things every day --> Low volume but high signal. I tend to follow those who do the same.

In my spare time (ha!) I write blogs about the mathematics of games (Giant Battling Robots) and (sometimes) funny sciency-politicsy-stuff (Dread Tomato Addiction). I am Righteously Agnostic and a Skeptical Humanist.

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Husband, father, games hobbyist, gardener, bicyclist, skier, blogger, miniature painter, omelette-chef, Monty Python pundit, protist partisan, nonphilatelist. My Dad co-invented MULTICS scripts. My Erdős-Eastwood number is 4+2i*Pi
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Passing through town and stopped here for lunch. Great food, friendly service, and very reasonable prices. If I lived here, I'd come here every week. :-)
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"NOW is when you make progress", is something Jeremy often says to encourage us to push ourselves harder as we approach the end of a workout, but it's pretty good advice in general. I used to be in great shape, and I thought I knew what I was doing, but after rather half-heartedly trying to get back in shape for years I just wasn't having any success. My wife asked me to come along to visit her exercise boot camp for a charity workout, and I just joined up right away. This has really been the boost I needed to get moving again. I've relearned exercises and routines more appropriate to my age, gotten in with a high-energy group that I really enjoy, and I'm making the progress that I could not do by myself. So give it a try; NOW is always a good time. :-) A word about costs. If I wanted to do workouts like Jeremy's all on my own, I would probably need a gym membership, some regular time with a personal trainer, maybe a dietitian, and 3-4 hours of time out of my busy week. That adds up to quite a bit. Also, by getting fit I am saving myself a lot of potential health troubles (and bills!) down the road, and enjoying life more while I'm at it. Jeremy is a professional and very serious about helping people get fit, and I don't mind paying for his service. The way I see it, I'm getting a bargain.
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We ate at the West Bay Diner twice while on vacation recently, and really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was great, and the food was excellent. The salad bar, though small, was well stocked, and it was a one of the reasons we went back a second time. Today I found myself wishing I could have another of their fresh baked cookies, and actually pondering the 7-hour drive to get some. Maybe next year!
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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