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My wallpapers need to be a little ridiculous lately. Spanning 7680x2160 for two 16:9 monitors. 

Here are some of the few I found on google. 
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1) No handrails on those catwalks, except slabs/slab height.

2) you can only eat melon.

Either one!
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A good overview of Mt. Gox issues and the reliability of bitcoin discussed in the first 30 min. 
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This (linked--PBS news hour) is the sort of reporting that can become upsetting in the long run. Shifting students attention toward basic fractions and statistics "common" in the "work place" will be beneficial at first, but ultimately be denigrated to automation by ever more intelligent computational schemes. As an answer to the usefulness of higher math, I refer you to this enlightening conversation from a wonderful YouTube channel Why do people hate mathematics? Also, check out computerbasedmath.org for a wonderful TED talk on the subject. 
For American industry, finding employees who have all the requisite skills is a big challenge, and hiring people who don't stack up can cost businesses a great deal of money. Special correspondent John Tulenko from Learning Matters reports on a certification test that aims to boost U.S. students' workforce readiness.
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First was a hand-me down Atari 2600. Friends had N64, so....we actually all played at my house. Pitfall FTW.
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This. This is hysterical. Quick! Time to watch it on your phone!
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My new notebook. The germans know how to make it right. It's like Moleskin, but with page numbers, Table of Contents, DOTS (that's it, I'm sold), A5 size (also in pocket, and A4), and now with Whitelines Link for instant upload to evernote, dropbox, OR email. 

Danke. 
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You have to replace blocks you take during exploration with planks. In other words, somewhere you're not actually building up, you have to leave one plank in place of every block you mine/take. Might help anyway, a sort of marker for where you've extracted things already. 
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Thanks for a fascinating video. Not sure if Lexus has a bit more stringent funding reqs than XX, but looks like you guys are doing great keeping as much focus on the topic as you can, nonetheless. Keep it up; good luck with future episodes! 
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My first thought would be to actually define existence!

In mathematics, you always have to make sure to communicate the "Universe of Discourse," i.e., the set of all objects in which we are checking for the existence of a particular object. For example, before checking for the existence of "Harry Potter," I COULD define the universe of discourse as "Characters in a book by J.K R", of which Harry would definitely be a subset. 

If, however, I set the U.o.D. to be "People", then I could make the argument that Harry Potter is in fact a "person," though this would again depend on whether my definition of person depends on a physical existence. Since "person" is an English word, as well as an "idea" about some kind of personhood, I would have to conclude persons are not limited to the material universe of discourse. 

If we do NOT include this foundation, then we run into the same problems Bertrand Russell saw in Cantor's (Naive) Set Theory. If I define the set of all fictional objects such that they do not exist when they are fictional, I believe we set up Russell's Paradox. Currently, mathemeticians do not assume that "for every property, there is a set of all things that satisfy that property," but rather that if you have a set, then a any subset of it defineable with "first order logic" EXISTS. 
More info/quotes from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell's_paradox

Based on that one might even be able to say that Fiction would have to exist as a subset of all things that I believe to exist. Whether that set of itself exists is another question entirely. 
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Agreed! Something exists because it is defined as such. "Reality" is a word I am actually uncomfortable using because all narratives are fictional including those we have day to day. People imagine having narratives that are proven not to exist all the time. Human beings are known to make up events that don't happen and they don't even know they are doing it. In a way no one can follow the the canon of the narratives in their lives so, believable fictions in their own universe (governed by their own laws) can be just as believable as the "day to day" as long as there is no cognitive dissonance. Yeah, and I guess a physicalist like myself would admit that imaginary things exist physically! :)
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For a look at pros and cons, this is extremely informative. 
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  • Gates Corporation
    Paid Intern, 2013 - 2013
    Analytics and Algorithm Development Group Non-linear material property modeling (rubber, composites), for V-belt drives Finite Element Analysis (Altair Hyperworks Software, MSC Marc Mentat) CAD modeling (SolidWorks, 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping Experience)
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