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1,000 Years of Scientific Texts From The Islamic World Are Now Online
Between the 9th and 19th centuries, Arabic-speaking scholars translated Greek, Latin and even Sanskrit texts on topics such as medicine, mathematics and astronomy, fostering a vibrant scientific culture within the Islamic world.

The library, a joint project of the British Library and the Qatar Foundation, offers free access to 25,000 pages of medieval Islamic manuscripts. Among some of the most significant texts:
The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices (1206 A.D.), which was inspired by an earlier, 9th-century translation of Archimedes’ writings on water clocks. Devices such as the "Elephant Clock" were the most accurate time-keeping pieces before the first pendulum clocks were built in the 17th century by the Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens.

This is one of the only three recorded copies of an influential treatise on the construction and use of astrolabes by Abū al-Rayḥān Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Bīrūnī (973-1048), containing 122 diagrams.

Give it a try here:
http://www.qdl.qa/en

Source:
http://io9.com/1-000-years-of-scientific-texts-from-the-islamic-world-1651688013

#science   #history  
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Small Room. Big World
Everything happened so fast. I was losing myself to final fantasy online and then I am in a small room in Bundoora sitting, studying, struggling and contemplating about my future.  I've been asked by many students and instructors questions about why I am st...

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This is my KDE desktop. I've added web apps shortcuts to make it easier for me to start social networking. I prefer web apps over having many tabs opened in the browser in a way that I only have to click on the chrome icon to show all the web apps currently opened. Plus, all panels are hidden so that I can enjoy the full screen #KDE 
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New Year's Resolution 2014 + Reviewing My 2013
Hi ppl of blue planed Earth, I know.. I know that my activities in social network dropped to its lowest levels recently That because I was very very very busy lately And that brings me to an interesting thought I'm starting to believe that at the end of eve...

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Chat at Work - 2 - Freedom is about parties and Hentai
The chat continues. One topic led to another and we were talking about relationships I said something like: Why are we forced to live most of our life under the control of our parents? Like they decide: Where should I stay? When can I go outdoor? Sometimes....

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Chat at work -1- Your pants should be identical to mine
One friend, a girl, talked about how people are dressed these days. She was complaining rather than talking I must say. It was about: Gir...

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My attempt to mimic the Ubuntu Unity desktop theme on Chakra Linux KDE. I like it and use it daily. 

Since I couldn't manage to find a global menu bar (the file edit help etc menu) widget, I set the menubar to "Title bar button" to compensate for the lost vertical space which has gone to the "ActivityBar" widget at the top of the screen . It's done by going to:
System Setting > Application Appearance > Style > Fine Tunning
and in the menubar set the "Menubar Style" to "Title bar button"

Follow the steps on this youtube video done by llelectronics:
http://youtu.be/bej9oC2JfoA
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LOL!

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This is kind of fun, and funny.


THE MUSLIMS ARE NOT HAPPY!

They’re not happy in Gaza.
They’re not happy in Egypt.
They’re not happy in Libya.
They’re not happy in Morocco.
They’re not happy in Iran.
They’re not happy in Iraq.
They’re not happy in Yemen.
They’re not happy in Afghanistan.
They’re not happy in Pakistan.
They’re not happy in Syria.
They’re not happy in Lebanon.

SO, WHERE ARE THEY HAPPY?

They’re happy in Australia.
They’re happy in Canada.
They’re happy in England.
They’re happy in France.
They’re happy in Italy.
They’re happy in Germany.
They’re happy in Sweden.
They’re happy in the USA.
They’re happy in Norway.
They’re happy in Holland.
They’re happy in Denmark.

Basically, they’re happy in every country that is not Muslim…and unhappy in every country that is!

AND WHO DO THEY BLAME?

Not Islam.
Not their leadership.
Not themselves.

THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN! And then—wait for it!—they want to change those countries to be like….THE COUNTRIES THEY CAME FROM WHERE THEY WERE UNHAPPY!

All credit to +Milad Farjadian , a very good Iranian friend of mine, who just sent me this link:
http://granitegrok.com/blog/2012/09/unhappy-muslims
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LOOOOL
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