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Curiouser and curiouser.﻿
Exploring the punctuation in literary classics \$27.80 / 24" × 36" View all posters »
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Handy Table of Rational Approximations to Various Constants

Number ... Approximation (Error)
π = 3.141 ... 355 / 113 (8.5 x 10-8)
π = 3.141 ... 1068966896 / 340262731 (3.0 x 10-18)
√2 = 1.414 ... 19601 / 13860 (1.5 x 10-9)
√3 = 1.732 ... 18817 / 10864 (1.1 x 10-9)
e = 2.718 ... 28667 / 10546 (5.5 x 10-9)
√10 = 3.162 ... 22936 / 7253 (5.7 x 10-9)
12√2 = 1.059 ... 26797 / 25293 (1.0 x 10-9)
log(2) / 1.6384 = 0.183 ... 2040 / 11103 (1.1 x 10-8)
ln(2) / 16.384 = 0.042 ... 485 / 11464 (1.0 x 10-7)

from http://www.forth.com/starting-forth/sf5/sf5.html﻿
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http://idlewords.com/talks/web_design_first_100_years.htm

Maciej does it again - another fantastic piece TUMULTUOUS, SUSTAINED APPLAUSE.

Bring on the cat pictures. And pictures of cold-war crazy jets painted white so they don't catch fire from the heat of the flash of their nuclear bombs.﻿
Designers! I am a San Francisco computer programmer, but I come in peace! I would like to start with a parable about airplanes. In 1981, my mother and I flew from Warsaw to New York City in this airplane, an Ilyushin-62. The Il-62 exemplifies a Soviet design approach I like to think of as "add ...
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Fantastic talk by Richard Dennis, stop what you're doing and listen two it:
What economists can learn from Manning Clark.
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This is incredible! you can "walk" around the Rijksmuseum, click on paintings and zoom right in to the details. and not just the Rijksmuseum...

Yay for the internet just quietly getting on with getting awesome.

Intent on her task, the kitchen maid pours milk from a jug. The composition radiates a quiet calm, the only movement being the flow of milk into the bowl. Its most exceptional feature is the rendering of light. The tiny dots representing the reflection of light - as in the br eadrolls on the table - are typical of Vermeer's technique. This painting is a high point within Vermeer's oeuvre. Of the thirty or so works he produced, four are in the Rij...
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Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives. That's a suicide every 65 minutes. As shocking as the number is, it may actually be higher.
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"catch up browsing" in case you weren't paying attention to the internet when it went by the first time!
Initializing Browser… Canvas not supported. Windows, Macintosh, Linux, ✖. 2.2, NSCA Mosaic. 3.04, Netscape Navigator. 4.08, 4.08. 4.8, 4.79. 4.0, 4.01, Internet Explorer. 5.5, 5.1.7. 3.2.3, Apple Safari. 40, Mozilla Firefox. 5, Chromium. 46, Google Chrome ...
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People say “this is a Manhattan Project, this an Apollo Project”. Sorry, those are science projects. Fusion is a Manhattan Project or an Apollo Project... The rest of this is more like retooling for World War II, except with everyone playing on the same team. — Saul Griffith, on converting the ...
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The Secret Life of Passwords http://nyti.ms/1xrDxxa

An amazing article!﻿
We despise them – yet we imbue them with our hopes and dreams, our dearest memories, our deepest meanings. They unlock much more than our accounts.
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This is very cool. Blows my mind that no one had thought of something like it before! And we humans think we're advanced...

https://love.loomio.org/real-democracy-needs-to-include-everyone
https://www.loomio.org/
http://www.rushkoff.com/blog/2014/3/24/shareablecom-democracy-theres-an-app-for-that.html﻿
We're changing the way the world makes decisions together. Building a tool for truly inclusive decision-making, not majority-rules polling, but actually coming up with solutions that work for everyone.
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