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Nerethel Solindas
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Attended University of Missouri, Columbia
Lives in Jefferson City, MO
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We are more like other animals than we are taught to believe. This makes me happy to see.
 
A true animal lover
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That's a Happy lion too
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Oh, I LIKE this...
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This hit me just right.
 
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Yeah, this is pretty cool. The movie 'Hugo' is drawn from this very machine. Things like this are not made any more...
 
You need to stop and watch this video. It's about an automaton built in the late 1770's, shaped like a small boy. It writes, programmably, in an elegant cursive script, using a goose quill. On its back is a dial which stores the program; around the dial is a sequence of blocks, one for each letter, which can be arranged by the user and which tell it what to write. Vertically in the center of the device is a stack of hundreds of cam wheels, which encode the "font;" each letter is encoded by a set of three wheels which encode the three-dimensional (yes, including pressure) motion of the pen.

It still works to this day, and in the video you can watch it write. The attention to detail in this is truly extraordinary; it refills the pen and shakes the quill, moves the page and moves its eyes to track what it is writing. This is truly one of the great works of mechanical computation. The automaton, along with his other works, are on display at the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

More about this ingenious device, and his other works, here: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/11/the-writer-automata/

via +Jennifer Ouellette and +Daniel Estrada.
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Aaaaand... The Internet!
 

To the Internet!!
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So Google does this thing with its front page, changing their logo to reflect the accomplishments of inventors, artists, scientists, etc., or to celebrate a holiday, like Independence Day or Thanksgiving. It's pretty cool.

Yet today is a 'special' day on two levels: it is both pi day (3/14), and the birthday of Albert Einstein. I head over to Google's home page to find... nothing special. 

Why is this? Pi day is a nerd's day, a way to celebrate our love for the most famous irrational number. It is also the birthday of the father of relativity, kind of an important accomplishment, isn't it?

So, why no love for this day with a doodle, Google? What am I missing?
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A great view of Saturn as seen being partially obscured by the moon. Awesome photograph.
 
Watch Saturn Slip Behind the Moon
On the morning of Saturday, Feb. 22, the Moon drifted in front of the planet Saturn from the point of view of certain locations on Earth. Luckily one of those locations was Perth, Australia, where astrophotographer Colin Legg happens to be, and thus we all get to enjoy the fantastic results of his photographic and astronomical acumen.

Watch the video: http://www.universetoday.com/109720/watch-saturn-slip-behind-the-moon/

Image © Colin Legg
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Another Christmas special. With The Tick!
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This is one of my favorite, traditional shows to watch every holiday season. It's got a casual pacing that enhances the wry humor of Opus and Bill (Bloom County). It's slightly insane, but overall a pleasant watch.

Enjoy.
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So, my daughter, +Elenkaia Solindas , has this odd talent. She carved out these apples with her teeth, making the likeness of an ewok and a skull. She makes her father proud.
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Musician, Entertainer, Statistician, Gamer, Writer, Game Designer
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  • Elvendrums
    Musician, Entertainer, 1999 - present
  • State of Missouri
    Statistician, 2010 - present
  • Staples
    2010 - present
  • Musician, Entertainer, Statistician, Gamer, Writer, Game Designer
    Musician, Entertainer, Statistician, Student, Gamer, Writer, 1984 - present
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I am a research statistician. I'm interested in polling, data, and analyzing trends using statistical analysis. I would like to work for the U.S. Census, Gallup Polls, or another agency or company like these.

I love role-playing games - table top - and the way a character can be represented and played through the use of numbers and probability. I am writing an RPG, a card game based on my band (see below), and a couple of board games.

I am a member of Elvendrums, a band of elves. I play percussion, sing a bit, and play the didjeridoo. I also maintain (poorly) the website for the band (www.elvendrums.com).

I also love science fiction and fantasy.
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I have a BS in Statistics
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  • University of Missouri, Columbia
    Statistics, 2010
  • Columbia College
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July 29
Awesome food! The butter burger is the best I have eaten. The custard is excellent, as are the cheese curds and crinkle fries. One of my favorite places to eat.
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