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Free Calculus Book

Calculus Made Easy, by Silvanus Thompson

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/33283/33283-pdf.pdf

mathematics, education, home schooling
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The ultimate way to deal with Star Wars fans:

Obewan Knows Best

http://www.looper.com/6411/star-wars-actors-dissed-franchise/
<p>Could these actors be on the dark side of the <i>Star Wars</i> hype?</p>
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Twenty somethings don't know what a ton is?

http://indianapublicmedia.org/news/police-truck-driver-ignores-sign-destroys-paoli-bridge-91535/

Destroys 130 year old bridge!
The driver was cited for reckless operation of a tractor-trailer, disregarding a traffic control device and having an overweight semi on a posted bridge.
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This is Hysterical!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7YSnLUZSnA

Michael Jackson imitation by 7 year old.  I don't understand a word they are saying.  LOL
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Analysis of Star Trek "Doomday Machine"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAfEXDCsRmg

science fiction study for TV.  SF books don't have music.
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Star   Trek - (r + e m) = Steam Trek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCUVT4bi4dU
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Here is a biography of "science fiction becoming reality" a phrase that we hear too much these days.

The boys' life of Edison, by William Meadowcroft
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50523

A biography of Thomas Edison.  I didn't know he made a train using electromagnetic braking.  There is no mention of Tesla.  Ha Ha!  No mention of AC and DC current either. 

Oddly this author also has a book about electricity that does not mention AC and DC.

ABC of Electricity, by William Henry Meadowcroft
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/45955

Oh well, what can you expect from 1915?

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/50523/pg50523.cover.medium.jpg

Better get this if you really want to know about electricity:

Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics (2006) by Stan Gibilisco
http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/book-reviews/teach-yourself-electricity-and-electronics.htm
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Is this science fiction or has humanity gone beyond bizarre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDaFwnOiKVE

That picture shows the paths of two different robots.

Is this funny or computerized madness.  That was 2011 !!!
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It is so annoying when girls stay on topic.  *LOL*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfTWLss_m7k

Lois Bujold on the significance of science fiction and fantasy.
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Intelligent science fiction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXrE8D5reso

Even in Star Trek
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Each series is on a different timeline.  
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We are about to exit the year which marked the 70th anniversary of Arthur C. Clarke's proposal for geostationary satellites.  

Clarke couldn't pinpoint the exact reference that got him thinking about geostationary satellites. ”One of the moons of Mars, Phobos, is always in a stationary orbit,” he mused. ”That probably got me thinking.”
http://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/space-flight/final-thoughts-from-sir-arthur-c-clarke-19172008

That caused me to check the orbits of the moons of Mars.  Actually it is Deimos that almost has a geosynchronous orbit with Mars, close but still no cigar.  But it is easy to see why looking at the Martian moons would make Clarke think of it.  Combining that with his awareness of the German V-2 rockets and what he must have known about radio and RADAR at the time, Clarke's epiphany makes a lot of sense.

He envisioned three space stations with live crews however.  The transistor being invented 2 years after his article changed the landscape of space electronics with less weight, greater durability, reliability and lower power consumption.

Transistors have given us transculturalism on a number of levels.

Another case of Science Fiction becoming and thereby changing reality.
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Maybe now it can get the attention it deserves:

A Century of Dishonor by Helen Hunt Jackson
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50560

A history of native Americans that could have inspired the NAZIs.

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/50560/pg50560.cover.medium.jpg
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