Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Stop and Hear the Music X






Musical Flocks is a project in the field of music visualization. It produces animations by simulating the behavior of agents that react to the sound of music. Additionally, swarm-like behavior is attained by following the rules of separation, alignment and cohesion. This process produces reactive animations and static artifacts that constitute representations of the pieces, with different genres resulting in artifacts with distinct visual properties.





























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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Should've Could've Would've

North American Dialect Map
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15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly #infographic




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Saturday, 26 November 2016

True Friends Stab You in the Front


It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all. ~ Edward de Bono #quote

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

The conversation became desultory [desultory = haphazardly; random] #literaryExpression

Be of use, but don't be used. #oneliners

Funny Farm: A mental institutional facility. #ENGidiom

A child of five could understand this. Fetch me a child of five. ~ Groucho Marx #sarcastic #quote

There is enough in the world for everyone’s need; there is not enough for everyone’s greed. ~ Mohandas Gandhi #quote

EJECTION, n. An approved remedy for the disease of garrulity. It is also much used in cases of extreme poverty. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

True friends stab you in the front. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

We can't always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt #quote

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. ~ Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956) #quote

I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it #bumperstickers

Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination. ~ Bertrand Russell #quote

You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them. #oneliners

QUEEN, n. A woman by whom the realm is ruled when there is a king, and through whom it is ruled when there is not. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. ~ Mark Twain #quote

A conference is a gathering of important people who individually can't do anything but together can decide that nothing can be done. #oneliners

GRAMMAR, n. A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet for the self-made man, along the path by which he advances to distinction. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. ~ Leo Tolstoy #quote

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. ~ Indira Gandhi #humanNature

Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good. ~ Samuel Johnson #quote

It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary. #factoid

Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm. ~ Malayan #Proverb

Some Eskimos have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing. #factoid

Save the whales. Collect the whole set #justajoke

German chocolate cake is named after an American who had the last name 'German'. #factoid



I don't dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living. ~ Steven Spielberg #quote

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. #factoid

Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy. #OneLiner

RETALIATION, n.  The natural rock upon which is reared the Temple of Law. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Nothing we learn in this world is ever wasted. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt #quote

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Elephant Ear - a dessert made of fried dough, usually topped with lemon juice and cinnamon sugar, also called Beaver Tail or Whale's Tail. #CanadianSlang

We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time. ~ Vince Lombardi #quote

Pride is something we have… vanity is something others have. #oneliners

HONOURABLE, adj. Afflicted with an impediment in one's reach. In legislative bodies it is customary to mention all members as honourable; as, "the honourable gentleman is a scurvy cur." ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

In each of us, two natures are at war – the good and the evil. All our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them must conquer. But in our own hands lies the power to choose – what we want most to be we are. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson #quote


Thursday, 24 November 2016

The Losing World





 Via:  Rainbow Tours



Using a high-speed camera, David Hu (a professor of mechanical engineering and biology at Georgia Institute of Technology) and his team bombarded Anopheles mosquitoes with drops of water and caught the resulting action at 4000 frames per second (a typical film camera only records 24 frames per second.) They found that mosquitoes are actually quite good at dealing with raindrops, even when receiving a direct hit between the wings. Mosquitoes are very light compared to the mass of the raindrop and this means the drop pushes the mosquito down rather than breaking over it. Because the drop’s speed doesn’t change very much, little force is transferred to the mosquito. Compare that with a drop hitting a larger insect, like a dragonfly; the drop would break on its back, and the resulting force would transfer into the insect’s exoskeleton. What’s more, the mosquito has hydrophobic hairs on its body and sprawling legs that create drag. This lets it slip out from under the raindrop before meeting a wet end. Via: http://www.scientificamerican.com/


 Via:  Jacob O'Neal





Wednesday, 23 November 2016