it’s almost school and i’m not posting anything anyways, so see you later!
Internet Filtration System of the Day: A modest proposal from Matthew Baldwin (AKA defective yeti): Internet Access Captchas to keep certain less-desirable types off the Information Superhighway.
Here’s what happens when
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Crazy Cat Guy of the Day: Ukrainian artist Aleksandr Pylyshenko, who owns a private zoo in the city of Vasilyevka, plans to live inside an enclosure with his African lions, Katya and Samson, for five weeks in order to raise money to improve his animals’ living conditions while increasing awareness of underfunded private Ukrainian zoos.
Chaos Theory is a very important area of mathematics which can explain a lot of what we see in the real world. A pendulum with one mass is relatively easy to explain mathematically, and it behaves nicely. However if you put another mass in there, it behaves chaotically. Technically, this means that if you change the starting positions only slightly, the state of the system a short time later can change drastically. The weather is chaotic- a small error in measuring it today could be the difference between rain and no rain in a weeks days time. Watch these two pendulum systems quickly diverge, though they both start off with nearly the same settings. [more] [code] (via matthen)
Less Is More of the Day: Entrants in the Philips-sponsored constrained cinema competition “Tell It Your Way” were restricted to six lines of dialogue: “What is that?,” “It’s a unicorn,” “Never seen one up close before,” “Beautiful,” “Get away, get away,” and “I’m sorry.”
Keegan Wilcox’s Porcelain Unicorn, hand-picked as the Grand Prize Winner by director Ridley Scott, is making the rounds again today, and it’s certainly worth a second (and third, and fourth, and tenth) glance.
Am I late to this party? Because I’m pretty sure this is one of the most useful things that I’ve found on the internet. Welcome: memrise, the memorization website that helps you grow new skills — literally.
See, memrise starts out seeming like just another note-card memorization website. What makes it different is that each “card” (be it a phrase, kanji, or otherwise) is treated as it’s own seed in your garden. The more you learn a particular seed the more it grows and the less you have to tend to it. In other words, a direct relation between how you learn something new and how you grow a plant.
Simple yet brilliant, I’ve already brushed up on a few katakana words.
this is brilliant. (hey i sound british!)