September 16, 2014

augenss:

- Tupac Shakur

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September 16, 2014
fromquarkstoquasars:

Wasp Colony On Window Provides Killer View
Want to get inside a wasp colony? Done.

No I do not want to get inside a wasp colony
That seems like a bad painful idea

fromquarkstoquasars:

Wasp Colony On Window Provides Killer View

Want to get inside a wasp colony? Done.

No I do not want to get inside a wasp colony

That seems like a bad painful idea

September 16, 2014

ryanandmath:

How to read math. You’d be surprised how far this will get you.

I took an intro to symbolic logic course my senior year of college. It was so damn interesting. I wish I had known about it earlier. Sigh.

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September 16, 2014

ucresearch:

Robots that will fold your laundry

This is “Brett” also known as The Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks.  This guy can do simple household chores. Specifically, the robot can fold laundry and is part of an ongoing project by UC Berkeley’s Pieter Abbeel.

Folding towels might seem easy to us humans, but this is actually quite complicated for a robot to do.  In fact it requires a method where the robot learns the tasks by seeing how humans do it.  Abbeel explains:

For robots to be integrated in unstructured or changing environments, such as a typical human household, they must develop the ability to learn from human experts and to even teach themselves.  

The hope is to have these robots perform everyday chores for the elderly or disabled so that they can live more independently.

You can watch more videos of this robot here

I had a roommate in college who loved to fold and put away her laundry. It was legit her favorite chore. She would be devastated by this thing

(Source: newscenter.berkeley.edu)

September 16, 2014

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September 16, 2014

madmothmiko:

Plato’s Universe

According to a recent theory the Universe could be a dodecahedron. It is surprising that Plato used a dodecahedron as the quintessence to describe the cosmos. Plato (c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC) also stated that time had a beginning; it came together with the universe in one instant of creation.

Plato held the view that mathematical objects really existed so that they are discovered by mathematicians (in the same way that new continents are discovered by explorers) rather than invented. Plato believed that mathematics provided the best training for thinking about science and philosophy. The five regular solids are named Platonic Solids today after Plato.

Of the 5 solids, the tetrahedron has the smallest volume for its surface area and the icosahedron the largest; they therefore show the properties of dryness and wetness respectively and so correspond to Fire and Water. The cube, standing firmly on its base, corresponds to the stable Earth but the octahedron which rotates freely when held by two opposite vertices, corresponds to the mobile Air. The dodecahedron corresponds to the Universe because the zodiac has 12 signs (the constellations of stars that the sun passes through in the course of one year) corresponding to the 12 faces of the dodecahedron.

"To earth, then, let us assign the cubic form, for earth is the most immovable of the four and the most plastic of all bodies, and that which has the most stable bases must of necessity be of such a nature. Now, of the triangles which we assumed at first, that which has two equal sides is by nature more firmly based than that which has unequal sides, and of the compound figures which are formed out of either, the plane equilateral quadrangle has necessarily a more stable basis than the equilateral triangle, both in the whole and in the parts. Wherefore, in assigning this figure to earth, we adhere to probability, and to water we assign that one of the remaining forms which is the least movable, and the most movable of them to fire, and to air that which is intermediate. Also we assign the smallest body to fire, and the greatest to water, and the intermediate in size to air, and, again, the acutest body to fire, and the next in acuteness to air, and the third to water. Of all these elements, that which has the fewest bases must necessarily be the most movable, for it must be the acutest and most penetrating in every way, and also the lightest as being composed of the smallest number of similar particles, and the second body has similar properties in a second degree, and the third body, in the third degree. Let it be agreed, then, both according to strict reason and according to probability, that the pyramid is the solid which is the original element and seed of fire, and let us assign the element which was next in the order of generation to air, and the third to water.We must imagine all these to be so small that no single particle of any of the four kinds is seen by us on account of their smallness, but when many of them are collected together, their aggregates are seen. And the ratios of their numbers, motions, and other properties, everywhere God, as far as necessity allowed or gave consent, has exactly perfected and harmonized in due proportion.“

Plato: Timaeus (55d-56c) p 1181

The posters visualize the five solids in space creating a surreal depiction of Plato’s Universe.

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September 13, 2014
officialwhitegirls:

going on omegle

Is it sad that I know the EXACT episode of the powerpuff girls that this is from
What is my life

officialwhitegirls:

going on omegle

Is it sad that I know the EXACT episode of the powerpuff girls that this is from

What is my life

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September 12, 2014
Richard Feynman supposedly said something to the effect of “anyone who claims to understand quantum mechanics, does not truly understand quantum mechanics.” 
I believe the same rule applies to juggalos.

Richard Feynman supposedly said something to the effect of “anyone who claims to understand quantum mechanics, does not truly understand quantum mechanics.” 

I believe the same rule applies to juggalos.

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September 11, 2014

One of these days Ed Hochuli is going to signal something and just shred his shirt flexing. 

September 11, 2014
sadtubaplayer:

Not today, Satan. I ain’t having it.

I always wondered what became of Tammy Faye Bakker

sadtubaplayer:

Not today, Satan. I ain’t having it.

I always wondered what became of Tammy Faye Bakker

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