hmmm ... curious
hmmm ... curious
Does anyone seriously have time to monitor 100 websites. And why is their 100 sites? Why not 99, or 101? or say ... just 2? Perhaps I should keep on hand just in case? An internet 919? Me thinks this grows tiresome, although it is true (to me) that to find anything useful or unique by Google is increasingly difficult (even disregarding the clever ruses of sites that lure you their way ... top 100 wanabee's).
Clever web-based sound mixer: my sounds.
hmmm ... someone is making money of this somehow ... going to be a popular app
Willie Beckerath was a friend of Johannes Brahmes. His son Rudolph founded the Beckerath Organ company: http://www.beckerath.com/en/index.html
The Beckerath pipe organ at the University of Richmond is celebrating its 50th anniversary Friday.
Willie's famous drawing of Brahms sitting at the piano, smoking a cigar, with his hands crossed on the keyboard is famous and widely reproduced. I have a reproduction of over my piano.
Long lost speech from 1961... Malcolm X was known for his oratorical skill. This speech was from a time when he still supported the Nation of Islam, a black separatist movement. I was in high school and a white person, he was just inscrutable to me; among other things I never understood the connection between the Nation of Islam and the civil rights movement in general; too many conflicts between them I suppose. I also did not understand the political motivations of his assassin. Important find by this student.
high res image comet mcnaught @ ALMA in Chile
Recent post (video) on Awadagin Pratt's personal blog about Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto is great. Reminds of the old lectures of Leonard Bernstein. Music education is high on Prof. Pratt's list, and explains his unconventional way of sometimes dressing and his dreadlocks; the idea is not to leave classical music for the snobs; you can be yourself and enjoy the music too. It helps to understand the music; that is why I loved Bernstein's young people's concerts when I was a kid. Pratt seems to follow in that tradition and is articulate enough to make music education also entertaining. But you do have to listen ... pay attention to the words and the sounds.
More than you want to know about free radicals in cigarette smoke, or any smoke for that matter.
hmmm ... no takers?
Unusual candor and useful information from a US company that sells Christmas lights: there are no Christmas lights made in the USA.
Harry Stack Sullivan; almost forgot about him. Interesting gay man. Prominent Psychiatrist, but the medical school he attended was third rate: it folded and closed. He adopted a teenage boy who was, if memory serves at all, which is questionable, a patient. Wonder what happened to that fellow. Wikipedia hints that they were lovers. I did not know that it was Sullivan who coined the term "significant other". I'm staying away from parataxic distortion; it might cause dandruff (even though it was Julia Child who attributed dandruff to the use of margarine instead of butter).
Clever, if scary, graphical animation showing the increase of CO2 in Earth's atmosphere over several millenia. The rise in the last century is dramatic. -j
Best tale of the Einstein-Szlhárd refrigerator is a 1998 Sci Am article by Gene Dannen: http://www.dannen.com/; Sci Am article is not on the web unless you have e-journal access or find an unauthorized version. -j
From the page: "PHD Comics TRUE TALES on DARK MATTERS "
Sooo cool. I wanna play too.
"All sentient beings have Buddha-nature." Always wondered about this. Did bin Laden have Buddha-nature? Adolph Hitler? One wonders.
I liked the old parsimonious StumbleUpon. The more features, it seems, the more tedious. I've seen enough Hubble photographs by now (well ... each one is amazing ... but I'm not really learning anything new ... and the gee-whiz factor is pretty constant). And most of my reliable Stumblers are disappearing.
busy, curious, but tedious. -j
The (now) insidious deception of the internet.
General Relativity confirmed again ... I suppose the interesting part is the duration of the experiment. Wonder if there is any money left in NASA's budget for the next big thing.
I you never have seen a supercon magnet quench, this is what it looks like. This was an controled quench to deactivate the magnet without damaging it. It is a NMR magnet, similar to MRI magnets. I seen my share of unwanted quenches ... groan. A few years ago when one of the supercon magnets at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN quenched and boiled off one ton of helium; the cyclotron was out of commission for one year. -j
cool graphical tutorial on statistical distributions from ucla. Worth exploring. -j