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An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements
An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements
Fifteen uncoupled simple pendulums of monotonically increasing lengths dance together to produce visual traveling waves, standing waves, beating, and (seemin...
The universe can be a very strange place. While groundbreaking ideas such as quantum theory, relativity, and even the Earth going around the Sun might be commonly accepted now, science still continues to show that the universe contains things you mig...
The Misconception: You do nice things for the people you like and bad things to the people you hate. The Truth: You grow to like people for whom you do nice things and hate people you harm. Benjami...
is your best friend when it comes to . The search engine giant has crawled loads of data which was intended to be protected by webmasters, but is being exploited and mined by smart users using Google dorks. Today I will be discussing some practical d...
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A boundary where scientists face a choice: invoke a deity or continue the quest for knowledge
A list of Latin phrases on philosophy
When your books and teachers don't make sense, we do.
It's amazing how some quotes give us inspiration, and some of them are quite funny too. Short quotes to live by mentioned here are a must read...
Shown above are four men buried up to their necks in the ground. They cannot move, so they can only look forward. Between A and B is a brick wall which cannot be seen through.
To the end of the internet and back
If you ever forget the combination to your bike lock, here's how to open the lock—without any tools required. A word to the wise: You might also consider getting a more secure kind of lock for your bike.
These are interesting for sure. Not sure I could do any of them though.
The following philosophy books will likely find their way into the curriculum at some point.
I remember my grandfather commenting—wry amusement tinged with grim resignation—that what made him finally feel old was seeing…
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Philosophy is a fascinating branch of wisdom. However these esoteric ideas are sometimes difficult to translate into practical application. What are all of those thoughts, suppositions and theories actually good for? How can an understanding of philo...
Lateral thinking puzzles that challenge your preconceptions.
Philographics is a project that explains philosophy through geometry and colour, created by London-based graphic designer Genís Carreras.
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We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no pr...
Logic Problems - grouped by difficulty. Includes answers and hints.
If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed entirely out of character, then you've had an idea planted in your mind.
Philosophy is no more or less than the search for wisdom. It deals with all manner of problems which everyone faces in their lives and by thought and logic attempts to solve them. Since we live in a terrifically complex universe lots of philosophy is...
Logical fallacies are often sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't be fooled! This website has been designed to help you identify and call out dodgy logic wherever it may raise its ugly, incoherent head.
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Science has found zero empirical evidence for the existence of ghosts, aliens, demons or any other supernatural creature and these videos will surely not fool an expert in video fakery. Unless he or she watches them alone, late at night, in the dark....
Did you know there's a racing game hidden inside Excel 2000? Here's how to find it.
The (τετραφάρμακος), or, "The four-part cure," is the Greek philosopher ' (, - , ) remedy for leading the happiest possible life. The "" was originally a compound of four drugs (, , and ); the word has been used metaphorically by Epicurus and his ...
Now and then we all need a little Inspiration, we often reach for a daily quote or motivational video. So I decided to share 56 of my favorite picture quotes, share them with your friends or plaster them on your wall and desktop for your daily Inspir...
A brilliant mind game/illusion that gives the practical demonstration of focus.
Your Wi-Fi network is your convenient wireless gateway to the internet, and since you're not keen on sharing your connection with any old hoolig...
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short not to enjoy it. 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and...
There is an ancient and well-kept secret to happiness which the Great Ones have known for centuries. They rarely talk about it, but they use it all the time, and it is fundamental to good mental health. This secret is called The Fine Art of Not Being...
An interactive flight through attractor orbits generated using Barry Martin's Hopalong formula.
How to learn to say no.
A documentary about the events of the mythical creature Slender Man.
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Quantum theory and consciousness. The metaphysics of nonduality. The end of suffering and the discovery of our true nature.
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I've learned- that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I've learned- that no matter
Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this means they can shed light on some of the basic questions of existence.
Sometimes the most boring things are the most amazing.
John Conway's Game of Life is some kind of Artificial Life simulation. It's written in Java.
Know the Trade provides information and resources for CISSP, Ethical Hacking, Penetration testing, CISA, and security audit and risk assessment.
Computers. Review. New and old computers.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
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Amazing Pendulum Effect!
Julian Bialowas is a Canadian freelance Designer & Photographer currently living in Calgary, AB. He is the creator of 365q and one half of the team behing 16Hours Magazine. The graphic designer...
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In From up North's inspiration galleries we present the latest of our findings from the wonderful world of design. Amazing high quality artworks in various categories from great designers all over the
Lateral thinking Brain Teasers that are stranger than fiction.
Just 10 minutes of joy can make a big difference.
Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into a powerful, highly configurable $600 router.
Tweet Sharebar Tweet What if time travel is, ultimately, possible? And what if there's already proof that people from the future have visited us, and even interacted with civilizations from our ancient past? What follows are a series of images that m...
This book is protected by copyright. It has been published in many European countries but never in English language. Therefore I desided to upload it to the Internet. It is free to use as it is for personal, non-commercial use. All rights belong to M...
Everybody loves a good prank… unless you are the one on the receiving end of the fun. It's time to hone your pranking skills, not just to make sure you are the best, but so you can avoid being pranked by others.
If you've never experienced it then you may find it hard to understand what lucid dreaming is all about. In fact you may be thoroughly sceptical and dismiss the whole thing as silly nonsense. But I can tell you from personal experience that lucid dre...
In From up North's inspiration galleries we present the latest of our findings from the wonderful world of design. Amazing high quality artworks in various