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A Better Way to Say Sorry

Posted on April 19th, 2014 at 10:15 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

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I’m sorry for…

This is wrong because…

In the future, I will…

Will you forgive me?


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Flightradar24

Posted on March 11th, 2014 at 17:36 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

This data visualization was created from real flight data. It shows the air traffic which flies on a typical summer day and highlights the intensity of the operation in Europe – an operation which runs 24x7x365.


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  1. Wow! It’s amazing that there are so few serious accidents, imo.

    I love the latitude separation lanes over the Atlantic, btw. (They look like 1 degree apart).

  2. It really is remarkable – to me, anyway, when I think of all the technology behind this animation. Things like this make me realize people can be pretty awesome when we’re not being arseholes…
    Question for the better informed, tho – what are those flight paths that seem to go in tight loops like a NASCAR track? Is that just an optical illusion or did somebody forget something and have to go back to the terminal?

  3. Mark, I think what you’re probably seeing are the airport approach paths. Each airport has a specific route to follow to approach the runway, so planes can slot into the queue, and they follow each other on that route on intervals of 1 to 3 minutes. (In fact, usually a route per runway and per direction, and the approach route is paired with a farther-away “holding pattern” loop in case the plane has to wait for a slot.)

    You see similar predetermined-route patterns in the neat parallel paths over the north Atlantic.

  4. Stacks?

Hammerhead Shark Swarm

Posted on March 7th, 2014 at 14:01 by John Sinteur in category: awesome


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  1. Amazing!

Stephen Wolfram’s Introduction to the Wolfram Language

Posted on February 26th, 2014 at 14:42 by John Sinteur in category: awesome, Software


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The art of science: Stunning, psychedelic images from Fabian Oefner

Posted on February 21st, 2014 at 22:42 by Paul Jay in category: awesome, Great Picture

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Millefiori No. 01 (2012) Ferrofluid is a magnetic, hydrophobic liquid that forms colorful curves and channels when deposited onto a magnet and injected with watercolor paints. More starting at 5:20 in Oefner’s talk.

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Formally trained in art and design, Oefner says that he has always been interested in science. Though he can’t pinpoint the exact moment when he became interested in pairing his two loves, he views both pursuits as inextricably linked by a crucial bond: “The most important quality of science or art is curiosity,” Oefner tells the TED Blog. “That’s what keeps me going and always finding something new.”

On the TED stage, Oefner demonstrates the science at work behind three of his photographs. As he explains his process, the mystical quality of the images gives way to understanding. But how important to him is it that the casual viewer of his artwork know the underlying scientific principles? Actually, not very. “I’m not too didactic about my work. If people just want to appreciate it for its beauty, that’s absolutely fine,” he tells us. “And if I present it without an explanation, people tend to come up with their own, which is often even more poetic.”

For an imagination-friendly, explanation-free viewing of Oefner’s work, watch the first 45 seconds of his talk. For viewers who’d rather forego the poetry in favor of learning, here are 10 close-up views of Oefner’s fascinating work – and, just as fascinatingly, how he made it. This gallery includes works from series both new and old (the first three are the examples featured in the talk), inspired by everything from scientific papers to household chores.


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Sir David Attenborough

Posted on February 19th, 2014 at 16:32 by John Sinteur in category: awesome


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  1. Easy mistake to make even for an expert, but these are male curlers.

De La Soul to give entire back catalog away for free

Posted on February 14th, 2014 at 15:10 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

De La Soul will make their entire back catalogue available for free for a 25 hour period to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut record 3 Feet High and Rising. The catalog will be downloadable from De La Soul’s website starting at 11am EST


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Otis Redding & Friends Stax Volt Revue ’67

Posted on February 4th, 2014 at 17:16 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

Live from Norway featuring Booker T and the M.G.s, The Mar-Keys, Eddie Floyd, Sam and Dave and Otis Redding.


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Tech Demo for Pillow Castle’s First Person Puzzler

Posted on January 9th, 2014 at 17:49 by John Sinteur in category: awesome


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Don’t Sweat The Technique

Posted on January 1st, 2014 at 11:36 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

AMAZING 6 year old BGIRL TERRA vs Bboy Leelou – break dances at Chelles Battle Pro, France 2013 from artFido – fetching art on Vimeo.


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This Is What Happens When You Let Random People Lead An Orchestra

Posted on September 30th, 2013 at 9:29 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

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Improv Everywhere stages pranks for one simple reason: to make people happy. The New York City-based prank collective dedicated itself to causing scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Since its creation in 2001, Improv Everywhere has executed 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents.

Their latest mission – “Conduct Us” – happened this week – they give random New Yorkers the rare opportunity to lead a Carnegie Hall orchestra. The orchestra, in collaboration with Carnegie Hall and Ensemble ACJW, was put in the middle of NYC with an empty podium in front of the musicians with a simple sign that said “Conduct Us.” The world-class orchestra would then respond accordingly to any random New Yorker that accepted the challenge.


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Rotating snake illusion

Posted on September 25th, 2013 at 17:54 by John Sinteur in category: awesome


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  1. Gah, I don’t have a color printer anymore.

Flying eagle point of view

Posted on September 18th, 2013 at 18:10 by John Sinteur in category: awesome


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  1. Cool video. Must be a lot of fun to be an Eagle.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnlTrq6wLf0

You’re Not A Train

Posted on September 18th, 2013 at 16:24 by Paul Jay in category: awesome, Great Picture

Train


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I scored 1400

Posted on September 11th, 2013 at 22:36 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

Guess programming language by „Hello, world!“ snippet


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RIO on Vimeo

Posted on September 9th, 2013 at 16:02 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

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I was lucky enough to be sent to Rio on assignment to shoot some 4K and 10K timelapse footage for a major electronics manufacturer. This video is a compilation of some of the footage I shot there. Most of the locations are within the city of Rio De Janeiro, but I also traveled to the famous Iguazú Falls on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentinian province of Misiones. In 2011 Iguazú Falls was announced as one of the seven winners of the New Seven Wonders of Nature by the New Seven Wonders of the World Foundation.

RIO DE JANEIRO

No wonder the beautiful city of Rio De Janeiro was chosen to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO in the category Cultural Landscape.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.


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  1. Bet you can’t just watch this once!

Jon Stewart EPIC Return to the Daily Show with Stephen Colbert and John Oliver

Posted on September 4th, 2013 at 19:02 by John Sinteur in category: awesome


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  1. “Was that a Heineken?”

    Duhh…wha’?

For Once in My Life: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized

Posted on August 31st, 2013 at 14:17 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

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Wonder’s version of the track is often singled out by bassists as the greatest example of James Jamerson’s playing style, with no two bars of music played alike during the whole song; a completely improvisational line that is both melodic and complementary to Wonder’s vocal.

The full song:


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Climate Name Change

Posted on August 28th, 2013 at 17:57 by John Sinteur in category: awesome


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  1. Brilliant! :)

  2. Excellent — Here is the link to sign the petition http://www.climatenamechange.org/#/petition

▶ Solo la frunza de nuc

Posted on August 20th, 2013 at 9:49 by John Sinteur in category: awesome


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▶ How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries – Adam Savage

Posted on August 15th, 2013 at 11:30 by John Sinteur in category: awesome


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Rule 34

Posted on August 11th, 2013 at 13:16 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

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The Avengers – 6 pieces of pleasure

No, no. Thor ith how you feel afterwardth.


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  1. I’m just waiting for the limp MPAA take-down notice! :-)

  2. Reminds me of that seriously old joke:
    “Hello, I’m Thor.”
    “Well you’d better use a bit more vaseline!”

Absolutely mindblowing video shot from the Space Shuttle during launch

Posted on July 27th, 2013 at 16:18 by Paul Jay in category: awesome

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Drop whatever you’re doing and watch this. NASA has released videos shot from onboard the Space Shuttle’s Solid Rocket Boosters in the past, but you’ve never seen one prepared as masterfully as this.


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Fermilab | Muon g-2 | The Big Move

Posted on July 26th, 2013 at 8:18 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

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The Muon g-2 team is in the midst of transporting a 50-foot-wide electromagnet from Long Island to the Chicago suburbs in one piece. The move began on June 22 at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and will conclude the week of July 22 at Fermilab.

We’re inviting you to join in a final celebration at Fermilab on Friday, July 26 to welcome the ring home. Starting at 5:30 pm, families can have fun with hands-on exhibits in Wilson Hall, eat in our cafeteria and talk with our scientists while waiting for the ring to make its way across the Fermilab site. When the ring arrives at Wilson Hall, we’ll all go outside to greet it, and get a group photo with it before it rolls to its final destination.

Rain and thunderstorms are forecasted for tomorrow evening. The indoor portion of the muon g-2 event will occur regardless of the weather including hands-on science activities in Wilson Hall and scientists available to answer your questions (beginning at 5:30). The ring will move rain or shine and would be delayed only in the event of lightning. Check back here for updates and if you’re planning to come out, bring your rain gear.


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Meet The Iraqi Refugee Who Tried To Repay Over $18,000 In Welfare Money After He Became A Success

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 at 10:39 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

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In 2009, Sam Eisho walked into the Centrelink office at Maroubra and tried to give the staff a cheque for more than $18,000.

Told to line up at the end of the claims queue, he attempted to explain that he was there to pay back what he felt he owed the Australian Government.

The amount was equivalent to all the welfare payments he received between 1999 and 2001, when he first arrived here and before he started the construction company he’s successfully built.

He’d come a long way since he was nearly killed at an Iraqi checkpoint, fleeing Saddam Hussein’s regime.


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Giant Robot Storms San Diego Comic Con 2013

Posted on July 20th, 2013 at 14:59 by John Sinteur in category: awesome


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How to Fold a Julia Fractal

Posted on July 11th, 2013 at 15:52 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

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Yet for the most part, complex numbers are treated as an inconvenience. Because they are inherently multi-dimensional, they defy our attempts to visualize them easily. Graphs describing complex math are usually simplified schematics that only hint at what’s going on underneath. Because our brains don’t do more than 3D natively, we can glimpse only slices of the hyperspaces necessary to put them on full display. But it’s not impossible to peek behind the curtain, and we can gain some unique insights in doing so. All it takes is a willingness to imagine something different.

So that’s what this is about. And a lesson to be remembered: complex numbers are typically the first kind of numbers we see that are undeniably strange. Rather than seeing a sign that says Here Be Dragons, Abandon All Hope, we should explore and enjoy the fascinating result that comes from one very simple choice: letting our numbers turn. That said, there are dragons. Very pretty ones in fact.


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Drain the Oceans

Posted on July 11th, 2013 at 10:23 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

Good news for the Netherlands!


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  1. Oh, you wacky Netherites!

  2. Well one benefit is that geographically challenged Americans would normally be right in placing the Netherlands on the map :-)

  3. Our world hegemony is only limited by our inability to produce more effective windmills and pumps…

Egypt

Posted on July 7th, 2013 at 14:20 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

Egypt of the past:

Egypt of the future:


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  1. Crikey! Kids around here are obsessing about cartoon characters…

Absolutely no Words

Posted on June 28th, 2013 at 17:46 by John Sinteur in category: awesome


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This video will affect you in a way your out of breath. We heard them yell, shout and scream. But, who ever pays attention when they take that deep breath before they shout it out? Nobody does except for me. Have fun.


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  1. Big breaths!


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