1. 11:01 22nd Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from sodigress

    Tags: fergusonhope

    lexrhetoricae:

    mercuryacejones:

    Latest positive news out of Ferguson. Community coming together.

    Teachers: Heroes.

     
  2. 11:00

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    imbryonykate:

    Send me a ‘hi’ and I will put my playlist on shuffle, write down the first line of five songs and give it to you as a poem.

    (Source: inboxshenanigans)

     
  3. 09:40

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    Reblogged from banteringbarista

    Tags: importantwatch thispleaseALS

     
  4. 09:38

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    fromgrapevine:

    8 scrumptious breakfasts from around the world
    These elaborate morning meals will change the way you think about breakfast.

     
  5. 09:37

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    mothernaturenetwork:

Photographer gives up everything to document the most remote areas of AustraliaEver dream of packing a bag and leaving everything behind to live closer to nature? Here’s one inspiring photographer who did just that.

    mothernaturenetwork:

    Photographer gives up everything to document the most remote areas of Australia
    Ever dream of packing a bag and leaving everything behind to live closer to nature? Here’s one inspiring photographer who did just that.

     
  6. 09:08

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    (Source: mortisia)

     
  7. 09:07

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    Reblogged from hagfag

    Tags: yep

    cucumberbatchin:

    do you ever sit in school like i know the answer to that questions but i’m not saying it because this class is pissing me off

    (Source: cucumberbatchin-gone)

     
  8. 02:25

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    Reblogged from kascal

    Tags: thank you friendalsice bucket challenge

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    the-bucky-barnes:

randomfandemonium:

Jim Beaver just made the Ice Bucket Challenge haters sit down and shutup
(Link From The Post)
Disclaimer: You will probably cry when you watch the video

THANK YOU JIM BEAVER, this is what I’ve been saying!!

    the-bucky-barnes:

    randomfandemonium:

    Jim Beaver just made the Ice Bucket Challenge haters sit down and shutup

    (Link From The Post)

    Disclaimer: You will probably cry when you watch the video

    THANK YOU JIM BEAVER, this is what I’ve been saying!!
     
  9. 02:23

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    Reblogged from superyatesbros

    Tags: ice bucket challengealsalsado not

    ezriela:

    modestxwolves:

    "the ice bucket challenge is stupid and it’s not really raising any money or awareness"

    image

    Update:

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  10. 02:18

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    Reblogged from ladyaleira

    Tags: fergusonhope

    iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Ferguson’s public library welcomes students and teachers this week, while schools are still closed. 

     
  11. enterprising-gentleman:

    sapphirefiber:

    paintedlandscape:

    INFMETRY star projector.

    I really genuinely want this.

    Oh, this is cool, but I bet it’s one of those insanely expensive things I’ll never be able to have in a million years.

    OHWAITLOOK IT’S $22 HOLY CRAP

    Some assembly required, but it looks fun to assemble. AND THOSE RESULTS HOLY CRAP

    Yep, added to my wishlist, for sure!

    $22?!? I know what want for Christmas this year…

     
  12. 21:00

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    Reblogged from left-at-interamna

    dearfern:

    cloud iridescence — caused as light diffracts through tiny ice crystals or water droplets of uniform size, usually in lenticular clouds — photographed by rolf kohl. (more cloud pics)

     
  13. 20:59

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    Reblogged from left-at-interamna

    Tags: math

    jonomancer:

Brahmagupta, Indian mathematician (598 - 670), known as the “inventor of zero”. Picture from findinsideindia.com.
Brahmagupta was head of the astronomical observatory at Ujjain, a holy city in the Malwa region of central India. (Ujjain has been a center of learning since ancient times, and is known in Hindu tradition as the place where Krishna went to receive his education. The observatory of Ujjain was considered the prime meridian, as Greenwich England is today, making it the baseline for all astronomical observations.)From his observations he deduced that the moon is closer to the earth than the sun is, and that the earth and heavenly bodies are all spheres. His calculation of the length of the solar year is accurate to within about half an hour! But Brahmagupta is best known for his mathematical writings, and especially for developing the concept of zero as a number.In his great work Brahmasphutasiddhanta (“The Opening of the Universe”), Brahmagupta wrote:    When zero is added to a number or subtracted from a number, the number remains unchanged; and a number multiplied by zero becomes zero. Previous schoars had used various symbols as placeholders to show the lack of a number or digit. Brahmagupta was the first to treat zero as a number in its own right, something that could be used in calculations along with other numbers. In doing so, he extended the rules of arithmetic from the natural numbers to what we now call the integers, including zero and negative numbers. Here’s more rules from the Brahmasphutasiddhanta:    A debt minus zero is a debt.    A fortune minus zero is a fortune.    Zero minus zero is a zero.    A debt subtracted from zero is a fortune.    A fortune subtracted from zero is a debt.    The product of zero multiplied by a debt or fortune is zero.    The product of zero multipliedby zero is zero.    The product or quotient of two fortunes is one fortune.    The product or quotient of two debts is one fortune.    The product or quotient of a debt and a fortune is a debt.    The product or quotient of a fortune and a debt is a debt.(“Fortune” and “Debt” were Brahmagupta’s quite descriptive terms for what we’d now call positive and negative numbers.)This is one of those ideas that’s so simple that, from our vantage point centuries later, it’s hard to imagine anyone not understanding it, but people had been struggling along without zero for centuries. It must have taken a stroke of genius to realize that “nothing” is something!But he didn’t stop with negative numbers! The Brahmasphutasiddhanta also contains methods for:- Finding square roots, using an algorithm that Newton would rediscover centuries later!- Solving quadratic equations!- Trigonometry, including tables of sines and cosines!- Summing series of squares and cubes- Finding the area of cyclic quadrilateralsHis work holds up extremely well today. His approximation of Pi was correct to within a few hundredths. About the only place where modern mathematicians would disagree with Brahmagupta is his statement that 0 divided by 0 is 0, where today we leave division by zero undefined.Sources:http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Brahmagupta.htmlhttp://www.famous-mathematicians.com/brahmagupta/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmagupta

    jonomancer:

    Brahmagupta, Indian mathematician (598 - 670), known as the “inventor of zero”. Picture from findinsideindia.com.

    Brahmagupta was head of the astronomical observatory at Ujjain, a holy city in the Malwa region of central India. (Ujjain has been a center of learning since ancient times, and is known in Hindu tradition as the place where Krishna went to receive his education. The observatory of Ujjain was considered the prime meridian, as Greenwich England is today, making it the baseline for all astronomical observations.)

    From his observations he deduced that the moon is closer to the earth than the sun is, and that the earth and heavenly bodies are all spheres. His calculation of the length of the solar year is accurate to within about half an hour! But Brahmagupta is best known for his mathematical writings, and especially for developing the concept of zero as a number.

    In his great work Brahmasphutasiddhanta (“The Opening of the Universe”), Brahmagupta wrote:

        When zero is added to a number or subtracted from a number, the number remains unchanged; and a number multiplied by zero becomes zero.

    Previous schoars had used various symbols as placeholders to show the lack of a number or digit. Brahmagupta was the first to treat zero as a number in its own right, something that could be used in calculations along with other numbers. In doing so, he extended the rules of arithmetic from the natural numbers to what we now call the integers, including zero and negative numbers. Here’s more rules from the Brahmasphutasiddhanta:

        A debt minus zero is a debt.
        A fortune minus zero is a fortune.
        Zero minus zero is a zero.
        A debt subtracted from zero is a fortune.
        A fortune subtracted from zero is a debt.
        The product of zero multiplied by a debt or fortune is zero.
        The product of zero multipliedby zero is zero.
        The product or quotient of two fortunes is one fortune.
        The product or quotient of two debts is one fortune.
        The product or quotient of a debt and a fortune is a debt.
        The product or quotient of a fortune and a debt is a debt.

    (“Fortune” and “Debt” were Brahmagupta’s quite descriptive terms for what we’d now call positive and negative numbers.)

    This is one of those ideas that’s so simple that, from our vantage point centuries later, it’s hard to imagine anyone not understanding it, but people had been struggling along without zero for centuries. It must have taken a stroke of genius to realize that “nothing” is something!

    But he didn’t stop with negative numbers! The Brahmasphutasiddhanta also contains methods for:

    - Finding square roots, using an algorithm that Newton would rediscover centuries later!
    - Solving quadratic equations!
    - Trigonometry, including tables of sines and cosines!
    - Summing series of squares and cubes
    - Finding the area of cyclic quadrilaterals

    His work holds up extremely well today. His approximation of Pi was correct to within a few hundredths. About the only place where modern mathematicians would disagree with Brahmagupta is his statement that 0 divided by 0 is 0, where today we leave division by zero undefined.

    Sources:
    http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Brahmagupta.html
    http://www.famous-mathematicians.com/brahmagupta/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmagupta

     
  14. chr1stastic:

    magnus-thegreat-redundancy:

    I believe that every american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom

    Bravo!

     
  15. 20:57

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