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RT @friscoangelboi: Twenty-Two! Twenty-two a DAY. Twenty-Two Veterans take their own lives. Their war is not over. They need & deserve our support. #VeteransDay
RT @sfslim: “Let us remember and celebrate Peace this Armistice Day and not blindly glorify the machines, methods, and makers of War.” - @novysan
RT @Sherman_Alexie: Ted Cruz just called Net Neutrality "Obamacare for the Internet." That means Net Neutrality is absolutely vital.
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RT @ChiCopWatch: We have our #UN badges!! We can officially get into the #UNCAT sessions! 🙌#WCGtoUN @USHRN
RT @jr_carpenter: Happy 100th birthday to sliver screen star Hedy Lamarr, co-inventor of the tech behind wi-fi
RT @demandprogress: Today, on his birthday, we honor Aaron Swartz's vision for a world in which ordinary people can positively impact the political process.
RT @gzornick: Sen. Bernie Sanders will file legislation today to make Election Day a national holiday, citing extremely low turnout on Tuesday.
The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall : Parallels : NPR via @delicious
The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall : Parallels : NPR -
To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall. It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West. "I didn't open the wall. The people who stood here, they did it," says the 71-year-old with a booming voice who was an East German lieutenant colonel in charge of passport control at Bornholmer Street. "Their will was so great, there was no other alternative but to open the border." Those people had come to his crossing at Bornholmer Street after hearing Politburo member Guenther Schabowski say — mistakenly, as it turns out — at an evening news conference on Nov. 9, 1989, that East Germans would be allowed to cross into West Germany, effective immediately. - bouncinglime
RT @SwiftOnSecurity: The Grugq Center For Criminals Who Can't OpSec Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Security Stuff Good Too
The legacy of | The Kernel -
A Salon story from 2001 explored the weird world of Rotten five years into existence. Writer Janelle Brown spoke with “Soylent,” the alleged proprietor of the site who, at the time, was described as a 34-year-old programmer. He explained that “[t]o censor this site, it is necessary to censor medical texts, history texts, evidence rooms, courtrooms, art museums, libraries, and other sources of information vital to functioning of free society.” He added: “Horrors are sprinkled throughout life, and I see no problem with concentrating them. If you want, we could go down to the bookstores and find pictures of cadavers for you—it’s very easy. It’s not possible to write a law to make it impossible to display that stuff, even for minors. It’s too much of a slippery slope to take.” - bouncinglime
Rebecca Solnit: Men Explain Things to Me - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics via @delicious
Rebecca Solnit: Men Explain Things to Me - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics -
The battle with Men Who Explain Things has trampled down many women–of my generation, of the up-and-coming generation we need so badly, here and in Pakistan and Bolivia and Java, not to speak of the countless women who came before me and were not allowed into the laboratory, or the library, or the conversation, or the revolution, or even the category called human. - bouncinglime
RT @nevesytrof: Oh my god. This is how Jupiter shields the inner planets from the asteroid belt.
This Foot-Long Box Is the Most Advanced Particle Collider in the World | Motherboard via @delicious
This Foot-Long Box Is the Most Advanced Particle Collider in the World | Motherboard -
[T]he foot-long collider in Menlo Park isn't looking for the Higgs Boson or performing any of the important work that CERN has been doing. The Large Hadron Collider is still certainly the most useful particle collider, but this one is probably going to be the technology that fuels the next generation of supercolliders. It's a proof-of-concept that shows that to build next generation particle colliders, we don't necessarily need gigantic underground tunnels. In a traditional particle collider, beams of electrons are launched down a large vacuum tube using electromagnetic fields. In doing so, lots of energy is needed to constantly accelerate the electrons, which is why the tubes themselves are often so massive. But by filling the tube with plasma (in this case, using a specialized oven created by researchers at UCLA), energy can be passed from one electron bunch (the drive bunch) back to ones behind it (the trailing bunch). Each time you do this, the trailing electrons get faster. - bouncinglime
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RT @zaibatsu: Global Warming Denier Will Head Committee Dealing With Global Warming➡️ #GOPsenate #Science
Attn East Bay : look west NOW. Also, everyone, check out the moon rising. #fabulousskyalert
RT @Tomprice: Everybody: fall back behind I-5, have a single pour coffee & man your kale cannons--red is Rep, blue is Dem.
RT @TransForm_Alert: Do you travel to & from Montgomery or Embarcedaro @SFBART stations? #BART wants your opinion on station improvement!
Thrush's song fits human musical scales - life - 04 November 2014 - New Scientist -
Once described as the finest sound in nature, the song of the North American hermit thrush has long captivated the human ear. For centuries, birdwatchers have compared it to human music – and it turns out they were on to something. The bird's song is beautifully described by the same maths that underlies human harmonies. To our ears, two notes usually sound harmonious together if they follow a set mathematical relationship. An octave is a doubling of frequencies. Tripling the frequency of sound produces a perfect fifth, quadrupling is yet another octave, and quintupling produces a perfect third. These relationships define the most common major chords – the ones that, across human cultures, we tend to find most pleasant to listen to. Early studies sought to determine whether these mathematical relationships also governed the notes in bird song. Studies in the white-throated sparrow and the northern nightingale-wren failed to find the same musical intervals as those used in human music - bouncinglime
Blow the bloody doors off! The 10-year-old girls hacking apart cars for art | Art and design | The Guardian -
She may describe herself as a “terrible mechanic” and her process as “a series of failures,” but Rončević comes alive when talking me through the brain, heart and lungs (or the “suck, squeeze, bang, blow” as it’s commonly known) of this battered old Japanese car. “There’s always a nerdy girl who wants to take some little complicated thing like a carburettor apart for hours,” says Rončević. “And then there’s the savage girl who just wants to rip the doors off. I’m jumping around like a frog on the bonnet and there’s this sweet pain of wrenching at bolts and pulling at levers. I like that kids are playful and happy with the work – they haven’t yet absorbed those gender roles.” To deconstruct a car, even with an army of knee-high helpers, is a physically demanding undertaking. “You reach a certain part in deconstruction when it looks like you can’t do anymore without a jack, or huge grinder; that you’ve reached the limit of what you can do with your bare hands,” says Rončević. - bouncinglime
RT @Spacekatgal: Police investigating 4chan link to murdered woman. Gamergate, tell me again how my life isn't in danger.
Thrush's song fits human musical scales - life - 04 November 2014 - New Scientist via @delicious
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