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Kol Tregaskes
Steven, you're already on my list... eh in my circle. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Just added you to my circles. - Friar Will
Clicking the link above in mobile safari for iPad redirects me to - Chuck Kahn
Thanks Will-burr. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Already on my list. :-) What do you think of it? I'm really liking it. - Kol Tregaskes
Seems exactly like Facebook. Not terribly exciting. - Vezquex
The big difference between Facebook and Google+ (that I can see from a very quick look) is that you can share to certain groups of friends instead of ALL of them. And that you can create many groups. The Sparks feature looks very interesting and I really do like the UI. - Kol Tregaskes
@Kol, sharing with specific groups of friends possible with Facebook. You can list your friends and then hide a post from lists or show it only to those lists. - batuhan icoz
Sounds long-winded? Either way I prefer Google+ over Facebook (a lot more) but I'm not sure it's as good as FriendFeed. Saying that I think it's only time I'll move to Google+. Like I say a lot on here, it's all down to the people and I see a LOT of FriendFeeders over there there already. The features are important too (though secondary) and I hear the Google dev team are adding new things all the time. - Kol Tregaskes
there's a way to invite people actually... - Alb. [CHIUSO]
Alb, there appears to be many sites posting workarounds but every time Google plugs the hole. What way have you found that works? - Kol Tregaskes
i was invited in with a message sent from within g+ to my gmail account. - Alb. [CHIUSO]
Yes. From g+, you can share a message with a single gmail account and this gives him/her access. Sometimes, it doesn't arrive immediately, - PaperDoll
/getalife - LANjackal
I don't have one yet. I'm lost at the trailing edge of technology. - Nick B.
You've been able to create groups of Facebook friends to selectively share for a while. They just don't make it intuitive to use. (edit - I see Batuhan already said this). It's under Friends -> Create a list. - Nick B.
Nick, ah. Never used it. Google+ makes it a doddle. - Kol Tregaskes
@Kol, check out :) - batuhan icoz
Batuhan, yeah I've seen that. It took FB that long and Google+ to appear to get them to make that. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Looks like I already have you in my circles, Bryan. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol yes indeed. How do you like Google+ so far? - BRҰANSAҰS
Bryan, it's amazing service. Not been this excited about a new service since, well FriendFeed. :-) About about yourself? - Kol Tregaskes
luv it how they all talk about google+ , but on FF - hey take you g+ talk into your G-spot.. I mean G-cricle and talk away - Peter Dawson
Kol, I'm luving it so far. Can't wait till its out of invite only. - BRҰANSAҰS
Me too. - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks all! - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks Ryan. - Kol Tregaskes
Still no invite! :( - Son of Groucho
Boo, Google are slow with new invites atm. - Kol Tregaskes
I'm exhausted, now. Just went through and checked all of the profiles listed so far; adding any I was missing to my FFers circle over there. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Me too. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I think I have you all in one or more of my circles now. - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks Steve. - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks guys. - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you you two. - Kol Tregaskes
I know we're connected already: ;) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Was Fossil Huntress now Heidi Henderson - Fossil Huntress
Mary Baum. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Zulema, yes we are. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Heidi, Mary, perhaps post your URLs here? - Kol Tregaskes
If you are after an invite then get over to here: - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks Justin. - Kol Tregaskes
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
I don't hide the fact that Google+ is my favourite social network after FriendFeed. I really, really hope you try Google+. It's improved a lot since it first launched and the Communities are just like FriendFeed Rooms. - Kol Tregaskes
I would suggest this is the best place for FFers: - Kol Tregaskes
This is after all the All Things Google group and Google+ is a Google product. Not sure why there is so much reluctance to use Google+ - Michael Norris
Kol Tregaskes
If you click on Edit you can add yourself too. Original created by Mark Krynsky: #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
I can not edit? :( - Matt Ruiz
I see ThenWang:) - K.D.
Matt, do you have a Edit button at the top-left of the page? - Kol Tregaskes
Very Cool! Just added myself! - TheHenry
i add myself too. - Semih Masat™
If you don't see an "Edit" button, you have to log in and add it to your own maps first. - John (bird whisperer)
To add your picture instead the default blue marker, you have to click on the blue marker at the top-right, click on "add an icon" link and type the url of your avatar - Roberto
I thought there were a lot more FFers in LA than is shown on that map. - Spidra Webster
FYI.. your picture can be: - Tim Hoeck
Thanks for that, Roberto. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I see I'm not the only one accidentally editing the title. Today I learned how to make a custom icon for Google Maps :) - Nick B.
I did that as well, I think :) - Tim Hoeck
Nick, I've edited the title and description, don't touch. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
done - RAPatton
i can't do it....every time I try, I edit the title... - laetSgo
Yay! Scott and I are on it now. :-) - Ordinarybug Heather
Cool! - Kol Tregaskes
D'oh! It wasn't showing me, so I kept adding. I ended up with three markers after I logged out and back in! - LB needs a break.
Oops. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
This is pretty cool.. We need more scandinavian FFeeders though :) - Anton
Anton, perhaps post something here: and copy in: - Kol Tregaskes
I'm on! (and sadly, the only one in Calgary - nice to see a few in Red Deer, though) - Nathalie
I added it, but the photo looks rather large. Just used the url of my profile pic. Very cool! thanks for setting this up! SF, CA - Liza + = ?
K, I'm on there. - David Cook
Added myself. :) - Jonathan Hardesty
Adding myself now. - Evan Travers
Added! :) - AJ Batac
Finish & Finito - Something Like that Just Added my Name to the List - Raymond Marr aka Knatchwa
hmm, it works - A. T.
Nice job... Way to go Kol! - Mitchell Tsai
Just added myself, nice idea. - ialla
Probably being a bit thick here. Can add placemark, but how do I get it to appear in the list at the side with a link to it? - Son of Groucho
if you've added a placemark, then it is on the list - at the bottom of the last page. - Joel from IM
I find the UI horribly confusing. No idea how to add. - Stephen Mack
added :) - Mert Alemdar
Okay, surely I'm not the only one from Hawaii? - Ryan - @magicofpi
Cool! - mingqing
This is a cool service! Search Feature is too gud. - eva
Thanks for adding yourselves. Mitchell, it's actually Mark Krynsky's map: - Kol Tregaskes
Note everyone, we can add this as a layer for Google Latitude/Maps on our mobiles. - Kol Tregaskes
Why my changes are lost after saving and refreshing the map? I just click edit, saved and done: where's my mistake? - Roberto
added - Thomas Power
added myself =) - Seyhan
Roberto, so you click on Edit, add your marker, hit Save then Done? - Kol Tregaskes
Just added myself to the map. The Google placemark positioning tool sucks, too. - Tyson Key
@Kol Yes, my name appear in the list, but the marker is missing in the map (tried with and without the avatar). - Roberto from fftogo
anyone finding difficulty to add yourselves on the map? on the map-this will bring you to google map site have to sign in your google account to get the edit button on the map 3.then click on the edit button and add yourselves on the map. cheers. - Hamid Mat sain MD
Added. Antananarivo, Madagascar - Thierry R. Andriamirado
hey, i'm feeling alone i my north of quebec ;) - BotchChiKii
Added myself with little icon. I am so proud! - Son of Groucho
added my self also - Demetrios the Traveller
Cool! - Kol Tregaskes
Here be I, woo. - Tsali - A dude man
Thanks, Patrick! - Roberto
Added - Michael Fidler
Done - M F
Excellent Presentation! - Naseem Ahmed
I'm in! :D - CannonGod
just added myself - Bill Rawlinson
Added :) - Sergey Juchkov
wow - Ahmet Soyata
Whoa, great job reviving this project Kol. Awesome to see all the new users! - Mark Krynsky
No worries, Mark. Thanks for the map. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Quite surprising how many of the US states are empty. The word has yet to spread inland. - Nick B.
Added. Hope to see more North Carolina markers added. Surely I'm not the only one? - cdogzilla | downgraded
added myself too... :o) - Rob Sellen :o)
The map! I'm on there! :-) - Absentee
it starts to load and i can see an edit button, but before even clicking it another old custom map of mine comes up instead o_O - Mike Chelen
Added my pin :) - Simon Wicks
I forgot I was on this! - Martin Bryant
Somehow I managed to not be on this, fixed now! - Glenn Slaven
I added myself, plus I got to learn how to make a custom icon for Google Maps. - DGentry
Cool. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I'm in! - metalerik
Cool! - Kol Tregaskes
Any more for the map? :-) - Kol Tregaskes
anyone can find me from now on right ;) - Burçak Çubukçu
Cool! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I had temporarily, accidentally "hijacked" the's fixed now... - Ciro Villa
Added! - Simon Curran
Can't believe I'm the only one in Belgium ... - Morgaine LeFaye
Wow, this still works. Why not add yourself. - Kol Tregaskes
hi, sashti! ..... ^o^ - keiko-san
awesome - Shut The Fuck Up
..... ^_^ - keiko-san
great :) - Shut The Fuck Up
:))) - keiko-san
cmon lets go keiko - Shut The Fuck Up
hi! .... ^o^ - keiko-san
nice! - keiko-san
beautiful! - keiko-san
che bella! - keiko-san
世界には色々な絶景がありますね・・・。 - keiko-san
لایک برا کامنت جناب وکیل :))) - پریســــــا
ببخشید خانم کیکو سان این اسمتون ادم رو یاد کیک و ساندیس میندازه ، البته فک نمیکنم در سرزمین شما ازین خبرا باشه - messia
خب آره دیگه ابجی جونمی! سوراخ به این بزرگی تشبیه به این زیبایی چرا لایک نزنم؟:))) - پریســــــا
ها به خانوم معلم چیزی نگید خیلی هم خانوم باجمالاتیه حق استادی داره گردنمون - پریســــــا
این پریسا هم نشسته از زنها دفاع کنه ، والا : دی - messia
نه جدی میگم ! آخه یه زمان بهمون زبون ژاپنی یاد میداد! بعدم بله بله من ازدوستام دفاع میکنم بشدت :دی - پریســــــا
حالا خودمم ی چیزی به جاپونی بلدم ولی روم نمیشه بگم : دی - messia
از دخترا : یی - messia
زیر فید این بنده خدا اتراق کردید که چی؟! :)))) - همصدا
الان این حس رو داریم که توژاپنیم ، حس خوبیه : دی - messia
خوش که می گذره مرجان، فکر نمی کنی فردا که این کیکو-سان بیاد، چقدر کنجکاو میشه بدونهه ماها اینجا چی نوشتیم؟! :)) گناه داره خوب! :دی - همصدا
...... (>o<); - keiko-san
#OOOOOO - ‫ ‫ ✔٣ناتور - ووووزلا
پرسپولیس قهرمان....امسال و تو لیگ بمان - N'est-ce pas - SaSha
شخم :دی - ووووزلا
شخم :دی - ووووزلا
شخم ميخوره هنوز؟! :دى - ‏‏‫ ☀وكيل الرعايا☀ from iPhone
The contact lens that could save millions from blindness -
The contact lens that could save millions from blindness
The lens features a thin polymer film of latanoprost, the most common drug used to treat glaucoma. For the first time, scientists were able to ensure a consistent transfer of medicine to the aqueous humour of the eye - the fluid surrounding the eyeball. - Halil from Bookmarklet
Could this be used to administer ant-inflammatory steroids as well or would that be too risky? - Halil
"Storytelling has been around as long as language has existed. We love to tell stories and we love to share stories. The most popular stories appeal to people the world over, regardless of culture, age or language. Let's take a look at the data on some of the most popular books the world has ever seen." - Amira from Bookmarklet
Terry Freeman
“The present is the instant in which the future crumbles into the past.” — Jorge Luis Borges, paraphrased by Susan Sontag
“Like the bird the poet of this lyric sings twice over so as to recapture the first moment, to bind his day together, to redeem the past from its pastness, to put futurity into the present." -- Robert Browning - Amira
Can crumble being a creature of time be an instant? - Todd Hoff
the picture on the right just gave me an idea for a drawing, so thanks twice for sharing :) - Logan Melzer
Artistically tasteful...yes? :P - Lit
No prob...#Lits_music - Lit
E. O. Wilson on human evolution, altruism and a ‘new Enlightenment’ [updated] -
E. O. Wilson on human evolution, altruism and a ‘new Enlightenment’ [updated]
"Right now we’re living in what Carl Sagan correctly termed a demon-haunted world. We have created a Star Wars civilization but we have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and godlike technology. That’s dangerous. (…) Constant turmoil occurs in modern human societies and what I’m suggesting is that turmoil is endemic in the way human advanced social behavior originated in the first place. It’s by group selection that occurred favoring altruism versus individual level selection, which by and large, not exclusively, favor individual and selfish behavior. We’re hung in the balance. We’ll never reach either one extreme or the other. (...) I’ve also felt very strongly that we needed a much better understanding of who we are and where we came from. We need answers to those questions in order to get our bearings toward a successful long-term future, that means a future for ourselves, our species and for the rest of life. (...) We have a kind of resistance toward honest... more... - Amira from Bookmarklet
“There was this American physiologist who was asked if Mary’s bodily ascent from Earth to Heaven was possible. He said,“I wasn’t there; therefore, I’m not positive that it happened or didn’t happen; but of one thing I’m certain: She passed out at 10,000 meters.” - Amira
Zaru-soba ざるそば......... :
do you like ? - keiko-san
do you know? - keiko-san
Wineglass Bay : Tasmania, Australia :
タスマニアにこんな素敵なところがあるなんて・・・・知らなかったァ! - keiko-san
nice place - keiko-san
cool - keiko-san
nice! ..... ^o^ - keiko-san
?? - keiko-san
The Only Known Recording of Sigmund Freud's Voice (1938) -
The Only Known Recording of Sigmund Freud's Voice (1938)
"On December 7, 1938, a BBC radio crew visited Sigmund Freud at his new home at Hampstead, North London. Freud had moved to England only a few months earlier to escape the Nazi annexation of Austria. He was 81 years old and suffering from incurable jaw cancer. Every word was an agony to speak. Less then a year later, when the pain became unbearable, Freud asked his doctor to administer a lethal dose of morphine. The BBC recording is the only known audio recording of Freud." - Amira from Bookmarklet
In heavily accented English, he says: "I started my professional activity as a neurologist trying to bring relief to my neurotic patients. Under the influence of an older friend and by my own efforts, I discovered some important new facts about the unconscious in psychic life, the role of instinctual urges, and so on. Out of these findings grew a new science, psychoanalysis, a part of... more... - Amira
"These planets are unlike anything in our solar system. They have endless oceans." Astronomers have found planets covered by global ocean with no land in sight -
"These planets are unlike anything in our solar system. They have endless oceans." Astronomers have found planets covered by global ocean with no land in sight
"Astronomers have found a planetary system orbiting the star Kepler-62. This five-planet system has two worlds in the habitable zone — the distance from their star at which they receive enough light and warmth for liquid water to theoretically exist on their surfaces. (...) Kepler-62e is 60 percent larger than Earth, while Kepler-62f is about 40 percent larger, making both of them “super-Earths.” They are too small for their masses to be measured, but astronomers expect them to be composed of rock and water, without a significant gaseous envelope. As the warmer of the two worlds, Kepler-62e would have a bit more clouds than Earth, according to computer models. More distant Kepler-62f would need the greenhouse effect from plenty of carbon dioxide to warm it enough to host an ocean. Otherwise, it might become an ice-covered snowball. “Kepler-62e probably has a very cloudy sky and is warm and humid all the way to the polar regions. Kepler-62f would be cooler, but still potentially life-friendly,” said Harvard astronomer and co-author Dimitar Sasselov." - Amira from Bookmarklet
See also "The Songs of Distant Earth" - Arthur C. Clarke's science fiction novel which takes place almost entirely on the faraway oceanic planet of Thalassa. :-) - Amira
Thank you, @Amira!! :) - Harold Cabezas
Science and a New Kind of Prediction: An Interview with Stephen Wolfram 'I think Computation is destined to be the defining idea of our future.' -
Science and a New Kind of Prediction: An Interview with Stephen Wolfram 'I think Computation is destined to be the defining idea of our future.'
“Better living through data? When a pioneer of data collection and organization turned his analytical tools on himself, he revealed the complexity of automating human judgment and the difficulty of predicting just what is predictable. (...) The question is, what’s the space with all possible models that you can imagine using? A good way to describe that space is to think about computer programs. (...) I’ve discovered that very simple programs can serve as remarkably accurate models for lots of things that happen in nature. In natural science, that gives us a vastly better pool of possible models to use than we had from just math. We then see that these may be good models for how nature works. They tell us something about how nature is so easily able to make all this complicated stuff that would be very hard for us to make if we just imagined that nature worked according to math. Now we realize that there’s a whole different kind of engineering that we can do, and we can look at all of these possible simple programs and use those to create our engineering systems." - Amira from Bookmarklet
"This is different from the traditional approach. (...) As we accumulate more data, there will certainly be patterns that can be seen, and things that one can readily see that are predictable. You can expect to have a dashboard—with certain constraints—showing how things are likely to evolve for you. You then get to make decisions: Should I do this? Should I do that? But some part of... more... - Amira
Can They Patent Your Genes? According to researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in the US, patents now cover some 40% of the human genome
"[Thomas] Jefferson’s language emphasized the requirement of newness, or novelty, and bespoke the necessity of an inventive step. It also implied that products made by nature, which were held to belong to everyone, were not to be removed from common possession. Thus products of nature such as the naturally occurring elements in the periodic table or the creatures of the earth, being neither new in the world nor made by man, were taken to be ineligible for patents. So, tacitly, were laws of nature, natural manifestations, abstract ideas, and thought. (...) Judge Moore did acknowledge that Myriad’s patents “raise substantial moral and ethical issues” about the allowance of property rights in “human DNA—the very thing that makes us humans, and not chimpanzees,” and she allowed that BRCA DNA “might well deserve to be excluded from the patent system.” But she considered such a “dramatic” destruction of property rights properly the province of Congress, not the courts. Against this strict... more... - Amira
"A famous example cited in numerous briefs in the current appeal involved Dr. Jonas Salk's development and invention of the polio oral vaccine in 1952. When his life-saving treatment was announced, he said the people would "own" the vaccine, adding "Could you patent the sun?" -- // A ruling from the court is expected in June. // See also: Biological patent, Wiki - Amira
Photographer’s girlfriend leads him around the world
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"Murad Osmann and his girlfriend like to travel. And, when they do, they document their journeys in incredible style. (...) The project started during a vacation to Barcelona in 2011. Zakharova became annoyed that Osmann was so occupied with his camera and started pulling him by the hand… but it didn’t stop Osmann from snagging a shot. That shot would spark a project that has now spanned over a year and many different locations. Regarding the look of the images: Osmann snaps the photos with his iPhone or DSLR, adds various effects to them using Camera+, and then uploads them to Instagram. He’s based in Moscow, but it’s his job that has taken Osmann around the world." More: - Amira
Philosophers and the age of their influential contributions (diagram) -
Philosophers and the age of their influential contributions (diagram)
Yay! there's still time... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Cat with Sakura ..... Ueno Park, Tokyo
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This cat is very famous in this park - keiko-san
very nice shot - Dr.RoHo
thank you! ..... ^o^ - keiko-san
cute! ...... ^_^ - keiko-san
...... ^_^ - keiko-san
大勢の人が写真を撮っているにもかかわらず、マイペースな猫・・・寝てるぅ~! - keiko-san
why is this cat famous ? - Peter Dawson
because this cat on top of the cherry trees are the same every year. - keiko-san
上野公園の名物猫ちゃんです - keiko-san
sleep well ..... ^_^ - keiko-san
'You don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it' | NASA Lunar Science Institute
"Consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you.” The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato. The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum." - Amira
Daniel C. Dennett on an attempt to understand the mind; autonomic neurons, culture and computational architecture (tnx Adriano) -
Daniel C. Dennett on an attempt to understand the mind; autonomic neurons, culture and computational architecture (tnx Adriano)
"We’re beginning to come to grips with the idea that your brain is not this well-organized hierarchical control system where everything is in order, a very dramatic vision of bureaucracy. In fact, it’s much more like anarchy with some elements of democracy. Sometimes you can achieve stability and mutual aid and a sort of calm united front, and then everything is hunky-dory, but then it’s always possible for things to get out of whack and for one alliance or another to gain control, and then you get obsessions and delusions and so forth. You begin to think about the normal well-tempered mind, in effect, the well-organized mind, as an achievement, not as the base state. (...) You’re going to have a parallel architecture because, after all, the brain is obviously massively parallel. It’s going to be a connectionist network. (...)" - Amira from Bookmarklet
"[Y]ou begin to realize that control in brains is very different from control in computers. (...) Each neuron is imprisoned in your brain. I now think of these as cells within cells, as cells within prison cells. Realize that every neuron in your brain, every human cell in your body (leaving aside all the symbionts), is a direct descendent of eukaryotic cells that lived and fended for... more... - Amira
"As soon as that happens, you have room for cooperation to create alliances, and I suspect that a more free-wheeling, anarchic organization is the secret of our greater capacities of creativity, imagination, thinking outside the box and all that, and the price we pay for it is our susceptibility to obsessions, mental illnesses, delusions and smaller problems. We got risky brains that... more... - Amira
There's an interesting parallel to sickness in the body coming from this barely controlled conglomeration of cells to the failure modes we see in large organizations of people. The strength and power of organizations inherently carry their own destruction. - Todd Hoff
[Updated] Daniel Dennett: “Natural selection is not gene centrist and nor is biology all about genes, our comprehending minds are a result of our fast evolving culture. Words are memes that can be spoken and words are the best example of memes. Words have a genealogy and it’s easier to trace the evolution of a single word than the evolution of a language.” (…) I don’t like theory of... more... - Amira
Bernard Williams: “The generic human need to make and listen to music, for instance, might be explained at the level of evolutionary psychology, but the emergence of the classical symphony certainly cannot. In fact, the insistence on finding explanations of cultural difference in terms of biological evolution exactly misses the point of the great evolutionary innovation represented by... more... - Amira
Google : Nicolaus Copernicus 540th Anniversary
Jessica Doyle
Organic oatmeal, cane sugar, cinnamon, kiwi and milk for lunch.
Buon appetito! ........... :
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Mi piace molto affettati misti ........ buonissimiiiiiiii ....... ^o^ - keiko-san
Uh, che fame! - Chiarәtta
siiiiiii ........ ^_^ - keiko-san
美味しそう~! - keiko-san
just fit ......^o^ - keiko-san
:) - keiko-san
ぴったんこ! - keiko-san
Seeing double: what China's copycat culture means for architecture | Guardian -
Seeing double: what China's copycat culture means for architecture | Guardian
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"An alpine town, the Eiffel Tower, the whole Manhattan skyline… China is replicating the world's architectural gems. (...) The issue of China and its attitude to intellectual property rights has now been reignited, following claims that a project in Beijing by Zaha Hadid is ­being replicated by "pirate ­architects" in Chongqing, the megacity in the south. It could even be finished ­before the original is completed next year. The British architect's globular ­complex of pebble-shaped towers – an office and retail development called Wangjing Soho – is itself something of a copy of her recently completed Galaxy Soho, also in Beijing, and both projects are in keeping with the city's new vernacular of bulbous UFOs, kicked off in 2007 by Paul Andreu's ­National Grand Theatre. (...) It also launched an advertising slogan in response to the furore: "Never meant to copy, only want to surpass." - Amira from Bookmarklet
"In many copycat cases, though, the architects are either long gone or ­impossible to name. In ­Tianducheng, near Shanghai, a 108m-high Eiffel Tower rises above Champs Elysées Square; while in Chengdu, to the south-west, a residential complex for 200,000 recreates Britain's Dorchester. The ­attention to detail can be ­astonishing: a ­doppelganger Queen's Guard ­patrols Shanghai's Thames... more... - Amira
See also: China spends $940 million to clone one of Austria's most picturesque villages - Amira
The geometry of music. The Neo-Riemannian theory, which is a topic in music theory that gives some insight into progressions of major and minor triad chords
"A group in mathematics is an object that measures symmetry in the same way that a number measures quantity, groups can be used to cast light on Neo-Riemannian theory" More: // "The red lines connect notes that are a major third apart. The green lines connect notes that are a minor third apart. The blue lines connect notes that are a perfect fifth apart. Each triangle is a chord with three notes, called a triad. These are the most basic chords in Western music. There are two kinds: A major triad sounds happy. The major triads are the triangles whose edges go red-green-blue as you go around clockwise. A minor triad sounds sad. The minor triads are the triangles whose edges go green-red-blue as you go around clockwise. This pattern is called a tone net, and this one was created by David W. Bulger." - Amira
Tokyo Sky Tree 2013
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昨日はめちゃ風が強かったし寒かったぁ~! - keiko-san
こうして見上げるとやっぱり高いよねぇ~。 - keiko-san
私の住む所からは毎日あべのハルカスを臨んでいます。来年春完成の日本一高い超高層ビルです。 - Ami Iida
新たに引っ越されたところですか? - keiko-san
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Universality: In 'Mysterious' Pattern, Math and Nature Converge -
Universality: In 'Mysterious' Pattern, Math and Nature Converge
Universality: In 'Mysterious' Pattern, Math and Nature Converge
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"Scientists now believe the widespread phenomenon, known as “universality,” stems from an underlying connection to mathematics, and it is helping them to model complex systems from the internet to Earth’s climate. (…) Each of these systems has a spectrum — a sequence like a bar code representing data such as energy levels, zeta zeros, bus departure times or signal speeds. In all the spectra, the same distinctive pattern appears: The data seem haphazardly distributed, and yet neighboring lines repel one another, lending a degree of regularity to their spacing. This fine balance between chaos and order, which is defined by a precise formula, also appears in a purely mathematical setting: It defines the spacing between the eigenvalues, or solutions, of a vast matrix filled with random numbers. (…)" - Amira from Bookmarklet
"Universality is thought to arise when a system is very complex, consisting of many parts that strongly interact with each other to generate a spectrum. The pattern emerges in the spectrum of a random matrix, for example, because the matrix elements all enter into the calculation of that spectrum. But random matrices are merely “toy systems” that are of interest because they can be... more... - Amira
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