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25 Feb 23:50

jtotheizzoe: sci-universe: Technology at it’s cutest — The...



Technology at it’s cutest — The Bipedal Cycling Robot

In 2011, robot creator Masahiko Yamaguchi demonstrated a robot which can balance, steer and correct itself while riding a fixed-gear bike.

Full video with more information here.

Hipster-Bot 5000

oh, my, god. 

26 Feb 05:25


19 Feb 08:57

Too long; didn’t read pour vos man pages

by Korben

Opa, vou testar aqui, porque realmente fico com preguiça de ler o man de alguns comandos...

tldr est une application (un module npm plus exactement) qui permet d'obtenir des infos de type "man" sur une commande, mais uniquement des exemples clair et utiles dans la vie de tous les jours, sans tout le blabla technique (qui a aussi son utilité dans d'autres cas évidemment). C'est du spécial n00b pressé et c'est top !

Par exemple, si de manière classique vous faites un "man tar", vous obtenez ceci :

mantar Too long; didnt read pour vos man pages

Mais si vous utilisez à la place un "tldr tar", vous obtiendrez ceci :

screenshot11 Too long; didnt read pour vos man pages

Pour info, tldr est une abréviation connue d'Internet qui signifie "Too long; didn't read", soit "Trop long; pas lu".

Pour l'installer, vous devez avoir npm (Node Packaged Modules) et lancer la commande suivante :

npm install -g tldr

Plus d'infos ici

Cet article merveilleux et sans aucun égal intitulé : Too long; didn’t read pour vos man pages ; a été publié sur Korben, le seul site qui t'aime plus fort que tes parents.

16 Feb 20:54

Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

by samzenpus

Vez ou outra penso nessa possibilidade. De qualquer modo, espero que tenha experimentos que possam refutar ou provar isso, seria interessante!

Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Mathematician Edward Frenkel writes in the NYT that one fanciful possibility that explains why mathematics seems to permeate our universe is that we live in a computer simulation based on the laws of mathematics — not in what we commonly take to be the real world. According to this theory, some highly advanced computer programmer of the future has devised this simulation, and we are unknowingly part of it. Thus when we discover a mathematical truth, we are simply discovering aspects of the code that the programmer used. This may strike you as very unlikely writes Frenkel but physicists have been creating their own computer simulations of the forces of nature for years — on a tiny scale, the size of an atomic nucleus. They use a three-dimensional grid to model a little chunk of the universe; then they run the program to see what happens. 'Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom has argued that we are more likely to be in such a simulation than not,' writes Frenkel. 'If such simulations are possible in theory, he reasons, then eventually humans will create them — presumably many of them. If this is so, in time there will be many more simulated worlds than nonsimulated ones. Statistically speaking, therefore, we are more likely to be living in a simulated world than the real one.' The question now becomes is there any way to empirically test this hypothesis and the answer surprisingly is yes. In a recent paper, 'Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation,' the physicists Silas R. Beane, Zohreh Davoudi and Martin J. Savage outline a possible method for detecting that our world is actually a computer simulation (PDF). Savage and his colleagues assume that any future simulators would use some of the same techniques current scientists use to run simulations, with the same constraints. The future simulators, Savage indicated, would map their universe on a mathematical lattice or grid, consisting of points and lines. But computer simulations generate slight but distinctive anomalies — certain kinds of asymmetries and they suggest that a closer look at cosmic rays may reveal similar asymmetries. If so, this would indicate that we might — just might — ourselves be in someone else's computer simulation."

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16 Feb 17:57

lenaprado: Power Structure of Oppression


Power Structure of Oppression

14 Feb 18:47


by aishiterushit



OTLgamingDeviantART user Bunnelle has a vision for the future of gaming that doesn’t include HD graphics and surround sound, but instead features a bountiful harvest of 8bit goodness.

Or, she simply had the idea of taking modern day games and re-envisioning them in the style of classic Atari cartridge art. It’s definitely one of the two.

23 Jan 01:48

As someone who is quiet at school or anywhere else, this...

As someone who is quiet at school or anywhere else, this basically sums it up.

29 Jan 23:31

veeoneeye: cats r so ridiculous 


cats r so ridiculous 

21 Jan 20:35

This Game of Thrones In Feudal Japan Art Is All I Want In Life

I don't know who Seiji is or whether anything other than "it'd look cool" prompted them to illustrate Game of Thrones as if it took place in feudal Japan. I don't care. I just want more of these. I'm staring at my screen and drooling. (via: ForeverGeek)
20 Jan 05:00


'Automating' comes from the roots 'auto-' meaning 'self-', and 'mating', meaning 'screwing'.
20 Jan 20:00


by Gav


Timothy Ferriss is an author, entrepreneur, blogger and television host. He’s best known as the 4-Hour guru who helped pioneer the ‘lifestyle design’ movement. This quote is taken from Ferriss’ first book, The 4-Hour Workweek, which I read when I was in the middle of my career change and helped motivate me to eventually start this website. The book teaches people to rethink the outdated idea of working a 9-5 job and to use today’s technology to find the perfect work/life balance.

Ferriss recently debuted his new TV show, The Tim Ferriss Experiment, where he applies his life-hacking rules to a number of different disciplines.

I was fortunate enough to meet Tim and contribute some illustrations to his latest book, The 4-Hour Chef. Here’s a blog post I wrote about it with some behind-the-scenes sketches.

RELATED COMICS Chris Guillebeau: 11 Ways to be Average. Terence McKenna: Nature Loves Courage.

- Zen Pencils was named one of PCMag’s top 100 websites of 2013!
- Yay, it’s finally the first comic of 2014. It’s taken me longer than I had planned to update the site again, but I’m happy to say my holiday really energised me for the year to come and I’ve already got a couple months worth of ideas for comics that I can’t wait to start drawing. Thanks for your patience.

11 Jan 17:59

Kazakh Professor Claims Solution of Another Millennium Prize Problem

by Soulskill

Tô curiosa se isso vai se sustentar ou não...

An anonymous reader writes "Kazakh news site reports that Mukhtarbay Otelbaev, Director of the Eurasian Mathematical Institute of the Eurasian National University, is claiming to have found the solution to another Millennium Prize Problems. His paper, which is called 'Existence of a strong solution of the Navier-Stokes equations' and is freely available online (PDF in Russian), may present a solution to the fundamental partial differentials equations that describe the flow of incompressible fluids for which, until now, only a subset of specific solutions have been found. So far, only one of the seven Millennium problems was solved — the Poincaré conjecture, by Grigori Perelman in 2003. If Otelbaev's solution is confirmed, not only it might be the first time that the $1 million offered by the Clay Millennium Prize will find a home (Perelman refused the prize in 2010), but also engineering libraries will soon have to update their Fluid Mechanic books."

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16 Jan 00:46

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

by Christopher Jobson

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Just a cursory glance at a few storm photos by Mike Hollingshead and it’s clear this guy has probably seen it all, and probably put his life at risk to do so. The intrepid storm chaser has been enduring foul weather since the late 90s, clocking some 20,000 miles a year in his car as he stalks thunderstorms and other extreme weather occurrences waiting to capture the perfect shot. Hollingshead shares his story with Jakob Schiller over at Raw File, and you can see hundreds of his photos, many available for purchase as prints, over on his website. All images courtesy the artist. (via Raw File)

12 Dec 07:37

m1ssred: chemical reaction


chemical reaction

22 Dec 18:09

littlelimpstiff14u2: Antarctica from space Amazing.


Antarctica from space


23 Dec 04:34

wasbella102: :))

18 Dec 16:00

impostoralice: askfordoodles: smearedlipstick: ghdos: illran...


Whoa, não sabia disso!







Did a bunch of dogs breakup a fight between two cats? Am I seeing this right??

Having none of that shit today.

“Ay man, y’all chill the fuck out. Y’all fucking up the party.”


Pack animals like dogs don’t tolerate dissent in their group because it weakens the pack’s social structure… There are similar clips on youtube of them breaking up rabbit and rooster fights… They don’t care what species you are, they just want you to CUT THAT SHIT OUT.

They don’t differentiate species because dogs think everything else is just a weird dog. 

15 Dec 19:43

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11 Dec 19:55

20 Breathtaking Winter Landscapes That Will Give You the Chills, Literally

by admin


Winter has crashed down upon us and settled in for a long stay, but that does not mean nature’s beauty has faded away. As you can see in this series of winter landscape photographs, nature plays no favorites with beauty. She is just as cunning of an artist with ice and snow as she is with green grass. flowers, and trees. She paints the trees with a dusting of frost. She creates icy mirrors from the still lakes to reflect the beauty of her creations. She creates sculptures with her icicles and snow drifts. She intermixes snow covered trees and ground with open waters filled with wild geese. She floats snow through the nighttime air creating twinkling flakes reflecting lights. Nature’s elegance stretches through the seasons. We are thrilled that some photographer dare the cold to capture some of nature’s most dramatic scenes.

Photo above by EarthPix


Photo by Lake Baikal


Photo by Hideyuki Katagiri


Photo by Marcin Ryczek


Photo by Kent Shiraishi


Photo by Jan Machata


Photo by Dmitry Dubikovskiy


Photo by Norbert Maier


Photo by deep21

winter-landscapes-27 Photo by Friðþjófur M


Photo by Lars van der Goor



Photo by Thomas Zakowski


Photo by Edwin van Nuil


Photo by Evgeni Dinev



Photo by Mark Geistweite


Photo by Emmanuel Coupe


Photo by Peter From

winter-landscapes-5 Photo by oskarpall


09 Dec 09:00

139. BRENÉ BROWN: The Woman in the Arena

by Gav

139. BRENÉ BROWN: The Woman in the Arena

Brené Brown is a professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has dedicated her life to social work and studies vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame.

Her fantastic 2010 TEDxHouston talk, The Power of Vulnerabilty, is one of the most popular TED talks with over 12 million views and led to Brown giving the final speech at a 2012 TED conference. That speech, Listening to Shame, is where the above quotes are taken from. Turns out Brown and I both love the same Teddy Roosevelt Man in the Arena quote. It’s literally the second quote I ever adapted into a comic (although it was posted as number 8) and remains one of my favourite quotes. In her speech, Brown tells of how that quote helped her during a difficult time amidst her own failures and setbacks (around the 12min mark). The fact that she references a quote I’ve already adapted in her own inspirational quote gave me the chance to get meta again and give a nod to my long-time readers who would recognise the first part of the comic.

RELATED COMICS: The Man in the Arena, Nature Loves Courage, The Fig Tree, Ultimate Self-Help Book.

- Brené Brown’s official website.
- Thanks to Mike, Saquib and Cynthia for sending me the TED talks.

06 Dec 11:14

A volta ao mundo em 80 drinks

by Luciano Ribeiro

A gente pode até rejeitar ser conhecidos por rótulos, clichês e caricaturas, mas elas até que possuem uma função. Permitem que tenhamos referenciais fáceis, formas simples e acessíveis de conhecer culturas, países e até pessoas. Claro que eles sempre são negativos quando usados com a finalidade de discriminar, diminuir ou segregar, porém, se usados para reconhecer mais rapidamente alguma riqueza, pode ser até interessante.

Acho que foi o caso desse infográfico. A imagem foi feita pela Wine Investment e cataloga bebidas típicas – não necessariamente alcoólicas – de 80 países pelo globo. Temos desde a nossa caipirinha, passando por absinto, saquê, mate, Coca Cola e até algumas que possuem nomes impronunciáveis.

Dá pra passar  um tempo olhando os formatos dos copos e tentando identificar quais delas já se conhece.


Aqui eu separei alguns links contendo informações a respeito de cada uma delas. Infelizmente, nem todos me parecem confiáveis, em especial os links sobre bebidas da África – o que é uma pena.

Queria convidar vocês a me ajudarem a garimpar essas informações. Se encontrarem algum link com informações incorretas, me avisem e a gente vai montando um catálogo mais seguro.


27 Nov 01:07

no-puppy-eyes: The Skies of Skyrim ★


The Skies of Skyrim

23 Nov 18:10

Winter is coming

22 Nov 18:00

That is One Amazing Maneuver!

That is One Amazing Maneuver!

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Tagged: gif , hawks , flying , trees , pro , stunt
21 Nov 16:22

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by jensen
21 Nov 17:00

juliasegal: bigcatrescue: BIG cats love boxes too!



BIG cats love boxes too!

22 Nov 17:30

Intense gamma-ray burst spells doom—for our models of gamma-ray bursts

by John Timmer
A massive star goes boom, leaving behind a black hole and sending off a burst of gamma rays.

Back in April, orbiting observatories started picking up the first indications of a gamma-ray burst. By the time observations wrapped up, the event (GRB 130427A) produced the largest outpouring of photons of any yet detected, and it set a record for the highest energy photon we've seen from these events. And because it was unusually close to Earth, GRB 130427A provided a wealth of information about these extreme events—and told us that we don't really understand how they produce the gamma-rays that are their signature.

Yesterday's issue of Science contains four papers that describe the event, partly because it was unusually well-documented. The enormous stars that produce gamma-ray bursts were much more common in the early Universe and, as a result, most of them occur out at the edge of the observable Universe. But GRB 130427A is an exception; the Universe was already about 10 billion years old when it happened, meaning the supernova that produced the gamma rays occurred less than four billion light years from Earth. As a result, ground-based instruments that were directed to the right area of the sky by the orbiting instruments were quickly able to identify the supernova involved (SN 2013cq).

Meanwhile, the orbiting observatories like SWIFT and Fermi continued to track the event as it occurred. The data they gathered showed that GRB 130427A was an impressive event. At lower energies, it showed a characteristic initial burst followed by a pause of several seconds. The pause ended with a long and complex series of emissions that lasted for roughly 10 seconds, after which there was a gradual tailing off of activity. At the highest energies, however, there was a steady buzz of activity from five seconds out to at least 30, and gamma rays continued to be detected out to 20 hours, setting a record for these events

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18 Nov 21:30

New Plan: Let's All Move to Iceland

by Robert T. Gonzalez

New Plan: Let's All Move to Iceland

Green aurorae unfurl above Vatnajökull, Iceland's largest glacier, in this spellbinding photo by French photographer Stéphane Vetter.