Ja que a foto da outra mulher com cafe sumiu, vamos usar esta como musa do TheOldReader ?
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Dedicated to Christi and her wonderful cat, Babou.
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Dedicated to chicken and philosophy fan, Pierre W.
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Well they aren’t wrong
When golfing in Gotham City…
Nature: F**k this place particularly
Bostonians still tell the story of the respectable society matron who was crossing the Common one day and ran into an old college chum she hadn’t seen for years. The matron was dismayed to see that her friend was obviously engaged in the world’s oldest profession. “My dear,” she said, “whatever has happened to you?” “Well,” said her friend, “it was either this or dip into capital.”On a child's view of marriage:
How can a stranger tell if two people are married?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. - Derrick, age 8
Eis uma questão que também já poderia ser considerada no Brasil, afinal, se não temos tantos carros elétricos assim, pelo menos existem muitas bicicletas e motonetas movidas por baterias circulando pelo Brasil.
Kaveh Kamooneh foi até a escola deixar seu filho com um Nissan Leaf. Ele estacionou o carro em uma vaga dentro da instituição – localizada em Atlanta, Geórgia – e plugou o carro na tomada do local. Ao retornar, foi abordado por um policial, que disse que ele havia roubado energia elétrica ao conectar o veículo dentro do estabelecimento de ensino. Um BO foi feito, mas 11 dias depois, a polícia bateu em sua porta.
Kamooneh foi levado até a delegacia e permaneceu preso por 15 horas… Finalmente, depois de esclarecido o caso, ele foi libertado. A quantidade de energia elétrica que o Nissan Leaf de Kaveh consumiu enquanto estava parado na escola foi calculada em somente US$ 0,05 ou R$ 0,11. Sim, o dono do modelo nipônico foi preso por uma quantia que não compra nem uma bala no Brasil.
Mas a questão envolvida não está relacionada com dinheiro ou quantidade de energia consumida pelo carro. Kaveh Kamooneh foi preso por utilizar algo que não era seu e sem consentimento da escola, por isso foi acusado de roubo.
A questão é polêmica, pois o mesmo poderia ser aplicado à quem carrega celular, smartphone ou tablet, por exemplo, nas dependências de uma escola? Hoje muitos alunos fazem isso. Da mesma forma, funcionários de empresas e por aí vai. Enfim, até que ponto é considerado roubo? Nos dois casos, a energia seria utilizada para benefício próprio: deslocamento e comunicação pessoal.
A noticia Homem pluga seu carro elétrico em escola e é preso nos EUA foi publicada no site Notícias Automotivas - Carros.
Most of you have probably seen typical “comic book” style stories. Or action movies, which usually have a related style. I’m not saying all graphic novels or active movies follow the same style or all bad styles. I’m just saying there is a recognizable trend among typical popular stories with dramatic settings. Stories that try hard to engage wide audiences differ from reality in consistent ways.
A different style of settings and events are found in histories and other case studies. Of course such writings are not always accurate, and they often focus on the real events that are most like dramatic stories. Even so, if you read a lot of case studies you’ll notice that their settings and events differ consistently from those in comic stories. Which shouldn’t be terribly surprising.
The more surprising thing is that I consistently see “futurists” touting best guess future scenarios that sound more like comics than cases. Not that their scenarios are exactly like typical comics. But if you had to judge which they were more like, typical comics or typical cases, you’d have to say they sounded more like typical comics. Worse, these futurists don’t seem embarrassed by this appearance, or go out of their way to excuse it. It is as if they don’t expect their readers to notice or care.
To me, these are very bad signs. Yes real events can sometimes be so dramatic that they seem in some ways like comics. But even then most of the details aren’t very comic-like. And the lack of embarrassment or excuses seems especially an bad sign. You should always be suspicious of folks who target their arguments at the ignorant, instead of at those who know enough to criticize effectively.
For example, if you proposed a new energy source, and it looked on the surface like a perpetual motion machine, it would look bad if you didn’t at some point say “yes I know this looks like perpetual motion machine, but here’s why it really isn’t.” Ignoring the issue would suggest you don’t expect your audience to know enough to worry about it. When should make those of us who do know wonder why you aren’t making your case to a wiser audience.
Now if you’ve read a lot of a futurists and never noticed that many of their scenarios sound a lot like comics, let me suggest that you stop reading futurists for a while and start reading case studies. You really have no business trying to evaluate the accuracy of future scenarios if you don’t have a decent grasp on the difference between engaging fiction and typical boring facts.
On December 6th, 1989, shortly before five ‘o’ clock and the end of classes before Christmas break, fourteen female engineering students were shot and killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec by a gunman who claimed he was “fighting feminism”.
The massacre stands as one of the most tragic hate crimes in Canadian history.
Today we remember:Geneviève Bergeron, aged 21;
Hélène Colgan, 23;
Nathalie Croteau, 23;
Barbara Daigneault, 22;
Anne-Marie Edward, 21;
Maud Haviernick, 29;
Barbara Maria Klucznik, 31;
Maryse Leclair, 23;
Annie St.-Arneault, 23;
Michèle Richard, 21;
Maryse Laganière, 25;
Anne-Marie Lemay, 22;
Sonia Pelletier, 28; and
Annie Turcotte, aged 21.(image credit: Sandy Kowalik)
Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Two of the writers of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles are bringing Skynet back to the small screen. But is there room in the already crowded Terminator timeline for another series? And what could it possibly be about?
In 1920, the 18th Amendment banned the sale and transport of alcohol in America. Sobriety did not follow.
About that Milk Bar you were going to open in Beijing…
If it ever floats it could become a new country. (via Firehose)
Freedom Ship | Via
The Freedom Ship is 25 storeys high and would feature a casino, an art gallery, a park and a shopping centre. The concept, designed by a Florida-based company would cost $10billion if was commissioned to be built. The vessel could house 50,000 people but it would contain additional space to hold an extra 30,000 visitors. The ship would constantly sail around the world - doing a full circuit every two years - but would be too large to enter any ports.
Powered by solar panels and wave energy, the city would navigate from the east coast of the US across the Atlantic to Europe and into the Mediterranean.
It would loop back and sail around the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of Africa and across to Australia. Heading into East Asia, it would steer across the Pacific before spending the end of the year on the west coast of North America. It would chase the summer sun into South America.
If completed, the city will be 750ft at the beam, 350ft high and 4,500ft in length – four times longer than the Queen Mary II cruise ship which measures 1,132ft.
SoP - Scale of Environments
A região da Catalunha tem uma tradição de produzir estatuetas defecando, os chamados “caganers”. As figuras de cerâmica são vendidas desde o século XVIII, para serem colocadas nos presépios na época do Natal.
Inicialmente, elas retratavam agricultores, mas nos últimos tempos passaram a representar celebridades, inclusive brasileiras, como Neymar e a presidente Dilma Rousseff. Acredita-se que elas atraem boa sorte para a colheita e em geral.
“Usar a imagem da Virgem de Montserrat para este boneco grotesco nos parece um sinal de insensibilidade e falta de respeito a muitas pessoas que podem sentir que sua crença está sendo ferida”, disse o prior da abadia, Ignassi Fossas.
Uma organização católica, os “e-Cristianos”, disse à France Presse que planeja processar os fabricantes por “atacar o respeito e a dignidade de símbolos religiosos”.
Building your own digital camera from a kit is a fantastic way to learn about optics, mechanics, electromagnetism, electronics and image processing. Shree Nayar, a professor of computer science at Columbia University, is the creator of Bigshot, a build-it-yourself camera kit meant for learning, creativity, and fun. I had the chance to talk to Shree at World Maker Faire New York in September as the camera kit made its Maker Faire debut.
After building the camera and learning how it works, you can then experiment with framing, lighting, motion, and lens selection.
“What’s unique about the kit is that it allows you to juxtapose an experience in the sciences with an experience in the arts,” said Shree. It also has a crank on the side to charge the battery. “The whole idea here is to include features that would expose the kids to not just how a camera works, but rather a variety of science and engineering concepts related to the camera.”
Bigshot Camera – DIY Digital Camera Kit: Build your very own digital camera with the Bigshot camera kit. It’s a no-solder clip-together kit to help anyone understand the electronic and mechanical systems required to build a digital camera. Read more.
…in a curious twist, at least one customer who decided to pay with bitcoin used the very same coins they mined using Adafruit’s bitcoin mining tutorial. Fried said:
“The coolest thing for us is a customer told us they made a bitcoin miner using our tutorial, mined coins and then spent them on Adafruit.”
The company first entered the bitcoin world six months ago with the PiMiner, a Raspberry Pi-powered bitcoin miner. From there, the decision to implement bitcoin payments was a natural progression for Adafruit’s team.
“We all considered mining coins a fun math puzzle and hobby,” said Fried.