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25 Aug 01:42

A back-to-school penguin with some helpful words of advice for...



A back-to-school penguin with some helpful words of advice for the new school year!

General Tips for Starting School

1. Smile and introduce yourself to people- whether you’re sitting next to them or have seen them in more than one of your classes. Everyone likes to make new friends (even if we’re too shy to do it most of the time).

2. Find which clubs look interesting and go to their first meetings- there’s never an obligation to join, but you might meet a lot of new friends.

3. Get advice from other students on if your classes/teachers are difficult and figure out which ones you’ll need to work the hardest in.

Tips for Starting College

1. It’s normal to feel a little lonely or homesick. It’s a huge change into a whole new environment, but you will adjust quickly. 

2. Track how long it takes to walk to your classes! If it’s across campus, it might take 15 minutes to get there (and to find the room).

3. Keep an eye on your meal plan- you don’t want to run out or have a lot left over. *Go out and eat dinner with people as a nice way to make friends!

4. Don’t buy textbooks from the school’s overpriced bookstore! Find them sold online instead, or even as e-books.

27 Mar 04:40

Animal Farm

by George Orwell
‘All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.’ Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one daz he forgets to feed his livestock. the ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organized to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges...
17 Mar 02:19

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23 Feb 06:32

一张图告诉你什么是中国梦!

by 作文家
一张图告诉你什么是中国梦!
04 Feb 14:36

torefurumigoyo: さくらゆら



torefurumigoyo:

さくらゆら

03 Jan 01:39

道咸宦海见闻录

by 张集馨
《道咸宦海见闻录》内容简介:1998年我局曾将《历代史料笔记丛刊》整体推出,近几年新出13种,包括《唐宋史料笔记丛刊》39种,《元明史料笔记丛刊》20种,《清代史料笔记丛刊》39种,凡98种整体。我局还将继续整理其它有价值的笔记,陆续出版。笔记形式活泼,内容广泛,并且大都是亲见亲闻,具有很高的史料价值,多年来颇受读者欢迎。
28 Dec 21:07

rawpix: untitled by Irena Fabri on Flickr.



rawpix:

untitled by Irena Fabri on Flickr.

31 Oct 01:00

Weightless Space: Ghostly Floating Room Hovers in Midair

by Urbanist
Richard

Incredible!

[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ]

floating architectural installation project

A fantastic feat of architectural trickery, this anti-gravity ante-room installation appears to hover in thin air and open up into nothingness. It sports a single point of contact with the ground below – a ladder propped against it, ostensibly placed to access the amazing space.

floating ghost building

floating room broken interior

The piece was designed by Leandro Erlich (some images by Martin Argyroglo) of Argentina for an annual art festival in France, but the artist is known elsewhere as well for his vertigo-inducing work.

floating building art installation

floating building in context

The ladder is the secret behind supporting this tenuous chunk of building, being much stronger than it first appears. A set of furniture stacked on it appears to be waiting to be taken to the top.

elevator art installation sideways

The Shaft was set in the Sean Kelly Gallery of New York and took visitors through a sideways version of an elevator void. Stuck Elevator at the same gallery gives one a peek at one of those jarring experiences one hopes to avoid for live.

facade illusion urban art

Using mirrors, Erlich has also turned entire buildings on their side and made them into interactive urban playgrounds, as covered here previously and seen above.

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31 Oct 17:00

Tactile Technology: 13 Off-Screen Touch Input Inventions

by Steph
Richard

COOOOOOOOL!!!

[ By Steph in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ]

Touch Technology Main

Touch input has already almost entirely eliminated the need for physical keyboards and mouses, but soon, it won’t even be confined to a screen. Researchers are developing systems that can register and translate hand movements in thin air, or even replicate the sensation of three-dimensional objects and textures. Here are 13 intriguing touch tech inventions.

Touch Tech for Artificial Limbs

Touch Technology Prosthetics

Prosthetics allow amputees to do all sorts of things they wouldn’t be able to do otherwise, but they’ve been missing one very crucial thing: the sense of touch. That could change, with experiments at the University of Chicago developing a moldable plastic material containing piezoelectric powder that can sense pressure at any point on a surface by turning it into an electric voltage. They were able to translate those electric signals to the human nervous system, so they can be interpreted by the brain as touch. The next challenge is adapting this touchscreen technology, borrowed from smartphones, to the soft and curved surfaces of prostheses.

Feeling Objects in Thin Air

Touch Technology Feeling Objects

Imagine being able to touch something that’s not really there. A new kind of touch technology being developed by the research wing of the Walt Disney Company allows users to feel textures on a touchscreen as well as touching holographic objects projected into space, as through an Xbox Kinect. Called ‘haptic technology,’ it works by blowing small rings of air at a user to simulate texture, movement or collisions with objects. It could potentially revolutionize the gaming experience, and also be useful in medical settings.

Board Transforms Touch into Sound

Touch Technology TouchBoard

Developed by London-based studio Bare Conductive, the ‘Touch Board’ translates touch into sound. Any conductive material can be turned into an interface; in this case, electrically conductive paint is applied to a surface. You connect the touch board to a speaker, and plug it into a micro USB cable. Interaction with any of the electrodes cause an MP3 player to play an associated track from the card.

Transmit Audio Messages With the Touch of a Finger

Touch Technology Finger Messages

What if you could hear through someone’s finger? ‘Ishen-Den-Shin’ technology (named for a Japanese phrase meaning “what the mind thinks, the heart translates”) uses the human body as a sound transmitter. A handheld microphone connected to a computer records as soon as it hears a person speak and transforms it into a sound loop which is converted into a harmless high-voltage inaudible signal transmitted to the microphone’s conductive casing. That means whoever holds the microphone becomes a human sound emitter. If they touch an object or another person’s ear with their finger, the small sound vibrations can be heard.

Augmented Reality Touchscreen Interface

Touch Technology Augmented Reality

An augmented reality touchscreen interface from Fujitsu Laboratories can turn any surface into a touch screen using off-the-shelf cameras an projectors. Users can trace their fingers across a document on a table, copy it as digital data, and display it virtually. The camera measures irregularly shaped objects on a table, and automatically adjusts the coordinate systems that make it possible to match finger movements and touching of objects to the digital display projected onto physical objects.

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15 Sep 21:18

Foreign Fields

by Kyle
Richard

...

folk // ambient

Eric Hillman and Brian Holl author Foreign Fields that make me feel I am escaping within the grace of enthralling novels. Delicate trembles near calm rolling thunder are sung by a person immersed in ambient wonder on paths lit from acoustic guitar before being swept off his feet by flourishing strings and confessing secrets to a hopelessly romantic piano. Anywhere But Where I Am and the striking live set Tuscaloosa turn pages of intimate harmonies lending me free.

Conjures inner odyssey.
Foreign Fields – Mountaintop
Foreign Fields – Anywhere But Where I Am
+ Purchase/Visit

02 Oct 14:30

Ancient Printing Rituals Form Intricate Sand Patterns

by katie hosmer
Richard

Wow!


Sand Prints is a series of ephemeral art created by environmental artist Ahmad Nadalian. Each site-specific piece is a small sculpture naturally blended into a beach or desert landscape. The sculptures become a part of the surrounding land and provide viewers with the opportunity to explore, touch, and even disrupt the final images.

In all of his work, the artist redefines ancient rituals and symbols in contemporary ways. This project is inspired by an ancient printing technique that used carved cylinders to create repeating patterns. Nadalian's modern-day carvings include living creatures like fish, snakes, and crabs, as well as floral patterns that he rolls along the surface of the sand to produce the long rows of repetitive illustrations.

The beauty of each piece is that the loose earth can hold the designs for only so long before the wind disrupts the arrangement or the tide washes it away. Through this fleeting process, Nadalian believes he is making an offering to the Earth, hoping to heal the spirit of our neglected environment. He says, "Art offers a blessing and hope for harmony with the past, with the earth, and the heavens."

















Ahmad Nadalian's website
via [I Heart My Art]

10 Sep 23:23

新入园的孩子,需要在幼儿园有意识地控制自己的情绪,去适应集体生活的规则,经过一天的努力,回到家很自然

by 王人平
新入园的孩子,需要在幼儿园有意识地控制自己的情绪,去适应集体生活的规则,经过一天的努力,回到家很自然地想发泄自己的情绪。父母要做的不是责备,而是接纳。多抱抱孩子,表示出你的理解和关爱;不要总盯着表现,多关注孩子的感受和动机,积极、及时地回应孩子真实的需求;注意孩子表达能力的培养。
11 Sep 22:54

父母是如何把孩子变得胆小的?1、自身缺乏胆识,或对社会风气的描述过于阴暗、负面,如“外面都是骗子”,

by 王人平
父母是如何把孩子变得胆小的?1、自身缺乏胆识,或对社会风气的描述过于阴暗、负面,如“外面都是骗子”,让孩子失去安全感。2、苛责孩子完美,对孩子的失败、错误缺乏包容,导致孩子习惯退缩。3、对孩子娇惯溺爱,凡事替代,剥夺了孩子尝试的机会。4、总用胆小、懦弱等词评价孩子,形成负面心理暗示。
11 Sep 23:05

让孩子变得更勇敢:1、给孩子整体的接纳,内心有爱的人才会强大。2、父母勇敢、自信。3、尊重和信任孩子

by 王人平
让孩子变得更勇敢:1、给孩子整体的接纳,内心有爱的人才会强大。2、父母勇敢、自信。3、尊重和信任孩子。少评价,多描述;少禁止,多启发。4、鼓励孩子独立思考,而非听话。5、多交往、多磨砺、多见世面,自然产生力量。6、不过度保护,锻炼孩子的独立性。7、在阅读中树立榜样。8、在游戏中玩出勇敢。
04 Sep 09:07

书籍书挡

Dmitry Kul 设计了这些书挡,弯曲的书籍无缝的与书籍本身接触在一起,他人看到肯定会纳闷这是神马,竟然将书折成这样了。

06 Sep 09:05

快乐的蛋

Richard

fun!

哇塞,这鸡蛋的包装真的超赞的有木有!感觉就像是刚从农场拾起来的一样。摸一摸,wow,还是暖和的。这蛋盒用高温压制而成,绝对的绿色环保,将鸡蛋的新鲜度完全锁住。

07 Sep 09:01

彩虹铅笔

英国设计师 Duncan Shotton 利用再生纸制作而成的彩虹铅笔,每次削铅笔的时候,让你创造出美丽的彩虹。

07 Sep 09:05

豆袋沙发吊床

将吊床与懒人沙发相结合,本身吊床舒服的同时,使其更加的舒服,315美刀。

09 Sep 09:01

发光的桨板

发明家 Billy Rossini 将 LED 灯装在桨板的底部,使水上运动者可以更好的在夜里冒险,很好的主意。

11 Sep 09:03

小宝贝的守护天使

Richard

kids!

照顾婴儿的时候最怕父母的疏忽造成不可挽回的后果,在新闻上也有很多累死的案例,国外的一家公司 Owlet 最近推出了一款智慧袜,穿在小宝贝的身上,可以侦测婴儿的心跳、身体水分,甚至睡觉的姿势以及睡眠品质,进而将数据传送到家长的手机。

11 Sep 19:26

tumblr_mfl4gnSfZO1rse1ipo1_500.gif 500×750 pixels

by reindesign
Richard

amazing!

11 Sep 18:16

1995-GENERAL-Amnesty-Inte-003.jpg 400×598 pixels

by raid71
23 Jul 01:09

It can be hard just being who you are in a world where...



It can be hard just being who you are in a world where you’re constantly judged and belittled for every little part of yourself. So congrats on making it this far as yourself. :D

19 Jul 04:01

【电脑爱好者】2013年第13期矢量高清版PDF下载

by long
Richard

以前经常看

感谢网友“qiyuan236”分享,原帖地址,更多优秀资源请访问本站论坛

好久没看了,今天正好有网友分享,给更多喜欢的网友看一下。

电脑爱好者每半月发刊,内容涉及硬件、软件、网络、游戏等各个方面。

本期为7月1日发布的2013年第13期

下载地址:       城通网盘          百度网盘

19 Jul 01:05

A little life tip from chibird. Don’t feel bad/good about...

Richard

your time is limited, so do waste it living in other's eyes



A little life tip from chibird. Don’t feel bad/good about yourself based on other people’s lives (based on what you see on Facebook, etc.), and instead find happiness in your own life! :D

11 Jul 06:41

Do It Yourself - Fall 2013 (gnv64)

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Do It Yourself - Fall 2013

English | PDF | 116 pages | 19.8 mb




FEATURES

46 WOOD WORK

Tour the happily renovated home of a photographer and crafter and their two young children.

54 ABOVE THE FOLD

Follow our step-by-step photos to told your way to gorgeous origami-inspired projects. This ancient technique never looked so fresh.

64 ROCK THE BLOCK

Employ everything from hairpins to a kitchen whisk to create hip blockprinted home decor for your dining room, bedroom. and more.

72 BRANCH OUT

Take a cue from the great outdoors, Learn how to build a desk that highlights natural wood tones and two...
12 Jul 19:37

Stop Pissing Me Off - What to Do When the People You Work with Drive You Crazy

Stop Pissing Me Off - What to Do When the People You Work with Drive You Crazy



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Stop Pissing Me Off: What to Do When the People You Work with Drive You Crazy

English | 336 pages | ISBN-10: 1593375484 | PDF | 12.79 MB



This is a nitty-gritty, witty and concise book for anyone who is fed up with another person in any kind of work situation. This is a field guide for everyday people in the trenches at all levels of business who need to understand the underlying reasons for difficult people, manage those difficulties, work productively with a diverse work force, and transform work misery into productivity. It shows readers how to get results--even from people they can't stand, put themselves in someone else's shoes, stand up for themselves as...
10 Jul 05:15

By: lil_johnny

by lil_johnny

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10 Jul 08:59

MAKE Magazine Vol.35

by wall.enable

MAKE Magazine Vol.35
English | 164 Pages | PDF | 79MB

The first magazine devoted entirely to DIY technology projects, MAKE Magazine unites, inspires and informs a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages.
08 Jul 21:30

122. CHARLES BUKOWSKI: Roll the dice

by Gav
Richard

the author is also a fan of Game of Thrones

122. CHARLES BUKOWSKI: Roll the dice

Even though I mentioned in my first Charles Bukowski adaptation that his material is rarely motivational or joyful, he does have some very uplifting poems – and Roll the Dice is among the best. Listen here to a great reading of the poem by Tom O’Bedlam. Another one of Bukowski’s most triumphant pieces is The Laughing Heart (submitted by many of you), which you can hear in this great video read by Tom Waits.

As you can tell, I’m a big Game of Thrones fan (the TV show, I have’t read the novels). I’m not normally a huge fantasy fanboy but I got caught up in the hype (as did the whole world it seems) and have been thoroughly enjoying the series. The idea for this comic came to me a few weeks ago, when I was still reeling from the events of the latest season.

- Thanks to Deep, Kushman and Brendan for submitting the poem.
- RELATED COMICS: Air and light and time and space, Ask yourself, Nature loves courage.