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27 May 15:37

Radically Diverse Australian Fungi Photographed by Steve Axford

by Christopher Jobson

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Photographer Steve Axford (previously) continues his quest to document some of the world’s most obscure fungi found in locations around Australia. Axford lives and works in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia where he often has to travel no further than his own back yard to make some of the discoveries you see here. The forms of fungi, slime molds, and lichens he prefers to document seem to have no limit in their diverse characteristics. Axford explained when we first featured his work last year that he suspects many of the tropical species he stumbles onto are often completely undocumented. You can follow more of Axford’s discoveries on Flickr and SmugMug.

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27 May 14:00

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27 May 04:07

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27 May 00:00

Keyboard Mash

WHY DON'T YOU COME HANG OUT INSIDE MY HOUSE. WE CAN COOK BREAD AND CHAT ABOUT OUR INTERNAL SKELETONS.
27 May 07:01

The Latest in Office Design

by Doug

The Latest in Office Design

Dedicated to Indra from Grenada, Spain, who asked for a work-related cartoon. Here you go, Indra!

And here are more work cartoons!

25 May 14:16

Adoro Home Office no Nós Coworking

by Marcia Breda

Na última semana, eu e a Juliana levamos nossas empresas e o Adoro Home Office para passar uma semana trabalhando no Nós Coworking, em Porto Alegre. O objetivo dessa editoria é contar para vocês como as coisas funcionam em vários espaços de coworking e trazer informações que ajudem na hora de escolher um lugar para trabalhar algumas horas fora do home office. E logo logo vamos chegar em outras cidades além de Porto Alegre.

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O Nós Coworking está localizado em um prédio histórico do Shopping Total e tem ambientes no terceiro e no quinto andar. O mais alto e o primeiro a ser inaugurado, em 2011, é o espaço de empresas fixas que trabalham por lá e também abriga algumas salas de reunião. O espaço do terceiro piso foi inaugurado recentemente (em janeiro desse ano) e recebe os coworkers rotativos, oferecendo além das estações de trabalho, um auditório com capacidade para 150 pessoas, lounge, terraço e uma área gastronômica, a Beta Food. Nós dividimos nossa estadia nos dois espaços para conhecer bem todas as opções.

Se você está acostumado ao home office, talvez estranhe um pouco sair de casa nos primeiros dias. Eu e a Ju sentimos isso no primeiro dia de trabalho por lá, como uma sensação de não pertencer ao local, mas que passou logo no segundo dia. Acho que justamente é um pequeno período em que você precise se adaptar, reconhecer o espaço e se sentir parte dele. Depois dessa adaptação, foi tudo bem legal e sair de casa era uma grande motivação. Até a Ju, que é meio bicho do mato e quase sempre prefere ficar em casa, chegava faceira para nossas tarde de trabalho!

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No terceiro andar nosso espaço favorito foi o terraço! Trabalhar ao ar livre em dias de temperatura amena pode ser uma baita inspiração. Um outro ambiente (bem descontraído), integrado ao espaço da Beta Food, tem opções de mesas grandes e pequenas, próximas da janela. Durante a tarde, pode ser que pegue um pouco de sol na mesa que você escolheu e a claridade pode incomodar um pouco. Se for esse o caso, a dica é mudar-se para a sala que divide o espaço com o auditório, onde a claridade é menor, tem menos conversa e o espaço é mais sóbrio. Ainda assim, curtir um solzinho nesses dias cinzas do inverno pode ser uma boa pedida.

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É também nesse andar que rola almoço e lanche com desconto para os coworkers. O prato do dia custa R$ 20,00 (ou R$25,00 para quem não estiver trabalhando por lá) e é servido das 12h às 13h30min.

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Quinto

O quinto andar abriga empresas que compartilham o escritório, mas são fixas ali no espaço. A grande vantagem é que dividir os custos de aluguel, telefone e internet com mais gente acaba diminuindo bastante os custos com infraestrutura. Mas se você não é uma empresa e cansou de fazer home office, também pode ocupar um espaço fixo pagando uma mensalidade. É sempre uma opção para quem se sente sozinho, entediado ou não consegue se organizar bem em casa.

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Como aqui o movimento era bem maior, muitas vezes me vi prestando atenção no monitor de um coleguinha (desconhecido, claro!) tentando entender qual era o trabalho dele. Na verdade eu achei isso bem divertido! A possibilidade de interagir com pessoas que fazem coisas bem diferentes de você, mas estão ali no mesmo espaço é bem legal. A televisão sempre ligada no canal OFF também era uma coisa bacana, porque sempre que dava uma dispersada, tinha alguma imagem inspiradora passando. Até adotei isso pro home office e agora durante a dia a televisão vai ficar ligada no mesmo canal.

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Investimento

O valor da hora avulsa é R$8,25 e a compra mínima deve ser R$ 165,00, o equivalente a 20 horas. Elas não valem para sempre e expiram se você ficar 90 dias sem aparecer por lá. Nos planos mensais os valores começam a partir de R$ 605,00 para uma pessoa e as salas de reuniões podem ser reservadas pelo valor inicial de R$ 30,00. Coworkers fixos também têm um desconto no estacionamento do shopping e o valor da diária fica em R$7,00. Se você curtiu ou ficou interessado em saber mais sobre os preços, é só mandar um e-mail para atendimento@noscoworking.com.br e falar com a Juliana Reiss. Ela nos atendeu pessoalmente, foi uma fofa e certamente vai ser com você também!

 

NOS COWORKING

Shopping Total, Prédio 02, 5º Andar
Av. Cristóvão Colombo, 545
Floresta, Porto Alegre – RS
(51) 3018-7766
www.noscoworking.com.br

 

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26 May 11:46

Meu estado mental agora é esse, sempre, desde que vi o filme. E...



Meu estado mental agora é esse, sempre, desde que vi o filme. E mal vejo a hora de responder alguém com esse GIF hehehe.

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26 May 07:56

Why democratic elections are always flawed

by Tim Harford
Undercover Economist

I sometimes wonder if we expect more than we should from democracy

Most Britons are unhappy with the result of the UK general election. That is the logical conclusion, given that 63 per cent of voters cast their vote for someone other than David Cameron’s Conservatives. Nevertheless, the Conservatives surprised even themselves by winning more seats than every other party put together.

From the point of view of the losers, this state of affairs seems outrageous. It is sometimes said that splits on the left of British politics have prevented what should have been a solid leftwing majority and allowed the rightwing views of a minority to prevail. Yet the right is also split: the Conservatives and the UK Independence Party attracted more than 50 per cent of the vote between them. Leftwingers frustrated by the election result should blame the voters before they blame the voting system.

Critics of the British voting system do have a point. An analysis by Jack Blumenau and Simon Hix of the London School of Economics suggests that the disparity between votes cast and seats won has been widening for many decades, the consequence of the large number of votes now cast for smaller parties.

Since each seat is decided separately, votes cast for losing candidates simply do not count. It is possible to stack up a hefty pile of such votes while winning only a single seat — just ask Ukip’s Nigel Farage, who failed to be elected despite leading a party that attracted 3.9 million votes. The Conservatives earned about 34,000 votes per seat won, and Labour about 40,000 votes. The Scottish Nationalists needed just 26,000 votes per seat. Nick Clegg’s derided Liberal Democrats required more than 300,000 votes for each of their eight seats. Supporters of both Ukip and the Liberal Democrats might well feel disenfranchised, as might the Greens and the many Scots who voted for parties other than the SNP. Still, rules are rules and everyone knew the rules before they started to play the game.

Yet rules can be changed. And perhaps they should be. But to what? Clever schemes abound: the D’Hondt method offers something close to proportional representation while maintaining a link to local constituencies; the Borda count attempts to measure the strength of preferences; the alternative vote, AV, is designed to allow people to cast a conditional vote for whichever of several parties might find itself with a chance of winning.

AV was decisively rejected by the British in a referendum in 2011. But perhaps referendums themselves need looking at. Consider a referendum on an issue such as gay marriage. A small number of people — gay people who might wish to get married — have a tremendous interest in liberalisation. But no matter how strongly they feel, they get just a single vote each and so they have had to wait while the weakly held views of the majority slowly move in a tolerant direction.

Glen Weyl, an economist, argues that in such cases we might want to hold a referendum that allows people to express their strongly held beliefs by buying multiple votes at increasing cost: one vote costs $1; two votes cost $4; 1,000 votes cost $1m. Weyl calls this idea “quadratic voting”. It has some appealing theoretical properties but to the layperson it looks alarming. Expect to see it used in TV talent shows.

I am all in favour of improving institutions when we can but I sometimes wonder if we expect more than we should from democracy. There are two deep reasons why democratic elections are always flawed.

The first is that voters are, quite rationally, rather ignorant about politics. Sensible people vote to express themselves or out of a sense of duty, not because they harbour the illusion that it might be their vote that swings the entire election. Quite sensibly, then, people who devote hours to researching a new phone will not waste time researching which party to support.

The second reason is Nobel laureate Ken Arrow’s “impossibility theorem”, one of the most celebrated and misunderstood results in economics. Arrow’s theorem is often described as showing that there is no voting system that will reflect what society truly prefers. Arrow actually showed something more profound: that it makes little sense to speak of what “society truly prefers”. That very idea is incoherent. And those who expect that a democratic election will ever give society what it “truly prefers” will have to get used to disappointment.

Written for and first published at ft.com.

26 May 12:22

New C experimental feature: The tadpole operators

How often have you had to write code like this:

x = (y + 1) % 10;
x = (y + 1) * (z - 1);
x = (double)(f(y) + 1);

Since the + and - operators have such low precedence, you end up having to parenthesize them a lot, which can lead to heavily nested code that is hard to read.

Visual Studio 2015 RC contains a pair of experimental operators, nicknamed tadpole operators. They let you add and subtract one from an integer value without needing parentheses.

x = -~y % 10;
x = -~y * ~-z;
x = (double)-~f(y);

They're called tadpole operators because they look like a tadpole swimming toward or away from the value. The tilde is the tadpole's head and the hyphen is the tail.

Syntax Meaning Mnemonic
-~y y + 1 Tadpole swimming toward a value makes it bigger
~-y y - 1 Tadpole swimming away from a value makes it smaller

To enable the experimental tadpole operators, add this line to the top of your C++ file

#define __ENABLE_EXPERIMENTAL_TADPOLE_OPERATORS

For example, here's a simple program that illustrates the tadpole operators.

#define __ENABLE_EXPERIMENTAL_TADPOLE_OPERATORS 
#include <ios>
#include <iostream>
#include <istream>
 
int __cdecl main(int, char**)
{
   int n = 3;
   std::cout << "3 + 1 = " << -~n << std::endl;
   std::cout << "(3 - 1) * (3 + 1) " << ~-n * -~n << std::endl;
   return 0;
}

Remember that these operators are still experimental. They are not officially part of C++, but you can play with them and give your feedback here.

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26 May 07:53

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26 May 11:05

Out of the Frying Pan

by Dorothy

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26 May 17:15

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26 May 17:50

Rick Satava’s Luminous Glass Blown Jellyfish Appear Suspended in Motion

by Kate Sierzputowski

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The jellyfish tank is the first environment I always run to when visiting an aquarium. I’m drawn to the luminous quality of the underwater creatures’ bodies, as well as their inclusion in a scene that appears to need no sources of artificial light. Glass artist Rick Satava was also captivated by these creatures in the late 80s, and after a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium he began to experiment with sculptures that mimicked the experience of a jellyfish’s elegant glide through the water.

Satava began selling these sculptures in 1990, and by 2002 he was crafting about 300 pieces of work a month. The bright jellyfishes he creates are suspended in the glass that surround them, yet each still appears as if their tentacles are rippling through the water. The glass blown approach works perfectly when translated to the round bell-like shape of the jellyfish’s body, as their natural appearance looks like brightly blown glass.

The California-based artist uses a technique in his sculptures called “glass-in-glass,” which consists of a glass sculpture being dipped into a second, molten glass layer. You can find Sativa’s sculptures within dozens of galleries nationally as well as a few locations internationally including Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland. (via My Modern Met)

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26 May 16:57

Vox's First Law at work

by noreply@blogger.com (VD)
Adam Victor Brandizzi

"Respect, but verify."
Concordo.

Vox's First Law: Any sufficiently advanced intelligence is indistinguishable from insanity. Or, in this case, autism:
State therapy specialists claimed Jacob Barnett would never tie his shoes, read or function normally in society. But the boy’s mother realized when Jacob was not in therapy, he was doing “spectacular things” completely on his own.

She decided to trust her instinct and disregard the advice of the professionals. Instead of following a standardized special needs educational protocol, she surrounded Jacob with all the things that inspired passion for him – and was astonished at the transformation that took place.

Following a diagnosis of autism at age two, Jacob was subjected to a cookie cutter special education system that focused on correcting what he couldn’t do compared to normal children. For years, teachers attempted to convince Kristine Barnett that her son would only be able to learn the most basic of life skills....

By the time Jacob reached the age of 11, he entered college and is currently studying condensed matter physics at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. According to an email Professor Scott Tremaine wrote to Jacob’s family:
“The theory that he’s working on involves several of the toughest problems in astrophysics and theoretical physics … Anyone who solves these will be in line for a Nobel Prize.”
Jacob also has an IQ of 170 — higher than that of Einstein.
This is an object lesson in what we discussed at the May Brainstorm. Never, ever, blindly trust the so-called experts. Respect, but verify.

Posted by Vox Day.
24 May 15:06

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Genetics

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26 May 04:00

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Previously: Part One, Part Two

26 May 09:00

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26 May 00:57

Video captures badass woman fighting back after man assaults her

by Neha Prakash
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This video contains violence.

A woman defending herself against a man sexually assaulting her at work did so in the most badass way.

A patron at a restaurant in Russia captured a waitress fighting back after one of her customers attempted to shove money into her blouse and then grab her butt

The waitress can be seen pushing him off, and when his advances continue, she slaps him away with a menu, sending him crashing to the ground

We don't typically condone violence, but infinite props to this woman and her menu-wielding defense strategy.

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26 May 06:27

The Galaxy Tree

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

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Image Credit & Copyright: César Vega Toledano ; Rollover Annotation: Judy Schmidt

Explanation: First came the trees. In the town of Salamanca, Spain, the photographer noticed how distinctive a grove of oak trees looked after being pruned. Next came the galaxy. The photographer stayed up until 2 am, waiting until the Milky Way Galaxy rose above the level of a majestic looking oak. From this carefully chosen perspective, dust lanes in the galaxy appear to be natural continuations to branches of the tree. Last came the light. A flashlight was used on the far side of the tree to project a silhouette. By coincidence, other trees also appeared as similar silhouettes across the relatively bright horizon. The featured image was captured as a single 30-second frame earlier this month and processed to digitally enhance the Milky Way.

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25 May 17:49

You Are Here Umbrella

by Christopher Jobson
Adam Victor Brandizzi

Meu filho vive dizendo isso, vou montar pra ele.

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Multi-disciplinary artist Nadiah Alsagoff designed this fun shadow umbrella that never fails to remind you exactly where you are. These shots are stills of a larger video art piece exploring Alsagoff’s interest in “relationship between the body, the self and its position the everyday world.” (via Fubiz, This Isn’t Happiness)

25 May 21:07

New Trash and Found Object Murals by ‘Bordalo II’ on the Streets of Lisbon

by Christopher Jobson
Adam Victor Brandizzi

Mais um motivo para ir para Lisboa

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Artist Bordalo II (previously here and here) uses old tires, bumpers, and other scraps of painted found trash to form towering 3D murals of animals on the streets of Lisbon, Portugal. Collected here are several pieces from the last few months, and you can see much more on Facebook. (via Beautiful/Decay)

25 May 07:00

Captain Metaphysics and the Wizard of Elea




Plus, everyone knows it's a stupid thought experiment anyway.
25 May 15:46

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