Very cool example on how pattern identification, lack of information and adamant defense of a specific view point, leads to a deficit of self criticism and to a very creative, even beautiful, self delusion. ·
by Edward de Bono. "There is a story of a man who painted half his car black and the other half white. He said he did this because he loved to hear the witnesses dogmatically contradict each other whenever he was involved in an accident. A wife tries on a new dress and loves it. Her husband who is with her dislikes it. She is looking at the colour and shape - he is looking at the price." ·
science fiction film shot in Denmark. The film's ideas of astronauts exploring outer space only to confront their inner mindscapes and memories precede the similar-themed Solaris by a full decade (Although the novel Solaris precedes this film by a year). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_to_the_Seventh_Planet ·
a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. ·
a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest. ·
a co-production of Les Armateurs,Trans Europe Film, Studio O, France 3 cinéma, RTBF and Exposure in France,Odec Kid Cartoons in Belgium and Monipoly in Luxembourg, drawing from elements of west Alkebulan (Africa) culture. It was animated at Rija Films' animation studio in Latvia and Studio Exist in Hungary, with backgrounds painted at Les Armateurs and Paul Thiltges' animation studio,Tiramisu,in Luxembourg, digital ink and paint and compositing by Les Armateurs and Odec Kid Cartoons in Belgium and voices and music recorded in Senegal. ·
The Lenna (or Lena) picture is one of the most widely used standard test images used for compression algorithms.'lena' or 'lenna' is a digitized Playboy centerfold, from November 1972. (Lenna is the spelling in Playboy, Lena is the Swedish spelling of the name.) Lena Soderberg (ne Sjööblom) ·
a free recorded digital edition of pianist Kimiko Ishizaka of Bach's Goldberg Variations produced by Anne-Marie Sylvestre.
Cambridge University Library holds the largest and most important collection of the scientific works of Isaac Newton (1642-1727). More than 4,000 pages have been scanned, including his annotated copy of Principia Mathematica, containing Newton's laws of motion and gravity. ·
NXP ARM7TDMI and Cortex-M3 Microcontrollers. Supports the LPC1768/LPC2368 microcontrollers. Also emulates a USB serial port for easier interfacing.
NTSC/PAL composite video output from the LPC1768 with a PS/2 keyboard for standalone operation. ·
Niagara Falls, Ontario's Nightmares Fear Factory has a Flickr feed full of visitors being terrorized in its environs. Interesting to note the emotional response (and a few ones that do not) facing a understood false danger, suspension of disbelief in action. ·