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."
Blind compliance to authority. This should be a case study for psychologists, a wake up call to the education system and force a reflection about society. This was put into a movie Compliance (2012) and is covered in Wikipedia's article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strip_search_prank_call_scam).
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)
guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone.
interesting demonstration of how using Google’s mapping API and raw data from NASA can be used to generated a usable if not complete exact visualization of the impact of sea level rising due to climate change.
a type of nuclear explosive being developed by the US Department of Defense could blur the critical distinction between conventional and nuclear weapons. The work has also raised fears that weapons based on this technology could trigger the next arms race.
Initial group consisted of a cooperation of 4 people: a biologist from Great Falls, Montana; a Cree Nations elder representing the First Nations People; the skeptic Todd Standing; and a paramedic fire fighter from Calgary, Alberta. Our ultimate goal is to ethically introduce civilization to the most man-like primate on the planet.
an independent non-profit and non-religious organization founded by nuclear engineer M.T. Keshe aiming to bring about new scientific knowledge, technologies and new solutions for the major global problems like famine, water shortage, shortage of electrical power supply, climate change, illnesses, where at the same time by the use of new types of plasma reactors giving the Man the real freedom of travel in deep Space.
an interactive gestural-based surface for realtime audio mosaicing. By Bruno Zamborlin, Joint PhD in Arts and Computational Technologies between IRCAM/Centre Pompidou in Paris and Goldsmiths, University of London.
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.
Very well done series of videos supporting the claim that NASA never sent astronauts to the Moon, giving NASA defenders an impossible time (even embarrassing at times) in their attempts of refutation. Work done by Jarrah White (http://moonfaker.com/home.html)a student doing his BSc in Astrophysics.
Using data gathered from US government agencies, anthropologist Felix Pharand-Deschenes has created a collection of maps that illustrate the various circulatory systems that connect humanity: cities, roads, railways, power lines, pipelines, cable Internet, airlines, and shipping lanes. The maps are remarkable cartographic documents of our current age, but also serve deeper research and educational purposes.
set of 50+ industrial machines that are required to build and maintain a small, sustainable civilization. The open source aspect covers designs, instructions, schematics, budgets — everything anyone needs to know to build their own machines.
There are a number of words and phrases that GNU recommends avoiding, or avoiding in certain contexts and usages. Some are ambiguous or misleading; others presuppose a viewpoint that we hope you disagree with.
The History Commons contains summaries of events, which are published on the website in the format of dynamic timelines. These timelines can be filtered by investigative project, topic, or entity (e.g., a person, organization, or corporation).
Wikibooks is dedicated to developing and disseminating free, open content textbooks and other classroom texts. We currently host 5666 textbook modules, in various stages of development, from those needing a lot of work to those that are nearly perfect.
This article describes FooButton, a lightweight owner-drawn button class that's served me well for several years. Although there are plenty of other excellent button classes at CodeProject, I thought I'd add this trusty friend to the pile in the hope tha
devoted to game / 3D graphics programming with DirectX / OpenGL using C++. Contains downloadable source code for several small and very specific sample programs that I think will be very helpful to anyone trying to learn both 2D and 3D game programming.