August 12, 2014
pbstv:

RIP Robin Williams. Thank you for all the laughs. You will be sorely missed.
Photo courtesy of Sesame Street.

Only reblogging this, because it’s perfect.

pbstv:

RIP Robin Williams. Thank you for all the laughs. You will be sorely missed.

Photo courtesy of Sesame Street.

Only reblogging this, because it’s perfect.

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August 11, 2014

poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

a documentary on the history and performance of the classical indian dance form kathak.

(via youtuberasika)

August 11, 2014
flextrovert:

gnometeeth:


A possum broke into an Australian bakery and ate so many pastries it couldn’t move. This is how they found him.

I live for this post

"Do what you must, for I have already won."

OMG, Wendy, this… I just… 

flextrovert:

gnometeeth:

A possum broke into an Australian bakery and ate so many pastries it couldn’t move. This is how they found him.

I live for this post

"Do what you must, for I have already won."

OMG, Wendy, this… I just… 

(Source: inthelifeofa, via swampmermaids)

August 11, 2014

beatonna:

medievalpoc:

Math and Science Week!

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Bhāskarāchārya

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Bhāskarāchārya / Bhāskara II (1114–1185) was an Indian mathematician and astronomer.

Among his many achievements are the following:

1. He was the first person to explain that when you divide by zero, the result is infinity.

2. He was also the first person to note that a positive number has two square roots - a positive and a negative one.

3. He described the principles of differential calculus 500 years before Leibniz and Newton. (He definitively came up with Rolle’s theorem half a millennium before Rolle himself.)

4. He calculated the length of the rotation of the earth around the sun to 365.2588 days - he was just off by 3 minutes.

Intriguingly, his treatise on arithmetic and geometry, Līlāvatī, is named after his daughter. He addresses her as an eager student:

Oh Līlāvatī, intelligent girl, if you understand addition and subtraction, tell me the sum of the amounts 2, 5, 32, 193, 18, 10, and 100, as well as [the remainder of] those when subtracted from 10000.” and “Fawn-eyed child Līlāvatī, tell me, how much is the number [resulting from] 135 multiplied by 12, if you understand multiplication by separate parts and by separate digits. And tell [me], beautiful one, how much is that product divided by the same multiplier?

These invocations have led some to surmise that Līlāvatī, too, was a mathematician.

Image from here: http://mathdept.ucr.edu/pdf/iwm1.pdf

Story of her introduction to math here: http://4go10tales.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/lilavati.html

Wikipedia on Bhaskaracharya

well my math teacher never talked to me that way

TRUTH

August 7, 2014
Punky Brewster costume now complete! Hooray for EBay! #80s #sneaks

Punky Brewster costume now complete! Hooray for EBay! #80s #sneaks

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August 7, 2014
waveofeuphoriaa:


Veteran actor Zohra Sehgal passed away in New Delhi on Thursday.
Sehgal, 102, had started her career as dancer with Uday Shankar in 1935. She has appeared in many Bollywood films as a character actor as well as in English language films and television series.
Sehgal, who was also known as the grand old lady of Bollywood, last appeared in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya in 2007.
A Padma Shri awardee was also awarded the Padma Vibhshan in 2010.
She had acted in many films including Veer-Zara, Saaya, Cheeni-Kum, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
She also has many Hollywood movies to her credit which includes The Vengeance of She, Tales that Witness Madness, Never Say Die, Little Napoleons and Bend It Like Beckham.

May her soul rest in peace.

:( This was last month, and I didn’t know. She was lovely.

waveofeuphoriaa:

Veteran actor Zohra Sehgal passed away in New Delhi on Thursday.

Sehgal, 102, had started her career as dancer with Uday Shankar in 1935. She has appeared in many Bollywood films as a character actor as well as in English language films and television series.

Sehgal, who was also known as the grand old lady of Bollywood, last appeared in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya in 2007.

A Padma Shri awardee was also awarded the Padma Vibhshan in 2010.

She had acted in many films including Veer-Zara, Saaya, Cheeni-Kum, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

She also has many Hollywood movies to her credit which includes The Vengeance of She, Tales that Witness Madness, Never Say Die, Little Napoleons and Bend It Like Beckham.

May her soul rest in peace.

:( This was last month, and I didn’t know. She was lovely.

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August 6, 2014

vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

The idea behind the “Time Sliced” Project was to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. Experimenting with a few different kinds of processes I came up with the “Sliced” idea. I decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right.

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July 29, 2014
GrandArmy | United States Postal Service | REDESIGNING AN AMERICAN INSTITUTION

This stuff is so amazing. I have hope in our postal service again, maybe just a little, or at least in their ability to hire quality talent.

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Filed under: design usps branding 
July 25, 2014
Responsive Logos

It’s super-cool. And a useful reminder.

July 15, 2014
This was… Interesting. I haven’t yet developed a taste for sweet+savory cumin like drink. #nope #drink

This was… Interesting. I haven’t yet developed a taste for sweet+savory cumin like drink. #nope #drink

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Filed under: drink nope 
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