Sunday, 2 May 2010

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle (Flickr)

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Hill's Theorem

The Power of One
* Description of Benford's Law.
* Hill's theorem published in 1996 seems to explain the ubiquity of Benford's Law.


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Benford's Law

The Power of One
* Description of Benford's Law.

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William Shakespeare

How Many Words Did Shakespeare Know?
* William Shakespeare is estimated to have known ~ 66,534 words.

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama (Twitter)

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Home Care

Righteous mischief from Archie Cochrane
* It is 1971 & Archie Cochrane is part way through a randomised trial comparing Coronary Care Units against home care.

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Coronary Care Units

Righteous mischief from Archie Cochrane
* It is 1971 & Archie Cochrane is part way through a randomised trial comparing Coronary Care Units against home care.

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Archie Cochrane

Righteous mischief from Archie Cochrane
* It is 1971 & Archie Cochrane is part way through a randomised trial comparing Coronary Care Units against home care.

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Ben Goldacre

Ben Goldacre (Twitter)


Skeptic Trumps: Ben Goldacre

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OUT Campaign

OUT Campaign (Official Site)
* Atheist Out Campaign.


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Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry (Twitter)

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PZ Myers

PZ Myers (Twitter)
* Godless liberal biologist.
* Author of Pharyngula blog.

* PZ Myers is author.
* Associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

Skeptic Trumps: PZ Myers

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CERN

CERN (Twitter)

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NASA

NASA (Twitter)

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Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins (Twitter)
* Personal Twitter account.

Skeptic Trumps: Richard Dawkins

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Brian Cox (Physics Professor)

Professor Brian Cox (Twitter)

Skeptic Trumps: Brian Cox

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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson (Twitter)

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Solar Cells

Low Cost More Efficient Solar Cells (EETimes.com) Feb 2010
* Growing arrays of silicon wires in a polymer substrate.
* Giving flexible solar cells that absorb up to 96 % of incident light.

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Moonwalking

Michael Jackson Moonwalking (gif)


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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson Moonwalking (gif)

Michael Jackson's 1983 Performance of "Beat It" With Lego Version, Side-by-Side
* Impressive recreation in Lego of Michael Jackson's 1983 performance of 'Beat It'.

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John Lewis (Retailer)

John Lewis TV Ad (Youtube)
* She's Always A Woman To Me by Billy Joel.
* A woman's life from birth to motherhood.

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Video Sharing

Youtube



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TED

TED Site
* Technology, Entertainment, Design.
* Site devoted to 'Ideas Worth Spreading'.

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Flickr Resources

Flickrpedia
* Group is about discovering, learning, sharing and teaching.


Flickrbackup
* "FlickrBackup is a utility that allows you to download the pictures you have uploaded to Flickr back down to your computer for personal backup or restore."
* "NOTE: FlickrBackup has been replaced by FlickrEdit"

FlickrEdit
* "FlickrEdit is a Java Desktop application that allows you to display and edit your photos in a variety of ways. It also allows you to download/backup or upload your photos to and from Flickr. FlickrEdit is written in Java and it uses flickrj framework to access Flickr."
* "FlickrEdit uses Java Web Start to run and update the application (Wikipedia info on JWS). Click Below to Launch FlickrEdit!"


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Genealogy Resources

Genealogy Resources (Molly Kalafut)

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Mythology

Comparative Mythology (Molly Kalafut)
* Norse & Finnish mythology.

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Captive Culture

Amusing Ourselves To Death by Stuart McMillen May 2009
* Cartoon about the differences between Aldous Huxley & George Orwell.
* Possible that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.
* Orwell feared we would become a captive culture.


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Science Fiction

Science Fiction Authors (Molly Kalafut)
* List of Sci-Fi authors & web links.

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Left-Handedness

Left-Handedness Information (Molly Kalafut)
* Background / Theories / Brain Effects.

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Chess Trivia

Chess (Molly Kalafut)
* Simple list of chess trivia.

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Nuestro Himno

Nuestro Himno (Wikipedia)
* A Spanish-language version of the United States (U.S.) national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".

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Brave New World (Novel) by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World Book Notes Summary
* Summary of Objects & Places.

Amusing Ourselves To Death by Stuart McMillen May 2009
* Cartoon about the differences between Aldous Huxley & George Orwell.
* Possible that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.


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Orgy-Porgy

Amusing Ourselves To Death by Stuart McMillen May 2009
* Cartoon about the differences between Aldous Huxley & George Orwell.
* Possible that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.
* Mentioned in 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley.
* Meeting of about a dozen men & women.


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Trivial Culture

Amusing Ourselves To Death by Stuart McMillen May 2009
* Cartoon about the differences between Aldous Huxley & George Orwell.
* Possible that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.
* Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture.


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Irrelevance

Amusing Ourselves To Death by Stuart McMillen May 2009
* Cartoon about the differences between Aldous Huxley & George Orwell.
* Possible that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.
* Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance.


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Truth

Amusing Ourselves To Death by Stuart McMillen May 2009

* Cartoon about the differences between Aldous Huxley & George Orwell.
* Possible that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.
* Orwell feared the truth would be concealed from us.

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Egotism

Amusing Ourselves To Death by Stuart McMillen May 2009
* Cartoon about the differences between Aldous Huxley & George Orwell.
* Possible that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.
* Huxley feared those who would give us so much information that we would be reduced to passivity & egotism.


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Passivity

Amusing Ourselves To Death by Stuart McMillen May 2009
* Cartoon about the differences between Aldous Huxley & George Orwell.
* Possible that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.
* Huxley feared those who would give us so much information that we would be reduced to passivity & egotism.


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Information

Amusing Ourselves To Death by Stuart McMillen May 2009
* Cartoon about the differences between Aldous Huxley & George Orwell.
* Possible that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.
* Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information.

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Censorship

Amusing Ourselves To Death by Stuart McMillen May 2009
* Cartoon about the differences between Aldous Huxley & George Orwell.
* Possible that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.
* Orwell feared censorship whilst Huxley feared information overload.


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Books

Amusing Ourselves To Death by Stuart McMillen May 2009
* Cartoon about the differences between Aldous Huxley & George Orwell.
* Possible that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.
* Orwell feared those who would ban books.

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George Orwell

Amusing Ourselves To Death by Stuart McMillen May 2009
* Cartoon about the differences between Aldous Huxley & George Orwell.
* Possible that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.


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Aldous Huxley

Amusing Ourselves To Death by Stuart McMillen May 2009
* Cartoon about the differences between Aldous Huxley & George Orwell.
* Possible that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.


Brave New World Book Notes Summary
* Summary of Objects & Places.

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Nirvana Bookmarks Index

Updated Index of Bookmarks.

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Nirvana Bookmarks

A place for interesting Bookmarks from the Web.

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