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Keeping track of what can be watched from where and via which methods is difficult if not impossible, but it’s the burden that’s been placed on us by media companies who simply can’t get their act together.
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We are all Glassholes now
What does it mean to live ‘in the moment’ if we’re taking photos 24/7?

We are all Glassholes now
What does it mean to live ‘in the moment’ if we’re taking photos 24/7?

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spring-of-mathematics:

Mathematically Correct Breakfast - How to Slice a Bagel into Two Linked Halves. If a torus is cut by a Möbius strip it will split up into to interlocking rings.

It is not hard to cut a bagel into two equal halves which are linked like two links of a chain. Figure 1:

  1. To start, you must visualize four key points.  Center the bagel at the origin, circling the Z axis. A is the highest point above the +X axis.  B is where the +Y axis enters the bagel. C is the lowest point below the -X axis.  D is where the -Y axis exits the bagel.
  2. These sharpie markings on the bagel are just to help visualize the geometry and the points.  You don’t need to actually write on the bagel to cut it properly.
  3. The line ABCDA, which goes smoothly through all four key points, is the cut line.  As it goes 360 degrees around the Z axis, it also goes 360 degrees around the bagel.
  4. The red line is like the black line but is rotated 180 degrees (around Z or through the hole). An ideal knife could enter on the black line and come out exactly opposite, on the red line. But in practice, it is easier to cut in halfway on both the black line and the red line. The cutting surface is a two-twist Mobius strip; it has two sides, one for each half.
  5. After being cut, the two halves can be moved but are still linked together, each passing through the hole of the other.

It is much more fun to put cream cheese on these bagels than on an ordinary bagel. In additional to the intellectual stimulation, you get more cream cheese, because there is slightly more surface area.
Topology problem: Modify the cut so the cutting surface is a one-twist Mobius strip. (You can still get cream cheese into the cut, but it doesn’t separate into two parts). See more at: Mathematically Correct Breakfast: How to Slice a Bagel into Two Linked Halves by George W. Hart.

Images: How to Slice a Bagel into Two Linked Halves by George W. Hart - Cutting bagels into linked halves on Mathematica. - Interlocking Bagel Rings

Maybe, that’s one of the reasons why I love bagel :)

Jul 30, 2014
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Whenever I switch from my laptop to my iPhone, I hate how there’s never anything good for me to look at in between.
Americans Demand New Form Of Media To Bridge Entertainment Gap While Looking From Laptop To Phone | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source
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The American Room

longform:

Behind the nation’s closed doors, with YouTube.

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gameraboy:

Syd Mead concept cars.  Scans by x-ray delta one

(via 70sscifiart)

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'Gotham' first look: all set-up and no substance
In the opening moments of Fox’s new series Gotham, you follow a young, strangely mute Selina Kyle as she leaps up and down fire escapes, picking pockets and making mischief. You guess she’s supposed to be “young Catwoman” because of her signature goggles and her cat-like agility, but you never get a glimpse into her inner life.

'Gotham' first look: all set-up and no substance
In the opening moments of Fox’s new series Gotham, you follow a young, strangely mute Selina Kyle as she leaps up and down fire escapes, picking pockets and making mischief. You guess she’s supposed to be “young Catwoman” because of her signature goggles and her cat-like agility, but you never get a glimpse into her inner life.

Jul 30, 2014
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An e-cig is an instrument for delivering a tiny death so that I might forestall the desire for a true death.
This is my e-cig. There are many like it, but this one is mine
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