happy sailing
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slavin:

The symmetry between impoverished Chinese people making phones that are flown round the world, for impoverished Chinese people to purchase, all in order to serve the urgent desires of wealthy people.

If there’s any better parable to explain the realities of late capitalism, I hope Casey Neistat is there to shoot it.

I was visiting NYC not too long ago, and saw five Asian people in chairs in front of that that Apple store. They must have been the the first five. I remember thinking, what the actual fuck, and wondering whether they were being paid to sit there for several days. But I put that idea out of my head and thought, it’s probably something far more benign, and I’m a little ashamed about that part that wanted to believe it was benign.

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Ulam’s Spiral - Changing the number in the centre

primepatterns:

The animation below is based on the still image in the previous post in which the number in the centre of the plot was set to 1.

In the animation below, the value of the number at the centre of the plot is incremented by 1 in each frame:

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Note that, when the number at the centre is 41, there is an unbroken chain of 40 primes across the centre of the plot. The quadratic equations 4r2 - 2r + 41 and 4r2 + 2r + 41 are responsible for the effect, although there is also an overlap with 4r2 - 4r + 59.

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jaymug: The World Map of Currencies

jaymug: The World Map of Currencies

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20th
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sciencefictiongallery:

Conrad, 1982.

sciencefictiongallery:

Conrad, 1982.

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archatlas:

Saltscapes San Francisco Bay  Cris Benton

Benton’s images allow us to slip our earthly bonds and see the world from new heights, his aerial views offering a fresh perspective on familiar landscapes. Surprising and sublime, Saltscapes can be enjoyed equally as a collection of art photography and a portrait of ecological transformation and resilience.”

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Astronaut Neil Armstrong in his Gemini days, 1966.

Astronaut Neil Armstrong in his Gemini days, 1966.

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quantumaniac:

Formerly Unknown Mathematics Professor Receives “Genius Grant”

The MacArthur Fellows Program, commonly known as the “Genius Grant” just announced their recipients for 2014. As always, they are extremely impressive experts at the top of their respective fields - but for me, one in particular stuck out.

The Simons Foundations starts telling the story like this: 

On April 17, a paper arrived in the inbox of Annals of Mathematics, one of the discipline’s preeminent journals. Written by a mathematician virtually unknown to the experts in his field — a 50-something lecturer at the University of New Hampshire named Yitang Zhang — the paper claimed to have taken a huge step forward in understanding one of mathematics’ oldest problems, the twin primes conjecture.

Unknown ‘experts’ are always making similarly large claims to prestigious institutions, but this paper was different. The reception Zhang received was incredible: “The main results are of the first rank,” the author had proved “a landmark theorem in the distribution of prime numbers.”

Zhang was a researcher that no one seemed to know, his talents had been overlooked his entire career: “after he earned his doctorate in 1991 that he had found it difficult to get an academic job, working for several years as an accountant and even in a Subway sandwich shop.”

“Basically, no one knows him,” said Andrew Granville, a number theorist at the Université de Montréal. “Now, suddenly, he has proved one of the great results in the history of number theory.”

Read more about Zhang’s incredible discovery here and here.  

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Sep
13th
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generalelectric:

Isa Arfen’s ready-to-wear Spring 2015 collection featured 60’s inspired looks, including a standout dress made from guipure circle lace with studded geometric lines. Although the 1960’s pre-dates the existence of this technology by about a decade, the solderless breadboard exhibits a distinct likeness to the dress in question. This board allows one to experiment and prototype electronic circuits without the use of metal soldering of wires between components. The conversion of Isa Arfen’s dress to a wearable breadboard would create the perfect hybrid of high fashion and technology.

- Chris Ing, freshphotons.com | #iOnFashion, NYFW 2014

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cyberpunk-culture:

1993-2014

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Sep
11th
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socialjusticekoolaid:

The Ferguson City Council convened for the first time since Mike Brown’s death, and proved that they literally give no fucks about what the community has to say. Added to their vague, paltry proposed reforms, seems real change will have to come in Ferguson via the ballot box. I don’t care where you live folks— let this be a lesson in voting/participating in your local elections and government! #staywoke #farfromover 

My people getting it!

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