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250 Things An Architect Should Know

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“The proportioning system for the Villa Rotonda. The basics of mud construction. The direction of prevailing winds. The difference between Winchester Cathedral and a bicycle shed. What went wrong in Fatehpur Sikri. The smell of concrete after rain. The angle of the sun at the equinox. How the pyramids were built. How to ride a bicycle. The depth of the aquifer beneath you. The slope of a handicapped ramp. The depths of desire. The heights of folly. Low tide. The Golden and other ratios”
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Granadilla, Branded

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A purple-skinned, fragrant berry that grows on a vine

h/t: Passiflora edulis, also known as granadilla. (Yon passionfruité follows Passion of the Flower!)

Have some fun before you get (de)cease(d) and desisted:

Brand New Roman by Hello Velocity spells Granadilla

Dollar Brand would be proud.

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Magical hummingbird slow-motion video shot on a smartphone

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Conservationist, entomologist, and photographer Phil Torres recorded this enchanting slow-motion video of hummingbirds in the cloud forest of Sumaco, Ecuador. He used Moment lenses

More at PetaPixel.

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Y-Axis

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We've also developed the semi-semi-log scale, where the Y-axis for the left half of the graph is a log scale but on the right half it isn't.
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We've also developed the semi-semi-log scale, where the Y-axis for the left half of the graph is a log scale but on the right half it isn't.
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We've also developed the semi-semi-log scale, where the Y-axis for the left half of the graph is a log scale but on the right half it isn't.

When Bad Things Happen in Slow Motion - Issue 61: Coordinates

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Nothing focuses the mind like a moment of peril. John Hockenberry, the heavily-decorated journalist and commentator, had one of those nearly four decades ago. Yet it has never left him, and it always plays out in his memory, as he puts it, “in super slo-mo.”

“About 38 years ago, I was on a road in Pennsylvania. I was sleeping in the back of a car. I woke up. The driver of the car was also asleep,” Hockenberry recounted from his wheelchair in early June at this year’s World Science Festival in New York as he opened up a panel discussion on time perception.“ The car was veering off the road. The passenger next to her reached over very slowly, it seemed, grabbed the wheel, and pulled that wheel as hard as she could … and the car veers to the right. And very slowly we hit the guardrail, the car flips into the air, and I can feel in my gut that all of life is going to change.”

Retired fire chief Richard Gasaway refers to this apparent slowing down of time in tense situations as tachypsychia, which roughly translates as “fast mind.” “This phenomenon afflicts many first responders,”…
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I Am A Data Factory | Nicholas Carr | Rough Type | 7th May 2018

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“Am I a data mine, or am I a data factory? Is data extracted from me, or is data produced by me? Both metaphors are ugly, but the distinction between them is crucial. If I am a data mine, then I am essentially a chunk of real estate, and control over my data becomes a matter of ownership. The factory metaphor makes clear what the mining metaphor obscures: We work for the Facebooks and Googles of the world, and the work we do is increasingly indistinguishable from the lives we lead”
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