|Primavera - Sandro Botticelli ~1480|
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|Primavera - Sandro Botticelli ~1480|
|Google Maps 3D Image of Cathedral of Santa María de Vitoria|
|Fresco on wall of old monastery (~45:00 mark)|
|Statue that inspired the killer|
|Inside the monastery|
|Julianne Nicholson as
Detective Megan Wheeler
|Aura Garrido as |
Detective Estíbaliz Ruiz de Gauna
|Integer Repetition Table|
"Mr. Reinhard now tells us a very simple procedure to demonstrate as many and different exercises in arithmetic with pure numbers to all the students through all basic operations up to the unlimited number range. His method is based on a scheme consisting of 81 squares, in which the basic numbers 1 to 9 are set in nine vertical and just as many horizontal rows so that the first two are never repeated in two successive numbers. Various combinations and
result in many thousands of exercise examples..."
I'm a house. It's dark in me. My consciousness is a lonely light. A candle in the wind. Everything else is in shadows. But they are there - the other rooms, niches, hallways, staircases, doors. And anything that lives within, and wanders within. It is there. It lives. Within the house that is me. Forbidden thoughts. Memories we don't want to see in the light. They dance around us in the darkness. They haunt . . . and whisper. They scare us. They make us sick. They make us hysterical.We started watching this series last night, but it was too creepy for SWMBO, so we bailed. I might have to go back and try watching it on my own.
Well, you see, Norm, it’s like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it’s the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.
And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers. - Cliff Clavin
|Pusher Biplane on floats from The Siege of Fort Bismarck|
Japanese pilots in white gloves against the Kaiser infantry in pickelhaub. This was to be painted by Miyazaki.Trying to figure out just what airplane this is, I found there were a bunch of similar configuration. Aside from being on wheels instead of floats, this one has several of the main features in common with the one above. The nose is different, but I'm not sure that is significant.
Very funny movie, given some elements of form and weapons :). It seems that the Japanese read "Guns of the Navaron Island", and then turned off the pages of self-roll and tightened well.
At the same time, there are a lot of well-shot various battle scenes - from air combat (in 1914, hmm) to squadron shooting. There are a lot of special effects.
Separately impressive is the dropping of bombs by hitting a rope with a knife on which the bomb is suspended.
The theme of the fraternal Chinese people is also revealed.
|Voisin Type 1|
Knightfall is a historical fiction drama television series . . . a second season, which premiered on March 25, 2019.My wife watched the first season. I couldn't, I got turned off watching the first episode. But tonight we watched the first 4 episodes of season 2 and while it's not great, if has some good points. The dialog is stilted, the characters are crudely portrayed, but the grimness, or which there is plenty, seems pretty realistic. I mean this was 1300's. And there is plenty of action with horses and sword fighting. They are also trying to tell us the history of this period (of which there is plenty) and fit it into the drama. There just isn't enough time in the world to fit all of it in and take a deeper look into the characters as well.
Knightfall recounts the success, fall, persecution, and suppression of the Knights Templar, as orchestrated by King Philip IV of France on October 13, 1307. The series focuses on the fictional Templar leader Landry du Lauzon, a brave warrior discouraged by the Templars' failures in the Holy Land who is reinvigorated by news that the Holy Grail has resurfaced. -Wikipedia
|Integer Repetition Table|
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The numbers in the last two rows of the Minus chart (left) have decimal points
It seem to be a educational poster used in elementary school in early 20th century. There is a book published in 1904 explaining how to use the board called "Kokonaislukujen kertaustaulun selitys ja tulokset" by Hultin, Hj and Reinhard, Ph.Google translates the title to "Explanation and results of the integer repetition table". That's all I've been able to find. If anyone out there has a clue as to how to use this table, please let me know.
|Oregon State Flag|
|Oregon State Flag (reverse)|
|Eruption of Mount St. Helens volcano, Washington, May 18, 1980. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)AP|
|A miner using a hydraulic jet to mine for gold in California, from The Century Magazine January 1883|
|Artist's Conception of a Virion|
|Tanker Esso Scotia under construction in 1969 - Heinrich Heidersberger|
"At the time of launching on 31st March, 1969, the Esso Scotia was the largest vessel in the world to be launched from a slipway, as opposed to being floated out from a drydock." - Auke Visser´s Esso UK Tanker's siteShe was built in Bremen German, served for 12 years and was broken up in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
|Battle of Gideon Against the Midianites - Nicolas Poussin - 1626|
|Potato Planters - Jean-François Millet - 1861|
Peasant Cultures AbideStolen Entire from Gene Expression
POSTED ON MAY 15, 2020 BY RAZIB KHAN
Many years ago I read Tim Blanning’s The Pursuit of Glory: The Five Revolutions that Made Modern Europe: 1648-1815. Some portion of it was dedicated was the attempt of scientifically oriented rulers to encourage the cultivation of potatoes amongst their subjects. Today Russia is huge on potatoes, but during the reign of Catherine the Great, this was not the case. Blanning outlines the resistance of the superstitious and backward Russian peasant in particular to the new wisdom of the agronomists. Truth be told, these illiterate peasants really didn’t give reasons for potato aversion. They simply pointed out that planting potatoes was not “how it was done.”
This Russian skepticism was common among European peasant cultures. But there was a major exception: Ireland. The Irish cultivation of the potato allowed for prosperity and population growth. By 1800 one third of the population of the United Kingdom were Irish.
This changed. The potato famine led to mass starvation and emigration.
We all know the reason: the famine. The reality here is that Russian stubbornness may not have been easy to rationalize, but the rejection of “expertise” in this case was socially meritorious.
|Nicole Duennebier, “Set table with fishes,” “Hiding in a Mignon Grotto,” “Waiting for the Day to be Over”, and “Pheasant burst with Peony” (2020), acrylic on panel|
|The empty gallery|
|Academy Museum under construction (center), with LACMA in foreground, and Petersen Automotive Museum at left (© Academy Museum Foundation)|
|LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)|
|One wheel motorcycle, invented by Italian M. Goventosa de Udine, 1931|
Mr. M. Goventosa of Udine, Italy, built this monowheel in 1931, and that it was capable of 150 KPH, or about 93 MPH. - HemmingsI've seen other old monocycles, but the rider was centered sideways within the wheel. This version would give you unobstructed vision directly forward, but with both versions your forward vision would be obstructed. Whether it was better to have the obstruction directly ahead or a few degrees to one side is debatable.
|Me & Gus|
|St. Anthony beset by demons by Martin Schongauer|
Elitists frequently identify with a peer group based on wealth, power, rank, social status, occupation, education, ethnic group, etc. and perceive themselves and their peers as inherently superior to and more responsible than the "common people", thus more deserving of certain rights.
Authoritarian personalities are characterized by their belief in unquestioning obedience to an authority figure or group and a disdain for individual freedom of action, expression, and judgement. Those with authoritarian personalities function well in symbiosis with elitists occupying positions of power. Because authoritarians repress their desires for autonomy they harbor a deep resentment toward free and independent thinkers.
[Nothing to add here. I mean, fucking you over is what they do.]
Cowards by definition are easily or excessively frightened by things and situations that are recognized as dangerous, difficult, or painful. In reality, many of these individuals harbor an envy induced resentment toward anyone with the means, skill, and will to successfully stand up to criminal aggression.
The desire to assert oneself exists in nearly everyone, wimps included, so cowards seek out tame enemies against whom they can ply their pitiful brand of machismo. After all, real criminals are dangerous, so cowards prefer doing battle with inanimate objects that do not have a will of their own and decent law-abiding people whose high level of integrity and self discipline prevent them from physically lashing out against mere verbal assailants, however obnoxious they may be.
Ideological chameleons follow the simple social strategy of avoiding controversy and confrontation by espousing the beliefs of the people in their immediate vicinity or advocating the philosophy of those who scream the loudest in a debate. Like their reptilian namesake, people who merely blend in with the ambient philosophical foliage seem to have little insight into the moral and social ramifications of their actions. Political and/or economic gain along with avoidance of confrontation are their only goals.
Security monopolists are those members and representatives of public and private security-providing-concerns who want the means of self protection out of private hands so that they can command high fees for protecting the citizenry against the rising tide of crime. These profiteers stand to loose a great deal of capital if citizens can efficiently defend themselves. To the security monopolist, each criminal who enters and exits the revolving door of justice is a renewable source of revenue providing jobs for police, social workers, victim counsellors, judges, prison employees, security guards, burglar alarm installers, locksmiths, and others employed by the security monopolies or their satellite organizations.
THE DYSFUNCTIONALLY UNWORLDLY
Just as a limb will weaken and atrophy if not used, so will aspects of the mind fail to develop if nothing in one’s environment exists to challenge them. People who have led excessively sheltered lives tend to have a difficult time understanding certain cause and effect relationships and an even harder time appreciating just how cruel the world can be. To them, tyranny and crime are things that happen in other places far removed from their "civilized" universe. Also, they do not understand the value of private property and why some people would fight for theirs since they never had to work hard to acquire what they possess. While those suffering from dysfunctional unworldliness are most often people who have been born into considerable wealth, this condition is also common in members of the clergy, academicians, practitioners of the arts, and others who have spent much of their lives cloistered in a safe and pampering environment. While many of these people may be quite talented and intelligent in some ways, their extreme naivety makes them easy prey for the tyrants who use them for the financial support and favorable advertisement of their regimes.
Acquiring knowledge of one’s foes is the first step toward defeating them.Stolen from JPFO. The original talks about these seven devils in relation to the right of citizens to possess firearms. I thought it was so well done that firearms don't even need to be mentioned, so I edited it to remove all such mentions. I think it stands up well. These seven devils are the scourge of modern life. No matter what they are promoting, the should be opposed.
Is The Plagues of Breslau Based on a True Story?
No, ‘The Plagues of Breslau’ is not based on a true story. It is a crime drama, written by Patryk Vega and Sylwia Koperska-Mrozinska. In the film, Magda uses the Week of Plague as the historical reference for the serial killings happening in Wroclaw. She tells the story of Frederick the Great. After taking over Breslau in 1941, he wanted it to become a great city. For this, he needed to weed out all the bad things that would hold back its peace and prosperity. He considered six human fallacies to be the plagues that would never let them grow.
They were degeneracy, pillaging, corruption, slandering, oppression, and treachery. To show everyone how serious he was considering his plans, he devised the Week of Plagues. Every day, apart from Sunday, one person, who had committed any of these crimes, would be publically executed. Apparently, Magda reads about it in a book of local history. In reality, there is no account of any such practice in the reign of Frederick the Great.I think Diksha means 1741, not 1941. Frederick the Great died in 1786. He went to war against Austria in 1741. Nine months later they signed the Treaty of Breslau. Breslau is the German name for Wroclaw.