"With images from southern and central Russia in the news lately due to extensive wildfires, I thought it would be interesting to look back in time with this extraordinary collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912. In those years, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images. The high quality of the images, combined with the bright colors, make it difficult for viewers to believe that they are looking 100 years back in time - when these photographs were taken, neither the Russian Revolution nor World War I had yet begun. Collected here are a few of the hundreds of color images made available by the Library of Congress, which purchased the original glass plates back in 1948." (34 photos)
jammin to this masterpiece down the nj turnpike yesterday: a wonderful eight minutes of my life
i had been looking for this again for awhile, finally found it
Going back in time, found this email from my mom from August 2011:
Subject: Great online math site
Maybe you know already but I discovered an online math website (they have other subjects too) called Khan Academy that I like a lot. It has a section on linear algebra which I thought you might find it fun and easy to follow.
ps Brian promise to do 1 hour online math every day.
p(smelling like curry) = 1
Joshua Katz, a Ph. D student in statistics at North Carolina State University, just published a group of awesome visualizations of a linguistic survey that looked at how Americans pronounce words.Among the words he maps are crawfish, syrup, caramel, lawyer, mayonnaise and pecan. He also maps regions by how they refer to a carbonated beverage (the age-old soda or pop question) and how people address groups of two or more people — though as someone who spent time in Pittsburgh, yinz seems to be conspicuously absent. — heidi
thank you internet for all say yes to the dress episodes
today i ate guacamole while sitting on a shaded bench on eastern parkway greetings summer