Monday, February 27, 2017

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chatnoirs-baton: Anousheh Ansari accepts the 2017 Academy Award...







chatnoirs-baton:

Anousheh Ansari accepts the 2017 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, ‘The Salesman’ on behalf of Asghar Farhadi

 


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California - 188



California - 188



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I, too, blame Steve Harvey.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

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California - 180



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California - 187



California - 187



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cloudair:River Power Goosenecks in Utah



cloudair:

River Power

Goosenecks in Utah



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theencompassingworld: Zion National Park, Utah More of our...



theencompassingworld:

Zion National Park, Utah

More of our amazing world



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mytraveldestinations:Arches National Park, Utah



mytraveldestinations:

Arches National Park, Utah



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btruono:Break of Day



btruono:

Break of Day



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russmosis:Monumental Sunset…Monument Valley, Utah



russmosis:

Monumental Sunset…
Monument Valley, Utah



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norafleischer:Capitol Reef National Park, Utah



norafleischer:

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah



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thecraziethewizard: Hoodoos Everywhere! by Jeremiah Probodanu



thecraziethewizard:

Hoodoos Everywhere!

by Jeremiah Probodanu



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California - 193



California - 193



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strixus: rosenox98: warmblackrooster: aspiringdoctors: closet-...

kerryhyndman:New map illustration of Paris for the Wall Street...



kerryhyndman:

New map illustration of Paris for the Wall Street Journal 



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Saturday, February 25, 2017

stripperbucky:i’m about to change your life. (insp)







stripperbucky:

i’m about to change your life. (insp)



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usa_0381 Central Park - New York City 2003



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Central Park - New York City 2003

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pkatkins: Palisade Head As tenuous as it is during the summer,...







pkatkins:

Palisade Head

As tenuous as it is during the summer, I never even thought about how it would be up here with ice and snow on the ground!



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kingdomy:  A southern right whale hovers inches over the sandy...





kingdomy:

 A southern right whale hovers inches over the sandy sea floor by Brian J Skerry



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ICE manhunt forces passengers to show ID to exit domestic flight

ICE manhunt forces passengers to show ID to exit domestic flight:

songoharotto:

Fascism moves quickly.  This isn’t even about immigrants anymore.  American citizens are being profiled and detained when returning home from abroad. Just ask Muhammad Ali Jr.

Trump’s new military state is ramping up and nobody is safe.  I’m starting to wonder when I’m going to get a knock on my door for posting stuff like this.

I have a domestic flight booked for April. I already have anxiety over this happening and how I can keep calm but show my resistance. If I ask their names, do they have to give them to me? What happens if I refuse to show my ID ( I was born in the US and am white?) Will that help or hurt?



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phroyd: The List Get Longer As People Speak Out! Phroyd





phroyd:

The List Get Longer As People Speak Out!

Phroyd



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burndownmiddletown: mr-hoodrat: roe-your-boat: disparition: a...



burndownmiddletown:

mr-hoodrat:

roe-your-boat:

disparition:

afloydianslip:

fencehopping:

Electron microscope video of a needle on a vinyl record.

H O W 

like you can tell me all you want how the sound is stored in the grooves but fucking H O W 

HOW DOES THAT GET INTO THE NEEDLE

HOW ARE THE VIBRATIONS TURNED INTO MUSIC THAT YOU CAN HEAR???

H O W

The vibrations aren’t “turned into” music, they are music. When vibrations occur inside your inner ear, your brain processes this as sound.

The grooves in a record are an analogy for these vibrations, a method of remembering them so that they can be recreated later on. 

Put your hand on a speaker while loud music is playing and you’ll feel the vibrations. Those are exactly the same vibrations happening inside your ear when you hear the music. 

But how do you capture that? 

Take a surface that vibrates strongly when a sound is played, like the skin of a drumhead for example. Connect that surface to a little tool - when sound causes the surface to vibrate, the tool digs a little bit into some wax, leaving behind a pattern that matches - in proportion - the vibrations of the surface caused by the sound. This is your analogy (hence: analog music). 

Now, when there’s no sound playing, you run that little tool back over the pattern. This causes the skin to vibrate again, this time in response to the tool running over the pattern instead of because of an external sound. The vibrations should match, proportionally, the original vibrations of the music.. and thus these new vibrations, if you were to amplify them, would be a recreation or “recording” of the original music. 

That’s oversimplified of course and things have changed a lot since the days of wax, but that is very basically how the process of recording music worked at first, and the general idea of how sound gets from a groove in a record into your brain. 

(reblogging for Disparition commentary) 

Thank you Science side of tumblr

I hugely appreciate people taking to the time explain stuff like this, as it helps put an end to the “wow, science is magic!” trope that’s become far too common.



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California - 148



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whitehouse: Yes we can: three words for all who refuse to...

Friday, February 24, 2017

California - 125



California - 125



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Empire State Building - New York City 2003



Empire State Building - New York City 2003



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California - 166



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California - 120



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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Square Pizza is the best pizza.

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California - 128



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lastnightsreading: Jia Tolentino at @housingworksbookstore,...



lastnightsreading:

Jia Tolentino at @housingworksbookstore, 2/22/17



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startrees: delicatelyhaunted: Y’all are so excited about the new planetary discovery but I haven’t...

laughingsquid: Incredible Space Cake Featuring a Beautiful...



laughingsquid:

Incredible Space Cake Featuring a Beautiful Hidden Galaxy Inside That Is Revealed Once It is Sliced



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California - 169



California - 169



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California - 176



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California - 178



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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Ireland - Staigue Fort - Ring of Kerry





Ireland - Staigue Fort - Ring of Kerry



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San Francisco 2006



San Francisco 2006



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Duluth23672010



Duluth23672010



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