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"O Efeito Rosie" de Graeme Simsion

<b>Quem leu o Projecto Rosie (ver comentário aqui!) sente-se automaticamente atraído por esta leitura. Embora contenha muitos factos verídicos no que se</b> …

135 Free Philosophy eBooks

<b>Boethius -</b> Consolation of Philosophy<p><b>Burke, Edmund</b> - On the Sublime and Beautiful<p><b>Camus, Albert</b> - The Stranger<p><b>Carroll, Lewis</b> - Symbolic Logic<p><b>Carroll,</b> …

mermaid

…a simple Markdown-like script language for generating charts from text via javascript.<p>For example, given the following text<p>mermaid will generate a chart like this

quiver

Quiver is a notebook built for programmers. It lets you easily mix text, code and Markdown within one note, edit code with an awesome code editor, live preview Markdown and LaTeX cells, and find any note instantly via the full-text search.

runfs

Runfs is a self-cleaning in-RAM filesystem that allows a process to store temporary state in the filesystem over the course of its lifetime. Once it dies, the filesystem removes its data.

Pope Francis removes Swiss Guard chief

The commander of the Swiss Guard at the Vatican has been removed from his post, apparently as a result of Pope Francis’s unease at the security chief’s militaristic style.<p>The surprise news that Daniel Anrig, who had a reputation for being rigid and “teutonic”, would step down was contained in a …

Rapa Expedition: An Ancient Secret for Protecting the Future

Changing Planet<p><i>After days of foul weather, the clouds have parted and the</i> Hanse Explorer <i>has arrived at Rapa Iti, the site of the latest National Geographic Pristine Seas expedition.</i> <i>As the science team prepares for their first dives to survey the biodiversity hidden under the waves surrounding this</i> …

Sweet Lisbon: the best places to get your sugar fix

Stroll the hilly backstreets of Portugal’s capital and you’ll soon come across evidence of the Lisboetas' love for all things sweet. Hidden in the districts' cobbled streets, rows of tiny tiled bakeries await, each serving up their own delicious array of <i>pastéis de nata</i> – Portugal’s famous egg …

Short YouTube Tutorial Teaches How to See Without Glasses

This short video will teach you how to see without your glasses. It's practical especially when your glasses need to be repaired.

AirDroid: Manage Your Android Device Using A Browser

<b>AirDroid is a free application that lets you control your Android device from your desktop, tablet or anything else that can run a browser.</b> All you …

Nikon Teases New Retro-Styled Full-Frame in Mysterious ‘Pure Photography’ Ad

Shortly after Sony announced the mirrorless a7 and a7R full-frames, rumors broke that Nikon had a new full-frame of its own coming in short order. As …

A Language Without Numbers

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Linguistics is a topic that has always been fascinating to me. I adore the English language, and love studying word origins, …

An Introduction to the Inverse Square Law

I don’t know about you, but I was never much of a math student. I needed a tutor in high school for both geometry and physics. I chose a double major …

A Quick and Dirty Guide To Depth of Field

<i>Aperture –</i> One of the first things we learn in our studies as photographers is about aperture. Not only does it control the amount light that passes …

How to Win The Cholesterol War

32 Awesome Bookshelves Every Book Lover Needs To Have

Book lovers, where do you keep your books? If you have a private library, congrats; but if you don’t, probably you’re keeping them on the …

The language of photography

Photography and technical jargon go together like a DSLR and a hot shoe mounted flash. If you're new to photography there's a lot of lingo to know, particularly around the camera and its equipment. There's ISO, White Balance, RAW, etc.<p>It can be intimidating to try and navigate the world of …

Bach | Sonatas For Violin & Piano (2CD) - CD Álbum

New Film: Explore Radio Astronomy Facility with Jodie Foster

You may not have heard of the VLA Facility in New Mexico desert but you probably have seen it on the big screen. The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array , located about 50 miles west of the town of Soccoro, is one of the world’s most powerful radio astronomy observatories and has been a popular …

Hotel Wi-Fi Sucks: Create Your Own Hotspot Using the Room's Ethernet Connection

From the creepiest $20 per night skid-row flophouse to the presidential suite at Hong Kong's InterContinental, Wi-Fi is now as standard as a toilet …

60 Free Film Noir Movies

During the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood entered a “noir” period, producing riveting films based on hard-boiled fiction. These films were set in dark …

Cannes Film Festival

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

Mainframe Solution - Trends

Strolling Down Memory (Core) Lane<p>Museums and online resources help preserve computing history<p>9/4/2013 12:01:01 AM | By Gabe Goldberg<p>I had very mixed …

Watch: This Brilliant Lego Calendar Syncs With Google | WIRED

Vitamins, a design studio in London, built themselves a Lego calendar. <i>Photo: Vitamins</i><p>It offers a tactile way to keep track of the months ahead--and …

They're Finally Here!The Sony Smart Lenses - QX10 & QX100

Meet the Sony Smart Lenses, pro-quality lenses that are also full-fledged cameras!<p>These first-of-their-kind lens cameras use your smartphone as a …

One Millionth Leica and Modified Nikon F3 NASA Camera up for Auction at WestLicht

Each year, the WestLicht Photographica auction house puts some incredible historic cameras on the block and lets us mere mortals “oh” and “ah” at …

The Truth About "Getting it Right in Camera"

Photoshop and other image manipulation software are wonderful things, they allow us to manipulate images in a way unimaginable in the days of film, …

10 best photographs of the day

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Codex Seraphinianus: A new edition of the strangest book in the world

In October Rizzoli will be republishing what is regarded by many to be the strangest book in the world, the <i>Codex Seraphinianus</i>. The <i>Codex</i> is unlike …