I thought this would be impressive.
Let's say that a hardcore DC fan suddenly find himself in the DC universe. He has the same "life" he had while on our earth, living in the same place (if he was a librarian in New York he'd still be a librarian in New York) but he has all his memories from living in our world where DC is just a comic. Oh, and he knows pretty much everything from the comics. Every superhero's idendity, every secret showed during the comic, etc.
Since knowledge is power and this guy is pretty much a guru of DC lore, how potentially dangerous could he be, both as a force of good and as a force of evil?
It can't be for film school scholarships, I knew the guy like a brother, he would be embarrassed as he wanted to go that way but never could, even if it went to help someone do it. His biggest sadness was realizing he couldn't make it that direction in life and he was a complicated person. He stopped talking about film school one year and hated if the topic was brought up.
He liked film critics and all things trivia and history of film. His favorite film was The Godfather. Loved Airplane!, Jaws.. All of the classics. Is there any cause out there that something of maybe several thousand dollars we could get together from friends isn't a drop in the bucket for a budget? We want to do something that might make someone notice and care related to film, not just another check in a donation file.
You could name any year and he'd tell you all of the awards for that year. You could name any actor and he'd list off their roles and his opinions of them. He'd out-quote you or me or anyone else... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'd love a PDF version of this or book one which is the Eastern traditions.
Last night I finally did it! I did a thing.
I am copy pasta a reply I made to the comment that someone left me on my post where I have a clip of getting “Galapagos” achievement:
The first few planets were rough. I was checking my discovery logs and found at least 3 planets that had only had one life form on them but the “upload all” button doesn’t trigger the “upload to receive ‘x’ nanites”. I wasted more hours than I could have lol.
Unless it is a glitched planet, frothy, pillarEd, etc. (
those typically have only one life form on them it has just come to my attention that “exotic” planets don’t count for this anchovy) find planets with a minimum of “typical” fauna rating or more. If it is lower, even with a high amount of species, they are spread so far and few in between that it’s not worth it.
A quick list from the moment I land on a new planet:
Hi there. I have no training on philosophy and the stanford and internet encyclopedias of philosophy are a bit difficult for me to read through and understand. They are not very layperson friendly.
I am looking for a comprehensively encyclopedic article tat deals with the ethic/morality in an employer-employee relationship. That is how you are supposed to treat your peers and superiors and how they are supposed to treat you.
Can anyone suggest such an article?
Let's say I'm on the manifest and my name is that of some nobody who originally died on the flight when events initially unfolded.
I could do good, bad, or both.
How could I use this situation to my benefit?
I'm interested in putting together a diet plan, I'd like to make a graph of some of the healthiest foods and their calories, proteins, carbs, fats, sugars, etc, but I'm sure a resource must exist so I don't need to go through by hand and copy all this info down lmao. Would be especially nice if the info is already in a sort of graphed form, so I can compare one protein to another for example, but anything would help, thanks!
Can we get the FLIR RS32 and the REAPIR to perform like the real thing?
Check out this album with ingame performance compared against real life:
Source video of the last gif: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM_S5dKshDM& (The gif has a lower fps than it should, watch the video to see how fluid it should be
Here is what is not accurate with it ingame:
The refresh rate is far too low. It should be 60hz. But it appears to run at less than 15 fps.
The screentearing effect, it looks cool but it does not happen on the real thing.
The resolution is too low, on the real thing you can not see these individual pixels.
On the real thing you can see dust and particles being displaced by the shots. Ingame they do not render at all
The guns in EFT are treated with encyclopedic realism. The IR optics should have the same realism. They can be balanced by pricing and availability.
I mean, it seems that there was quite a boom of Humongous encyclopedic novels in the second half of the twentieth century, and the maximalism as a way to write. I mean, The Recognitions, Gravity Rainbow, The Tunnel, The Underground, heck even the longest novel ever written in the USA, Woman and Man was written in this time it seems that there was like 20-30 years where "Big authors" wrote big novels, then there was a little pause and in the 1996 David Foster Wallace dropped his gigantic 500k+ words long novel that was rated as good as those I mentioned.
What I noticed about these books is that those are, apart from their length, is that there is a lot of symbolism and "deep" information hidden in the text that if you were to find every reference you would have incredible amount of data to work with, almost as if this books were written to be as much encyclopedia as to be a book (thus the name.)
My question is, are there books like this written even now or was the Infinite jest the... keep reading on reddit ➡
Johann Becher, a 17th-century German polymath, composed an unusual vocabulary tool for the use of students. His Novum, breve, perfacile & solidum Organum pro Verborum Copia organized thousands of words into a logical, topical framework.
For instance, Becher organized verbs of action or passion according to which kinds of things (res) they apply:
>Animalia incarnantur, dentiunt, cornescunt, pilant, capillantur, plumescunt, mellificant.
>Vegetabilia radicescunt primum, tum frutificant, stirpescunt, lignescunt, arborescunt, arborescunt, sylvescunt, germinant, tuberrant, pullulant, caulescunt, geniculant, gemmant, spicant, siliquantur, herbascunt, frondescunt, florent, frondent, vernant, virent, tandem fructificant....
>Sublunaria taliter producta, sunt, existunt, vivunt, manent, constant, donec moriantur, expirent, occumbant, oppetant, denascantur, obeant, deficiant, aboriantur, pe
I am looking for a brief, free, encyclopedic article that explains from an economics perspective why most creative people (artists, inventors, intellectuals etc) never make much money.
Basically the title. I realize though my Mandarin is at a B2 level, I still need to learn what actual names of dishes and ingredients are.
I have a Bible test coming up at school and I didn't study AT ALL
Non-native English speaker here.
I am looking for an encyclopedic article like those from Stanford and Internet encyclopedias of Philosophy, on the ethics of work as a worker working for an employer.
That is the ethics of hard work, how much you should work, how much you should be obedient for your employer etc. In other words if you are a good employee how much you should put in to your work and how much you should put up.
For instance, we are told that you should do a lunch at 5:30pm, and take 10 minute lunches, one bathroom break only, work for 11-12 hours or stay overnight etc. Then there is personal insults for not bringing in enough sales etc. Then the boss intentionally calls in people an hour early for "lecturing" or makes them leave much later for no reason etc. We are salaried bankers in Bangladesh here and we are told that since the employer provides you money for your living, you should go beyond what was written in contract and policy and do the extra mile because th... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I'm about to graduate high school and preparing for my German literature exam and I'm a bit confused about some aspects of postmodernism. Our teacher said that encyclopedic descriptions are a characteristic of the postmodern novel, which would make sense when looking at something like Infinite Jest and much of Pynchon, but what about Ulysses and Thomas Mann's excessive descriptions of outmoded musical instruments in Doktor Faustus and the long-winded dialogues between Naphta and Settembrini in Der Zauberberg? I think that shorter bits of obscure knowledge being littered throughout novels has certainly increased since 1945 and become almost parodic (here's lookin at you, John Green), but I don't really see what it is about this that sets it apart from modernist and even realist fiction.
Edit: just realized the title says fictions, plural. Can't change that now though lol
I am looking for a free encyclopedic article on how colonial companies worked. Companies like East India Company, Hudson's Bay Company, companies that had plantations in USA, Carribean, Latin America and that sort.
Wikipedia articles on each individual company is huge and does not explain the economics or how the company worked. That is how they were formed, how money was raised, how they were governed etc.
(Sorry for the oversharing here) I consider myself an avid moviegoer with a pretty deep understanding of film history, but I often feel like I haven't seen "enough" movies to consider myself as much of a movie fan as I want to be. I'm always amazed at how rarely David, Griffin and some of their guests say "I haven't seen that" (even about obscure forgotten movies that only a true completist would bother to watch).
For those who feel the same as me, what have you done to deal with this feeling, besides quit your job, abandon your responsibilities and consume filmed entertainment 24/7? And for people like David and Griffin who have seemingly seen every movie ever (only slightly exaggerating), how did you find time for all that while maintaining, you know, a life outside the cinema?
I’m Ed Rosenfeld, author of The Book of Highs, just published in a new edition today. In the 1960s, when so many people who never took drugs started to freak out about drugs and made laws against them, I thought: they can’t outlaw consciousness. So, I put together this mini-encyclopedia, first published in 1973, describing hundreds of ways to alter consciousness without drugs. This new edition is fully revised, updated, and expanded to include illustrations and experiences that reflect recent developments—such as Virtual Reality and Brainwave Machines. There are a total of 255 ways for a new generation to push their minds into experiential realms.
My past books include Talking Nets: An Oral History of Neural Networks and An Oral History of Gestalt Therapy. My newsletter, INTELLIGENCE (1987-2017) was the first to cover the history and development of neural networks and artificial intelligence. I also wrote a screenplay, MKULTRA, which has been adapted for the opera as Huxley’s Last Tr... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have some guy's face stuck in my head and I can't remember who he was on the show. It was for like a one scene in the whole series guy. He was older, had white hair just above his ears, parted on his right (our left). He had sparkling beady eyes...idk how else to describe it, kind of like a more elf like Keebler elf. He had a white mustache. I can picture him in a black polo shirt with a logo on it. He was like a business man or somebody and the only thing I can remember is he says "sorry Leslie" in a "I wish I could have helped" tone. Very slight southern accent.
[EDIT] WOW OKAY IDK WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY BRAIN ........ i just remembered it was someone i know irl lmao who volunteers with his dogs at hospitals. idk why on EARTH i put his face into parks and rec (i did just finish a rewatch) but i just saw him last night and i was like "oh shit that's who i'm thinking of" wow
Does anyone know who I'm talking about?! I scrolled through all the IMDb cast and none of the actors with pict... keep reading on reddit ➡
The table of contents
I have never seen a text book like this at a graduate level. At first it reminded me of the shitty introductory undergraduate textbook which have proliferated through the market. But it actually looks well rounded (and it's by kip Thorne); can't wait to get my hands on it.
PS: I am pleasantly surprised that he included a chapter on random processes.
Edit: After some digging around, it seems like most of the book was adapted from lectures the Authors gave. This page has pdf's of the lectures.
I am looking for a free online encyclopedic article that discusses the honor from an anthropological perspective. Including the different major types of honor found in many different types of culture, their functions etc.
I searched Google for a while now but I can't seem to find any such articles. Can anyone suggest an article here?
This is a cross-post from YSK.
The decentralized encyclopedia platform Everipedia backed up or forked some of the contents from Wikipedia itself at the time of its creation and since then there are steady updates along with page creations of subjects including those with notability too low to fulfill Wikipedia's inclusion standards.
Therefore in light of the ongoing "constitutional crisis" going on at Wikipedia which saw several admins and users to quit editing in protest, if Wikipedia as a whole is paralyzed by the incident and even to the point of go out the business Everipedia will be the one of the places to go for encyclopedic articles. In fact Larry Sanger one of the original co-founders of Wikipedia has defected to there and is serving as their Chief Information Officer.
Disclaimer: I did not receive any monet... keep reading on reddit ➡
There are 3 main species that inhabit the world. One has different subspecies with a different number of points on their ears ( 1,2 and 3) if I’m remembering correctly. The second is more evil looking, kind of like the bad guys from the dark crystal, and the third are pretty much straight up orcs. There are maps of the world, histories, laws, and all that. Was written quite a while ago, I read it when I was a kid back around 2000-2003.
I have been thinking about it for years so I hope you can help!!