Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was not fond of that new-fangled word “physicist”.
Instead, he was an “experimentalist”, a “natural philosopher”, or simply a “scientist”. It seems a modern trend, this need to hyper-specialize both our questions and our means of answering them. Fight it.(via jtotheizzoe)
So in the 80s and early 70s, the BBC decided to put ALL of Shakespeare’s plays on film in their entirety. The wiki article is here. And the entire collection is available on Amazon here, if you like to spend monies.
The collection seems to be popular with university libraries (and even some well stocked public libraries), so it shouldn’t be too hard to find copies (I haven’t managed to find these streaming anywhere online, but since they’re so readily available at two libraries in my area I haven’t really tried).
These productions are put together like stage plays instead of movie adaptations, and they’re full of really good actors. You might recognise some big names; Derek Jacobi plays Hamlet and Richard II, Helen Mirren plays Rosalind and Imogen, and Patrick Stewart plays Claudius. There are a lot of actors I’ve only seen in these productions, but all of them do a tremendous amount of justice to their parts.
Since these are supposed to be more or less definitive productions of the plays, there are no great liberties taken and you’ll see nothing innovative or experimental. Look at it one way and this makes for boring TV, but look at it another way and these productions provide you with a basis perspective from which to watch other more interesting productions or to think of your own interpretations.
The production quality, however, is, let’s say, interesting. Tremendous amounts of effort have gone into getting everything right, but everything is cheap and flimsy. The costumes look like someone did his utmost to make something historically accurate out of his grandmother’s curtains, and the sets look like they’d fall over if you shouted at them. All the heraldry in the history plays is right, but the shields and armour are made out of cardboard.
The filming itself isn’t anything to crow about, but it’s also 30 years old, so that’s understandable.
So if you want to see actors doing Shakespeare and doing it well, and you’re not going to be distracted by cheap costumes and wobbly sets, WATCH IT ALL, because it’s actually pretty great.
The good news is that if you can think of a Shakespeare play, an uncut version of it exists on dvd. I cannot stress how much a fan I am of uncut Shakespeare.
This is the only filmed version I’ve heard of for Henry VI. I’ve heard varying things about the quality and this seems to make sense of the dichotomy. Maybe I will order it.
This is a manifestation of the Meissner Effect. When a superconductor reaches a critical temperature (usually very cold, 1 - 70 K) it expels all magnetic field lines. So if you place it on top of a magnet, it will float. It will float on a cushion of magnetic field. Additionally it will experience almost no friction so if you make a circular track of magnets it will levitate around it for quite a long time. And look awesome doing it. That vapour trail isn’t propulsive. It’s just how cold that superconductor is, it’s condensing the air around it.
Reading without my glasses and I saw Quantum Leviosa…
Sorry science tumblr.
Adam: I absolutely didn’t do this demonstration for a college open day. I certainly didn’t yell WINGARDIUM LEVIOSA as I did. No. Professional all the way.
As Arthur C Clarke once said, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur always was a word wizard.
A masterpost on things that you could use to do better in school, and maybe to cheat just a little bit.
Didn’t Listen In Class?
Calculators & Solvers
- Square Root Calculator
- Cube Root Calculator
- Expression Simplifier
- Multi Step Equation Calculator
- Slope Intercept Equation Maker
- Mathway (this can solve almost anything)
- Chemical Equation Balancer
Didn’t Read That Book?
Arts Department (Art, Choir, Band) P.S I take art so I’ll have the most resources for that
- Instrument Tuner
- How To Read A Painting
- Mark Crilley Art Tutorials (mostly manga but with some realism)
- Sophie Chan (mostly manga)
- Oil Painting Techniques
General Tips and Tricks
- Change the time in an email (gmail), for due dates and all
- Block Websites for a specific amount of time
- Note-Taking Techniques
That’s all. It’s not a lot but I guess it will help. This is my first masterpost and I hope you like it. If any of the links don’t work, just message me.
"I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was."
- Muhammad Ali
Romanian internet speeds (average download) in the 7 biggest cities
by AndreiDraws :
I used the new tools over at www.netindex.com.
As you can see, the title says 7 cities, but there are 8 tags; I added Suplacu de Barcau since funny enough it’s supposed to be the fastest city in the world, internet wise, but it’s not even a city, it’s a small commune (composed of 6 villages).