Italian special force soldier after 72 hour battle in Afghanistan
School for black civil rights activists. Young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960
Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capitol Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990.
A south Korean man cries as his brother is on a train back to North Korea. Separated by the war, they have not seen the other since 1950. They were allowed to see each other for three days, but one will go back spending life in luxury, and the other in hard labour
The Mocambo night club in East Hollywood, a white’s only club, was the most popular dance spot around but would not book Ella because she was black. Marilyn, who adored Ella Fitzgerald and her music, called the manager and demanded that they book Ella immediately
Portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz
Werfel, a 6 year old orphan from Austria has just been given his first pair of new shoes by the American Red Cross,1946.
The last Jew of Vinnitsa
Susan B. Anthony in 1872 getting beaten and arrested for trying to vote when it was illegal for women to do so.
Until the mid-60s, the Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aborigine meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.
Here’s a link to 75 iconic pictures of the 21st century
I hope you guys learned and teared up from this as much as I did.
An artist constructed a sculpture of San Francisco called “Rolling Through the Bay” using more than 100,000 toothpicks. Source
Will Prime Numbers (@_primes_) tweet the final prime number with 140 digits before the heat death of the universe?
Prime Numbers (@_primes_) is a Twitter feed that tweets successive prime numbers on an hourly basis. As we know, tweets are limited to 140 characters and the number of prime numbers extend infinitely beyond 140 digits. So how long will it take @_primes_ to reach the final prime number with 140 digits, thus ending its awesome yet tedious mathematical mission? More importantly, will it reach that final tweet before the heat death of the universe in roughly 10^100 years? As it says on the homepage of @_primes_:
Every prime number, eventually. (Or the heat death of the universe; whichever happens first.)
Let’s start by finding out what the final prime number with 140 digits is. A quick search on WolframAlpha reveals that this is a number of 139 consecutive 9s and a 7, which is just 3 shy of 10^140. Next, we want to figure out the approximate number of prime numbers between 0 and 10^140 or π*(10^140) which is equal to the number of hours needed. Using the prime number theorem, which is:
π (N) ~ N/ln N
or, our number (10^140) divided by the natural logarithm of our number (322.36191302) is equal to the approximate number of prime numbers between 0 and 10^140. We plug in our numbers and get:
π (10^140) ~ 10^140/322.36191302
π (10^140) ~ 3.10210… × 10^137
Therefore, when we factor in the primes that have already been tweeted (@_primes_ is currently on 5 digit primes, which barely scratches the surface) that final tweet will take a little less than 3.10210… × 10^137 hours. So what’s that in years? Well, there are 8760 hours in a year and when we divide our number of hours (3.10210… × 10^137) by 8760 we get 3.54121… × 10^133 years. This is significantly longer than the 10^100 years until the end of everything. As long as @_primes_ is able to tweet on an hourly basis until the heat death of the universe, it will still be a long ways away from reaching its final tweet.
* Note that π here is not referring to the mathematical constant of 3.14… rather it signifies the number of prime numbers below or at the number given.
Divine Souls is a fast paced real-time action RPG with an extensive combat combo system, PvE dungeon instances, 4 unique classes, lots of loot and a MOBA-Style PvP battle Arena.
In combat the combo system is easy to pick up and allows for some pretty spectacular fights. Completing dungeons (of various modes) will earn you XP and loot, which allow you to level up and customise your character. You’re able to form parties with friends to tackle the dungeons or enter the fun MOBA-Style battle arena for some fast paced PvP action.
While Divine Souls isn’t exactly spectacular in the graphical department, the combo combat system is fun, with no need to wait for cooldown timers, making for combat that’s mentally and visually engaging.
Didn’t this die off years ago? :o
Via Alpha Beta Gamer
This is what I love about Winter. You wake up in the middle of the night, maybe just to pee or get water or something, look out the window and see this. It’s so beautiful. And it’s silent; you have no idea that it’s happening until you just look. It almost seems fake. And it makes your bed seem way more comfortable, for whatever reason.