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The ‘time machine’ reconstructing ancient Venice’s social networks
Venice is the perfect city for the experiment because of its wealth of historically important, well-ordered documentation. It was founded in the fifth century AD by citizens of the Roman empire escaping barbarian invaders from the north. Its inhospitable lagoons provided much-needed protection, and its location at the north end of the Adriatic Sea also had strategic advantages. It soon became the most important trading post between Western Europe and the east, bringing it riches and power.
history  archive  data  infographics  project  archaeology  commerce  research  society  social-network 
june 2017 by aries1988
Old Fulton NY Post Cards
这个家伙号称以一己之力,将 37,439,000 页美国和加拿大报纸过刊进行了数字化和细致的分类、索引,网站看起来是笨重的上世纪风格,但检索功能真的很强大: 。
archive  history  library  news  newspaper  usa 
january 2017 by aries1988
Mad Scientist Club — The Magazine
The answer to exactly why different members became so deeply involved over the years varies, depending on whom you ask. But a devotion to science is often a strong factor. There is a long history of science and science fiction rubbing against each other, one bleeding into the other.

Science fiction wildly projects out what science takes a long, slow time to catch up with. It’s a sandbox in which to try out big ideas. At an institute that regularly cranks out little pieces of the future, the MIT science fiction library is like a repository of potential futures — still relevant, however silly they may sometimes seem.

“Almost all Sci Fi is about the present and about who we are now. The human condition changes slowly and therefore well-written stories that explore our humanity among a wonderful vista of ideas are still relevant hundreds of years later.”
scifi  student  archive 
june 2014 by aries1988
Readability, Markdownify for clipping web pages - Brett Terpstra
Now I have a new note that automatically shows up in nvALT with the text of the zsh-lovers page (yeah, I tried switching to zsh this morning. I’ll have to come back to that). Anyway, I thought others might find this hack of use, so I’m making the download available below.
http://www.instapaper.com/read/341754354
blog  code  markdown  pkm  workflow  archive  pinboard 
november 2012 by aries1988

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