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Is the Military "Worship" of the Spartans Really Justified? : AskHistorians
Spartans were bad fighters who became famous for losing a battle
history 
october 2019 by nrrd
IBM i: An Unofficial Introduction
This almost reads like "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" but for operating systems
computing  history 
june 2019 by nrrd
Vector games 32c3 - Trammell Hudson's Projects
Vector graphics and displays. History and technology
graphics  history  videogames 
june 2019 by nrrd
The Neural Net Tank Urban Legend - Gwern.net
The untrue, but truth-y, story about a system trained to recognize tanks that learned to recognize cloudy days instead.
machinelearning  history 
october 2017 by nrrd
Why didn't they ask Evans?
Teddy Evans may have been responsible for Scott et al's deaths
history  antarctic 
october 2017 by nrrd
Flowers of the Sky | The Public Domain Review
Depictions spanning almost a whole millennium – in chronological order – of comets, meteors, meteorites and shooting stars.
astronomy  books  history  illustration  images  art 
june 2017 by nrrd
Prof. Dr. Style
The aesthetic of academic web pages ca. 1995 (and forever)
design  history  internet 
june 2015 by nrrd
Loebolus
Public domain Loeb Classical Library books
books  downloads  greece  history 
september 2014 by nrrd
Animation Anecdotes #171 | Cartoon Research
"Head Stooge" Moe Howard helped to develop an early rotoscoping technique, called Animascope, using actors in special costumes and makeup.
animation  film  history 
august 2014 by nrrd
1st Edition AD&D combat explained
I don't think anyone, ever, has used these rules correctly.
rpgs  d&d  history  ad&d 
may 2014 by nrrd
Brennan Moore
Replacing a relay underneath a fueled and ready-to-launch Saturn V
history  nasa  space  technology 
december 2013 by nrrd
German tank problem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The problem of estimating the total number of things that exist, given only a few observations of individuals. With a great name, to boot.
math  history  statistics 
november 2013 by nrrd
A Winelike Sea - Lapham’s Quarterly
What does the phrase "wine dark sea" mean & how did the ancient Greeks conceptualize color?
literature  history  greece 
august 2013 by nrrd
startled — Odd units of measure
An old Holerith-card-specific ruler
computing  history 
july 2013 by nrrd
The Original Hacker's Dictionary
Without ESR's edits and added bullshit
history  computing  dictionary 
june 2013 by nrrd
New Chronology (Fomenko) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Strange chronology of Europe; all history happened after 800 AD and every major historical city is really Moscow
history  weird 
february 2013 by nrrd
Article | First Things
Amanda McKittrick Ros' terrible, wonderful prose
"When on the eve of glory, whilst brooding over the prospects of a bright and happy future, whilst meditating upon the risky right of justice, there we remain, wanderers on the cloudy surface of mental woe, disappointment and danger, inhabitants of the grim sphere of anticipated imagery, partakers of the poisonous dregs of concocted injustice. Yet such is life."
literature  humor  failure  history 
october 2012 by nrrd
Erwin Panofsky | Institute for Advanced Study
"It was not an artistic urge that gave rise to the discovery and gradual perfection of a new technique; it was a technical invention that gave rise to the discovery and gradual perfection of a new art."
art  history  technology 
september 2012 by nrrd
Against Chairs
Chairs are evil and killing us: A history
design  health  history 
may 2012 by nrrd
The Bomb Shelter | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Old Town bomb shelter, behind the Shop n Save
maine  history 
march 2012 by nrrd
Sandia National Labs: News Room: Desert Glass
Solving the mystery of Libyan desert glass (spoiler: it was a meteor impact)
science  history 
december 2011 by nrrd
Apollo 11 and Other Screw-Ups
TALES FROM THE LUNAR MODULE GUIDANCE COMPUTER
computers  history  space 
december 2011 by nrrd
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