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Wile E. Coyote running off a cliff

Cartoon Laws of Physics

From Cartoon Law I Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation. Daffy Duck steps off a cliff, expecting further pastureland. He loiters in midair, soliloquizing flippantly, until he chances to look down. At this point, the familiar principle of 32 feet per second per second takes […]

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Kris Perry and Sandy Stier wave to the crowd

Supreme Court’s ruling overturns both the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8

The Supreme Court’s ruling this week overturned both the Federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, both of which restricted the right of same-sex couples to legally marry. Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the DOMA case, will be one of New York City’s LGBT Pride Parade’s Grand Marshals. From NYC LGBT Pride […]

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Typeface anatomy

Desktop Backgrounds Designed to Make You Smarter

From Anyone can throw an image of the periodic table onto a desktop and call it a background, but the creations in the gallery above combine useful information with strong aesthetic appeal. 1. Periodic Table of Typefaces Study the popular, influential and notorious typefaces with this background. Image courtesy of Flickr, Jeff McNeill 2. […]

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Flags of the world

English is no longer the language of the web

By Ethan Zuckerman from Conventional wisdom suggests that English is becoming “the world’s second language,” a lingua franca that many forward—looking organizations are adopting it as a working language. Optimists about the spread of English as a global second language suggest it will enable collaboration and ease problem solving without threatening the survival of […]

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