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DrMatt wrote:I've thought of leaving copies of On the Origin of Species in hotel rooms. But I think that when I take up leaving things next to th bible in hotel rooms, they'll be condoms. More positive benefit to the buck, you know.
For the cleaning ladies? That's why, if I'm really satisfied by the service (no innuendo), I leave a banknote. I'm sure they find it a good read…
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More downloadable techie stuff: http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/
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He was a womanizing fucktard too, but a smart Sumbitch.

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sparks wrote:He was a womanizing fucktard too, but a smart Sumbitch.

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Stop slut shaming.
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So many sluts. So little time.
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sparks wrote:He was a womanizing fucktard too, but a smart Sumbitch.

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Get over yourself Peezus. :P
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I call 'em as I see 'em.

Don't like it? Cornfield me. :De_Bunk:
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sparks wrote:I call 'em as I see 'em.

Don't like it? Cornfield me. :De_Bunk:
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https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

As Abdul now has way too much time on his hands, and Anax nearly as much, I'm sure they will dig in. :mrgreen:
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Do they have anything on quantum homeopathic feng-shui?
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shemp wrote: Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:41 am Do they have anything on quantum homeopathic feng-shui?
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Not specifically science, but I'm thrilled nonetheless:
Carla Hayden has an audacious plan to make Library of Congress available to you online

Ambitious doesn't begin to describe Carla Hayden's plan to make the Library of Congress' collection available to the world. Audacious may be closer to it.

Hayden, the 14th person to steward the Library, wants to "throw open the treasure chest" by digitizing its vast collection and making it accessible online. The five-year plan's understated name -- Enriching the Library Experience -- doesn't capture its scope. Hayden wants people to engage with everything from the letters of Abraham Lincoln to early-edition Batman comics.

Established in 1800, the Library of Congress is the oldest cultural institution in the country. It houses the largest collection of photographs, maps, comic books and Bibles in the world. The shelving alone runs 826 miles, and that stores just some of its 170 million items, including 68 million manuscripts, 6.5 million pieces of music and more than 3.4 million recordings.

Hayden is both the first woman and the first African American to oversee the institution. She's also one of just three Librarians of Congress to have a professional background in the field of library sciences. (Other people to hold the post have been scholars, historians, lawyers and authors.)
https://www.cnet.com/news/carla-hayden- ... reddit.com for details.

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150K Nature Illustrations Spanning Hundreds of Years Are Now Free Online

Thanks to the Biodiversity Heritage Library, you can easily peruse rad nature drawings, Charles Darwin's personal library, and many other works in the public domain.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) has uploaded more than 150,000 images of biological sketches, some dating back to the 15th century, onto the internet. They’re all in the public domain, and free for anyone who wants them.

The images are pulled from journals, research material, and libraries, altogether more than 55 million pages of literature. BHL is “the world’s largest open access digital library for biodiversity literature and archives,” according to its website. On top of public domain content, BHL also works with rights holders to get permission to make copyrighted materials available under a Creative Commons license.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/5dmw ... ree-online

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Due to the quarantine some books have been made available online. Grab what interests you while it lasts.

https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary

https://link.springer.com/search?facet- ... owAll=true
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The archive.org stuff was available before, they just organized it this way to make it easier.

Hot Dog! The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon is public domain. Time to catch up. :lmao:

But so is the entire run of Galaxy Magazine, including cover art and illustrations. 8)
==> https://archive.org/details/galaxymagazine

ObScience: All of Willy Ley's science and technology articles are in there. :coolspecs:
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An online book, sorta, and only for a week:
Surnames dictionary goes free for family bonding in lockdown

Online tool drops paywall for a week and people invited to share photos relating to their names

An online dictionary explaining the meanings and origins of more than 45,000 British and Irish surnames is being made accessible to all in the hope that it might help bring families separated by Covid-19 closer together.

For the next week, people will be able to tap into the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland for free and find out where their surnames – and thus perhaps their ancestors – came from.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... n-lockdown

The link: https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10 ... 0199677764
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Free math textbooks from the American Institute of Mathematics, if somebody's interested: https://aimath.org/textbooks/approved-textbooks/