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Amsterdam is turning rainbow for a visit of the Russian president Putin. The council of the city of Amsterdam has decided to hang out the gay pride flag on all council owned buildings and offices, in protest to Russia’s new anti-gay law.
pretty sure Amsterdam is now the sass capital of the world
Really though it was great
It’s one of those moments in which I do love my country
Google Earth’s Incredible 3D Imagery, Explained
Latest episode of Nat & Friends gives insight into making the contemporary Google Earth and its highly impressive capture of terrain (and arguably the highest profile example of computational photography):
Google Earth is the most photorealistic, digital version of our planet. But how?! Where do the images come from? How are they they put together? And how often are they updated? In this video, learn about the pixels, planes, and people that create Google Earth’s 3D imagery.
Keyhole Markup Language (KML) is an XML notation for expressing geographic annotation and visualization within Internet-based, two-dimensional maps and three-dimensional Earth browsers. KML was developed for use with Google Earth, which was originally named Keyhole Earth Viewer. It was created by Keyhole, Inc, which was acquired by Google in 2004. KML became an international standard of the Open Geospatial Consortium in 2008. Google Earth was the first program able to view and graphically edit KML files. Other projects such as Marble have also started to develop KML support.
Look around. Eris is BACK. And she’s FUCKING EVERYTHING UP.
The book WARNED YOU ABOUT PRAYING
LOOK what ye hath fuckin WROUGHT.
“Hur Hur, Eris coming back to the world will be great! It’ll be like, good times with my bros, capitalism’s going down and replaced with something rad, ladies putting their cha-chas anywhere they choose, and the laughter of a child, forever!” -LDD spaglords
NO, DIPSHITS. The ancient Greeks WARNED US. Eris is a scary lady who might stab you. At any time. For reasons that would Blow Your Mind. And now she’s fully back in this world so she’s ripping around 2017 in a pickup truck, throwing bricks and cats and making a GOD DAMN MESS of everything.
One of these playgrounds is called “The Land”.
The Land is an “adventure playground,” although that term is maybe a little too reminiscent of theme parks to capture the vibe. In the U.K., such playgrounds arose and became popular in the 1940s, as a result of the efforts of Lady Marjory Allen of Hurtwood, a landscape architect and children’s advocate. Allen was disappointed by what she described in a documentary as “asphalt square” playgrounds with “a few pieces of mechanical equipment.” She wanted to design playgrounds with loose parts that kids could move around and manipulate, to create their own makeshift structures. But more important, she wanted to encourage a “free and permissive atmosphere” with as little adult supervision as possible. The idea was that kids should face what to them seem like “really dangerous risks” and then conquer them alone. That, she said, is what builds self-confidence and courage.
A documentary called The Land premiered at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival: [x]
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