You Can Now Access All Of Richard Feynmans Physics Lectures For Free:
The lectures of Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman were legendary. Footage of these lectures does exist, but they are most famously preserved in The Feynman Lectures. The three-volume set may be the most popular collection of physics books ever written, and now you can access it online, in its entirety, for free.
The complete online edition of The Feynman Lectures on Physics has been made available in HTML 5 through a collaboration between Caltech (where Feyman first delivered these talks, in the early 1960s) and The Feynman Lectures Website. The online edition is “high quality up-to-date copy of Feynman’s legendary lectures,” and, thanks to the implementation of scalable vector graphics, “has been designed for ease of reading on devices of any size or shape; text, figures and equations can all be zoomed without degradation.”
Volume I deals mainly with mechanics, radiation and heat; Volume II with electromagnetism and matter; and Volume III with quantum mechanics.
In 1956, Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life Magazine in a photo-essay entitled “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.”
30th August 2014, Stara Zagora
Lazing on a sunny afternoon in the summertime
this looks delicious! i’m torn about the next month being here already. also, for me the bittersweet month is probably december, i think? december or one of the surrounding months.
why do you find december bittersweet, i’d love to know! cos for me it’s only bitter hahah (save for Christmas), and it only gets worse afterwards- jan&febr are such depressing months, that’s always my lowest time. i see so many posts here by people saying they can’t wait for winter, and just, seriously? that’s beyond me.
And so the golden brown month begins. Here’s a drop of caramel on a biscuit cake. Texture like sun. Isn’t this the most bittersweet period of the year?
Let’s listen to the Stranglers.
why can’t we see our own beauty like others see it?
i think one of the reasons other than beauty standards is that we’re so used to our own faces that it’s just nothing special to us anymore. We see ourselves in such a different view that we will never be able to accurately compare ourselves to others.
hmmm I forget how I look like all the time. not completely ofc but it’s just that the way i ‘feel’ myself, including the images&ideas i have of myself, rarely overlap with the way i look. so most of the time when i see myself in the mirror i get surprised, ‘oh right, that’s how i actually look like! wow. weird.’ sometimes i feel angry or confident and then i see my face and it looks kinder or shyer than i actually act like. but most of all, i usually feel and think of myself as a more beautiful person than i really am- the features of my face that i keep in my mind are similar but better than the real ones :P so i tend to avoid mirrors… (any other people who are not used to their faces?)
about not seeing our own beauty… i think the way we perceive others is very strongly influenced by their ‘air’, manners, gestures, or simply their charm. we don’t see others as frozen images- which probably won’t look that good for most, while when we look at ourselves, it’s usually in the mirror or photos and our reflection is static so this charm can’t be revealed.
what’s more, the way we see others is affected by the image they present- if we can sense that they consider themselves good-looking or that other people think they are such, our own perception of them often follows that thought like a good puppy. which is one of the reasons people say confidence is attractive. and one of the reasons why celebrities are liked by many people, even though they aren’t more beautiful than non-famous people.
and then of course, the fact that we are taught that good people are not vain and can never utter an admission that they find themselves anything more than plain, if that. the way we speak affects the way we think- when we can’t say ‘i think i look great today’, we usually don’t allow ourselves to think that way too, right. [in my experience, the most beautiful people in the world are the people who i happen to love the most. and if there is such kind of a correlation between beauty and love, then what do you think it means when most people find themselves ugly? this is turning into a total cliche but don’t you think that if you don’t love yourself you can’t find yourself beautiful?]
i agree that “we will never be able to accurately compare ourselves to others” as poppyonthewall said. after all, beauty is an immeasurable quantity so comparison is impossible. however, as Maya Angelou has said, “comparison is an act of violence against the self”. so that doesn’t look like such a tragedy.
the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.
Let it be known that today, people gathered in front of channel 7’s building to protest against the brutality of the ISIS who aim to establish Iraq, Syria, and Kurdistan as Islamic countries. The ISIS have caused a death toll of over 5,500 (toll from July 18th). They are a movement of extreme Islamists brought together from all over the world to kill those who aren’t Muslim in these three countries. They are reckless people who do not hesitate to murder innocent civilians, and have been taking people’s live away needlessly. In some cases, they force and trap you into a lie (as seen in the Humans Of New York’s cover of the issue) just to murder you. With all that I have said, it should be taken into consideration that with the protest today, no news services, nothing that could broadcast us came to do so; all we attracted were a few policemen. As a child of Kurdish descent, let this be known. Let everyone hear about the inoccent killings that are escalating daily. Let everyone know that the ISIS should be stopped, and we can prevent the Kurdish people to be victim of a second genocide attempt. People of the world, hear our cries.