This pi may be old, but it’s still delicious.
Gah, I love vintage Coronet Instructional Films. You can watch the whole Coronet archive here, for free!
Happy OKKULT Pi Day
EXCERPTS >|< Meaning Of Pi (1949)
A series of Animated GIFs excerpted from Meaning of Pi (1949). The video Explains how pi denotes the ratio of a circle to its diameter, shows the use of circles in art, industry and commerce, outlines a procedure by which the numerical value of pi can be checked and reviewed, and describes the discovery and importance of pi.
We invite you to watch the full video HERE
Excerpts by OKKULT Motion Pictures: a collection of GIFs excerpted from open source/unknown/rare/controversial moving images.
A digital curation project for the diffusion of open knowledge.
I get lots of questions about what I eat in a day, so here is what I’m taking to work with me today to have for lunch & dinner. These are 900 ml mason jars filled with baby spinach, capsicum, tomato, cucumber, zoodles & almond hummus (no chickpeas). I’ve also added some probiotic carrot sauerkraut to the one on the right. It’s amazing how much you can pack into a mason jar. It also keeps it fresh, no wilting or getting soggy x
Exploring Sarajevo’s Abandoned Olympic Park
The track, used for bobsledding and the luge competitions until 1991, primarily draws hikers and graffiti artists these days. It bears the marks not only from the passage of time, but also from the wars that plagued Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1990s.
Michael Lemonick on the story about a cherry tree that has at least some scientists flummoxed: http://nyr.kr/RpSBua
“Back in 2008, at the behest of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, astronauts carried two hundred and sixty-five cherry pits from a nationally beloved,…
The staggered platforms (balconies) seen on either side of the building allowed for cranes to pick up or deliver items from various levels without interference from the floor above. There were also movable bridges that spanned the individual tracks which could be relocated anywhere they were needed, which provided greater loading & unloading flexibility.
During World War II, the Brooklyn Army Terminal was used as a Point of Embarkation for outgoing troops as well.
Brooklyn Army Terminal was most heavily trafficked during WWII, during which 56,000 military and civilian personnel were employed there. Over three million troops and 37 million tons of military supplies passed through the facility.
The most famous soldier to deploy from Brooklyn Army Terminal was Elvis Presley. He greeted fans and a dozens of photojournalists in September of 1958 when he shipped off from Brooklyn to Germany.
Been super busy with a bunch of “boring” stuff, outdoor utility handles, guardrails, etc. Not really any interesting forging, but it pays the bills. I still get to weld and use power tools though, so I’m happy :) The last few days I’ve been working on these, I’ve got to make 4 matching ones, 2 of which will be fixed and 2 will be hinged doors.
A Rustbelt Makeover
Here’s some of your rough government data, Milwaukee. With a new cut and polish, you really shine.
This interactive map is built from a simple data series: the ages of 139,931 residential buildings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The building data, maintained by the City of Milwaukee as part of a larger property database, has been hidden in plain sight for years.
Using only the age of a building plus the shape of the property that it sits upon, this map invites you to explore a city in a new way. Even a casual user can find quick insight in the data – perhaps noting new infill development in Milwaukee’s core (an indicator of urban renewal?).
Or, seeing how past housing booms still shape the nature and distribution of the City’s existing housing stock.
Build a #Mosquito Control container so you can sit and unwind in the evenings without dousing in DEET.