iWater

August 11, 2011

Looks like Apple are about to shake up and dominate another unsuspecting industry with the release of iWater… I guess in this instance the name iH2O wouldn’t work, as that would indicate adding iodine to the mix, not a good idea!

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Do You Give a Shit?

August 11, 2011

give-a-shit.org

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Keep Calm and Riot On

August 10, 2011

The designer in me couldn’t resist!

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it’s what’s hiding in there that scares the crap out of me!

Breaking The Rules

July 18, 2011

Rules of Grammar: A double negative is a no no

Keepin’ It Real

June 29, 2011

I saw this cartoon posted on Phil’s Unionversity Website yesterday… as the founder of no paper I simply had to repost it, plus I thought it was genius. There’s plenty of other great cartoons on the site

more at poorly drawn lines

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I generally keep this to myself, but I’m actually a bit of a maths geek at heart… Hey, where are you going? come back here… don’t worry I’m not about to bore you with loads of maths I promise.

Today is Tau day, 28th June, although you have to use that weird back to front American way of writing the date to see what I mean, it’s 6.28, get it?

No? mmmmm… would it help if I said March 14th is Pi day? (3.14)

OK if you still haven’t got it, Tau = 2x Pi or to put it another way 2 x 3.14 = 6.28 tadah!

anyway doesn’t matter, what does matter is the video below.

A talented musician named Michael John Blake composed a piece of music that transposes the numbers from Tau to 126 decimal places onto the musical scale… and for those math-muso geeks out there, it’s set to 125.6 BPM = 6.28 x 20.

But forget the geekness that lies beneath this composition, just listen to it, it’s wonderful. By the way, Michael also created a composition based on Pi, but had to remove it off the net due to a copyright infringement claim? yep can you believe it, another composer claimed he’d thought of the idea first and composed a piece of music on Pi… what’s next the Fibonacci Sequence!?!?

Oh and for an explanation of Tau, I can’t think of a better way than this very informative and amusing video by Vi Hart

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