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Curious History:  The Book Reader of the Future

This appeared in the April 1935 issue of “Everyday Science and Mechanics.” The strange thing about this past prediction of future technology is how similar the shape of the object is to that of original desk top computer. A square box that allows the reader to see enlarged text. Science fiction is frequently a precursor to the future. Although a writer in the 1930’s could not have imagined that the process would be done with a microchip instead of film, the similarities are still quite profound.

anonymous asked:

I'm curious to see if history repeats itself. A lot of headcanons suggest that Toffee used to be friends with Moon, like Star and Marco. Taking into account Marco's dream in "Red Belt" and Toffee's suit left behind in the Season 1 finale (keep in mind that when Marco wipes the mirror, it looks like he's wearing Toffee's suit) we could say that Marco is in danger of possibly becoming like Toffee. Not to mention that Marco's monster arm will most likely come back ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Star and Marco’s relationship is too strong and will “break” the chain.

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UNESCO has a curious definition of "history" ~ Elder Of Ziyon - Israel News

Times of Israel reports:

The UN cultural body’s World Heritage Committee is set to vote on a controversial draft resolution challenging Jewish historical ties to the Old City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount and calling of a return to the “historic status quo” on the holy site. A similar resolution was adopted by the organization’s executive board in April, a move that infuriated Israel.

A revised joint Palestinian-Jordanian draft resolution on “the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls” was submitted to the 21-member committee which is convening for its annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. The text calls for a return of the Temple Mount and the al-Aqsa Mosque to “the historic status quo,” a status that existed before the 1967 war.

The language of “historic status quo” is new and wasn’t in the April resolution.

The wording implies that the anomalous situation in Jerusalem during the 19 years between 1948 and 1967 was not anomalous at all, but was a “historic status quo.”

While this absurd draft resolution denies any Jewish connection to Judaism’s holiest site on the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, the use of the word “historic” to refer to before 1967 could easily be used to claim that any Jewish presence in the Old City is a violation of the 1948-1967 situation when Jordan ensured that the Old City was Jew-free.

anonymous asked:

I don't mean this in a rude way but I was curious wrt immigration & colonial history. But is there a particular demographic within the British Chinese diaspora. Because most of the Chinese classmates I grew up with were Cantonese speakers mainly & not mainlanders (often from SE Asia).

My father’s side is Cantonese too and the reason most of us are not mainlanders is because in the first place, non-white people who tend to come to the UK are often from former British colonies. Many former colonies often adopted part of the British education system & after WW2 it was possible for ppl from British colonies to migrate and settle in the UK quite easily as the govt wanted to fill in gaps in the labour market. This was before the law was later changed again in response to racial backlash to our presence. 

And the British colonies which had significant populations of Chinese people are places like Hong Kong, Malaysia & Singapore. The latter two are SEAsian countries. Most of our families who left China (there were multiple waves of emigration- in the upheaval caused by the Opium Wars, collapse of the Qing Dynasty, the 2nd Sino-Japanese War and later Chinese Civil War etc) to settle there tended to be Southern Chinese because of the proximity of southern provinces to HK and SEAsia. Not that absolutely no Northern Chinese migrated, but at least most did not tend to go to those British colonies. Cantonese itself is a Southern Chinese dialect. 

So that’s why many Chinese ppl in the UK are often both Southern Chinese and SEAsian Chinese too. You might be seeing a lot of Cantonese-speakers because many are Hong Kongers, and it’s the majority dialect there. HK folks could apply for British passports up till the handover to China in 1997 iirc. But it’s not the only Southern Chinese dialect spoken amongst the Chinese diaspora that lives in the Commonwealth either. There are others like Hokkien, Teochew, Hainanese etc. 

anonymous asked:

Looking at how the colors in the WW armor for her solo is brighter than it is in BvS,(even tho I see black and red on her armor in the solo) I wonder if the armor was just made for Diana as she leaves to help with the war, or if the armor was centuries of years old but never went outside until an Amazon chosen to go out to Mans World will wear it. Then I had an idea where Diana took it snuck Trevor off the island

I’m really curious about the history of the armor. We’ve seen in set pictures that she’s obviously not wearing it for the whole movie. My guess is it has been worn by Amazons before her, and when she leaves home, it’s given to her. That just makes more sense than her having it from the beginning.

kujo1597 answered your question:ok while petri dish is on hold i wanna get started…

Ah man, both sound neat. I’m super curious about Ruby’s history with the Lazulis; it sounds like it wasn’t exactly a pleasant one.

the answer is jasper was a brat and ruby was a soccer mom

ruby: miss dominguez, apologize to garnet or i’ll knock your lights out

sapphire: *leans in* ruby, honey, there’s no need —

ruby: NOW

this feels like a weird question but what’s the trend of putting ‘young’ before a name/title? young thug, young money, young savage, etc. my sister’s husband is a song writer and the more I hear him talk about the industry, the more i notice the trend and i’m really curious about the history of it, if there is a particular history for it? 

it’s a cool trend but i don’t know shit about music i just shazam what sounds good and put it on my ipod i’m bad a this 

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UNESCO has a curious definition of "history"
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Times of Israel reports:

The UN cultural body’s World Heritage Committee is set to vote on a controversial draft resolution challenging Jewish historical ties to the Old City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount and calling of a return to the “historic status quo” on the holy site. A similar resolution was adopted by the organization’s executive board in April, a move that infuriated Israel.

A revised joint Palestinian-Jordanian draft resolution on “the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls” was submitted to the 21-member committee which is convening for its annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. The text calls for a return of the Temple Mount and the al-Aqsa Mosque to “the historic status quo,” a status that existed before the 1967 war.

The language of “historic status quo” is new and wasn’t in the April resolution.

The wording implies that the anomalous situation in Jerusalem during the 19 years between 1948 and 1967 was not anomalous at all, but was a “historic status quo.”

While this absurd draft resolution denies any Jewish connection to Judaism’s holiest site on the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, the use of the word “historic” to refer to before 1967 could easily be used to claim that any Jewish presence in the Old City is a violation of the 1948-1967 situation when Jordan ensured that the Old City was Jew-free.

The PLO and Jordan have an interestingly skewed definition of “historic.” After all, neither Jordan nor the Palestinian Arab people existed a hundred years ago, if you try to look for them in any contemporaneous newspaper articles or books.

The Palestinians use the word “Historic Palestine” to refer to the borders of British Mandate Palestine, an entity that existed for less than three decades. There are no maps of “historic Palestine” that include those borders prior to 1920.

By emphasizing the word “historic’ to refer to events that are a blink in the eye of history, the Palestinians and Jordanians are attempting to remove any Jewish connection to the only historic Jewish land.

After all, if events that happened in the 20th century are "historic,” then anything before than is prehistoric and irrelevant.

The intentional misuse of the word “historic” is an attempt to ethnically cleansethe Jewish people from history - and to inflate the value of the recently invented Jordanian and Palestinian Arab people.

Perhaps Israel should submit a new resolution to return Jerusalem to the historic status quo of how it was under King Solomon. At the very least it could expose how the Arabs are trying to hijack the very word.




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Annabelle, The Haunted Doll

This is a terrifying case of a raggedy Ann doll named Annabelle. The case is from the 1970’s and is highlighted in the book The Demonologist.  This is one of the Warrens most asked about cases. You may have seen Lorraine Warren on the television show “Paranormal State”. The referral came from an Episcopal priest. A somber toned clergyman told Ed Warren of two young nurses who had communicated with what they thought to be a human spirit. One of the girls’ friends had been attacked physically, and the activity was still in progress, so Ed accepted the case. With that the priest gave Ed the phone number of the girls. Ed immediately called the number and upon reaching one of the girls, Ed verified the existence of the problem and told the young women that he and Lorraine were on their way…

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This is a follow up to my original post on the topic. Heterochromia is the condition when a persons eyes are a different color for any reason.
David Bowie: he was born with light blue eyes. In 1962, he got into a fight with his longtime school friend George Underwood (over George’s girlfriend), and a punch from Underwood damaged Bowie’s left eye. His pupil was paralyzed, becoming unable to dilate or contract according to the ambient light.  As a result, Bowie’s left eye now appears to be a different color to his right eye, appearing either brown or green depending on the ambient light.

In the picture above, David’s eye color is different due to the injury; his right eye is blue and his left eye is green. He states that his eyes are in fact both still blue but that they appear to be different colors because of his permanently dilated iris.

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