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The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality
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Author: Richard Panek

Rating: 8/10

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It is a very strange Universe out there...

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Making an Overhead Camera Mount Slider
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How to make an Overhead Camera Mount that is also a Slider.

 

 

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Making a Lens Distortion Target
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How to make a Lens Distortion Target for evaluating your lens distortion and how to 'measure' it in Photoshop or Lightroom.

 

 

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The Good Old 50s
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Playing with "old" 50mm prime lenses adapted to a Sony E-Mount camera.

 

 

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Five Golden Rules: Great Theories of 20Th-Century Mathematics-And Why They Matter
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Author: John L. Casti

Rating: 7/10

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Mathematics has come a long way in the last couple of centuries and seems that the most recent developments are too complex to discuss outside a limited circle of experts.

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The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood
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Author: James Gleick

Rating: 8/10

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Having spent a significant portion of my professional career in the field of communications, information transfer has always been a topic near and dear to my heart.

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A DIY Scratching Pole For Your Cat
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An easy to build and elegant scratching pole for your kitty.

 

 

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Favorite Photography Quotes
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Some of my favorite quotes about Photography.

 

 

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Poincare's Prize: The Hundred-Year Quest to Solve One of Math's Greatest Puzzles
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Author: George G. Szpiro

Rating: 7/10

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The Poincare Conjecture was one of Topology's most challenging puzzles for over 100 years.

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How big is your Image?
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How big is your image? A study of photo sizes when formatted for HDTV projection.

 

 

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Learning Statistics through Online Video Courses
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A compilation of online video courses for learning about probability and statistics.

 

 

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Is your file encrypted? A visual test with R
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A quick visual "test" to see if a file is likely encrypted using the R statistical computing package.

 

 

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Photo-Wisdom Master Photographers on Their Art
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Author: Lewis Blackwell

Rating: 7/10

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As I've noted in earlier reviews of photographic books, writing about photography isn't easy. Perhaps for this reason, this book takes a very different approach.

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Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
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Author: John Derbyshire

Rating: 9/10

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I saw one review of this book that described it as a mathematics book that reads like a novel..

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LC Low-Pass Filter Analysis in R
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LC Low-Pass Filter Analysis using the open-source computing language R .

 

 

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Local Airport Departure Delay Analysis with R
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What is the best time to fly if you want to be on time?

 

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California air quality study with R
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California air quality study with the R statistical computing package.

 

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Journey Through Genius - The Great Theorems of Mathematics
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Author: William Dunham

Rating: 10/10

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When it comes to the history of mathematics, there is perhaps no more gifted author than William Dunham.

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Calculating F-Stops
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This is a short article explaining how to calculate the number of f-stops between two apertures.

 

 

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Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 lens with the Sony NEX
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My review of the Canon FDn 50mm f/1.4 adapted to the Sony E-mount (NEX) mirror-less camera.

 

 

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