Friday, November 19, 2004

Links Wissenschaft TV Interne

Links Wissenschaft TV Internet

Science pages linked to german TV

Speaking Your Language

We're starting to localize Blogger in nine languages besides English. Not all the pages are translated yet and there's a lot of work yet to be done, but still—it's really exciting for us! With this release, even more people around the world will be able to have a voice on the web. We think that is very cool. Blogger will now key off your browser's language setting to serve up a little something closer to home

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Saturday, November 06, 2004

Google Search: "AOL customer survey"

Google Search: "AOL customer survey"
some strange results

User:Manning Bartlett/Urban Legends and Hoaxes Guide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia which links to scams
Google Search: aol

AND a new word for me
Google Search: HIKMAT

Unani (Unani medicine, Unani system of medicine, Unani Tibb): System based on the ancient Greek theory of four basic elements--air, earth, fire, and water--and four bodily fluids (humors)--blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile (choler). The goal of Unani is the "balancing" of humors. Temperament supposedly stems from the dominant humor and is a determinant of "diagnosis" and treatment. For example, anger and irritability supposedly manifest an excess of yellow bile. "Unani" is the Arabic word for "Greek." Apparently, "Hikmat" and "Tibe-Unani" are synonymous with "Unani medicine."

from Alternative Health Dictionary - u > Dictionary - W says WISDOM Google Search: HIKMAT dictionary

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Elementymology and the periodic table

Elementymology & Elements Multidict: " I am not a chemist, but a (map) historian much interested in the origin of names.

On several of the sites listing elements you will find historical notes and often an explanation of the origin of element names.
However, mostly, the authors of these pages copy each other and the same errors and mistakes are repeated.
I tried to do some new etymological research on the element names, and find the original articles where the discoverer of a new element announced his find and explained the naming." Peter van der Krogt

What do you find in this web site?
The major part is formed by 117 pages, each describing one element. cut

What do you NOT find in this web site?

Scientific data (chemical and physical) of the elements.
There are hundreds of website presenting that information links

the education of potential scam victims. -- VRI Open Discussion forum

VRI Open Discussion forum: "We think it is a particularly fine fraud sample and have included on our website for the education of potential scam victims.
My name is Mrs. Jennifer Wilson i am a dying woman who have decided to donate what i have to you/ church.I am 59 years old and i was diagnosed for cancer for about 2 years ago,immediately after the death of my husband, who has left me everything he worked for. "snipped - and in my email

Venture Research Institute (VRI): "This is a website of, for and by private investors, looking for investment opportunities in companies that will:"

LOL it could easily be a scam within a scam
never trust online sources without third party qualification in the real world.
too good to be true means beware

Estienne: Dictionarium latinogallicum

Estienne: Dictionarium latinogallicum: "Dictionarium latinogallicum
Robert Estienne, 1552"

Composants: Adresse, Conjugaison/Déclinaison, Catégorie grammaticale, Dérivation/Étymologie, Sens, Syntagme signé, Définition, Équivalent, Source d'adresse/sens. Les informations sur la conjugaison ou déclinaison et la catégorie grammaticale sont données dans le premier alinéa. La définition est rédigée soit en latin, soit en français. Un alinéa ne contient qu'un exemple-syntagme signé réduit; une ligne typographique peut contenir plusieurs alinéas. Soit le macroarticle ALNVS:

Alnus, huius alni, f.g. Arbor fluuialis, siue palustris. Plin.

Vne aune.
Alta alnus.Senec. Alnus amica fretis. Stat.
Electrifera alnus. Claudian. Fluminea. Sil. Ital.
Longa. Ouid. Procera.Virgil. Viridis. Virgil.
¶Alnus, pro nauigiolo. Claudian. Petite nasselle, ou Esquif.
Leuis alnus. Virgil. Alnus apta fluctibus. Lucan.

Alnetum, alnéti pen. prod. Vn aunoy, Vn lieu pourplanté d'aunes.

Alneus, Adiectiuum, Quod ex alno factum est: vt, Pali al-
nei. Vitruuius. Pieux ou pilotis d'aune.

Les adresses de microarticle sont mises en saillie; le microarticle ALNVS contient onze alinéas-items, les deux autres n'en contiennent qu'un chacun. Les dérogations à la séquentialité des composants sont peu nombreuses dans le texte parcellaire du DLG.

from Wooldridge: Microstructure du Dictionarium (1552)

Numbered verses in the bible first appeared in a french edition by Estienne of a new Testament published in 1851 and the whole in 1853 divided into chapter and verse and making it impossible to distinguish between prose and poetry typographically. see p118 McGrath "In the Beginning" - London 2001 Google Search: McGrath "In the Beginning" - London 2001

A theme I am developing on wittgenstein-dialognet yahoogroup

what is the origin of Wittgenstein's paragraph structures - the bible, army drill manuals or the civil service?

Google Search: Robert Estienne's bible

>> Henri Estienne. Artis typographicae querimonia. Geneva, 1569.
Estienne's diatribe against the sloppy printers of his day is a monumentof typographical bibliography and a model of typographer's art. The beauty of the roman and italic types used for the volume and the elegance of the format demonstrate how a book ought to be printed. This first edition of Estienne's treatise is bound with three other rare sixteenth-century worksin a morocco binding made for Jacques-Auguste de Thou, bearing his armsand those of his first wife, Marie Barbançon.

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Estienne, 1546. Robert Estienne, Novum Testamentum Græce. Lutetiæ: ex officiana Roberti Stephani Typographi, Typis Regiis. 1546; 2nd ed. 1549; 3rd ed. 1550; 4th ed. Geneva 1551.


The fourth edition (1551) presented the text of the third edition in numbered verses. Estienne numbered the verses with the idea of providing a Greek concordance, which, however, he did not live to publish. (Robert Estienne died in 1559. It was not until 1594 that the Concordantiae Graecae Novi Testamenti was finally published in Geneva by his son Henry, although poorly edited). His verse numbers were adopted in all subsequent editions and translations.

The text of Estienne's third and fourth edition (1550, 1551) was used by William Whittingham and his colleagues as the basis for the English version of the New Testament included in the Geneva Bible, which was the most widely used English translation prior to the appearance of the King James version (1611).
Theodore Beza also used the text of Estienne 1550 as the basis for his own influential editions (see Beza 1565), and it generally came to be regarded as a standard text, especially in England.

It became the most commonly used text for the purpose of manuscript collation and exegetical commentary, and has been reprinted hundreds of times in various forms, up to the present day (see Newberry 1877, Berry 1897, Scrivener and Nestle 1906).

Literal translations are given in Newberry 1877, Berry 1897, and Young's Literal Translation.
For a biography of Estienne, see Elizabeth Armstrong, Robert Estienne, Royal Printer: an Historical Study of the Elder Stephanus (Cambridge, 1954).

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Brumleby, Copenhagen Denmark

Brumleby, København Ø

bed and breakfast !

"The room is situated in a charming green and carless housing area at Østerbro in the centre of Copenhagen.
The area is preserved and renovated approx. 10 years ago. It is placed just beside"Parken" where you have football matches and concerts.
There are many parks within walking distance, including the four lakes connecting Copenhagen from east to west.
You will find many speciality shops and supermarkets, nice cafés and restaurants in our area.
Bus no. 1, 15 and 650S goes to downtown Copenhagen, and they are all passing Østerport Station, with train connections in and out of Copenhagen and directly to the airport, too."

Landsdækkende online katalog over Bed & Breakfast m.m.

the work of a carter in 1915

a carter at work in a goods yard

Hundred End Station Siding
Date: 1915

Notes: In between Southport and Preston the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Main Line had stops at Crossens, Banks, Hundred End, Hesketh Bank, Hoole and Howick
Submitted by: Mark O'Hanlon

Note the low sided wagon implies gravel or small coal or sand
a high density load of 12 tons - high sided wooden wagons were for large pieces of coal or quarried stone which had spaces between

from Hesketh Bank Railway Station & Railway Line

Then and Now Photograph Library for Hesketh Bank and Tarleton

Jephson Gardens - Leamington Spa

British Library Goes Google

British Library Goes Google: "British Library goes Google
A Google-produced search engine will make it easier to search the British Library's website from today. Users will get Google-quality search results when searching our site, with quicker and more efficient searching. The Google Search Appliance will also go live on the Library's Intranet, ensuring that staff also benefit from the new technology. "

Nicola Clegg from the Library's web team said: "Millions of people visit the British Library's website every year to explore the wealth of material from our collections, including thousands of images and sound recordings as well as our digitised 'Treasures in Full'. And the Intranet is used by over 2,000 staff. After evaluating a number of options we chose the Google Search Appliance which met all our requirements. There was an extremely positive response to our pilot and we are confident that the new search engine will make our users' experience even better."

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Welcome to the Urban Underworld

Welcome to the Urban Underworld exploring man made caves

Monday, November 01, 2004

frakturseite - fraktura - kurent

frakturseite - fraktura - kurent: "Alte Schwabacher"
an astonishing historical survey of the blackface fonts from 1470

The Czech font scene

In the 19th century, the Normal-Fraktur is the most common Fraktur type. Only in Bavaria, the Schwabacher is a serious concurrent of the Normal-Fraktur. However, gothic fonts (Textura) and Schwabacher are used as 'Auszeichnungsschrift' for titles and other emphasised text passages. Since the beginning of the 20th century, many new styles of alphabet design have been introduced.

The prominent features of all Fraktur fonts are the long 's' and the 'ligatures'.

The long-'s' was already introduced during the time of Bastarda handwritings in order to improve the legibility of words. It was used instead of the normal ‚s' at the beginning of words and word-parts, as well as within words: sagen, Erbse, lesen, essen, gestern, Höhensonne, etc. If a word was hyphenated or ended in an apostrohpe, the long-s remained.
Thus, the 'round-s' was used only at the end of words and word parts and at the end of syllables derived from foreign terms.

Ligatures are joined letters (1 letterform for setting) and were used to improve the flow of printed Fraktur:
from METAe Newsletter

the other use of ligatures was to speed up type setting

The Top 100 Guitar Sites

The Top 100 Guitar Sites

TAB or tablature is a method of writing down music played on guitar or bass. Instead of using symbols like in standard musical notation, it uses ordinary ASCII characters and numbers, making it ideal for places like the internet where anybody with any computer can link up, copy a TAB file, and read it.