The Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci sequence
The Golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence are very interwoven in one aspect, the Golden Spiral. I will not go deep into the matter of these two, since they are still too complicated for my understanding, but I will present you a fact that has been particularly interesting to me. The Golden ratio, usually substituted by phi (φ), is best described as this: a golden ratio is found in...
Their embrace had been a battle, the climax a victory. It was a blow struck...– George Orwell (1984)
Margin Buying. Its simply buying securities with money borrowed from a broker, while using other securities as collateral. Why do I dedicate a post to this? You’ll find out. Today there are minimum margin requirements, which require that the margin be larger than the loan. This is so that the broker is protected against the default in payment if the investor can’t pay after a fall in...
A bit of Arab history
A bit of Arab history, for the curious ones. Muhammad was born by the end of the 6th century, and in the 7th century founded the Islamic religion. This unified the whole of the Arab peninsula, which then went on a conquering spree all over the north of Africa, and almost Europe. (I already mentioned that from 611 to 1492 there was a war in Spain against the more invaders, which the...
Telomeres are basically the hat found at the end of chromosomes. They are formed by the same nucleic acids as the DNA, but their function isn’t of being part of the genetic code. They prevent the genetic code from fusing with other parts of DNA, and from wearing out. The only cells in the human body that contain telomerase (the enzyme that create telomeres) are stem cells and some...
I already made a post on the Arab Spring (as well as one about Egypt and another about Libya) But I am not content with them, and with help of an investigative project my brother performed, I will talk about them a little deeper. All credit goes to him. The Arab Spring was all inspired on one man, Mohammed Buoazizi. Buoazizi was a vendor in Sidi Bouzid, a city in Tunisia. He was one...
Cinematography (Film History) Part 2
The film’s silent era lasted from the late 19th century, to the 1920’s. During those first years in the 20th century, films were accompanied by live musicians, sound effects, and sometimes commentary by the showman or projectionist. In 1907 there were about 4,000 small “nickelodeon” cinemas in the United States. In the beginning, the “programme” made up of a few films to be...
Taoism. As I already mentioned, I watched the Avatar series and now I’m strangely interested in Eastern philosophy. Taoism to be more specific. Taoism is based on the Tao, or the Way, which is the source and drive of everything. The founder of Taoism, Lao Tzu, did so with the key literature of the religion or philosophy, whichever you want to call it, the Tao Te Ching. Another...
The Gunpowder Plot
The Gunpowder Plot was a failed assassination attempt of King James I of England and VI of Scotland by a group of English Catholics led by Robert Catesby in 1605. This was because hopes of securing religious tolerance under King James had now disappeared. Therefore they planned to blow up the House of Lords, during the State Opening of England’s Parliament on November the 5th. Guy...
Avatar: The Last Airbender; The Legend of Korra
So I watched the series Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Avatar: The Lengend of Korra, back to back. And I have to say, they’re lovely. Most of the people who like Avatar will disagree with me but I sincerely liked the first. The first focused more on the spiritual side of the Avatar, and I felt as if they presented, in a very unique manner, some East philosophy. I...
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Just stop it!… Death is a disease. It’s like any other. And...– Thomas Creo (The Fountain)
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Puerto Rico History III
Juan Ponce de Leon, a fortune-seeking Spaniard, Hidalgo noble with no fortune, started colonization in Puerto Rico in 1508, taking Diego Colon (Cristopher’s son) out of the scheme. Juan Ponce de Leon had fought in the Reconquista, in Granada. He had worked in the Dominican Republic, in the Villa de Salvaleon, where he had stopped indigenous rebellions and learned their language. He...
We’re all just Stardust
You can never forget someone who loved you, because… Just like the...– Lucas Casales
Puerto Rico History II (Tainos)
We’ve talked about one side of those who make up Puerto Rico, the Spanish. But when they first got here, there were people already living here, the Tainos (the indigenous race). These Tainos came from the Arawaks, and they populated all of the Caribbean Islands. There were Tainos in Puerto Rico, Jamaica and a bit of Cuba. In Cuba were also the Guanahatabeyes, in La Espanola (Dominican...
لو حاورت ألف عالم لغلبته .. ولو حاورنى جاهل واحد لغلبنى ..– Imam Ali “If I debate with one thousand scholars, I would win…. If I debate with one ignorant, I would lose” I know you will think this is mean, but this is true in so many human interactions.
Telomeres are basically the hat found at the end of chromosomes. They are formed by the same nucleic acids as the DNA, but their function isn’t of being part of the genetic code. They prevent the genetic code from fusing with other parts of DNA, and from wearing out. The only cells in the human body that contain telomerase (the enzyme that create telomeres) are stem cells and...
Happiness is...: Short Story →
lunaticstefy314: I wrote this story a year ago, but i found it saved on my computer, so I decided “What the heck? Let’s post it”: I waited on one of the tables outside Burrito Gallery for Pam to show… (Written by my gf) :) about a quarter of a million years ago
Planets known as the Gas Giants are formed by a lot of hydrogen and helium, as well as stars. Stars emit all of their energy thanks to a process called Fusion (the opposite of Nuclear Fission) where small atoms at incredible speeds (they go at incredible speed because of the incredible gravity in the core of the star) collide with one another, releasing energy and a bigger atom. For...
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Puerto Rico History
To know Puertorican history, you must first know a bit of background history from Spain. At the start of the VII Century, Spain was undergoing a bit of a civil war. It started when in 611 a.D. Muslims invaded Spain. The Arabs had a constant war with Spanish Christians until the time of the Reconquest. In January 2th 1492, Christians at last won the war, after vanishing the last more king...
I will talk a little about Astronomy, just some random facts. :) Most of you know that our Solar System is composed of eight planets (Pluto was tossed out :( Terrestrial Planets in order: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. And separated by a belt of asteroids, the Gas Giants: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. What most of you DON’T know is that our Solar System is...
Just to let you know I’m back, but you probably won’t even notice O.o Posts begin today again.
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