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Made up word: emoticon consists of two words » emotion (n.) + icon (n., Synonyms: feeling, sensation, sentiment, agitation, excitement)
The emoticon celebrates its 30th birthday »

The emoticon, used to illustrate an emotion using an icon, celebrates its 30th birthday this month. […] On September 19 1982 Professor Scott Fahlman of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh sent an email that included the first use of the sideways smiley face. […] “I propose the following character sequence for joke markers: :-) Read it sideways.” […] The aim, according to Professor Fahlman, was to differentiate between those emails that were meant to be humorous and those that were not meant to be.

justbeingseriouslysocial:

Made up word: emoticon consists of two words » emotion (n.) + icon (n., Synonyms: feeling, sensation, sentiment, agitation, excitement)

The emoticon celebrates its 30th birthday »

The emoticon, used to illustrate an emotion using an icon, celebrates its 30th birthday this month. […] On September 19 1982 Professor Scott Fahlman of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh sent an email that included the first use of the sideways smiley face. […] “I propose the following character sequence for joke markers: :-) Read it sideways.” […] The aim, according to Professor Fahlman, was to differentiate between those emails that were meant to be humorous and those that were not meant to be.

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The kitchen at the Golden Temple feeds up to 100,000 people a day for free. And, these men would like to cook your lunch »

The Sikh religion is a reform movement that began in India around the 1480’s. As one of its central tenets, Sikhism holds that all people, regardless of gender, religious background, race, or caste are equal. As a way to symbolize and practice this, the founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanek Dev, founded the langar, or community kitchen. Food was to be for all, the rich would eat with the poor, and it would run, by the grace of God, on donations and volunteer labor.

Here’re some must known facts about the community kitchen at the Golden Temple:

  • Everyone, regardless of faith, race and background is allowed in the dining hall
  • Women, men and children all sit together
  • Before entering you must remove your shoes and wear a head scrap
  • A traditional meal of lentils, rice, vegetables and roti is served
  • Everyone must sit on the floor as equals, so all people are on the same level and nobody is above anyone else
  • There are two halls that can serve about 5,000 diners at a time

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srdash:

Twenty nine of history’s most iconic scientific minds in one picture… after colorization!
This photo was originally captured in 1927 at the fifth Solvay Conference, one of the most star-studded meetings of scientific minds in history. Notable attendees included Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Marie Curie, Erwin Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli, Paul Dirac and Louis de Broglie among others. And now, it’s been beautifully colorized by redditor mygrapefruit.

You can learn more about the colorization process, and check out more of mygrapefruit’s work, over on her website.

srdash:

Twenty nine of history’s most iconic scientific minds in one picture… after colorization!

This photo was originally captured in 1927 at the fifth Solvay Conference, one of the most star-studded meetings of scientific minds in history. Notable attendees included Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Marie Curie, Erwin Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli, Paul Dirac and Louis de Broglie among others. And now, it’s been beautifully colorized by redditor mygrapefruit.

You can learn more about the colorization process, and check out more of mygrapefruit’s work, over on her website.

Filed under history science tech vintage