We were featured in Revista TPM magazine’s February issue! :) It’s a Brazilian magazine and in Portuguese, and there’s a short piece about me and this blog. It’s on their website as well! Thanks, TPM :)
A lot of the laugh tracks on television were recorded in the early 1950s. These days, most of the people you hear laughing are dead.
So basically when you watch TV shows you’re listening dead people laughing….
Kayapo tribe’s chief listening that an hydroelectrical plant is going to be build sweeping their homeland.
“While newspapers and television talk about the lives of celebrities, the chief of the Kayapo tribe received the worst news of his life: Dilma, “The new president of Brazil, has given approval to build a huge hydroelectric plant (the third largest in the world). It is the death sentence for all the people near the river because the dam will flood 400,000 hectares of forest. More than 40,000 Indians will have to find another place to live. The natural habitat destruction, deforestation and the disappearance of many species is a fact.”
(For those of you who want to read up more about it, it’s called the Belo Monte Dam. I’m not sure if it’s actually effectively in construction yet, I’m trying to find more accurate information on the Internet! but it’s still good to know.)
via @terriblelie: This time, sadly, the sector responsible for environment protection gave the project a green light. The money for it is being taken from public retirement funds and private companies. We are still protesting and trying to stop it, but it might be too late. Deadline is on 2015, more or less, and they haven’t started building the foundations but there’s not much more we can do, I’m afraid to say. :’(
Paste this into Google:
sqrt(cos(x))*cos(300x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7)*(4-x*x)^0.01, sqrt(6-x^2), -sqrt(6-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5