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Daily Archives: December 18, 2023

Color makes the world beautiful

Color Lisa is a curated list of color palettes based on masterpieces of the worlds greatest artists. Each palette was painstakingly created by color obsessed designers, artists, museum curators, and masters of color theory. Palettes are constantly being added to help keep your designs colorful and fresh. Color Lisa was made by Ryan McGuire, a community artist and lover of color. Fun fact about Ryan: he drives a bright green (HEX #A5C955) and orange (HEX #E9AF42) 1971 VW Beetle he turned into a dinosaur. Questions, guest curator requests, and praise 🙂 can be sent to [email protected].”

Nobody Knows What’s Happening Online Anymore

The Atlantic [read free]: “You are currently logged on to the largest version of the internet that has ever existed. By clicking and scrolling, you’re one of the 5 billion–plus people contributing to an unfathomable array of networked information—quintillions of bytes produced each day. The sprawl has become disorienting. Some of my peers in the… Continue Reading

Mapping the Unequal Distribution of Global Precipitation

Mapping the Unequal Distribution of Global Precipitation – On average, nearly one meter (39 inches) of rain or snow falls on the Earth in a year. However, differences in latitude, winds, changes in the Earth’s surface, and the planet’s tilt, make for an unequal distribution of global precipitation. Cartographer Perrin Remonté uses data from Chelsea… Continue Reading

Label the States

XKCD: label as many US states as you can on this blank map – Do you miss the pen and pencil grade school exercises from geography and social studies classes? I still remember how to spell state names – such as Mississippi, and the number of days in each month, using the memory tools we… Continue Reading

Thomas privately pushed for a higher salary and to allow Supreme Court justices to take speaking fees

PrpPublica: “In early January 2000, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was at a five-star beach resort in Sea Island, Georgia, hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. After almost a decade on the court, Thomas had grown frustrated with his financial situation, according to friends. He had recently started raising his young grandnephew, and Thomas’… Continue Reading

A History of Blasphemy Laws in the United States

In Custodia Legis: “The following is a guest post by Ryan Gale, an intern with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. He is an undergraduate student studying philosophy and theology at The Catholic University of America.The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government’s establishment of a religion and protects… Continue Reading