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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Святые Кирилл и Мефодий, братья из города Солуни - реформаторы славянской азбуки и создатели церковнославянского...
Святые Кирилл и Мефодий, братья из города Солуни - реформаторы славянской азбуки и создатели церковнославянского языка, происходили из византийского города Фессалоники.

They were Greek Christian missionaries from among the Slavic peoples, credited with devising the Glagolitic alphabet, the first Slavic alphabet needed to translate the Bible into Old Church Slavonic, the process they started in 863. After Cyril's death in 869, and Methodius' in 885, their pupils continued their missionary work among other Slavs and the translation.

В 1564 году основатель типографского дела в России «первопечатник» Иван Фёдоров издаёт книгу «Апостол», в которую вошли Писания Нового Завета: Деяния Апостолов и их Послания. Эта книга на церковно-славянском языке была первой напечатанной в России.
А в 1581 году впервые была напечатана полная церковно-славянская Библия (Guttenberg printed his complete Bible in 1450s)

По указу императрицы Елизаветы в 1751 году (King James Bible was 1604-1611) была издана тщательно исправленная церковнославянская Библия, так называемая "Елизаветинская", текст которой был сверен с древним греческим переводом. Она до сих пор используется как авторизованный для богослужения текст в русском православии.




Etak Navigator, which cost $1,500 in 1985, does not use satellites, instead, it uses "dead reckoning", with a...
Etak Navigator, which cost $1,500 in 1985, does not use satellites, instead, it uses "dead reckoning", with a compass affixed in the rear of the car, magnetic beads inside the rim of the wheels for speed, a central-processing unit about the size of a large loaf of bread [1], a series of cassette tapes that contain the digitized maps, and a choice of two green vector monitors, one large and one small.

For the LA, for example, 4 tapes were required. When an edge of the map was reached, the driver needed to change cassette tapes.

[1] Intel 8088-based system with 256K RAM, 32K EPROM, 2K SRAM


ShotSpotter of Mountain View, CA, records and pinpoints gunshots, as well as other sounds.
ShotSpotter of Mountain View, CA, records and pinpoints gunshots, as well as other sounds.

Paraphrasing: "yells at the top of the lungs on a street corner, followed by a volley of gunfire, does not have the expectation of privacy".


Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a recreational substance for cats.
Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a recreational substance for cats. Active ingredient is Nepetalactone. which may mimic the hypothetical feline facial pheromone, but this has not been tested.

While catnip serves no real purpose other than allowing an owner to watch his or her cat go bonkers, there is no evidence that causes harms to cats either.

Smoking catnip became popular in the 1960s. When the herb is smoked, it produces a low level, legal high complete with audio/visual hallucinations and a relaxed feeling. Concentrated doses of Nepeta cataria brewed as a tea can also produce a mild, short-term sedative effect in humans.


Manhattanhenge [1] in 2012 is
Manhattanhenge [1] in 2012 is

Tue, May 29 — 8:17 P.M. EDT and
Thu, July 12 — 8:25 P.M. EDT

These dates are equidistant (22 days) from summer solstice, which is June 20. 2012, 19:09 EDT.

For those who live in Manhattan, this is a good time to teach children the formula for Solar Azimuth Angle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_azimuth_angle), simplified by the fact that at sunset solar elevation angle is zero, and have them verify it with a compass and on the map, to check if everything is fine in the heavens.


[1] Coined in 2002 by the author of that article, Neil deGrasse Tyson, was previously mentioned here:



If you see me comin', better step aside
A lotta men didn't, a lotta men died
One fist of iron, the other of steel
If the right one don't a-get you
Then the left one will,
You know.

You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store


Translation by Marianna Dizik May 2012

На узкой дорожке в сторонку уйди,
Не стоит стоять у меня на пути.
Стальной и чугунный - два кулака,
Не левым, так правым - наверняка.

16 тонн выдаю на гора,
Беднее и старше, чем был я вчера.
Святому Петру я свинью подложил
Я душу давно в кабаке заложил.


Translation by Oleg Zabluda May 2012

Посторонись-ка, не видишь, иду?
Кто так не сделал, давно уж в аду.
Кулак левый чугунный, a правый - стальной,
Один промахнется, достанет другой.
Вот так-то.

16 тонн нарубил я угля,
Старее на день, денег нет ни рубля.

Мою душу Петру не видать всё равно -
Заложена в лавке фабричной давно


Не страшен теперь диметилгидразин -
Я душу давно заложил в магазин

На Святого Петра я давно положил -
Душу я в лавке давно заложил.

Моей Святой Петр не дождется души -
Я в лавке фабричной её заложил.

(Вознесенский отдыхает)
Один кулак чугунный, второй налит сталью,
От правого увернёшься - левым получишь в харю.

(Демьян Бедный отдыхает)
Один кулак с вольфрама, другой налит свинцом,
Не избежишь ты встречи какого-то с лицом.

16 тонн нарубил я угля,
Старее на день, денег нет ни хуя.

Oleg Zabluda May 2012


Original Performance from 1947


This was submission by Renata B. for an inspirational song about money. Artistic Council rejected this classification, on the basis that the protagonist does not pursue money, is not unhappy about not having money, and flaunts not having money.


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