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The Kirkbride plan for mental hospitals consists of sets of enormous, symmetrical, staggered wings, like a bat made out of lego. Men are on the left and women on the right in sections that radiate from the main entrance for increasingly violent or incurable patients.

Early mental institutions where patients had to pay for their own incarceration would also vary in class (rich to poor) on the y axis. The staggering of the wings ensured the flow of air through each, purging them of diseased vapors perhaps, such was the Victorian obsession with fresh air.

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Thermostat Wiring Protip

When upgrading an old 2-wire mercury-switch thermostat to a digital one, connect the existing wires running from your furnace to the W and RH wiring posts in the new thermostat.

For two wire systems, the thermostat is simply acting as a relay. This means you don’t need to worry about the polarity. However, convention states that you should connect the white/red wire to W and the black wire to RH.

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“EXIST” by Kelly Mark

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Portage Avenue looking West. Winnipeg.

Via: Old Winnipeg Postcards

Also: Unusual Manitoba, 70s Manitoba, 1950 Flood, Manitoba Heritage Sites

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Winnipeg Quiz: Where was this 1950’s 1909 photo taken?

Update: Correct answer submitted by AH.

The location is McDermot Avenue, west from Main Street.

Photo Source: The Rise and Sprawl

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Everything is a Remix: Part One, Part Two

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Winnipeg From Space

This photo was taken on January 11th by astronaut Paolo Nespoli on the International Space Station. There are many more amazing photos in Paolo’s Flickr Stream.

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Wally Glutton - A Chilly Draft

This is a track I started in 2004 but never finished. All the drum programming and synth work was done using Reason. The sample at the start is from the movie Donnie Darko.

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There Is No Movement Without Rhythm

Warning: This video is highly rhythmic. It may cause happiness and spontaneous dancing.

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This is happening right now inside every one of your trillions of cells. The replication and transcription of DNA/RNA reminds me of a Turning Machine with the DNA/RNA as the tape.

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