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hughman: When and if you read this, don’t even ask why but I am a “starred” commenter on National Review Online, the repugnant wingnut blog for the ultra-conservative National Review magazine. Today they had a “live blog” of the Oscars which I presume was written by some pimply-faced lackey in order to…
the map of when: FOUND MATERIAL →
hughman: (Note : I wrote both of these poems in 1978 when I was 17. I was a freshman at Washington University in St. Louis. I won first place in the poetry competition held that year by the University. I was the first Undergrad to win in 10 years. They asked me to be in the Graduate Writer’s Program which…
The sunset displayed rich, spectacular hues like a .jpeg file at 10 percent...– 56 worst/best analogies of high school students | The Lost Eyeball
You’re supposed to do one thing. If you do more than that, people get confused.– Margaret Atwood, who, in addition to writing, also cartoons (via austinkleon)
Doomsday Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway |... →
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes...– Vincent van Gogh, In a letter to his brother Theo (via liquidnight)
The Brain's Sarcasm Centre? Wow, That's Really... →
fuckyeahconsciousness: The paper is Distinction between the literal and intended meanings of sentences and it’s brought to you by Uchiyama et al. They took 20 people and used fMRI to record neural activity while the volunteers read 4 kinds of statements: Literally true Nonsensical Sarcastic Metaphorical The neat thing was that the statements themselves were the same in each case. The...
Turning Cell Phones into Urban Supercomputers →
seantaclaus: vruz: ReadWriteWeb One of the primary ideas behind IBM’s Smarter Planet concept is a web of sensors all over the planet, leading to a data explosion. But what if that web of sensors was more directly under the public’s control? Strategic forecast consultant Chris Arkbenberg hits on an interesting idea in a recent blog post. He muses on the idea of using mobile phones for grid...
She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room-temperature...– 56 worst/best analogies of high school students | The Lost Eyeball