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Jul. 13th, 2012 08:56 pm
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"By 2005, it will become clear that the Internet's impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine's."
        —Paul Krugman, 1998

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One man's quest to earn the Most Human Human award at the Turing Test.


The author calls it an essay, but i believe that it's more apposite to label his article a manifesto regarding the ownership of data.


Why has this man been donating well-made art forgeries to museums for the past three decades?


"Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and the former Alaska governor Sarah Palin have something in common: they are both cowgirl politicians.  In this, they are symptomatic of the too-narrow ways in which the United States is willing to accept women as leaders."


There is a 14-year-old girl who lives in poverty in Uganda who said to her chess coach, "Coach, I will be a grandmaster someday."


A woman who has no amygdala and no fear.


If i told you that 80% of the antibiotics sold in the US were sold for farm animals, you might be skeptical of my claim; but would you believe the FDA?


The Best Magazine Articles Ever


If Ken Thompson calls himself a programmer, not a developer, or an engineer, then anyone who shares that profession should follow suit.  I don't care that this article is over 20 years old, damn it.  Now get off my lawn.


Scientists from Tübingen, Germany, show that people really walk in circles when lost.


You might remember that i quite enjoyed I ♥ Huckabees; this long essay about the movie is what i would have written if i were in any way qualified to write about philosophy.

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12-pack of Heritage Dr Pepper - Made with real sugar

I found real-sugar Dr Pepper at Lunardi's this weekend and was compelled to purchase it.  But does it make a difference?  Unlike Throwback Pepsi, which recipe lacks the modern Pepsi's fatal flaw of citric acid, Heritage Dr Pepper and modern Dr Pepper have the same list of ingredients, except of course for sugar versus high-fructose corn syrup, and both of which contain 40 grams of Sugars.  I thought the taste of the Heritage was milder than what i remembered from my last regular DrP.  Would my assessment hold up to a triangle test?

I brought a can of Heritage to work and poured it into two cups and some regular DrP into another.  My two coworkers picked the regular as being distinctly sweeter, but i could not discern any difference.  More testing is needed.

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12-pack of Heritage Dr Pepper - Made with real sugar

I found real-sugar Dr Pepper at Lunardi's this weekend and was compelled to purchase it.  But does it make a difference?  Unlike Throwback Pepsi, which recipe lacks the modern Pepsi's fatal flaw of citric acid, Heritage Dr Pepper and modern Dr Pepper have the same list of ingredients, except of course for sugar versus high-fructose corn syrup, and both of which contain 40 grams of Sugars.  I thought the taste of the Heritage was milder than what i remembered from my last regular DrP.  Would my assessment hold up to a triangle test?

I brought a can of Heritage to work and poured it into two cups and some regular DrP into another.  My two coworkers picked the regular as being distinctly sweeter, but i could not discern any difference.  More testing is needed.

DOHklahoma

Mar. 24th, 2009 11:11 am
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Via [livejournal.com profile] vanmojo, a tale in two parts of legislative ignorance, intolerance, and irresponsibility.

DOHklahoma

Mar. 24th, 2009 11:11 am
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Via [livejournal.com profile] vanmojo, a tale in two parts of legislative ignorance, intolerance, and irresponsibility.

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sociophysics elementary particles

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sociophysics elementary particles

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If you're in the Bay Area and have the time this weekend, please drop by Blossom Hill Crafts and visit their pottery sale.  [livejournal.com profile] 2wanda will be selling her pottery and her soap, and besides pottery you can also find jellies and photography for sale.

If not, then please enjoy [livejournal.com profile] mjg59's précis of fruit fly ovary extraction.

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If you're in the Bay Area and have the time this weekend, please drop by Blossom Hill Crafts and visit their pottery sale.  [livejournal.com profile] 2wanda will be selling her pottery and her soap, and besides pottery you can also find jellies and photography for sale.

If not, then please enjoy [livejournal.com profile] mjg59's précis of fruit fly ovary extraction.

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Some of you might dismiss bitrot as a quaint element of hacker folklore, but you'd be WRONG WRONG WRONG.

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Some of you might dismiss bitrot as a quaint element of hacker folklore, but you'd be WRONG WRONG WRONG.

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[livejournal.com profile] devonapple brought to my attention this little device that, by judicious application of microwaves, extracts oil and gas from plastics, rubber, and just about anything that has a hydrocarbon base, and leaves a remainder of pure carbon.  The video linked therein is a mediocre production, but it's still impressive.

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[livejournal.com profile] devonapple brought to my attention this little device that, by judicious application of microwaves, extracts oil and gas from plastics, rubber, and just about anything that has a hydrocarbon base, and leaves a remainder of pure carbon.  The video linked therein is a mediocre production, but it's still impressive.

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I wasn't expecting Creationist nutters in the Wikipedia Oort cloud discussion page.

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I wasn't expecting Creationist nutters in the Wikipedia Oort cloud discussion page.

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I've been meaning to share this with you for months now, but i kept forgetting.  Something [livejournal.com profile] whipartist posted reminded me about it.

Despite the vast number of religions, nearly everyone in the world believes in the same things: the existence of a soul, an afterlife, miracles, and the divine creation of the universe.  Recently psychologists doing research on the minds of infants have discovered two related facts that may account for this phenomenon.  One: human beings come into the world with a predisposition to believe in supernatural phenomena.  And two: this predisposition is an incidental by-product of cognitive functioning gone awry.
The companion interview to this article, "Wired for Creationism?", should also be read.

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I've been meaning to share this with you for months now, but i kept forgetting.  Something [livejournal.com profile] whipartist posted reminded me about it.

Despite the vast number of religions, nearly everyone in the world believes in the same things: the existence of a soul, an afterlife, miracles, and the divine creation of the universe.  Recently psychologists doing research on the minds of infants have discovered two related facts that may account for this phenomenon.  One: human beings come into the world with a predisposition to believe in supernatural phenomena.  And two: this predisposition is an incidental by-product of cognitive functioning gone awry.
The companion interview to this article, "Wired for Creationism?", should also be read.

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