Is it, as one Twittering friend suggested, a safe substitute for talking to...– globeandmail.com: Ego tweeto, ergo sum
Clearly Ebooks aren’t free - they are perhaps as expensive or in some cases more...– Why Ebooks Must Fail « Black Plastic Glasses
Two-part cartoon backstory of Ada Lovelace.
Ecstatic Days →
Trippy riff on aquarium images.
So let me explain my supposed “enthusiasm” for writing tweets....– Internet Evolution - Andrew Keen - Why I’m on Twitter
The point of having an expert is to trust his judgment. If your judgment is...– The Last Psychiatrist: Is A Brain Glitch To Blame For Financial Crisis?
Slate Magazine →
Journal of a 52-day experiment with Paxil.
But even then, I was wondering why I was making more than anyone in my family,...– My Manhattan Project
Over glasses of vodka chased by raw garlic and butter on rye, he recounted how...– My Manhattan Project
To make what has happened clear to those who understand traditional book...– Western internet censorship: The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning? - Wikileaks [I can’t decide if the literal scenario in this analogy is more Borgesian or Kafkaesque. Also: if all lists of forbidden books are forbidden books, then is the list of all forbidden books...
Because there was a Twitter-shaped hole in our world that we never even noticed...– Roger Ebert’s Journal: Archives
I suspect for those who have the power of speech, texting provides a place of...– Roger Ebert’s Journal: Archives
University of Wisconsin via Next Big Future →
Unusually rapid warming of North Atlantic due to decrease in volcanic activity & dust storms.
Preservation Photo →
Photos documenting [doomed?] buildings in the DC/Baltimore area.
Books, pens and paper are the tools of your academic trade; skimping on them is...– Writing the Laboratory Notebook
If you are interested in mathematical ideas or want to learn serious math you...– Crash Dump Analysis » Reading Notebook [I would like to believe that this is good advice.]
How to develop film with coffee & vitamin C.
Excerpts from "Expert Judgement on Markers to... →
How to design a 10 000-year warning system for radioactive waste. [Applied science fiction.]
Robot Wisdom auxiliary →
Dark age for blogging?
Design of the entire site and its subelements should avoid those forms that...– Excerpts from “Expert Judgement on Markers to Deter Inadvertent Human Intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant”
The berms serve several purposes. First, they define the area of interest. Their...– Excerpts from “Expert Judgement on Markers to Deter Inadvertent Human Intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant”
One of the topics was the Legend of the Spanish Moss. Here’s the legend in...– Spanish Moss - Adding that Southern Touch, and More! It must have worked—after all every Creole is descended from one of the casket girls—the first wave of transported prostitutes having been absolutely infertile.
A minimum inventory/maximum diversity system is a kit of modular parts and rules...– Wolfram Blog : Minimum Inventory, Maximum Diversity
Curious Expeditions →
The Mapparium of the Christian Science Monitor, a hollow stained-glass globe one stands inside to view.
The “game-break moment” & Wiio’s Law.
The Blog of Innocence →
Curious account of Facebook.
David Brookshaw Miniature Tools →
BibliOdyssey: A Booke of Diverse Devices →
A 17th century journal–commonplace book–sketchbook.
I’m not blind to the unwieldiness of the book, or to the cumbersome systems we...– Resisting the Kindle - The Atlantic (March 2, 2009)
English Russia →
1:500 scale model of [central?] Moscow used in city planning; continually updated since 1988.
Next Big Future →
On the vanity of collapsitarianism. [N. B. scifi written around some of these “mitigation” scenarios would be much more interesting than another lightweight echo of _Alas, Babylon._]
Advances in the History of Psychology →
The clutch := stereotypical romance novel cover pose.
One of the technologies for really long-term preservation was developed at...– From the Desk of David Pogue - Should You Worry About Data Rot? - NYTimes.com
Fleas are trained not to jump by keeping them in a container with a lid. Once...– Flea circus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [This has the flavor of a hoax.]