Columbia Ideas At Work : Feature : Powerful+Lies →
Claim: power making lying easier.
At Wheal Friendship mine in Cornwall, a different contrivance is employed: there...– Dead Media Beat: Charles Babbage | Beyond The Beyond
My first problem was that there were already two Margaret Atwoods on Twitter,...– NYRblog - Atwood in the Twittersphere - The New York Review of Books
Sensemaking: How to blog insightful →
Rhetorical topoi for bloggers (in effect).
Rajiv Sethi: The Future of Academic Publishing →
Argument for open-access academic publishing.
In our timeline Charles Babbage (26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871) was an...– Great Moments in Alternate History: Charles Babbage - Books - io9 Babbage was hardly obscure—he invented the cowcatcher, after all—not to mention his famous (notorious) crusade against street musicians.
When Less is More: The Case for Teaching Less Math... →
Cool Tools: Sources Wanted Contest →
List of “enthusiast stores.”
The moment the Web browser showed up on people’s desktops, somewhing weird...– Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard » Blog Archive » For the media biz, iPad 2010 = CDROM 1994
People weren’t actually that keen on buying CD-ROMs in any quantity. Partly this...– Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard » Blog Archive » For the media biz, iPad 2010 = CDROM 1994
Eerily accurate: Catchy one-liner (“interesting,” with link): In...– Schneier on Security: Schneier Blogging Template Whoa meta.
The analysis indicated that the creature shared a common female or...– Possible new extinct human species identified
FATUOUS BANDS OF pseudointellectual drivel will continue to move into the area...– WEATHER REPORT. « Dr. Boli’s Celebrated Magazine. One feels a little uncomfortable quoting someone’s entire post, but—-
It’s worth noting, and can be of special interest for designers, that home pages...– Olia Lialina: Vernacular Web 2
Hyper-Realistic Acrylic Body Painting (15 pics) -... →
What happens is that all talented people engage in deliberate practice (a very...– The Turpentine Effect
I’m grading logic quizzes now, as I said, and one of the questions is,...– Siris
MAKE A LIST of everything bad that can possibly happen. Keep the list in a...– Dr. Boli’s Celebrated Magazine.
I still wake up in the morning with a song in my soul, knowing that my job—my...– Dr. Boli’s Celebrated Magazine.
These slow-changing facts are what I term “mesofacts.” Mesofacts are the facts...– Warning: Your reality is out of date - The Long Now Blog
Economist's View: The Economics of Aggregation →
The Venetian Look in the Carpaccio Era (pre 1500... →
Adam J Taylor: INTJ →
ellens: … 12minds: … I’m an INTJ (Introversion, iNtuition, Thinking, Judgment) to the core. Kinsey describes INTJ’s in Flemmingesque style as ‘Masterminds’, which I rather like. This hits the nail on the head: … 12Minds’ empathy of a wooden desk is some thing that rings true… We’re also supposedly the rarest personality type.
Cellphones for the illiterate has some disturbing implications. It would mean...– Connectivity for the illiterate | Beyond The Beyond
And nobody thought so very much about Woolf’s nose until it took on a life of...– Virginia Woolf’s Nose « Tales from the Reading Room
Strange Horizons Articles: An Empire in Words: The... →
Nottebohm, a Beethoven scholar, was also the victim of one of Brahms’ most...– Was Brahms a wiseass? - By Jan Swafford - Slate Magazine
Let’s say you want a character to really stand out, to have weight. One way to...– They Fall By Night
The misconception about children’s ficition is that it’s lightweight...– Exclusive Interview With Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat - Comic Con - io9
Of boredom and the man I sing, forced by fate And haughty middle management’s...– The Bronze Medal, channeling John Dryden’s translation of Virgil’s Aeneid to describe office life, in response to this. (via mills) I can’t resist a try. The man, o news, report, that many a day Bound to his boredom for his bitter pay Still battled bravely on, till with a frown He...
We would like to extend our deepest apologies to each and every one of...– Google Responds To Privacy Concerns With Unsettlingly Specific Apology | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source
The embassy’s “ground” floor is elevated atop a bunker-like podium, the top of...– NYRblog - The New Tower of London - The New York Review of Books
Turkey: Archeological Dig Reshaping Human History... →
Steam power kept quietly working away, eventually going “behind the scenes”. As...– Brass Goggles » Blog Archive » The Steampunk/Dieselpunk overlap – some thoughts. (via chryselephantine) (via my-ear-trumpet) Cloggo:—— This is the 12,000 horse power engine mentioned above. Known as the River Don Engine it now lives in Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield. This is a...
The history of the Internet is a history of metaphors about the Internet, all...– Baffler - What Does the Internet Look Like?
PROGRAM. « Dr. Boli's Celebrated Magazine. →
(Nice analogy: A satellite puts out less power than a car headlight,...– Risks Digest 25.95 - comp.risks | Google Groups
First of all, I would like to relate the words of the late Andres Segovia, the...– Classical Guitar – Segovia’s Advice About Practicing | Eric Henderson Blog I read somewhere that he practiced less when he was younger—with age he had to practice more to keep his hands flexible.