Before the dawn of civilization, early tribes had to manufacture their own...– ASK DR. BOLI. « Dr. Boli’s Celebrated Magazine.
Russia as an idea seems to be fading in the global consciousness far faster than...– Morning is Wiser Than Evening
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[I always figured something like this had to exist.]
The body needn’t be humanoid, but any decent Machine Translator would have to be...– SpecGram—A Primer in SF Xenolinguistics—Justin B. Rye
[C]anned” languages, which you can upload into the UT or your own brain. Note...– SpecGram—A Primer in SF Xenolinguistics—Justin B. Rye
[P]eople often get very excited about the idea that (e.g.) “Martians have no...– SpecGram—A Primer in SF Xenolinguistics—Justin B. Rye
The names of a species, empire, language, homeworld, homestar and so on will all...– SpecGram—A Primer in SF Xenolinguistics—Justin B. Rye
Initial K is especially popular (Kazon, Klendathu, Krell, K’kree). Incidentally,...– SpecGram—A Primer in SF Xenolinguistics—Justin B. Rye
The SAIL AP Hotline was at HOST #11, “a direct Associated Press news line...– Important Documents from the Early Internet (1972)
SCENARIOS for Using the ARPANET at the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER...– Important Documents from the Early Internet (1972)
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Chillifrog: Churchill →
If no man is a hero to his valet, every man can be best judged by his personal assistant, and Winston Churchill’s longest-serving private secretary, from the time he was elected to Parliament, was the remarkable and ever-admiring man of letters Edward Marsh. It was Marsh who recorded Churchill, on…
The true name of the Lord of the Dead is unknown to all but himself. Perhaps he...– Strange Horizons Fiction: Five Rules for Commuting to the Underworld, by Merrie Haskell
But I think that there does exist an useful distinction to be made between magic...– Ted Chiang on Writing - Boing Boing
Last February I joined a group of well-known international writers on a two-day...– Chillifrog
My forays and forages into the world of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have led...– Chillifrog
One day, without thinking, I tried to mold my own face to mirror the...– In The eternal now ￼
TWO FOOTNOTES TO DANTE « LEBBEUS WOODS →
Reminder: The architecture of the World Trade... →
southpol: Marginal Revolution: Capitalism’s Mecca Wow, just wow. Brad DeLong sends us to this 2001 article in Slate on the architecture of the World Trade Center. Yamasaki received the World Trade Center commission the year after the Dhahran Airport was completed. Yamasaki described its plaza as “a mecca, a great relief from the narrow streets and sidewalks of the surrounding Wall Street...
The question here is simple: how can memory management changes be tested to...– The 2010 Linux Storage and Filesystem Summit, day 1 [LWN.net]
"Prokudin-Gorskii" - Prints & Photographs Online... →
kirindave: Amazing old 3-shot color technique from 1910. This man was a badass and a visionary.
Among the Ghwǘǜb, however, the chief launches food at individual community...– SpecGram—Acquiring Isolation: The Peculiar Case of Ghwǘǜb—Tashel M. Kaithe and Valencia R. O’Shaughnessy
Alone among Amazonian peoples, the Ghwǘǜb train sloths (three-toed) as a kind of...– SpecGram—Acquiring Isolation: The Peculiar Case of Ghwǘǜb—Tashel M. Kaithe and Valencia R. O’Shaughnessy
Which brings me to my last point: as you probably know, the reputation of the...– Hacker News | I used to like arguing over the Internet about this subject. There are many good…
One could propose other factors. It seems to me that each of the three societies...– The Problem of Excess Genius
I’ve spoken enough with Frank Black, a career burglar, to never leave a room...– Thiefhunters in Paradise » Hotel room security check
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Despite all the witless proclamations of new age marketing gurus about the death...– Why Is Advertising So Crappy? - Advertising and Marketing Blog - AdPulp.com
Rany on the Royals: Abd el-Kader and the Massacre... →
An interesting analogy can be made that shows the traditional task of AI to seem...– Fluid Domains
Typical results and reasoning chains are pieced together, and a good...– Fluid Domains
The artificial part of artificial intelligence is the world that already exists,...– Fluid Domains
TinEye Reverse Image Search →
Here Is 4Chan Founder Moot's Full Testimony From... →
4chan under oath.
Then there’s the effect of tenure on students. “Publish or...– The case for getting rid of tenure. - By Christopher Beam - Slate Magazine Or: when the most talented researchers focus their energies on preaching into the deaf ears of gormless teenagers, society pays the price.
There’s a video online of a speech Bogusky made last April in San...– Alex Bogusky Tells All: He Left the World’s Hottest Agency to Find His Soul | Page 7 | Fast Company
Many decades ago now, long before superfast computers were available for...– Borderzone: Ah, Point of View
Shu’s idea is that time and space are not independent entities but can be...– Technology Review: Blogs: arXiv blog: Big Bang Abandoned in New Model of the Universe
Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943 – Plog... →
After we exclude serials, we can finally count all the books in the world. There...– Inside Google Books: Books of the world, stand up and be counted! All 129,864,880 of you. That’s a startingly low number. If you read one book a week for 60 years you will read 41 623 books. Assuming the number of books does not increase meanwhile, this would be 0.03 per cent of...