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Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2117Dr. Oliver Sacks, 1933-2015I also wanted to say that the podcast episodes of Radiolab that feature him represent a high point of this new medium. When the history of the internet is written, the opportunity for a large number of people to listen in on an intimate conversation with an incredibly interesting person who has little interest in self promotion will be considered a revolution in how humans are able connect with one another in a very meaningful way.Slarty Bartfast11:15 AM on August 30, 2015"Anxious? Depressed? You might be suffering from capitalism"I guess the point under all my words above is that managers know they're doing something bad, know that they're not benefiting from doing bad, and keep doing bad anyway. The thing that this article is missing, and the thing that phrases like "gets it from both sides" is missing, is an awareness that managing capitalist processes is actually a moral wrong. Knowing that one is actively committing moral wrongs makes one anxious.You Can't Tip a Buick1:32 PM on August 30, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2113No disassemble!And yet they programmed the robot to run away? It seems like the simpler solution is to build a robot that can call a child an idiot eight times in response. Addendum: at no less than 100 dB. Double addendum: it follows the kid it identifies as the ringleader around and keeps calling him/her an idiot. Forever. Decades later, the poor sap will be a prosperous sarariman with several underlings and, try as he might to avoid it,... [
ROU_Xenophobe8:24 PM on August 29, 2015‘‘Let’s all remember this moment!’’Oh if life were made of moments / even now and then a bad one
But if life were only moments / then you'd never know you had one
deludingmyself8:03 PM on August 29, 2015MeFi post:
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Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2110“producing much fruit, or foliage, or many offspring”Which of Stephen King's works are taken as science fiction?"The Jaunt" comes to mind.
Iridic6:21 PM on August 28, 2015You have to learn to love the bomb.This article is so moving. I've always felt he was a cut above, was more tuned into the truth part of "truth in comedy"; this piece reinforced that, with an exclamation point:
I asked him if he could help me understand that better, and he described a letter from Tolkien in response to a priest who had questioned whether Tolkien's mythos was sufficiently doctrinaire, since it treated death not as a punishment for the sin of the... [more]
wemayfreeze4:02 PM on August 28, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2107Google has a secret candidate-finding techniqueThis seems like something they use to find people coming out of school. For mid/senior people, they send you a million message on LinkedIn about wanting to "sync up with you for a quick chat to hear about the projects you’ve been working on lately" blah blah blah. I actually need the reverse of this where the recruiters can't contact me unless their job opportunities pass some of my own hidden test cases.sideshow2:48 PM on August 26, 2015Meet the new carbon-fiber-based economy?Of course this would require a huge increase in demand for carbon nanofibers.
Win-win, baby. Then we start mining asteroids and building solar power satellites to beam down lots of energy to the Sahara to keep it going.
George_Spiggott5:28 PM on August 26, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2105When Microsoft's "Family Safety" is unsafeOn the one hand, queer and trans kids should totally be able to access queer and trans resources online. On the other hand, even the crunchiest of progressive granola parents would agree that they have some kind of right to monitor and control their kids internet access.
These two rights are fundamentally at odds, and there is no way of supporting one without impinging the other. As sympathetic as I am to the plight of these kids, we're a long... [more]
Avenger6:45 AM on August 25, 2015