They started out looking backward for their moral compass, and were afraid to...– brucecohenpdx
One of them tells me which subway to take to the dentist’s office. The other...
pathod, a pathological HTTP/S daemon useful for testing and torturing HTTP clients. At its core is a tiny, terse language for crafting HTTP responses. It also has a built-in web interface that lets you play with the response spec language, inspect logs, and access pathod’s full help document.
it’s almost certain that Yahoo has simply forgotten that Yahoo Bookmarks still...
“Und dann habe ich natürlich überhaupt nichts zurückgenommen. Und dann hab...– Uta Ranke-Heinemann
If you have any fact that is really sinister, that can only point to some...– Josiah Tompson via Erol Morris
Dem Schornstein der Lokomotive entstieg Dampf, oder so genannter Rauch. Und das...– Daniil Charms1 “Sinnigerweise hat Charms seine Texte meist datiert, so dass wir erkennen können welcher abstruse Gedanke mit welchen Zeitereignissen korrespondiert” ↩
I sat on a bus and watched as people got on, sat down and got off again once the...– Sebastian Borckenhagen, The Man is Disappearing
We run for the weaker soldiers Even when they are not around Always run for...– St. Thomas - Falling Down
For a while I was convinced that I saw the world. But the world as a whole was...– Даниил Хармс, Whirled, via, via, via
[It] can come as a shock to realise that the world we hear described by...– Douglas Adams
because technology and economic logic has gotten so sophisticated, cruelties can...– David Foster Wallace, via Ostap Karmodi via Andrew Sullivan
If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than...
Los Angeles Street Crossing Trail [Reposted from antifuchs]
I need a recipe database that works like this. If you want to code one, let me know :) [Reposted from supe]
There is no need to turn a gene pool into a lake– John Oliver on TheBugle #134
“A story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way, and it takes every word in the story to say what the meaning is.” — Flannery O’Conner (via azspot) That’s a nice heuristic for what art is.
We look around and see rational choices, but we’re afflicted by enormous...– The Yorkshire Ranter
When you know an actual person is checking your screen at random intervals, and...– Anti-akrasia remote monitoring experiment
Curiosity seeks to annihilate itself– Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
A CEO does only three things. Sets the overall vision and strategy of the...– Fred Wilson (via)
silence break your heart you only know your time words can find a way to...– St. Thomas - Silence Break Your Heart
Because we know so little, we cannot make value judgments and that may be...– What I Learned Today: in 2 hours
Emotion follows upon the bodily expression– William James
You think that the next-gen web is about conversations. Hello? That started in...– a very nice rant by Aaron Brazell
I’m not sure what’s going on with Kodak all the way to the right...– http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/dont-be-ugly-by-accident/
I recall a recent book proposed that there will be a global catastrophe when the...– heteromeles in a comment here
The Mirrored Spheres of Patagonia →
this resonates on many levels: physical laws as memes, replicating by being used. Wiping out competing laws whenever observing both would create a paradox the expression put it in the public sphere The world as a single fractal canvas. And: This is actually implementable now. We see this space, three-dimensional environment as being a canvas on which all sorts of applications can play...
constellational thinking: ignoring space and time when looking for patterns. Related: Macroscopes, Holographic Storytelling also: Watch the messenger lectures! Ken Burnsing: “we’ll soon want more on there than our picture libraries Ken Burnsing slowly away to themselves” This is so true. There is a lot of unharvested partial attention in the world. by default meaning...
… regular use of caffeine produces no benefit to alertness, energy, or...– Steven Novella via moeffju
Mr Coolidge’s genius for inactivity is developed to a very high point. It...– hegemonicon quoting Walter Lippmann
Negative Taste: the ability to tell when something is bad.– Aaron Swartz
the moral objection was that zero-sum behavior is wasteful in our non-zero-sum...– evan_tech
“An organism turns food into shit; an ecosystem turns shit into food. The waste product of an ecosystem is weirdness.” –”Graydon” in the comments to Charlie Stross’s Chrome Plated Jackboots [Reposted from antifuchs via 1stmachine]
merlin: R.E.M. - “So. Central Rain” (Live on Letterman, 1983-10-06) “Too New to Be Named”
I Love Walled Gardens
rinich: Instead, they will go to the carefully-screened App Store, and they will search for “How do I make video games”, and they will find a little button that teaches them and gives them a run-time environment in which to tinker. Runtime environments are forbidden by the iPhone SDK TOS - that’s whats depressing about the whole thing.
Not the Nine O’Clock News - Monty Pythons worshipers [Reposted from gammel via hairinmy]
POLYAMORY IS WRONG! It is either multiamory or polyphilia but mixing Greek and Latin roots? WRONG! [Reposted from frapzzt via krannix]
Daily Aphorisms from The School of Life [Reposted from cookies via hairinmy]