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The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSKi8HfcxEk … [Read more]

What is a hero ?

"Do you know what the definition of a hero is? Someone who gets other people killed. " … [Read more]

The Golden Road to Samarkand

I heard about this poem play today by James Elroy Flecker and was delighted to read this. It strikes a chord with me. SCENE II At the Gate of the Moon, Bagdad. Blazing moonlight. MERCHANTS, CAMEL-DRIVERS and their beasts, PILGRIMS, JEWS, WOMEN, … [Read more]

Video: Cichosza – Legendy Polskie

Cichosza - Cover. Marcin Macuk & Krzysztof Zalewski. Legendy Polskie   A sequel to previous video, well worth a few minutes.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_rgOau603I … [Read more]

Video: Digital Mechanical Metamaterials – YouTube

Keypad Door lock made entirely from 3d-printed materials and mechanical operation. This feels like the future to me. … [Read more]

Video: BLADE RUNNER 2049 – Official Trailer – YouTube

So excited about this. As you might expect. … [Read more]

Video: THE DARK TOWER – Official Trailer (HD) – YouTube

Trailer looks exciting. Maybe I should read the books, I did start once but it didn't 'take' and I abandoned after 100 pages or so. … [Read more]

the three hot trends in Silicon Valley horseshit – Freddie deBoer – Medium

Enjoyed this immensely, clapping along with the narrative and nodding so hard I got a headache. Beautiful writing too. Dead jealous, as they say 2002, Friendster: At last, a way to connect with friends on the internet! 2003, Photobucket: At last, a … [Read more]

Outgoing Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will likely get $186m payout | Technology | The Guardian

I find it difficult to believe that a single person's contribution, out of tens of thousands people in a single team, is worth $386MM for only 5 years effort. Yahoo’s CEO holds stock, stock options and restricted stock units worth a total of $186m, … [Read more]

Many names of Sugar

All of these are names for refined sugar: high fructose corn syrup, dried cane syrup, invert sugar, molasses, sucrose (and any word ending in “ose”), brown rice syrup, honey, maple syrup, cane juice, beet sugar, brown sugar, and corn syrup. I … [Read more]