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Teri Solow - Mon, 2015-05-18 05:12






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brettsomers: calcium-undulating: Does anyone know the original...

Teri Solow - Mon, 2015-05-18 03:24


brettsomers:

calcium-undulating:

Does anyone know the original source for this gif? Like who made this gif? 

Here’s the original the artist posted to Pixiv! :)

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moviecode: In the movie “Ex Machina” (which is really great...

Teri Solow - Mon, 2015-05-18 01:36


moviecode:

In the movie “Ex Machina” (which is really great BTW) this code can briefly be seen:

   #BlueBook code decryption

   import sys
   def sieve(n):
       x = [1] * n
       x[1] = 0
       for i in range(2,n/2):
               j = 2 * i
               while j < n:
                       x[j]=0
                       j = j+i
       return x    def prime(n,x):
       i = 1
       j = 1
       while j <= n:
               if x[i] == 1:
                       j = j + 1
               i = i + 1
       return i - 1
   x=sieve(10000)
   code = [1206,301,384,5]
   key =[1,1,2,2,]    sys.stdout.write(“”.join(chr(i) for i in [73,83,66,78,32,61,32]))
   for i in range (0,4):
       sys.stdout.write(str(prime(code[i],x)-key[i]))    

print

Which when you run with python2.7 you get the following:

 ISBN = 9780199226559

Which is Embodiment and the inner life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds 

Pretty neat easter egg!

jgc says: “There’s a related thread on reddit about this.”

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Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-05-17 23:48


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brainprivacy: Brain Hacking Is Having Incredible Effects,...

Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-05-17 22:00


brainprivacy:

Brain Hacking Is Having Incredible Effects, and It’s Just Getting Started

With a jolt of electricity, you might be able to enter a flow state that allows you to learn a new skill twice as quickly, solve problems that have mystified you for hours, or even win a sharpshooting competition.

And this just scratches the surface in terms of what we might be able to do to improve cognition as our understanding of the brain improves. With an implanted chip, the possibilities might be close to limitless.

Read more »

I heard about this on RadioLab a while back. Neat stuff!

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marlongobel: MARLON GOBEL S/S 2015 • Transhumanism The...

Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-05-17 20:12


marlongobel:

MARLON GOBEL S/S 2015 • Transhumanism

The unluckiest / richest woman ever.

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Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-05-17 17:00


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it8bit: Various Standing Nintendo Perler Mini-Scenes Available...

Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-05-17 15:00


it8bit:

Various Standing Nintendo Perler Mini-Scenes 

Available for purchase individually or as a group @Etsy 

Created & submitted by Joseph Uzzo

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Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-05-17 05:00


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Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:00


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dxpecorbs: GOOD FOR TASTE GOOD FOR QUALITY GOOD FOR HEALTH BAD...

Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-05-17 01:00


dxpecorbs:

GOOD FOR TASTE
GOOD FOR QUALITY
GOOD FOR HEALTH
BAD FOR EDUCATION 💊

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Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-05-16 23:00


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"Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on..."

Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-05-16 21:00
“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them. In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.”

- Michael Crichton

(via

e-erik

)

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rinsenpai: 10/10 IGN. 👏👏👏👍👌

Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-05-16 17:00


rinsenpai:

10/10 IGN.

👏👏👏👍👌

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nickgoeshere:Here’s an example of sexism in the media. It’s very...

Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-05-16 05:00




nickgoeshere:

Here’s an example of sexism in the media. It’s very subtle, but it’s insidious, and it’s everywhere.

Men’s washroom and women’s washroom, each with an ad in the mirror. Both ads are for the same car. However, the text is slightly changed - in the men’s, it tells you that you look a million bucks but would look even better in that car. In the women’s, it gives you concern that you’re having a bad hair day but that’d be okay if you had that car.

The men’s ad assumes you’re confident and powerful and tries to optimize that image. The women’s ad undermines your opinion of yourself and tells you how to fix it.

Seriously. That shit is fucked.

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Xubuntu sweatshirt, Wily, & Debian Jessie Release

Elizabeth Krumbach - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:09

People like shirts, stickers and goodies to show support of their favorite operation system, and though the Xubuntu project has been slower than our friends over at Kubuntu at offering them, we now have a decent line-up offered by companies we’re friendly with. Several months ago the Xubuntu team was contacted by Gabor Kum of HELLOTUX to see if we’d be interested in offering shirts through their site. We were indeed interested! So after he graciously sent our project lead a polo shirt to evaluate, we agreed to start offering his products on our site, alongside the others. See all products here.

Polos aren’t really my thing, so when the Xubuntu shirts went live I ordered the Xubuntu sweater. Now a language difference may be in play here, since I’d call it a sweatshirt with a zipper, or a light jacket, or a hoodie without a hood. But it’s a great shirt, I’ve been wearing it regularly since I got it in my often-chilly city of San Francisco. It fits wonderfully and the embroidery is top notch.

Xubuntu sweatshirt
Close-up of HELLOTUX Xubuntu embroidery

In other Ubuntu things, given my travel schedule Peter Ganthavorn has started hosting some of the San Francisco Ubuntu Hours. He hosted one last month that I wasn’t available for, and then another this week which I did attend. Wearing my trusty new Xubuntu sweatshirt, I also brought along my Wily Werewolf to his first Ubuntu Hour! I picked up this fluffy-yet-fearsome werewolf from Squishable.com, which is also where I found my Natty Narwhal.

When we wrapped up the Ubuntu Hour, we headed down the street to our favorite Chinese place for Linux meetings where I was hosting a Bay Area Debian Meeting and Jessie Release Party! I was pretty excited about doing this, since the Toy Story character Jessie is a popular one, I jumped at the opportunity to pick up some party supplies to mark the occasion, and ended up with a collection of party hats and notepads:

There were a total of 5 of us there, long time BAD member Michael Paoli being particularly generous with his support of my ridiculous hats:

We had a fun time, welcoming a couple of new folks to our meeting as well. A few more photos from the evening here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pleia2/sets/72157650542082473

Now I just need to actually upgrade my servers to Jessie!

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wilwheaton: Scarlett Johansson by Mary Ellen Matthews for SNL,...

Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:00




wilwheaton:

Scarlett Johansson by Mary Ellen Matthews for SNL, May 2015.

So now I need Scarlett Johansson to play David Bowie in a movie that I need to write.

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themarysue: remeanie:The Unflappable Captain Kirk Kirk...

Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-05-16 01:00


















themarysue:

remeanie:

The Unflappable Captain Kirk

Kirk redefines “unflappable.”

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