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Sep 1
brucesterling:

*Half of the USA population lives in those blue patches.
*If California runs out of water during the ongoing mega-drought, it’s gonna get tough.
*Also, as the seas rise, Florida will be missed. 

"The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right."
Mark Twain

brucesterling:

*Half of the USA population lives in those blue patches.

*If California runs out of water during the ongoing mega-drought, it’s gonna get tough.

*Also, as the seas rise, Florida will be missed. 

"The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right."

Mark Twain

Sep 1
One of the wonderful visual koans from A Softer World

One of the wonderful visual koans from A Softer World

If you’re going to dress like Batgirl do it right

If you’re going to dress like Batgirl do it right

Major to Minor: “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Chase Holfelder

(Source: youtube.com)

Not the same river. Not the same man.

Not the same river. Not the same man.

Ted McCagg nails the poignant ambiguity of the incomplete sentence.

Ted McCagg nails the poignant ambiguity of the incomplete sentence.

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant: swashbuckling graphic novel [2013]

mostlysignssomeportents:

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Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant is a new graphic novel extending the adventures of Tony Cliff’s beloved, swashbuckling webcomics heroine Delilah Dirk. Set in 1908, this volume opens with the hapless Lieutenant Erdemoglu Selim reporting to the sultan about the new prisoner he’s just…

This is a lovely graphic novel with a wonderful female protagonist. It made a perfect gift for my 12-year-old daughter (and me).


Digital artist Dave Whyte (previously) continues to amaze us with his impressive mathematical gifs that bounce, swirl, and twist around the web as quickly as he posts them online. The Dublin-based PhD student is currently studying the physics of foam and tells us his first geometric gifs riffed on computational modules he was exploring while in undergrad. As interest in the work grows Whyte is focusing more on his artistic side, pushing the boundaries of these small animations created with the Processing programming language.

Digital artist Dave Whyte (previously) continues to amaze us with his impressive mathematical gifs that bounce, swirl, and twist around the web as quickly as he posts them online. The Dublin-based PhD student is currently studying the physics of foam and tells us his first geometric gifs riffed on computational modules he was exploring while in undergrad. As interest in the work grows Whyte is focusing more on his artistic side, pushing the boundaries of these small animations created with the Processing programming language.

Three years in prison for creating and torrenting a copy of Fast and Furious 6 seems very harsh. It is very difficult to come up with a meaningful calculation of financial damage to Universal Pictures (and other content publishers) in cases like this, but are lengthy custodial sentences really the answer?
The defendant in this case sounds a bit dim. He continued to distribute the pirate copy even after his arrest and seems to have admitted that he was only seeking notoriety, or as he would style it cred.
It seems like this sentence is largely intended to teach a lesson as the accused is unrepentant. Is he being punished for the unauthorised copying or for having a bad attitude?

Three years in prison for creating and torrenting a copy of Fast and Furious 6 seems very harsh. It is very difficult to come up with a meaningful calculation of financial damage to Universal Pictures (and other content publishers) in cases like this, but are lengthy custodial sentences really the answer?

The defendant in this case sounds a bit dim. He continued to distribute the pirate copy even after his arrest and seems to have admitted that he was only seeking notoriety, or as he would style it cred.

It seems like this sentence is largely intended to teach a lesson as the accused is unrepentant. Is he being punished for the unauthorised copying or for having a bad attitude?

Clickbait as an indicator of the depth of the hive mind

Facebook and Google work on algorithms where our behaviour is the primary input. Newsfeeds are full of clickbait posts because people are stupid and choosing to create a shallow sensationalist (online) world.