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Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

  • “From Luc Besson’s AMA, regarding writing The Fifth Element:
    At 16, i wrote 200 pages and threw them in the garbage because it was bad. I then wrote 200 more which also finished in the garbage. Then I wrote 400 pages that i kept, waited for 15 years, and wrote a first draft. I have done 16 drafts for the fifth element, and finished the script with 300 pages in two parts. The producers refused to part the film in two parts because it was too expensive and forced me to rewrite everything in one film. I guess at the time filming in two parts wasn’t popular yet. Compared to writing Leon:
    Regarding Leon, i had to wait 2 weeks to get an answer from a studio to know if they were going to make the fifth element or not. The wait was horrible. So i wrote Leon in 15 days and nights to stop me from thinking about the wait.”

    tags: writing progress time patience weekly

  • “GoatTalk is where goat husbandry is taught with ethics and great compassion for you and your goats. Whether a long-time herd owner or a beginner with pets GoatTalk Members are there to help and support your efforts as you move from goats that survive to goats that thrive. “

    tags: goat community weekly

  • “If you want, you can request ice cream by the name of your cow. I do not have a favorite cow. The cows each have news feeds if you are interested. They’re mostly for kids, of course:
    BETSY-COW’S DIARY AUGUST 20, 2064 Time for milking! Ate some grass. Ate some more grass! Stomachs 1–4 all working great! Mooed loudly! Had my regular automatic health check. I am a healthy cow! Mooed loudly! A great day!
    The cows don’t write this of course. The cows are filled with tiny microphones listening for moos, with GLM trackers, and with floating sensors in their stomachs monitoring acid levels. Bots tend the herd. When it is time to be milked they all get a little milking buzz in their ears and they line up to be milked. The milk flows right into a pasteurization tank connected to the ice-cream machines.

    tags: cows future icecream socialmedia vcucircle medium weekly tweet

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Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

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Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

  • “At ages that would likely see them in seventh and fourth grades, I generously estimate that my boys spend no more than two hours per month sitting and studying the subjects, such as science and math, that are universal to mainstream education. Not two hours per day or even per week. Two hours per month. Comparatively speaking, by now Fin would have spent approximately 5,600 hours in the classroom. Rye, nearly three years younger, would have clocked about half that time.

    A stubborn calf. Fin and Rye also take care of their own dwarf goats.   Photo: Penny Hewitt

    tags: weekly schooling education kids nature

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Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

  • “If you want to murder someone, just send them to Birmingham, Alabama. Someone will take care of it for you.

    tags: alabama murder reddit weekly

  • “This installation plays the keys of a piano based on the movements and shapes of the clouds. A camera pointed at the sky captures video of the clouds. Custom software uses the video of the clouds in real-time to articulate a robotic device that presses the corresponding keys on the piano. The system is set in motion to function as if the clouds are pressing the keys on the piano as they move across the sky and change shape. The resulting sound is generated from the unique key patterns created by ethereal forms that build, sweep, fluctuate and dissipate in the sky.

    tags: augmentedreality poetry clouds piano music weekly

  • She was never observed away from her egg clutch, he said, and probable never ate during her 53-month vigil.

    “Everything we know suggests she probably didn’t eat,” Robison said.

    Octopuses typically experience a single reproductive period after which they die.

    The low temperature at the depth of the nest is suspected to be the reason the eggs took so long to hatch, and would also explain how the mother lived so long without food.

    tags: octopus nature eggs weekly

  • “7. PJ Vogt had the best line: “I’m not comfortable being a guinea pig to the extent that you guys are comfortable making me a guinea pig.” But if he broke up with his girlfriend he would probably be back at the site, he said. That’s Rudder’s point. We don’t need you to be comfortable with our methods. We don’t need them to be seen as ethical or fair. Users won’t know if they’re being manipulated. That’s how websites like ours work. You use the product. We have the power. You can exit any time. Before then we can screw with you.

    tags: data ethics research weekly okcupid vcucircle

  • “Celestis Pets is the world’s first memorial spaceflight company that will honor your pet by sending it on an unforgettable launch into Outer Space. Celestis pets is a new service from that team that introduced the world to memorial spaceflights in 1995. Celestis,Inc. has conducted twelve memorial spaceflights, launching human cremated remains to space, Earth orbit, and even to the Moon!

    tags: death dying space pets weekly

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Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

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