Overcoming Bias : Forsee The Speakularity
““There’s no way this means that everything we say is now in the open,” Hanson argues. “There’s a layer of what we say that’s in the open … but we’re always talking at several levels at once.” … Our brains adapted to writing, to libraries, and to the Web. They will adapt to the Record. And people will, anyway, continue to be less concerned with how they sound than with how they look.”
Defense lawyers of Reddit, what would your defense be for various Disney villains? : AskReddit
“Defense lawyers of Reddit, what would your defense be for various Disney villains?”
Megan Fox Posts “I’m Still Here,” Takes Confusing Stance On Object Permanence – StarWipe
““I just continue to have an angsty relationship with social media,” adds Fox, seeming to lend credence to an interpretation of her selfie as offering a conventional understanding of object permanence. Presumably the “I” that has an “angsty relationship” with “social media” is a separate entity from that media, as it is in relation “with” the “social media” rather than “of” it.
Still, it is possible to have a relationship “with” oneself. So, strictly speaking, Fox could be referring to the angst she experiences by depending on social media in order to “continue” to exist. It really could go either way. We wouldn’t want any personal bias regarding knowability and/or the existence of truth to get in the way of giving you all of the latest facts about Megan Fox.
Unfortunately, Megan Fox does not make epistemology easy for us.”
What Happens Next Will Amaze You
“If you go back and read Orwell, you’ll notice that Oceania was actually quite good at data security. Our own Thought Police is a clown car operation with no checks or oversight, no ability to keep the most sensitive information safe, and no one behind the steering wheel.
Aquarium Corals of Anchorage Poison 10 1/2 Humans, 2 Dogs and 1 Cat – The Artful Amoeba – Scientific American Blog Network
“Preventing coral poisoning currently seems to be a matter of uneducated guesswork, and it will continue to be until someone uses science to figure out exactly how palytoxin infiltrates the bodies of people who have never even touched them or the water they live in.”
The internet is eating your memory, but something better is taking its place ~ Stephen’s Web
Is this like a brain API?
‘I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.’ – The Atlantic
The universal caption
What shape is the internet?
“According to patent drawings, it’s a cloud, or a bean, or a web, or an explosion, or a highway, or maybe a weird lump.
A $1 Paper Microscope is Bringing Science to Everyone – The Atlantic
“The Foldscope can, however, be used with a phone. As Pomerantz demonstrates in a video, if you stick a smartphone over the eyepiece, you can take pictures or record videos of whatever’s in the frame. If you stick a light source behind the Foldscope, you can turn it into a projector. And with small tweaks, the vanilla Foldscope can be transformed into a dark-field microscope (which visualizes objects against a black background) or a fluorescence microscope (which studies objects that glow under certain lights). “It’s a very hackable object,” says Prakash. “Culturally, paper is an object that kids are very happy to play with.””
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