Price Check: How Companies Value Body Parts
How Your Travels Around the Internet Expose the Way You Think | WIRED
“This is what psychologists call “metacognition,” thinking about how we think. Trailblazer gave me an x-ray view of my own mental activity. Clicking on random memes triggered a curious search query and—boom—20 pages later I’d find a useful scientific paper. (I’m now more forgiving of falling down a Twitter hole.) Traditional academic citations never capture serendipity, the stumbling, associational nature of how knowledge relates to itself. Trailblazer does.
Imagine if trail sharing became routine. Reporters could enrich their stories by showing how they came to their conclusions. You could send funny or jokey pathways, like cognitive emoji. Trails are like Proustian cookies, teleporting us back to mental states from weeks ago. Vannevar Bush was right: The journey is a destination.”
Trump supporters and protesters clash at Richmond rally | WTVR.com
“I was about a foot away when this irate gentlemen in the crowd spit in another gentleman’s face,” said spectator Daniel Reilly, a Republican from North Carolina who came to see Trump speak out of curiosity.
“Trump’s security team started leading several people out and there was a gentleman directly across from us who was extremely irate, screaming ‘go back where you came from’ and several expletives,” said Reilly.
At one point when a Trump supporter said “send these people back where they came from,” a protester said in response “send you back to Europe.”
infinitemachine • Dion vomit physics
“Users of Social Networking sites frequently discuss events which will occur in the near future. By annotating Named Entities and resolving temporal expressions (for example “next Friday”), we are able to automatically extract a calendar of popular events occurring in the near future from Twitter.
ONA15: How news organizations build simple bots to help report the news | Knight Lab | Northwestern University
Really need to think about how to do more with this internally for some of the routine support stuff.
“It’s no secret that newsrooms are increasingly using bots to cut down on busy work. Software now routinely churns out quarterly earnings stories for The Associated Press and earthquake alerts for Los Angeles Times, freeing reporters to pursue more in-depth projects. And while no bot can write 3,000-word investigative stories, it can assist reporters by alerting them to new data and filtering the information for them.”
Histography – Timeline of History
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