Reflections on the MP3 Format: Interview with Jonathan Sterne : Computational Culture
” First, thank you for asking all these great and difficult questions. And to readers, thanks for plowing through what’s about to be a lot of prose. Brevity in print is not one of my strong points.”
Fidelity Investments Tries Virtual Reality | MIT Technology Review
“Fidelity is not claiming to have solved any actual problems with the app. “
Mahatma Gandhi’s List of the 7 Social Sins; or Tips on How to Avoid Living the Bad Life | Open Culture
” On October 22, 1925, Gandhi published a list he called the Seven Social Sins in his weekly newspaper Young India.
Politics without principles.
Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.”
Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer | Science | The Guardian
“Experiments on 18- to 42-year old men and women on active duty found that half an hour of electrical brain stimulation improved their performance twice as much as caffeine, and the effect lasted three times as long.
What Became of India’s Corpse-Eating Turtles? | Atlas Obscura
“Back in the early 1990s, the government hit upon a strange and novel solution for the problem of the corpses: flesh-eating turtles. This unusual plan was made easier by the fact that Trionyx gangeticus, a soft-shelled species found in and around the Ganges, had already demonstrated a taste for deceased flesh by raiding extinguished funeral pyres. In addition, turtles also have religious significance, so it was culturally acceptable for people to imagine the final fate of their physical selves as food for the aquatic creatures.
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