When I was in high school, nothing gave me greater joy than computer games. It...– Corner Office - Nvidia’s Chief Is Ready for Adversity - He Waited Tables - Interview - NYTimes.com
Tweet summaries of danah boyd's SXSW talk on...
greggyour: RT @dotRights: #danahboyd calls it dismantling contextual integrity = privacy violation. mblafkin: #DanahBoyd basically saying: not worried about #privacy vs. sharing, but we ARE worried about the Worlds Colliding problem hastac: RT @MobileBehavior: Just because people put things in public places, doesn’t mean they want them to be aggregated namtrok: Personal (relationship...
From "Cicero's Tuscan Disputations"
V. A. To me death seems to be an evil.
M. What, to those who are already dead? or to those who must die?
A. To both.
M. It is a misery, then, because an evil?
M. Then those who have already died, and those who have still got to die, are both miserable?
A. So it appears to me.
M. Then all are miserable?
A. Every one.
The ascendacy of the "non-private person"
A fascinating short essay on Boing Boing: Tiger Woods, described frequently as a “very private” person, was unable to keep his private life private. Why? Because he interacted with non-private people. The reason Kim Kardashian and the Jersey Shore denizens have risen to positions of prominence in popular culture is because they each epitomize the non-private person. They have nothing...
You are my son and you came from my balls and you should have known better. You...– The mobster Frank Campione writes a letter to his son Michael for “ratting him out” to the FBI.
here’s a toast to Alan Turing born in harsher, darker times who thought...– A poem by Matt Harvey, in response to the British government’s formal apology for hounding Alan Turing to death. It’s only a so-so poem, by my tastes — very Philip Larkin — but I love that last couplet a lot! I’ve actually been sort of writing around that question in my...
There’s no such thing as information overload but filter failure,”...– Great comment by Dennis Crowley of foursquare, in a story about location-based tech.
the Kindle lets readers down with respect to one subtle but powerful element of...– Nice point about the Kindle …
In A Study in Scarlet, Holmes claims he does not know that the Earth revolves...– Sherlock Holmes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
iTunes sells a lot of music that you can get for free on the internet, so...– This precisely describes why I’ve subscribed to Rhapsody — $15 a month — nonstop for five years now. (From a great piece by Cory Doctorow about Chris Anderson’s new book Freei>.)
Action is more generally understood than words. Like Chinese symbolism, it will...– Charlie Chaplin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Let me make this very clear. No one can learn to think without having something...– Fascinating conversation on whether it’s cognitively good or bad for students to rely on the math-software Mathematica.
Alexithymia is condition where a person seems devoid of emotion because they are...– http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=80
So what is 2D Boy’s next title? According to a comment at the end of the...– Ahahahahahahah
Imagine an RTS where you can send your units back in time to destroy your...– A description of Achron, an upcoming experimental game presented in the incredibly-cool-sounding “Experimental Gameplay” session of this year’s Game Developer’s Convention, written up here by Simon Carless on GameSetWatch.
From an acoustical perspective, music is an overstructured language, which the...– Basics - In One Ear and Out the Other - NYTimes.com
No wonder young people find mainstream journalism uninviting; it would almost be...– The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers (Page 2)
Printing The NYT Costs Twice As Much As Sending... →
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” —...– Via Thor Muller’s twitter stream.
Grants generate more than scientific knowledge: they generate new researchers....– Brilliant column by Olivia Judson on how to avoid “the Malthusian boom-and-bust cycle” of funding-then-not-funding science: Set up a “Research for America” foundation where young people — including those who do not plan to become scientists — can participate in...
The team demonstrated [that] individuals with extreme behaviors, or a greater...– It’s The Network: Penn Researchers Examine Behavior, Consensus Building Influenced By Network Structure: University of Pennsylvania
Imagine a snowflake, which has a fraction of a gram, slowly falling down on to...– Now that’s engineering.