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Technology outracing our capacity to use it
From the year 2003 and working backwards to the beginning of human history, we generated, according to IBM’s calculations, five exabytes–that’s five billion gigabytes–of information. By last year, we were cranking out that much data every two days. By next year, predicts Turek, we’ll be doing it every 10 minutes. […] It’s the latest example of technology outracing our capacity to use it. In this case, we haven’t begun to catch up with our ability to capture information, which is why a favorite trope of management pundits these days is that the future belongs to companies and governments that can make sense of all the data they’re collecting, preferably in real time. [Smithsonian] Physicists store short movie in a cloud of gas. A new anti Wi-Fi wallpaper, developed by french scientists, will go on sale in 2013. This system is… Read More...

What part of NO don’t you understand?

The book of shadows. They live in shadows.
????????? did not believe ????????? actually ????????? in the manner ????????? described. The people who knew? Absolute bores. Book of shadows. And their morticians, and their assistants, and their perpetual faux-cool pauses and faux-in-control pauses. ????????? compared the Judge’s Room to a shame. She compared the ????????? (20009-Present) to a shame and the method of ????????? to the Rocks, the Rockaways, the Wandering Rocks, mussels on rocks, Kierkegaard, and the darkest pages of Flaubert’s correspondence. She amassed every moment, every impression, every absence, created a sort of history, and investigated this history, isolated (identified) the positions of dominance, and wrote a report where it was revealed that ????????? ‘s fabricated sensations, lapses of memory, inventions, and the words she never pronounced had been stored, amalgamated, and disgorged as smirks, hums, spells (hummed), laconic judgements, distastes (that would, in return, cause… Read More...

The voice is Ricky’s voice

it will never end and you get a sense of that 'never'
All identities are only simulated, produced as an optical "effect" by the more profound game of difference and repetition. i have a hard time with clients in vegas because my father lives there and knows 90% of the city. one of his best friends works for a group that owns one third of the strip so when i have a booking in vegas i have to make sure it doesn’t happen in one of those hotels. he thinks i’m a personal stylist. i’m supposed to travel across the country and advise rich men on how to dress. i hate lying but you get better as you get older. one client once told me that a big lie is the easiest defensive position. i never wanted to do anything like my father but it’s funny, that’s exactly what i’ve ended up… Read More...

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Take the vast, unconscious, automated processes that run under the hood of conscious awareness.
Fortune Teller Used Google to Speak to the Dead. Zoo Keeper Helps Constipated Monkey Pass Peanut By Licking Its Butt For An Hour. The scientists individually told each member of another group of randomly selected people, “I hate to tell you this, but no one chose you as someone they wanted to work with.” […] The whole point of going through all of this as far as the students knew, was to sit in front of a bowl containing 35 mini chocolate-chip cookies and judge those cookies on taste, smell, and texture. The subjects learned they could eat as many as they wanted while filling out a form commonly used in corporate taste tests. The researchers left them alone with the cookies for 10 minutes. This was the actual experiment – measuring cookie consumption based on social acceptance. How many… Read More...

the infinite zoom in

The conjunction ‘and’ in Flaubert
"The conjunction 'and' in Flaubert does not at all serve the purpose that is assigned to it by grammar. It marks a pause in the rhythmic pace and divides a picture. Wherever we would use 'and,' Flaubert leaves it out." --Marcel Proust, Regarding Flaubert's "style", 1919 "La conjonction 'et' n'a nullement dans Flaubert l'objet que la grammaire lui assigne. Elle marque une pause dans une mesure rythmique et divise un tableau. En effet partout où on mettrait 'et', Flaubert le supprime." --Marcel Proust, À propos du "style" de Flaubert, 1919 Read More...

❒ she ❒ i ✔ haze

because he knows yesterday will never come back
exactness haunts me, even if "exaggeration" is a style of speech, a way of talking these days. i've heard that a million times, i've seen this a million times. perhaps it’s not only how i talk, but how i think. perhaps accuracy isn’t the base of expression and never was. am i OK with being inaccurate, or late, vague at the fringes, this sort of things. do i squeeze my nose, like the dentist who tries to soothe the child with candies, to divert from the pain, from the cavity, for a moment. i'm anxious, people are anxious to be wrong. being right all the time, it’s asphyxiating, having to be right constantly, it's hell, so if my interlocutor isn’t accurate, then i too can be inaccurate, which releases the pressure. one day i wanted to say that someone was… Read More...

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They have designed an imager chip that could turn mobile phones into devices that can see through walls, wood, plastics, paper and other objects.
They have designed an imager chip that could turn mobile phones into devices that can see through walls, wood, plastics, paper and other objects. [The University of Texas at Dallas] Physicists from the University of Zurich have discovered a previously unknown particle composed of three quarks in the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator. [ScienceDaily] Would you make the same decisions in a foreign language as you would in your native tongue? […] Using a foreign language reduces decision-making biases. [SAGE] Women differ from men in circulating levels of certain hormones, and some of those hormones change across the menstrual cycle. We find that naturally cycling women bid significantly higher than men and earn significantly lower profits than men except during the midcycle when fecundity is highest. We suggest an evolutionary hypothesis according to which women are predisposed by hormones to… Read More...

That sisterhood. In that one life. Destroy one another.

physical evidence is the only kind of proof, witnesses are unreliable, documents can lie.
Originally formed in 2000 in ?????. Denied on numerous occasions that the name was inspired by ?????. According to ?????, founder of the ?????, early sisterhoods, such as The ????? of the 00s, were founded in ?????, ?????, and ?????, independently. Other sources: claim ????? was originally organized in ????? by ?????. According to another account, ????? was a successor to ?????. Run by the ?????. Abandoned in 2009. Renamed ????? in 2009. never a week has passed without jimmy calling in at least once a day, parking his car and getting beaten up, used as toilet paper. he comes in for pain twice or thrice a month, otherwise bombards us with needy phone calls, stops by to chitchat, chitchats. three weeks of silence it shall, by thursday, be, the void starting to over-think the tape recorder episode, the fret.… Read More...

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In psychology, this phenomenon is called “gaslighting."
In Palm Beach County, Florida alone, Bank of America has sued itself eleven times in foreclosure cases. Happiness has long been regarded as one of the highest goals in human life. If our sense of happiness is closely connected to brain functions, future methods may allow us to control happiness through refined, effective brain manipulation. Can we regard such happiness as true happiness? In this paper I will make some remarks on the manipulation of the sense of happiness and illuminate the relationship between human dignity and happiness. [Journal of Philosophy of Life | PDF] Why should we deal with pornography from a feminist perspective? The answer to this question is straightforward. Pornography is the key mass media genre in which sexuality is made visible and performed. Sexuality, on the other hand, is one of the main areas where gender… Read More...

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“Whatever you post online, expect it to be used by companies to sell advertising.”
For several years now, the Fed has been making money available to the financial sector at near-zero interest rates. Under my plan, each American household could borrow $10 million from the Fed at zero interest. The more conservative among us can take that money and buy 10-year Treasury bonds. At the current 2 percent annual interest rate, we can pocket a nice $200,000 a year to live on. Because we will be making money in basically the same way as hedge fund managers, we should have to pay only 15 percent in taxes, just like they do. [Sheila Bair/Washington Post] Male doctors found their hysterical and neurasthenic patients especially frustrating. Many doctors suggested that women would feel better if they engaged in sexual intercourse until its natural conclusion with a male orgasm. But given the ineffectiveness of vaginal penetration in… Read More...

Double oral is gay

Female sexual orientation is perceived accurately, rapidly, and automatically from the face and its features.
Report Female sexual orientation is perceived accurately, rapidly, and automatically from the face and its features Nicholas O. Rule, Nalini Ambady, Katherine C. Hallett Tufts University, Department of Psychology, 490 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155, United States Received 11 March 2009 Revised 15 July 2009 Available online 25 July 2009 when i said oh, i don’t know about red pubes, she was like, 'oh yeah, it freaked me out at first, but now I LOVE IT.' :-.) Cindy Crawford his bombast perturbs me. i read totality and infinity back in 2000 or 2001 but didn’t make it past page 60. sad because i know he's not a bozo. The way in which the other presents himself, exceeding the idea of the other in me, we here name face. […] The face brings a notion of truth which is not the… Read More...

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This one particular boy’s goal was to be able to press his lips to every square inch of his own body.
Homicidal sleepwalking, also known as homicidal somnambulism, is the act of killing someone during an episode of sleepwalking. [Wikipedia] Six studies demonstrate the “pot calling the kettle black” phenomenon whereby people are guilty of the very fault they identify in others. Our findings indicate that to reduce ethical dissonance, individuals use a double-distancing mechanism. Using an overcompensating ethical code, they judge others more harshly and present themselves as more virtuous and ethical. [Journal of Experimental Psychology: General | PDF] I have heard that higher IQ people tend to have less children in modern times than lower IQ people. And if larger family size makes the offspring less capable, than we are pioneering interesting times. [comment on Marginal Revolution] Recent astronomical observations can not reject theism, but data are slightly in favor of atheism. [Daniel Schoch, Gods as Topological Invariants |… Read More...

The world has been created a few minutes ago

bear and endure.
Much has been said by (now deceased) ?????? on the subject of the Judge's Room, rumored to exist somewhere in ??????. Most of what has been said was entirely incorrect. This was largely due to an expert maneuver of disinformation on the part of (now deceased) ???????, which understandably didn't want people (children and adults) to find out that "she" was actually no such person. The Judge's Room was where the heart of the darkness was rumored to reside, eternally (although no one ever grasped that notion). It was said that (now deceased) ?????? was actually, but not officially, this entity, in such a manner that nobody did understand the laws of her motion -- principally because of the massive number of spurious systems (now deceased) ?????? designed. This is entirely untrue. When (now deceased) ?????? morphed into itself three… Read More...

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Does it seem plausible that education serves (in whole or part) as a signal of ability rather than simply a means to enhance productivity? Wife shot dead by husband after dog poops in house. Unger has cracked only his left-hand knuckles every day for the past 56 years.
The first thing to understand is that if you are still alive five minutes after a small nuclear weapon detonates, you are already very likely to survive. [Jason Lefkowitz] Does it seem plausible that education serves (in whole or part) as a signal of ability rather than simply a means to enhance productivity? (...) Many MIT students will be hired by consulting firms that have no use for any of these skills. Why do these consulting firms recruit at MIT, not at Hampshire College, which produces many students with no engineering or computer science skills (let alone, knowledge of signaling models)? Why did you choose MIT over your state university that probably costs one-third as much? [David Autor/MIT | PDF] What would we do if we encountered an alien race? From astronomers to ufologists to anthropologists, scholars who have contemplated… Read More...

Old and damned like a grave

if someone comes at me with the whole oh you're a superstar angle, i just play that character, but:
nora and nobra are on a boat. nora falls off. if someone comes at me with the whole oh you're a superstar angle, i just play that character, but: it always makes me perplexed when people refuse eternal youth. i didn’t read homer’s iliad but i read the sequel, the odyssey, a long time ago, and i believe that at the end of the iliad, ulysses leaves troy to return home to ithaca, where his family and his fans are waiting. the trip (the "odyssey") takes almost 10 years during which he meets (a) junkies, (b) circe who turns men into swines, (c) alluring rowdy killers (half bird half lesbian), (d) giants with unpronounceable names, (e) etc, and (f) calypso, a sea-nymph interested in witchcraft who used to have a career in porn jacking off sea elephants before focusing on… Read More...

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The basic idea is to replace the notion of infinity with a new number that Sergeyev calls grossone, which he writes like this: ➀.
The basic idea is to replace the notion of infinity with a new number that Sergeyev calls grossone, which he writes like this: ?. [The Physics arXiv Blog] Researchers have established a direct link between the number of friends you have on Facebook and the degree to which you are a "socially disruptive" narcissist, confirming the conclusions of many social media skeptics. [ The Guardian ] A team of researchers has methodically demonstrated that a face’s features or constituents – more than the face per se – are the key to recognizing a person. Their study goes against the common belief that brains process faces “holistically.” [EurekAlert] Faces are considered more attractive when they're moving. [BPS] You’re famous for denying that propositions have to be either true or false (and not both or neither) but before we get to that, can… Read More...