Jun17
Wut?
(From the Delta in-flight magazine. No answer is even close to analogous but the solution was given as “d.” Also, why “is” rather than “are?”)

Wut?

(From the Delta in-flight magazine. No answer is even close to analogous but the solution was given as “d.” Also, why “is” rather than “are?”)

Jun9
May25
Quick update from Istanbul (laptop has networking issues, so keeping it short).
1 - The Ottomans were the original hipsters.
2 - You can get from Europe to Asia faster than you can get from San Francisco to Oakland.

Quick update from Istanbul (laptop has networking issues, so keeping it short).

1 - The Ottomans were the original hipsters.

2 - You can get from Europe to Asia faster than you can get from San Francisco to Oakland.

May7

Best. Cover. Ever.

Apr17

Software Infrastructure: The proposition that if you shovel enough manure into a barn that a pony will magically appear.

Mar20

A short video about Daniel Johnston. It’s worth waiting for the end.

Mar20
A drawing on the back of one of the 28 extant pages of the Origin of Species manuscript by one of Darwin’s children.
It’s a fascinating window into the life of one of history’s most innovative thinkers, most careful observers and clearest writers. I can’t recommend reading him enough.

A drawing on the back of one of the 28 extant pages of the Origin of Species manuscript by one of Darwin’s children.

It’s a fascinating window into the life of one of history’s most innovative thinkers, most careful observers and clearest writers. I can’t recommend reading him enough.

Mar11
Mar2

It’s funny because it’s true.

Feb28
Weather report.

Weather report.

Jan28
Graph fail

Graph fail

Jan28

Prophet of the Singularity?

An interesting article (via Mefi):

Nothing human makes it out of the near-future.

Can what is playing you make it to level 2?

(link)

Nick Land embarked on a speculative exploration of the post-human, at great cost to his own sanity. Someone had to do it.

I’m not quite as optimistic as some friends about the future, though I am aware that Collapse is based on false facts. Easter Island did not collapse; the people adapted. Humans are nothing if not adaptable.

Still, an intriguing question in a world that will surely see true AIs in the near future, in which economic and political systems have little interest in actual people, in which the most profitable corporations are already man-machine cyborgs, and which faces near-certain climate catastrophe: Can what is playing you make it to level 2?

Jan27
Boing Boing’s GIF of the Year contest.

Boing Boing’s GIF of the Year contest.

Jan19

Helicopters

If we win, helicopters. If we lose, helicopters.

Jan15