Category Archives: Internet Treasures

So This is a Thing

This Christmas tree ornament is made of bison feces. Is that a sentence that has ever been written? Read it again, just for the fun of it. It is not only an existent sentence, but one with true referents in … Continue reading

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More Power than any Supreme Court Justice, any King, or any President

Social Media: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram–innocuous as they seem, their policies of what counts as free speech and what counts as banned content determine what people can see; depending on who and where they are. An uploaded video of a democratic … Continue reading

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Give your life context: CrashCourse World History

Bored? I was too, until I started the best TV series that will tide you over until Game of Thrones is back. Every episode is free to watch right now.

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The Monkeysphere and Food Addictions worse than Heroin

Cracked.com might be the most informative way to waste time on the internet. To see the very best of their team at work, read The Monkeysphere (1). It is grade A+ philosophy and sociology that’s also entertaining. Cracked.com and Philosophy would … Continue reading

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The Riddles of Shadows and Ignorance, that which is there by Absence instead of Presence

Why shadows move faster than the speed of light, what “information” means in physics, and why Albert Einstein used a geometry equation to answer George Bernard Shaw’s cheerful critique of science (C = 2πr).

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“I can’t resist it. I always feel the strong compulsion to build upon whatever I enjoy, to understand it better. I can’t listen to a song without harmonizing with it, and I can’t play a game without imbuing it with sheaves upon sheaves of personally relevant contextual information.”

-Jerry Holkins,  http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2008/01/11/rigorous-scholarship And the comic strip from that day:

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“Covered in Beeees!”

Man this is cool. I mean even if you were to hate insects, “Creatures!” as one friend of mine calls them, this would still amaze you to a point far beyond your insectophobia. “There are 4,000 species of North American … Continue reading

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Biohacking and DIY Technosurgery

I’m shocked at how little news there is on biohacking, grinding, and what has long been known in the science fiction community as cyberization. The best news article is on Aljazeera America for christ’s sake. Behold, Tim Cannon AKA the guy … Continue reading

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Grumpy: Diabetic Cannibal Parrot

Philosophy must yield to comedy. This two part comic will hurt, because of the severity of laughter spasms it will induce. Warning: Do not read with a full bladder. You’re Welcome.

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“Designing genomes will be a personal thing, a new art form as creative as painting or sculpture.”

–Freeman Dyson, “Our Biotech Future” “Domesticated biotechnology, once it gets into the hands of housewives and children, will give us an explosion of diversity of new living creatures, rather than the monoculture crops that the big corporations prefer. New lineages … Continue reading

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