Links van 5 juli 2014 tot 9 juli 2014

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‘Israel under renewed Hamas attack’, says the BBC. More balance is needed | Owen Jones | Comment is free | theguardian.com
"Israel under renewed Hamas attack": this was last night's BBC headline on the escalating bloodshed in Gaza. It is as perverse as Mike Tyson punching a toddler, followed by a headline claiming that the child spat at him. As Elizabeth Tsurkov, a Tel Aviv-based Israeli human rights activist, tweeted: "We are targeted by mostly shitty rockets. Gazans are being shelled with heavy bombs. We have shelters, sirens, Iron Dome. They have 0."

Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain – life – 02 July 2014 – New Scientist
One moment you're conscious, the next you're not. For the first time, researchers have switched off consciousness by electrically stimulating a single brain area.

Pulp Magazines Project
The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

Futurese (JBR Precoglang)
Predicting the future of the English language is rather easy, in the short term.  The odds are, over the next few decades its New World dialects are going to gain increasing global dominance, accelerating the demise of thousands of less fortunate languages but at long last allowing a single advertisement to reach everybody in the world.  Then after a century or two of US dominance some other geopolitical grouping will gain the ascendancy, everyone will learn Chechen or Patagonian or whatever it is, and history will continue as usual.  Ho hum.  But apart from that… what might the language actually look like in a thousand years time? 

Down Wit Dat: A Brief History of Down Syndrome, Part 1: How Down syndrome Got its Name
Deel 1 van (voorlopig) 8. Fascinerend.

Links van 31 januari 2012 tot 2 februari 2012

vrijdag 3 februari 2012 in Links. Permanente link | Geen reacties

A case study of the tactics of climate change denial, in which I am the target | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
This reminds me of one of my favorite skeptic jokes. Question: How many legs does a dog have if you call its tail a leg?
Answer: Four. It doesn’t matter what you call a tail, it’s not a leg.

Top five regrets of the dying | Life and style | guardian.co.uk
Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called Inspiration and Chai, which gathered so much attention that she put her observations into a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.

Orthodox Homosexuals And The Pursuit Of Self-Indulgence,Elliot Resnick
Seeing him speak shamelessly as a homosexual on YouTube pained me. "Why?" I asked Dovid's image on my computer screen, as if he could somehow hear me. "Why must you publicize your orientation for the whole world to know?"

The Two Things
For every subject, there are really only two things you really need to know. Everything else is the application of those two things, or just not important.

Dolly Parton’s Other Voice « wakingupnow.com
FACT: Dolly Parton is two amazing singers. If you slow her songs down (as if you were playing an old 45 at 33rpm) she sounds completely different and really terrific.

Links van 5 mei 2011 tot 6 mei 2011

vrijdag 6 mei 2011 in Links. Permanente link | 2 reacties

Dorothy | Casualties of War
Green army men with PTSD.

un altro Foglio di Otto da Codice Arca [ARK CODEX 0:2:38 — 0:2:45]
"102 di 144 pagine (71%) realizzato" — whee!

The last post – Penmachine – Derek K. Miller
Here it is. I'm dead, and this is my last post to my blog. In advance, I asked that once my body finally shut down from the punishments of my cancer, then my family and friends publish this prepared message I wrote—the first part of the process of turning this from an active website to an archive.

Vriendjes

Zoek

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