andrewheiss + ifttt   2003

Ayn Rand Reviews Children’s Movies - The New Yorker
"An exceptional woman foolishly allows her mooching family members to keep her from ruling a kingdom of ice in perfect solitude. She is forced to use her unique powers to provide free entertainment for peasants, without compensation. I liked the snowman, when he sang. —One star."
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yesterday by andrewheiss
Andrew Heiss
Phew. Finally updated the design for my personal website, which I haven't done since 2009.
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7 days ago by andrewheiss
Wizards of Winter - YouTube
Those people who sync their house Christmas lights to music? This guy did a whole neighborhood.
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10 days ago by andrewheiss
Parable of the Polygons - a playable post on the shape of society
Simulate neighborhood segregation preferences with Schelling's famous model.
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12 days ago by andrewheiss
Regrets, I've Had a Few | This American Life
This episode. Man. Especially the last story.
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13 days ago by andrewheiss
Mormon Moment is over, but it changed Mormon culture for good.
"That moment is now, most everyone agrees, over. In its wake, something unexpected has become clear: The relationship between Mormons and non-Mormons hasn’t really changed that much, despite all the attention and scrutiny. In fact, that outside attention had a more significant impact within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints than it did on relations between its members and their fellow citizens. While the outside world continues to perceive Mormons in largely the same old terms, the culture within Mormonism is changing, and more Mormons, including some in the upper ranks of the church, are coming to terms with the faith’s sometimes troubled history."
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19 days ago by andrewheiss
The Best Internet Reactions To Star Wars' Newest Lightsaber - Dorkly Post
"Hey guys there's a new feature on the made-up space laser sword that might not be realistically functional."
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22 days ago by andrewheiss
It’s Incredibly Rare For A Grand Jury To Do What Ferguson’s Just Did | FiveThirtyEight
Out of 162,000 federal cases in 2010, only 11 declined to return indictment.
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26 days ago by andrewheiss
Did Obama Immigration Order Shred Constitution at National Archives? | New Republic
Hard hitting investigative journalism. "“The Constitution's on this level?” I asked. “It's one floor up,” he told me. “And that's the original Constitution?” “The one and only!” “That's good to hear. I keep reading that President Obama shredded it last night.” He chuckled. “I guess that's not true?” I asked. “Not quite.” He seemed pretty confident, but I needed to see for myself, because journalism.…"
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27 days ago by andrewheiss
The Age of Characters in the Lord of the Rings | LotrProject Blog
TIL: the fellowship was just a bunch of really old people.
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Bible Verses Where "Philistines" Are Replaced With "Haters"
“So the haters were subdued and they stopped invading Israel’s territory. Throughout Samuel’s lifetime, the hand of the Lord was against the haters.” (1 Samuel 7:13)
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Modern Mormon Men: Visualizing Apostolic Succession
Ooh. My first actual contribution to the Bloggernacle.
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
0h h1
NEW GAME. PLAY NOW. IS FUN.
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
A size comparison of the comet 67P with popular sci-fi spaceships
Last comet-related post for a while. Death Star is huge. Borg cubes are huge. Enterprise is small.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Rosetta - an album on Flickr
The photos from the comet landing (and orbit) are incredible.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Sorry I Murdered Everyone. I'm An Introvert.
"Sorry I murdered everyone at your party, but as an introvert, I prefer one-on-one interactions to group gatherings." "Some famous introverts include Albert Einstein, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, and all of your friends are dead." "I shouldn’t have killed them, but at the same time, it’s not wrong for me to need space to reflect and recharge before I’m ready to interact with people."
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
mobile.nytimes.com
"Many of the pregnant women subjected to this mistreatment are themselves profoundly opposed to abortion. Yet it was precisely the legal arguments for recriminalizing abortion that were used to strip them of their rights to dignity and liberty in the context of labor and delivery. These cases, individually and collectively, highlight what is so often missed when the focus is on attacking or defending abortion, namely that all pregnant women are at risk of losing a wide range of fundamental rights that are at the core of constitutional personhood in the United States."
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Utah WR Drops Ball Before Scoring, Oregon Runs It Back - ESPN Video - ESPN
This is one of the funniest plays ever. 100 yard touchdown return by Oregon :)
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
Only 54 people in my precinct voted for Thom Tillis. Super cool map.
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
TOM THE DANCING BUG: Christie and Cuomo's Guide to Ebola - Boing Boing
"The keys to sound science are responsiveness to mass hysteria and political calculation."
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
That 'I'm A Voter' App At The Top Of Your Newsfeed Actually Makes A Difference | WUNC
Social science! "Well, it actually makes a difference. No, really. Some serious scientists collaborated with Facebook in 2010 and found that the app added 340,000 additional voters that election cycle."
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
About | Prolife
Welp. This wins the internet for the day. READ THE WHOLE THING. "1940-November 1, 1940, Pro-Life began at fertilization in Carbon County, Wyoming. 1941- Born, Marvin Thomas Richardson, Carbon County, Wyoming, August 5. ... 1982- Divorced by Jean Benson because Pro-Life was too politically incorrect and that was embarrassing for a peer pressure oriented woman. Married Kirsten Faith Bjarnson in St George LDS Temple in November 1982. Kirsten has moral courage and ignores peer pressure. Pro-Life and Kirsten are very compatible and in love. ... 2004- Changed middle name to Pro-Life, ran for State Legislature. 2006- Ran for Governor as Marvin Pro-Life Richardson, the name Pro-Life was not allowed on the ballot by Idaho Secretary of State so Pro-Life went to court and dropped the names Marvin and Richardson. ... "
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Space Oddity - YouTube
Quick! Watch it again before it comes down again in two years! #spacecopyrightlaw
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Coursera.org
Doing this just for kicks. Now I can be one of those cool kids doing random forests and classification trees and whatnot.
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
AeroMobil 3.0 - official video - YouTube
Hey look! An actual real life flying car! (via Ben Crowder)
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
What’s Behind the Great Podcast Renaissance? -- NYMag
"Radio has been saved the disruption that has happened to other media. It’s been frozen in time for 50 years," Blumberg said. "Now that everyone is walking around with a radio in their pocket at all times, and now that all cars are going to be connected, the form can flourish again."
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
NASA Rocket Explodes During Launch - NBC News
Poor Antares. First a sailboat gets in the way, then it blows up.
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
LDS Curriculum and the Priestly Hermeneutical Tradition
"In an important way, this curriculum shift is further proof that Mormonism is a priestly, not a scriptural, religion, meaning that authority is found in those wearing the mantle of authority rather than those found in the scriptural text. Instead of the notion of continued revelation destabilizing contemporary authority through the prospect of possible fallibility and future revision—an impulse mostly found in a liberal periphery of the LDS tradition—the concept has actually been interpreted in a way that solidifies the very concept of contemporary authority. Read through this particular hermeneutical vein, Mormonism’s open canon centralizes authority not in the scriptural texts but the bodies of current leaders: it is not so much important what the scriptures say, but what current Church leaders tell us those scriptures mean, and how those fungible texts can serve as springboards or creative evidence for modern arguments. It is the classic problem of originalism magnified through prophetic authority. Ancient prophetic texts act as malleable clay with which modern General Authorities construct their contemporary message."
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are right and God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand' - Europe - World - The Independent
+1 Pope. "Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope made comments which experts said put an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design that some argue were encouraged by his predecessor, Benedict XVI. … “When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said."
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
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