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The Phantom Time Hypothesis • Damn Interesting
The Phantom Time Hypothesis suggests that the early Middle Ages (614-911 A.D.) never happened, but were added to the calendar long ago either by accident, by misinterpretation of documents, or by deliberate falsification by calendar conspirators.
history  weird  mad 
august 2013 by warrenellis
Roko's basilisk - RationalWiki
"According to the proposition, it is possible that this ultimate (future godlike artificial) intelligence may punish those who fail to help it, with greater punishment accorded those who knew the importance of the task. This is conventionally comprehensible, but the notable bit of the basilisk and similar constructions is that the AI and the person punished have no causal interaction: the punishment would be of a simulation of the person, which the AI would construct by deduction from first principles."
ai  future  mad  funny 
february 2013 by warrenellis
Warren Jeffs' revelations - Google Maps
"Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leader Warren Jeffs predicted several cities and nations would have tragedies befall them. Here are the cities, and what will happen to them according to Jeffs."
maps  cult  mad 
january 2012 by warrenellis
NoteSlate /// intuitively simple monochrome paper alike tablet device
"NoteSlate is low cost tablet device with true one colour display, real paper look design, long life battery (180h !), together with very handy usage and very simple and helpful interface for pen and paper. This easy, compact and portable gadget is used anywhere you want to make any notes, drafts, sketches, any ideas for future reference. Paper for everyone! Write a note and check it later, save it, or delete it. Maybe send it after. Just one colour is enough to express the basics. Keep your life simple. You will love it. For $99." Five space dollars says this thing will never be made. Shame.
tech  mad 
february 2011 by warrenellis

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