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The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture by dearbrian | LibraryThing
Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books. References to this work on external resources.
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The Man with the Speckled Eyes by R. A. Lafferty | LibraryThing
Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books. References to this work on external resources.
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“Alan Bean Plus Four” - The New Yorker
Travelling to the moon was way less complicated this year than it was back in 1969, as the four of us proved, not that anyone gives a whoop.
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6 hours ago
Several Dash Buttons Are On Sale For $2, But Still Include $5 Credits
Dash buttons normally cost $5, but come with a $5 credit the first time you use them, which makes them effectively free. But for a limited time, a handful of buttons only cost $2 up front, meaning you’ll be saving $3 on their associated products. That’s a deal you can take to the bank.
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6 hours ago
Voynich entropy, transcription, and parsing... - Cipher Mysteries
Voynich researchers without a significant maths grounding are often intimidated by the concept of entropy. But all it is is an aggregate measure of how [in]effectively you can predict the next token in a sequence, given a preceding context of a certain size.
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Microresume: summarizing your resume for Twitter
I posted a couple things on Twitter today about micro-resumés. First, here’s how I’d summarize my work in a tweet. That’s not a bad summary. I’ve worked in applied math, software development, and statistics. Now I consult in those areas.
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Decimal Oscilloclock harks back to 1927 movie | Hackaday
Metropolis is a classic, silent film produced in 1927 and was one of the very first full length feature films of the science fiction genre, and very influential. (C-3PO was inspired by Maria, the “Machine human” in Metropolis.
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6 hours ago
Practical Stoicism: Review Your Impressions : Stoicism
This is the 3rd posting in a series of @31 from the free booklet, "Practical Stoicism". It was suggested that I post each chapter separately to promote discussion of these practices within our community and, maybe, help to improve the overall offering.
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7 hours ago
Why Do Stoics Seem to Hate Impressions?
Strictly speaking, Stoics ought not to hate impressions.
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8 hours ago
StoicPsychologyImpressionsAssentPropositions
"Diocles, of Magnesia, in his Excursion of Philosophers, where he speaks as follows, and we will give his account word for word.
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Writers and their Typewriters
The link between writer and typewriter is often an intimate one that lasts for decades. Here are some favorite brands of typewriter used by authors, past and present.
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9 hours ago
Cue: Your smart cuckoo clock to build good habits by Maria Franco —Kickstarter
With its minimal, timeless design, Cue blends in while adding a nice touch to your space. Cue doesn't look or feel like any other tech product. It is the perfect combination of a smart gadget packed in a beautiful, hand crafted housing of natural wood. 
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Run Check Disk from a Command Line to Check for and fix Disk Errors
You should periodically use the Check Disk tool to check the integrity of disks. Check Disk examines disks and can correct many types of common errors on FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS drives.
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9 hours ago
What I Heard From Trump Supporters - Sam Altman
After the election, I decided to talk to 100 Trump voters from around the country.  I went to the middle of the country, the middle of the state, and talked to many online. This was a surprisingly interesting and helpful experience—I highly recommend it.
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Trump troll Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart, announces plan to launch own media brand / Boing Boing
What will happen to Milo Yiannopoulos now that he has 'resigned' from Breitbart.com, after tape resurfaced of the alt-right Nazi-lovin' bottle blonde hater making pro-pedophilia comments? Who knows. Who cares. As soon as the news cycle ends, he'll figure something out, I'm sure.
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History of the Interurban TrailiLoveKent | iLoveKent
The Interurban Trail, a popular route for non-motorized commuters in the Kent Valley, is a nearly straight, paved trail over 14 miles long, starting near Fort Dent Park and ending in Pacific, Washington.
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A Real Star Trek Communicator Badge | Hackaday
Star Trek has never let technology get in the way of a good story. Gene Roddenberry and the writers of the show thought up some amazing gadgets, from transporters to replicators to the warp core itself. Star Trek: The Next Generation brought us the iconic communicator badge.
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Where You Should Start Looking for Your Lost Keys
If you’ve lost your keys, you might think it’s best to search in the most obvious, open areas before moving on to more cluttered areas. But a recent study suggests our peripheral vision is better than we think, and being so thorough while searching might actually be a waste of time.
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These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives
One of the most challenging aspects of creative work is, well, sitting down to actually do it. There are so many different ways to cull out one’s creativity.
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This year's Nebula Award nominees are incredibly diverse — read some online - The Verge
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have released their list of nominees for the 2016 Nebula Awards, and it’s an impressive, diverse list of the best science fiction and fantasy stories of the year.
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Robots Will Soon Do Your Taxes. Bye-Bye, Accounting Jobs | WIRED
Tax season has arrived, as the Super Bowl recently reminded us: In the first half alone, two commercials encouraged viewers to trust computers to do our taxes, the first from H&R Block with its new partner Watson, and the second from TurboTax with its friendly talking tax bot.
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The Post-Human World - The Atlantic
Famine, plague, and war. These have been the three scourges of human history. But today, people in most countries are more likely to die from eating too much rather than too little, more likely to die of old age than a great plague, and more likely to commit suicide than to die in war.
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Forth Redefined | alt.embedded
The original title of this article was ': Forth s" Redefined "s ;' which is a valid Forth statement that defines the word Forth. We had to switch because of SEO issues as well as potential confusion with syntax errors.
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15 hours ago
How to Use Countable to Keep Track of What Congress Is Working On
Contacting your representatives in Congress is one of the best ways to make your voice heard in politics between elections. But because they deal with so many issues and vote on so many bills, it can be hard to know when something important is happening. Countable gives you a road map.
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Retro Computing Roundtable - Episodes - RCR Episode 147
Big collections -- what are the implications? Saving systems from oblivion? Or, perhaps, removing them from the hands of enthusiasts who might happily use them? How to enjoy a large collection -- viewing, using, showcasing?
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Imeimei
Fighting games have always been a mainstay in video game culture. From the earliest arcade and console games, the typically 2-dimensional format has endured through the years.
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2017-02-20 Emacs news –
Links from reddit.com/r/emacs, /r/orgmode, /r/spacemacs, Hacker News, planet.emacsen.org, Youtube, the changes to the Emacs NEWS file, and emacs-devel.
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An AI Hedge Fund Created a New Currency to Make Wall Street Work Like Open Source | WIRED
Wall Street is a competition, a Darwinian battle for the almighty dollar. Gordon Gekko said that greed is good, that it captures “the essence of the evolutionary spirit.
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AGD (Arcade Game Designer) Initial Setup – Vintage is the New Old
Hi everyone, with two games under my belt I thought I would share a few things I’ve learned that the new AGD user should be aware of when making games that will save you a lot of pain and time.
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Trippy in-camera VFX + Neil deGrasse Tyson = Into the Bright Unknown / Boing Boing
Toros Köse created mesmerizing visuals to accompany some of Neil deGrasse Tyson's thought-provoking ideas. The result, Into the Bright Unknown, is a nice way to do a quick reset of your priorities and worries. Toros also did graphics for the great National Geographic series Breakthrough.
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Here One review: a bitter taste of the future - The Verge
I haven’t lusted for a product in recent memory as much as I have for the Here One.
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A Clinton-era tech law has quietly, profoundly redefined the very nature of property in the IoT age / Boing Boing
An excellent excerpt from Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz's The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy on Motherboard explains how Section 1201 of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act -- which bans tampering with or bypassing DRM, even for legal reasons -- has allowed
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16 hours ago
My Acid Words: Displaying org-mode appointments in calendar
One neat feature of org-mode agenda is ability to display appointments in Emacs calendar. Sadly, this isn't obvious nor enabled by default - I discovered it accidentally by browsing through Emacs themes screenshots.
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16 hours ago
How Trump spent his first month in office, by the numbers - The Washington Post
From the moment Donald Trump was sworn in as president on the steps of the Capitol until noon Monday, precisely one month had passed. A total of 744 hours. Here’s how he spent each one.
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The Trump White House is already cooking the books - The Washington Post
Almost exactly a year ago, I suggested a rule of thumb for evaluating candidates’ economic agendas: The more growth a politician promises, the worse his or her economic plan probably is. Why? Because it suggests they had to make extra-rosy assumptions to get their math to work.
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Chuck Schumer: Jeff Sessions must recuse himself from the Flynn investigation - The Washington Post
The gravity of the issues raised by the events that led to national security adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation cannot be overstated or ignored.
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www.nytimes.com
WASHINGTON — For months, President Trump and his aides have insisted that they had no contact with Russian officials during the presidential campaign, a denial Mr. Trump repeated last week.
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CONTRARY BRIN: Anticipating upcoming Sci Fi Movies of 2017
Here are my quick takes on 31 sci fi movies to expect in 2017 (as selected by Bobby Bernstein on NerdMuch): 1. Underworld: Blood Wars: Kate Beckinsale is very watchable and there are moments of irony in the Underworld series, and action.
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Minds Everywhere: 'Panpsychism' Takes Hold in Science
SAN FRANCISCO — Are humans living in a simulation? Is consciousness nothing more than the firing of neurons in the brain? Or is consciousness a distinct entity that permeates every speck of matter in the universe?
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Palm freeware and shareware software for Palm Treo, Centro, LifeDrive, Zire, TX and other Palm OS handheld devices
Palm software by device Alltel Palm Treo 650 Alltel Palm Treo 700p AT&T Palm Treo 650 AT&T Palm Treo 680 Palm Centro Palm LifeDrive Palm Treo 600 Palm Treo 650 Palm Treo 680 Palm Treo 700p Palm Treo 755p Palm Tungsten C Palm Tungsten E2 Palm TX Palm Zire 71 Palm Zire 72 Sony CLIE UX50 Ser
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Download apps for Palm, games for Palm: Softonic
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Palm OS Software
X-Master - freeware (version 1.5) Lets you improve your Palm by letting you alter how the operating system runs. Lets you add popup calculators, better random number generation, and other assorted goodies. [ Official Site ] Crash - freeware (version 2.
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Box of Chocolates Guide | Epicurious.com
Hello, and welcome to Valentine's Day. Again. This year, like all the other years, there will be boxes of chocolates. They will come from your girlfriend or boyfriend, or from a parent or aunt—somebody who really loves celebrating a holiday, any holiday.
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No Moods, Ads or Cutesy Fucking Icons » Pyrkon, Philosophy, William Shatner
They’ve announced it on Facebook, they’ve put it up on their website, so I guess I can announce it here: after a five-year absence, I seem to be returning to Poland as a “Special Guest” of Pyrkon: a massive Polish con attended by somewhere around forty thousand folks annually.
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QWE: A Mode for Language-Agnostic Literate Programming : emacs
Today I'd like to share a package not available in any package repository: QWE, i.e. QWE's not WEB for Emacs. From the site:
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Myle | Your wearable smart voice recorder
Automatically converts your spoken words into text and actions. Saves you time and money. Wherever your idea comes, simply tap on your MYLE TAP and speak out.
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www.kickstarter.com
Senstone is a new way to create notes — five times faster and much more convenient than any smartphone app. With Senstone you no longer have to pull out your phone to take notes on the go. Just capture the things in your daily life that you don’t want to miss.
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Best Tool for Yak Shaving: Emacs
From: “Jeremy H. Brown” To: all-ai@ai.mit.edu Subject: GSB: 5:30pm, 7ai playroom Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 16:00:56 -0500 (EST) “Yak shaving.” Our very own Carlin Vieri invented the term, and yet it has not caught on within the lab.
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Get it write: Setting financial goals as an author and freelancer
When you write for a living, you give up a few things—one of them is a steady paycheck. In the modern and global marketplace that is freelance writing and authorship, the worth of words is often determined by what someone will pay you to create them, not what you would like to charge.
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Do we need a wearable voice recorder to take notes for us? - The Verge
The Senstone is described on its Kickstarter page as an “AI-powered pendant” that’s designed to capture voice and text notes. It isn’t a crazy idea to design a wearable voice recorder, which we’ve seen before, but the whole AI, life-changing pendant aspect takes the idea a bit far.
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Ekalipi
Ever wonder what the actual lyrics of songs are? Ekalipi to the rescue. Practice your karaoke skills by reciting the songs and prepare to wow your friends. If you find any errors or want to suggest any improvements, please let us know.
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Imaginary games jam update | Renga in Blue
What, what? This thing from last year.
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Retronauts episode 87 heads east for a look at the legendary Apple II | Retronauts
One of our goals with taking Retronauts weekly was to add a “Retronauts East” series to the lineup… which is basically a fancy way of saying that it would be prohibitively expensive and time-consuming for me to travel out to San Francisco frequently enough to record a sufficient number of
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4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump – Dale Beran – Medium
Trump’s younger supporters know he’s an incompetent joke; in fact, that’s why they support him. Around 2005 or so a strange link started showing up in my old webcomic’s referral logs. This new site I didn’t understand. It was a bulletin board, but its system of navigation was opaque.
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5 Ways to Increase Your Stick-to-itiveness | The Art of Manliness
Editor’s note: The following selection on “How to Get Stick-to-itiveness” comes from The Technique of Building Personal Leadership (1944) by Donald A. Laird. It has been condensed from the original chapter. Metallurgists had developed a new, tough steel with unusual properties.
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The Vital 3 Feet to Achievement | The Art of Manliness
Editor’s note: The following selection on “The Vital Three Feet to Achievement” comes from The Technique of Building Personal Leadership (1944) by Donald A. Laird. It has been condensed from the original chapter. For many years I have kept a magic rule on my desk.
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How Is the World Worse Off Now Than It Was in Watchmen? | WIRED
Last month, when the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists decided to move its symbolic Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight—the point at which the world will end, either by nuclear annihilation, ecological meltdown, or over-fed Gremlins (my personal preference)—many comic-book fans no doubt
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Giphy made 2,000 GIFs to help you learn sign language « Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!
A GIF can be more than a well-timed punchline for a tweet or group chat. Now, the looping clips can be used to teach people new languages. As Mashable reports, GIF provider Giphy has launched a new “channel” containing more than 2,000 educational sign language clips.
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The best nonsense word generator / Boing Boing
It's easy to generate random words, or even ones that seem patterned on a particular language. But there's something just right about the words that emerge from Soybomb.com's Nonsense Word Generator: each is marvelously silly, yet seems to have meaning and history.
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The Donald Trump Mysteries: “The Leak Is Real, The News Is Fake” / Boing Boing
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Inspector Donald Trump reveals a shocking and perplexing solution to a horrifying mystery! FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book.
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Incra Rule: a ruler with tiny holes to mark exact lengths / Boing Boing
Marketed to engineers and carpenters, Incra's rulers have tiny stenciled holes for every fraction to make it impossible to mess up length markings. I got one to make puzzle boxes, but it's now on my office desk as my daily driver and will probably outlive me.
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Attracting Attention to Yourself – Jay O'Connell
When I was in college in the 80s we had a friend named Joe, a guy of Italian extraction from New Jersey; short, muscular, with a harpo-marx hairdo and a devilish smile, quiet but with a wicked and odd sense of humor.
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The MotherBox could deliver truly wireless charging, if it actually works - The Verge
Truly wireless charging is a promise that technology companies have been making for years.
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Only 9,000 people attended Trump rally on Saturday / Boing Boing
Melbourne, Florida people reported that 9,000 people went to President Trump's campaign rally on Saturday. Via The Hill: Trump held a similar campaign event at this airport hangar during the general election in September.
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Once upon a time a robot and a witch fell in love...
Vision Vol. 1: Little Worse Than A Man by Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Illustrator) Marve 2016, 136 pages, 6.6 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches, Paperback $12 Buy on Amazon Please, oh please, oh please let Marvel turn Vision Vol. 1: Little Worse Than A Man into a movie.
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Imeimei — sopih: mindblowingfactz: Modern humans first...
Listen, for requests like this, you must recall that English is a crazy language. Look at all the different meanings there are for “remember” depending on the context:
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"Artisanal" Nintendo console cartridge hacker creates impossible alternate history games / Boing Boing
Josh Jacobson is a Nintendo cartridge hacker who makes homebrew cartridges for games that were never released for NES/SNES, complete with label art and colored plastic cases that makes them look like they came from an alternate universe where (for example), there was a Nintendo version of Sonic the
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Trump tries to explain remark about Sweden amid confusion - BBC News
US President Donald Trump has sought to explain why he referred to a security incident in Sweden on Friday which did not actually happen. Addressing a rally on Saturday, he had said, "look at what's happening last night in Sweden", as he listed parts of Europe hit by terrorist attacks.
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This book, written by the homeless, can be read only when it’s cold
Homeless people are “invisible.” We feel discomfort when we see them; we feel guilty we don’t help them. As a result, we usually pretend we don’t notice them. Every year, hundreds of the homeless die of hypothermia, because they have no shelter and no help.
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Connect Your Dumb Printer To Your Home Network With a Raspberry Pi
If you wish your old, non-network printer could be accessible from anywhere in the house, PiMyLifeUp has a guide for turning a Raspberry Pi into a print server, making that old dump printer accessible from anywhere.
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