It’s an offensively brilliant idea. Barcode Kanojo’s free iPhone app will scan...– Sexy Beans | Five Players (via iamdanw) This is not a joke. You can scan a package of index cards, and if no-one has scanned that UPC first, you get to name a submissive anime girl, who will love you forever. Until some other obsessive nerd gives her more money. This is the first time a spime has...
theremina: “Sheol” by The Parlour Trick Here’s...
Ben Hammersley's return to old-fashioned blogging:... →
hammersley: I could not be more excited by this. Next month I’m presenting a series of lectures at the Royal Institution in Mayfair. On Thursday 10 February 2011, it’s Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino giving her Uncanny & lovable: The future of emotional robots. Then, the following Wednesday 16 February, …
"Robots, man. They're nothing but heartbreak.... →
hammersley: Fantastic Metafilter comment. I really want a Roomba - but bloody hell they’re expensive - but I know I’d name it. Sigh.
I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.– Lord Byron (via rossignol)
Not by the Direct Method.: Tiwanaku, the... →
jessnevins: in 1000 A.D. Not heard of it? It was on the shores of Lake Titicaca. “Less a centralized state than a clutch of municipalities under the common religio-cultural sway of the center,” Tiwanaku (founded around 800 B.C.E.) took advantage of the extreme ecological differences among the Pacific…
— July 2008: A gunman named Jim David Adkisson, agitated at how “liberals” are...– Eighteen examples of right-wing domestic terrorism detailed by freelance journalist and author David Neiwert (via Digby) I remember many of these. But of course each one happened in its own convenient vacuum. No need for society to turn a critical eye to itself, no siree. (via tenderstatue)
Not by the Direct Method.: Well, this sort of... →
jessnevins: And who knows when this information might come in handy? Nineteenth-century accounts shed light on how the castration procedure was undertaken in China where total castration was the norm and the “eunuch-maker” was a special occupation. In preparation for surgery, the patient’s abdomen and…
jessnevins: “….asocial black magic provides a graduated scale by which the latent aggressivity of a society may be measured….”
I don’t think anyone could write a completely honest autobiography. I am sure no...– William Burroughs (via rossignol)
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