Talk about a hard knock life: He spent life picking himself up (via null)
You geeks with your puny HDTV sets think 1080p is sharp? Try 4320p (with 7680 pixels in each horizontal row): BBC | Europe gets glimpse of HD future
It’s not getting any smarter out there. You have to come to terms with stupidity, and make it work for you. – Frank Zappa
sycamore, uploaded by bitmapr. A month or two ago, we were walking through a parking lot on our way to Fresh Choice when we walked by a young sycamore tree. There were a few sycamore seed pods lying on the ground: Small, round, hard green things with spikes sticking out all over. Clara said: “Look, […]
San Francisco literary festival October 6-14: Litquake » The Festival
Now that Talk Like a Pirate Day is over, Clara and I are wondering: When is National Talk Like a Parrot Day?
One of the minor irritations of being an adoptive parent is the probing, too-personal questions that strangers feel like they’re entitled to ask you. I usually find these questions easy to deflect, but some parents get really upset by them. So, if you’re an adoptive parent and you get angered by these kinds of questions, […]
Growth is inevitable, therefore, it “should be channeled into already urbanized areas.” Thoughtful ideas here: Coastsider: Letter: Smart Growth and the Coastside
Sept 14 is World Hearing Voices Day: Can hearing voices in your head be a good thing?
The similarities between YouTube and Napster are uncanny. Copyright-infringing content, sudden popularity, a seeming direct connection to the pulse of popular youth culture, scandals, a San Mateo address. (I’m not the first one to notice this.) But the similarities run deeper. YouTube is architecturally similar to the early Napster service, in that it’s a peer-to-peer […]
Ben Schott, author of the entertainingly eclectic Schott’s Food & Drink Miscellany, charts the past 5 years: Five Years of Consequence
How philosophy can help create secure databases — or, more likely, create massive non-data maintenance headaches: Cryptography | The non-denial of the non-self | Economist.com