July 21, 2014
engadget:

Browse ‘The New Yorker’ archives free of charge for the rest of the summer

This is pretty awesome.

engadget:

Browse ‘The New Yorker’ archives free of charge for the rest of the summer

This is pretty awesome.

July 21, 2014
Notice

Handing in your notice at work makes it official. The New England lad returns to Boston.

Law School!

July 19, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"One of the magical things about theater is that it gathers a crowd of people in a quiet space, and each member of the audience gets to see how people respond differently to the different things being said on stage. The person next to you will laugh at something that you’d never think of laughing at, and you’ll get a glimpse into all the different ways of viewing the world. Unfortunately, so much theater today is less nuanced. It gives you a large dose of one way of thinking, in hopes of getting as many of the same type of people into the theater as possible."

This guy.

humansofnewyork:

"One of the magical things about theater is that it gathers a crowd of people in a quiet space, and each member of the audience gets to see how people respond differently to the different things being said on stage. The person next to you will laugh at something that you’d never think of laughing at, and you’ll get a glimpse into all the different ways of viewing the world. Unfortunately, so much theater today is less nuanced. It gives you a large dose of one way of thinking, in hopes of getting as many of the same type of people into the theater as possible."

This guy.

July 19, 2014
The Curse

I’ve never been a big believer in the curse of The Scottish Play, but have always endeavoured to be respectful of other peoples belief in it. Even when I, myself, suffered a broken thumb while on stage in the role of Macduff, I silently maintained the curse to be a rather silly notion even if it did make for a fun bit of theatre lore.

I may be forced to re-evaluate my position as another injury plagues a third consecutive production of this bloody play.

July 17, 2014
whatsdifferentincanada:

50% of Canadians live in the red areas 

whatsdifferentincanada:

50% of Canadians live in the red areas 

July 17, 2014
inspirationfeed:

There are no passengers… - Marshall McLuhan

inspirationfeed:

There are no passengers… - Marshall McLuhan

July 15, 2014
wired:


It took 16 years and data from four orbiting spacecraft to assemble, but the U.S. Geological Survey’s new map of Mars is awesome.

MORE.

wired:

It took 16 years and data from four orbiting spacecraft to assemble, but the U.S. Geological Survey’s new map of Mars is awesome.

MORE.

(Source: Wired)

July 15, 2014
engadget:

Google strikes smart contact lens deal to track diabetes and cure far-sightedness

engadget:

Google strikes smart contact lens deal to track diabetes and cure far-sightedness

July 13, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"That’s the Grandmaster in the back. He doesn’t speak much English. He was number one in China back in 1980, so I knew of his name long before I met him. He’s very humble. A true gentleman fighter. He’s 68, but I’ve seen him put a spear against his neck, and use it to push a car.""So at what point can you call yourself a Grandmaster?""A Grandmaster doesn’t say he’s a Grandmaster. Other people say it for him."

"A Grandmaster doesn’t say he’s a Grandmaster. Other people say it for him."

humansofnewyork:

"That’s the Grandmaster in the back. He doesn’t speak much English. He was number one in China back in 1980, so I knew of his name long before I met him. He’s very humble. A true gentleman fighter. He’s 68, but I’ve seen him put a spear against his neck, and use it to push a car."
"So at what point can you call yourself a Grandmaster?"
"A Grandmaster doesn’t say he’s a Grandmaster. Other people say it for him."

"A Grandmaster doesn’t say he’s a Grandmaster. Other people say it for him."

July 10, 2014
engadget:

Jaguar Land Rover projects driving data directly on the windshield

Augmented Reality. The Shadowrun future is here.

engadget:

Jaguar Land Rover projects driving data directly on the windshield

Augmented Reality. The Shadowrun future is here.

July 10, 2014

fer1972:

‘My First Kafka’: A Book for Kids written by Matthue Roth and illustrated by Rohan Daniel Eason

I would give this to my kids.

July 9, 2014
engadget:

LG has a very flexible 18-inch display, promises 60-inch rollable TVs

engadget:

LG has a very flexible 18-inch display, promises 60-inch rollable TVs

July 9, 2014
engadget:

Control Google Glass with your mind… and a second headset

engadget:

Control Google Glass with your mind… and a second headset

July 4, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"I was an English teacher. The demands of the system required that I give out grades, but I never felt good about it. How do you grade someone’s writing? Writing is about revision. It’s about access to self. If a student writes a poem, and it’s the best they can do at the moment, how are you supposed to compare that to the student sitting next to them? How are you supposed to give one a 90, and one an 85?"

humansofnewyork:

"I was an English teacher. The demands of the system required that I give out grades, but I never felt good about it. How do you grade someone’s writing? Writing is about revision. It’s about access to self. If a student writes a poem, and it’s the best they can do at the moment, how are you supposed to compare that to the student sitting next to them? How are you supposed to give one a 90, and one an 85?"

July 1, 2014

wired:

Soon, it will be possible to buy a ticket to the Earth’s atmosphere. 

Lesser known than Elon Musk and Richard Bronson’s space tourism exploits is World View, a luxury flight capsule that, in an estimated four years, will start taking travelers on five hour tours through our earth’s atmosphere.

Do we really have to wait that long?!

MORE.

Sign me up for this!

(Source: Wired)