Category Archives: Technology

A Kipling for Our Times

Fenster writes: If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs . . .

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“Particle Fever”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: If you’re as cynical as I am, you might get something out of this documentary, which is currently available on Netflix Instant. It chronicles the attempts of physicists associated with CERN to detect the Higgs-Boson, that pesky “god … Continue reading

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Web Musings: Addenda

Eddie Pensier writes: A few thoughts on Paleo Retiree’s musings: 1) The language used in pro-critic writing versus enthusiastic-amateur writing can be a tip-off. Jargon (of whatever field we’re talking about) is a sign of familiarity with the topic, but … Continue reading

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Dammit Scotty, Don’t Beam Me Up!

Fenster writes: Scientists have been able to move/teleport atoms in that magical way characteristic of advanced physics.  Don’t ask me if the atoms moved, or were destroyed and recreated, or were just in both places, or in different states, or … Continue reading

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We Love Your Comments

Eddie Pensier writes: Uncouth Reflections has some of the wittiest and smartest commenters around. It’s great news then, that thanks to our very own Sir Barken Hyena (he’s single, ladies!), you can now “like” individual comments. Please do so, immediately and … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times

Paleo Retiree writes: “Daddy, what’s a film camera? And why are they so cheap?”

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Naked Lady of the Week: Danni Ashe

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Whenever I see a photo of Danni Ashe I think of one of those prehistoric goddess figurines — the ones with the preposterous curves. Danni’s figure is so stupendous that it seems almost wrong for it … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Is Losing Its Cachet

epiminondas writes: It would seem that overweening hubris has now settled into Silicon Valley like a thick, noxious cloud. The prey have become the hunters.  And trust is being lost.

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Art Greats Perceive the Future

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The great publishing industry will be the publishing of motion pictures instead of print. Motion picture libraries will be as common as private libraries – more so. Theatres will have the same relation to these libraries … Continue reading

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Cinemagraphs

Enzo Nakamura writes: I love GIFS and I especially love Cinemagraphs, an approach to GIF-making that involves isolating an individual element that will play out a looping animation while the rest of the image remains still. I believe a fashion … Continue reading

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