Category Archives: Technology

Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The height of ’80s dong animation. Related Wikipedia.

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Back to … the Marshall McLuhan Future

Glynn Marshes writes: A couple days ago, University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds, a.k.a. the blogger Instapundit, penned a column for USA Today titled “Politicians benefit from American tribal warfare.” Tribalism, Reynolds writes, “is the default state of humanity.” … Continue reading

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Internet Nostalgia

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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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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