Category Archives: Technology

Science Fantasy

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Gawping at “science” evangelists has developed into one of my favorite pastimes. I use the scare quotes because, more often than not, the people who are celebrated as science evangelists (typically at places like Reddit) seem to … Continue reading

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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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