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Brain-Sharpening Ice-Chewing Compulsion May Be a Vestige of Mammalian Evolution - Nova Next
Why We Use "X" as the Unknown in Math - Gizmodo
NdGT has a lot of good things to say about the depiction of physics in "Interstellar" (via Uproxx)
About what I should've expected from an event calling itself "Eastside" when it's not really on the Eastside.
50% more expensive than it shoulda been? - Andrew C (✔)
Man Accused Of Slashing Roommate's Belly Open In Drunken Brawl - LAist
"Though LAPD Sgt. Melvin Gamble said that the victim's 'guts were hanging out' when officers arrived, the victim was stabilized at a hospital and is expected to survive." - Victor Ganata
This reminds me of a patient I met who blew his guts out through his midline abdominal incision after sneezing. He stuck them in a pillowcase then drove himself to the ER. - Victor Ganata
Yikes! - Spidra Webster
Taylor Swift states that Lorde is really 300 years old
The case of the disappearing teaspoons: longitudinal cohort study of the displacement of teaspoons in an Australian research institute - BMJ - 2005 Dec 22 (via canisfamiliaris)
"It should go without saying, but PLEASE don't take selfies with bears (or any other kind of dangerous wildlife)! (Yes, people are doing this. Read more here: )" -- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Region...
PLEASE don’t take selfies with bears. Yes, people are doing this. -
The trailer for the Chris Hemsworth movie "Blackhat" makes it look like a failed attempt at bringing *Neuromancer* to the silver screen.
The truth is, I pretend to be a cynic, but I am really a dreamer who is terrified of wanting something she may never get. -
Ugh, still waking up as if it were Daylight Saving Time
So I get weirded out, and just start blasting her, right? This is the only way I can deal with it — by calling her a slut, and telling her that she was used — I mean, I’m out for blood I want to hurt her — because I don’t know how to deal with what I’m feeling. And I’m like ‘What the fuck is wrong with you?’ and she’s telling me that it was that... -
For some reason, I had a craving for a Chicago-style hot dog (at The Slaw Dogs) -
For some reason, I had a craving for a Chicago-style hot dog (at The Slaw Dogs)
Historic Filipinotown, in the Present Tense - KCET
"It may be that the first eight letters of those community signs have had a tendency to throw some visitors off: What is being touted as 'Historic' might lead some to come to the conclusion that the neighborhood has a past, but lacks a present, much less a future." - Victor Ganata
"But in a very L.A. way, like the city as a whole, there's more to 'HiFi' than meets the eye, and despite the adjective that prefaces the community's name, there's a lot of 'current' happening now in Historic Filipinotown." - Victor Ganata
The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore we’ve learned most of what we know. Recently, we’ve waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff.... -
yeah, but all that star stuff floats in an inhospitable, deadly vacuum. so there's that. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
No trauma has discrete edges. Trauma bleeds. Out of wounds and across boundaries. -
There are birds that do not fly, but there are no fish that do not swim. #PonderingSongLyrics
Do mudskippers count? - John (bird whisperer)
There are fish that count? - Todd Hoff
Hmm. If shellfish are considered fish, barnacles are in the Crustacea subphylum, and the adult form can't swim. - Stephen Mack
From what I understand, shellfish are in a different phylum than fish ;) #DontKnowMuchAboutIntegrativeBiology - Victor Ganata
But they have the word "fish" right in their name! #wemaybeoveranalyzingthis - Stephen Mack
Catalina in the distance -
Catalina in the distance
Oh my god, why did I update iTunes?
Ya. It's pretty awful. It's like they set out to hide the things you want to use the most. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
I'm pretty sure the iTunes devs have never actually used iTunes. - Jenica
because the Mac made me do it. I so wish I hadn't!!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
+1 Jenica - Todd Hoff
Hmm. Do you think installing Yosemite on a Mac Mini from early 2009 might be a bad idea?
Yes. - DJF from Android
President Obama roasts MJ after he called him a 'sh-**y golfer' - SB Nation
Obama re: MJ "He might want to spend more time thinking about the Bobcats - or the Hornets." :D - Victor Ganata
How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery - Wired
"Some individual frames took up to 100 hours to render, the computation overtaxed by the bendy bits of distortion caused by an Einsteinian effect called gravitational lensing. In the end the movie brushed up against 800 terabytes of data." - Victor Ganata
"So he asked Thorne to generate equations that would guide their effects software the way physics governs the real world. They started with wormholes. If light around a wormhole wouldn't behave classically—that is, travel in a straight line—what would it do? How could that be described mathematically? Thorne sent his answers to Franklin in the form of heavily researched memos. Pages... more... - Steve C Team Marina
While I understand the sentiment that we probably shouldn't spend resources trying to colonize space if we can't even get our shit together here on Earth, we may have already passed the point of no return. So isn't there a moral imperative to try to give our descendants some hope for the future?
There's also the chance that in doing so, we may actually discover new ways to do things here to repair the damage. A good deal of the technology that's indispensable now began as what would have been seen as frivolous pursuits. - Jennifer Dittrich
I assume any space colony would be as screwed-up as our home planet. Could you imagine Rick Scott running a colony on Mars or the moon? - John (bird whisperer)
Does anyone really think we'll get our shit together? - Todd Hoff
The issue is a finite resource. We only have one "here". If we colonise space, there are plenty of opportunities for theres for everyone to splinter off into. - Johnny from iPhone
We don't have to be perfect. But we can't be so fucked up in space that we'll doom ourselves anyway, at a faster rate and at a much higher cost. It's a tricky balance, I'm sure. - Victor Ganata
Unless someone magically invents FTL before the seas rise, we'll all be living in hermetically sealed tin cans and have to account for all raw materials being consumed and all waste materials being excreted anyway--i.e., we'll have to be very environmentally hyperaware in order to survive. Colonizing space and surviving the environmental changes Earth is going to undergo seem to be synergistic goals to me. - Victor Ganata
Orbital Sciences: Yep, That Old Soviet Engine Probably Blew Up Antares - Gizmodo
The engine design is just ancient and had a tendency to explode, but I'm sure that won't stop some people from spinning a conspiracy theory. - Victor Ganata
Thanks Obama! - Me
The Lakers may suck hard (and possibly on purpose) but I guess I'll watch just to see Kobe pass MJ in total points scored.
I don't really care about that either way, but it'll be worth it just to see the internet explode. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
So basically, Obama is just going to spend the next two years vetoing crap until they move to impeach him.
It'll be funny to see Congress actually doing work, even though what they'll be doing is trying to dismantle all the progress the U.S. has made in the last 70 years. - Victor Ganata
It will help set the agenda for the next Republican administration. - John (bird whisperer)
Granted, given history, it will also probably pull the Democratic platform further right as well. - Victor Ganata
I am highly amused by this hypothesis that the Lakers are deliberately sabotaging this season. (via Grantland)
I think it's for real. Hiring Byron Scott and getting Boozer are two perfect "shadow tanking" moves: they look legit but are clearly bad for immediate or long-term success (besides tanking to get a high pick). - Andrew C (✔)
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