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Ken Morley

Ken Morley

Basking in the simple joy of existence.
Whitehorse water sports
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution & Future of the Human Animal -
Did I mention wine is cheap here?
LOL ... - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Anarchist Protected Area
No hunting of anarchists permitted. - Ken Morley from email
Smoke on the water...
Has anyone seen my sunglasses?
They're tortoiseshell. Get it? :D - Ken Morley from FreshFeed
Okanagan Valley
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Wine country. :) - Ken Morley
It's OK by me :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I guess technically it's Okanogan, as I'm south of the border. - Ken Morley
Water bombers have been flying over all day. There must be a fire close by. - Ken Morley
Okanagan Valley pano
One of Zheng He's ships compared to Columbus' -
One of Zheng He's ships compared to Columbus'
"Six centuries ago a towering eunuch named Zheng He commanded the Ming dynasty's fleet of immense trading vessels on expeditions ranging as far as Africa. Almost a century before Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas and Vasco da Gama's in India. Even then the European expeditions would seem paltry by comparison: All the ships of Columbus and da Gama combined could have been stored on a single deck of a single vessel in the fleet that set sail under Zheng He." - Ken Morley
When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order -
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle -
One of my favorites by Murakami. Hope you enjoy it! - Jenny H. from Android
I have Murakami's latest on my "to read" list, but I'm wondering if there's an earlier novel I should read first? - Melly - #TeamMarina
I started with Kafka on the Shore, but I love pretty much everything he's written, except 1Q84. Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is also fantastic. (I'm totally a Murakami fangirl.) - Jenny H. from Android
Kafka on the Shore and Norwegian Wood are my favorites so far :) - Eivind
I might read Kafka on the Shore first then :o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm listening to the audiobook version. This is one case where the performance adds a lot to the enjoyment. It's so good. His readings of May Kasahara's letters cracked me up. :) - Ken Morley
I listened to that one, too. It was fun :) - Eivind from Android
I also listened to that one as audiobook. It was great. "Hey, Mr. Wind-up Bird..." - Jenny H. from Android
Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain -
Canadian Netflix Hell -
Canadian Netflix Hell
"I'm American, but I've spent a big chunk of the last eight years in Canada, first for affordable education, and then for love. Canada is a gentle foster motherland, suckling me on her polite, maple-flavored bosom. But Netflix here is some bootleg FUBAR bullshit." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
"My long (non)-national nightmare with Canadian Netflix began two years ago, when I left the U.S. for Toronto. I'd lived in Montreal years before, but Netflix streaming wasn't a thing then. [Sidebar: I can't even imagine how shitty a Netflix: Quebec would be if the province ever fulfilled its separatist goals. It would literally just be the movie C.R.A.Z.Y. and old clips of Bon Cop Bad... more... - Ken Morley
"I tried to stave off my homesickness by introducing my Canadian friends to the liberal '90s screwball utopia of The West Wing, but apparently Canada hasn't forgiven Sorkin for Studio 60. Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, and Louie all vanished north of the 49th parallel. Altogether, Canada has fewer than half the available titles that the U.S. version of Netflix offers, which is probably... more... - Ken Morley
"Most Canadians I know get sweaty palms about jaywalking but don't think twice about rerouting their Netflix to the south, because if there's anything worse than not having something you want, it's not having something you want and watching your neighbor enjoy it" - Ken Morley
"fewer than half" - where's the data supporting this percentage statement? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"My friends were referring to the 10,000 titles that American Netflix users enjoy, in contrast to the options available on Netflix Canada, which currently amounts to about 4,000." - - Andrew C (✔)
I used to bemoan the (relative) lack of choice on Netflix. Then, I stopped watching it so much. Now, it's just right :) - Brent Schaus
Andrew, SEAN FITZGERALD, columnist, states the numbers but doesn't cite a source. - Micah
Netflix. The stuff people in the sticks can only dream of. (Friends living in these things called cities are raving about it.) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Netflix Norway has a very tiny amount of programs to offer. Too bad, because I finally live somewhere where I can stream content. - Jenny H. from Android
Day 11 - Strained and transferred to carboys
I'll top them up once the water I'm boiling cools. #plumwineproject - Ken Morley
I've learned something new tonight: carboy, which I'd never heard of, is another word for demijohn. - Mark H
I also learned something new.: "The word carboy is from the Persian qarābah (قرابه), from Arabic qarrāba, 'big jug'." :) - Ken Morley
I haz a fruit!
Reminds me of the Looney Toons cartoon with Daffy holding on to a perl yelling "MINE MINE Its All Mine!" - Me
and uz a cute ... :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Time flies like an arrow, fruit bats like a melon. - Eivind
Toe to toe, back to back, let's go. - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
It probably took Escher a little longer: - Ken Morley
Great geometry - Sepi ⌘ سپی
The Rise & Fall of Great Powers: A Novel -
Fun Fact: Lettuce is a legal psychotropic
I was wondering about the wisdom of juicing bolted lettuce leaves and stems and came across this: - Ken Morley
"Lactucarium is the milky fluid secreted by several species of lettuce, especially Lactuca virosa, usually from the base of the stems. Lactucarium is known as lettuce opium because of its sedative and analgesic properties. It has been reported to promote a mild sensation of euphoria, but Lactuca virosa is poisonous,[citation needed] and at least one fatality has occurred during an... more... - Ken Morley
"Although lactucarium has faded from general use as a pain reliever, it remains available, sometimes promoted as a legal psychotropic. The seed of ordinary lettuce, Lactuca sativa, is still used in Avicenna's native Iran as a folk medicine, and a crude extract of the seeds was shown to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects in standard formalin and carrageenan tests of laboratory rats" - Ken Morley
I'm sure a few leaves won't kill me. I'll report back on any sensations of euphoria. ;) - Ken Morley
New Media, Old News: Journalism & Democracy in the Digital Age -
Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire -
Three Apples Fell From Heaven -
Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War -
At Dawn... We Ride!
We are the Knights who say Zucchini - Pete : Team Marina
The Knights who say Cucumber blow our noses at the Knights who say Zucchini. Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person! :) - Ken Morley
This is why I fail at gardens ;) - Pete : Team Marina
It's an English cucumber, so you have no excuse. :) - Ken Morley
The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor -
Fun Fact: Rule 110 is Turing complete -
Fun Fact: Rule 110 is Turing complete
"In mathematics and computability theory, an elementary cellular automaton is a one-dimensional cellular automaton where there are two possible states (labeled 0 and 1) and the rule to determine the state of a cell in the next generation depends only on the current state of the cell and its two immediate neighbors. As such it is one of the simplest possible models of computation. Nevertheless, there is an elementary cellular automaton which is capable of universal computation." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
"The Rule 110 cellular automaton is an elementary cellular automaton with interesting behavior on the boundary between stability and chaos. In this respect it is similar to Game of Life. Rule 110 is known to be Turing complete. This implies that, in principle, any calculation or computer program can be simulated using this automaton." - Ken Morley
"Rule 110 exhibits what Wolfram calls "Class 4 behavior", which is neither completely stable nor completely chaotic. Localized structures appear and interact in various complicated-looking ways." - Ken Morley
Ah, I must be reading the same book Todd read last year. - Ken Morley
What about rule 34? - Steve and 4 other people
Always wear a rule 34 tie with a rule 36 shirt. - Ken Morley
But rule 30 is much more interesting :) - Ken Morley
The Creative Brain: The Science of Genius -
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