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Ken Morley

Ken Morley

Basking in the simple joy of existence.
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"[Aunt Flo] cooks to bring happiness, it is part of her ministry..."
"...so to put tasteless chicken on the table is to preach false doctrine. She believes in the goodness and worth and beauty of chicken. Any fool can cook a hunk of cow, whack off a slab, slap it on a platter, and call it dinner, but chicken is delicate and has got to be done right. The chickens in the store are pumped full of feed and kept drugged and in the dark and you could taste the misery of the bird in its meat. Aunt Flo's philosophy is to let them run free, to feed them table scraps and delicacies and talk to them while you feed them, to keep them in chicken bliss right up to the moment their heads hit the block." - Ken Morley
Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor - Ken Morley
Aunt Flo. - Eivind
<3 Garrison Keillor. - Jenny H. from Android
Photoshop Your Face In Real Time - http://www.businessinsider.com/lookser...
Photoshop Your Face In Real Time
"Looksery launched on crowdfunding site Kickstarter today and offers six face filters — like Instagram filters but for people — during video chats. The effect is a thinner face, brighter eyes, smoother skin, or alternatively, a zombie-fication of your face. It give users a chatting head that sort of looks like themselves but with some flattering or playful instant photoshopping. " - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Is it just me, or are the green eyes more unsettling than the zombie filters? - Ken Morley
You right Ken ... :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
I'VE BEEN DEAD FOR MONTHS, THAT'S HOW AWESOME THIS FOUNDATION IS. - Big Joe Silence
I would totally use that zombie filter, if I actually talked to people... and existed corporeally. - Ken Morley
Inception and Philosophy: Because It's Never Just a Dream - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
A Whale for the Killing - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Lucky Iron Fish in cooking pots tackle anemia - Health - CBC News - http://www.cbc.ca/news...
Lucky Iron Fish in cooking pots tackle anemia - Health - CBC News
An "iron fish" in a cooking pot can provide 75 per cent of the recommended daily intake of iron when anemic mothers in Cambodia boil it with food, delegates were told at the maternal and child health summit in Toronto. The Lucky Iron Fish is a grassroots project from an Ontario-based company started by PhD student Chris Charles at the University of Guelph. Lucky Iron Fish Cooking food with an iron fish helps reduce anemia, and in Cambodia this is meeting with more acceptance than iron supplements. "I was visiting Cambodia and saw first-hand the far-reaching effects of how anemia had crippled the country," says Charles, who developed the project as his PhD thesis and lived in Cambodia for almost five years during the initial studies and attempts to distribute the fish to villages. Iron-deficiency affects over 3.5 billion people. Cambodia has the highest rates of iron deficiency in the world, affecting 44 per cent of the population. - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
The Transcendence of the Ego: An Existentialist Theory of Consciousness - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Meditations on First Philosophy - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Fun fact: Lead recovered from ancient Roman shipwrecks is currently in use deep underground as shielding for detectors looking to determine neutrino mass.
The experiment can be fouled by ambient radioactivity. Old lead that's been laying on the seabed for a couple of thousand years has had time to shed almost all of it's radioactive lead-210, and so is perfect for shielding the detector from incoming radiation. - Ken Morley
Our local news program has an astrologer that comes on Sundays and reads horoscopes for the week. Is that weird? It seems weird to me.
Yeah, that's pretty strange. Then again, newspapers carry daily horoscopes. - Anika
Wow, that just nudged a forgotten memory off the shelf: when I was a kid, eating breakfast and getting ready for elementary school, one of our local stations would show nothing but cartoons, Little Rascals/Our Gang, Three Stooges, etc. And they’d show these five-minute little shows at the end of the hour one of which was a religious thing and the other was an astrologer. I had completely forgotten about that. - Akiva
Oh, another one was Star Hustler. - Akiva
I grew up with horoscopes, but that is still weird to me. - Jenny H. from Android
Here she is doing her readings for 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Ken Morley
It seems to me that believing in astrology is still pretty common. Weird, for sure, but maybe not much weirder than other supernatural stuff? - Eivind from Android
I always get amused when people take a huge crap on people who believe in God but then rush to check their horoscopes. It’s a Choose Your Own Fiction adventure! - Akiva
As a Sagittarius, I am tired of this joke. <contribution> Back in The Day one of the breakfast TV shows had Russell Grant on each day. </contribution> - Pete
Oddly enough, the horoscope is one of several syndicated features that does *not* appear in the San Francisco Chronicle's Kindle edition. Except, for some reason, on Sundays, when it does appear. - Walt Crawford
I think what bothers me about this is that television channels (depending on the type) have access to the airwaves at no cost in exchange for providing a specific number of minutes (daily and weekly) on news programs. Horoscopes are not "news" and I really hope that this channel isn't counting this part of their show towards their obligation to provide fact-based information. - Soup in a TARDIS
Is there still a specific time requirement for news programs? I thought that had pretty much gone away. Heck, if you take away everything in a typical newsbleedfest that's not useful fact-based information, you might be down to five minutes. Or less. - Walt Crawford
Re: The Yamanaka and Takahashi discovery that mature cells can be converted to stem cells...
"They didn't think they'd done anything fraudulent. They just thought they had probably got something wrong, because really, it couldn't be that simple. It was analogous to someone searching for the Holy Grail and finding it in the second place they looked, under the peas at the back of the freezer." - Ken Morley
from The Epigenetics Revolution by Nessa Carey - Ken Morley
Scientists characterize a new shape using rubber bands - http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news...
Scientists characterize a new shape using rubber bands
For those who remember corded phones, cords with that annoying kink now have a name. It's a "hemihelix with one perversion". :) - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
“From a mechanical point of view you can look at these as different springs with very different behavior. Some of them are very soft and then they stiffen up. Some are more linear. Simply by changing geometry, you can design this whole family of springs with very different behavior with predictable results. Intellectually, it’s interesting—and we believe it is significant too. There are... more... - Ken Morley
It's stunning the different properties that arise from simple construction strategies. - Todd Hoff
Telephone cords were a great illustrative tool as an analogy for the supercoiling of DNA, too :D - Victor Ganata
I imagine it also relates directly to protein folding. [YouTube verification complete http://youtu.be/hYunWX7Sllg] - Ken Morley
My telephone cords usually had more perversions than that. - John (bird whisperer)
I gave up trying to figure out how to remove them and embraced the kink. :) - Ken Morley
That nature developed an enzyme that can remove them is actually kind of mind-blowing :D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Victor Ganata
I imagine the temptation to call them depervertases was intense. - Victor Ganata
Singly-Perverted Hemihelix is the name of my new band. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
It has a nice ring to it; a nice rhythm. Perfect for a band name. :) - Ken Morley
LOL, John. - Jenny H. from Android
Kiva loan suggestion: Adelaida from Philippines - http://www.kiva.org/lend...
Kiva loan suggestion: Adelaida from Philippines
A loan of $250 helps Adelaida to buy additional items to sell. Adelaida is 56 years old and married with eight children. Adelaida works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 11,000 loan through NWTF to buy additional items like detergent soap, seasonings, cereals, canned goods, shampoo, etc. to sell. - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Fully funded! - Sucker DJ LB
For your consideration: Kiva - Heng from Cambodia - http://www.kiva.org/lend...
For your consideration: Kiva - Heng from Cambodia
"A loan of $500 helps Heng to pay for his tuition fees and the materials that he needs in order to do his course work at the university. " - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Fully funded! - Sucker DJ LB
For your consideration: Kiva - Sophea's Group from Cambodia - http://www.kiva.org/lend...
For your consideration: Kiva - Sophea's Group from Cambodia
"A portion of Sophea's Group's $725 loan helps a member to buy seeds and for her farmland." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Fully funded! - Sucker DJ LB
Warning: The memes in this book may infect your brain. - Ken Morley
"Let's create a simulation of that time when simulations were becoming a thing."
Earth-like: 1) Roughly the same size as Earth, 2) Roughly the same temperature as Earth, 3) ...
PROFIT! - Big Joe Silence
Chemistry WILL work the same there. Processes will not be based on new, yet-undiscovered atoms. - Ken Morley
There will likely not be "killer bacteria" in the atmosphere, though chemicals in the atmosphere may melt your face off. - Ken Morley
We will not be able to teleport there in 50 years. - Ken Morley
500 light years is a lot further than a trip down the road to the chemist's. - Ken Morley
Que Sera - Wax Tailor
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I kind of love this. - Ken Morley
Blues At Sunrise - Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan
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