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Ken Morley

Ken Morley

Basking in the simple joy of existence.
Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe -
The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real -
The Transcendence of the Ego: An Existentialist Theory of Consciousness -
Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius -
Meditations on First Philosophy -
Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography -
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: - 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 -
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] - 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 - 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 -
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! - LB hates stale candy!
For your consideration: Kiva - Heng from Cambodia -
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! - LB hates stale candy!
For your consideration: Kiva - Sophea's Group from Cambodia -
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! - LB hates stale candy!
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
I kind of love this. - Ken Morley
Blues At Sunrise - Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan
Creating a Mini Maker Space -
Creating a Mini Maker Space
What a great idea! I wish I'd thought to set up something like this for my kids when they were younger. Maybe for my future grandchildren? - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
I like the idea of a replaceable working surface, and different desktops for different types of projects. - Ken Morley
I may be on Amazon now buying tools. :) - Ken Morley
Doh, I thought that one was yours. - Soup in a TARDIS
It's better than mine... but not for long. :) - Ken Morley
"We don't know which side of the road the chicken was on, only that it was moving very, very fast!" - Werner Heisenberg
Me: I've hardly ever seen snakes camping. Her: They probably have trouble finding little sleeping bags.
If they did, would they also pretend to be inchworms? - Anika
LOL, yeah getting into the bags may also be an issue. :) - Ken Morley
"Her" made me chuckle :) - Eivind from Android
"She who shall be obeyed" was too long. ;) - Ken Morley
I imagined big snakes in knee high socks. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
They don't have that problem in Australia. With spiders as big as truck engines you can easily see they have taken over your sleeping bag. - Stephan Planken
And your boots... don't forget to check your boots. - Ken Morley
Who am I?
"I'm 21. I'm from Long Beach, California. I like making things. My dad was a car salesman, my mum was a stay-at-home mum. I was home-schooled. I dropped out of university 2 years ago. I'm a self-taught engineer, a hacker, a maker, an electronics enthusiast. And, oh yeah, I just sold my 2 yr-old company to Facebook for TWO BILLION DOLLARS!" - Ken Morley
I guess his parents will no longer be complaining about all the junk in the garage. :) - Ken Morley
A recent Facebook post from Palmer Luckey: "The company I founded (Oculus VR) was acquired by Facebook for $2 Billion. I only make this late seemingly obvious post because a surprising number of my friends and family are apparently still unaware of this, asking things like 'How are things going? Are you still working on that game box thing I heard about?'" << LOL, if it's not on Facebook, it didn't happen. :) - Ken Morley
I dunno. I doubt being rich makes moving stuff out of the garage any more appealing. :-) - John (bird whisperer)
A Redditer commented: "That's hilarious! His mom probably always caught slack with her friends who wanted to show off by talking about how their son is becoming a doctor and then asking her, 'How is that little game toy Palmer has been playing with coming along?'. " - Ken Morley
Weev Talks About Life In Prison And His Plans To Open A Hedge Fund -
"TC: What can activists do to avoid your fate? Weev: One can abandon their citizenship in a tyranny for more reasonable shores. That’s about it. “Three Felonies a Day” is a great book explaining the commonplace reality of capricious indictments. A lot of people think I was indicted because I am an asshole. That is not true. Aaron Swartz was not an asshole. Matthew Keys is well loved by everyone as well. Deric Lostutter literally exposed rapists to public scrutiny, and he is still catching a case for it. The underlying issue is that there are real criminals that loot billions from our economy through computer crime. The FBI has neither the competence to identify them nor the ability to extradite them from Russia where they are operating. They receive a metric fuckton of money to solve this problem and have to act like they are doing something about it. They will not indict you because you are a bad operator. They will indict you because you are there. I overturned my verdict only... more... - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Fun fact: In Earth's gravity, I weigh 177 pounds. In *my* gravity, the Earth weighs 177 pounds.
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