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This Twitter Account Hilariously Captions Old Paintings And It's Brilliant - http://www.buzzfeed.com/jennagu...
This Twitter Account Hilariously Captions Old Paintings And It's Brilliant
This Twitter Account Hilariously Captions Old Paintings And It's Brilliant
This Twitter Account Hilariously Captions Old Paintings And It's Brilliant
"WTF Renaissance is a delightful Twitter account that gives insight into what the people in old paintings might have been thinking." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Humans need not apply - http://kottke.org/14...
"This video combines two thoughts to reach an alarming conclusion: "Technology gets better, cheaper, and faster at a rate biology can't match" + "Economics always wins" = "Automation is inevitable." That's why it's important to emphasize again this stuff isn't science fiction. The robots are here right now. There is a terrifying amount of working automation in labs and wear houses that is proof of concept. We have been through economic revolutions before, but the robot revolution is different. Horses aren't unemployed now because they got lazy as a species, they're unemployable. There's little work a horse can do that do that pays for its housing and hay. And many bright, perfectly capable humans will find themselves the new horse: unemployable through no fault of their own." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Anne Bouey
Guess who got married today!
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Jessie and Dominic got married this afternoon in Dallas! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Congratulations and Best Wishes to them. - Greg GuitarBuster
Huzzah! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
They have been in love across so much distance in both time and space marriage will be the easy part. - Steve C from Android
Congratulations Jessie and Dominic! - Anika
Woo hoo! - Soup in a TARDIS
Congrats!! - Janet from FFHound!
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Oh wow, congratulations! =) - rönin
Congratulations!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh! Congratulations!!! <3<3 - vicster: full-bodied
Congratulations! - Big Joe Silence
Cheers! Felicidades to all! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Congratulations! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
congrats - WarLord
Congrats! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
I saw pictures of Dominic. That may be the happiest I've ever seen a man in my life. And he should be what a great family to join. - Steve C
Congrats!! - Tamara J. B.
<3 congratulations <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations to them! - joey
congrats!! - imabonehead
Congrats! :) - Eivind from Android
Congrats! - Mo Kargas
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
Congratulations, Jessie! - Jenny H. from Android
Woohoo! - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations! - Son of Groucho
Congratulations!!! - Stanley Mathis
Congratulations!! - FireDragonll
Congratulations!!! - Alix May
Thank you everyone for all the best wishes on our wedding! Dominic and I really enjoyed the ceremony and look forward to sharing a long and happy life together. Beginning, of course, with the immigration paperwork. - Jessie
Amit Patel
Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine - The CoinsmanThe Coinsman - http://www.thecoinsman.com/2014...
Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine - The CoinsmanThe Coinsman
Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine - The CoinsmanThe Coinsman
"This week I traveled to northeast China to check out a bitcoin mining operation. After being received at the airport, my contact drove me for nearly an hour to a part of the country more remote than I was expecting. This was my first time checking out a mining operation of this size, so I don’t really know what I was expecting, but I was definitely surprised by how off the beaten path it was." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Not only is this insane, but the author has no realization that it is insane, and his paean to libertarianism and capitalism at the end sounds like cloud cuckoo talk. Gold is irrational but at least it can be a paperweight. Paper money is irrational but at least you can wipe your ass with it. Bitcoin is literally nothing physical, the most irrational currency of all, and yet here's an operation spending $60k a month in electricity to generate irrational wealth. - Stephen Mack
Ain't humans strange? - Son of Groucho
To be fair, most of our government-backed currency is also stored as bits in computers. But the "government-backed" part is the thing. - Victor Ganata
Money is just one of those things not to think too deeply about. Otherwise the data streams collapse. - Todd Hoff
I just think about the resources used up to mine bit coins. It's so arbitrary. In my head it's equivalent to if tomorrow we declared that alligator teeth were worth millions apiece and people began tearing apart swamps. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Not as scalable :-) - Todd Hoff
Well, that is kind of how the stock market and real estate and consumerism works…. :D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I think back to the beanie baby bubble … but at least you got some beanie babies out of it. - Amit Patel
Son of Groucho
Wildlife Wednesday: Endangered arapaima | Flickr Blog - http://blog.flickr.net/en...
Wildlife Wednesday: Endangered arapaima | Flickr Blog
"In this week’s photo selection, we’re taking a close look at the gigantic freshwater fish that’s a prized catch for Brazilian fishing communities of the Amazon River. “Measuring 10 feet (3 meters) long and weighing in at more than 400 pounds (180 kilograms), it’s hard to imagine that the arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon River basin, could ever go missing. But these huge fish are quickly disappearing from Brazilian waterways, according to a new study.” – excerpt from Amazon’s Biggest Fish Faces Threat of Extinction on Yahoo News." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
GlaxoSmithKline Releases New Drug To Treat People Who Just Feel Sort Of Weird Sometimes | The Onion - America's Finest News Source - http://www.theonion.com/article...
GlaxoSmithKline Releases New Drug To Treat People Who Just Feel Sort Of Weird Sometimes | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
"LONDON—In an effort to alleviate the vague, passing sensation of restlessness and unease that inexplicably afflicts thousands of people each day, pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline released a new drug Wednesday specially formulated to treat the symptoms of individuals who just feel sort of weird sometimes. “This new medication will offer millions of people relief from feeling kind of ‘off’ for a reason they can’t quite explain,” GSK chief executive Andrew Witty said of the new drug, Placidex, which reportedly provides relief to individuals who every so often wake up with a sense of being a little out of it, a common malady that, according to pharmacologists, can last anywhere from just a few minutes to an entire afternoon. “One daily tablet will help alleviate the uncomfortable feeling people sometimes get when everything seems just a little bit out of sync. You know, when you’re not quite tired, exactly, but you definitely don’t feel 100 percent alert, and everything’s just... more... - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
The History of the English Language, Animated | Brain Pickings - http://www.brainpickings.org/index...
The History of the English Language, Animated | Brain Pickings
"The history of language, that peculiar human faculty that Darwin believed was half art and half instinct, is intricately intertwined with the evolution of our species, our capacity for invention, our understanding of human biology, and even the progress of our gender politics. From the fine folks at Open University — who previously gave us these delightful 60-second animated syntheses of the world’s major religions, philosophy’s greatest thought experiments, and the major creative movements in design — comes this infinitely entertaining and illuminating animated history of the English language in 10 minutes:" - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
‘Anatomy of Songs’, A Comic Demonstrating the Basic Elements of Several Musical Genres - http://laughingsquid.com/anatomy...
‘Anatomy of Songs’, A Comic Demonstrating the Basic Elements of Several Musical Genres
"“Anatomy of Songs” is a comic by “Wrong Hands” cartoonist John Atkinson that breaks down the musical genres of the indie rock, country, blues, pop, and classic rock into their most basic elements. image via Wrong Hands" - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Fwd: Eurozine - Do not trust economists! - Lukasz Pawlowski, Tomás Sedlácek, Marcin Serafin - http://www.eurozine.com/article... (via http://friendfeed.com/maitani...)
Fwd: Eurozine - Do not trust economists! - Lukasz Pawlowski, Tomás Sedlácek, Marcin Serafin - http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2014-08-01-sedlacek-en.html (via http://ff.im/1jPJv2)
From Maitani. - Son of Groucho
Maitani
Eurozine - Do not trust economists! - Lukasz Pawlowski, Tomás Sedlácek, Marcin Serafin - http://www.eurozine.com/article...
Eurozine - Do not trust economists! - Lukasz Pawlowski, Tomás Sedlácek, Marcin Serafin
"Treat economists like any religious minority, says Tomas Sedlacek. Grant them the right to say whatever they believe and the right to gather. But always be sceptical of the stories they tell. Just take the invisible hand of the market: it's plain wishful thinking, like a prayer." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
One (count 'em) economist (I forget their name and gender) predicted the (possibility of something akin to, but not necessarily on the scale of the actual) global economic meltdown before the fact. He (or she, possibly it, but definitely not they) is the exception that literally (yes, literally) proves the rule. - Slippy: Paused
Fascinating! - Son of Groucho
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Facebook is down, but friendfeed is up...the end times are nigh!
:) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How am I going to send out my batsignal? - Iain Baker
Is it just me , or is Facebook down a helluva lot recently? - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
The Sunni-Shia Divide - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch...
Worth watching. - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
I found it enlightening. - Eivind
Son of Groucho
26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets | Digital Camera World - http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2014...
26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets | Digital Camera World
26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets | Digital Camera World
"Many of you have browsed and shared our growing number of photography cheat sheets, and some of you have even gotten in touch to let us know how much you enjoy them. However, as items drop off the main page on a blog, they can be difficult to find later. To help save you time searching and gain time shooting, we’ve collated 26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets in one place. Here! Below you’ll find a summary and thumbnail of each. Simply click the links to drag and drop the larger version of each photography cheat sheet to your desktop." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Thanks for posting! - Steve C
Son of Groucho
Watch a cocoa farmer try chocolate for the first time - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
"N'Da Alphonse grows cocoa in Ivory Coast. He harvests the pods, removes the pulp-covered beans, and dries them before selling them to brokers. He'd never seen or tasted the food made from his beans, until a Dutch TV show brought him a sample, as part of a story on class divisions and the global food trade" - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Eyewitnesses Explain The Crimes Of North Korea - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch...
I had no idea these camps existed. - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Yeah, it's pretty bad. There are a couple of different eye-witness stories in "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" (https://www.goodreads.com/book...) which contains stories from interviews with several different citizens who have left. Even they acknowledge that it is difficult to account for anything in the country they didn't see personally. - Jennifer Dittrich
We all really do take our freedom for granted, don't you think? - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Wealth Gap (HBO) - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Wealth Gap (HBO) - YouTube
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The fantasy thinking that perpetuates wealth inequality in the US. I doubt if the UK is any better! - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Rethinking the Placebo Effect: How Our Minds Actually Affect Our Bodies | Brain Pickings - http://www.brainpickings.org/index...
Rethinking the Placebo Effect: How Our Minds Actually Affect Our Bodies | Brain Pickings
"Among the most intensely interesting pieces in the collection is one by science journalist Jo Marchant, who penned the fascinating story of the world’s oldest analog computer. Titled “Heal Thyself,” the piece explores how the way we think about medical treatments shapes their very real, very physical effects on our bodies — an almost Gandhi-like proposition, except rooted in science rather than philosophy. Specifically, Marchant brings to light a striking new dimension of the placebo effect that runs counter to how the phenomenon has been conventionally explained." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Bought this as a e-book. - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Video: Comprehensive Introduction to Macro Photography - http://petapixel.com/2014...
Video: Comprehensive Introduction to Macro Photography
"Landscape photographer Tim Cooper is a name we just recently shared with you. Today, we’re sharing his work with you again, this time in the form of a presentation he shared at a B&H event earlier this year. In it, he gives a detailed look at the world of macro photography. The presentation is a whopping hour-and-forty-five minutes long. In it, Cooper speaks through an incredible amount of detail in both information and tips. From the basics, such as what the equipment best suited for macro photography, to the more complicated aspects such as planes of focus and magnification ratios." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Site of the Institute for Economics & Peace. - Son of Groucho
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @wired: Here's an unbelievable thing that actually exists in the world: The satanic leaf-tailed gecko http://wrd.cm/1jZMJoj https://twitter.com/WIRED...
RT @wired: Here's an unbelievable thing that actually exists in the world: The satanic leaf-tailed gecko http://wrd.cm/1jZMJoj http://t.co/6fMY12sAx4
Amazing! - Son of Groucho
I read the entire article before I finally "saw" the one in this photo. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Son of Groucho
The Saddest Poem Ever Written - http://www.themillions.com/2014...
The Saddest Poem Ever Written
"“Spring and Fall,” written by Gerard Manley Hopkins in September, 1880, and collected in his Poems and Prose, is the saddest poem ever written. I have been moved by other poems, including “Rock Me Mercy” by Yusef Komunyakaa, “Saying Goodbye to Very Young Children” by John Updike, and “Aubade Ending with the Death of a Mosquito” by Tarfia Faizullah. There are countless more poems, published and unpublished, seen and unseen, that could scar my heart. Yet in 15 lines and 94 words, Hopkins builds a melancholic, elegiac sentiment that still affects me now, hundreds of reads later." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Just back from 2 weeks in Mexico: hopefully posting some interesting stuff in next few days...
Where in Mexico did you visit? - Jenny H. from Android
Hotel was near Playa del Carmen in the Yucatan Peninsula. Flew into Cancun. - Son of Groucho
dar una buena acogida - chaz2b
Ooh, I can't wait to visit the Yucatan one day. I hope you had a great time! - Jenny H. from Android
Brilliant holiday. Visited Chichen Itza, Valledolid, Coba and Isla Contoy. Pictures to follow... - Son of Groucho
Chichen Itza! I've wanted to go there for many years. :) Looking forward to your pictures. - Jenny H. from Android
Son of Groucho
Face your fears: extreme creepy-crawly close-ups – in pictures | Environment | theguardian.com - http://www.theguardian.com/environ...
Face your fears: extreme creepy-crawly close-ups – in pictures | Environment | theguardian.com
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"Wildlife photographer Yudy Sauw has captured close-ups of insects revealing their colourful and alien-like faces. In these images the insects have bulging eyes and sharp pincers and appear more grotesque than usual. Yudy photographed the bugs at his home studio in Banten, Indonesia, from 2-10cm away" - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
How not to say the wrong thing - Los Angeles Times - http://articles.latimes.com/2013...
How not to say the wrong thing - Los Angeles Times
"It works in all kinds of crises -- medical, legal, even existential. It's the 'Ring Theory' of kvetching. The first rule is comfort in, dump out." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Extreme Piercing Taken To A W-HOLE New Level (PHOTOS) - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014...
Extreme Piercing Taken To A W-HOLE New Level (PHOTOS)
Extreme Piercing Taken To A W-HOLE New Level (PHOTOS)
Extreme Piercing Taken To A W-HOLE New Level (PHOTOS)
"An extreme body artist has taken piercing to a HOLE new level after creating giant flesh tunnels in his cheeks." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Gross. - Jenny H. from Android
That can't be good for his dental hygiene. - Melly
This is disgusting!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
I will assume he gets angry when people stare at him? I also want to fix the genetic link causing this man to believe this is desired. Now I know I am officially an old person. - Janet
Son of Groucho
5 Salad Dressings to Know by Heart — Essential Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn - http://www.thekitchn.com/5-salad...
5 Salad Dressings to Know by Heart — Essential Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn
"Making salad dressing from scratch is nearly as fast and easy as shaking up a bottle, and the taste is phenomenally better than even the most "gourmet" jar of blue cheese dressing. (And can I just say that homemade ranch is reason alone to eat a salad tonight?)  It's easier, though, to quit buying bottled dressings when you don't even need to consult a recipe before shaking up tonight's salad. So here, from us to you, are five salad dressings that we love and know by heart.  But before we dive into our five favorites, let's talk about dressing a salad with no recipe whatsoever. The most basic way to make a salad taste really, really good is to toss it lightly with good olive oil, then squeeze a little lemon or drizzle some balsamic vinegar over it. Toss with a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper, which are often all too neglected in salads, and you have yourself a delicious side salad. Herbs will just make it that much better." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network - http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-b...
What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network
"As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your feet feel like right now – their heaviness. If you’ve never heard of mindfulness meditation, congratulations, you’ve just done a few moments of it. More people than ever are doing some form of this stress-busting meditation, and researchers are discovering it has some quite extraordinary effects on the brains of those who do it regularly. Originally an ancient Buddhist meditation technique, in recent years mindfulness has evolved into a range of secular therapies and courses, most of them focused on being aware of the present moment and simply noticing feelings and thoughts as they come and go." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
The New Yorker cartoon editor picks his favorite drawings | ideas.ted.com - http://ideas.ted.com/2013...
The New Yorker cartoon editor picks his favorite drawings | ideas.ted.com
The New Yorker cartoon editor picks his favorite drawings | ideas.ted.com
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"Bob Mankoff lives and breathes cartoons. He’s drawn many himself — he’s had a contract with The New Yorker for more than 30 years and, in 1997, he became the magazine’s cartoon editor. It’s now his job to sift through the 1,000 or so “idea drawings” (as they’re called within The New Yorker‘s walls) that are submitted each week — and decide upon the 17 or so that will make it into print. As Mankoff explains in great detail in his TED Talk, he has a keen idea of what works within the context of the cerebral pages of his magazine. And he’s built up a stable of his own favorite drawings over the years. We asked Mankoff to do the unthinkable and reveal in public some of the cartoons he finds perennially delightful. With typical good humor, he not only did so, but added his own wry commentary on why exactly he deems these cartoons perfectly New Yorker-worthy. Here, in chronological order, his top eleven. Enjoy." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Brazil's anti-World Cup street art – in pictures | Art and design | theguardian.com - http://www.theguardian.com/artandd...
Brazil's anti-World Cup street art – in pictures | Art and design | theguardian.com
Brazil's anti-World Cup street art – in pictures | Art and design | theguardian.com
"Brazil's anti-World Cup street art – in pictures With the World Cup starting in Brazil this week, we look at some of the street art that shows that not everyone is looking forward to The Greatest Show on Earth" - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
It is getting crazy!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Son of Groucho
9 filter mistakes every photographer makes (and how to avoid them) | Digital Camera World - http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2014...
9 filter mistakes every photographer makes - Son of Groucho
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