27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In... →
We may never have our flying cars, but the future is here. From creating fully functioning artificial leaves to hacking the human brain, science made a lot of breakthroughs this year. This is so hot. I knew about a lot of these already from the news, but not all of them. Some of these are just plain crazy!
But even so, every now and then I would feel a violent stab of loneliness. The...– Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (via larmoyante)
In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate...– Søren Kierkegaard (via comicalabsurdity)
Following in the footsteps of former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum,...– Anyone regret slashing National Weather Service budget now? (via wilwheaton)
fishingboatproceeds: the-blog-of-anne-frank: I just realized that “pun intended” is a pun on “unintended” and I’m literally about to gouge my eyes out I’m so angry This. Changes. Everything.
The millennials are the people who’ve inherited the hangover from the baby...– Why Time’s Millennials Cover Story Says More About Joel Stein Than It Does About Millennials (via jumblejo) Just think about all those people who used to just up and move with no money or plans. Nowadays that wouldn’t get you anything except (maybe) a bus ticket.
There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet always plagues and wars...– The Plague, by Albert Camus. (via aknightinplaidarmor) I’ve been meaning to read this. Maybe I’ll get to it this summer.
Hank's Tumblr: Thoughts on the Yahoo! Thing →
edwardspoonhands: First, I love Tumblr and want to keep loving it. And yes, it is immediately terrifying to hear that Yahoo (which, from a lot of our perspectives, is a laughably backwards and culturally irrelevant company) is going to own Tumblr. I sympathize. But there are a number of circumstances in which…
9 Questions That Atheists Might Find Insulting... →
eupraxsophy: Some questions make atheists feel second-class — and make you look like a jerk for asking them. I’m not sure if I’ve ever been personally offended per se, but I have been annoyed by encountering the same thoughtless assumptions regularly. Then again, some people genuinely misunderstand the atheist position, and that’s understandable — it’s not exactly a commonly accepted one, nor...
wilwheaton: I really hope Yahoo doesn’t fuck up Tumblr like it’s fucked up … well, every single thing it’s ever touched in the history of the universe.
Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it’d find a...– David Foster Wallace (via realmsofeternalbliss)
Eupraxsophy: Fun Fact About Tumblr →
eupraxsophy: Has anyone else noticed that Tumblr doesn’t seem to have an obvious revenue stream? There’s no advertizing, pay wall, or membership fees. Yes, there are premium themes that cost money, but these can’t possibly make enough money to run the site. That’s because Tumblr is not profitable. It’s funded… But I wonder… If Tumblr truly is not profitable (and I do not doubt...
But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.– Albert Camus (via eupraxsophy) This is why he is called Uncle Albert at my house.
It’s really a losing battle, a losing proposition for all of us. … The...– Robert Hiltonsmith talks to Terry Gross about the risks of 401K retirement plans and the tricky business of saving for old age. (via nprfreshair) One hundred percent true, and yet people always talk as if it isn’t this way.
Capital T Truth has to do with life before death.– David Foster Wallace, This Is Water