July 26, 2014
datahacker:

datahacker:

our world defined by terrorism. each point is an incident, 1970-[2012]. data from the global terrorism database.

this visualization I made a long time ago just got really popular in the last 24 hours. when I first wrote the code and loaded up the map, I was stunned. it’s so simple, but says so much about the world in a way that’s difficult for me to articulate with words. it’s been my mission since then to shift perspectives by combining art and information.

datahacker:

datahacker:

our world defined by terrorism. each point is an incident, 1970-[2012]. data from the global terrorism database.

this visualization I made a long time ago just got really popular in the last 24 hours. when I first wrote the code and loaded up the map, I was stunned. it’s so simple, but says so much about the world in a way that’s difficult for me to articulate with words. it’s been my mission since then to shift perspectives by combining art and information.

June 29, 2014
"If you spend any time thinking about why the C.I.A. and an Apple-like technology corporation would be in cahoots with an intergalactic bounty hunter in an anti-Autobot pogrom you are missing the point."

— Summary review of Transformers: Age of Extinction. From here

June 22, 2014

literaryjukebox:

That is why I go into solitude so as not to drink out of everybody’s cistern. When I am among the many I live as the many do, and I do not think as I really think; after a time it always seems as though they want to banish me from myself and rob me of my soul and I grow angry with everybody and fear everybody.

Song: “Walk Alone” by The Velvet Underground

iTunes :: Amazon :: Back to Brain Pickings

May 30, 2014
Google chrome Sunday-to-Sunday weekly cycle
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Google chrome Sunday-to-Sunday weekly cycle

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May 30, 2014
Movies you are watching when you are watching X Men: Days of Future Past

Wanted (2008): Curving the bullet? Seriously? And it had to be James McAvoy who said that.

Thor (2011): So the sentinel opens its face, and throws a fire blast at its enemies. Wonder where have I seen that before.
 
Inception: Kitty Pride’s powers of sending a person’s conscious to the past aren’t that different from dream sequences. And while the dream sequences in Inception had certain time rules (albeit flexible and stretched), here there doesn’t seem to be any logic between time spent in future vs. time spent in the past. Based on the theory that any action in the past will alter the future (i.e. the present) reality, there is little time-travel logic in the sentinel attack and Storm, Iceman, Bishop etc. being killed. Except for drama logic.
Also, instead of having dream-within-a-dream, we get an example of reverse-inception: A person from the “dream-state” speaking to its present-self to change his own thoughts.
 
The Matrix: The Sentinels patrol and attack within certain time frame. The protagonist’s consciousness beamed into another reality, while all his team members fight the sentinels’ attack. The protagonist finishes the alternate reality sequence just as sentinels have reached his body and are about to kill him and others surrounding him. Sadly, no EMP.
 
Iron Man 2: Humanoids are unveiled in a grand ceremony as the future life saviours/soldiers. Soon the humanoids get in action which is audience cheers thinking it’s part of demonstration but it really isn’t. Things go haywire as the humanoids start attacking the audience.
 
The Dark Knight Rises: Considering the sports ground as the frame of reference, there is separation between pitch and the stadium. That counts.

May 20, 2014
How I spend most of my days (or at least I think I do)
(via Jessica Hagy)

How I spend most of my days (or at least I think I do)

(via Jessica Hagy)

May 12, 2014
Ayn Rand's Harry Potter (Part II)

mallelis:

It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.”

"I am a man who does not…

See also: part one

March 3, 2014
Intuition-Planning.

Intuition-Planning.

February 22, 2014
This is my favourite one to date.

This is my favourite one to date.

February 16, 2014
House in the Woods.

House in the Woods.

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