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  • This episode we travel to a future where the 2020 census goes haywire. What happens if we don’t get an accurate count of Americans? Who cares? Apparently the constitution does!

    https://soundcloud.com/flashforwardpod/countless

    January 24, 2018

  • gimmicky selection

    January 24, 2018

  • "“like a pretentious twit.”"

    Source: What does it mean for a journalist today to be a Serious Reader?

    January 22, 2018

  • "“I’m not a sanctimonious reader,” she says, “but I think there’s a cumulative beauty that can be achieved in books that you can’t really get on the internet.”"

    Source: What does it mean for a journalist today to be a Serious Reader?

    January 22, 2018

  • "“I’m not a sanctimonious reader,” she says, “but I think there’s a cumulative beauty that can be achieved in books that you can’t really get on the internet.”"

    Source: What does it mean for a journalist today to be a Serious Reader?

    January 22, 2018

  • "“It’s a tough slog, but I figured I was going to be at this for a long time.”"

    Source: What does it mean for a journalist today to be a Serious Reader?

    January 22, 2018

  • "As a teen, Christopher Hitchens was a voracious but directionless reader, later recalling, “I was too brittle to decide among so many possible treats.”"

    Source: What does it mean for a journalist today to be a Serious Reader?

    January 22, 2018

  • "There are only so many hours in a day, but the most common workaround for devoted readers is surprisingly uninventive."

    Source: What does it mean for a journalist today to be a Serious Reader?

    January 22, 2018

  • "To begin with, if race categories were meant primarily to capture differences in genetics, they are doing an abysmal job."

    Source: What Both the Left and Right Get Wrong About Race

    January 22, 2018

  • "In sum, racial categories now in use are based on a convoluted and often pernicious history, including much purposefully created misinformation."

    Source: What Both the Left and Right Get Wrong About Race

    January 22, 2018

  • "In sum, racial categories now in use are based on a convoluted and often pernicious history, including much purposefully created misinformation."

    Source: What Both the Left and Right Get Wrong About Race

    January 22, 2018

  • " I consigned him to the minor canon of English enthusiasts for the avant-garde – in the end, not enthusiastic enough."

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018

  • " I consigned him to the minor canon of English enthusiasts for the avant-garde – in the end, not enthusiastic enough."

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018

  • "maundering over failed affairs of heart or wallet"

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018

  • "With an agile and intensely active brain few writers have combined a greater disposition to extreme bodily indolence"

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018

  • "With an agile and intensely active brain few writers have combined a greater disposition to extreme bodily indolence"

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018

  • "Supine for weeks or months at a time, Connolly could spring up when needed and, provided there was secretarial help on hand, thrash out an overdue essay or review, rush a magazine to print."

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018

  • "Supine for weeks or months at a time, Connolly could spring up when needed and, provided there was secretarial help on hand, thrash out an overdue essay or review, rush a magazine to print."

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018

  • "Here he anatomizes his worst traits: laziness, nostalgia, gluttony, hypochondria, some essential frivolity of mind that means his writing will always be summed up as “‘brilliant’ – that is, not worth doing”."

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018

  • "Here he anatomizes his worst traits: laziness, nostalgia, gluttony, hypochondria, some essential frivolity of mind that means his writing will always be summed up as “‘brilliant’ – that is, not worth doing”."

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018

  • "the distractions of marriage: “a kind of exquisite dissipation”"

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018

  • "the distractions of marriage: “a kind of exquisite dissipation”"

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018

  • "Protestations of debilitating sloth are common among writers, and more frequent among prolific ones."

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018

  • " it’s no more than a high-toned commonplace book, corralling quotations from Connolly’s mid-war reading"

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    gather

    January 22, 2018

  • "Observe the tone: genuinely dismal, aspirantly aesthetic, knowingly parodic."

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018

  • "Observe the tone: genuinely dismal, aspirantly aesthetic, knowingly parodic."

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018

  • "Observe the tone: genuinely dismal, aspirantly aesthetic, knowingly parodic."

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018

  • "Recently, I wrote about my goal of learning everything. This is more than a tad ambitious, and probably impossible."

    Source: The Goal of Learning Everything

    January 22, 2018

  • "A corollary to this, is that by teaching something to someone, you actually end up understanding it better, because it forces you to refine your thinking."

    Source: 8 Ways To Help You Learn Everything Faster

    January 22, 2018

  • "their owners are often criticized for flaunting their femininity"

    Source: Free The Nipple in Korea? Why Not? Uncovering the history of a taboo

    January 22, 2018

  • "No wonder my very well-developed, very active 11 year-old daughter is so reluctant to make the transition from her flimsy training bras. "

    Source: Free The Nipple in Korea? Why Not? Uncovering the history of a taboo

    January 22, 2018

  • "Again, the question is more difficult than it appears, and there’s no handy introduction akin to Laura Miller’s “Mammary Mania”"

    Source: Free The Nipple in Korea? Why Not? Uncovering the history of a taboo

    January 22, 2018

  • "sometimes as a ‘prophet of doom’ (thanks to his pronouncements about the dire prospects for humanity"

    Source: The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

    January 22, 2018

  • "sometimes as a ‘prophet of doom’ (thanks to his pronouncements about the dire prospects for humanity"

    Source: The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

    January 22, 2018

  • "a soothsayer of the ‘singularity’ (when humans will merge with machines, and as a consequence live forever)"

    Source: The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

    January 22, 2018

  • "Humans are therefore faced with an invidious choice once they learn about Roko’s Basilisk: they can help to build the superintelligence, or face painful and unending perdition at the hands of a future, ultra-rational AI."

    Source: The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

    January 22, 2018

  • "Humans are therefore faced with an invidious choice once they learn about Roko’s Basilisk: they can help to build the superintelligence, or face painful and unending perdition at the hands of a future, ultra-rational AI."

    Source: The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

    January 22, 2018

  • "Salespeople competed for attendees’ attention with posh enticements of moleskin-type notebooks and tote bags"

    Source: The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

    January 22, 2018

  • "Salespeople competed for attendees’ attention with posh enticements of moleskin-type notebooks and tote bags"

    Source: The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

    January 22, 2018

  • "Adhering adhere'>adhere to a view of history as a teleological climb by humanity to greater and greater heights of rationality, they see religion as an irrational vestige of a more primitive mankind. "

    Source: The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

    January 22, 2018

  • "Adhering adhere'>adhere to a view of history as a teleological climb by humanity to greater and greater heights of rationality, they see religion as an irrational vestige of a more primitive mankind. "

    Source: The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

    January 22, 2018

  • "We usher in the AI future on the wings of angels, because the heavy lifting of the imagination isn’t possible without their pinion feathers – whether we think of them as artificial or divine."

    Source: The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

    January 22, 2018

  • "We usher in the AI future on the wings of angels, because the heavy lifting of the imagination isn’t possible without their pinion feathers – whether we think of them as artificial or divine."

    Source: The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

    January 22, 2018

  • "We usher in the AI future on the wings of angels, because the heavy lifting of the imagination isn’t possible without their pinion feathers – whether we think of them as artificial or divine."

    Source: The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

    January 22, 2018

  • "I'm going to agree with the pornification point. It takes me out of the show. I become aware of the set, and start thinking about how gratuitous it is. It's so posed and unnatural that it's more cringeworthy than titillating."

    Source: What are some criticisms of Game of Thrones?

    January 22, 2018

  • "I'm going to agree with the pornification point. It takes me out of the show. I become aware of the set, and start thinking about how gratuitous it is. It's so posed and unnatural that it's more cringeworthy than titillating."

    Source: What are some criticisms of Game of Thrones?

    January 22, 2018

  • "I'm going to agree with the pornification point. It takes me out of the show. I become aware of the set, and start thinking about how gratuitous it is. It's so posed and unnatural that it's more cringeworthy than titillating."

    Source: What are some criticisms of Game of Thrones?

    January 22, 2018

  • "As the West came to look at the Islamic world through the lens of the “clash” of civilizations thesis, seemingly corroborated by terrorist attacks and wars, scholars sharpened their pencils to contest that perception."

    Source: Deprovincializing Philosophy

    January 22, 2018

  • "As the West came to look at the Islamic world through the lens of the “clash” of civilizations thesis, seemingly corroborated by terrorist attacks and wars, scholars sharpened their pencils to contest that perception."

    Source: Deprovincializing Philosophy

    January 22, 2018

  • "Ours is a privileged moment: never before has it been so easy to gain access to the errant musings, rapid-fire opinions, and random proclivity-ies of venture capitalists and others we enrich."

    Source: How Silicon Valley’s Workplace Culture Produced James Damore’s Google Memo

    January 22, 2018

  • "Ours is a privileged moment: never before has it been so easy to gain access to the errant musings, rapid-fire opinions, and random proclivity-ies of venture capitalists and others we enrich."

    Source: How Silicon Valley’s Workplace Culture Produced James Damore’s Google Memo

    January 22, 2018

  • "Ours is a privileged moment: never before has it been so easy to gain access to the errant musings, rapid-fire opinions, and random proclivity-ies of venture capitalists and others we enrich."

    Source: How Silicon Valley’s Workplace Culture Produced James Damore’s Google Memo

    January 22, 2018

  • "Ours is a privileged moment: never before has it been so easy to gain access to the errant musings, rapid-fire opinions, and random proclivity-ies of venture capitalists and others we enrich."

    Source: How Silicon Valley’s Workplace Culture Produced James Damore’s Google Memo

    January 22, 2018

  • "immigrants of any persuasion"

    Source: A Moment of Bad Faith

    January 22, 2018

  • " His ignorance of history, his specious use of false equivalency and his absence of even a smidgen of moral sensitivity is not only embarrassing, but also quite scary."

    Source: A Moment of Bad Faith

    January 22, 2018

  • " His ignorance of history, his specious use of false equivalency and his absence of even a smidgen of moral sensitivity is not only embarrassing, but also quite scary."

    Source: A Moment of Bad Faith

    January 22, 2018

  • "as a result of an education which tended to regard religion at best as a moral crutch and at worst as a dangerous delusion."

    Source: Hollywood Actress Emilie Francois Convert to Islam

    January 22, 2018

  • "But we silo discussions about sex as if they have nothing to do with everything else. "

    Source: The Great Tech Panic: The Inevitability of Porn

    verb 1.isolate (one system, process, department, etc.) from others.

    January 22, 2018

  • "But that’s a smokescreen."

    Source: DIY Digital Humanities

    January 22, 2018

  • "My one-and-a-half-times veiled (once by the sequestered school and another half by the head scarf), newly pious self appeared sufficiently recalcitrant."

    Source: Putting on the Veil: Boys Invade an All-Girls School

    January 22, 2018

  • "My one-and-a-half-times veiled (once by the sequestered school and another half by the head scarf), newly pious self appeared sufficiently recalcitrant."

    Source: Putting on the Veil: Boys Invade an All-Girls School

    January 22, 2018

  • "Yemen's near-famine conditions and attendant cholera outbreaks are so dire that a child dies there every ten minutes of preventable disease."

    Source: What will cure the U.S. addiction to war?

    attendant: adj; occurring with or as a result of; accompanying.

    January 22, 2018

  • " In the light of such new frameworks that are no more dependent on recourse to a numinous entity in order to sustain worldviews and moral imperatives, Iqbāl was left with little choice to critically engage with its foundations, as long as he wanted to sustain his conviction in the absolute inevitability of a religious grounding of all human pursuit."

    Source: “I Pine for True Closeness”: Muḥammad Iqbāl’s Uneasy Relationship with Christianity, and the Islamic Social Ideal

    January 22, 2018

  • " In the light of such new frameworks that are no more dependent on recourse to a numinous entity in order to sustain worldviews and moral imperatives, Iqbāl was left with little choice to critically engage with its foundations, as long as he wanted to sustain his conviction in the absolute inevitability of a religious grounding of all human pursuit."

    Source: “I Pine for True Closeness”: Muḥammad Iqbāl’s Uneasy Relationship with Christianity, and the Islamic Social Ideal

    January 22, 2018

  • Groceries are bought after consulting carefully made lists.

    January 22, 2018

  • Perhaps, this is why that moment in "The Two Towers", when awash in golden light, Gandalf and the Rohirrim arrive in deus ex machina fashion is on my top ten list of movie-manipulated affects.

    January 22, 2018

  • Like Aragorn, I look left, right, east, west, something, and at just the opportune moment, I espy fireworks, orange, fuschia, and dazzlingly green; I am momentarily light.

    January 22, 2018

  • intransitive v. To exist in a state of physical or mental inactivity or insensibility.

    I thought that it would doubtless be more to the purpose to try and help my comrades as a doctor than to vegetate or finally lose my life as the unproductive laborer that I was then.


    "Others merely live, I vegetate"

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 21, 2018

  • The phenomenon of female anger has often been turned against itself, the figure of the angry woman reframed as threat — not the one who has been harmed, but the one bent on harming.

    January 21, 2018

  • "If one of the defining cultural tropes of the 1950s and ’60s was kitchen-sink realism, many writers today go more for yoga-mat realism."

    Source: Books and the ‘Boredom Boom’

    kitchen-sink realism is a term coined to describe a British cultural movement that developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s in theatre, art, novels, film and television plays, whose protagonists usually could be described as "angry young men" who were disillusioned with modern society.

    January 21, 2018

  • the reason that this problem has come about like this and has caused such a furor in Western Christianity and has caused so many people to turn away from religion is that they do not want to understand that the world is not God.

    January 21, 2018

  • One of the professors taking her to task likened Peterson to Hitler

    January 18, 2018

  • There have been several calls for his ouster from the University of Toronto — where he’s tenured — including a recent open letter to the dean of the faculty of arts and science signed by hundreds, including many of his fellow professors.

    January 18, 2018

  • Afterward he will field knotty questions from the audience on whether originality is really possible, the tension between honor and happiness, and the evolutionary upside of solitude.

    January 18, 2018

  • Afterward he will field knotty questions from the audience on whether originality is really possible, the tension between honor and happiness, and the evolutionary upside of solitude.

    January 18, 2018

  • Then click Save and wait approximately 15 seconds for the changes to propagate to the KDE menu.

    January 16, 2018

  • I haven't watched porn in 3 days because Peterson recommended it. Visions of sexual acts barrage my conscience

    January 15, 2018

  • you only remember the gist...

    December 22, 2017

  • Jordan Peterson: I will not go off on that tangent

    December 22, 2017

  • I ventured from the hotel and joined the hajj of blue-jeaned yokels that paraded slowly and patriotically past the empire's historic landmark. ~ Paul Beatty, The Sellout

    February 18, 2017

  • As blogging went mainstream in the aughts, a small circle of feminist bloggers—mostly straight, thirtyish or younger, American, and living on the coasts—was elevated along with it to the status of regular columnists.

    https://www.candybank.com/public/50AF55E3-0D89-0AB8-816C-57B32B97D1D8

    February 14, 2017

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