Perusing the various Gawker main pages reminds me why I don’t care about the Oscars, the People’s Globe, the Golden Choice or any of the other awards shows inflicted on us this time of year.
This happened to me about twenty years ago so I may have some of the details wrong. This is what happened to the best of my recollection. It takes a little set-up so bear with me and I will be vague about certain things to protect not just my identity but the identity of the other person involved.
Carnegie Mellon University and Georgetown University have unveiled a digital humanities project called “Six Degrees of Francis Bacon” that shows a British early modern social network. It can “trace the personal relationships among figures like Bacon, Shakespeare, Isaac Newton and many others.”
What a horrible job! Look at all the monitors she has to watch.
We are the Models. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
When civilization collapses we may want the Doof Warrior with his flamethrowing guitar but I think we’re more likely to end up with Katy Perry trying to ride a Segway. Maybe we can at least get a Left Shark too.
I already wrote my thoughts after the first day using Kinja’s Active Now feed. Now that I’ve had several more days to use it here are my thoughts formed not just from my own observations but also from other commenters on my previous post and elsewhere on Kinja.
I’m doing that Active Now feed thing which is like a comment-based version version of that “Trending on Kinja” sidebar combined with the “Best of Kinja” posts. Since work was slow I noted the sites* of the top 25 posts (the first page) at the top of each hour** for eight hours today.
Crap! This might actually make a decent book (with the right author).
First is a good look at Rey’s speeder from SW: TFA. I will just add ones that interest me as the weekend progresses.
Astronaut Cady Coleman peeks out of her Soyuz capsule just after landing in Kazakhstan, completing her tour of duty on the International Space Station on this day in 2011.
On 22 May 1969 the Lunar Module of Apollo 10 flew within 50,000 feet of the Moon's surface. The mission was essentially a rehearsal for the Apollo 11 landing.
The second season finale of The Blacklist was being touted as a “game-changer.” In this case the hype was actually true. Spoilers ahead.
According to the Social Security Administration, the most popular baby names last year (at least among those whose parents applied for Social Security Numbers I presume) were Emma and Noah.
Who would have guessed Olivia Wilde was concealing this skin condition?
I don't particularly care one way or the other since I've never really been into Spiderman either back when I read comics or recently in the movies. I saw the first two Tobey Maquire movies but never worked up enough interest to see any of the others.
Mankind has absolutely no chance of limiting global warming to a 2C increase by 2100, and does not have the political will to overcome vested self interest sufficiently to avoid a 4C rise by then, with more to follow. Here's some time-saving advice: Ignore all news and analyses of the nature, cause and course of…