Silent 3's medicated musings
Yet another blog that will take up gigs of space, be accessable to anyone on the face of the earth, and will be read by (maybe) three people... If I'm lucky.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Listen to Wikipedia Being Edited - CityLab
Trying to buckle down and work? Noise-cancelling headphones aren't the only mellow way to drown out your co-workers' incessant chattering or the whirring of a coffee machine at your local café. Try listening to the dulcet tones of Wikipedia being edited in real time.
Bells denote additions to a page, and plucked strings represent deletions. Synthesized strings swell and fall in the background as new users join Wikipedia. Larger revisions yield more resonant notes. It uses a pentatonic scale to avoid screeching dissonance. (Think: tones produced by xylophones and lutes.)
As much as the site is about a zen-inducing auditory experience, it's also an aural celebration of collaboration and freedom of speech. It serves as a sensory reminder that people are sharing and responding to ideas all the time, at a mind-boggling pace.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
A 10-Piece Set of Stackable Brain Specimen Coasters
Safari browser extension! Now with more geek references!
This status bar extension reveals what links are trying to hide from you — destination, file type and size, the possible presence of Rick Astley. It embiggens shortened URLs, and when you don't want it in your way, hides discreetly out of sight. Fully themed, you can make Ultimate Status Bar suit your look. Now available in Sparkly Unicorn Flavor!
Val Kilmer has become The Dude
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Tesla: God of Thunder
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Man fires 8 gunshots into his Dell PC after Blue Screens of Death push him over edge
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Slightly used Imperial Star Destroyer for sale on Craigslist
Friday, April 17, 2015
The Farce Awakens
FW: Friday Fun
There was no individual standard curse that was used in all books, rather scribes were free to design curses for the books they had copied. The colophon was the usual location of these curses and it was the only space in a manuscript that the medieval scribe had freedom to write as he or she chose.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
I, for one, welcome our Overflying Silicon Overlords
Monday, April 13, 2015
Revisited Myth # 45: The Dutch bought Manhattan for $24 worth of beads.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Listen to Billie Holiday's Rendition of 'My Yiddishe Mamme' – Tablet Magazine
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
The Food Babe’s disgusting claims are baloney.
"I couldn't believe there was beaver's ass in my vanilla ice cream, coal tar in my mac and cheese, yoga mat and shoe rubber in my bread," says Vani Hari, also known as the Food Babe. That's why she started blogging about food additives, she explains in the introduction to her new book, The Food Babe Way. I can't believe it either. But that would be because none of it is true.
There is no coal tar in mac and cheese, and there never was, even before Hari led her Food Baby army on a crusade to get Kraft to remove tartrazine, a yellow dye, from its products. Bread does not contain crumbled-up pieces of yoga mat and shoe rubber. And there really isn't any beaver's ass in your ice cream cone, though it's the Food Babe way to tell you there is at every turn. I counted more than 60 references to beaver secretions on her blog, and it appears as No. 10 on her book's list of "The Sickening 15."
The 3 rules of persuasive speech
My Junior High English teacher required each of us to stand in front of the class and deliver a persuasive speech.
This is what I did:
When my name was called, I walked to the front of the class and stood behind the podium.
The three key elements of a successful speech are;
* be succinct,
* be sincere,
* be seated.
Then I walked back to my desk.
FW: Saw this in Stereophile. ROTFL!
Monday, April 06, 2015
I just realized the difference between Easter and Passover
So here's the difference between Easter and Passover:
Easter: "He is risen!" = Good news.
McSweeney’s: God Texts the Ten Commandments.
1. no1 b4 me. srsly.
2. dnt wrshp pix/idols
3. no omg's
4. no wrk on w/end (sat 4 now; sun l8r)
5. pos ok – ur m&d r cool
6. dnt kill ppl
7. :-X only w/ m8
8. dnt steal
9. dnt lie re: bf
10. dnt ogle ur bf's m8. or ox. or dnkey. myob.
M, pls rite on tabs & giv 2 ppl.
Friday, April 03, 2015
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
5 Lesser-Known Free Sites for Watching TV Shows
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
FW: This Black-and-White Footage of the Teletubbies Looks Like a Horror Film | TIME
YouTube user Christopher Brown took footage of the fuzzy little tubbies, stripped out the color, and soon enough Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po were frolicking through a bleak post-apocalyptic wasteland. Add in the downbeat Joy Division soundtrack, and the result is a wildly weird, strangely avant-garde, creepy video that feels equal part Bergman, David Lynch, and Disney cosplay. Clearly it's a must-see.