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    Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
    4:07 am
    The Memory Wipe is the Punishment
    Wiping portions of a person's memory is immoral and torture. Even if done to a criminal as punishment for a crime.

    If memories are wiped, the post-memory-wipe person is not the same person as the one who committed the crime. This new person is innocent and is no longer guilty of any wrongdoing, nor liable.

    Sorry, we'll talk about this in 30 years or so.

    Now watching: Black Mirror s2e2


    Ah, but is wiping a criminal's memory of the crime and making him innocent a good thing or a bad thing?


    Sleep-deprived thoughts, sorry if coherence is subpar!

    (Redefine reality)

    Saturday, December 6th, 2014
    2:36 pm
    86,000/86,000 Lesbians
    Did you know that there is an island out there whose population is 100% Lesbian? 86,000 residents, no less.

    (2 dimensions |Redefine reality)

    Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
    12:30 pm
    Best response ever to a beggar?: "Do you accept Bitcoin?"

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    Monday, November 17th, 2014
    12:48 pm
    Flyboarding - Cool as Fuck

    A Flyboard is a type of water jetpack attached to a personal water craft (PWC) which supplies propulsion to drive the Flyboard through air and water to perform a sport known as flyboarding. A Flyboard rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft. Water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath which provide thrust for the rider to fly up to 15 metres in the air or to dive headlong through the water.

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    Thursday, November 13th, 2014
    5:09 pm

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    Monday, November 3rd, 2014
    5:26 pm
    So sick of this shit. Googling 'shit wiping strategies'.

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    Monday, October 27th, 2014
    1:57 am
    Not All Jellybeans Are Created Equal
    Wow, these are the worst jellybeans i've ever had. Craving dissipated. Dollarama jellybeans for the motherfucking lose.

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    Thursday, October 16th, 2014
    3:36 pm
    Segways Without All the Bulk: Self-Balancing Seatless Unicycles
    Saw a guy today that looked like he was riding a Segway. Until i got a better look and all he was riding on was one wheel, with no handle, and no seat! Looked really neat, easy, stable, convenient. Unlike the Segway. Is this the future of personal transportation?


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    2:58 pm
    RoboCup - Robot Soccer World Cup
    RoboCup is an annual international robotics competition founded in 1997. The aim is to promote robotics and AI research, by offering a publicly appealing, but formidable challenge.

    The official goal of the project:

    "By the middle of the 21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win a soccer game, complying with the official rules of FIFA, against the winner of the most recent World Cup.[1]"

    Lofty goals!

    It's neat seeing the technology difference between the 2010 and 2014 versions.


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    Monday, October 13th, 2014
    5:39 am
    Saccadic masking
    Saccadic masking, also known as visual saccadic suppression, is the phenomenon in visual perception where the brain selectively blocks visual processing during eye movements in such a way that neither the motion of the eye (and subsequent motion blur of the image) nor the gap in visual perception is noticeable to the viewer.

    The phenomenon was first described by Erdmann and Dodge in 1898,[1] when it was noticed during unrelated experiments that an observer could never see the motion of their own eyes. This can easily be duplicated by looking into a mirror, and looking from one eye to another. The eyes can never be observed in motion, yet an external observer clearly sees the motion of the eyes.

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    Friday, October 10th, 2014
    11:03 am

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    11:02 am
    Imagine technology that could make dream characters phone you irl. Or i guess the natural extension, eventually animated virtual/holographic avatars.

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    Friday, September 26th, 2014
    3:03 pm

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    2:46 pm
    Dead Can Dance - Amnesia
    Quite possibly the most poignant lyrics i've ever heard in a song. Goosebump-inducing for sure.

    [...]
    History is never written
    By those who've lost
    The defeated must bear witness to
    Our collective memory loss

    With every generation comes
    Another memory lapse
    See the demonstrations of
    Failing to learn from our past
    We live in the dreamtime
    Nothing seems to last
    Can you really plan a future
    When you no longer have a past
    [...]

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    Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
    10:42 am
    Parasitic Castration
    A friend was reading a book series where the vampires use a similar mechanism to Sacculina. Disturbing and fascinating.

    Parasitic castration is the strategy, by a parasite, of blocking reproduction by its host, completely or in part. For example, Hemioniscus balani, a parasitic castrator of hermaphroditic barnacles, feeds on ovarian fluid, so that its host loses female reproductive ability but still can function as a male.


    The male Sacculina looks for a female Sacculina adult on the underside of a crab. He then implants himself into her body and starts fertilizing her eggs. The crab (male or female) then cares for the eggs as if they were its own, having been rendered infertile by the parasite.

    When a female Sacculina is implanted in a male crab it will interfere with the crab's hormonal balance. This sterilizes it and changes the bodily layout of the crab to resemble that of a female crab by widening and flattening its abdomen, among other things. The female Sacculina then forces the crab's body to release hormones, causing it to act like a female crab, even to the point of performing female mating dances.
    There are even Hypercastrators, a hyperparasite that castrates the parasite it parasitizes

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    Sunday, September 21st, 2014
    11:40 am

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    Friday, August 29th, 2014
    10:08 pm

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    Sunday, August 24th, 2014
    12:28 pm

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    Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
    4:21 pm
    Age Old Question Actually Answered?
    Which Came First - The Chicken or the Egg?

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    Friday, August 22nd, 2014
    6:06 pm

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