Saturday, July 18, 2015

Though we travel the world over to find beauty...

If you blinked, you missed it. The Large Hadron Collider discovered a new subatomic particle: the pentaquark. It exists for only a billion trillion trillionth of a second.

Let the Bard of Avon guide your tweets, posts, and chats with these rules for social media. #5 No legacy is as rich as honesty.

The superfood du jour is dulse, a red seaweed that doubles kale's benefits while tasting like - wait for it - bacon.

The Nanny State deserves a new nickname - The Chaperone State. New York has passed a law requiring both parties engaged in sexual activity to obtain verbal consent for each successive act. Oh - and the law only applies to college campuses. For the record, let me state that date rape is a crime that should be punished to the full extent of the law. But this stunt really isn't the best way to go about it. If it was, why limit it to college campuses? And I can't wait for someone to film a sexual encounter and use as their defense the idea of documenting each act of verbal consent to avoid a - probably drunken - he said she said argument. Again, the blame falls back onto these students' parents for not teaching them about sex and respect.

Christopher Rothko has authored a new book about his famous painter father, Mark Rothko. From the Inside Out will be available on 24 Nov 2015.

Clyfford Still, PH-1103, 1946. 
And the Clyfford Still Museum announced a new exhibition Repeat/Recreate (18 Sep 2015 - 10 Jan 2016). The exhibition will feature 70 works grouped in twos or threes that show "a new and greater understanding of Still’s process and methods, while challenging the popular understanding of Abstract Expressionism as an outpouring of impulsive creativity."

A brief look at the contemporary art scene in Cleveland.

Speaking of Cleveland, enjoy the Ballad of the Big-O.

Anil Prasad proposed a fair music streaming model.

"The war against genetically modified organisms is full of fearmongering, errors, and fraud."

This used to be a world map showing the location of all missing aircraft. But now the image links are all broken.

All hail King Mario. Top selling video game franchises. source
70 years ago this week the Trinity Test marked the beginning of the atomic age. General Thomas Farrell witnessed the detonation and later wrote "The whole country was lighted by a searing light with the intensity many times that of the midday sun. It was golden, purple, violet, gray, and blue. It lighted every peak, crevasse, and ridge of the nearby mountain range with a clarity and beauty that cannot be described but must be seen to be imagined. It was that beauty the great poets dream about but describe most poorly and inadequately.”

There are four types of introversion: social, thinking, anxious, and restrained. You can take a test to score yourself on all four levels. I was surprised that I scored nearly a uniform 40% on each of the 4 types which I interpreted to mean that I'm basically a 60-40 extrovert.

Tech Soft 3D takes an honest look at merging an acquired company into your existing team.

...we must carry it with us or find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Note: General Farrell's quote was added after this post was first published.

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