What It's Like to Fail -
'The following is the personal story of David Raether, a former comedy writer for the sitcom Roseanne who later became homeless. It is adapted from his memoir, “Tell Me Something, She Said.”'
ASMR Brain Orgasms Spark Active Online Communities
What Blockbuster Meant -
How long before we see a nostalgic movie set in a Blockbuster store, something akin to Adventureland?
The Robots Are Here -
I don’t understand the dystopian views that seem to accompany the idea of increased automation.
Imagine a world where no one goes hungry, because we can grow and harvest food so cheaply we can practically give it away. Imagine a world where we don’t trudge through the 9-5 but are free to follow our passions. Imagine a world where everyone receives a decent level of education and healthcare.
That is what automation could mean.
Throughout history mechanisation has been feared, yet it has been almost exclusively good for society as a whole.
The spent fuel from a light-water reactor contains radioactive plutonium with a half-life of over 24,000 years. The fuel used in a liquid-fuel reactor is liquid fluoride laced with thorium. The toxicity of what little waste it produces is 10,000 times less than that from a conventional reactor. Overall, the half-life of a liquid-fuel reactor’s byproducts is measured in hundreds rather tens of thousands of years. —
Difference Engine: The nuke that might have been
I’m not a massive fan of nuclear power (not until fusion arrives anyway), but this sounds a lot better than the current process.
The Mystery of the Gurlitt Family and the Munich Nazi Art Find -
A very interesting story
when time came to pronounce Twitter public Thursday morning, a 9-year-old girl dressed in a “little bluebird” tutu dress appeared behind the bell. She is Vivienne Harr, who recently raised more than $100,000 to fight childhood slavery by spending 365 days behind a lemonade stand. —
What It’s Like To Ring The Opening Bell For Twitter As A 9-Year-Old In A Bird Tutu
There seems to be a penchant for futuristic tales being set in a dystopia, but humanity’s star shines bright enough to insure we won’t.
Is there an 'angst canon' of books that teenagers read?