An essay on Derek Jeter.ESPN | Sep 2014|
Arthur C. Clarke, Hazards of Prophecy
This is Clarke’s Law
It’s safe to say that a number of Samsung phones bore some resemblance to iPhones in the past, but none have been quite as blatant as the new Galaxy Alpha.
In fact, Samsung apparently likes the two-year-old iPhone 5 so much, it decided to make one of its own.
If you think this doesn’t affect you, you’re wrong.
If you think your rights will hold up where others’ have been taken away, you’re wrong.
If you think the right to peacefully assemble isn’t crucial in a democratic society, you’re wrong.
To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
According to our sources, Disney has plans to release the original cut of the Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray. Our sources indicate that the project has been under way for quite some time, but it’s been challenging because of some damage to the original negatives they are utilizing. The goal is to release A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of Jedi in their complete, unaltered, original form without the redone special edition SFX.
Awesome if it’s true.
T. C. Sottek:
Here’s the deal: as a resident of the US, you have the right to record the police in the course of their public duties. The police don’t have a right to stop you as long as you’re not interfering with their work. They also don’t have a right to confiscate your phone or camera, or delete its contents, just because you were recording them.
'Lucy' review: dissecting Scarlett Johansson's perfect brain
Given people’s desire to dump money on all sorts of self-improving pills, superfoods, fitness trackers, and life hacks, it’s no wonder that Hollywood has taken to neuroscience’s most persistent myth — the idea that humans only use one-fifth of their brains. Way back in 1996, John Travolta gained access to the rest of his and learned to levitate things in Phenomenon; a few years ago Limitless’ Bradley Cooper took a “smart pill” and used his new brain power to get super-rich playing the stock market. Now, with Lucy, France’s most blockbuster-ready director Luc Besson takes a stab at the 100 percent human.
Speaking of the 10% brain Myth…