August 16, 2014

alishuhsaurus:

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.

(via johnthemod1)

August 16, 2014

johnthemod1:

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?

(Source: wallflowerbloom)

August 16, 2014
Exclusive! Original, Unaltered Cut Of Star Wars Trilogy To Be Released On Blu-ray By Disney | Comicbook.com

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.

August 14, 2014
You have a right to record the police | The Verge

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.

July 24, 2014
thisistheverge:

'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…

thisistheverge:

'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…

July 24, 2014
All You Need To Know About the 10% Brain Myth, in 60 Seconds | Science Blogs | WIRED

Christian Jarrett:

However, we need to be realistic and recognize that, for many people, the 10 percent myth sounds both feasible and appealing because they see it in terms of human potential. Many of us believe that we could achieve so much more – learning languages, musical instruments, sporting skills – if only we applied ourselves. It’s easy to see how this morphs into the short-hand idea that we use just 10 percent of our brain’s capacity or potential.

When I saw the trailer for Lucy I thought “Here we go again.” Don’t get me wrong, the movie might be great (I loved Limitless), but the premiss is not based on science.

July 23, 2014
thisistheverge:

Mac OS X Yosemite preview
It’s easy to say that Yosemite does to the Mac what iOS 7 did to the iPhone, but that’s not quite right. The design principles in iOS 7 and many of the ideas that make iOS 8 so exciting are lurking behind the semi-translucent interfaces on Yosemite. But they’re not simple copies; this is Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite — emphasis on the Mac.

thisistheverge:

Mac OS X Yosemite preview
It’s easy to say that Yosemite does to the Mac what iOS 7 did to the iPhone, but that’s not quite right. The design principles in iOS 7 and many of the ideas that make iOS 8 so exciting are lurking behind the semi-translucent interfaces on Yosemite. But they’re not simple copies; this is Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite — emphasis on the Mac.

July 23, 2014
Blizzard releases first Hearthstone expansion | Cult of Mac

Cult of Mac:

An astonishingly addictive collectible card game, Hearthstone‘s only failing, if you could call it that, is it was for all intents and purposes multiplayer-only. But today, Blizzard has rectified that by releasing its highly anticipated Curse of Naxxramas expansion for the game on both Mac and iPad.

Best of all? It’s free. Or, at least, the first taste is.

July 22, 2014
Count to ten when a plane goes down...

johncbeck:

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Just a little under 31 years ago, I played a key role in a conspiracy theory that grew up around a passenger plane downed by a Russian missile. Trust me, I did not mean to be involved.

On September 1, 1983, Korean Airlines flight 007, a Boeing 747 with 269 passengers, was shot down over the…

June 8, 2014
atlantabraves:

The final out & history is rewritten. #Kimbrel155

atlantabraves:

The final out & history is rewritten. #Kimbrel155

(via mlb)

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