Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a...– The philosophy of immortality (via explore-blog)
scientiststhesis: quasi-normalcy: Society has a tax on mathematical illiteracy. It’s called “the lottery.” Wow that’s actually brilliant o.o
There’s no tradition of scientists or atheists picketing outside of churches,...– Neil Degrasse Tyson (via always-blorft)
We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the...– Neil deGrasse Tyson (via tijanatkc)
Laboratory Equipment: Research Makes Quantum... →
laboratoryequipment: One of the many promising applications of quantum mechanics in the information sciences is quantum key distribution (QKD), in which the counterintuitive behavior of quantum particles guarantees that no one can eavesdrop on a private exchange of data without detection. As its name implies, QKD is…
We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn...– Buckminster Fuller I really needed to read this. —TO (via tobia)
We can tell our children that school is important until we’re blue in the face,...– Why I’m raising my son to be a nerd - CNN.com (via crocbonker) Yes. (via artfulartsyamy)
There was no keyboard player on the planet more appropriate to support Jim...– John Densmore (via acmenes)
Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone...– Al Capone (via mrcheyl)
newsweek: PSA: Help victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma by donating $10 to the Red Cross. Text REDCROSS to 90999, or visit redcross.org.
On Skynet, Human Extinction: Oxford Prof Fears For... →
“In this century, I believe that humanity has a good chance of developing some profoundly transformative technologies, including advanced molecular nanotechnology, artificial intelligence exceeding human intelligence, advances in synthetic biology. And from each of these areas … there could be really major existential risks (to) the very future and survival of our species.”
The man ignorant of mathematics will be increasingly limited in his grasp of the...– John Kemeny (via centerofmath)
The 11 in C++ 11 refers to the number of legs [..] nailed onto the dog whilst...– Dylan Beattie Twitter / CodeWisdom: “The 11 in C 11 refers to … (via fooyeahcode)
Try to acquire the weird practice of savouring your mistakes, delighting in...– Daniel Dennet, Daniel Dennett’s seven tools for thinking (via stoweboyd)
The government is cutting music programmes in schools and slashing Arts grants...– Concert pianist James Rhodes articulates the urgency of finding your purpose and doing what you love. As a wise woman eloquently put it, “Start with a big, fat lump in your throat, start with a profound sense of wrong, a deep homesickness, or a crazy lovesickness, and run with it.” (via...
The myth of the overnight success is just that – a myth.– Seth Godin Alexander Graham Bell knew this when he famously said, “It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider … who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.” Thomas Edison knew this when he proclaimed, “Success is the product of the severest kind...
Stowe Boyd: No, We Should Not Protest The Yahoo... →
stoweboyd: Paul Higgins wonders if we should oppose the Tumblr acquisition by Yahoo: Paul Higgins, The Community, Tumblr and Yahoo - Do we Protest? There are a couple of services that are really important to my life and my business. One of them is Tumblr and the other is Evernote. In promoting…
Lemma what? A guide to Text Processing and Machine...
mashape: After we posted the a list of NLP, Sentiment Analysis, and Machine Learning APIs a while ago, we noticed that some API descriptions require a little bit of digging into, to fully appreciate what these APIs can do. Here’s an example: Text analysis API including wordnet synsets,relation extraction,named entity recognition and classification,lemmatization,part of speech...
We’ve entered what some scientists are calling the Anthropocene — a new geologic...– A must-read (via explore-blog)
Georgia Tech Teams Up With Udacity, AT&T To Offer... →
infoneer-pulse: If there was any question as to Sebastian Thrun and Udacity’s resolve to re-imagine higher education in a more affordable, accessible virtual classroom — or their ability to actually make any real headway among the Ivory Towers of academia — we should probably just go ahead and put that to bed. This morning, Udacity continues to push forward with its plans to bring higher...
It’s time to stop thinking of computer programming as a specialty subject....– Why High Schools Should Treat Computer Programming Like Algebra - Jordan Weissmann - The Atlantic (via infoneer-pulse)