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[18 Apr 2010|11:54am]
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Salinger. [11 Apr 2010|08:31pm]
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Beginnings. [11 Apr 2010|05:08pm]
I'm in the midst of a project (really, if we're to be honest, it's more like five projects -- all but one of which I neglect for the moment), but I just had three other ideas that I really like. The one that I'll likely play with soon (before I even finish the current one) will be a very weird little tale that will start with these figures and quotes:

7,000,000,000,000 – Atoms in a cell.

10,000,000,000,000 – Cells in the human body.

400,000,000,000 – Stars in our galaxy.

100,000,000,000 – Galaxies in the observable universe.

13,730,000,000 – Age of the universe

500,000,000,000,000 – Synapses in the network of the human mind.

Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the 'old one'. I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice. –Albert Einstein

If the universe is infinitely big then the number of distinct configurations of particles, like the number of distinct possible coin tosses, actually is finite... The configurations of the particles will have to repeat. –Bryan Greene

The Old Ones were, the Old Ones are, and the Old Ones shall be. Not in the spaces we know, but between them. –H.P. Lovecraft
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[10 Apr 2010|02:54pm]
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Twin Towers [09 Apr 2010|02:52am]

A cigarette, then sleep.
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Drunk History [06 Apr 2010|01:03am]
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[03 Mar 2010|03:26pm]
I actually released an involuntary WHAT THE FUCK by the end of this commercial from Thailand.

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Suicide [01 Mar 2010|11:21pm]
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[01 Mar 2010|08:16pm]
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[27 Feb 2010|03:01pm]
Oh, okay, cool, we're gonna do this now.

Some asshole carves a swastika on the door of a Jewish student. A bunch of asshats throw a racist party. Another not-very-considerate troggy hangs a noose in the library.

A bunch of independent action leads to protests and sit-ins. Seems pretty useless. As the article says, black students make up 1.6% of the total corpus. There's probably a claim to be made about that number. Everything else reeks of bullshit.
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[27 Feb 2010|08:30am]
Been inactive for quite a while. As a way of trying to shake free of this, I wrote a short piece for Brad's horror blog, I Love Horror. It's an "exploration" of why I think there have been so many bad seed-style horror stories in recent years.
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[27 Feb 2010|07:15am]
Alfa & Beto.
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[21 Feb 2010|08:32am]
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Really, if the lower orders don’t set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? [20 Feb 2010|08:31am]
The happiest place in the world. Vacation there. Ask me how.
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Photoz. [18 Feb 2010|02:57am]
Took some notes today. Here's a picture of that... And my dog.

Below Cut, Only Banality Lies.Collapse )
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[16 Feb 2010|03:52pm]
Unit 731: When Manchuria Was Manchukuo.


Time to get some work done.
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Declension. [16 Feb 2010|02:22pm]
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[14 Feb 2010|08:17pm]
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Zombie Rehnquist Presided. [14 Feb 2010|04:44pm]
I grabbed a beer with Kevin last night between shifts. We talked about a group (librarians for social justice?) and how they were smuggling cameras and laptops into territories under autocratic control so that dissidents and the abused could catalog the crimes to which they were subject and relay it back stateside.

I love this kind of shit. Earlier in the day I had found myself contemplating a few techniques to extend communication (in a very limited way) in the developing world to curtail human trafficking. (Amongst other things, using old modem technology to get around present-day countermeasures -- really, shit I don't know nearly enough about).

Anyway, as I told him. If I can't pull off being a writer and I don't ever actually go through with medical school, it'd be pretty sweet to find a way of combining Digital Anthropology and Human Rights/Justice/Equity* Studies. Then he pointed out that if I did that, I'd likely end up as diseased and crazy looking as Aubrey de Grey.

Which reminded me of Aubrey de Grey, so I looked him up and re-watched the video linked above. Which lead to a science fiction movie idea, which is itself related to the link in my last post.

See, it's all connected. It's all connected.

The more beer we took in, the louder we yelled about the Supreme Court case Dualism v. Physicalism.

That was eighty minutes well spent.

(*Consider my dismay when I discovered that this had nothing to do with either horses or investments.)**

(**Double + Dismay for not being equine-centric investment studies.)
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[14 Feb 2010|04:15pm]
Holy shit.
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