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The Map of Discernment

In To Predict Is Not to Explain, mathematician René Thom describes a lunch at which psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan responded strongly to his statement that “Truth is not limited by falsity, but by insignificance.” Thom described the idea later in a drawing: At the base, one finds an ocean, the Sea of the Insignificance. On the continent, Truth is on one […]

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ContactOut/Trusty pen/VC reading list

Email finder I use LinkedIn to get in touch with people for stories and interviews, but I don’t like using the built in messaging service (InMail). I’d rather email the person, but LinkedIn doesn’t provide email addresses (they want you to do everything in the confines of their walled garden). I use a Chrome extension called ContactOut which provides a pop-up with […]

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A Triangle Puzzle

In isosceles triangle ABC, CD = AB and BE is perpendicular to AC. Show that CEB is a 3-4-5 right triangle. SelectClick for Answer Place triangle ABC into a square and draw the grid shown here, in which each line is parallel to EB or AC and contains a midpoint or quarter point on the side of the square. With […]

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Danielle Baskin, Product designer

Our guest this week is Danielle Baskin. Danielle is an entrepreneur, painter, and performance artist based in San Francisco. She’s created internet jokes, like Custom Avocados and Drone Sweaters. She’s also the founder of Inkwell Helmets, a custom bike helmet company, the co-founder of Your Boss, a voice-chat based productivity app, and has started many other companies. Subscribe to the […]

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Danielle Baskin, Product designer

Our guest this week is Danielle Baskin. Danielle is an entrepreneur, painter, and performance artist based in San Francisco. She’s created internet jokes, like Custom Avocados and Drone Sweaters. She’s also the founder of Inkwell Helmets, a custom bike helmet company, the co-founder of Your Boss, a voice-chat based productivity app, and has started many other companies. Subscribe to the […]

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Shop Cool Tools Scam

The site is a recent store on Shopify. They seem to advertise and sell cheap Chinese products like iPhone accessories via ads on Facebook. Their logo looks like this: Within the last two days we have received two letters from very angry customers who googled “Cool Tools” and wrote to us with their complaints. First letter: I recently ordered an […]

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Even an AI can speak in tongues. Weird religious utterances from Google Translate machine as it struggles to translate nonsense within obscure languages. https://t.co/ahwLXYhgu3

Even an AI can speak in tongues. Weird religious utterances from Google Translate machine as it struggles to translate nonsense within obscure languages. https://t.co/ahwLXYhgu3 — Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) July 20, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Even an AI can speak in tongues. Weird religious utterances from Google Translate machine as it struggles to translate nonsense within obscure languages. https://t.co/ahwLXYhgu3 — Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) […]

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Big Bang telescope finale marks end of an era in cosmology

Big Bang telescope finale marks end of an era in cosmology Big Bang telescope finale marks end of an era in cosmology, Published online: 20 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05788-5 With the end of Europe’s major Planck mission, researchers are moving to smaller projects studying different aspects of the cosmic microwave background. http://feeds.nature.com/nature/rss/current via https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05788-5

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Planned Community

French philosopher Charles Fourier promoted a self-contained utopian society he called the phalanstère, or “grand hotel.” Each building would be a four-story apartment complex with two wings, one for children and noisy activities and the other containing ballrooms and meeting halls. Tasks would be assigned based on each member’s interests and desires, with higher pay going to undesirable jobs. “In […]