sped back to santa cruz. fearlessness makes these islands. no sightings but hey maybe gaudy to gaudi encourages conservation for same egotism that led stalin to burn infinite lives defending his grad. strategically rename critically endangered for funding? iucn lists all six boobies least concern /s
will smith's immediate reaction to rock's joke, which had been laughter..every frame of the video sequence was pored over, as if it were the zapruder footage of the kennedy assassination
the online influencer's fear isn't negative reactions, but that 'engagement' drops
the most successful reaction video-makers have a likeable, innocent air; they listen in a spirit of wonder, not unlike a baby hearing something for the first time
theories of man-made climate change were widespread in the 18th century..the harvard minister samuel williams went round new england collecting plant specimens, plunging thermometers into deep-water wells and tracking the migratory patterns of birds, in order to confirm his theory that the arrival of christianity and industry on the continent had induced a more temperate climate - a view shared by benjamin franklin and thomas jefferson
noah's flood provided theologians with a model for attributing ecological catastrophe to human sin
what is whispered in the closet shall be proclaimed from the house-tops
the cossack takes everything that is loose
that is what we wish for you as well
for borges, forgiveness and vengeance were siblings because both make use of oblivion
machine-learning networks perform better when they are allowed to forget
we played out emotional elements of our memories over and over again, we bathed them with humor, bleaching out their bloody hue
tony judt's postwar (2005) argued that the brisk adoption of such a willed collective amnesia facilitated europe's astonishing recovery
the commemoration of ancient hurts: "we should erect a statue to amnesia and forget where we put it"
the office of financial sanctions implementation, part of the treasury, issued waivers to allow the london law firm discreet law to represent prigozhin. a man who is forbidden to enter the uk or hold a british bank account was given permission to harass a british journalist. the office of financial sanctions also signed off on the lawyers' hotel and flights to meet prigozhin in st petersburg
in those days that part of the world was called the santa clara valley. it goes by a different name today. may bradford shockley, who spent the latter part of her life as a rather good painter and who died in 1977 at the age of 97, is the reason silicon valley is where it is
the military are the only people who know how to fund research, because the military are the only people who really know how to waste money
the cold war was over; silicon valley had won
can we have a moment to inhabit the technological sublime? microchips are some of the most extraordinary objects humanity has ever made..the coronavirus is tiny, about a hundred billionths of a metre across, but it is a galumphing heifer of a beast compared to the smallest transistors being made in fab 18, which are half that size. tsmc is now talking about transistor nodes in terms of three billionths of a metre. that is so small that quantum effects, which happen mostly at the subatomic level, become relevant
for most of this century, china has spent more money on importing microchips than it has on importing oil
using tree rings as proxies for snowpack and summer soil moisture, scientists determined that this twenty-plus-year period [from 2000 to 2020] was the driest in the sierra nevada since 800 ce
recalibrate our perspective on the geologic past..deformed by "an overemphasis on dinosaurs"
most people have trouble telling a beech from a birch
the chronological complexity of an old-growth forest, where "one-quarter of the trees...will be triple or quadruple the median age, and one-one-hundredth will be ten or twenty times the median age"
the niagara escarpment
when his fiancee, felice bauer, suggests in a letter that she keep kafka company, he sends her a panicked reply: "one can never be alone enough when one writes...there can never be enough silence around when one writes...even night is not night enough"
"in 2008..turkey aligned itself with 88% of the eu's foreign-policy decisions and declarations. by 2016 that share had fallen by half to 44%. last year it was only 7%." countries can be lost. europe's leaders share the blame in this case: having promised turkey a future in the eu, they took that future away