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Thursday, 8 February 2018

John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018

quote [ With a broken heart I have to announce that EFF's founder, visionary, and our ongoing inspiration, John Perry Barlow, passed away quietly in his sleep this morning. We will miss Barlow and his wisdom for decades to come, and he will always be an integral part of EFF. It is no exaggeration to say... ]

An amazing man. I had the pleasure of meeting him—truly inspiring.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+7 Sad]
[by Bob Denver@12:13amGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Warren Miller, the ski bum whose films made him king of the slopes, dies at 93

quote [ Warren Miller, a veteran moviemaker whose annual ski films heralded the start of a new season for millions of fans for more than six decades, has died ]

And the hits just keep rolling on...

[SFW] [obituaries] [+6 Informative]
[by Bob Denver@9:46pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88

quote [ Ms. Le Guin brought literary elegance and a feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy tales, drawing millions of readers around the world. ]

It's the times...we are losing the greats. RIP

[SFW] [obituaries] [+10 Informative]
[by Bob Denver@1:07amGMT] [10 comments]

Robert Guillaume, Star of ‘Benson,’ Dies at 89

quote [ Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, best known as the title character in the TV sitcom “Benson,” died Tuesday. He was 89. His wife Donna Brown Guillaume told the Associated Press he died at … ]

And another one passes... (Full article in extended)

[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Sad]
[by Bob Denver@11:18pmGMT] [8 comments]

Saturday, 21 October 2017

French Court Sides With Artist Who Exhibited Her Vagina at the Louvre, Deeming It Non-Sexual

quote [ Deborah De Robertis has been cleared of charges of sexual exhibitionism, but ordered to undertake 35 hours of community service for assault. ]

A bit more literal than say, Georgia O'Keefe...
There are some manifestations of art that i just don't get.
[NSFW] [art] [+4 Interesting]
[by Bob Denver@9:43pmGMT] [12 comments]



Saturday, 16 September 2017

Cassini: The Grand Finale: Latest Status

quote [ Cassini has completed its mission at Saturn. As predicted, the spacecraft lost contact with Earth at 4:55 a.m. PDT (7:55 a.m. EDT). ]

I'm reminded of the ST: Voyager episode where the ship was trapped in the gravity well of a planet with accelerated time. The character played by Daniel Dae Kim has grown up with Voyager being a part of the night sky and is watching when the ship leaves. The wistful sadness portrayed by the actor is sort of how I feel...
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 laz0r]
[by Bob Denver@12:13amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 1 September 2017

Patient Plays Saxophone While Surgeons Remove Brain Tumor

quote [ Music is not only a major part of Dan Fabbio’s life, as a music teacher it is his livelihood. So when doctors discovered a tumor located in the part of his brain responsible for music function, he began a long journey that involved a team of physicians, scientists, and a music professor and culminated with him awake and playing a saxophone as surgeons operated on his brain. ]

Wilder Penfield started with touching parts of the brain and triggering memories. Now, having surgeons consult a music theorist while the patient plays open skulled is pretty mind-boggling!
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by Bob Denver@3:57amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 25 August 2017

China Bans Too-Long, Too-Weird Company Names

quote [ The new rules will curb outlandish company names, according to a report by Legal Daily that referenced the famous example of a condom company from northern China. Called “Uncle Niu” for short, its full name is... ]

Looks like China had a similar problem to the UK...the latter with people running for Parliament under long, strange names (c.f. Monty Python—Kevin Lim Bim Bim Biscuit Olay Biscuit-Barrel :Silly Party)
[SFW] [business] [+1 Interesting]
[by Bob Denver@8:47pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 17 July 2017

Just How Big Is The Larsen C Iceberg?

quote [ It's hard to imagine the Larsen C iceberg. These images help make it clear how massive it is...
With an area the size of Delaware and a volume of 277 cubic miles, its measurements boggle the mind. ]

That's a lot of ice cubes. I need a whisky.
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by Bob Denver@5:02amGMT] [14 comments]

Martin Landau, Oscar-winning actor, dead at 89

quote [ Martin Landau, a star of the 1960s television series Mission: Impossible who made a late-career comeback with an Academy Award-winning performance in the 1994 film Ed Wood, died on Saturday at age 89, his publicist says. ]

I remember him from Space:1999 and Mission Impossible as well as his movies. 2017 is the spawn of 2016...
[SFW] [obituaries] [+2 Informative]
[by Bob Denver@4:46amGMT] [3 comments]



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