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From birth, we've been inundated with one-sentence messages that are meant to be quick fixes for virtually any problem. You find them everywhere: songs, sitcoms, movies, novels. Pour enough beer into the biggest badass in the bar, and you'll find him hugging random strangers and spouting off generic "Be true to yourself" type advice and thinking he's a modern day Gandhi. That's not saying that the advice he's giving is necessarily wrong -- we've just been hammered with it for so long that we sort of just accept it as absolute gospel. The 6 Most Quoted Pieces of Advice (That Are Usually Wrong)
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A One Man Mobile Studio At Burning Man When acclaimed studio photographer Eric Schwabel goes to Burning Man he doesn’t leave his passion behind. In 2010 he took a clever hand built “light suit” to the massive festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and captured the plethora of beautiful, colorful revelers in engaging detail. Below we catch up with Schwabel for an exclusive interview about his experiences on the dusty playa. See Also SCOTT LONDON CAPTURES THE MAGIC OF BURNING MAN For more on the Burning Man festival see burningman.com (be sure to check out their Survival Guide). See more of Eric Schwabel’s portraits, including many famous individuals, at schwabelstudio.com.
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Culture jamming Culture jamming (name coined in 1984) is a tactic used by many anti-consumerist social movements to disrupt or subvert media culture and its mainstream cultural institutions, including corporate advertising. It purports to "expose the methods of domination" of mass society to foster progressive change. Culture jamming is a form of subvertising. Many culture jams are intended to expose apparently questionable political assumptions behind commercial culture. Common tactics include re-figuring logos, fashion statements, and product images as a means to challenge the idea of "what's cool" along with assumptions about the personal freedoms of consumption.
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Olmec jadeite mask 1000–600 BCE The Olmec were the first major civilization in Mexico. They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the modern-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco. Olmec
Doctor (Doctor Who) "The Doctor" is not the character's true name, which has been left unrevealed. He adopts it as an alias for reasons undisclosed in the series itself, although there is an implied danger and secrecy to his true name. Spin-off media offers the explanation that his true name is unproncounceable by humans.
Rick Smolan tells the story of a girl
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Get anyone to like you – Instantly – Guaranteed Get anyone to like you - Instantly - Guaranteed If you want people to like you, make them feel good about themselves. This golden rule of friendship works every time - guaranteed! The principle is straightforward. If I meet you and make you feel good about yourself, you will like me and seek every opportunity to see me again to reconstitute the same good feeling you felt the first time we met.
Go (game) The two players alternately place black and white playing pieces, called "stones", on the vacant intersections (called "points") of a grid of 19×19 lines (beginners often play on smaller 9×9 and 13×13 boards). The object of the game is to use one's stones to surround a larger total area of the board than the opponent. Once placed on the board, stones may not be moved, but stones are removed from the board if captured; this is done by surrounding an opposing stone or group of stones by occupying all orthogonally-adjacent points. Players continue in this fashion until neither player wishes to make another move; the game has no set ending conditions. When a game concludes, the controlled points (territory) are counted along with captured stones to determine who has more points. Games may also be won by resignation. Go originated in ancient China.
How did life originate? How did life originate? Living things (even ancient organisms like bacteria) are enormously complex. However, all this complexity did not leap fully-formed from the primordial soup. Instead life almost certainly originated in a series of small steps, each building upon the complexity that evolved previously: Simple organic molecules were formed.
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Jesus Christ in comparative mythology The study of Jesus Christ in comparative mythology is the examination of the narratives of the life of Jesus in the Christian gospels, traditions and theology, as it relates to Christian mythology and other religions. For over a century, various authors have drawn a number of parallels between the Christian views of Jesus and other religious or mythical domains. These include Greco-Roman mysteries, ancient Egyptian myths and more general analogies involving cross-cultural patterns of dying and rising gods in the context of Christ myth theory. While some scholars continue to support these analogies, others contend that the perceived similarities are often without historical basis, that first century monotheistic Galilean Jews would not have been open to pagan myths, and claim that the analogies are usually based on parallelomania, exaggerating the importance of trifling resemblances. Comparative mythology Overview
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Propaganda and Disinformation: Videotapes in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley Documentaries About Propaganda Are We Winning, Mommy? An examination of the historical roots of the Cold War and its effects on American life.
For the Win, by Cory Doctorow Cory Doctorow email@example.com Last updated Nov 20, 2012 This book is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license. That means: You are free:
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This is a timeline of events in the history of file sharing. Before 1970s 1970s 8-inch floppy disk drive compared in size to 3.5" floppy disk of 1984 1980s Most file sharing in this era was done by modem over landline telephone, at speeds from 300 to 9600 bits per second. Timeline of file sharing
Artificial intelligence in fiction There is no security against the ultimate development of mechanical consciousness, in the fact of machines possessing little consciousness now. A mollusc has not much consciousness. Reflect upon the extraordinary advance which machines have made during the last few hundred years, and note how slowly the animal and vegetable kingdoms are advancing. The more highly organized machines are creatures not so much of yesterday, as of the last five minutes, so to speak, in comparison with past time.
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If Super Mario Bros. Was Made in 2010