Rise of the Facebook-Killers On a cold Friday evening in February two years ago, with a historic blizzard bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard, a small crowd of people bundled into a New York University lecture hall to hear a talk that would become something of a legend, a shot heard 'round the Internet. The speaker of the evening was Eben Moglen, a professor at Columbia Law School and the founder of the Software Freedom Law Center. A stocky man with a white beard, glasses, and a high, nasal voice, Moglen spoke casually and rocked back and forth on his heels as he turned to make eye contact with his audience. "So, of course, I didn't have any date tonight," Moglen began, deadpan. "Everybody knows that. My calendar's on the Web.
Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins Abandoned Places | We humans are explorers by nature. The quest for discovery, both old and new, is part of what separates us from rest of the animal kingdom. Since the world we live in has been largely mapped and plotted, we urban adventurers turn our sights toward the relics of old and the ruins of the recent past. At the gym: who is looking at whom All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2014 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2014 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal.
GeekMusic Upload Subscription preferences Loading... Working... Liastnir ► Play all Double-Blind Violin Test: Can You Pick The Strad? : Deceptive Cadence hide captionIn a double-blind test by professional violinists, most couldn't determine — by sound alone — which violin was an original Stradivarius and which was a modern instrument. Above, a 1729 Stradivari known as the "Solomon, Ex-Lambert." Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images In a double-blind test by professional violinists, most couldn't determine — by sound alone — which violin was an original Stradivarius and which was a modern instrument. Is Facebook really doomed to die? There is no reason for Facebook to do all that. The users are the product, not the customer. BTW killing the requests for gold is dead easy.
Human bones take part in an artistic project against violence The skeleton bones you see in these pictures are real human bones, believe it or not. Francois Robert purchased some old metal lockers several years ago at an auction, and one of the lockers contained real human bones, so he figured out that he had to use them in some way. The result was to make different shapes that are 6 feet wide by using the bones – a project he called “Stop the Violence” that will make others aware of the violence caused by wars. The shapes are mostly inspired by war and ideologies, and they are everything from guns and bombs to the signs of the different religions. The shapes look really clean and neat because the white bones are in a great contrast to the black background.
Your Daily Life in GIFs (4.16.12) It’s time once again to take another look in the animated mirror! Special thanks to Jonotron for submitting this first one. When everyone laughs at a joke you don’t get: When someone offers a witty insight: Computer Science: Free Courses Advertisement Get free Computer Science courses online from the world's leading universities. You can download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player. For more online courses, visit our complete collection, 1,250 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Advanced Algorithms - Free Online Video - Jelani Nelson, HarvardAdvanced Data Structures - Free Online Video - Free Course Info & Video - Erik Demaine, MITAdvanced Operating Systems Structures and Implementation - Free Online Video - John Kubiatowicz, UC BerkeleyAlgorithm Design and Analysis - Free iTunes Video - Free Online Video - Dan Gusfield, UC DavisAlgorithms for Big Data - Free Online Video - Multiple professors, HarvardAlgorithmic Lower Bounds: Fun with Hardness Proofs - Free iTunes Video - Free Online Video + Course Info - Free Online Video - Erik Demaine, MITAndroid Development - Free Online Audio - David Fisher, UC BerkeleyArtificial Intelligence - Free Online Course - Patrick Winston, MIT
Kids Turn White Room into Explosion of Color Jan 7, 2012 The Obliteration Room 2011 revisits the popular interactive children’s project developed by Yayoi Kusama for the Queensland Art Gallery’s ‘APT 2002: Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’. In this reworked and enlarged installation, an Australian domestic environment is recreated in the gallery space, complete with locally sourced furniture and ornamentation, all of which has been painted completely white. While this may suggest an everyday topography drained of all colour and specificity, it also functions as a blank canvas to be invigorated — or, in Kusama’s vocabulary, ‘obliterated’ — through the application, to every available surface, of brightly coloured stickers in the shape of dots. As with many of Kusama’s installations, the work is disarmingly simple in its elemental composition; however, it brilliantly exploits the framework of its presentation.
World's Fastest-Growing Facebook App Will Scare the Crap Out of You I became forever terrified upon discovering "Take This Lollipop," an interactive video that launched two weeks before Halloween, yet still continues to haunt millions on the Internet. After giving the application permission to access my information (something my generation often doesn't think twice about), a blue lollipop appears on the screen with a razor in the middle. Slightly concerned, but mostly intrigued, I click the piece of candy. Let's take a tour of the video. As of this morning, "Take This Lollipop" has been liked by 9,976,146 people, making it the fastest-growing Facebook application ever — a result the video's creator never expected.