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The proliferation of apps and gurus promising to help manage even the most basic tasks of simple existence—the “quantified self” movement does life hacking one better, turning the simple act of breathing or sleeping into something to be measured and refined—suggests that merely getting through the day has become, for many white-collar professionals, a set of problems to solve and systems to optimize. Being alive is easier, it turns out, if you treat it like a job.
The Secret History of Life-Hacking of the Cult of Self-Optimization - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society
Apr 24, 2014
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That’s not the kind of fiction that I write. Tolkien was not that. The scouring of the Shire proved that. Frodo’s sadness — that was a bittersweet ending, which to my mind was far more powerful than the ending of Star Wars, where all the happy Ewoks are jumping around, and the ghosts of all the dead people appear, waving happily [laughs].
'Game of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview | Movies News | Rolling Stone
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kidmograph:

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What’s fiona? An acronym, perhaps. Functional… Internet-Oriented… Native… Application? File I/O Network Access?
The Kindle wink — The Message — Medium
Apr 24, 2014
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Designed for the future: Leica’s new camera borrows from Audi and Apple The traditionalist camera maker moves into the modern world of photography with a bold new design

Designed for the future: Leica’s new camera borrows from Audi and Apple
The traditionalist camera maker moves into the modern world of photography with a bold new design

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Something strange in the neighborhood: ‘Ghostbusters’ fan art invades New York City
Traveling exhibit celebrates the 30th anniversary of a sci-fi classic

Something strange in the neighborhood: ‘Ghostbusters’ fan art invades New York City
Traveling exhibit celebrates the 30th anniversary of a sci-fi classic

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The government is too afraid to say it, but the internet is a utility. The data that flows to your home is just like water and electricity: it’s not a luxury or an option in 2014. The FCC’s original Open Internet rules failed precisely because it was too timid to say that out loud, and instead erected rules on a sketchy legal sinkhole that was destined to fail. As the WSJ reports, the FCC has once again decided against reclassifying broadband as a public utility. To declare the internet a public utility would go against the wishes of companies like Comcast and AT&T, which don’t want to be dumb pipes. It’s more lucrative to be cunning.
It’s time for the FCC to stand up for Americans instead of ruining the internet
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sonky:

When X-Files is more realistic than modern crime shows.

sonky:

When X-Files is more realistic than modern crime shows.

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scottlava:

“There isn’t enough life on this ice cube to fill a space cruiser.”
HOTH WEEK: Day 1 of 4

scottlava:

There isn’t enough life on this ice cube to fill a space cruiser.”

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