Transplanted cornea in use for record 123 years →
streue: “He had a cornea transplanted into his right eye in 1958 from the body of an elderly man who was born in June 1885. The operation was carried out at Namsos Hospital, mid-Norway”. This is so cool. Fully Doctorowian.
The tiny toy cars’ parent company, Mattel, now has a market capitalization that...– Hot Wheels Cars Are a Toy Craze Again | Newsweek (via gtmcknight) Oh the irony.
Idolator: The BoingBoing Effect →
tristanjay7: barthel: The more academic version: audiences that flock to a site for its value-neutral content pick up a comorbid ideology and may or may not be actually backed up by the content being posted. This applies pretty strongly to Tumblr. *stores away the phrase “comorbid ideology” for future use in grad school* FTW
Firefox Plug-In Lets You Try Chinese Censorship
A new Firefox plug-in called the China Channel Firefox Add-on lets you experience THE GREAT FIREWALL OF CHINA. It’s not a simulation. The plug-in actually re-routes your packets through a Chinese IP address, so you’re actually being censored by the Chinese government. Here comes the VIDEO. via therawfeed
'Times' Op-Ed Pages Hires Bono →
roamin: Fresh Intelligence/ Radar Online “Like Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter before him, New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal sees something special in a certain teensy Gaelic man who refuses to remove his sunglasses. That’s right, the Timesman announced last night his first acquisition for the paper’s Op-Ed pages for 2009: Bono. Yep, Bono. The activist-creator of Zoo TV...
The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the...– Unnecessary Knowledge (via streue)
streue: In a study of men’s reactions to cars, Daimler-Chrysler has found that sportier models activate the brain’s reward centers — the same areas that light up in response to alcohol and drugs — as well as activating the area in the brain that recognizes faces, which may explain people’s tendency to anthropomorphize their cars. How thoughtful of Daimler-Chrysler.
Urban parrots →
guy: inhabit New Orleans, Brooklyn, and other cities. Most likely they are released or escaped pets, but they seem to be doing OK and creating little communities for themselves. Somewhat related is this video about gangs of feral hogs invading the south. This is exactly the crazy-true we sci-fi authors hope for.
Richard Marcus: E-Book Review "Down And Out In The... →
“Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom is a well crafted and executed piece of social satire that reminds us that life isn’t and shouldn’t become a popularity contest.”
enormous powers of access to information that technology has been given the...– Sir Ken Macdonald The Director of Public Prosecutions | Article
India has successfully launched its first mission... →
One nation builds military missiles, another exploratory rockets, the difference? Democracy.
..companies that make such things as high-tech devices and mountain bikes will...– Professor Eric von Hippel | article
Libraries and Museums in "Second Life" →
(via angelacw) Signal the race for virtual space?
Literature Map : Cory Doctorow →
Enter an author and it helps you find related authors. Herman Melville = Nathaniel Hawthorne, Soren Kierkegaard, William James and so forth.
I implanted a RFID chip in my hand. I injected the chip myself from supplies...– Boing Boing (via jerry)
We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it....– George Orwell, 1984
Rigid television screens, bulky laptops and still image posters are to be a...– Cereal Boxes that is what the world needs.. | Full Story