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The Genre Artist

18/07/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

cobra libre : The Genre Artist - The Times Magazine on Jack Vance. #

Sous les pavés, le fleuve!

17/07/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

cobra libre : Sous les pavés, le fleuve! - Et la poésie est dans la rue. #

Shadowplay

17/07/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

cobra libre : Shadowplay - The Austin Chronicle talks to Manikin. #

Wikipedia: Singing Sand

16/07/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

cobra libre : Wikipedia: Singing Sand #

NYT: The History of the Gyro

16/07/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

cobra libre : NYT: The History of the Gyro - Chicago, gyro butcher for the world #

NYT: Vocal Minority Insists Apollo Program Was All Smoke and Mirrors

16/07/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

cobra libre : NYT: Vocal Minority Insists Apollo Program Was All Smoke and Mirrors - I no longer find conspiracy theorists entertaining. #

The public trusts scientists—but not their conclusions

14/07/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

cobra libre : The public trusts scientists—but not their conclusions - "About the only clear conclusion here is that a substantial fraction of the US public have no idea what's going on in the scientific community." #

Wikipedia: Kavka's toxin puzzle

13/07/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

cobra libre : Wikipedia: Kavka's toxin puzzle - "Kavka's toxin puzzle is a thought experiment about the possibility of forming an intention to perform an act which, following from reason, is an action one would not actually perform." #

Charles Babbage introduces his Difference Engine

10/07/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

cobra libre : Charles Babbage introduces his Difference Engine - With comments from Ada, Countess of Lovelace. #

(Test) Filtering in Tweetie for Mac

10/07/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

cobra libre : (Test) Filtering in Tweetie for Mac - Now you can hide goofy memes and hashtags. (chompy.net does this already.) #

COSBY BEBOP

8/07/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

cobra libre : COSBY BEBOP - zip zop zoopity bop [via#

No Father to His Style: The spiritual journey of Ol' Dirty Bastard

8/07/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

cobra libre : No Father to His Style: The spiritual journey of Ol' Dirty Bastard - "'Creation is original freshness related to God,' said Ol' Dirty Bastard. No, wait--it was St. Thomas Aquinas. Could have been ODB, though..." #

Neil deGrasse Tyson, auto-tuned

6/07/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

cobra libre : Neil deGrasse Tyson, auto-tuned #

Michael Jackson, book lover

6/07/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

cobra libre : Michael Jackson, book lover - "Extremely well-read" with a library of over 10,000 books. [via#

The Mumpsimus: 2046

4/07/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

cobra libre : The Mumpsimus: 2046 #

What do Programmers Feel About their Software?

1/07/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

joshua : What do Programmers Feel About their Software? - Affect and emotion analysis of open source commit messages, artistically visualized

cobra libre : What do programmers feel about their software? - "I've written a little program to find out. It works by extracting the comments from the source code and feeding them into Synesketch, a textual emotion recognition and visualization engine." [via#

NYT: The Ethics of Letterman's Palin Joke

30/06/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

cobra libre : NYT: The Ethics of Letterman's Palin Joke #

Kristof: It's Time to Learn From Frogs

30/06/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

cobra libre : Kristof: It's Time to Learn From Frogs - Today's most disappointing headline. #

Guitar Trio

29/06/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

cobra libre : Guitar Trio #

The Evolution of House Cats

29/06/2009 @ 06:00 UTC

cobra libre : The Evolution of House Cats - "This drift led to the emergence of the Korat, the Siamese, the Birman and other 'natural breeds,' which were described by Thai Buddhist monks in a book called the Tamara Maew (meaning 'Cat-Book Poems') that may date back to 1350." #

80s Sax Solos

26/06/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

cobra libre : 80s Sax Solos - Saxophone solos from 1980s pop music, scored and categorized. [via#

U.S. Patent 5255452: Method and means for creating anti-gravity illusion

26/06/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

cobra libre : U.S. Patent 5255452: Method and means for creating anti-gravity illusion - "A system for allowing a shoe wearer to lean forwardly beyond his center of gravity by virtue of wearing a specially designed pair of shoes which will engage with a hitch member movably projectable through a stage surface." #

Dictionary of the History of Ideas

25/06/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

cobra libre : Dictionary of the History of Ideas - "The Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Studies of Selected Pivotal Ideas, edited by Philip P. Wiener, was published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, in 1973-74... However, the DHI has been out of print for many years. Aware of the new potential off #

FiveThirtyEight: George F. Will Admits Public Option Will Cut Costs

24/06/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

cobra libre : FiveThirtyEight: George F. Will Admits Public Option Will Cut Costs - "What Will's position reflects instead is ideology: who cares that the federal government could build a better mousetrap? They're the government and that's bad. His argument is really no more sophisticated than that." #

deusx : FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: George F. Will Admits Public Option Will Cut Costs - "Will's argument is apparently this: The government does not need to make a profit and will have greater leverage with providers; therefore it will deliver the same service for less money. That's unfair! Is this really the best argument th

jcgregorio : FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: George F. Will Admits Public Option Will Cut Costs - Excellent writeup.

Wandering Rocks: A Summer of Ulysses

18/06/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

cobra libre : Wandering Rocks: A Summer of Ulysses - An online Joyce reading group. Sample: "In perhaps the biggest 'wah-wah' moment in western literature, after Dedalus' dramatic resolution to leave Dublin at the end of Portrait to go to Paris to become a famous writer, we find him back in Dublin at the be #

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