tomorrow yesterday

Today re-imagined for yesterday

meanwhile in Japan

day and night

more Pixar magic

economic realities

From the always brilliant Political Irony

say hello to your new silicon overlords, on a game show near you

From The New York Times
By the end of the day, the seven human contestants were impressed, and even slightly unnerved, by Watson. Several made references to Skynet, the computer system in the “Terminator” movies that achieves consciousness and decides humanity should be destroyed. “My husband and I talked about what my role in this [...]


As Sydney’s elites haggle endlessly over exactly how tall an awful building is going to be down in the new Darling harbour, or as they refer to it, Bangaroo, why not have a peek at what infrastructure looks like in a sophisticated, creative society, like Sweden.  The above pics are part of a series which you [...]

the speed of light

This was so good I watched it pretty well, the whole way through, only checking my email once….(keep your eye out for the goose at the end)

when a nightmare scenario looks like the best outcome

Being the wildly paranoid old hippy that I am, I’ve been a long time reader of the Oil Drum, a very interesting site providing a survey of the geo-political situations surrounding the first world’s reliance on oil.  The current happenings in the Gulf of Mexico can be seen as an inevitable outcome of the pressures [...]

for the money

The erratic, yet brilliant Martin Amis, looks at porn and what he finds, isn’t pretty.  Not for the faint hearted – from The Guardian
There are, at present, two types of mainstream American pornography: Features and Gonzo. Features are sex films with some sort of claim to the ordinary narrative: characterisation, storyline. “We don’t just show you [...]

an ideal employee

From The Atlantic
NOT LONG AGO I was offered work as a quality-control expert with an American company in China I’d never heard of. No experience necessary—which was good, because I had none. I’d be paid $1,000 for a week, put up in a fancy hotel, and wined and dined in Dongying, an industrial city [...]

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