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"@BEAUTIFULPlCS: Mirador del Volcán, Chile pic.twitter.com/BHRhOie9ZZ" EARTH is a living, breathing, volital energy, exactly akin to humanity. Warren Weaver. 2h2 hours ago. Warren Weaver @fabginger13. @BEAUTIFULPlCS @patswarrior holy crap that's amazing. Sorry, Twitter is taking too long to ...
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Hey, Lemmy was in ... uh ... Airheads.
The Berlin International Film Festival is to pay tribute to David Bowie and Alan Rickman with special screenings later this month.
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For viewers of a certain age.
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An interview with Tesla when he was 68 years old.

""From the inception of the wireless system," he says, "I saw that this new art of applied electricity would be of greater benefit to the human race than any other scientific discovery, for it virtually eliminates distance. The majority of the ills from which humanity suffers are due to the immense extent of the terrestrial globe and the inability of individuals and nations to come into close contact. "Wireless will achieve the closer contact through transmission of intelligence, transport of our bodies and materials and conveyance of energy."

""When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket."

""We shall be able to witness and hear events--the inauguration of a President, the playing of a world series game, the havoc of an earthquake or the terror of a battle--just as though we were present."
WHEN WOMAN IS BOSS, an interview with Nikola Tesla by John B. Kennedy.
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Sad to hear, but it had to happen at some point. He had a good run, and gave many smiles.
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TIL, Long Island is not an island. It is part of the mainland.

"The federal government and states couldn’t agree who controlled the Long Island and Block Island sounds. The states wanted control to regulate shipping and commerce on the sounds. The key to the case was if Long Island was, for legal purposes, an extension of the mainland or an island. If it were simply an extension of the mainland as the states argued, then under law the sounds are inland bays controlled by the states. If it were an island for legal purposes, then the sounds would be considered open waters under federal control. In the end the court ruled in favor of the states. The Court came to this decision by determining that the East River, which separates Long Island from the mainland, was too shallow for safe ship passage until humans widened it. Therefore, Long Island is not a natural island."
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TIL the courts get to decide what is and isn't an island. 
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Slow West is not good. It doesn't have a terrible idea at the core, but it's almost always unintentionally utterly ridiculous. During one climactic scene, one particular metaphor is shown happening so literally that I could not imagine any intended reaction other than incredulous guffaws. At less than an hour and a half it's not slow. There are individual memorable moments, many more bad ones than good ones. The cast are better than their parts. Let's hope they get to make a worthwhile western someday.
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Grace Hopper's bio will be well-known to many in the field, but this is a nice 15 minute primer.
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Please let falconry become the new hot job.
 
Dutch police are testing Birds of Prey to see how good they are at catching illegal drones.
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Also noticing a lot of people who don't know what an eagle's talons are like in the original post's comments. Odds are good that if it were to grab a running prop, the prop, not the bird, would get hurt.
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Paul Rudd, Stephen Hawking, and Bill & Ted explain quantum.
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World of Tomorrow is a short film that packs more ideas into its 17 minutes than many scifi films play with their entire duration. It's rapid-fire idea-cannon was reminiscent of some of Grant Morrison's stories in that way. A descendant of a little girl travels back in time to contact her a four-year-old version of one of her ancestors and the dialogue takes off from there. The little girl's disinterest and scattershot attention in the face of the amazing, heartbreaking, and disturbing revelations about the future is utterly believable, since they recorded a real little girl and then incorporated some of her responses into the animation. In looking up the creator, Don Hertzfeldt, I saw he had done one of the especially memorable Simpsons couch gags where Homer travels into a surreal future[1]. The short deserves its Oscar nomination. Check it out if you have Netflix.

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m78gYyTrG7Y
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I had heard high praise for Wolf Hall, and it does deserve it. At the same time the story of Henry VIII's wives is well-trod ground. Mark Rylance plays an inscrutable Thomas Cromwell with a quiet menacing gaze throughout. I don't think I've seen the story with that particular character in the central role before, but overall it wasn't so different that I'd go out of my way to recommend hunting it down. I can't fault the production as it all looked quite good, in contrast to a few other such period pieces I've watched recently, like The White Queen.
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Wolf Hall is, hands-down, the best historical novel I have ever had the fortune to read - and I've read a lot. It reminds me of Alan Garner in the fluidity of speech and the cryptic references to "common knowledge" .... that is: a) no pontificating, overly erudite speech asides that are the insertion of historical fact into the text and b) despite the fact you know what will happen, it's still a real roller-coaster and you are surprised as if you were a contemporary living through the era.That - plus I can't tell you how many really interesting things I learnt. It's so beautifully written - so fascinating. I am the richer for having read it. Hence - nope, cannot agree that just because others have covered the same era it's not worth writing about. That said - all that amazing prose just can't translate adequately into film - it just can't. Do go read the book though. 
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