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OK +Erik Monti , this is insane.
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That was heavenly! It looks like it took some time to figure out the drop in. the first two drop ins looked way too sketchy to pull off. It's a good thing they get beat up from those epic falls.

Going off the back spine of Cerro Teta at Chapelco (SMA, Argentina) felt almost as steep as some of the later drop ins. On a sunny powder day the it feels like 5 minutes of heaven. 
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Told ya, +Tom Burke , investment opportunities in Harlem.
Tiger parents, whose fierce encouragement of their children’s educational endeavour aims to equip them for the jungle of professional life, need few excuses to intervene in the lives of their young protégés. But increasingly, the chances of
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Always wise to read Gladwell skeptically, but the autism theory is intriguing.
In the years since Columbine, school shootings changed; they became ritualized. Credit Illustration by Oliver Munday
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Times were different only 50 years ago when most kids had pressure enough to keep busy doing things structured by people other than themselves.

Boys, we are more worried about the boys, aren't we?   They seem more dangerous.   

When you aren't needed and your family gives you great freedom, there are chances you can reach the highest heights of human achievement but there are also chances you will go on your own path, maybe serving no one but your whims.

Robots will bring us more of this.  The wealthier we get, the more we will get of this.

But, the percentages of children that go down such a destructive path are trivial.   The big eye of "breaking news" blows them way up and out of proportion -- and I suspect news of the last event feeds some young men's mind with more advanced evil inspiration.

There was a time when outlandish, radical, crazy activity would be covered up and the news on it would be far less satisfying to our curiosity.  I can't figure out if that was better -- though I'm still hanging with openness.....
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Some of that Harvard flavor for you, +Tom Burke 
Looking into my own spoon when I am finished, I consider all I have just read, what I have just eaten. Relatable, realistic, precise.
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Rideedge +Erik Monti 
This Google Glass app offers augmented reality for cyclists, with visual updates about rides and calls without taking your hands off the handlebars.
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I made some videos snowboarding with google glass. It has potential but it was cumbersome to operate smoothly for snowboarding. It needed a better interface and faster CPU. I haven't tried it with version 2.
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Cargo cult brain.
This is a guest post by a neuroscientist who may or may not be a graduate student somewhere in Massachusetts. You asked me about the Human Brain Project. Well, there is only one way to properly add...
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Tiger mother strikes back, +Tom Burke 
MICHAEL WANG, a young Californian, came second in his class of 1,002 students; his ACT score was 36, the maximum possible; he sang at Barack Obama’s inauguration;...
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A funny riff on Lucretius and Lovecraft, +Tom Burke 
Attention conservation notice: A ponderous, scholastic joke, which could only hope to be amusing to those who combine a geeky enthusiasm for over-written horror stories from the early 20th century with nerdy enthusiasm for truly ancient books. I wish to draw attention to certain parallels ...
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An interesting way to describe our visual perception: "all normal sensory perception in humans is hallucinations constrained by sensory input"
What do Google's trippy neural network-generated images tell us about the human mind?
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Sounds like, the same way rumors fill in the gaps of what is known by the "facts" coming in.   You get a sense of this as your eyes get worse or better and you can still function with either memory and the remaining senses or by prospecting with the limited senses you have.
 
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