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What is remarkable is not the content per se, but the fact that I used the ellilpsis in the center of the citation to pass over 53 pages of text - all of it one single sentence.  I once estimated that the sentence comprises about 17,500 words.  One might consider this creation to be a whimsy or a conceit by someone just playing with words, but in my view it is a sort of prose poem by a superbly skilled writer who loves the craft of language.

18,537 words, actually…in one sentence. Inconceivable. 
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And it's worthy of note that the blogger used the word “comprises” correctly. ;^)
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Double rainbow, man…
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wow!!
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Found Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division with Shazam, have a listen:

At Fred Meyer? Really. 
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A million years ago at a startup where I worked, our product was contextual search: instead of using keywords, you seeded the search with a piece of text, a web page in our case, and the search query would return similar pages. It was based on some kind multi-dimensional math that distilled the document into some numeric value then searched on that. 

It occured to me that if you could do that with any text, if you could assign a numeric value to clusters of keywords for subject matter, assess content length and readability/complexity, you could create a new kind of search index for books and articles that would transcend genres. You could, as one commenter on the original says, find a book mentioned somewhere, look up the numeric code and then query that to find more alt history books set 50 years after a different outcome to WWII where the Nazis are the Cold War opponent to the US. 

Still seems like a good idea but its beyond my skill to even describe it properly, let alone build it. 
 
What the hey? For decades the Atlantic and Harpers would alternate laying down horrific attacks on SF. Did we slip universes?  See: "The Underrated, Universal Appeal of Science Fiction,
Why do so many readers still look down on the genre of Orwell and Atwood?"  by Chris Beckett

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/04/the-underrated-universal-appeal-of-science-fiction/360627/
Why do so many readers still look down on the genre of Orwell and Atwood?
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Just came across the playlist. This is the real thing. Legend has it that when Sonny Curtis (one of Buddy Holly's bandmates in the Crickets and the man who wrote it) got hold of a copy of this version, he kept dropping the needle at the beginning as soon as it was done. 
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yes, +Andrea Krpelanová !!!!!
(Paul has a thing for the Clash ;)!
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In camera panorama. You can barely see the second larger bow.

Intense spring squall just before, putting lots of moisture in the air, and the time of day was right with a low solar angle. Never seen one this bright. You could make out the color bands easily. 
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It hung around awhile, thank goodness. The other picture in my stream shows the intensity of colors a lot better. 
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Babies aren't capable of fake laughter, that's the real deal. 
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sweet. great table... looks like they need it.
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced today that a 19-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly taking advantage of the Heartbleed bug to steal tax information from a government website. He is believed to have compromised some 900 social insurance numbers (Canada’s equivalent of Social Security numbers).

Drip. Drip. Drip…
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced today that a 19-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly taking advantage of the Heartbleed bug to steal tax information from a government website. H...
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Brilliant!  Attempt this hacking exploit when the entire world's IT manager's and staff are on high alert to this very thing...
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Physics, for the win. An axe is already a splitting wedge with a handle but this guy has taken it a step further. A lighter, safer tool that gets more done in less time? Genius.

http://www.vipukirves.fi/english/description.htm

via: http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/gpcwqDeTqB0/story01.htm
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Thoughtful piece from a +Talking Points Memo reader: 

I know from my personal experience that people with strong racial and other biases are unlikely to admit those biases even to themselves. I grew up in a Republican family. My parents voted the straight Republican ticket in every election. They never espoused hatred toward blacks, hispanics, Jews, or any other group.
My mother did have strong anti-Catholic feelings that she expressed frequently. She never explained the source of her antipathy toward Catholics. My father would never have done anything overt to deny rights or dignity to another person. But I knew my parents for over fifty years. And I can tell you that they were deeply prejudiced against blacks, hispanics, Asians, Jews, and Catholics.

Read the whole thing: you probably know people who fit this description…
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