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I have never visualized anything in my entire life. I can’t “see” my father’s face or a bouncing blue ball, my childhood bedroom or the run I went on ten minutes ago. I thought “counting sheep” was a metaphor. I’m 30 years old and I never knew a human could do any of this. And it is blowing my goddamned mind.
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This is not a joke. It is not “blowing my mind” a la BuzzFeed's “8 Things You Won't Believe About Tarantulas.” It is, I think, as close to an honest-to-goodness revelation as I will ever live in the flesh. Here it is: You can visualize things in your mind. If I tell you to imagine a beach, ...
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I TA'ed for RWF in the early 80's.  An interesting guy.  It would be impossible now to do what he did.  He was very bright, AND there was a lot of low-hanging fruit at the time he came up.  Knuth, on the other hand, would be successful at any time and place.

It's a classic bit of Floyd work.  A beautiful, standalone sort of setpiece.
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Here were tech-minded futurists, seers from non-religious worlds, who nonetheless believed that humans would become as powerful as gods—whether via bionic limbs, alterations in our DNA, or computer-assisted superintelligence. Perhaps, some members of the M.T.A. thought, transhumanism offered a sort of technical explanation for the Millennium, the period after the Second Coming of Christ, when humankind has eradicated death and disease and poverty.
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Can the Mormon transhumanist movement reconcile technological progress with religious prophecy? Credit Illustration by Jon Han
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Combining two proven technologies could turn the dirtiest coal plants into climate-saving terraforming machines.
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In fairness to the Internet, Outside has been failing to deliver worthwhile experiences. Nearly a decade ago I moved to the city so I could go do things; but since then, more and more of what I always wanted has been possible without it. I find myself wanting to decamp to Mendocino or Humboldt County to soak up cheaper real estate and wander open spaces now that I can get all the civilization I want by turning on my phone.
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It looks like candidates will campaign heavily in California since no one on the Republican side can lock up the nomination without it. A lot of people are excited. Since California is one of the last states, it rarely matters to the results. 

We should change that.

Sadly, we can hold neither the first primary nor the first caucus. The first two states have clauses in their constitutions which automatically reschedule their nominating contests. While it might be fun to force Iowa or New Hampshire to schedule their contest before the beginning of time, Nobelists with the University of California warn that it's a dangerous proposition.

Fine.

California will just hold "The Big One", a unique three-week nominating contest with no holds barred, no privacy, and no quitting.

Week one will begin in sunny Los Angeles, California with a grueling gauntlet of game shows. Candidates must show their knowledge of Federal programs in a special edition of The Price Is Right, general trivia mastery on Jeopardy!, compete in an epic rap battle, and vie to become America's Next Top Candidate. Throughout this, and all the other contests, the candidates will be subject to the whims of you, the voting public. Enter your vote at any time, change your vote at any time! In every competition there will be chances to win immunity, gain bonus delegates, and obtain one of the three coveted Vote Thief Medallions.

For week two, it's the physical competition. In stunning Santa Monica, the candidates will face off in a beach volleyball showdown before mounting bikes and riding north. In world-famous Malibu, they will compete in a surfing competition before speeding off into the mountains. Somewhere in the Transverse Ranges they will complete an obstacle course designed by California firefighters to ensure they are physically capable of dealing with any emergency. Then it's down into the Central Valley where they must work a farm from dawn to dusk.

The candidates will now pull into the heart of tech country for the mental challenge. Here they will be paired up and placed in an intensive coding bootcamp, working 'round the clock to build a product. At the end of the week, they will gather to present their proposals to a room of California's most skeptical tech voters. Once more, you, the voting public, will be able to signal your favorites and even submit video questions, criticisms, or general trolling to the candidates as they sweat it out in The Demon Round.

Finally, the candidates will gather at the San Andreas Fault where The Big One will be announced. It is at this moment that candidates will be able to steal delegates from each other as they see their national approval numbers updated live. Any candidate who wins (or steals) two of three nominating contests while still holding immunity can take it all and raise the ire of voters nationwide as they steal an election and become The Big One.

It will be simultaneously the most and least democratic nominating contest in the United States.
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After Theresa May says Britain should leave the European convention on human rights, Patrick Stewart, Adrian Scarborough and Sarah Solemani expose the problems in the Conservative plan for a UK bill of rights
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The field of political consulting was unknown before Leone Baxter and Clem Whitaker founded Campaigns, Inc., in 1933. Credit Photograph by George Skadding / Time Life Pictures / Getty
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Outside the headquarters of Lehman Brothers in September, 2008. The Dodd-Frank Act requires big banks to write so-called living wills, but large financial institutions are reluctant to contemplate their own mortality. Credit Photograph by David Goldman / The New York Times / Redux
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I am therefore writing with the caution of a lawyer and the deference of a palace flunkey when I say that [Boris] Johnson showed this morning that he is a man without principle or shame. He is a braying charlatan, who lacks the courage even to be an honest bastard, for there is a kind of bastardly integrity in showing the world who you really are, but instead uses the tactics of the coward and the tricks of the fraudster to advance his worthless career.
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Boris Johnson is a former editor of this newspaper, and as such has the right to be treated with a…
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Of course the founding father should stay on the $10 bill. Today’s policy makers could learn from his wisdom.
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