VIB Science
Google's Asimov-Compliant Cars

BBC News Technology reports here on an interesting feature of Google's self-driving cars: they are programmed to break the speed limit in certain circumstances. If surrounding cars are speeding, the Google car may deduce that driving below the limit would be unsafe and so accelerate by up to 10mph to match the other cars.

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scifigene
22 hours ago
VIB Higher Power
A Generation of Four “F”s | Nu Mind Project

The world has seemingly lost its moral sense of decency, love, care, and humanity. Murder, mayhem, destruction is an everyday common occurrence. Mothers against daughters, father against sons. The more gruesome, the more heinous, the more exposure, the more people garner attention to themselves. WHAT? Decapitation and cannibalism has become Internet entertainment. ISIS, yeah we…

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dojams
23 hours ago

I walk through our mountain house that hides from the rest of the world that lies beyond the woods. I stop as I enter the living room. I can see my four-year old son sitting on the floor. His castle is before him. Some of his men are laid out around the carpet, while others balance precariously on plastic turrets. In his imagination, a battle is going on between good and evil and I am about to trounce upon it and disturb his carefully planned strategies. Carefully, I take another step. But the room and floor are empty. The image that was so real to me, was just a shadow from long ago.

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RaisingDrama
23 hours ago

The Dramatis Personæ is the roster of conjurers and sentient magical creatures staying in the many rooms, grottos, and byways of Lita’s castle. Here is an entry in the guest book for the Clockpunk Wizard Wing. Bright [brīt] proper noun, c.1000; ME >OE beorht, breht > Gothic  bairht, Old Saxon beraht, Old Norse  bjartr; < berkto- Welsh …

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LitaBurke
23 hours ago

On Sunday morning I opened my fridge to the quintessential first-world problem-more food than I knew what to do with: seven egg whites, a sad close-to-withering red bell pepper, one fennel bulb (what was I planning on doing with that?), and a lonesome carrot. I usually chop all my veggies and throw them into an omelette, but…

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andshecooks
1 day ago
Society
I Don't Care If You Are Happy

I hate to admit it but there are a lot of things on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that are really, really annoying. To be honest though, I am an active participant in many of those really, really, annoying things. I definitely use filters on all my pictures (they make everything look better), I was a candy crush addict (may or may not have spent at least $40 on the game for extra lives) and every now and then I partake in a #TBT (#nostalgia), but there is one trend that I don't think I can ever get on board with.

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rockcandymedia
1 day ago

Tiles, cement, glue and metal plates: These are the tools of Graziano Locatelli. Familiar to most people, these elements are so often in places of comfort, such as the restroom or the kitchen, and his images of breakage and emergency evoke unsettled and surreal feelings. Locatelli says, "the subject of the breakage that bewitches me."

Posted By
juxtapozmag
3 days ago

All of this — the house in the suburbs, the family, the real estate license, the barbecues and dinner parties, the strip mall hair salon and full grocery cart — it's a construct. You're not a happily married mother of two children under six: you're a weapon.

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AgincourtDB
4 days ago