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May 16, 2010

Who knows where the time goes?

From Chapter 8 ("Seven Years Are Like a Moment: Why Life Speeds Up As We Grow Older") of Stefan Klein's superb 2006 book, "The Secret Pulse of Time: Making Sense of Life's Scarcest Commodity": "William James noted wistfully: 'In youth we may have an absolutely new experience, subjective or objective, every hour of the day.... Our recollections of that time... are of something intricate, multitudinous, and long-drawn-out. But as each passing year converts some of this experience into automatic routine which we hardly note at all, the days and weeks smooth themselves out... and the years grow hollow and collapse."

The James quotation is from his 1890 classic, "The Principles of Psychology."

Free, the way we like it.

Chapter 8 of Klein's book contains the best explanation I've ever come across for the sense that the pace of events is accelerating as our lives approach escape velocity — a.k.a. death.

May 16, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Personal Visor

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Similar to an oversized sunglass lens, the Shadeline Personal Visor clips onto a chaise lounge and rotates on a flexible arm, blocking harmful rays throughout the day.

The high-quality polycarbonate visor won't block your vision, so you can keep an eye on the action around the pool or beach.

24"W x 17"H x 2"D.

Features:

• Adjustable clip attaches easily to most chaise lounges or beach chairs

• UV400 rating: blocks minimum 99.9% of UVB and 99% of UVA rays

• Flexible arm to follow the angle of the sun

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$129.

[via 7Gadgets]

May 16, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Fishing for ideas with David Lynch

The director speaks.

May 16, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

R2-D2 Desktop Container

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10"H x 6.5"W.

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ABS plastic; holds one liter.

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$46.99.

[via Running Dive]

May 16, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

May 16, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Ventricle Vase

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Designed by Eva Milinkovic, creative director of Ontario-based Tsunami Glassworks.

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Available by custom order

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in sizes 10", 16", and 22"H.

[via Street Anatomy]

May 16, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

The secret of 3.14

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[via bennybb]

May 16, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

World's first gold-dispensing ATM

Located in the Emirates Palace hotel in Dubai, it made its debut last Wednesday.

"All you have to do is put in your cash, and you got gold!"

The machine offers small 24ct gold bars weighing up to 10 grams.

May 16, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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