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February 2, 2019

"Russian Doll" fo shizzle

This new Netflix series (up yesterday; 8 episodes, each 30 minutes long) is original and great fun.

It takes the idea of the multiverse — first codified by Hugh Everett in his 1958 Ph.D thesis and since riffed on by, among others, Ken Grimwood in "Replay," Pagan Kennedy in "Confessions of a Memory Eater," "Groundhog Day," "Sliding Doors," Helen Schulman's brilliant "Come With Me," and countless others — to a wonderful contemporary place, the character-played-superbly-by-Natasha Lyonne's 36th birthday party, where the universe cracks while she's looking in the bathroom mirror and she somehow falls into an Alice-in-Wonderland-like wormhole of endlessly varied versions of her possible lives.

Highest recommendation from both GC


and me, so you know it must be good.

As always, the boj guarantee applies: if you don't like it, simply contact me for a full refund.

Because that's how we roll.

February 2, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

humaaans — "Mix-&-match illustrations of people with a design library"

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Free, the way we like it.

Fair warning: there goes the day.

February 2, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Richard Feynman: How Computers Work

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Richard Feynman, Winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics, gives us an insightful lecture about computer heuristics: how computers work, how they file information, how they handle data, how they use their information in allocated processing in a finite amount of time to solve problems, and how they actually compute values of interest to human beings.

These topics are essential in the study of what processes reduce the amount of work done in solving a particular problem in computers, giving them speeds of solving problems that can outmatch humans in certain fields but which have not yet reached the complexity of human-driven intelligence.

The question of whether human thought is a series of fixed processes that could be, in principle, imitated by a computer is a major theme of this lecture and, in Feynman's trademark style of teaching, he gives us clear and yet very powerful answers.

No doubt this lecture will be of crucial interest to anyone who has ever wondered about the process of human or machine thinking and if a synthesis between the two can be achieved without violating logic.

February 2, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

How to get your friends to hate you for 99 cents

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From the Verge:


This app lets iOS users easily type in nearly any text field using the alternating case format, made popular by the "Mocking SpongeBob" meme that made its way around the internet a few months ago.

February 2, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Zipper Bracelets — Kate Cusack


"Each bracelet


is part


of a limited edition


and signed by Kate."


Apply within.

February 2, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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