Flash games are not supposed to be this pretty:
Just The Facts About Online Youth Victimization
A book meme, via [Linderel]:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next three sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favourite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
Neat thingies from The Economist
The background of the problems in Congo (the big one with the ongoing atrocities), a short infographic video:
A comparison of views and values of the people in the USA and the UK:
Awww :) http://www.eco
A short classic by George Orwell, which is, IMO, more honest and thus better than "1984":
And now, for something completely different...
Some of you might know that I've been engaging in stereotyping people from the Netherlands (mostly Elftowners), but I haven't been able to find a single adjective for the job. Until now. It's "thorough". Dutchies are thorough.
Awesome case in point: http://pythoni
P.S. Clever, too ;)
And now, a bit of pick-up artist wisdom: http://www.you
Five things said or written by Richard Feynman:
A couple of essays on power and privilege:
"People can be a bit like water" http://ballast
"On Flavors of Privilege" http://www.exi
And in cultural news...
I saw John Singleton's "Baby Boy" on TV last night. It's a movie with no white characters, which was refreshing. It was fairly simple and romantic, and there was one bad guy, but I liked it because it felt warm compassionate towards the characters despite all the dysfunctional shit going on.
And [Levoton] has introduced me to the love that is
Lacking Control Increases Illusory Pattern Perception
"Participants who lacked control were more likely to perceive a variety of illusory patterns, including seeing images in noise, forming illusory correlations in stock market information, perceiving conspiracies, and developing superstitions. Additionally, we demonstrated that increased pattern perception has a motivational basis by measuring the need for structure directly and showing that the causal link between lack of control and illusory pattern perception is reduced by affirming the self."
Science article abstract: http://www.sci
A few details on ScienceNOW: http://science
BBC coverage: http://news.bb
Mmmm. It feels good to have my intuitive conclusions supported by science.
In other words, if you're feeling chronically stressed, overwhelmed or helpless, get that sorted ASAP, because it's impairing your judgement.
And now, a quote from [Serwa]'s description (yes, the whole thing is a quote, including the picture :P):
Neat photos :) http://www.mag
Today, for the first time in my life since I hit puberty, I was able to look in the mirror and see my real face. Not the cute!me, not the ugly!me - just me.
P.S. The face in my photo is a bit of a pretty-face, though. It's for you ;)
See, this is why I prefer to read slash (as in, fanfiction with gay sex) rather than het (same with straight sex):