notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2014-10-18

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"Still from video made available by the Vandenberg Air Force Base shows an infrared view of the X-37B unmanned spacecraft. Photograph: AP" from the Guardian’s report, Secret space plane lands at US air force base after unknown two-year mission.

"Still from video made available by the Vandenberg Air Force Base shows an infrared view of the X-37B unmanned spacecraft. Photograph: AP" from the Guardian’s report, Secret space plane lands at US air force base after unknown two-year mission.

2014-10-17

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“ The net never forgets. Forgetting is a gentle process of thought and learning which the net can’t do. Losing things, which the net does plenty, is different. ”

2014-10-14

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mirokurcik, via thechemistryset, metrodb:

Metro Candelaria, Mexico City, 1969

mirokurcik, via thechemistryset, metrodb:

Metro Candelaria, Mexico City, 1969

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shefeld, via This Brutal House:

from AR sept 66

shefeld, via This Brutal House:

from AR sept 66

(via thechemistryset)

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2014-10-10

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After serving as communications chief with a Burma-based bomber squadron during World War II, Arnold Spielberg became an electrical engineer and a vital figure in the incipient computer revolution.

He helped design and build the first business computer, patented the first electronic library system, designed the first electronic cash register, and took a leading role in developing the massive digital Shoah Institute archives holding more than 105,000 hours of visual history.

Early on he promoted the concept that technology, frequently accused of diminishing man’s humanity, can instead build connections among individuals and societies.

Tom Tugend for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency: Spielberg family patriarch honored with Inspiration Award.

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An illustration for the patent application for a  ”Method and apparatus for annotating a document" by Steven Spielberg, via The Atlantic:

The idea is that you speak into a machine that will transmit your edits into cyberspace. So while it sounds peachy, really, the utility of the annotating machine depends on how accurately it translates audio edits into text. And judging from how well voice activation software usually works, we can imagine this might present a problem for Spielberg’s innovation.

An illustration for the patent application for a  Method and apparatus for annotating a document" by Steven Spielberg, via The Atlantic:

The idea is that you speak into a machine that will transmit your edits into cyberspace. So while it sounds peachy, really, the utility of the annotating machine depends on how accurately it translates audio edits into text. And judging from how well voice activation software usually works, we can imagine this might present a problem for Spielberg’s innovation.

2014-10-09

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“ I’m also angry at myself for not getting patents on all of my ideas because otherwise I could have owned Facebook and iPhone. ”

2014-10-03

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humanoidhistory, via letsdolaunch:

From NASA, dated October 1, 1966: “Goggles which will be worn by Gemini-12 astronaut as he photographs sodium cloud ejected from French Centaure rocket launched from Hammaguir, Algeria.”

humanoidhistory, via letsdolaunch:

From NASA, dated October 1, 1966: “Goggles which will be worn by Gemini-12 astronaut as he photographs sodium cloud ejected from French Centaure rocket launched from Hammaguir, Algeria.”

2014-10-02

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“ The results of this historical legacy for England’s educational system are profound, unmistakable and mostly regrettable. England has (after the US) the most highly stratified major university system in the world, the most extravagant and rapidly growing provision of elite private schooling, among the most unequal distribution of opportunity, wealth and income, and some of the lowest levels of social mobility in the developed world, according to the OECD. And these problems are now being compounded by the highest university fees by far of any public university system anywhere. ”
Howard Hotson for Times Higher Education, in Germany’s Great Tuition Fees U-turn, from February this year (hat tip to Simon Wistow)

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