around the traps

  • Eric's Archived Thoughts: Glasshouse: There have been concerns raised about the impending crowdsourced panopticon that Google Glass represents.  I share those concerns [...] And yet.  You think that you'll remember all those precious milestones, that there is no way on Earth you could ever forget your child's first word, or the first time they took their first steps, or the time they suddenly put on an impromptu comedy show that had you on the floor laughing.  But you do forget.  Time piles up and you forget most of everything that ever happened to you.  A few shining moments stay preserved, and the rest fade into the indistinct fog of your former existence.
  • Same Couple, Different Makeup, Clothes and Hairstyle (9 pics) | Bored Panda. Exaggerated, obviously, but a good reminder how easy it is to modify perception of a person by restyling them.
  • BBC History - The WWII interrogator who used kindness over violence: The prisoners never generally recalled discussing anything of any military significance but all the time Scharff was actually conducting a casual but systematic interrogation, harvesting useful intelligence information. [...] he subsequently claimed that by befriending a POW he could obtain information from 90% of all prisoners. It was a bold claim but Scharff was a good interrogator - he was very, very good.
  • Two enemies discover a 'higher call' in battle - Five days before Christmas 1943, a helpless American bomber pilot locked eyes with a German fighter pilot over the frozen skies of Europe. The German pilot spared the life of the American, and both men would reunite and become friends 50 years later. Franz Stigler and Charles Brown started the war as enemies, but during a tense wartime encounter, both men discovered a higher call.
  • Internal Time: The Science of Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You're So Tired | Brain Pickings: Debunking the social stigma around late risers, or what Einstein has to do with teens' risk for smoking.
  • How I Stopped Eating Food : Mostly Harmless: I hypothesized that the body doesn't need food itself, merely the chemicals and elements it contains. So, I resolved to embark on an experiment. What if I consumed only the raw ingredients the body uses for energy? Would I be healthier or do we need all the other stuff that's in traditional food? If it does work, what would it feel like to have a perfectly balanced diet? I just want to be in good health and spend as little time and money on food as possible. I haven't eaten a bite of food in 30 days, and it's changed my life.
  • 20 of The Most Playful Offices on the Planet | Serviced Office UK


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