MachineMachine /stream - search for life https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Springtime Everywhere — Real Life]]> https://reallifemag.com/springtime-everywhere/

“If you look at Google Earth, it’s springtime everywhere,” explains Gopal Shah, Google Earth’s product manager, in a YouTube interview. In a TED talk he boasts that Google Earth is “cloud-free,” since the clouds and their shadows are edited out.

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Thu, 08 Oct 2020 23:13:04 -0700 https://reallifemag.com/springtime-everywhere/
<![CDATA[By accepting that there is more to life than we can handle, we simultaneously accept that there is more to this world than can handle us.]]> https://twitter.com/therourke/statuses/1311690747238920192 ]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2020 08:33:38 -0700 https://twitter.com/therourke/statuses/1311690747238920192 <![CDATA[Life tips]]> https://www.instagram.com/p/CCPLMzaFw-T ]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2020 15:34:44 -0700 https://www.instagram.com/p/CCPLMzaFw-T <![CDATA[How RoboCop's Epic Game Boy Theme Tune Lives On, 30 Years Later - Feature - Nintendo Life]]> http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/06/feature_how_robocops_epic_game_boy_theme_tune_lives_on_30_years_later

While video game music has become more and more popular as the years have rolled by, there once was a time when it was seen as an afterthought; the tunes that accompanied the titles we played on our home computers and consoles were often there simply to avoid us having to listen to complete silence.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:13:44 -0700 http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/06/feature_how_robocops_epic_game_boy_theme_tune_lives_on_30_years_later
<![CDATA[Charles Yu: The Science-Fiction Reality of Life in a Pandemic - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/04/charles-yu-science-fiction-reality-life-pandemic/609985/

Years ago, I started writing a short story, the premise of which was this: All the clocks in the world stop working, at once. Not time itself, just the convention of time. Life freezes in place.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:13:41 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/04/charles-yu-science-fiction-reality-life-pandemic/609985/
<![CDATA[Is DNA Hardware or Software? - Grow by Ginkgo]]> https://www.growbyginkgo.com/2020/06/29/is-dna-hardware-or-software/

In mid-January, a group of computer scientists and biologists from the University of Vermont, Tufts, and Harvard announced that they had created an entirely new life form — xenobots, the world’s first living robots.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:13:20 -0700 https://www.growbyginkgo.com/2020/06/29/is-dna-hardware-or-software/
<![CDATA[How RoboCop's Epic Game Boy Theme Tune Lives On, 30 Years Later - Feature - Nintendo Life]]> http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/06/feature_how_robocops_epic_game_boy_theme_tune_lives_on_30_years_later

While video game music has become more and more popular as the years have rolled by, there once was a time when it was seen as an afterthought; the tunes that accompanied the titles we played on our home computers and consoles were often there simply to avoid us having to listen to complete silence.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:50:24 -0700 http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/06/feature_how_robocops_epic_game_boy_theme_tune_lives_on_30_years_later
<![CDATA[Charles Yu: The Science-Fiction Reality of Life in a Pandemic - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/04/charles-yu-science-fiction-reality-life-pandemic/609985/

Years ago, I started writing a short story, the premise of which was this: All the clocks in the world stop working, at once. Not time itself, just the convention of time. Life freezes in place.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:50:21 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/04/charles-yu-science-fiction-reality-life-pandemic/609985/
<![CDATA[Anz presents A Letter to Eko 6th April 2020 | Listen on NTS]]> https://huffduffer.com/therourke/571640

Playing Afrobeats, Afrobeat. Show dedicated to the rich variety of music from Nigeria. Running everything from afrobeats and alté to funk and highlife, including some traditional Nigerian music, disco, Burna Boy and 70s stoner fuzz straight from Enugu.

https://www.nts.live/shows/anz/episodes/anz-presents-a-letter-to-eko-4th-april-2020

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Fri, 10 Apr 2020 03:10:10 -0700 https://huffduffer.com/therourke/571640
<![CDATA[Capitalism is the Total Science of Everything *screams for a thousand lifetimes*]]> https://twitter.com/rourke_ebooks/statuses/1236773941747814400 ]]> Sun, 08 Mar 2020 15:01:00 -0700 https://twitter.com/rourke_ebooks/statuses/1236773941747814400 <![CDATA[A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you | Aeon Ideas]]> https://aeon.co/ideas/a-belief-in-meritocracy-is-not-only-false-its-bad-for-you

Meritocracy has become a leading social ideal. Politicians across the ideological spectrum continually return to the theme that the rewards of life – money, power, jobs, university admission – should be distributed according to skill and effort.

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Mon, 06 Jan 2020 19:34:06 -0800 https://aeon.co/ideas/a-belief-in-meritocracy-is-not-only-false-its-bad-for-you
<![CDATA[The Next Big Cheap — Real Life]]> https://reallifemag.com/the-next-big-cheap/

Onstage at the November 20 Democratic debate, presidential candidate and Universal Basic Income evangelist Andrew Yang used one of his precious minutes of speaking time to casually claim that “data is the new oil,” and that we need to create a “WTO for data” to help wrestle it under control.

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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 18:25:11 -0800 https://reallifemag.com/the-next-big-cheap/
<![CDATA[Apocalypse Whatever — Real Life]]> https://reallifemag.com/apocalypse-whatever/

Among the white nationalists on 4chan’s “politically incorrect,” or /pol/ board and on “alt-right” Twitter — or anywhere you might run into a picture of Pepe the Frog — there is a cryptic but popular saying: “Praise Kek.

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Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:26:21 -0800 https://reallifemag.com/apocalypse-whatever/
<![CDATA[Computers Evolve a New Path Toward Human Intelligence]]> https://www.quantamagazine.org/computers-evolve-a-new-path-toward-human-intelligence-20191106/

In 2007, Kenneth Stanley, a computer scientist at the University of Central Florida, was playing with Picbreeder, a website he and his students had created, when an alien became a race car and changed his life.

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Sat, 09 Nov 2019 10:51:26 -0800 https://www.quantamagazine.org/computers-evolve-a-new-path-toward-human-intelligence-20191106/
<![CDATA[A Deeper Look Into The Life of An Impressionist]]> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rPKeUXjEvE

Actor/impressionist Jim Meskimen (Parks & Recreation, Whose Line?, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) recites "Pity the Poor Impressionist" poem in 20 celebrity voices, with the help of SHAM00K.

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John Malkovich https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=5 Colin Firth https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=13 Robert Deniro https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=18 Tommy Lee Jones https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=25 Nick Offerman https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=31 George Clooney https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=36 Christopher Walken https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=41 Anthony Hopkins https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=49 Dr. Phil https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=56 Nicholas Cage https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=1:01 Arnold Schwarzenegger https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=1:08 Morgan Freeman https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=1:15 Bryan Cranston https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=1:19 Christoph Waltz https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=1:26 Joe Pesci https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=1:34 Jack Nicholson https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=1:39 George W. Bush https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=1:46 Ian McKellen https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=1:53 Ron Howard https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=2:00 Robin Williams https://youtu.be/5rPKeUXjEvE?t=2:05

Pity The Poor Impressionist By Jim Meskimen ©2016

Is anything more sad and lame contemptible, beneath disdain, In short, provoking of disgust than being an impressionist?

A third rate, even fourth rate skill, the definition of "cheap thrill". Like watching farm equipment rust is watching an impressionist.

A relic from a distant day that long since should died away, dishonorably mentioned is the pitiful impressionist.

Weird, and somewhat ostentacious tired debris from old Las Vegas, whose former fans have all dismissed allegiance to impressionists.

How many opportunities passed up and wasted because he's Hell-bound to follow what he must? Pity the poor impressionist.

Doomed to live an abject failure dogged by his own echolalia. Better to crumble into dust than live as an impressionist.

His borrowed voices can't deflect a life of well-deserved neglect. His name's on simply no one's lips; forgotten, vain impressionist.

That sound–did anybody moan? That creature at the microphone is last on everybody's list; forgettable impressionist.

When Peter at that shiny gate condemns those souls who imitate he will but shake a heavenly fist and curse condemned impressionists.

But 'til that time we'll tolerate the good for nothing reprobate, and hide the truth: that we're just pissed that WE can't be impressionists!

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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 11:36:19 -0700 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rPKeUXjEvE
<![CDATA[A single inhalation of vapor from dried toad secretion containing 5-methoxy- N, N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) in a naturalistic setting is related to sustained enhancement of satisfaction with life, mindfulness-related capacities, and a decrement of psychopathological symptoms.]]> https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/cwvdih/a_single_inhalation_of_vapor_from_dried_toad/

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Wed, 28 Aug 2019 20:25:30 -0700 https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/cwvdih/a_single_inhalation_of_vapor_from_dried_toad/
<![CDATA[A New Clue to the Origins of Life - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/08/interlocking-puzzle-allowed-life-emerge/595945/

When Caitlin Cornell looked down her microscope, she saw large bright spots against a black background. They resembled miniature suns, blazing against the backdrop of space.

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Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:17:21 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/08/interlocking-puzzle-allowed-life-emerge/595945/
<![CDATA[Children of Production — Real Life]]> https://reallifemag.com/children-of-production/

“I’ll wager that there is a baby making to be aimed for that will be defined neither by the alienated misery of the status quo nor the silver absolutism of their techno-fix,” writes Sophie Lewis in the introduction to Full Surrogacy Now, her bracing exploration of the gestational surrogacy ind

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Sun, 28 Jul 2019 20:12:02 -0700 https://reallifemag.com/children-of-production/
<![CDATA[Daddy Issues | Katherine Angel | Granta]]> https://granta.com/daddy-issues/

In the awful, wearying months in which Harvey Weinstein’s ritualistic mistreatment of women was being recounted daily in the media, I found myself, like so many others, wondering and talking about the men in my life: ex-boyfriends, ex-stalkers, ex-harassers, ex-gropers.

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Tue, 02 Jul 2019 18:44:24 -0700 https://granta.com/daddy-issues/
<![CDATA[A Physicist Has Proposed a Pretty Depressing Explanation For Why We Never See Aliens]]> https://www.sciencealert.com/a-physicist-has-proposed-a-pretty-depressing-explanation-for-why-we-never-see-aliens

The Universe is so unimaginably big, and it's positively teeming with an almost infinite supply of potentially life-giving worlds. So where the heck is everybody?

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Fri, 07 Jun 2019 05:36:15 -0700 https://www.sciencealert.com/a-physicist-has-proposed-a-pretty-depressing-explanation-for-why-we-never-see-aliens