Just telling it how it is…

Never has a Huxley quote been more in order.

“That so many of the well fed young television-watchers in the world’s most powerful democracy should be so completely indifferent to the idea of self-government, so blankly uninterested in freedom of thought and the right to dissent, is distressing, but not too surprising. “Free as a bird”, we say, and envy the winged creatures for their power of unrestricted movement in all the three dimensions. But alas, we forget the dodo. Any bird that has learned how to grub up a good living without being compelled to use its wings will soon renounce the privilege of flight and remain forever grounded.”

― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited

via Wikileaks

Bravo Aldous Huxley

This prescient genius was well ahead of his time!

“I use logic and common sense friend. I’ve read many books, each book is not 100% correct. Numbers and statistics lie all the time. Greed, and the fear of losing ones power are what drive the elites to do what they do. Suppressing our knowledge and technology, keeping certain parts of the world in turmoil.”

The White Stripes


officially ended

The White Stripes would like to announce that today, February 2nd, 2011,
their band has officially ended and will make no further new recordings or perform live.

The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any
health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health.

It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve What is beautiful and special about
the band and have it stay that way.

Meg and Jack want to thank every one of their fans and admirers for the incredible
support they have given throughout the 13 plus years of the White Stripes’ intense and
incredible career.

Third Man Records will continue to put out unreleased live and studio recordings from
The White Stripes in their Vault Subscription record club, as well as through regular
channels.

Both Meg and Jack hope this decision isn’t met with sorrow by their fans but that it is
seen as a positive move done out of respect for the art and music that the band has
created. It is also done with the utmost respect to those fans who’ve shared in those
creations, with their feelings considered greatly.

With that in mind the band have this to say:

“The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong
to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is
that it can last forever if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your
involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful.”

Sincerely,
Meg and Jack White
The White Stripes

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets Apple CEO Steve Jobs

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets Apple CEO Steve Jobs

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“В офисе Apple.” This happened today. How’d I learn about it? Why, from the Kremlin’s new official Twitter account. Medvedev also visited Twitter, Cisco, and other Silicon Valley companies. Medvedev works on a MacBook, and recently began using an iPad.

In Soviet Russia, Twitter Tweets You.

(Via Boing Boing.)

Chinese scientists show off mini ‘black hole’ generator

Chinese scientists show off mini ‘black hole’ generator

Chinese scientists show off mini 'black hole' generator

A team at China’s Southeast University in Nanjing have beat the Large Hadron Collider to creating a black hole. While it won’t destroy the world (we hope), it acts in a similar fashion to a black hole, trapping all the electromagnetic waves that approach it and spiraling them inward.

More accurately called a "omnidirectional electromagnetic absorber," the device converts the energy of the spiraling radiation it absorbs into heat. The device, which absorbs 99% of incoming electromagnetic waves, could find its way into heating and cooling systems, or even into cameras and other electronics.

Via Gizmag

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Wow, nice shirt . . . Moonpie.

Wow, nice shirt . . . Moonpie.:

Sheldon Cooper says Revenge is a dish best served cold in Klingon. On a T-shirt. Because that's awesome.

I love that this line has been immortalized in T-shirt form, not only because it's one of the funniest in the episode, but when we were rehearsing the scene it comes from, I grew a level in comedy acting:

During one of the run throughs, when Jim did his Klingon bit, I turned to Kevin and asked him, "Did he just say 'revenge is a dish best served cold' in Klingon?" like I was trying to figure out if that's actually what happened, like maybe I misunderstood him. Chuck Lorre told me that it would be funnier if I was more exasperated. "You're just here to play this game, and now some guy is quoting Klingon at you. This happens everywhere you go," he said. 

I sighed dramatically, and said, "Oh, it does." Everyone laughed, hard, and Chuck pointed his finger at me. "Yes. That is exactly the way to play that beat."

When Chuck gave me that note, I grokked how to play Evil Wil Wheaton (The Big Bang Theory version), and I could see the comedy in every beat I played for the rest of the show. I totally grew a level in comedy acting, and learned something about letting go of who I really am, so I could embrace the Delightfully Evil version of myself (who I seriously hope will return in the future, because OMG was it fun to play him.)

You know, it occurs to me that some of you may have questions about what it was like to work on Big Bang Theory. If you leave them in the comments, I'll do my best to answer as many of them as I can today.

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