Feb. 25th, 2012

x_los: (Not My Real Dad)
Fun Fact: I don't mean to be like I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT YOUUUU by launching into things, I just er--start talking with a topic rather than hello, and sort of expect people to then say their topic and/or to begin a convo with their topic at some point. But I am aware that may seem... megabitchy. But I don't necessarily want to stop because that's the way I'm comfortable talking and I honestly believe it's... better. Come on guys. How are you is boooooooring.

We are increasingly marketing drugs that essentially "cure" anti-authoritarians--needsless stupid headline
Interesting looking apply dumpling recipe
Sci-fi Criticism Masterclass and Call for Papers on Classical Studies and SF
Good fan art
Black Swan Theory
Alan Turing's 1950s tiger stripe theory proved
A relatively cute comic, Cat vs. Human
Ovaries and the Comedy Genre
Information about the BBC Writing Academy: here and here
Good story about Hunger Games, mentions Battle Royale
Judith Butler Occupy Talk FASCINATING way of relaying information
Mysterious ‘Mass Hysteria’ Girls Are Recovering in Equally Mysterious Ways
Eternal Copyright: a modest proposal
V. cute graphic novel pitch. You should probably click the Teapot.
Nanosecond Trading Could Make Markets Go Haywire

HOLY MONKEYFUCKING SCIENCEFICTIONAL GOD: "But in 1998, after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission authorized the first electronic exchanges, computer trading programs entered markets as equals to humans.

The programs are designed to trade enormous volumes of stocks, bonds and other financial instruments at superfast speeds, taking advantage of second-to-second fractional price shifts and market trends. It’s now estimated that high-frequency computer trading accounts for 70 percent of all equity trades. While some activity does occur at speeds with which humans can interact, much of it falls beyond the limits of human response time."

"...we now live in a world dominated by a global financial market of which we have virtually no sound theoretical understanding."

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A cute review of The Evolution of Inanimate Objects

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x_los: (On A Ship)
Anachronistic Language in Period Drama. Surprisingly interesting article and graphs about the surprising and subtle ways we fail to write the language of the past. I'm pretty damn tempted to use its algorithms for fanfic/character voices. If only the code weren't being released slowly (he's cleaning it up, fair dues) and apparently VERY complex.
Why English culture is bewitched by magic: Under-developed, but compelling topic, some good book recs
Banana Bran Muffins to get through that HUGE sack of bran
How Target and such use behavioral statistical analysis in invasive/creepy/kind of cool but probably evil ways
We Are Parasites: On the Politics of Imposition: fascinating but difficult article about parasite theory, feminism, and art criticism. Bit about Gift Economy useful for fanfic?


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