Just another ghost in the machine.

This tumblr is science, world affairs, video games, technology, cinema, electronic & rock music, art, nature, writing, language, and introspection. Summary: the profound to the absurd.

twitter
instagram

Kredu tiujn, kiuj serĉas la veron. Dubu tiujn, kiuj trovas ĝin. -André Gide

Install Theme
Bonan nokton

Bonan nokton

(Source: ILAURENS, via ehila)

Never got around to playing the Phoenix Wright series, but after watching and listening to this, I understand the appeal! Phoenix Wright caused that dude to rip off his toupée and throw it at Phoenix lol

Long and rich 2D projection selfie, thanks to the low sun in a clear sky filtered by the trees this morning.

Long and rich 2D projection selfie, thanks to the low sun in a clear sky filtered by the trees this morning.

(Source: acalc)

When I’m in some natural area, and I’m trying to take a photo of some scene or some intriguing thing, it’s unfortunate that I have to be mindful that these sorts of things aren’t polluting the frame; that kinda ruins it, no? But today I decided to focus my lens on them.

Having a job where I find myself in the forest quite often, these kinds of things are too common, unfortunately. Hopefully our descendents are gonna hate us for this, for finding these dissonant artifacts of consumer culture in nature. I say hopefully, because that means we actually have descendents and we didn’t mutually massacre each other, they care, and there are natural areas worth visiting and exploring still left.

(Source: acalc)

alte-hase:

— Andrei Tarkovsky

(via isoldmysoultofilm)

scienceyoucanlove:

Violinist plays Mozart during brain surgery to conquer 20-year hand tremor (VIDEO)
A violinist played Mozart during her brain surgery in an Israeli clinic to help neurosurgeons correct her hand tremor. For 20 years the tremor halted her career, but after the operation she will be able to play professionally again.
Naomi Elishuv was a professional violinist of the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra before diagnosed with a hand tremor. She then had to stop her career.
On Tuesday, Elishuv underwent surgery at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center to suppress the symptoms of her disease.
The operation was unique: Professor Yitzhak Fried, Director of Functional Neurosurgery, who operated on Naomi, said that this was the first time he "operated on a patient who played an instrument during surgery. I am so pleased that we had the opportunity to enjoy a private concert from a most talented and honorable musician," he told Israeli media.
Fried explained that during the operation the doctors implanted and positioned a brain pacemaker with electrodes in the area of the brain disturbance. The device emits impulses to suppress the tremor that was disturbing Elishuv’s violin-playing.
read more and watch video from RT!

scienceyoucanlove:

Violinist plays Mozart during brain surgery to conquer 20-year hand tremor (VIDEO)

A violinist played Mozart during her brain surgery in an Israeli clinic to help neurosurgeons correct her hand tremor. For 20 years the tremor halted her career, but after the operation she will be able to play professionally again.

Naomi Elishuv was a professional violinist of the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra before diagnosed with a hand tremor. She then had to stop her career.

On Tuesday, Elishuv underwent surgery at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center to suppress the symptoms of her disease.

The operation was unique: Professor Yitzhak Fried, Director of Functional Neurosurgery, who operated on Naomi, said that this was the first time he "operated on a patient who played an instrument during surgery. I am so pleased that we had the opportunity to enjoy a private concert from a most talented and honorable musician," he told Israeli media.

Fried explained that during the operation the doctors implanted and positioned a brain pacemaker with electrodes in the area of the brain disturbance. The device emits impulses to suppress the tremor that was disturbing Elishuv’s violin-playing.

read more and watch video from RT!

(via entrop-e)

Hayao Miyazaki

(Source: farewell-kingdom, via whereislittlemaggie)

1929nt2:

pulpfanfiction:

thathomestar:

jadethemerman:

did he give her 2 thumbs up?



christ putin

no but my fave part of this is the writing on her back says “go sit on a dick Putin”


lol @ Angela Merkel’s reaction

1929nt2:

pulpfanfiction:

thathomestar:

jadethemerman:

did he give her 2 thumbs up?

image

christ putin

no but my fave part of this is the writing on her back says “go sit on a dick Putin”

lol @ Angela Merkel’s reaction

(Source: misterjakes, via dra-kena)

staff:

Have a good weekend, Tumblr.

staff:

Have a good weekend, Tumblr.

(Source: gavinrileysmokemachine)

Started back learning some more Clojure, a newer functional programming language. The thing I like most about it is how much just a few lines of code can do. In that regard, it is highly expressive, and is devoid of verbosity.

(Source: aphyr.com)

petitedovah:


Mass Effect MBTI Chart

I’m Kasumi, who are you?
Take the quiz here
Read more about what you got here

This reminds me: the romance aspect of Mass Effect can be awkward, haha. An INTP (me) trying to romance an ENFJ (Kelly Chambers) through an ENTJ (Commander Shepard) avatar/interface? Fun times.

petitedovah:

Mass Effect MBTI Chart

I’m Kasumi, who are you?

Take the quiz here

Read more about what you got here

This reminds me: the romance aspect of Mass Effect can be awkward, haha. An INTP (me) trying to romance an ENFJ (Kelly Chambers) through an ENTJ (Commander Shepard) avatar/interface? Fun times.

(via inconocible)

For me, the most significant feature added to iOS with the new version is 3rd-party keyboards. Seriously, after I updated to iOS 8, I downloaded SwiftKey for free, which I’ve never used before—which also has slide-to-type, which I’ve never used before—and I was instantly able to type way faster and more accurately than I was using the iPhone’s built-in keyboard for however long I’ve had this thing. It’s crazy.

An Orangutan Learns to Fish - The New Yorker →

Since [1971], Galdikas, Russon, and a handful of other orangutan specialists have learned firsthand just how intelligent and resourceful the animals really are. Some of their mental skills may exceed those of their great-ape brethren. Michelle Desilets, executive director of the Orangutan Land Trust, has summarized the unique intellect of orangutans like this: “They say that if you give a chimpanzee a screwdriver, he’ll break it; if you give a gorilla a screwdriver, he’ll toss it over his shoulder; but if you give an orangutan a screwdriver, he’ll open up his cage and walk away.”

Compared with chimpanzees, which are highly excitable, orangutans seem far more sober and considerate. They move deliberately and often spend a good deal of time silently watching before deciding how to act. At Camp Leakey, the orangutans had plenty of opportunity to observe and imitate people. They soon developed a habit of stealing canoes, paddling them downriver, and abandoning them at their destinations. Even triple and quadruple knots in the ropes securing the canoes to the dock did not deter the apes. Over the years, they have also learned to brush their teeth, bathe themselves, wash clothes, weed pathways, wield saws and hammers, and soak rags in water in order to cool their foreheads with them. And they have done all of this without any instruction.

Returned today to work in what I’m now calling Coyote Woods. When I was setting up this surveying equipment for the first time of the day, I suddenly heard some heavy footsteps coming toward me. Thought it a deer. But it was instead another coyote! The most amazing part was that it didn’t even see me standing there, as it *playfully hopped* on by some 25 feet away. Its legs were barely moving, but it was still going pretty fast!

Returned today to work in what I’m now calling Coyote Woods. When I was setting up this surveying equipment for the first time of the day, I suddenly heard some heavy footsteps coming toward me. Thought it a deer. But it was instead another coyote! The most amazing part was that it didn’t even see me standing there, as it *playfully hopped* on by some 25 feet away. Its legs were barely moving, but it was still going pretty fast!