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.
Kredu tiujn, kiuj serĉas la veron. Dubu tiujn, kiuj trovas ĝin. -André Gide
"Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal — known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics" — since the award was established in 1936. The Stanford mathematics professor was awarded the prestigious honor for her contributions to the fields of geometry and dynamical systems."
I was just reminded that most of Andrei Tarkovsky’s films are online for free these days (I say most because it appears his last one, The Sacrifice, isn’t). Image/audio quality may be relatively lackluster in some transfers, but it’s better than nothing. (Although, Solaris looked pretty good when I checked it out.) [Pictured above: a screen from Stalker]
I can’t picture anyone daydreaming about me. I can’t picture someone thinking about me when they’re laying in bed before they fall asleep. I can’t picture anyone telling their friends about me. I can’t picture anyone getting butterflies because I hugged them, or even just because I made eye contact with them. I can’t picture someone smiling because my name lit up their phone. I just can’t.
Someone tweets for the third night in a row:
My Twitter account is worth $1,349.70. Find yours at valuemytweets.com. It’s Free…
Oh yeah? *clicks unfollow button* Now what’s it worth? lol
Besides, that valuation is probably utter bullshit.
UPDATE: of course, a tumblr account whose description is “startups, marketing and social media growth. The life of having a Good Audience” , would like this post, in the hopes that I would check out their page, even though the implicit message I’m conveying is that I kind of loathe that attitude when it comes to social media…
MUTANTS FROM OUTER SPACE
AMERICAN ALL THE WAY
THEY CAME TO SAVE THE DAY
ITS THE LASER SHARKS
MAN GAVE THEM LASER BEAMS
TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN DREAM
LASERS FROM THE DARK
HERE COMES THE LASER SHARKS
[finish with a J-pop verse of all things]
lmao this would have been the only cartoon/show I needed as a kid. Someone needs to go back in time and invent this.
SOME people use Twitter to complain about their commute or what they’re having for lunch but for the President of Azerbaijan he took to social media to declare war.
What are people saying about this in general or in specific where you’re at right now, lovelolo? Or about their threat to strike the capital? :\
Before waking up, sometimes I’ll be dreaming of stuff I’ve been working on recently. Sometimes it’s frustrating and nonsensical, and it’s like my brain is running at 100% cpu and overheating my whole body; but other times there’s a strange cogency that’s hard to obtain even while awake. I like to think in the latter instances that I’m glimpsing into the brain’s learning mechanism. I think that happened yesterday morning. My dream consisted of like the conceptual imagery I use in my head when trying to reason out abstract coding stuff. And I think my brain was trying to somehow combine an agglutinative constructed human language (Esperanto) with a multi-paradigm computer programming language (Lua), or perhaps a functional one (like Clojure). Usually, that would just be nonsense dream logic, but after I woke up and was still thinking about it, I started writing some of it down and it kind of made sense, haha. More than likely this will/would lead to dead-end futility, but I might have to explore it some more and see if it has promise. It actually aligns with some other similar ideas I’ve had in recent times. (Note: I wouldn’t call myself an expert in either human or computer languages, but I don’t let that stop me, because I have intuition and IDEAS, alright? :P)