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NewFish contains my commentary and random thoughts about music, counter-culture, technology, faith, wretched excess, art, questionable government, and the ultimate interconnectivity of all things.
NewFish: Providing mediocre blogging since 2005!
- C. Paul Carter Photography — What’s New?
- Why bad science is sometimes “more appealing” than good science, even for other scientists
- Study finds that giraffes are socially complex
- Sadness, Depression, and the Dark Night of the Soul
- When will I die? Scientists have created an end-of-life calculator that lets you plan for death
- West Island Perspectives
- US Administration is ready to back the rights of consumers to repair what they own
- Sunset over Lac Saint-Louis
- An old friend
- How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
Monthly Archives: July 2020
Damon Linker | The Week All week I’ve been haunted by a brief few seconds of video posted on Twitter late Sunday night by a student journalist in Eugene, Oregon. Two men face off at a protest — the one … Continue reading
The efforts of hundreds of scientists from around 30 institutions around the world have yielded the largest-ever 3D map of the universe Astrophysicists on Monday published the largest-ever 3D map of the Universe, the result of an analysis of more … Continue reading
“Every day’s a good day when you paint.” —Bob Ross (1942–1995) Staring at the empty canvas on the easel in front of me, I couldn’t understand how this—nothing—might somehow transform into even a rough approximation of the Bob Ross painting we were … Continue reading
AMSTERDAM — One hundred and thirty years ago, Vincent van Gogh awoke in his room at an inn in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, and went out, as he usually did, with a canvas to paint. That night, he returned to the inn … Continue reading
@ Lifewire I’ve been a fan of Laughing Squid, Mental Floss, and Ted — well, forever. Here’s links to these and others over at Lifewire. – cPaul https://www.lifewire.com/cool-websites-to-look-at-when-bored-3486362
This will change everything! Today’s computers use bits—a stream of electrical or optical pulses representing 1s or 0s. Everything from your tweets and e-mails to your iTunes songs and YouTube videos are essentially long strings of these binary digits. Quantum computers, on the … Continue reading
1982: Flashback to Dr. Henrich Bauer’s Animal Psychology class at Concordia (Loyola Campus). We are lectured that anthropomorphizing dogs is wrong under any circumstance and that true empathy is not possible in animals other than humans. Blah, blah, blah. He … Continue reading
Alex V Green | Jezebel According to the New York Times’s Kathleen Kingsbury, we are living in a period of political division. In June, the newspaper published an op-ed by Tom Cotton, sparking weeks of debate over the politics and practices of mainstream … Continue reading
America is a Poor Country Now, in Ways that are Likely to be Permanent Umair Haque | Eudaimonia New Zealand declared victory over Coronavirus yesterday. “Team New Zealand,” as Kiwis refer to themselves, celebrated having a virus free country. America, on … Continue reading
Split societies, global chaos and World War Three: Heading into the most tumultuous era in modern history
Artyom Lukin | rt.com As we cross into the second half of 2020, there is little hope left that our misfortunes will end when this annus horribilis goes out. We may be entering one of the most cataclysmic and fateful … Continue reading
Space Daily Astrophysicists on Monday published the largest-ever 3D map of the Universe, the result of an analysis of more than four million galaxies and ultra-bright, energy-packed quasars. The efforts of hundreds of scientists from around 30 institutions worldwide have … Continue reading
America is a Poor Country Now, in Ways that are Likely to be Permanent Article by Umair Haque @ Eudaimonia&Co. (Oh dear…) – cPaul New Zealand declared victory over Coronavirus yesterday. “Team New Zealand,” as Kiwis refer to themselves, celebrated having … Continue reading
Other countries are used to loathing America, admiring America, and fearing America (sometimes all at once). But pitying America? That one is new. Tom McTague | The Atlantic “He hated america very deeply,” John le Carré wrote of his fictional Soviet … Continue reading
BY SAM WINTER-LEVY, NIKITA LALWANI | FOREIGN POLICY A new book advances a robust defense of the U.S. system of alliances. A post-pandemic world requires adaptation and renewed coordination against common threats. In Sept. 19, 1796, George Washington’s Farewell Address appeared in … Continue reading