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Humans, it's time we have a frank discussion.

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Just outside of the city today, in an area that was mostly warehouses and industrial buildings... but then .

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Always sounds a bit pointless to me, when I say I love walking--most of us walk. But a lot of times people just walk for function, missing the pleasure in it. I love reading essays, etc. on walking too. This article had a mention of an "audio-walk" by Janet Cardiff, which I feel I need to try now. daily.jstor.org/the-art-of-wal

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The worst thing is when you pull back the peel of a banana to reveal a waterlogged, bloated face. Actually if the whole bunch is that way and you recognize some of the faces, it's worse. If not the worst, it's high on my list.

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Please connect with me at my @jc account, which I'm actively using.

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I can’t resist news about the Voynich Manuscript - goo.gl/PKCL4X A computer science researcher at the University of Alberta has tried a new approach using AI to help decipher the manuscript. It seems the manuscript may be using Hebrew plus various techniques to complicate a simple translation.

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Do we perceive aspects in music as having similar meaning or use--no matter its origin/cultural background? Good discussion (cognitive scientists and ethnomusicologists) on this cross-cultural study. goo.gl/R7oco5

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EU committees favour limiting freedom of expression & curtailing information access via a ? goo.gl/1noJYV – worrisome

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Can we predict new meaning based on a millenium of metaphors? This fascinating study considers how they emerge goo.gl/HPb3hJ and it finds some directionality.

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An article in The Atlantic discusses how tech companies have ethics problems due to profit motive inherent in being a commpany goo.gl/fc3HPQ – But don't co-ops solve this? goo.gl/9o7Qex their principles support the well-being of their community.

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Techniques & rigour in thinking as well as a more interconnected approach toward understanding humanity remains necessary in high-tech. Nice read goo.gl/Ai5Gg3 I like this sentiment from the article "We should be careful not to let interdisciplinary jockeying make us cling to what we know best."

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