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    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2013
    Utah federal judge strikes down state's same sex marriage ban

    He did through equal protection and due process concerns, which could have major implications on the national level.
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2013
    Surgeon suspended over allegations he "branded" his initials on to a patient's liver.
    The letters were reportedly found by a colleague who was performing a routine operation on the unnamed patient.
      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeDec 25th 2013
    Snowden delivers Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message
    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden delivers Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message, saying his revelations on privacy invasion enable people to choose how their governments are run.
    • CommentTimeDec 25th 2013 edited
    For my part, I'm very happy that I managed to get out of media when I did.


    And so, to our year of bungles: the New Jersey waitress who received a homophobic comment on the receipt from a party she had served; comedian Kyle Kinane’s Twitter beef with Pace Salsa; the Chinese husband who sued his wife for birthing ugly children after he learned she’d had plastic surgery; Samsung paying Apple $1 billion in nickels; former NSA chief Michael Hayden’s assassination; #CutForBieber; the exquisite, otherwordly weirdness of the @Horse_ebooks Twitter account; Nelson Mandela’s death pic; that eagle snatching a child off the ground on YouTube; Jimmy Kimmel’s “twerk fail” video; Sarah Palin taking a job with Al-Jazeera America (an obviously satirical story that even suckered in The Washington Post)…

    These all had one thing in common: They seemed too tidily packaged, too neat, “too good to check,” as they used to say, to actually be true. Any number of reporters or editors at any of the hundreds of sites that posted these Platonic ideals of shareability could’ve told you that they smelled, but in the ongoing decimation of the publishing industry, fact-checking has been outsourced to the readers. Not surprisingly—as we saw with the erroneous Reddit-spawned witch-hunt around the Boston Marathon bombing—readers are terrible at fact-checking. And this, as it happens, is good for business because it means more shares, more clicks.
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    Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense

    “I have devoted 30 years of research to how creative people live and work, to make more understandable the mysterious process by which they come up with new ideas and new things. If I had to express in one word what makes their personalities different from others, it’s complexity. They show tendencies of thought and action that in most people are segregated. They contain contradictory extremes; instead of being an individual, each of them is a multitude.”

    Read down to the comments from creatives who identify with the blog completely. Also interesting are the non-creatives who fail to see the point and try to dismiss the findings as "being as vague as a horoscope." Jealous much?
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2013
    Uh, are you joking? That list is a bloody scrape between specious pseudoscience and ambiguous inclusionism.
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    It's a big old list of Barnum statements. It's vague as a horoscope because it uses exactly the same principles. (Artistic) People are a bit unpredictable and selfish sometimes? Really?

    It sounds a little like a drunken artist trying to make excuses for forgetting somebody's birthday...
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    No, I was not joking when I posted this. I think the research is interesting. I also find the reactions extremely interesting. When you get flak, you're flying over the target.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2013
    LOL, so people giving that researcher who released the highly erroneous vaccine causes autism study was "flying over the target"? Yeah, no.
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2013
    When you get flak, you're flying over the target.

    Well, you're flying over a target, anyway. It's highly possible that you're dropping your bomb load on your own airfield.
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    When we start giving each other flak, this place is finished. Do us all a favour and drop it, guys.

    Actually, not my job. Forget I spoke.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2013
    100-year-old negatives found in block of Antarctic ice
    The team from the Antarctic Heritage Trust (NZ) discovered the box in a corner of one of the many supply depots Robert Falcon Scott established for his doomed Terre Nova Expedition to the South Pole (1910-1913). Though Scott reached the Pole, he and his party died of starvation and the extreme cold on their return trip.

    The hut was used next by the Ross Sea Party of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. It is believed that this party left the undeveloped negatives.
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2014 edited