"When Harmony Mill No. 3, was built in 1866, the builders had no idea that during the excavation of the north section of the mill, they would discover the bones of a 13,000-year-old extinct male mastodon."
TIL: Indiana Pi Bill
Adventures in legislating mathematical truth...
Fascinating read. I didn't realize that sweet (non-alcoholic) cider was a uniquely American thing.
"[A]t some point in the last few hundred years, the words 'apple cider' have evolved to mean different things ...."
Imagine if we actually *had* user agents.
Like, imagine if our computers were doing things we wanted them to do, automatically, on the network. And, it was our computers doing these things, instead of a rental service like ifttt or google alerts that's selling info on the back end. Imagine if they stopped doing things when we told them to stop.
Imagine if non-technical users had this too.
"The hidden God, present in the lives of the humble and the most vulnerable people, can be 'discovered' only when we join them in the fight for justice and peace. Justice for the marginalized and peace on Earth is the message of Christmas, the message of the 'Hidden God' for each of us."
"So that, I suppose, is the secret to effective evangelism. ... Dedicate your ministry to justice for the oppressed and liberation for the enslaved, stand with them no matter what and keep at it until The Powers That Be burn your church down and want you dead."
I see him there
Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top
In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed.
He moves in darkness as it seems to me,
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father's saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, 'Good fences make good neighbors.'
- Robert Frost, "Mending Wall"