"What may emerge as the most important insight of the twenty-first century is that man was not designed to live at the speed of light. Without the countervailing balance of natural and physical laws, the new video-related media will make man implode upon himself. As he sits in the informational control room, whether at home or at work, receiving data at enormous speeds — imagistic, sound, or tactile — from all areas of the world, the results could be dangerously inflating and schizophrenic. His body will remain in one place but his mind will float out into the electronic void, being everywhere at once in the data bank. Discarnate man is as weightless as an astronaut but can move much faster. He loses his sense of private identity because electronic perceptions are not related to place. Caught up in the hybrid energy released by video technologies, he will be presented with a chimerical “reality” that involves all his senses at a distended pitch, a condition as addictive as any known drug. The mind, as figure, sinks back into ground and drifts somewhere between dream and fantasy. Dreams have some connection to the real world because they have a frame of actual time and place (usually in real time); fantasy has no such commitment."
Marshall McLuhan, The Global Village, page 97 (via vagabondbohemia)

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vintage-robots:

Screen print for sale on Etsy by Vintango. Pretty sweet design!

27 bucks you can send or i’ll send it to you for free, providing you hunt or create 300 dpi png, 24in max width et al.

vintage-robots:

Screen print for sale on Etsy by Vintango. Pretty sweet design!

27 bucks you can send or i’ll send it to you for free, providing you hunt or create 300 dpi png, 24in max width et al.

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sarkos:

psychic-mayhem:

Friends with banana fats.

Friends with Horselover Fats

Friends with the benedicts

sarkos:

psychic-mayhem:

Friends with banana fats.

Friends with Horselover Fats

Friends with the benedicts

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sarkos:

ladygolem:

ladygolem:

In this episode of Mythbusters: Adam and Jamie find out how hard you’d really have to punch the floor to make your screensaver deactivate

After the break: the Mythbusters construct a satellite dish out of human bones and try to download an ass

Drilbusters

Downloading an ass is easy, it’s getting the previous owners of the bones to posthumously absorb enough iron to constitute the required reflective dish qualities. Oh you didn’t want to think about this that far, I’ll stumble off. Really though, good luck on the bone marrow LNB. Kinda looks like a rat.

historical-nonfiction:

Louise Brooks, silent and talking film actress, most famous for three racy films made in Europe around 1929, and whose career was unofficially blacklisted in Hollywood because of it. Louise went through a series of careers (and lovers) after that. She was famously a “sexually liberated” woman, unafraid to take photos in the nude and sleep with whomever took her fancy. Her films were re-discovered in Europe in the 1950s and she was proclaimed to surpass even Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo as a film icon, to Louise’s amusement. Since then she has remained a known icon though her star is fading with time.

Boss

historical-nonfiction:

Louise Brooks, silent and talking film actress, most famous for three racy films made in Europe around 1929, and whose career was unofficially blacklisted in Hollywood because of it. Louise went through a series of careers (and lovers) after that. She was famously a “sexually liberated” woman, unafraid to take photos in the nude and sleep with whomever took her fancy. Her films were re-discovered in Europe in the 1950s and she was proclaimed to surpass even Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo as a film icon, to Louise’s amusement. Since then she has remained a known icon though her star is fading with time.

Boss

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ahomeboyslife:

current style inspiration.

you’re eating maggots Saetia, how do they taste?

ahomeboyslife:

current style inspiration.

you’re eating maggots Saetia, how do they taste?

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"If a train doesn’t stop at your station, it’s simply because it’s not your train. Don’t try to flag down the conductor and convince them to stop there, even if their own map says that they should just keep going. You may not realize it, but there’s another train trying to come toward you, unable to get into your station because a train that doesn’t even belong there is being delayed there by your intensity."

Yes maybe, but all the trains belong to you, they’ll all stop should you make an earth shattering case for them to do so. Not that I recommend it. But the power is there, for the audacious.

Most things in your life are affected by your actions, despite the endless ‘inspiring’ theories that they aren’t. these are just excuses for failure of their desire, a message that fell on deaf ears. Failure is our best tool of learning, of adaptation, and those than try to recontextualize it in a different way have missed the point.

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yuppiexscum:

I forget identity is relevant to people until I come home and people ask me about my life and to define things and myself and god I just want a drink and to continue my fluid existence in peace

cerebralzero:

Lahti L39 vs Apple
Lahti wins.

In case it was unclear, huge fucking bullets will go thru consumer electronics with ease. Because they were made to go thru light vehicle armor after all. Why this is fapworthy material is beyond me. 

cerebralzero:

Lahti L39 vs Apple

Lahti wins.

In case it was unclear, huge fucking bullets will go thru consumer electronics with ease. Because they were made to go thru light vehicle armor after all. Why this is fapworthy material is beyond me. 

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"Toffler’s own conception of futurology was never progressive. Progress was always presented as a problem that needed to be solved."

David Graeber in The BafflerOf Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit (via protoslacker)

"The usual move in science fiction is to remain vague about the dates, so as to render “the future” a zone of pure fantasy, no different than Middle Earth or Narnia, or like Star Wars, “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.” As a result, our science fiction future is, most often, not a future at all, but more like an alternative dimension, a dream-time, a technological Elsewhere, existing in days to come in the same sense that elves and dragon-slayers existed in the past—another screen for the displacement of moral dramas and mythic fantasies into the dead ends of consumer pleasure.” (From the article. Interesting stuff.)

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ultrafacts:

aussietory:

third-way-is-best-way:

tuxedoandex:

kvotheunkvothe:

ultrafacts:

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EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.



The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

ultrafacts:

aussietory:

third-way-is-best-way:

tuxedoandex:

kvotheunkvothe:

ultrafacts:

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EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.

The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

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One does not realize the foresight, until it’s all been said and done. “The TAZ is an encampment of guerilla ontologists: strike and run away. Keep moving the entire tribe, even if it’s only data in the Web. The TAZ must be capable of defense; but both the “strike” and the “defense” should, if possible, evade the violence of the State, which is no longer a meaningful violence. The strike is made at structures of control, essentially at ideas; the defense is “invisibility,” a martial art, and “invulnerability”—an “occult” art within the martial arts. The “nomadic war machine” conquers without being noticed and moves on before the map can be adjusted. As to the future—Only the autonomous can plan autonomy, organize for it, create it. It’s a bootstrap operation. The first step is somewhat akin to satori—the realization that the TAZ begins with a simple act of realization.”

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