If you have no destination for the work, you will have no work.
— Elliott Earls, "Alpha Designer. Beta Designer | Episode 117"
Be like a submarine.
— David referencing something C.J. Chivers said
When you leave you just walk out, you don't have to take the space ship back.
— Lily on how Mars 2112 was fake
How do you think gutters are made?
— E*
What did we catch?
— E asking what was in our net (I was sneaking crab legs into it)*
Mama, are you going to remember all the things I said even when I'm grown up?
— E worried about forgetting things, he's also been asking people to remember various specific things*
He also printed stretched-out versions of Salvador Dalí's signature and sold them by the centimeter.
— Lawrence Weschler, Boggs: A Comedy of Values on Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd
In machine learning, what we've always found is that the more end to end you can make it the better the system. And it's probably because you know, in the end, the system is better at learning what the constraints are than we are as the human designers at specifying it.
— Demis Hassabis, "Demis Hassabis: DeepMind - AI, Superintelligence & the Future of Humanity | Lex Fridman Podcast #299"
This set me to thinking: what was it that she valued so much? Was it the way the drawing mimicked a regular dollar bill? or the fact that she'd sat and watched me do all the work? or that it somehow succeeded as a drawing in communicating something?
— J. S. G. Boggs via Lawrence Weschler, Boggs: A Comedy of Values
That's not true.
— Lily after I showed her a picture on @blowing.up.history of a woodpecker flying with a weasel on its back (photographed by Martin Le-May)
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Denzer 🎉
— @tailoredentertainmentgroup
— E adding an improved line after A read "and instill in them the value of learning and..."*
What dream did you pick out?
— Kathleen telling us the question she asks people before they get sedated
The End
[cut to hors d'oeuvres]
— An addition David made to the ceremony script
I hate to be a stickler, but why is Jesus wearing a cross?
— @chipfranklin tweet over painting of Jesus wearing a cross necklace
It's so unfair.
— Lily on baby bird being all alone but he has to fly
I love drooling though.
— Lily on naps
@norcalgidget his comment is intentionally ambiguous or we would have been more specific. Words mean things, context in this case should be unnecessary.
— @debbiemillman replying to @norcalgidget's Instagram comment "No. He is not wanting to bring back segregation. What he is pointing out that the court can decide one way and years later correct that wrong decision with a new one. Roe took the states/elections inability to make a decision on abortion. Dobbs brings the power back to the states. Brings the power to actually elected people. Not just a group of white guys who made the decision without an actual vote from the people. Just how Plessy saw people as sub-human, and it was corrected it's Brown. Roe saw babies as "blobs of tissues" and was corrected by Dobbs in seeing babies as humans also protected under the law. He is not calling for segregation." which was a reply to @debbiemillman's Instagram post of a screenshot of @JohnCornyn's tweet "Now do Plessy vs Ferguson/Brown vs Board of Education." which was over a retweet of @BarackObama's tweet "Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans." which @debbiemillman captioned "Folks this is real and this is happening. He wants to bring back SEGREGATION. Please TEXANS vote this devil off the face of the earth. How is this happening???? How? 🤬"
As a society, we don’t often discuss our differences of opinion as openly, regularly, healthily, or with as much curiosity as we might. But how we harbor our differences of opinion can be the difference between fostering a community in which respect, dignity, and heterogeneous thinking are the norm and a community that silences, shuns, ignores, or demeans.
It strikes me that it is at precisely times like this when we should reaffirm our commitment to not only being in productive community with each other despite our differences—profound as they sometimes are—but also a commitment to actively seeking to understand another’s point of view. In seeking to understand, I believe, we deepen our knowledge, fortitude, and pathways for change-making. What I’m talking about is not abstract but concrete.
— Crystal Williams, "Message from the President | SCOTUS and Being in Dialogue"
The last person who could read hieroglyphics died.
— Elon Musk, "Elon Musk on Life, The Universe and Everything: Interview Part 2"