A currency-destroying hammer that was used to remove paper currency or sensitive documents from public circulation.
— @leevalleytools
And how it would look not just in your hand, but how it would look in the photograph you were going to take for marketing.
— Tony Fadell, "Tony Fadell: iPhone, iPod, Nest, Steve Jobs, Design, and Engineering | Lex Fridman Podcast #294"
Understanding that people have a really good bullshit indicator is the most important part of being an artist.
— Dan Reynolds, "Dan Reynolds: Imagine Dragons | Lex Fridman Podcast #290"
If I draw on a piece of paper, a little sketch of something that is called the Necker cube. It's just a little line drawing of a cube, right on a flat piece of paper. If I execute it well and I show it to you, you'll see a 3D cube and you'll see if flip. Sometimes you'll see one face in front, sometimes you'll see the other face in front. But if i ask, you know, which face is in front when you don't look, the answer is well neither face is in front because there's no cube, this is just a flat piece of paper. So when you look at the piece of paper, you perceptually create the cube, and when you look at it then you fix one face to be in front and one face to the other, so that's what I mean when I say it doesn't exist. Space time itself is like the cube, it's a data structure that your sensory systems construct.
— Donald Hoffman, "Donald Hoffman: Reality is an Illusion - How Evolution Hid the Truth | Lex Fridman Podcast #293"
They're finding new ways of computing these scattering amplitudes that turn literally billions of terms to one term. When you do it in space and time, because it's the wrong framework, it's just a user interface, that's now from the evolutionary point of view, it's not a deep insight into the nature of reality.
— Donald Hoffman, "Donald Hoffman: Reality is an Illusion - How Evolution Hid the Truth | Lex Fridman Podcast #293"
Shooting an arrow and painting a bullseye around it afterwards.
— Dan Carlin, "Dan Carlin: Hardcore History | Lex Fridman Podcast #136"
Artist Sophie Calle's HERE LIE THE SECRETS OF THE VISITORS OF GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY stands silent and ready to accept whatever secrets of which you might seek to unburden yourself.
— @historicgreenwood
Long ago in Vienna, as we have seen, he had learned from the tactics of Mayor Karl Lueger the importance of bringing "powerful existing institutions" over to one's side.
— William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Tippy Tappy
— Title of hammer Haley made*
All Bank of England notes now carry a copyright message on the face as a direct result of Boggs' activities, the idea being that if they cannot secure a counterfeiting charge, then they can at least secure a copyright violation.
— "J. S. G. Boggs," Wikipedia
It's good. You're alive.
— JeeYeun on how it's good that the water is so cold*
— Raul*
In Mein Kampf Hitler discources at length on the art of reading.... "On the other hand, a man who possesses the art of correct reading will ... instictively and immediately perceive everything which in his opinion is worth permanently remembering, either becasue it is suited to his purpose or generally worth knowing ... The art of reading, as of learning, is this: ... to retain the essential, to forget the nonessential. ... Only this kind of reading has meaning and purpose."
— William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
How much do you need war to legitimize warriors?
— Dan Carlin, "Dan Carlin: Hardcore History | Lex Fridman Podcast #136"
We Miss You!
— Email from Pavement Coffeehouse
Just let me go where.
— Yusuf / Cat Stevens, "Trouble"
The bobbin.
— Sophia teaching me how to sew*
You essentially become archival.
— Nicholas on cremataion*
Molasses Cookies
— Sign over the molasses cookies
He is not concerned about privacy regulators, he said, because PimEyes operates differently. He described it as almost being like a digital card catalog, saying the company does not store photos or individual face templates but rather URLs for individual images associated with the facial features they contain. It’s all public, he said, and PimEyes instructs users to search only for their own faces. Whether that architectural difference matters to regulators is yet to be determined.
— Kashmir Hill, "A Face Search Engine Anyone Can Use Is Alarmingly Accurate," The New York Times