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1: Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
2: Do not think it worthwhile to produce belief by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
3: Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.
4: When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.
5: Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.
6: Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.
7: Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
8: Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
9: Be scrupulously truthful, even when truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.
10. Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.
Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy | Open Culture (via ario) I’m sure I’ve re-blogged this before. I have a copy of this posted on my office door. (via notational)
So excited to see @thedailyshow in July!
Yahoo Board to Meet Sunday to Consider $1.1 Billion, All-Cash Deal to Acquire Tumblr
Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka, allthingsd.com
According to sources close to the situation, the Yahoo board plans to meet Sunday night to decide whether to approve a $1.1 billion all-cash offer for New York-based blogging site Tumblr.
As AllThingsD.com first reported…
Marissa Mayer wooing Tumblr’s Karp reminds me of Kathleen Kennedy bringing JJ Abrams aboard the Star Wars enterprise. Nice piece by @karaswisher, @pkafka
Velvet Underground - “Sunday Morning”
Lasert cut wood record. I love this.
Amid the ongoing 3D printing controversy, Amanda Ghassel has used the technology to create several records— both with a 3D printer and a laser cutter— out of various materials including wood, paper, and acryllic. The quality of the audio is warped by the material and naturally low fidelity (the bit depth hovering between 4-5, compared to the standard 16-bit of a typical mp3), giving strands of audio strange re-interpretation. So far, she has created 3D printed records of Daft Punk, Joy Division, and New Order songs, and laser-printed LPs with songs by The Velvet Underground and Radiohead. Ghassel has also provided vector files so anyone with access to a laser printer can create their own LPs. When choosing a song, she recommends tracks “that are full in the lower to mid range, but also very sparse overall” Check out some of the audio from these creations below and click here to create your own. (via Vinyl Factory)