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Why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world—to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.
The Fountainhead
Oct 17, 2012 / 2 notes
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Apr 19, 2012

I also start to worry if many women in a restaurant are beautiful in a trendy or stylish way. The point is not that beautiful women have bad taste in food. Instead, the problem is that they will attract a lot of men to the restaurant, whether or not the place serves excellent food. And that allows the restaurant to cut back on the quality of the food.

Mar 19, 2012

The Semantic Web

[…] But the newest change is expected to go much further, coming as a result of Google’s acquisition in 2010 start-up Metaweb Technologies, which had an index of 12 million entities, such as movies, books, companies and celebrities. By comparison, online encyclopedia Wikipedia has 3.5 million English entries, though they include more detailed information.

Mr. Singhal said Google and the Metaweb team, which then numbered around 50 software engineers, have since expanded the size of the index to more than 200 million entities, partly by developing “extraction algorithms,” or mathematical formulas that can organize data scattered across the Web. It also approached organizations and government agencies to obtain access to databases, including the CIA World Factbook, which houses up-to-date encyclopedic information about countries worldwide.

That said, deciding to avoid other people does not necessarily equate with having no desire whatsoever for company; it may simply reflect a dissatisfaction with what—or who—is available. Cynics are, in the end, only idealists with awkwardly high standards. In Chamfort’s words, ‘It is sometimes said of a man who lives alone that he does not like society. This is like saying of a man that he does not like going for walks because he is not fond of walking at night in the forêt de Bondy.
Alain de Botton
Mar 15, 2012
A color-coded map of all shots taken in the NBA from 2006-2011. The areas on the floor that yielded the most points per shot appear red; those that yielded the fewest points per shot appear blue. […]
If you’ve read anything about scoring efficiency in basketball, the resulting image will not surprise you (though its elegance is striking).
Mar 14, 2012

A color-coded map of all shots taken in the NBA from 2006-2011. The areas on the floor that yielded the most points per shot appear red; those that yielded the fewest points per shot appear blue. […]

If you’ve read anything about scoring efficiency in basketball, the resulting image will not surprise you (though its elegance is striking).

She had ~53kg at ~1.66cm. She can’t be an excuse for being fat.
Feb 17, 2012 / 45,368 notes

She had ~53kg at ~1.66cm. She can’t be an excuse for being fat.

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