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News Briefs 06-05-2017

“All mass is interaction.”

Quote of the Day:

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.”

R. Feynman

News Briefs 04-05-2017

From the Royal Society for Putting Things Atop Other Things: Birds atop other birds.

Thanks to John Reppion and viewers like you.

"Starting with things of little value--a bit of spilled oil, a little stolen wine--repeat to yourself: 'For such a small price, I buy tranquillity.'"
- Epictetus

News Briefs 03-05-2017

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you...

Thanks to @SFSlim, @AnomalistNews and @m1k3y.

Quote of the Day:

It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.

Terry Pratchett

News Briefs 02-05-2017

Born sexy yesterday...

Quote of the Day:

If we care about having a meaningful world in which to lead meaningful lives then we should all try harder to reinvest our environments with the meaning that belligerent materialism has sucked out of them.

Alan Moore

News Briefs 01-05-2017

Me, IRL, when someone wants to talk to me...

Quote of the Day:

Subjectivity is the only thing that we know is objectively real.

Alan Moore

News Briefs 29-04-2017

“When I walk along with two others, from at least one I will be able to learn.“

Quote of the Day:

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”

Confucius

News Briefs 27-04-2017

Ooh, baby baby it's a wild world.

Thank you, Greg.

"The duty of man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to make himself an enemy of all that he reads and … attack it from every side. He should also suspect himself as he performs his critical examination of it, so that he may avoid falling into either prejudice or leniency."
- Ibn al-Haytham

News Briefs 26-04-2017

Reality is nausea-inducing...

Thanks @t3dy and @ProjectArchivis.

Quote of the Day:

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Carl Sagan

News Briefs 25-04-2017

TFW when the clothes store doesn't stock your size...

Thanks Grandma Grail.

Quote of the Day:

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

Robin Williams