Benjamin Adams

23 Apr 19
Systems Community of Inquiry

There should be more cybernetics on Slate Star Codex; as with Meaningness, it seems like a good fit. Look how many comments in a single day!   Source: 1960: The Year The Singularity Was Cancelled | Slate Star Codex  Slate Star Codex 1960: THE YEAR THE SINGULARITY WAS CANCELLED POSTED ON APRIL 22, 2019 BY SCOTT ALEXANDER [Epistemic […]

23 Apr 19
The Aftermath

They say you need five years to truly evaluate a draft class. Well here we are now five years removed from the 2014 NFL draft. This was a loaded draft class with tons of talent coming off the board in the first round. There were a couple sleepers (Telvin Smith, Charles Leno, Malcolm Butler). This […]

23 Apr 19
LooMee TV

Was ist nur aus dem ehemals „Sexiest Man Alive“ Adam Levine geworden? Der „Maroon 5“-Sänger schockte Fans jetzt mit einer etwas fragwürdigen Frisur bei einem „The Voice“-Auftritt. Das 40-Jährige Jury-Mitglied sitzt dort neuerdings nämlich mit einem radikalen Irokesenschnitt. Seitlich sind die Haare abrasiert, oben sind sie als schmaler Streifen übriggeblieben. Der „The Voice“-Twitteraccount schrieb zum […]

23 Apr 19
KEVIN PABLEO

The history of WWE live events in the Philippines.

23 Apr 19
Metro
St George’s flags will be flying today (Picture: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) It’s 23 April and you know what that means – St George’s Day has rolled around once again. It’s widely accepted as the day that St George, the patron saint of England who is famously said to have slayed a dragon back in the day, died back in AD 303. While St George’s Day isn’t a bank holiday, that doesn’t mean we can’t put our all into marking this traditional day of English pride. So to celebrate, we’ve put together some of our favourite quotes and poems about England, and a few images to boot. Quotes for St George’s Day ‘The English nation is never so great as in adversity.’ – Benjamin Disraeli ‘What other country…could possibly have come up with place names like Tooting Bec and Farleigh Wallop, or a game like cricket that goes on for three days and never seems to start?’ – Bill Bryson The Bard himself was an Englishman after all (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto/Duncan P Walker) ‘This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.’ – William Shakespeare ‘Saint George he was for England, And before he killed the dragon he drank a pint of English ale out of an English flagon.’ – Gilbert K. Chesterton ‘Do we have carjacking in England? No, but thanks for asking. We have people who clean your windscreen against your will…’ – Douglas Adams St George’s Day poems England, My England What have I done for you, England, my England? What is there I would not do, England, my own? With your glorious eyes austere, As the Lord were walking near, Whispering terrible things and dear As the Song on your bugles blown, England– Round the world on your bugles blown! Where shall the watchful sun, England, my England, Match the master-work you’ve done, England, my own? When shall he rejoice agen Such a breed of mighty men As come forward, one to ten, To the Song on your bugles blown, England– Down the years on your bugles blown? Ever the faith endures, England, my England:– ‘Take and break us: we are yours, England, my own! Life is good, and joy runs high Between English earth and sky: Death is death; but we shall die To the Song on your bugles blown, England– To the stars on your bugles blown!’ They call you proud and hard, England, my England: You with worlds to watch and ward, England, my own! You whose mail’d hand keeps the keys Of such teeming destinies, You could know nor dread nor ease Were the Song on your bugles blown, England, Round the Pit on your bugles blown! Mother of Ships whose might, England, my England, Is the fierce old Sea’s delight, England, my own, Chosen daughter of the Lord, Spouse-in-Chief of the ancient Sword, There ‘s the menace of the Word In the Song on your bugles blown, England– Out of heaven on your bugles blown! By William Ernest Henley St George slaying the dragon (Picture: Wiki Commons) Sonnet Xvii. Happy Is England Happy is England! I could be content To see no other verdure than its own; To feel no other breezes than are blown Through its tall woods with high romances blent: Yet do I sometimes feel a languishment For skies Italian, and an inward groan To sit upon an Alp as on a throne, And half forget what world or worldling meant. Happy is England, sweet her artless daughters; Enough their simple loveliness for me, Enough their whitest arms in silence clinging: Yet do I often warmly burn to see Beauties of deeper glance, and hear their singing, And float with them about the summer waters. By John Keats Home-Thoughts, from Abroad Oh, to be in England Now that April’s there, And whoever wakes in England Sees, some morning, unaware, That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf, While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough In England—now! And after April, when May follows, And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows! Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge Leans to the field and scatters on the clover Blossoms and dewdrops—at the bent spray’s edge— That’s the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, Lest you should think he never could recapture The first fine careless rapture! And though the fields look rough with hoary dew, All will be gay when noontide wakes anew The buttercups, the little children’s dower —Far brighter than this gaudy melon-flower! By Robert Browning St George’s Day images Good Morning everyone, happy #StGeorgesDay. Have a good one 😊😊😊 pic.twitter.com/hAs1DDqS1C — Shrewsbury Morris Dancers (@shrewsmorris) April 23, 2019 To all those celebrating in the UK and across the world. Have a happy #StGeorgesDay #RT pic.twitter.com/4dXiXVuWFy — Chaz Singh (@PlymouthChaz) April 22, 2019 View this post on Instagram Happy St George’s Day #thesportinglodge #stgeorgesday #stgeorge A post shared by The Sporting Lodge (@thesportinglodge) on Apr 22, 2019 at 11:15pm PDT Perhaps one of the best known paintings of #StGeorge is this one by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640). There is so much movement in his depiction of the horse #StGeorgesDay pic.twitter.com/NJnPJsGXSQ — HistoryandHeritageYorkshire (@GenealogyBeech) April 23, 2019 View this post on Instagram St. George’s Day… Sir Harry wishes everyone a very happy St. George’s Day. “Cry God for Henry, England and St. George.” William Shakespeare #stgeorge #sirharryplopper #stgeorgesday #england #dragon #whitehorse #lance #williamshakespeare #legos #legophotography #toyphotography #legominifigures #minifigures #afol #legofan #bricknetwork #horse #lego #horsesofinstagram #windsor #instalego #legostagram #legoland #castle #horsebackriding #stgeorgeschapel #brickcentral #bricknetwork #toyartistry #saintgeorge A post shared by Sir Harry Plopper 🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@sirharryplopper) on Apr 23, 2019 at 12:31am PDT [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/03/bank-holiday-dates-2019-many-8304839/” title=”What are the UK bank holiday dates for 2019 and how many are there?”] [metro-link url=”http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/22/can-tan-fake-tan-7487845/” title=”Can you tan through fake tan?”]
23 Apr 19
Russia News Now

Via Accelerating Meltdown, “Platforms don’t look like how they work and don’t work like how they look.” – Benjamin H Bratton, The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty Complex systems by their very nature are, of course, complex. As Sayama’s diagram at the opening of this post demonstrates… An elementary definition of a complex system is one […]

23 Apr 19
NATION AND STATE

Via Accelerating Meltdown, “Platforms don’t look like how they work and don’t work like how they look.” – Benjamin H Bratton, The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty Complex systems by their very nature are, of course, complex. As Sayama’s diagram at the opening of this post demonstrates… An elementary definition of a complex system is one […]

23 Apr 19

Being a whistleblower is a difficult path, one that only a few choose to follow.  Chelsea Manning is one of those people, but the pain of her choice continues to haunt her in horrifying ways.  Here, we discuss Chelsea Manning’s jailtime over her refusal to testify in a grand jury proceeding related to Julian Assange.  […]

23 Apr 19
EW.com

Eleven years can feel like a lifetime ago — especially in an era where the news cycle can make a week seem to last a month — but that’s how long it’s been since All My Sons last appeared on Broadway. The 1947 play was Arthur Miller’s first hit, coming before the equally lauded likes […]

22 Apr 19
scoreit.online

The Marvel Cinematic Universe and postcredit scenes are as inextricably linked as Thor and Loki — it’s become a tradition to sit through the entire credits waiting for a just few more seconds of superhero goodness. Like the movies they’re attached to, these stingers vary wildly in quality. Some add to the overall MCU tapestry, […]

22 Apr 19
The Post & Email

“LIES.  ALL LIES.” by Joan Swirsky, ©2019 (Apr. 22, 2019) — Just a few months ago, in an article entitled “Still the Smartest Guy in the Room,” I wrote the following about President Trump: Well, whaddaya know? In the midterm elections of November 6, 2018, the American people rewarded the president—for only the third time […]

22 Apr 19
Deadline

Spring tourism and a plump roster of new productions filled lots of seats on Broadway last week, with attendance of 328,200 reflecting a solid 8% increase over the previous week. Total revenue for Week 47 (ending April 21) was even more impressive as the 36 productions took in $40,219,790, 16% greater than the previous week. […]

22 Apr 19
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Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Summer is Here! Go Green Valley Gators! Molly McShea, Jensen, Anna Sasser, Landry, Ellie, Ellison SotoLandry – age 9 – 50 Fly @ Sherwoodhttps://youtu.be/fumnl5G9ohY Brooks – Medley Relay – age 12 @ Sherwoodhttps://youtu.be/Q2TPvXc3onoLandry – age 9 – 50 Back @ Sherwoodhttps://youtu.be/bvD_vX8hmnw Landry Took Home:12th in 50 Fly B Finalshttps://youtu.be/ZztLyCEWna8 Event […]

22 Apr 19
WPMT FOX43

RED LION, York County — A 30-year-old Felton man has been charged with child pornography, intercepting communications, and invasion of privacy after a police investigation of an “upskirt” photo he was caught taking of a 16-year-old girl led to the discovery of other illicit images and audio recordings on his cell phone, York Area Regional […]