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@jennycolgan: "There was a universe inside every human being every bit as big at the universe outside them. Books were the best way Nina knew ... to breach the barrier"
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Trump Status http://trumpstatus.org
"The way you're feeling is something someone planned. Resist that."

"the blissful union of biscuit and combined"

"I've learned to live with a very flexible definition of OK." - Frankie

Wiener measure: "a rigorous way to talk about the collective behavior of wiggly curves or flexible surfaces."

https://books.google.com/books?id=dfe_s_tK080C&pg=PA256&lpg=PA256#v=onepage&q&f=fals...

Hypothesis https://hypothes.is/a/4pSbWRxBRZS9EU0rVaL79Q
"Forexample, in a 2–MW wind turbine, the weight of the rotorand the tower is typically about 250 tons [10]. As reportedbelow, a kite generator of the same rated power can beobtained using a 500–m2kite and cables 1000–m long, witha total weight of about 2 tons only."
Is this a reasonable claim?

.@judell a fundamental issue: "the world’s supply of creative talent far exceeds the commercial demand for it."

Jon Udell on Twitter: "On getting paid (or not) to write. http://t.co/LaaNY5pXmV"
https://twitter.com/judell/status/572809022639742977

"the consumption of all wood has leveled off---for fuel, buildings, and, finally, paper. We are at peak timber."
Jesse Ausubel: Nature is Rebounding: Land- and Ocean-sparing through Concentrating Human Activities - The Long Now http://longnow.org/seminars/02015/jan/13/nature-rebounding-land-and-ocean-sparing-through-concentrat...

"In the ocean, though, trends remain troubling. Unlike on land, we have not yet replaced hunting wild animals with farming. Once refrigeration came along, 'the democratization of sushi changed everything for sea life. Fish biomass in intensively exploited fisheries appears to be about one‐tenth the level of the fish in those seas a few decades or hundred years ago.'"
Jesse Ausubel: Nature is Rebounding: Land- and Ocean-sparing through Concentrating Human Activities - The Long Now http://longnow.org/seminars/02015/jan/13/nature-rebounding-land-and-ocean-sparing-through-concentrat...

"'Global Greening,' Ausubel said, “is the most important ecological trend on Earth today. The biosphere on land is getting bigger, year by year, by two billion tons or even more.”"
Jesse Ausubel: Nature is Rebounding: Land- and Ocean-sparing through Concentrating Human Activities - The Long Now http://longnow.org/seminars/02015/jan/13/nature-rebounding-land-and-ocean-sparing-through-concentrat...

"Corn acreage the size of Iowa is wasted on biofuels. An even greater proportion goes to cows and pigs for conversion to meat."
Jesse Ausubel: Nature is Rebounding: Land- and Ocean-sparing through Concentrating Human Activities - The Long Now http://longnow.org/seminars/02015/jan/13/nature-rebounding-land-and-ocean-sparing-through-concentrat...

"Over the last 40 years, in nearly every field, human productivity has decoupled from resource use, Ausubel began. Even though our prosperity and population continue to increase, the trends show decreasing use of energy, water, land, material resources, and impact on natural systems (except the ocean). As a result we are seeing the beginnings of a global restoration of nature."
Jesse Ausubel: Nature is Rebounding: Land- and Ocean-sparing through Concentrating Human Activities - The Long Now http://longnow.org/seminars/02015/jan/13/nature-rebounding-land-and-ocean-sparing-through-concentrat...

"religion seems to me to assume one aspect when considered as a special claim to knowledge, and quite another aspect when considered as a ritualized confession of ignorance."
http://www.npr.org/2015/01/29/382388786/editor-picks-religions-for-the-first-norton-anthology-of-wor...

@judell "One thing I held on to during fedwiki was that it wasn’t intended to be wikipedia, and to me that meant it wasn’t intended to produce articles so much as to sustain and connect ideas in formation that might find their way into article-like things on other platforms."
http://blog.jonudell.net/2015/01/22/a-federated-wikipedia/#comment-413502
@KateMfD http://t.co/IwoYViUnd7" https://twitter.com/judell/status/561213711981887488