Bookmarks for May 6th through May 7th
This is an auto-posted collection of my public links from Twitter and Pinboard.in for May 6th from 16:26 to 06:51:
- What Do Animals Think? | Animal Intelligence | DISCOVER Magazine – Temple Grandin thinks animals may think like autistic humans.
- Wittgenstein, Ludwig [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] – "So if a lion could speak, Wittgenstein says, we would not be able to understand it. We might realize that “roar” meant zebra, or that “roar, roar” meant lame zebra, but we would not understand lion ethics, politics, aesthetic taste, religion, humor and such like, if lions have these things. We could not honestly say “I know what you mean” to a lion. Understanding another involves empathy, which requires the kind of similarity that we just do not have with lions, and that many people do not have with other human beings."
- Animal cognition – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia –
- How do animals think? – thinking conciousness animals | Ask MetaFilter – Every time I see my cat I wonder what he's thinking.
- AgaMatrix WaveSense – iPhone – Agamatrix are the company who make the iPhone app for the ibgstar iPhone-based blood glucose monitor. They also make their own blood glucose monitors and are apparently the only hardware manufacturer to also make an iPhone app.
- Spark: Visualizing Physical Activity Using Abstract Ambient Art | Quantified Self – "Research tools have also used nature metaphors, like a garden or a fish tank, that thrives on physically active users. While promising in motivating behavior change, they can also be punishing when users are inactive (sad fish or wilting flowers)." Interesting to see sad fish/wilting flowers described as punishing. A zynga-designed QS app would always be failing forward.
- Crassulacean acid metabolism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Pineapples! Pineapples know about day and night!
- C4 carbon fixation – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Ditto. More carbon fixation goodness.
- C3 carbon fixation – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Turns out "photosynthesis" is a bit of a vague term. Random wikipedia browsing from the future timeline article.
- Timeline of the far future – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Via jwz. Super interesting.
- Daniel Patterson’s Poached Scrambled Eggs – an article from Food52 – "Now pay attention: You beat your eggs while counting to 20, swirl the boiling water, then slip in the eggs, pop on the lid, and wonder what's going on in there." 40 second eggs. Kind of poached, kind of scrambled. No teflon pan needed.
- Untitled (http://twitter.com/bradvertising/status/199192676329992194/photo/1) – My shot of the almost-supermoon from Fri night. Crane assist.
- The New Aesthetic — The New Aesthetic tumblr is now closed.
The New… – LONG LIVE THE #NEWAESTHETIC!
LONG LIVE THE #NEWAESTHE—oh, god!…wait!…it has taken its own life.