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Joel Garreau
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The author of Edge City and The Nine Nations of North America, previewed the findings of his upcoming book, Our New Selves: The Future of Human Nature (rejected title: While God Wasn’t Looking — Garreau says the publisher feared the righteous wrath of the religious right). Soon, he says, we’ll be living in a world of bio-enhanced people — and not just Barry Bonds. While spending a year hanging out at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — the central research and development organization for the Dept. of Defense) Garreau met a telekinetic monkey named Belle who can play video games with her brain — a handy skill, it may turn out, for guiding an F-22.

He also discovered a team of telepathic marmosets who can transmit messages to each other mentally — sure to lead to a sequel to Bringing Down the House. On the human horizon, Garreau sees pills that will improve memory, give us better immune systems, strengthen our skeletons, endow us with talent in the arts, math, and languages, or give us Olympic class athletic talent. "All the comic book superpowers are already in existence or are in engineering now, and will be ready for humans before your mortgage is paid," he says.

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Kobe Ohashi Red Arch Bridge
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This bridge is apparently famous, and in a few animes and associated games. I just like how red it is.

Map: Minatojima, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

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As stated by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 (III) 11 December 1948
Having considered further the situation in Palestine,

11. Resolves that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible;
Instructs the Conciliation Commission to facilitate the repatriation, resettlement and economic and social rehabilitation of the refugees and the payment of compensation, and to maintain close relations with the Director of the United Nations Relief for Palestine Refugees and, through him, with the appropriate organs and agencies of the United Nations;

Free Palestine!

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Call Of Duty Black Ops III Last DLC Arrives September 6th 2016 (video)
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The final Call Of Duty Black Ops III DLC map pack in the form of Salvation will be available first on Playstation 4 on September 6th and will follow shortly afterwards on PC and Xbox One. Unfortunately the Salvation DLC is not available on Xbox 360 or PlayStation……

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Image from page 19 of “The last voyage of the Karluk, flagship of Vilhjalmar Stefansson’s Canadian Arctic expedition of 1913-16” (1916)
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Identifier: cu31924029882903
Title: The last voyage of the Karluk, flagship of Vilhjalmar Stefansson’s Canadian Arctic expedition of 1913-16
Year: 1916 (1910s)
Authors: Bartlett, Bob, 1875-1946 Hale, Ralph Tracy, 1880-
Subjects: Karluk (Ship) Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-1918)
Publisher: Boston : Small, Maynard and co.
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
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ALMAR StbFANSSON 8 The leaders and tbe scientific staff before the departure from nome 10 Stbfansson and his party leaving the Kabluk 36 Hauling the dredge …… 48 Making soundings 52 The supplies on the big floe …. 56 Pages from Captain Bartletts diart . . 92 Plan of Shipwreck Camp 98 Captain Bartletts oopt of the RubIitIt of Omar Khaytam 102 The ice-pack 106 Letter from the doctors party to Captain Bartlett 128 MuGFi 142 Shipwreck Camp 144 Another view of Shipwreck Camp . . . 148 Map of Wrangell Island 162 Five of the men op the Kabluk on Wrangell Island 180 List of Illustrations FAGB Captain Babtletts chart op the Alaskan coast 204 Captain Baktletts chart of the Sibebian coast 214 The news of Captain Bartlbtts arrival at St. Michaels reaches Nome …. 282 The camp at Rodgers Harbor, Wbangell Island 306 The REscnE of the party at Waring Point, Wrangell Island 314 Making the Kayak on Wrangell Island . . 320 The Kablvk survivors on board the Bear . 324 THE LAST VOYAGEOF THE KARLUK

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HO P Eel W THE LAST VOYAGE OFTHE KARLUK CHAPTER I THE EXPEDITION AND ITS OBJECTS We did not all come back. Fifteen months after the K.arluk, flagship ofVilhjahnar Stefanssons Canadian Arctic Expedi-tion, steamed out of the navy yard at Esquimault,British Columbia, the United States revenue cut-ter. Bear, that perennial Good Samaritan of theArctic, which thirty years before had been one ofthe ships to rescue the survivors of the Greely Ex-pedition from Cape Sabine, brought nine of usback again to Esquimault—nine white men out ofthe twenty, who, with two Eskimo men, an Eskimowoman and her two little girls—and a black cat—comprised the ships company when she beganher westward drift along the northern coast ofAlaska on the twenty-third of September, 1913.Years of sealing in the waters about Newfoundlandand of Arctic voyaging and ice-travel with Pearyhad given me a variety of experience to fall back 2 THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE KARLUK upon by way of comparison; the events of those jfif-t

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FOLLOWING BIT is a reenactment of Vito Acconci’s FOLLOWING PIECE, originally performed in New York City between October 3 and 25, 1969. FOLLOWING PIECE was part of “Street Works IV”, a series of performances and conceptual events sponsored by the Architectural League of New York between October 1-31, 1969. Acconci followed a person for a few minutes, if that person entered into a private space or a car, or for several hours, if the person went to a cinema or restaurant. Acconci carried out this performance everyday for a month. He typed up an account of each ‘pursuit’, and, the following month, he sent a report to a different member of the art community.

Coll.eo’s FOLLOWING BIT is presented today to a broader audience via different media, in the form of tweets, machinima, digital photographs, prints, maps, and diagrams. The month-long performance generated an enormous set of data, consisting of 23 digital videos in high definition over 118 GB in size; 13300+ digital photos; 60 digital prints; 23 written accounts sent in Tweet form (archived), plus several typewritten pages of notes, framed, and mounted to wall and to a board.

This folder documents a following bit took place in the streets of Liberty City on July 23 2013. The episode lasted a few hours. The photographic documentation was automated. The computer camera took pictures every three seconds. The result: approximately 5 GB of screenshots. This is a selection.

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September 1, 2013