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  1. Jul 2019
  2. Jan 2019
  3. Oct 2018
    1. While entertainment production information may not be high on many people’s lists of important information, the Internet Movie Database is a vital instrument in keeping track of television, movie, and video game history.

      Someday, when facial recognition rules the day, we'll all be able to log into IMDB and see ourselves in other peoples' home videos/movies.

    1.   And makes me end where I begun

      The circle motif is included for two possible reasons. The more supported reason being, Donne is consoling his wife Anne More by saying that he will leave on these voyages, but he will always return home making a perfect circle. The second speculated reason being that More was pregnant during the time this poem was written. This is likely to be turn because within their relationship the couple had at least 12 children. Anne being pregnant could also explain why she is so emotional about Donne leaving.

    2. circle
    3. compasses
    4. sublunary

      beneath the moon

    5. spheres
    6. earth
  4. Feb 2018
    1. An episode in the third season of the TV show “Black Mirror” portrays a world in which people spend nearly all their time using their phones to rate virtually everyone else on a five-star scale.

      Black Mirror made me think about rating systems. Similar to the book The Circle and user surveys.

  5. Dec 2017
    1. Starting Tuesday, any time someone uploads a photo that includes what Facebook thinks is your face, you’ll be notified even if you weren’t tagged.

      This is eerily like in the book The Circle where facial recognition is done over all photos and video on the web--including CCTV. No more secrets.

  6. Nov 2017
  7. May 2017
    1. Dempster Highway

      The Dempster Highway begins in the Yukon and ends in Inuvik, Northwest Territories (Government of Northwest Territories). It is the only Canadian highway that crosses the Arctic Circle (Northwest Territories Parks). The Dempster Highway was named for a Northwest Mounted Police officer Sgt. W.J.D. Dempster who traveled down this road in the winter of 1910 in search of a “Lost Patrol”. The Lost Patrol was a group of mounted police who lost their way on the way back to Fort McPherson and all members died (Yukon). The highway is entirely gravel except for the last 10 kilometers in Inuvik (Government of Northwest Territories). The Dempster Highway was started in 1959, but was not completed until 1979 (Yukon). The Dempster highway is known for its ecology, including caribou, sheep, eagles, falcons, butterflies, bears, coyotes, foxes, and others. The highway passes through Angelcomb Peak, or sheep mountain, which is the breeding ground for the Dall’s sheep. The highway passes a region of “drunken” boreal forest, which got its name because it is located on an area of shifting permafrost that continuously thaws and freezes. The Dempster Highway crosses 217 of Canada’s ecoregions. After 405.5 kilometers on the highway, travelers will reach the Arctic Circle. After 465 kilometers, the highway enters the Northwest Territories. The highway ends after 272 kilometers in the Northwest Territories in Inuvik. A full map of the Dempster Highway can be found below.

      http://www.env.gov.yk.ca/publications-maps/documents/Dempster_Travelogue_2014.pdf

      References: "Dempster Highway Travelogue." Yukon. Accessed May 05, 2017.

      "Highway 8." Transportation-Government of Northwest Territories. Accessed May 05, 2017. http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/Highways/Highway_System/NWTHwy8.

      "Dempster Highway." Dempster Highway | Northwest Territories Parks. Accessed May 05, 2017. https://nwtparks.ca/explore/dempster-highway.

  8. Apr 2017
    1. The first, say, one hour and thirty-five minutes of The Circle are enormously powerful, in an intelligent, worry-inducing kind of way. The film’s last fifteen minutes, which feel rushed, don’t quite measure up. The ending is ambiguous, confusing, and strangely open-ended. But maybe that’s only appropriate. It feels the most like reality.

      This is better than the NYT review said.