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  1. Last 7 days
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  2. Jul 2019
    1. In Hardy's words, "Exposition, criticism, appreciation, is work for second-rate minds. [...] It is a melancholy experience for a professional mathematician to find himself writing about mathematics. The function of a mathematician is to do something, to prove new theorems, to add to mathematics, and not to talk about what he or other mathematicians have done."

      similar to Nassim Taleb's "History is written by losers"

  3. Mar 2019
    1. In academia, an article that is 10 years old is considered dated.

      In academia - but Lasch is still considered relevant?

  4. Aug 2018
    1. Baalim and Ashtaroth,

      Ashtoreth was the primary female goddess, the moon goddess in ancient Canaan; her consort was Baal. The Phoenicians worshipped her as Astarte, and the Babylonians and Egyptians, as Ishtar. The Greeks later associated her with Aphrodite. In the Old Testament, there are numerous references to the condemnation of the worship of Astarte/Ashtoreth in chapters about Moses, Solomon, Elijah and more.

  5. Dec 2017
  6. Jul 2017
    1. Haberman is in Trump’s head so deep she could be his psychiatrist, and she has had extraordinary access to the president and the administration. She is a regular commentator on TV about life “inside the castle.”

      This is absolutely incredible and profound. As an old school wannabee journalist, I applaud these efforts. If only the Charlotte Observer would lower their prices to about $5 a month for digital, I would subscribe, even on my income.

  7. May 2017
    1. Abraham Rayner

      Abraham Rayner was the Master of the lodge meeting at the Queen's Head, Devil's Acre, in 1723. This lodfge was the successor of the lodge which claimed to have met at the Apple Tree in Covent Garden and to have been one of four lodges which formed Grand Lodge in 1717

    1. James Anderson

      This may perhaps be James Anderson, the historian and author of the 'Constitutions of the Free Masons'.

    1. The only lodge which was recorded as meeting at the White Swan in Old Gravel Lane was said to have been erased in 1775, seven years before this case. Is this an example of a lodge which continued to meet after its formal suppression by Grand Lodge?

    1. Theft taking place during a lodge meeting at the Goose and Gridiron, St Paul's Churchyard. The only lodge meeting in the Goose and Gridiron in 1767 was No. 333 (serial number 612) which afterwards became the Tuscan Lodge, then the Lustitania Lodge

    1. Charles Bearblock, innkeeper of Lombard Street, was elected Grand Secretary of tyhe Antients Grand Lodge (one of two rival Grand Lodges in London) in 1779.

  8. Mar 2017
    1. The old Rhetoric was an offspring of dis-pute; it developed as the rationale of pleadings and persuadings; it was the theory of the battle of words and has always been itself dominated by the combative impulse.

      I guess "old Rhetoric" is still alive, because especially on cable news or in arguments with friends, discussions are not "expositions" but "battles of words."

  9. Aug 2016
    1. Shawn and Cory and Tom are three of my best friends in the universe, they know me better than I know myself, and I met them online, thirteen years ago, on an Animal Crossing message board. Like, what the fuck is that? That’s beautiful.
    2. We were all about authenticity, but we were also brilliant fabulists. We were the first generation to really be born into the internet. Everybody had sixteen fake accounts on every website. It used to be so easy to lie — all you had to do was log onto the Neoboards and post a message that said “hi im hilary duff” and voila, you were Hilary Duff, at least for the next three hours. I had a sock account that was supposedly my French friend Lucie. I would have two-way “conversations” with myself that I just ran through Google Translate, and nobody ever busted me. We were kids; we were catfishing before catfishing was a thing. Nobody knew how to investigate anything.
    3. We were thirteen, fourteen, and we were reaching into this shimmering expanse, and other girls were reaching back. They could be across the world or in the next town over, and they were just like us.
  10. Jan 2016
  11. Dec 2015
    1. The bubbles then stick around for about 20 to 30 minutes, and you won’t be able to crack your knuckles again until they are gone — a sure sign that the sound is not caused by bursting bubbles, as was the leading hypothesis for many years.

      My mum was wrong ha ha

  12. Nov 2015
    1. Writing students are notoriously conservative creatures. They write stubbornly and hopefully within the tradition of what they have read. Getting them to try out alternative or innovative forms is harder than talking them into chastity as a life style. But confronted with hyperspace, they have no choice: all the comforting structures have been erased. It's improvise or go home

      Old Continent oldfashioned structures are the best example of that issue, new writters try to innovate in contents and structure but never see digital as a quality guarraty. I think is the commitment with the paper, kind of literary marriage that implies all the traditions and conventions during centuries.

  13. Aug 2015
  14. May 2015
    1. expressive use of syncopation and sliding ornamentation, and he was adept at singing while playing. His formidable technique and rough timbre continue to influence modern aficionados of Appalachian old-time music and in particular the Round Peak style of clawhammer banjo

      A straight up description of Tommy Jarrell's style and uniqueness.