Theodor Adorno on the Art of Punctuation | Brain Pickings

The writer is in a permanent predicament when it comes to punctuation marks; if one were fully aware while writing, one would sense the impossibility of ever using a mark of punctuation correctly and would give up writing altogether.

via Theodor Adorno on the Art of Punctuation | Brain Pickings.

A galaxy of deception | ScienceDaily


DDO 68, captured here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, was one of the best candidates so far discovered for a newly-formed galaxy in our cosmic neighbourhood.

The galaxy lies around 39 million light-years away from us; although this distance may seem huge, it is in fact roughly 50 times closer than the usual distances to such galaxies, which are on the order of several billions of light years.

via A galaxy of deception: Hubble snaps what looks like a young galaxy in the local Universe — ScienceDaily.

Putting the squeeze on quantum information | ScienceDaily

In the quantum world it’s more complicated.

A qubit can be in a “superposition” between both zero and one until you measure it, at which point it collapses to either a zero or a one. Not only that, but you can extract different values depending on how you make the measurement.

Measured one way, a qubit might reveal a value of either zero or one. Measured another way it might show a value of either plus or minus.

via Putting the squeeze on quantum information — ScienceDaily.

Google is “tightening the screws” on Android to keep control over the web | Quartz


Google—which initially pitched Android as an “open” platform that anyone could customize—has been working to take more control over Android away from its partners.

via Google is “tightening the screws” on Android to keep control over the web – Quartz.

Google is tightening the screws on Android to keep control over the web | Quartz


Google, which initially pitched Android as an open platform that anyone could customize, has been working to take more control over Android away from its partners.

via Google is ‘tightening the screws’ on Android to keep control over the web | Quartz.

The Dalai Lama and the Politics of Reincarnation | The Diplomat


.. an edict from the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) demands that monasteries, temples, and even homes fly the Chinese flag.

It may seem trivial, but since the 2008 riots many Tibetans have been locked-up or killed for committing crimes no more serious than waving a Tibetan flag or possessing a picture of the Dalai Lama.

via The Dalai Lama and the Politics of Reincarnation | The Diplomat.

FTC Implicitly Urges FCC to Not Reclassify Broadband as a Utility | Heartlander Magazine


.. this filing effectively raises the bar for the FCC to justify to the court why they should uphold an FCC whipsaw decision to reclassify broadband.

In general, jurisdictional turf fights with another Federal independent agency can undermine one’s otherwise high-ground in defending the public interest and the consumer.

via FTC Implicitly Urges FCC to Not Reclassify Broadband as a Utility | Heartlander Magazine.

Cruz, Jindal shine as Paul fades | TheHill

Cruz, Jindal shine as Paul fades | TheHill.