Dimas Rodriguez

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When my therapist dared me to sleep with her

I had been grappling with self-esteem issues all of my adult life. Lori was a godsend — until she wasn’t<p>It’s the waning moments of my fourth session with a new therapist. I’m holding back — and she knows it. My entire body feels tense, not ideal for the setting. I try to relax, but the plush …

How Anime Helped Me Come To Terms With Becoming A Murderer To Save My Family

<b>I’m a 43 year old mustached, quiet father that looks like a lumberjack.</b> I used to be a talkative, wiry teenager who liked death metal and soccer. …

“Why grow up?” is a political question: Our cult of youth is no accident — and it has dire consequences

A philosopher argues that we can’t blame our arrested adolescence on the ’60s — or even entirely on ourselves<p>Whether you look at superhero-besotted Hollywood, the clothes alleged grownups wear in public, or the spread of video games out of the suburban family room, it’s hard to miss noticing that …

Consciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory

Consciousness — the internal dialogue that seems to govern one’s thoughts and actions — is far less powerful than people believe, serving as a …

Paul Ford: What Is Code? | Bloomberg

Remember Netscape, the first huge commercial Web browser? In 1995, as Java was blooming, Netscape was resolving a problem. It displayed Web pages …

Why Physics Needs Philosophy - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

<i>How can we understand the world in which we find ourselves? How does the universe behave? What is the nature of reality?….Traditionally these are</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Is the Many Worlds hypothesis just a fantasy? – Philip Ball

In July 2011, participants at a conference on the placid shore of Lake Traunsee in Austria were polled on what they thought the meeting was about. …

Quantum Mechanics

A Very Short History Of The Internet And The Web

2014 marked two important anniversaries in the evolution of information technology. Forty-five years ago (October 29, 1969), the first ARPAnet (later to be known as the Internet) link was established between UCLA and SRI. Twenty-five years ago (March 1989), Tim Berners-Lee circulated a proposal for …

Computer Science

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

The 10 Worst Movies of 2014

This time of year is full of critics' top ten lists and award nominations, but there's a flip side to this glittering coin. That's right folks -- we're here to talk about the very worst movies of the year, the ones that left us standing by the exit, patiently tapping our toes because we had a train …

Zusie - My Relay Computer

This tells the story of why and how Zusie was constructed. It is partly a log of my work for my own purposes, but hopefully it can provide some …

The Formula: Do We Place Too Much Faith In Our Algorithms?

Marc Andreessen wrote in 2011 that “software is eating the world.” If this is true, then algorithms are doing much of the digesting. Big data of 21st century exabyte scale is useless without computational procedures that can process it. <i>The Formula</i>, a new book by <i>Fast Company</i> writer Luke Dormehl, …

Computer Programming for Beginners

Learning computer programming is a great way of exercising your analytical skills. In this article, I shall provide some tips on how to master …

Design

Tikhon Jelvis's answer to What are the best programming languages to learn in 2014?

I'm going to give the idealistic answer and say: anything with nice denotational semantics. (So probably Haskell.)<p>The general trend has been towards …

Do We Live in a 2-D Hologram? Physicists Aim to Find Out

Physicists at Fermilab in Illinois have turned on a laser-based experiment that could reveal whether the three-dimensional world we perceive is merely a "Matrix"-style illusion generated by a cosmic two-dimensional hologram.<p>The Holometer experiment is the result of years of work by particle …

Physics

Hubble sees 'zombie star' lurking in space: What it is, why it matters

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have spotted a "zombie star" lurking in deep space. What is this astronomical equivalent of the walking dead, and how did it get there?<p>The story involves a rare type of cosmic explosion, detective work and a<p>NASAfirst.<p>It began 110 million years ago in a …

Universe

Monopoly: Legend of Zelda!

So you’ve probably seen the custom fan-made Monopoly sets for your favorite Disney movie, or for your favorite game series. Well, fans of Legend of …

'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind': 25 Things You Don't Know About the Mind-Bending Romance

"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," which opened 10 years ago this week (on March 19, 2004), was just your typical boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-has-painful-memories-of-girl-scrubbed-from-his-brain story. Of course, the movie was a lot more than that. It put director Michel Gondry on the …

StopMo Studio for iPad: Stop Motion Made Easy

Stop motion, an animation technique used to make static objects appear to move on their own, has been made far more accessible in recent times thanks to affordable, consumer-focused software.<p>Indeed, the National Film Board of Canada has just rolled out a neat iPad app designed with budding …

Savor Introduces A Personalized Deal Finder & “Flipboard-Like” Coupon Catalog For iPad

A company called Savor is trying to re-imagine how coupon aggregation websites and services, like RetailMeNot or Coupons.com, would operate had they been invented today. Instead of just throwing a bunch of offers at users, Savor says it’s working to build a service where the coupons presented are …

15 Soundtrack Classics That Should Have Won The Oscar For Best Original Song

The best original song from a movie released in 2013 won’t win Best Original Song this Sunday. That’s because “Please Mr. Kennedy” wasn’t technically eligible, because it’s a blah blah blah UH OH. Even though the unstoppable snowball-rolling-down-a-mountain that is “Let It Go” is going to win, it …

Hilarious Time Travel Short - TIMEHOLES

Why Gravity deserves to win the best picture Oscar - video

Tom Lamont explains why Captain Phillips deserves to win the best picture Oscar<p>2:53<p>Published: 25 Feb 2014<p>Catherine Shoard drinks to the certain success of Alexander Payne's Nebraska, a black-and-white family comedy<p>2:48<p>Published: 24 Feb 2014<p>Kate Abbott explains why American Hustle deserves to win …

Must Watch Stunning GRAVITY Special Effect Breakdown

Why the Romance of Link and Zelda Matters

One thing that’s been much neglected over the years, by the<p>fans and Nintendo alike, is the importance of the valuable relationship<p>dynamics between …

Relationships

Stranded on Mars: New Novel The Martian Has Weight of Gravity

The human will to survive makes for gripping drama, which is why authors and filmmakers return to it so often as a narrative device. The most recent …

The Most Beautiful Video Games with Anime Art

These seven games make great use of the iconic art style.<p>Anime games have always looked good. It's a necessary part of their charm. Gameplay is …

How To Build A 4K Gaming PC For Less Than $2500 -- Ultra HD Monitor, SSD, And Windows Included

If you approached me toward the end of 2013 and suggested I could build a 4K gaming PC for about $2500, I would have erupted into laughter. But in this post-CES 2014 world, what once seemed impossibly expensive is now approaching the realm of affordability. Not only does this system clock in at …

20 Ways Apple’s Mac Changed Everything (Other Than the Most Obvious Ones)

On January 24, 1984, at the Flint Center on De Anza College’s campus in Cupertino, California, Apple formally announced the Macintosh at its …