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That was legit cool.

Thank you for this.

 

I am confused though: is the idea that what's going on in people's heads just isn't that important in the grand scheme of things really that mind-blowing for a lot of folk out there? Because from the standpoint of a biologist the good doctor's basic argument is almost passé.

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I have always maintained that the best human performances closely resemble that of machines. Watch a master violinist, and observe how their movements are precise, flawless, deliberate.

But I'm wrong. Machines do not do as well as humans do. However, the height of human aspiration in movement and that of machines is the same. Again, precise, flawless, deliberate.

H.s naturally is attracted to movements that approach the height of capability, which means all three of the above. Dancing, playing an instrument, and other types of performance art are all evaluated in this way. That is how we know a good dancer from a shit one, even if styles differ.

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TIL The handgun George Zimmerman used in his infamous self-defense shooting was a Kel Tec PF-9. And it jammed after firing one shot.

 

Thats oviously a Fox News stupidhead lie don, John Oliver cleary stated that the victim was riddled with 50 caliber shells from Zimmermans after market Yak-B that he won in his local KKK raffle 

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TIL I learned about the musical instrument called the Hurdy Gurdy. The Captain and I are spending our anniversary in Ashland, Oregon (home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival). I guy in one of the local pubs was playing one.

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Quote after Google translate.

 

Russian Defense Ministry is going to create a company of research to combat the falsification of history. This was reported by the Interfax human organs of the Russian army

 

MoD claimed that this story was a fake.  :(

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So there aren't Interfax human organs of the Russian Army?

Actually, almost every division/department of big state organisation is called "organ" in Russian. For example правоохранительные органы / "law enforcement organs".

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Today I learned why asapragus makes your pee smell bad.

 

Asparagus contains a sulphurous compound called mercaptan (which is also found in rotten eggs, onions and garlic). When your digestive system breaks down mercaptan, by-products are released that cause the strange smell.

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