"indecision may or may not be my problem."
if you're in new york in the near future, make sure to check out the world trade center path station. amidst all the political debate that is stalling the construction of the new structure - the train station is already standing, and, well, thanks to the delay, it's now placed in the open foundations of the site.
it's nice that they left a lot of open views into the construction site, and for a limited time only (one can hope) you can stand right there in the middle of where it all happened.
i'd even recommend taking the train for one station into new jersey if you have the time, because for the first minute or so the train car snakes through ground zero, and the $1.50 fare and 10 minute detour is really not too much for a short historic ride, that will soon be impossible to take.
yeah yeah, everyone is raving about the dumpling man. but if - like me - you are put off by hipster cartoon-designed eateries that sell simple street food amidst primary colors and merchandise t-shirts, i'd recommend you try the chinatown alternative that has no name but only a 'fried dumpling' sign on 99 allen street. $2 buys you 10 tasty steamed veggie dumplings to dip in the soy and hot sauce mixture, and i think the meaty ones are similarly priced.
a thought-provoking piece on bbc news describes an inadvertent experiment in post-humanity
As humans were evacuated from the area 20 years ago, animals moved in. Existing populations multiplied and species not seen for decades, such as the lynx and eagle owl, began to return.
There are even tantalising footprints of a bear, an animal that has not trodden this part of Ukraine for centuries.
last year a chinese student asked me to clarify some terms in a paper andrea and i wrote a while ago. turns out he was translating it into chinese (for a class i think).
now he sent me the finished translation, and i gotta say, it's pretty cool to see your stuff translated into chinese.
this must mean "robot task learning and collaboration":
and this is the buttons-on-and-off task:
while this probably means "on & off":
leo is so cute in chinese:
and i'm pretty sure means 'figure' and means 'leo'.
the latest stroke in the m.i.t-caltech hacking rivalry (if by 'rivalry' you mean exchange of wonderfully crafted hacks and lame ripoffs) was just landed by m.i.t today: moving the caltech cannon from pasadena, california to the yard in front of the green building.
here's the caltech security incident report (march 28, at 5:26am)
i guess this will delay even further the day the california institute of technology won't be too insecure to use the initials c.i.t.
"Selling a politician is like selling toothpaste, with one important difference
- toothpaste doesn't talk!"
unnamed advertisement expert quoted by uri avnery
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