slicing and dicing shifts everything. a good reminder about perspective and context.
by Rashid Rana
astronomers just looked in the heart of a dying star for the first time, and they discovered this. (more about what they found)
It is our suffering that brings us together. It is not love. Love does not obey the mind, and turns to hate when forced. The bond that binds us is beyond choice. We are brothers in what we share. In pain, which each of us must suffer alone, in hunger, in poverty, in hope we know our brotherhood. We know it, because we have had to learn it. We know that there is no help for us but from one another, that no hand will save us if we do not reach out our hand. And the hand that you reach out is empty, as mine is. You have nothing. You possess nothing. You own nothing. You are free. All you have is what you are, and what you give.
I am here because you see in me the promise, the promise that we made two hundred years ago in this city - the promise kept. We have kept it, on Anarres. We have nothing but our freedom. We have nothing to give you but our freedom. We have no law but the single principle of mutual aid between individuals. We have no government but the single principle of free association. We have no states, no nations, no presidents, no premiers, no chiefs, no generals, no bosses, no bankers, no landlords, no wages, no charity, no police, no soldiers, no wars. Nor do we have much else. We are sharers, not owners. We are not prosperous. None of us is rich. None of us is powerful. If it is Anarres you want, if it is the future you seek, then I tell you that you must come to it with empty hands. You must come to it alone, and naked, as the child comes into the world, into his future, without any past, without any property, wholly dependent on other people for his life. You cannot take what you have not given, and you must give yourself. You cannot buy the Revolution. You cannot make the Revolution. You can only be the Revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.
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A few weeks ago we got a very sweet email:
Dear Duolingo Team,
I am Italian and my American girlfriend Kate is in love with Duolingo… she’s learning my own language and she enjoys it so much that I’m wondering if I could ask you to set up an exercise for her…
Best proposal ever!! I’ve been obsessively learning French — my bf’s native language & would have passed out if this happened while I did my daily duolingo learning!!
so Warby Parker pretty much wins the internet today. After a call with customer service, Kevin (@mister_wang) tweeted about having a crush on the service agent he was just talking to about his glasses. The two of them happen to share a birthday and he wanted to know how to find her.
Brilliantly, they quickly had her make a video. Um, win! I REALLY HOPE THEY GO OUT. This is too cute and also super smart. The community of glasses nerds that love the brand has been rallying around this and everyone is loving it and what’s not to love— love, glasses, geek crushes on a Thursday afternoon. Flawless execution, Warby!
Censor the Internet // lose the world
They might actually find the guys responsible.
Pictures dug up from the same spot as the blast:
Posted on Al jazeera: