pan_2 (pan_2) wrote,


Поскольку всё время забываю, проще заскладировать в топ-посте.
  • My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard: A Mother Jones Investigation
    Интереснейший экскурс в Private Prison, с т.з. работника.
    Private prisons are shrouded in secrecy. I took a job as a guard to get inside—then things got crazy
    (в список добавлен после натыкивание на "сравнение" немецких и советских концлагерей, хехе)

  • Science Fiction Citations
    The Oxford Science Fiction Citations Project aims to track down the earliest use of terms in a "science fiction sense" (for example, credit was in common use to mean "buy now, pay later" before it was adopted by SF writers as the generic Currency of the Future; this group is concerned with the latter). It's interesting that various types of laser weapon are first mentioned in a cluster in the 1960s. "Laser gun" appears to have prior useage as a tool rather than a weapon.

  • Litany Against Fear - a philosophical perspective
    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
    I find the Litany Against Fear to be a remarkable tool; the most remarkable thing is its incredible usefulness. As a knife is useful in physical reality, the Litany is useful in psychological reality.

  • Sniffing dogs
    Берём нюхающих собачек, прогоняем двойной слепой тест, получаем результативность: Each team ran each search area twice, for a total of 36 runs per condition (2 runs/team ? 18 teams) and an overall total of 144 separate runs (4 search areas ? 2 runs/team/area ? 18 teams) (Fig. 1). ... Overall, because multiple alerts per team within a condition were possible, there were a total of 225 alerts issued. There were 21 (15%) clean runs and 123 (85%) runs with one or more alerts. Ну вроде бы неплохо, всего в 15% нет "срабатывания", в то время как в 85% собачки что-то находят. Только вот маленькая проблема... </i>

  • The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.
    I wanted to use this quote, so I needed to know who said it; however, the NYT website contained a surprise. The newspaper had retracted the quote and now there was a note that said “Its origin is unclear, although many researchers agree that Plato is not the source.” I am sure I have seen this quote before. Can you tell me where it came from and who said it?
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