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Cuddle

New comic! The other weekend I woke up to oskar sitting on my chest and hippo sitting on my head and a lovely but overmedicated mz sprawled on top of me and all I could think was this is going to be how i die.  We make our own prisons, I guess.
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jepler
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true story
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Lots of Cases of Synesthesia Are Based on Alphabet Magnets

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They are a ubiquitous childhood toy: alphabet fridge magnets. You may remember some from your own childhood, though they probably weren't your most beloved of games. But for some people, especially those growing up in the late 70s or 80s, one particular set left a deep impression — it forever changed the colors they associate with letters. That's the conclusion of a new study on synesthesia, a condition where sensory stimuli overlap. The study finds that more than 6 percent of American
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joeyo
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This is actually a really plausible explanation and is nicely consistent with the modern understanding of brain plasticity.

I wonder if there would be some educational benefit to intentionally creating learnable structure by adding modality assocaitions to other things. For example, would coloring verbs red, nouns blue, etc help children learn their parts of speech better/more easily (with the possible downside of becoming part-of-speech-color synesthetic)?
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Brand new: I Can Help the Next in Line

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jepler
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nailed it
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This whole video feels like the PG edit of some weird 80’s...

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This whole video feels like the PG edit of some weird 80’s AT&T-themed porn film.

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jepler
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Who wants to wait all day for somebody to "come out"? Not me.
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NASA's Super Ball Bot Could Be the Best Design for Planetary Exploration

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It’s almost certainly not what you picture when you think of a robot, much less a robot that’s intended to head into space
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jepler
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my cat and I were captivated by the videos
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3rd Party App Cards Starting to Show Up in Google Now

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At the end of January, Google announced that we would all soon start seeing 3rd party app cardsappear in Google Now, a move that has the potential to make the service exponentially more useful, assuming you aren’t spammed to death and have enough control over each’s arrival. While I personally have not see any new 3rd party app cards, at least one of our readers started seeing them today. 

As can be seen in the screenshots above (apologies for the German), when the app cards first start showing up, Google notifies you with a card that says, “New: Now cards from your apps,” before explaining how it works and the fact that you can control them through the “Customize” menu. Once in the “Customize” menu, there appears to be a new “Downloaded apps” section that lets you control whether or not cards from downloaded apps appear in general, but also on an individual basis.

Anyone else seeing these?

Cheers Florian!

3rd Party App Cards Starting to Show Up in Google Now is a post from: Droid Life

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jepler
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"assuming you aren’t spammed to death and have enough control over each’s arrival" -- riiiight
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