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‘Space is closer than the sea’

Space is about 100 kilometers away. That’s far away—I wouldn’t want to climb a ladder to get there—but it isn’t that far away. If you’re in Sacramento, Seattle, Canberra, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Phnom Penh, Cairo, Beijing, central Japan, central Sri Lanka, or Portland, space is closer than the sea. — Randall Munroe, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers […]

Tsundoku 📚

Tsundoku is a Japanese word for collecting reading materials like books without ever reading them. We thought the Kindle may have resolved the hoarding problem, but even that device can become bloated. Physical or digital, the same rules apply: we often purchase books and forget about them. Perhaps surrounding ourselves with books isn’t a bad […]

This is what happens when you reply to spam email

For three years, writer and comedian James Veitch answered spam email. “All I’m doing is wasting their time. I think any time they’re spending with me,  is time they’re not spending scamming vulnerable adults of out their savings.” In a hilarious TED Talk, he details his thread with one spammer who contacted him about a business […]