Februar 2014 Archiv

Among ITself.

Someday the Turing test will be assessed by machines.

August Macke.

Whenever I get inside a house for the first time it makes me wonder which of the next books I will read would play (t)here. Which character will walk up these stairs, looking at these paintings and photographs? Who will lie down in this bed? What will they see when they look out this window? In which country will it be? On which planet?

...forever lost.

Those were the years after the icecaps had melted because of the greenhouse gases.
And the oceans had risen to drown so many cities along all the shorelines of the world.
Amsterdam, Venice, New York...

Long Distance Calling - The Very Last Day (quoting the narrator from Steven Spielbergs A.I. Artificial Intelligence)

Sing or Leave.


(from Henry & Clare’s House in “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Hooked on Houses)

The Paperbay.

When it becomes trivial to pirate scientific papers whilst being very difficult to trace the source of piracy, and at the same time it becomes very easy to search and acquire pirated papers, the tyranny of publishers will be over.

Richard Smith: Knowledge sets us free. Let's return the favour.