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Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week ending November 22, 2014)

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server. Can Bio-Inspired Information Processing Steps Be Realized As Synthetic Biochemical Processes?

Cosplaying as HAL 9000

2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the greatest films of all time, but unlike every other masterpiece of SciFi, you’re not going find many people cosplaying as characters from the movie. Going as a monolith to a con would be hilarious,Show More Summary

45-year-old Arsenal fan left the Man United game in tears after abuse from other Gooners [Audio]

A 45-year-old Arsenal season ticket holder called Nick was exceptionally gutted after the Manchester United defeat, but not because of the scoreline per se. The self proclaimed “passionate, passionate” Arsenal fan called up Talksport after the match to explain how he left the Emirates stadium in tears after abuse he received from other Gunners supporters. Nick […]

China estimate of the day

the evidence suggests that China was larger (in terms of purchasing power parity) than any other economy in the world until around 1889, when the US eclipsed it. Now, 125 years later, the rankings have reversed again, following decades of rapid economic development in China. That is from Jeffrey Sachs, there is more here.

Religion, risk drive Islamic finance boom

Sceptics say the booming industry owes its success to religion, but others say it also makes financial sense. ||| Kuwait City - When a Muslim cleric told Ahmad Salim that sharia law forbids paying interest, he returned his days-old loan to the bank and turned to the fast-growing industry of Islamic finance. Show More Summary

Inside EMS: Death With Dignity?

On our latest episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the bad behavior of some Glendale, AZ firefighters and other EMS news and events, including an item ripped from national headlines: Brittany Maynard’s decision to end her own life. Both of us applaud Maynard’s right to self-determination, but Chris poses a question...

Cavaliers Nearing Rock Bottom and Other Takeaways from Saturday's NBA Action

From day one, everyone—LeBron James, David Blatt, fans and media alike—knew the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers were in for quite the learning process. Few thought the curve would be quite so sharp. The Cavs dropped their fourth straight game Saturday night, succumbing to the streaking Toronto Raptors, 110-93. Show More Summary

Watercolor painting by Adolf Hitler sells for $161,000

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

He’s better known for planning the Nazi takeover of Germany and much of Europe, triggering World War II, and leading the extermination of six million Jews and millions of others deemed inferior to the Aryan race. But before he became an infamous dictator, Adolf Hitler was an aspiring artist whose...

5 Ways to Reinvent the Classic Thanksgiving Dinner

I know it is sacrilegious to get rid of a a turkey on Thanksgiving but there are others ways to spice up this traditional American meal to make it extraordinary.  Whether it's incorporating a different flavor profile or simply serving cider instead of wine.

Topolect writing

This is an interesting question raised by the Writing Chinese project at Leeds.  Helen Wang mentioned it to me in the hope that I might be willing to share my thoughts.  I'll do Helen one better and share this with many others, in hopes that they too may be willing to share their thoughts. I'd […]

Jena Malone Opens Her Photo Series 'The Holy Other' on Her Birthday

Jena Malone is center of attention while at the opening reception of her photo series The Holy Other on Friday evening (November 21) in Los Angeles. The 30-year-old The Hunger Games actress got support from one of her close friends Emily Browning at the opening which also happened to be her birthday. PHOTOS: Check out [...]

F1 Abu Dhabi 2014 Grand Prix Live Stream, NBC Sports TV Preview: Lewis Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg 'Showdown' (See Results Live Here)

The 2014 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit will be held this Sunday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 a.m. ET and it is set for a "showdown like no other."

observations 11/18

8 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The fix is in. ABT has rigged the press coverage of its Nutcracker performances this year. Other than the opening night performance, they are presently offering only two press nights: Misty Copeland's second performance on December 18th and Hee Seo's...

Why celebrities are suing video game studios, the Fire HD 6 and other stories you might've missed

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

So, why are certain celebrities suing video game companies? Well, it has a little somethin' to do with right of publicity law. This week, we broke down Lindsey Lohan's battle with Rockstar games, reviewed the Fire HD 6, toured the world's most...

This Weekend's Must-See Snaps!

8 hours agoNews : CitizenSugar

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux looked hotter than ever at an event for her upcoming movie Cake in LA on Friday. In other fun moments, Taylor Swift made errands look glamorous, Julianne Moore walked the red carpet with her adorable family, and Reese Witherspoon took a selfie with Paula Abdul. Show More Summary


President Obama has signaled a "new phase" in the fight against the Islamic State as we send 1,500 additional Americans into Iraq to train and advise the Iraqi army to "start going on some offense." Doing so will be no small task for the ill-equipped Iraqi troops as witnessed by many divisions falling apart over the past several months. Show More Summary

The Maple Leafs can't stop scoring beautiful goals on the Red Wings

Toronto won in style over the Red Wings on Saturday night. It looks like it's just going to be one of those years for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have managed to alternate between moments good and bad like few others this season. While...Show More Summary

Ragazzi: Johannes Ibelherr by Florian Grey

The latest model to step up to bat for photographer Florian Grey’s ‘Ragazzipazzi’ photo series is none other than M4 model Johannes Ibelherr. Shot... The post Ragazzi: Johannes Ibelherr by Florian Grey appeared first on The Fashioni...

November 22, 2014:

“This tea tastes like the bitter sweat from a salaryman’s collar.” - Akemi, the other day, on the green tea she was served at a hotel restaurant. So it’s come to this.  Bubba is now an unwitting model for Akemi’s inspired creations.  Here a simple towel transforms him into a cross-special Princess Leia. Keeping with […]

Who Are The People Against Internet Freedom?

The Internet, even though it’s something most of us have accepted as part of our lives, is still relatively young. Compared to other information mediums like newspapers and even TV, it’s still just a baby, and as such, it’s going to have some growing pains. Show More Summary

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