Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 07, 2007 0 comments
Andrew Davidhazy, professor of Imaging and Photographic Technology at RIT, has spent a lifetime taking extremely high-speed photos of interesting phenomena like water dripping and stuff blowing up real good. Here's a gallery of his work.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 06, 2007 2 comments
My wife gave me a copy of The Complete Persepolis for my birthday and I've been devouring it greedily. Satrapi's graphic novel uses a charmingly primitive visual style to tell a horrifying story of growing up in revolutionary Iran.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 06, 2007 0 comments
Which parts of the human body could you design better?
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 06, 2007 0 comments
Jonah Lehrer has been promoting his new book Proust Was a Neuroscientist, which means I've heard him interviewed on the usual chattering-classes suspects. And every time I hear him, I think I need to read his book.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 06, 2007 0 comments
Scientists say your brain does it for you. Now, I'd like them to reverse the experiment to see if that's why okay home theater can be "good enough," but so-so hi-fi seldom is.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 05, 2007 0 comments
Jeremy Paxman argues that the last lines of "Dulce et Decorum Est" were not meant cynically.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 05, 2007 0 comments
Maybe we need a new word for over-advertising results.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 05, 2007 0 comments
Jay Allen Sanford describes his horrifying descent into crack addiction and homelessness. It's not a pretty story, except that he did make it back.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 05, 2007 0 comments
Wow, Mark Steyn is even crankier than I am.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 02, 2007 1 comments
There's still hope for skies full of blimps.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 02, 2007 0 comments
Hat tip to Mark Fleischmann.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 02, 2007 0 comments
Huckleberry does some Fall cleaning.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 02, 2007 0 comments
Bagheera is staring at something invisible to humans. She does that a lot.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 01, 2007 0 comments
Bruce Schneier, coiner of the phrase "security theater," writes that we've "opened up a new front on the war on terror. It's an attack on the unique, the unorthodox, the unexpected; it's a war on different. If you act different, you might find yourself investigated, questioned, and even arrested -- even if you did nothing wrong, and had no intention of doing anything wrong. The problem is a combination of citizen informants and a CYA attitude among police that results in a knee-jerk escalation of reported threats.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 01, 2007 0 comments
"Antiheroine Skin Rule: In a Horny Teen-ager Movie, the 'bad girl' who is the object of the hero's desire will always expose more flesh than the girl whom he ends up with at the end of the film, despite equal sexual activity. If the 'good girl' is shown topless in a love scene, it must be accompanied by slow music. In a Dead Teenager Movie, the girl who exposes the least skin is inevitably the only survivor."

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