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When Jean-Paul Sartre Had a Bad Mescaline Trip and Then Hallucinated, for Years, That He Was Being Followed by Crabs | Open Culture

This went on for a year before Sartre went to see his friend Jacques Lacan for psychoanalysis. “We concluded, “ he says, “that it was a fear of becoming alone.”

Independentismo no independentista, la complejidad del procés y sus estereotipos

Amador Fernández-Savater entrevista a Edgar Straehle. “Qué relación tiene esa indiferencia anestesiante con la victoria de los estereotipos, esas imágenes prefabricadas que eliminan toda la complicación del procés y nos lo presentan como una reacción puramente identitaria, etnicista, supremacista, elitista, intolerante?”

itty.bitty

Itty bitty sites are contained entirely within their own link. This means they’re portable and easy to share. One link can hold about as much as a printed page.

Why I’m automatically deleting my old tweets

Tweets should be ephemeral. “By keeping my timeline restricted to only the most recent few days, I feel like I’m using Twitter more like it was meant to be used: a way to join the conversation and see what’s happening in the world right now.”

The Crab Migration That the Colombian Army Is Dispatched to Protect

This species, known as Gercarcinus ruricola, typically lives on land. But they head to the sea annually for breeding purposes.

Have We Reached the Limit of Human Longevity? New Study Says No

If you live to 105, your chances of dying in a given year are roughly 50/50, and it seems to stay that way […] “If there is a mortality plateau, then there is no limit to human longevity”.

Cory Doctorow: Zuck’s Empire of Oily Rags

For commercial surveillance to be cost effective, it has to socialize all the risks associated with mass surveillance and privatize all the gains. There’s an old-fashioned word for this: corruption […] Facebook doesn’t have a mind-control problem, it has a corruption problem. Cambridge Analytica didn’t convince decent people to become racists; they convinced racists to become voters.

When Audiences Come To See Authors Lecture, It Is Largely in the Hope That We’ll Be Funnier To Look at Than To Read

I can understand why lecture addicts go to look at British explorers, Russian princesses, and Balinese dancers, because they have pretty lantern slides or tiaras or legs. But it is incomprehensible why in fairly large numbers they flock out to view a novelist or a poet. Is it because they hope he will be even funnier to look at than to read?

—Sinclair Lewis

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