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Hilarious. So you guys bought one of my outfits and staked out my apartment every day until I wore it? That’s not pathetic. Okay! Well. Good job! I guess I’m heading home to change now.
 
 
I hit traffic, did I miss it?!

Hilarious. So you guys bought one of my outfits and staked out my apartment every day until I wore it? That’s not pathetic. Okay! Well. Good job! I guess I’m heading home to change now.

 

 

I hit traffic, did I miss it?!

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toouncouthforthisyouth:

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Stupid Design

“Another area of fuzzy thinking out there is the movement called Intelligent Design. It asserts that somethings are too marvelous or too intricate to explain. The contention is that these things defy common scientific accounts for cause and effect, and so they’re ascribed to an intelligent, purposeful designer.
[…]
So let’s start a movement called Stupid Design, and we’ll see where that takes us. For example, what’s going on with your appendix? It’s much better at killing you than it is at anything else. That’s definitely a stupid design. What about your pinky toenail? You can barely put nail polish on it; there’s no real estate there. how about bad breath, or the fact that you breathe and drink through the same hole in your body, causing some fraction of us to choke to death every year? And here’s my last one. Ready?Down therebetween our legs,it’s like an entertainment complex systemin the middle of a sewage system.Who designed that?”
— Neil DeGrasse Tyson 

thevalidfallacy:

toouncouthforthisyouth:

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Stupid Design

“Another area of fuzzy thinking out there is the movement called Intelligent Design. It asserts that somethings are too marvelous or too intricate to explain. The contention is that these things defy common scientific accounts for cause and effect, and so they’re ascribed to an intelligent, purposeful designer.

[…]

So let’s start a movement called Stupid Design, and we’ll see where that takes us. For example, what’s going on with your appendix? It’s much better at killing you than it is at anything else. That’s definitely a stupid design. What about your pinky toenail? You can barely put nail polish on it; there’s no real estate there. how about bad breath, or the fact that you breathe and drink through the same hole in your body, causing some fraction of us to choke to death every year? And here’s my last one. Ready?

Down there
between our legs,
it’s like an entertainment complex system
in the middle of a sewage system.

Who designed that?”

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson 

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Anything in biology/life sciences that really impresses you/blows your mind?

That within one linear centimeter of your lower colon there lives and works more bacteria (about 100 billion) than all humans who have ever been born. Yet many people continue to assert that it is we who are in charge of the world.

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What can you tell a young man looking for motivation in life itself?

The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.

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EC2 to VPC: A transition worth doing.

kiip-engineering:

Kiip recently completed a migration from EC2 to VPC. VPC exited beta and became generally available in all regions in August, and allows you to provision compute nodes within a virtual network in AWS. For anything more than simple websites, we believe migrating to VPC is something worth doing, or at the very least worth investigating.

Because Amazon VPC is a new service and requires a substantial amount of domain knowledge, this article will first cover a quick intro to the benefits and parts of building a VPC. Specific details about our VPC architecture here at Kiip, tooling we’ve built around it, and our migration process will be covered in future posts.

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I believe that love that’s true and real creates a respite from death; All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well which is the same thing, and when the man is brave and true who looks death square in the face like belmonte who is truly brave, it is because they love with sufficient passion to push death out of their minds, until it returns as it does with all men. Then you must make really good love again. Think about it.
Ernest Hemingway (Midnight in Paris)

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