The rig changes every three years: this time around, Hawking is using a Lenovo X200 tablet, custom-built with an Intel Core i7 processor and a webcam. There’s also an IR sensor hanging on Hawking’s glasses that reads the light coming off his cheek and translates it into speech, which comes out of an amplifier underneath his wheelchair. (via The Intel engineer behind Stephen Hawking’s computer | The Verge)
Shit Programmers Say.
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All five of these habits are easy to pick up but will squeeze out every bit of your effectiveness. The first negative habit really stands out, and I have to constantly remind myself to create more than I consume.
Consuming more than you create
Effective people tend to create a lot of content. Content can mean a lot of things - but the rule is always the same, create more than you consume. Ineffective people, on the other hand, spend the majority of their time consuming the fruits of others’ labor. They are consumate lurkers.
Ben Shapiro’s Collection of Animals Hanging Out with Stevie Nicks
All my friends know I love Stevie Nicks. I once had this brilliant idea to do a Tumblr called “Stevie Nicks With Animals,” that would be a photo collection of the Queen Of Rock ‘n’ Roll with bunch of animal friends. I signed up and got the domain name. If you want to see something really depressing, you can check the stupid, unfinished site at stevienickswithanimals.tumblr.com. I just got lazy and ended up stuffing the idea into the failure closet along with my fencing gear and Serato set up.
The obsession isn’t like a “ooh, I’m so into that one YouTube video where she sings at her makeup artist.” The obsession is more like “you know that one YouTube video where she sings at her makeup artist? I like to watch that video while I get dressed as Stevie in her Wild Heart-era ‘black witch’ phase. Then I go out to pick up drifters, luring them to my home with the promise of sex. At this point I dance for them, sing ‘Stand Back,’ weep gently, and bludgeon them to death.”
Hey, what can I say? Like Stevie says, “sometimes I am surrounded by too much love.”
But you know what the “Welsh Witch” herself loves? Animals. All kinds of adorable, loving, fuzzy little critters. She donates kyewt widdle teddy bears to children’s shelters. She even hawked her old tambourine for $3,200 to benefit the “Mike Campbell’s Rock The Dogs Rock And Roll Holiday Auctions.”
This may be because she’s a magical, mythical earth mother with the supernatural power to morph into a variety of spirit animals, which wouldn’t surprise me. It may just be because she sorta looks like a poodle:
Whatever it is, now I have a job at Noisey and you get to see my collection of photos of Stevie Nicks hanging out with animals. Enjoy!
Stevie with a noble wolf:
Stevie with a pensive penguin:
Stevie with a fucking parrot. Or maybe it’s a cockatoo. I dunno. I hate birds. They’re dirty:
Stevie with a dumb-looking Bugs Bunny:
Stevie really going to town on a dirty dog:
Stevie with another parrot:
I think this one of Stevie riding a merry-go-round counts. It’s a horse:
She also had a few albums and singles with animals on the cover.
On the 1983 Nightbird single you can see some birds down there:
Her 2011 comeback record In Your Dreams had a horse on it:
And look! Animals like Stevie too!
C. E. Dayton’s Velocipede, Patented Oct. 26, 1869
Sit, Ubu, Sit. Good dog.