web-goddess http://www.web-goddess.org/ The daily adventures of an American girl Down Under. Crafty, geeky, and occasionally ranty. en-us kris@web-goddess.org Favorited today on Twitter http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/13195
  • BuzzFeedOz: 17 Fabulous And Bizarre Outfits From The London Marathon http://t.co/LLqXVdlBtP http://t.co/7DH6IVM2Ns
  • jendudley: When Stephen Hawking tells you not to give up when things get hard, it means just a little bit more. #HawkingSOH
  • jendudley: Stephen Hawking tells girls to study quantum physics as, in one of many universes, #ZaynMalik may still be in #OneDirection. #HawkingSOH

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    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:30:13 +0000
    We were there! http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/13194 Stephen Hawking Has Finally Weighed In On Zayn Malik Leaving One Direction | Vanity Fair - The Snook and I went along to the Opera House last night to see Stephen Hawking's lecture. We joked ahead of time that it was a bit silly, paying $100 for tickets to "essentially watch somebody on Skype." But they actually justified it pretty well. They had his daughter Lucy out to give a talk about their family and introduce him, and then he was actually projected as a life-size hologram there on stage. They also had a big screen above that zoomed in on him. He gave a long talk on his career and the people he'd worked with, as well as some of things he'd gotten wrong. (He mentioned his propensity to be on the wrong side of losing bets involving physics.) He showed a clip from the time he was on Star Trek: TNG, and he also talked a little about the recent movie and how weird it was to see himself portrayed by Eddie Redmayne. (He said it was the nearest thing he'll ever get to actual time travel.) The voice and the pauses between sentences took a little while to get used to, but I was impressed by how well the whole thing flowed. (Did he write out all the responses ahead of time and merely trigger them? That's my guess. I assume that's why they invited us send in questions ahead of time.)

    I remember at one point thinking, damn, the odds of a person surviving as long as he has with MND are staggering. And for that person to also be one of the greatest minds of our time? How does that happen? Are they somehow related? He was already a brilliant theoretical physicist before the condition manifested, but did it somehow free him to make the discoveries that he did? Obviously a lot of the physics was way, way above my head, but at one point he showed a map of cosmic microwave background radiation captured by a satellite and explained how it related to the origin of the universe. For just a second it all clicked. It was incredibly beautiful and poetic, and I felt really humbled and amazed and overwhelmed (the way I always do with space stuff. It was dazzling. I left feeling really inspired to stop taking things for granted and to try to appreciate how really fortunate I am (and really, if you're reading this, you are too).

    And yeah, the One Direction joke at the end was pretty friggin' funny. I actually missed the bit about a universe where she was married to him because we were all laughing so hard. Thanks, Professor Hawking!

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    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:53:33 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/13193 Professor Hawking appeared as a hologram and told us to live long and prosper!

    Professor Hawking appeared as a hologram and told us to live long and prosper!

    @ Sydney Opera House

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    Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:00:04 +0000
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  • Inside the office of London design company MOO, which prints some of the coolest business cards around
  • Naoki Takizawa Design Illustrates Use of Notches

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    Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:30:03 +0000
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  • FlipPrior: No-one has endorsed me on LinkedIn for skills I don't have this week. It's making me nervous - am I losing my edge?
  • imdominating: It only took 30 years, but we made it official. ZOMG I STILL LOVE MIKEY https://t.co/EhzjELCMEZ
  • ConstantStars: Bloody good work, sky gods. I was running low on ice. http://t.co/IxHkjvSgNC

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    Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:30:02 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/13190 @quiteriequi instagramming her hipster breakfast on a rainy grey day.

    @quiteriequi instagramming her hipster breakfast on a rainy grey day.

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    Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:30:02 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/13189 Me:

    Me: "Will you please bake me some ANZAC bickies?" Best idea ever. #nomnomnom #nofilter

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    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:00:04 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/13188 Hail is LOUD!

    Hail is LOUD!

    @ Chippendale

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    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:00:03 +0000
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  • “Women Of Silicon Valley” Is An Even Cooler “Humans Of New York”

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    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:30:04 +0000
    Favorited today on Twitter http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/13186
  • CoastalPonderer: People trying to figure out the Watch today. @gruber http://t.co/G8bAwS4uUq
  • imdominating: The noise I just made A++ RT @IMKristenBell: #Tyrion Lannister is the Logan Echolls of #GameofThrones

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    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:30:02 +0000
    NIGHTMARE FUEL. http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/13185 Woman's brain tumor turns out to be 'evil twin' complete with bone, hair and teeth - The Washington Post - Although I did have to laugh a bit at this part:

    In 2009, a British man named Gavin Hyatt “gave birth” to an “undeveloped identical twin” when a small lump pushed its way out of his abdomen. Hyatt named the tiny creature “little Gav.”

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    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:33:42 +0000
    Greatest thing ever. http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/13184 Fey, JLD, & Schumer on Aging Out of Hollywood -- Vulture - I LOLed when she chugged the Ben & Jerry's. HELL YEAH. Too funny.

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    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:29:35 +0000
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  • The Upwardly Mobile Barista
  • Girls gain confidence with IT when boys aren’t around
  • The Oregon Trail Generation: Life Before and After Mainstream Tech
  • How to Make Smart Decisions in Less Than 60 Seconds

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    Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:30:05 +0000
    Favorited today on Twitter http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/13182
  • codepo8: Canadian graffiti trash talking is going for the jugular http://t.co/T0ko288wqp
  • DamienMcKenna: Again I implore you - if you're at any way involved in the hiring process at your company, please read http://t.co/X07vYkN1pX

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    Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:30:02 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/13181 Well, this is suboptimal.

    Well, this is suboptimal.

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    Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:00:02 +0000
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  • What Happens If I Survive the Apocalypse and Only Have One Pair of Contact Lenses?

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    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:30:02 +0000
    Favorited today on Twitter http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/13179
  • lukew: Mystery meat of mobile navigation: the hamburger & kebab. [3/3] http://t.co/L3l5ZvgmyU
  • darthted: Our founder is giving us Monday off for ANZAC Day. http://t.co/PmWpZUC6Wn

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    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:30:05 +0000
    Hmm. http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/13178 Nice girls don't get the Keynote | Maverick Tester

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    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:10:23 +0000
    This. This. THIS. http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/13177 You Hate Yourself Because We Told You To - Medium

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    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:07:41 +0000
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  • Going Mainstream: Native Advertising's Shift Towards Mobile
  • Too many startups have 'frightening' burn rates of $1 million+ per month, warns Silicon Valley investor Sam Altman
  • Here Is Every Little Detail On How To Dye Your Hair Gray

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    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:30:03 +0000