November 9, 2011

The Truth About Violence

Sam Harris talks about violence, self defense and how likely we are to do the wrong thing in dangerous situations:

It may seem onerous to prepare yourself and your family to respond to violence, but not doing so is also a form of preparation. Failing to prepare is, generally speaking, preparing very well to do the wrong thing. Although most of us are good at recognizing danger, our instincts often lead us to behave in ways that increase our chances of being injured or killed once a threat emerges.

April 21, 2011

Flaming Lips Gummi Skull

Some new Flaming Lips tracks that, apparently, were once encased in gummy skulls [via Some Kind of Awesome]:

Drug Chart:

In Our Bodies, In Our Heads:

Walk With Me:

Hilary’s Time Machine Machine:

February 28, 2011

Netflix Subtitles

Netflix is adding subtitles to more streaming content:

In the US, more than 3,500 TV episodes and movies have subtitles available, representing about 30% of viewing. (This is in addition to the subtitles already available “burned in” to the picture for all non-English content.) More subtitles are being added every week, and we expect to get to 80% viewing coverage by the end of 2011 (with similar goals for Canada).

They also have a new page that lists all subtitled streaming movies and television shows.