ok, fer srs question
it is the early 2000’s. you are walking through a downtown neighborhood in a big city, trying to find a restaurant that you only have an address for. how do you find it?
because i wrote that Kaiba was looking at a map on his phone, but i just realized that that is hilariously anachronistic. but i was what, thirteen years old in 2001? I don’t remember how you would do it. ask directions from people nearby? bring a paper map?
sometimes i manage to surprise myself with my own foresight
"HOW ON EARTH DID I MAKE THAT SHADE OF RED??? oh wait, i made notes :D"
Read “Bartleby the Scrivener”
On one hand, it feels like a narrative of depression and how utterly inpenitrible it is for someone on the outside of it.
On another hand, it reads like a critique of undirected resistance.
Also I have a hard time reading and not thinking of the narrator as chicken-shit. His passive empathy helped no one. Certainly there was a point at which he realized he was up against a force of nature in Bartleby, but he chooses to mold himself to the world instead of the other way around. When he realizes that there’s nothing he can do to help Bartleby, he still can’t take an action that will help himself.
I realize the story is not about the narrator at all, but it’s hard for me not to focus on him because he is the only actual human in the entire story.
(via "Femme fatale" emerald ash borer decoy lures and kills males | Penn State University)
An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted and killed by high-voltage current.
Emerald ash borer has decimated the native ash tree population in the United States over the past few years, and has shown no sign of slowing down. To combat this threat to our forests, one team has apparently decided to go full tilt Terminator…
The researchers — including entomologists and engineers at Penn State, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Forest Research Institute in Matrafured, Hungary, and the USDA — created the decoys using a bioreplication process with nanoscale fidelity.
If you want to find out what exactly that means, click through to read the full article. I for one welcome our new robotic beetle overlords. ~LM
I like alternatives to imidacloprids.
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