05 Mar 06:35

Сталин и Пустота

Студенты-философы люди часто невозможные. Говоришь им про то, что именно язык структурирует мир - не верят, но и не опускаются до спора, изображая мудрых социопатов. ОК, какими концептами можно описать мир? Культурологи настаивают на вариантах "красота", "перфоманс" или "котики" (про котиков барышни говорят). Философы (я серьёзно) предлагают концепты "смерть", "бессмысленность" и "пустота".

Сталин был философ. Его идея Абстрактной Империи в чём-то даже интересна: создать огромное государство causa sui, в котором нет места людям, потому что концепт "абстрактная империя" не предполагает ничего человеческого.

Сталин был программист. Его идея Abstract OS в чём-то даже забавна: создать операционку, которая работает на ручной тяге и чей дистрибутив весит, как товарняк с зеками. Не продаётся? А атомная бомба для чего? Вы говорите о каких-то обновлениях? А вот это уже ревизионизм напополам с экстремизмом. Не будут брать - отключим газ. Или же наоборот - включим так, что мало не покажется.

Сталин был полководец. Как-то в песочнице мальчики Адик и Осик не поделили машинку, из-за чего разворотили половину двора, да и другой половине досталось. Вы говорите, Сталин выиграл войну (а кто в это не верит, тот русофоб и пятая колонна)? Я устал доказывать очевидные вещи троллям и идиотам. Идите уже уже в свой интернат и учите матчасть.

Остальных же с праздником - днём смерти Сталина. Много не пейте, хотя, конечно, как получится.
04 Mar 05:00


LIFEHACKS: You can just take all the luggage off the airport conveyer belt and leave with it. They don't check that it's yours at the door!
03 Mar 20:00


04 Mar 10:00

How to respond about on-going outages

by sharhalakis


05 Mar 10:00

When you think you have it under control

by sharhalakis

by uaiHebert

03 Mar 17:53




04 Mar 22:49

"Who has ever needed one of these after a meeting?" - Ross...

"Who has ever needed one of these after a meeting?" - Ross Hammond

04 Mar 00:06

03/02/15 PHD comic: 'Giant Leap'

Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham
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title: "Giant Leap" - originally published 3/2/2015

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03 Mar 23:40

obviousplant:Here are some of my top wine picks.


Here are some of my top wine picks.

03 Mar 20:10

Direct Catalytic Enantio- and Diastereoselective Ketone Aldol Reactions of Isocyanoacetates

by Raquel de la Campa, Irene Ortín, Darren J. Dixon


A catalytic asymmetric aldol addition/cyclization reaction of unactivated ketones with isocyanoacetate pronucleophiles has been developed. A quinine-derived aminophosphine precatalyst and silver oxide were found to be an effective binary catalyst system and promoted the reaction to afford chiral oxazolines possessing a fully substituted stereocenter with good diastereoselectivities and excellent enantioselectivities.

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A stereoselective aldol reaction of unactivated ketones and isocyanoacetate pronucleophiles is catalyzed by a binary catalyst system consisting of an aminophosphine precatalyst and silver(I) oxide and affords oxazoline products with a fully substituted β-carbon atom. The reaction is efficient and broad in scope and proceeds with high diastereo- and enantioselectivity.

03 Mar 16:58

New Murals by ‘1010’ Expose Hidden Portals of Color in Walls and Buildings

by Christopher Jobson

Installatoin view, Limbus. Hashimoto Contemporary







Over the last year or so, German street artist 1010 (previously) created several of his fantastic spray paint portals in locations around Germany, Panama, and the United States. 1010 brings surprising layers of depth to drab facades and blank gallery walls by painting concentric layers of color. The artist most recently had a solo show at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco titled Limbus. You can see more over on Juxtapoz and on Facebook.

03 Mar 16:11

Ligand-Enabled β-C–H Arylation of α-Amino Acids Using a Simple and Practical Auxiliary

by Gang Chen, Toshihiko Shigenari, Pankaj Jain, Zhipeng Zhang, Zhong Jin, Jian He, Suhua Li, Claudio Mapelli, Michael M. Miller, Michael A. Poss, Paul M. Scola, Kap-Sun Yeung and Jin-Quan Yu

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/ja512690x
06 Mar 01:20

jor-bot:my coworker and i discovered something…


my coworker and i discovered something…

03 Mar 23:04

percychekov:sirdef:northwangerabbey: Sulu’s like “whatever,...




Sulu’s like “whatever, drama queen.”

is sulu texting

he’s livetweeting chekov’s problems

03 Mar 21:30


by brandpowder
05 Mar 19:49

by Pie Comic

05 Mar 18:46

(tweet by Mindy Furano)

(tweet by Mindy Furano)

04 Mar 20:43


04 Mar 17:45

And… It’s done!

by CommitStrip

04 Mar 16:20

4gifs:Clever girl… [video]


Clever girl… [video]

03 Mar 20:10

Aminomethylation of Enals through Carbene and Acid Cooperative Catalysis: Concise Access to β2-Amino Acids

by Jianfeng Xu, Xingkuan Chen, Ming Wang, Pengcheng Zheng, Bao-An Song, Yonggui Robin Chi


A convergent, organocatalytic asymmetric aminomethylation of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes by N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) and (in situ generated) Brønsted acid cooperative catalysis is disclosed. The catalytically generated conjugated acid from the base plays dual roles in promoting the formation of azolium enolate intermediate, formaldehyde-derived iminium ion (as an electrophilic reactant), and methanol (as a nucleophilic reactant). This redox-neutral strategy is suitable for the scalable synthesis of enantiomerically enriched β2-amino acids bearing various substituents.

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Harmonious cooperation: An N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) and (in situ generated) Brønsted acid cooperatively catalyze the aminomethylation of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes. This cooperative catalytic reaction provides a redox neutral strategy for quick access to β2-amino esters in an enantioselective manner.

03 Mar 18:38

Stackoverflow : you’re not alone

by CommitStrip

06 Mar 00:13

(photo via AlexanderBlum)

(photo via AlexanderBlum)

05 Mar 20:50

How Trickle Down Economics Actually Works

by Brad
05 Mar 16:38

cornmeal-fried pork chops + smashed potatoes

by deb

cornmeal fried pork chops + goat cheese smashed potatoes

I’m pretty sure I’m the last person in the cooking-obsessed world to get Sean Brock Fever, the chef behind McCrady’s, Husk, and Minero in Charleston. Worse, this is probably a good time to admit that I was sent his first cookbook, Heritage, when it came out and rejected it on sight alone. There was something about those sleeve tattoos cupping the sacred rainbow beans, an image I’ve seen variations on countless other farm-to-table cookbook covers and magazine spreads, that put me off. Skimming the recipes didn’t always help. Your red peas, cornmeal and gold rice should be from Anson Mills, and if not, at least the cornmeal should be fresh from a gristmill. Your tomatoes should be home-canned, or at the very least, San Marzano. Your pork should be from a heritage pig, your buttermilk and goat cheese should come from a local farm, as should your Red Bliss potatoes; this is your heritage after all.

boiled potatoes
just a little splash of light cream

And it’s not that I don’t share the book’s values, either. Like most people, I prefer local humanely raised pork to the feedlot variety. If you haven’t yet, I hope you get a chance to try freshly dug potatoes from a farmers market in a month or two, so you too can be amazed by the depth of flavor atypical of the grocery store variety. I recently bought Anson Mills polenta and grits for the first time, and I’m converted. They’re incredible. They’re fantastically expensive too, as carefully grown food, the best in its class, often is. My grandmother would roll over in her grave if she knew I had used two cups of them just to dredge buttermilk-soaked pork chops (you know, among other concerns there), as the cookbook suggests. I unquestionably believe the world would be a better place if we all had access and the budget for these kinds of ingredients, or if we could all eat Brock’s amazing cooking — James Beard award-winning food that is exclusively indigenous to the South, using heirloom produce and heritage animal breeds — every night. But when it crosses the threshold of my apartment, it’s hard not to be aggressively aware of its gap with the reality I live in, or, as Morrissey once sung to me from a poster on my high school bedroom wall, “it says nothing to me about my life.”

goat cheese smashed potatoes

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