Does forking a thread harm the flow of a deep conversation?
It does, when I don't see the fork over there
Still.. this is a dialog.. this is not me introducing a rich paper..
I wish to talk about Emperor Norton..
oshua Abraham Norton (c. 1819 – January 8, 1880), the self-proclaimed Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, was a celebrated citizen of San Francisco, California, who in 1859 proclaimed himself "Emperor of these United States" and subsequently "Protector of Mexico".
Born in England, Norton spent most of his early life in South Africa. He immigrated to San Francisco in 1849 after receiving a bequest of $40,000 from his father's estate. Norton initially made a living as a businessman, but he lost his fortune investing in Peruvian rice.
I am well cut off from having an article's content in here, so I am forced to link for a
New submitter mybluevan writes "The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science is putting together an open hardware spectrometer kit on Kickstarter. The kits are built using an HD webcam, discarded DVD, and a couple other odd bits. They've also put together a kit for your smart phone and open-source software for desktop, Android, and iOS. Need to analyze the contents of your coffee, the output of your new grow lights, or a distant star on a budget? Just build your own spectrometer, or pick up the limited edition steampunk version." Besides making cool hardware, they'd like to "build a Wikipedia-style library of open source spectra, and to refine and i .... slashdot first headling is too long
This is the kind of crazy interesting shit you would find back in the day. I ended up just following him on LJ. kuro5hin.org
Searchability is a good question. I haven't figured out how to find conversations that I'd be interested in yet.
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