Originally posted on Flickr Comments:
my native language is German – I publish a daily news letter at http://paper.li/frizztext/1341655486 – so I was amused as I noticed that many German words are understood in USA and other countries for example Kaffeeklatsch, Autobahn, Kindergarden, Wunderkind, Gemutlichkeit etc. – do you understand one of the following words…

Facial Recognition Software: Beware!

From Violet Blue Just posted on CNET: Facebook is about to be charged with illegal use of facial recognition technology in Germany, its relationship to TrapWire and data brokers, and why efforts to protect individual privacy may be too little too late. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57502284-93/why-you-should-be-worried-about-facial-recognition-technology/ Why you should be worried about facial-recognition technology Germany has issued an […]

Can You Believe These Are Just Flat?

Brought to my attention by Ricki, my number one fan and friend, from the Mighty Optical Illusions site. Check out these 3D pencil drawings I just stumbled upon! They were done by a Chilean artist who calls himself “Fredo”. He is “just” an ordinary 17-year-old prodigy, who draws objects that look like they’re about to […]

scenes for a marriage ….. sven and lena, part 1

Originally posted on myguiltypleasures:
Sven was having an affair with his secretary. One day they went to her place and made love all afternoon. Exhausted, they fell asleep and woke up at 8 PM. Sven hurriedly dressed and told his mistress to take his shoes outside and rub them in the grass and dirt. He put…

The Forever Trees of the First Forest

There’s a tree, some say, at the heart of all the worlds. Its roots wind down into the ashes of the past and its branches reach into future skies. At the centre of a grove at the heart of the first of all forests, this titanic world tree binds the essences of That-Which-Was, That-Which-Is and […]