Paypal Tip Jar Experiment

Just seeing if this works.

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Canonical SF flicks meme

Spotted at Pharyngula, this meme takes John Scalzi's list of canonical SF movies and highlights the ones you've seen, just to show what a big SF geek you are.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!

Back to the Future
Blade Runner
Bride of Frankenstein
Brother From Another Planet
A Clockwork Orange
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The Damned
Destination Moon
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Escape From New York
ET: The Extraterrestrial

Flash Gordon: Space Soldiers (serial)
The Fly (1985 version)
Forbidden Planet

Ghost in the Shell
The Incredibles
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 version)
Jurassic Park
Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior
The Matrix
On the Beach
Planet of the Apes (1968 version)
Solaris (1972 version)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
The Stepford Wives
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The Thing From Another World
Things to Come
12 Monkeys

28 Days Later
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
2001: A Space Odyssey

La Voyage Dans la Lune
War of the Worlds (1953 version)

Wow. I am a very big SF geek indeed.

Tried to watch Alphaville a long time ago, but it was late at night, and it didn't really grab me in the first few minutes, so I turned over. Must catch Ghost in the Shell sometime, and I guess 28 Days Later. Can't say the original Flash Gordons interest me that much, but La Voyage Dans La Lune should be worth catching if the opportunity arises. Never heard of The Damned before; might keep an eye open for that.

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The Noguchi Filing System

Noguchi comments that a conventional classify-and-file system has the following problems.

  • The user must make a decision at the beginning as to the classification of a document, something that is sometimes not possible.

  • Some documents might fall into two or more categories, and the user could forget where the document was filed.

  • Since unused documents are filed in the same "pockets" with documents that are frequently or have been recently used, the task of discarding unused documents requires the user to go through all files.

Instead, Noguchi uses a system which is sorted by time. File documents in an envelope on a shelf, adding to the left-hand side as new documents arrive or are generated. Whenever a document is removed and used, it is returned to the left-hand side. So documents are sorted by use, most used on the left, least used on the right. As the shelf fills, then the right-hand side can be removed to be archived (or binned or pulped or whatever).

It occurs to me that this is the way I prefer my computer to be organised: list view, arranged by date, most recent at the top. Except that this only records the last time the file was modified. To be proper Noguchi system, I'd need to be able to file by date last read. I wonder if Apple or Microsoft would like to incorporate the idea in the next iteration of their OSes.

Via boingboing.

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