Graduate Economics student. Internet addict. Toy collector. Card player. Avid reader. Filipino. Sketches the occasional work or two. May also take photographs. Complicated.

 

Khans of Tarkir Gameday spoils. :) #mtg #gameday #khansoftarkir #playmat

Khans of Tarkir Gameday spoils. :) #mtg #gameday #khansoftarkir #playmat

joycepring:

I love you in the quiet
I love you in the crowds,
I have loved you long in silence
And even more so now, out loud

4-0’d an FNM with Jeskai Tempo. No Sarkhan, no problem. Got a polluted delta for my troubles. :) #mtg #khansoftarkir #fnm #magic #fetchlands #jeskai

4-0’d an FNM with Jeskai Tempo. No Sarkhan, no problem. Got a polluted delta for my troubles. :) #mtg #khansoftarkir #fnm #magic #fetchlands #jeskai

I have been told that when a loved one dies
the worst part is not the shock, or the blood,
or how grief colors all the places your hands touch.
The worst part is when the world heals you too well.
Years later, when you begin to forget their face
and their voice becomes a song
you do not remember the tune for.
After the burial, when the body just a fact.
A memory only confronted when prepared.

I do not have this problem of forgetting.
I remember your face exactly. Your voice is right here,
coloring my voice. Nothing is helping me
to forget your hands,
how they shook like apologizing mountains
hollowed in their wisdom.
I do not know about the part
where you cannot remember grief.
Grief comes for me every morning,
dragging your last breaths behind him
like screaming children.

This aphorism seems a privilege
of bad memory. The brain does this.
It hides the worst. It is the reason we look at scars
and say All I remember was the screaming.
Then everything went black. When I woke up
the worst of it was over.

Sleepless

joycepring:

So she sank in the hollow between his neck and arms and listened quietly to the steady, slumber of his breaths. The moonlight barely spilled across the room. His skin warm in the sheets as it is cold out.

What a beautiful boy, I thought - filled with heartaches and mischief, and oddly even -…

Simple joys. :) #mtg #hobby #RUGDelver #foils

Simple joys. :) #mtg #hobby #RUGDelver #foils

September 13, 2014

esprita:

Favorite Set of people #2: Norbie, Erik+Carla, Nate+Timmy! :)

I MISS these guys so much! Hopefully more of this in the future! haha!

Lunch at Cafe Lola+Bar. New date place for the boys! hahaha! :p

miss-sazabi:

ani-plamo:

dbvictoria:

Temporary tattoos could make electronic telepathy and telekinesis possible

Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Electrical engineer Todd Coleman at the University of California at San Diego is devising noninvasive means of controlling machines via the mind, techniques virtually everyone might be able to use.

Commanding machines using the brain is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In recent years, brain implants have enabled people to control robotics using only their minds, raising the prospect that one day patients could overcome disabilities using bionic limbs or mechanical exoskeletons.

But brain implants are invasive technologies, probably of use only to people in medical need of them. Instead, Coleman and his team are developing wireless flexible electronics one can apply on the forehead just like temporary tattoos to read brain activity.

"We want something we can use in the coffee shop to have fun," Coleman says.

The devices are less than 100 microns thick, the average diameter of a human hair. They consist of circuitry embedded in a layer or rubbery polyester that allow them to stretch, bend and wrinkle. They are barely visible when placed on skin, making them easy to conceal from others.

The devices can detect electrical signals linked with brain waves, and incorporate solar cells for power and antennas that allow them to communicate wirelessly or receive energy. Other elements can be added as well, like thermal sensors to monitor skin temperature and light detectors to analyze blood oxygen levels.

Using the electronic tattoos, Coleman and his colleagues have found they can detect brain signals reflective of mental states, such as recognition of familiar images. One application they are now pursuing is monitoring premature babies to detect the onset of seizures that can lead to epilepsy or brain development problems. The devices are now being commercialized for use as consumer, digital health, medical device, and industrial and defense products by startup MC10 in Cambridge, Mass.

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