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Existential Ménage-à-Trois

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Andy Martin, author of The Boxer and the Goalkeeper, writes about the woman called Wanda who ended the “bromance” between Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus.

“Camus was the new kid on the block, confronted by the great metropolitan circle of critics and publishers and philosophers around Sartre – and yet he could score over the master with his ice-green eyes and don’t-give-a-damn charm.

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Google’s Morbid Algorithm

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“Google confirmed widespread rumors last night that it will soon launch an invitation-only beta-testing program for its controversial Android phone App, Word Count. According to a press release posted on the Google Lab Team blog, the App will make use of the Lab Team’s recently designed algorithms and a controversial piece of software known as Estimated Time of Death (ETD) to predict how many words a user has left to communicate before the user perishes and dies.”

Forget social networking and privacy fines.

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A Night Together

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A NIGHT TOGETHER: Presented by The Rumpus, Tin House and Flavorpill

On April 6, The Rumpus, Tin House and Flavorpill joined forces and presented a night of fiction, music, comedy and general mayhem at the Highline Ballroom. Despite the large size of the Highline, it was a remarkably cozy evening.

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Ted Wilson Reviews the World #5

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THE ROCKVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
★★★★★ (3 out of 5)

Hello, and welcome to my week-by-week review of everything in the world. Today I am reviewing the Rockville Public Library.

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Ted Wilson Reviews the World #1

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THE VENDING MACHINE IN MY SISTER’S APARTMENT BUILDING LOBBY
★★★★ (1 out of 5)

Hello, and welcome to my week-by-week review of everything in the world. Today I am reviewing the vending machine in the lobby of my sister’s apartment building.

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