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Re: Your View: ebooks or printed books?

Richard Kaufman wrote:I just read somewhere, ...


Perhaps @ http://nyti.ms/1sHB531
by McKitterick
08/17/14 04:53 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Your View: ebooks or printed books?
Replies: 113
Views: 15103

martin gardner auto-biography reviewed

From the pages of tomorrow's New York Times Book Review:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/books ... books&_r=0
by McKitterick
01/04/14 08:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: martin gardner auto-biography reviewed
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Jerry Andrus Dinosaur Optical Illusion

As the video makes its way around the World Wide Web, Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy fame not only gives Jerry Andrus due recognition but also provides an explanation why our brains are fooled: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/12/29/another_brain_melting_illusion_the_dragon_that_follows_yo...
by McKitterick
12/29/13 06:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jerry Andrus Dinosaur Optical Illusion
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: About my For Sale list!

Specifically, here's where it can be found:

http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubb ... Post272293
by McKitterick
08/18/12 07:19 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About my For Sale list!
Replies: 4
Views: 495

mentalist predicts front page!

by McKitterick
06/10/12 08:24 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: mentalist predicts front page!
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Re: Happy Boxing Day

mai-ling wrote:its a candian holiday the day after xmas.


Some think of it the other way around: Christmas is a Canadian holiday before Boxing Day. ; - )
by McKitterick
12/27/10 06:38 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Boxing Day
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Re: Mathematical Wizardry

I surrender! There's just no way I can keep this thread on te main page so that I can possibly get a reaction to what I need a reaction to. HL. (But I will keep trying.) Harry, Your reference to the "main page" gives me an idea as to what your problem may be. The main page does indeed sho...
by McKitterick
02/14/10 07:27 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mathematical Wizardry
Replies: 48
Views: 3577

Re: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"

For every person who thinks the thread should be locked, there are an equal amount (or more, according to the number of views) who are reading it with great interest. I'm guilty as charged, Richard. Similarly when driving I have a bad habit of slowing down to look at car accidents, even those that ...
by McKitterick
10/21/09 06:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"
Replies: 556
Views: 188808

Re: the real work

Pretty good, but he was wrong on the second deck bit. :) True. Perhaps it was a way of avoiding issues associated with the "too perfect" theory. ;) In reference to Rachel Maddow's comment at the beginning of the YouTube clip, whether or not we consider magic to be as reliable a source of ...
by McKitterick
10/02/09 03:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: the real work
Replies: 4
Views: 669

the real work

With all due respect, Derren Brown's lottery prediction has nothing on this:

http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2009/09/g ... -ever.html
by McKitterick
09/30/09 07:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: the real work
Replies: 4
Views: 669

exposure of a different sort

It seems that internet exposure is the cause of some concern not just in the world of magic but also among our friends who are engaged in the field of Psychology. ... the psychologists object whenever diagnostic tools fall into the hands of amateurs who havent been trained to administer them. Our et...
by McKitterick
07/31/09 04:16 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: exposure of a different sort
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

Re: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?

With all due respect to Edgar Allan Poe, quantum cryptography suggests the possibility of an unbreakable code. That being said, I don't think it's the solution to the problem being discussed here. Although the consensus in this thread is that the music industry is far removed from the world of magic...
by McKitterick
06/18/09 05:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 83986

Re: for anyone out there planning a scam ...

probably also want to know about this which cuts it all down to one sentence. Hello, Jonathan. I believe, to quote the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz, that you're talking about a horse of a different colour there. The purpose of that link seems to be to promote a $23 "updated and expanded MP3...
by McKitterick
05/19/09 09:12 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: for anyone out there planning a scam ...
Replies: 3
Views: 647

for anyone out there planning a scam ...

... you might find some useful information in The psychology of scams: Provoking and committing errors of judgement, available here.
by McKitterick
05/19/09 08:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: for anyone out there planning a scam ...
Replies: 3
Views: 647

the floating frog trick

by McKitterick
05/14/09 02:32 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: the floating frog trick
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: The Canadian Press Loves Ricky Jay!

A couple of full-length interviews leading up to the opening of Ricky Jay's A Rogue's Gallery in Toronto tonight. The first, a radio interview from the May 13 edition of Q, starts at 24:30. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.cbc.ca/q/pastepisodes.html">http://www.cbc.ca/q/pastepisodes.ht...
by McKitterick
05/14/09 02:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Canadian Press Loves Ricky Jay!
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Hitler on Criss Angel

Happy Easter, Mats.

For what it's worth, you've touched on two of the three topics best avoided on these boards: politics, religion and the musicals of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.
by McKitterick
04/12/09 03:00 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Hitler on Criss Angel
Replies: 49
Views: 4926

Re: Monday Night Magic Press Event for Ringing Brothers Zingmaster Alex Ramon on Monday!

@ Richard Perrin Augusta has the Gold unit - <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ringling.com/TourSchedule.aspx">http://www.ringling.com/TourSchedule.aspx</a><!-- m --> @ Craig Mitchell Check out - <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/24/theater/24ring.html?p...
by McKitterick
03/28/09 08:26 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Monday Night Magic Press Event for Ringing Brothers Zingmaster Alex Ramon on Monday!
Replies: 11
Views: 1310

Re: Cool new juggling idea

Michael Moschen at a TED Conference:

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/mich ... otion.html
by McKitterick
02/06/09 03:05 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cool new juggling idea
Replies: 11
Views: 1620

Re: Magicans magic goes very Wrong (fatal)

You may get better results with these links, Richard: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWTaVjX9TR4">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWTaVjX9TR4</a><!-- m --> <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KMwrFKrM3U">http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by McKitterick
02/06/09 02:42 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magicans magic goes very Wrong (fatal)
Replies: 9
Views: 7592

Re: The Rauschenberg Effect by John Hostler

Thanks, Tom, for reviewing this book and bringing its unique method of distribution to the forum's attention. And of course thanks to John for authoring the book and e-publishing it. I'm not sure of its origin but there is a saying to the effect that the motivation for most of the things we do is ei...
by McKitterick
01/24/09 08:04 AM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Rauschenberg Effect by John Hostler
Replies: 28
Views: 6171

Re: Fire breathing resources?

The Surgeon General-designate of the United States makes it look easy enough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9buzKIjYOg&eurl DISCLAIMER: This link is provided for informational purposes only ... I am not - repeat, I am not suggesting that anyone should attempt to learn fire breathing techniques...
by McKitterick
01/08/09 09:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fire breathing resources?
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Bogus Website Alert: Magical University

David Vamer wrote:Oh GREAT!!! Next you're going to tell me that Magicaluniversity is not accredited, and that my degree is no good....


Although the Magical University's academic credentials are questionable, I understand they have one heck of a football program.
by McKitterick
12/26/08 12:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bogus Website Alert: Magical University
Replies: 29
Views: 3677

a marc salem performance

For your holiday viewing pleasure:

http://gelconference.com/videos/2006/marc_salem/
by McKitterick
12/26/08 12:37 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: a marc salem performance
Replies: 0
Views: 432

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

Salut, Michel.

The English word you may be looking for is one we have taken from French: ensemble.
by McKitterick
12/02/08 03:38 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 125485

Re: If you buy only one magazine this month ...

... I have no desire to crash and burn in front of an audience. I can identify with that. ; - ) Thanks for sharing the trick, Tom. Of course presenting a card trick as an experiment may lead others to present an experiment as a card trick ... something like this: http://www.quirkology.com/USA/Video...
by McKitterick
11/30/08 07:44 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: If you buy only one magazine this month ...
Replies: 16
Views: 1954

Re: If you buy only one magazine this month ...

McKitterick - what Ms Silverman got and some here may have missed is the clear distinction between tricks and magic. Hello, Jonathan. It seems to me that tricks are a part of magic ... definitely not all that there is to magic but an essential part of it ... so perhaps that's why I may have missed ...
by McKitterick
11/26/08 11:44 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: If you buy only one magazine this month ...
Replies: 16
Views: 1954

Re: If you buy only one magazine this month ...

I don't think that Silverman's comment is quite right. I'd argue that the "underlying assumption" of the Scientific American article is not that "the point of magic, the whole purpose, is to trick people". But rather that, whatever magic's point might be, tricking people ... or t...
by McKitterick
11/25/08 07:45 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: If you buy only one magazine this month ...
Replies: 16
Views: 1954

Re: Magician in Space

A belated congratulations on Richard's safe return to the Earth a month ago.

Does anyone have any updates on what [s]tricks[/s] effects he might have done on the Space Station?
by McKitterick
11/23/08 05:39 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magician in Space
Replies: 26
Views: 4056

If you buy only one magazine this month ...

... it will of course be Genii.

If you go for a second, you might want to pick up the December Scientific American with an article Magic and the Brain: How Magicians "Trick" the Mind.

For the time being, it's available online: http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=magic-and-the-brain
by McKitterick
11/23/08 05:00 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: If you buy only one magazine this month ...
Replies: 16
Views: 1954

Re: DISAPPEARING FINES

I don't think Detective Bookman would be very impressed with Mayor Menino's policy on library fines.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF2gZu3y ... re=related
by McKitterick
10/31/08 08:30 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DISAPPEARING FINES
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Magician in Space

Certainly wishing Garriot and all of the Expedition 18 crew the best on their journey to the International Space Station.

A web site's been set up for those who want more information.

As an aside, this would not be the first time that a magic trick has been performed in space.
by McKitterick
10/05/08 08:41 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magician in Space
Replies: 26
Views: 4056

Re: Guy Hollingworth's 'Expert at the Card Table'

NPH rocks. Indeed. Not only that though, but he does musical theatre numbers (aka "show tunes") too. This is a couple of weeks after its release, which I realize might as well be a millenium in this internet era, but for those who haven't already done so, well worth checking out is Dr. Ho...
by McKitterick
08/02/08 07:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Guy Hollingworth's 'Expert at the Card Table'
Replies: 24
Views: 4404

a keith barry performance

A Keith Barry performance is available for your viewing pleasure on the TED Web Site. It certainly receives a fantastic reaction from the live audience but go to the Mind Hacks blog for an interesting scientific response to some other matters that are raised by the presentation: http://www.mindhacks...
by McKitterick
07/26/08 10:22 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: a keith barry performance
Replies: 1
Views: 515

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