"I feel afresh all the impulses that led me towards books and writing, toward the fantastic and science-fictional… except now, there is this other door. It’s made of blocks"

The secret of Minecraft — The Message — Medium

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"That’s when the 20-year-old from Louisiana had his eureka moment: cake from a can."

For young chefs, a eureka moment: cake from a can - Metro - The Boston Globe

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"These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice."

Letters of Note: IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER

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"The Queensland Premier, Mr Strong Choices, has admitted that he may have – just may have, mind you – made a few mistakes, and that some people, some very stupid and ungrateful people, might have quite unreasonably punished him for their stupidity at the Stafford by-election."

Mr Strong Choices still thinks you’re stupid

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"To begin creating cool stuff in Minecraft using ScriptCraft, you don’t have to know much JavaScript. ScriptCraft comes with lots of functions to help you create buildings of any size, and lets you experiment while you play. However, as you learn Javascript you will be able to create cooler stuff in Minecraft - not just buildings, you’ll be able to add new rules and items to the game - even create mini-games for you and your friends."

ScriptCraft/docs/YoungPersonsGuideToProgrammingMinecraft.md at master · walterhiggins/ScriptCraft

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"down but never out, losing but never lost.” He told the panel, “You may wonder why I haven’t resigned. It’s because the morality that resides within me are the same morals I taught my students for years; that is, whenever you are persecuted or face challenges or circumstances rise against you, you must see things through to the end."

Rachel Aviv: A Middle-School Cheating Scandal Raises Questions About No Child Left Behind : The New Yorker

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Robots

Robots

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"So the idea that praise or lack of it alone can help your child succeed is overblown. Instead, the Cornell University child psychologist Kenneth Barish insists that the real problem is criticism. ‘I have met many discouraged, angry, and unhappy children. I have met demoralised kids who were unable to sustain effort when they encountered even mild frustration or disappointment, and others who had developed attitudes of entitlement. And the culprit is not praise, but criticism. Most of these children were over-criticised; very few were overpraised.’"

The pros and cons of giving praise to children – Carlin Flora – Aeon

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"This pervasiveness has served to reinforce a popular view of life on the Home Front during World War II. It also obscures the complicated history of a poster that was designed on this day 75 years ago, but surprisingly was not seen in public until very recently, in 2001."

'Keep Calm and Carry On': The Unlikely Success of a Failed Slogan

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