Saturday, 14 April 2018

Herding Cats [#books #review]

by Sarah Andersen

Creativity is not only worth it but is necessary in these times. Artists and writers have the unique ability of looking at the world and reinterpreting it in their own way, and this perspective is one I would sorely miss if a young creative chose not to show their work. And for the sake of my own sanity, I much prefer spending my time looking at the works of new, growing artists than the fire party that the Internet has become. Sort of like . . . a little blossom of hope in an apocalyptic landscape.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Welcome to Night Vale [#podcast #review]

If you could press a button that would give you a great deal of money, but it would cause someone you don't know in a distant part of the world to die, then you would have a good model for how our current economy works.
Episode 105 - What Happened at the Smithwick House AUDIO

Saturday, 16 December 2017

An AI Wrote an Harry Potter chapter: it's hilarious!

Ron was standing there and doing a kind of frenzied tap dance. He saw Harry and immediately began to eat Hermione's family.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Voyager 1 [#astronomy]

On September 5, 1977 NASA launched the probe Voyager 1, meant to study the outer Solar System. It reached Jupiter in 1979, then Saturn the next year. At this point the mission was supposed to end, but it was extended, and Voyager 1 kept flying away and away. In 2012, after 35 years of activity, Voyager 1 entered the interstellar medium.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The Lady Astronaut of Mars [#books #review]

by Mary Robinette Kowal

We didn't get enough light here for most humans.
But the stars... When you could see them, the stars were glorious.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Cassini: The Grand Finale

The Cassini-Huygens mission ended on September 15th with the destruction of the probe entering Saturn's atmosphere. It was an amazing mission, lasted a lot more then initially expected, and will give for years material for new discoveries.

I know there was no way to keep it going, bit I'm sad this mission ended, especially because there are no other mission, at the moment, directed to the giant planets, and considering how long it takes to develop a mission, and for it to reach the planet, we won't have anything like Cassini for the next ten, fifteen years! :'(

Herding Cats [#books #review]

by Sarah Andersen Creativity is not only worth it but is necessary in these times. Artists and writers have the unique ability of looki...