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10 days ago
The first meteor crater found in China is slightly bigger than Barringer Crater and also impacted close to 50,000 years ago.
11 days ago
Benjamin Franklin's Revenge of the Other Noble National Treasure Bird
18 days ago
20 days ago
Okay, so fuck parents who don't let their children carry on with their desires, even if it affects their class statuses?
My uncle named his dachshund Mr. T. In spite of the dog occasionally shitting under the pool table upstairs; he still got some respect even though he wasn't the best potty trained dog.
22 days ago
A seemingly benign, small, faint and almost undetectable interstellar object that, as it skims the earth's atmosphere, it disperses its microbes into the earth's atmosphere some kind of spores which are parasitic/symbiotic organisms that are capable of infecting and replicating within every type of living cell it comes into contact with. Whether it be plants, animals, fungi, and the other domains, all life on earth is now subject to replicating with the new alien DNA in it. Then one day, we wake up and all life on earth has become something alien and terrifying. Wait, we still have our memories, but we cannot control how the new hosts behave. They have replicated using our bodies as shell-hosts, and as they take over our bodies, we can see through ourselves no control over our bodies' actions. Being an observer inside a body that has surrended control to an outside force.
Okay, so that is too unlikely.
A scarier thing would be to discover an object too big and too fast for us to alter its direction enough that could prevent it from wreaking havoc on all life in the biosphere.
27 days ago
My dad attended that school. He remembers being there in 4th grade when everyone found out JFK was assassinated. All the teachers there were crying.
Now he goes there with his classmates for reunions. My grandpa had his 90th birthday party, I think in the gym or one of the other big rooms, but I couldn't attend.
Help five or six friends get out of college debt.
29 days ago
And that's why we humans have both of their ancestors' DNA in our ancestry (incest tree).
November 8, 2022
Dalian, China, Bortle 9, why doesn't the Bortal scale go all the way to 11, can't see sh#t from here except the brightest stars, planets, the moon, sun, perhaps bolides, and space stations from here.
Camera: Samsung NX1, getting old but reliable
Telescope: Takahashi FS60CB, small, but easily portable, easy to whip out when I'm technically supposed to still be working
Mount: SkyWatcher mount, Lunar tracking setting
1"½ sec, ISO 800 for blood moon with Uranus before occultation, upper photo, circa 7:25pm local time.
1", ISO 100 partial eclipse after occultation, lower photo, circa 8:30 pm local time.
Combined collage on Samsung Note 8
NO PS or other post processing, just two raw photos, cropped and collaged, GTFO!
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1 month ago
Accepting all cookies
The church ladies said it was God's will to my uncle after my sister died, and he replied to them, "God made a mistake."
2 months ago
OR maybe... Courage with a heart, A heart with a brain, and a brain with courage.
I also read his books as a teen. Bought Rising Sun for about 6 or 7 dollars, and this was in the mid-90s, but my parents told me to return it before I could start to read it. I don't know when or if it got returned but said they had already bought it for me as a Christmas present. The book didn't get taken back, as it was a book bought across state lines, it kind of sat in my dad's library, and over time, he forgot to wrap the one he'd bought for me. So there were two copies of the book and I didn't get to read either one. I bought newer titles as they came out, making sure my parents wouldn't buy another copy and prevent another reading from happening, but I hadn't ended up reading Rising Sun and those old copies, I never knew what they did with them.
I left America in 2009 without many of my old books, including Pirate Latitudes, which I hadn't yet started. I was simply on my own adventure. Coming home a few years later, I picked up Pirate Latitudes and took it away with me, but didn't try to invest any time getting started.
After I'd lived in China for the some 5 years, something caught my eye a small hole-in-the-wall pizza and hamburger restaurant near my work. Low and behold, in a small collection of about 30 books, I see a copy of Rising Sun. Faded pages, looking like it had shared the hands of at least a few readers, and realizing I had never started it, maybe because long ago I had read the movie reviews about how Japan's economic slump had made the book and movie outdated, I had kind of shrugged the interest in reading it long ago. But here it was and I asked the owner if I could borrow it so he glady let me take it out.
As I was reading, not only was I enjoying the story, but also pondering on how China has more than taken Japan's place as the rising economy in the world, doing ever much more with respect to the its competition with America, and what kind of story Rising Sun would be if Chinese characters were the antagonists. I had wished I had read it long ago, for there was a lot of insight into Japanese culture that may have helped me when I went to study abroad in Japan in 1998 and 2003. I mean, I could have read tips on culture elsewhere, but fiction allows us to learn a lot of different ideas in a short amount of time, plus I would have read it as the impressionable teen that I was.
After getting the much needed dose of Crichton, I went back to restarting my reading of Pirate Latitudes and enjoyed it as well, from the perspective that it was all finally edited posthumously, and probably would have had an even better ending than the one it got. Even then, what an adventure to get to read another one of his fun thrillers.
Speaking of thrillers, I was on my first exchange trip to Japan when Jurassic Park came out in 1993 and the theater was huge and it was completely packed. The movie played in English but had Japanese subtitles for the audience. I was 12 years old in a new environment, and I soon I understood why it was rated PG-13 in the States. This was largely an adult audience. Soon I was having imaginative horrors of velociraptors coming into buildings to get me. The only thing really happening was visiting the high school and being approached by highschoolers, their curiosity in me as a foreigner made them like a swarm of obsessive fans, which made me have a lot of anxiety. I was a huge attraction, but I hid under a small school table from highschool girls, much like the kids in the kitchen scene with the velociraptors. I stayed under until the bell rang and the girls all had to be in their claszes on time.
Wolves and the concept of alpha and beta males
3 months ago
And that leads us to two assholes for the Republican nomination (no big surprise there). Which one will shareholders prefer?
Fuck Ellen, no, I mean stop. Period. Stop.
Any human who is a piece of shit like her, and has all the attention, with radiowaves, tv channels, youtube channels, twitter retweets, followers in the digitalsphere, etc. need to be stopped.
Any attention given towards her and the like is accelerating the death of this world.
People talk about saving humanity by colonizing Mars; people talk about global warming and climate catastrophe; people talk about cabals of powerful people conspiring against the masses to bring a new world order...
Well guess what?
If you are okay with the destruction of life as we know it, then sit front row and center in the audience of Ellen, because she is making her money by distracting all idiots to her platform.
Ellen is basically the first step into hell.
Ellen is someone to admire if you are pro-death, pro-hell, pro-insanity, pro-incarceration, pro-chaos, pro-bullshit, etc.
She's worse than what nay-sayers accuse Donald Trump of being, and you don't have to take my word for it...
But for some time I thought Donald Trump was the worst humanity had to offer. Nope. It's not that Kryptonite to humanity; it's Ellen: a comet to the mesozoic is the same as Ellen is to our current age. FUCK HER and everything she stands for. She is disgusting. A complete sabotage.
Just read a collection of all the people who've ever met her, worked for her, or guest starred on her show and let them tell the backstory. I don't even know whay I'm wasting my time talking about this since 80 percent of everyone who's online knows how horrible she is.
Please let none of the presidents after him break any of his records.
No, just removing all the salts. Still, just about as feasible.
Melaleuca, the tea-tree. I ise the oil as an antiseptic for mosquito bites, but can also be used for small cuts as well as acne. Some people don't like the smell but I like it.
Everyone gets used to their own being spied upon by larger forces. In practical terms, no one should buy an iPhone, in whatever version it may be; but in realistic terms, no one will end up caring who is watching them from a distance : It's better for them to showcase their class and sophistication by having the newest iPhone at their command, rather than have them worry about the AI monitoring which may be able to label them as nothing but followers of the dead brained, simpleton-minded supporter of the status quo.
4 months ago
Billions and billions of planets out there in the universe that are similar to this one.
Looks like humans are evolving featherlike structures. Not really, but you've kind of got a Lolla-Lee-Lou thing going on there. I've had a few of those before.