The last thing you want to see in the sky is an error message, especially now that science is 85 percent sure that The Matrix is real.
That is, however, an untouched photo of a real sky and a real tree. The photo was taken in Odessa, Ukraine when a digital billboard malfunctioned, projecting a Windows error into the fog and temporarily convincing who knows how many passing motorists that somebody was going to have to go out into space and reboot God.
Next comic is GO, thanks for waiting… Happy, uh, new year..? Honestly it still feels like late January to me, i think the weather is throwing off my internal, uh, chronometerometer. Thanks for reading, anyway, and special thanks to the Patrons, without whom this would not have been possible.
Cheers and all the best, and i’ll see you next time– likely for a shorter comic you won’t have to wait as long for (on the way to another epic…),
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Auto shows are typically a place to debut cars, not to build them — but then again, Local Motors isn’t your everyday automaker. The printing of the car takes 44 hours The Phoenix-based…
David Taylor looked for words in Billboard song titles that appeared during a given decade more than other decades. Then he charted usage for the top five of each decade, going back to 1890.
The third column for keyness is an estimate for how much the word is unique to the decade. The graphs show usage over the years, and the decade of interest is highlighted red. So the words with relatively high keyness values will show peaks at and around the red bars. Then there are more generic words like "you" and "we" that are in some of the decades, but they're kind of used throughout.
Other than the topical words per decade, it gets most interesting when you compare this decade to others, more so the farther back you go. For example, look at those words in the 1920s: blues, pal, sweetheart, rose, and Mammy. This decade: we, yeah, hell, f, and die. Mm, classy.
oh my god this is so cute
did you know that, besides the apple of knowledge and the pomegranate of life, there’s another mystic fruit, one that grants you a sense of purpose?
yeah, it’s the raisin d’être
(unmute the volume)
History was made Wednesday when the European Space Agency successfully landed a spacecraft on a comet for the first time ever.said Jean Jacques Dordain, Director General of ESA.
The comet, 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, orbits, the sun every 6.45 years. It is 2.1 miles wide by 2.4 miles long.
Rosetta first launched in 2004 to research the comet, and it didn't arrived at its destination until this past August. On Wednesday morning, Philae first separated from the probe to attempt a landing.
Researchers are hoping to learn more about the origins of the solar system and whether or not comets could have brought water and life to Earth. Watch an ESA animated explanation of Rosetta's journey to the comet and it's surface mission below.
The comet has also been emitting a strange "song" into space, which has surprised scientists.
"The scientists think it must be produced in some way by the activity of the comet, as it releases neutral particles into space where they become electrically charged due to a process called ionisation. But the precise physical mechanism behind the oscillations remains a mystery."But it's obviously aliens trying to communicate with us, right? Hopefully the message isn't "Warning: Do not land on this comet."
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Dom Bosco Sanctuary, Brasilia, Carlos Alberto Naves, 1963.
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Um… I’m not even sure what to say about this, except that it’s outrageously counter-productive. Anything for the almighty dollar.
Three Polar bears approach the starboard bow of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Honolulu (SSN 718) while surfaced 280 miles from the North Pole. Via Wikimedia Commons
via Business Week:
Because of climate change and the melting of the Arctic, the cruise line Crystal Cruises plans to send passengers on what it bills as the first luxury ship to “traverse the Northwest Passage.” The ship, Crystal Serenity, will set sail beginning in August 2016 on ”a mystical Pacific-Atlantic sea route far beyond the Arctic Circle that for centuries captured the imaginations of kings, explorers and adventurers.” The cruise will last 32 days and fares start at $20,000.
Part of the reason that the Northwest Passage captured so many imaginations for so many centuries was that it was choked with ice and impossible to navigate. Climate change has set off a scramble to control the now-accessible shipping routes and mineral rights. The Crystal Serenity is simply following the wakes of the freighters that are already plying the Arctic.
The company says it intends to use the cruise to teach customers about climate change. “During this voyage, speakers will enlighten guests on information regarding climate change, and how it has impacted this passage,” Thomas Mazloum, Crystal’s executive vice president, told the maritime website gCaptain.
According to Popsci:
Incidentally, the carbon footprint of a cruise ship, per passenger, is three times larger than that of a 747 flight. For a trip focused on witnessing first-hand environmental catastrophe largely caused by carbon dioxide, it’s odd that the phrase “carbon footprint” appears nowhere on the page announcing the special offer, or the cruise’s FAQ.
and it's already in my preferred color palette
Open air art installation by Kimchi and Chips produces geometric forms in air with an array of computer controlled mirrors and lights - video embedded below:
Kimchi and Chips create phantoms of light in the air, crossing millions of calibrated beams with their work Light Barrier, 2014. The light installation creates floating graphic objects which animate through space as they do through time.
A fascination with natural light drove the technique of the impressionist painters, they explored new qualities of colour and the trail of time. Kimchi and Chips’ study of digital light discusses a new visual mechanic, their installation adding to the visual language of space and light. As the artist’s inquiry deepens, brush strokes become descriptive like code, detailing reality and allying light with canvas.
You can find out more background about the project at Creative Applications here
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