Cut to Black - Lemaitre
“As I recall, incarcerated, a year goes by so slow…”
my friend Pete literally makes me cry with his snap stories
this is me, i am pete, love me
we love you pete
Via this ship is unsinkable
A beautifully done animation on how you became you.
See the full video here as I left out some really cool parts.
From 300 or so million down to ONE.
YOU. MADE. IT.
Via Zero State Reflex
Version 1 of ‘A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science’. Thanks for everyone’s suggestions earlier in the week, attempted to include as many of them as possible!
Download link here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-ap
Approach the world with an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.
Here’s a list of tips on how to weigh good science from bad. Combine that with my video on “How to Read Science News" and you’ll be in pretty good shape and shall never be led astray:
Edward Steichen: Isadora Duncan at the Erechtheum, 1920.
I am lucky enough to say I have been there :)
The NSA Knew Of HeartBleed Bug For Two Years And Used It To Spy On The Internet
If the report is true — both the White House and the NSA say it’s not — the NSA could have collected information like passwords and private communications from hundreds of thousands of websites, since Heartbleed is a bug in the popular open-source encryption software OpenSSL, used to secure data flowing from users’ computers to hundreds of thousands of websites, including Gmail and Facebook.
Almost two-thirds of all sites on the Internet use OpenSSL, according to estimates, making this bug possibly one of the most dangerous the Internet has ever seen and potentially allowing the NSA to access information on millions of users.
Matthew Prince, the CEO of security firm Cloudflare, tweeted that it’s “hard as a tech company today to not feel like we’re at war with our own government.”
Despite the outrage, this revelation doesn’t come as a complete surprise for many. Over the past few days, some have already speculated whether the NSA used Heartbleed to breach SSL, since documents leaked by Edward Snowden revealed the spy agency has been trying to breach it for years.
“It would not at all surprise me if the NSA had discovered this long before the rest of us had," Matt Blaze, a cryptographer and computer security professor at the University of Pennsylvania, told Wired. “It’s certainly something that the NSA would find extremely useful in their arsenal.”
The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things which lifts human life a little above the level of farce and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.–
(via scienceisbeauty)Via The New Enlightenment Age
But there is also an element of blindness. You keep on scanning this image not because you don’t know the outcome of the boy’s life but precisely because you do. There is a crude and ominous power operating here. You keep on looking because things combine to hold you fast a sense of the random, the arbitrary, the impending, and the preordained. You no longer think of the photo as a private memory but as a public spectacle and memorial emblem, tragic, blunt, relentless. It is the jostled part of your mind, the film that runs through all the thoughts you know you’re thinking about other murdered black men, men intimate with dying, images that bring to be sure, burdened and weary, tainted, cursed…..
It shows a seated boy alone in a frame waiting nervously for that unseen moment already haunting the eye of the camera. For you this photo is both a reproach and accusation—-regardless of where the blame is laid. His look addresses you without seeing you; it exposes what lies at the bottom of the racism infecting the abstract, liberal doctrine of rights and freedom before the law. The photograph has a searing realism amid the rehearsed media narratives of national shame and timely, political displays of unassuaged grief. Behind each dot you sense a deep catastrophe of memory, generation upon generation of lives obliterated and exposed, grainy and gray.
It shows him relaxed and happy to comply with the wish that his photograph be taken.
David Marriott on the racist killings of Stephen Lawrence from On Black Men. 2000.
Clouds and crosses over Haleakala
Aloha and welcome to a breathtaking skyscape. The dreamlike panoramic view from March 27 looks out over the 10,000 foot summit of Haleakala on Maui, Hawai’i. A cloud layer seeps over the volcanic caldera’s edge with the Milky Way and starry night sky above. Head of the Northern Cross asterism, supergiant star Deneb lurks within the Milky Way’s dust clouds and nebulae at the left. From there you can follow the arc of the Milky Way all the way to the stars of the more compact Southern Cross, just above the horizon at the far right. A yellowish Mars is right of center, near the top of the frame, with rival red giant Antares below it, closer to the Milky Way’s central bulge.
Image credit & copyright: Wally Pacholka (TWAN)
The world divided, 1 billion people per colored region
Computer outage at space station may force spacewalk
AP: A computer outage at the International Space Station may require astronauts to complete a spacewalk and delay next week’s launch of a supply ship next week.
A backup computer on the outside of the station is not responding to commands, NASA said Friday. While the main computer is working fine, both computers are needed for a cargo ship to bring nearly 5,000 pounds of supplies next week.
Mission Control is working to determine whether the computer must be replaced, which would force a spacewalk by one of the station’s six astronauts.
Photo: This May 23, 2011 photo released by NASA shows the International Space Station at an altitude of approximately 220 miles above the Earth, taken by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nespoli from the Soyuz TMA-20 following its undocking. (AP Photo/NASA, Paolo Nespoli)
The computer is a “black box” of sorta for the Remote Manipulator System, or robotic arm. Though not vital to crew support, it is essential to all visiting vehicles required to berth, such as next week’s SpaceX Dragon.