Thursday, October 25, 2018

Rick and Morty’s head writer is making an animated Star Trek series


Star Trek: Lower Decks is part of the franchise's new five-year mission

Described as focusing on "the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships," the new series takes its name from a seventh season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, in which the actions of the senior staff (and stars of the show) are seen through the eyes of the ship's junior crew members.

"Mike won our hearts with his first sentence: 'I want to do a show about the people who put the yellow cartridge in the food replicator so a banana can come out the other end.'

Oct 25, 1415

Oct 25, 1415:
The Battle of Agincourt between England and France during the Hundred Years War took place.

    And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
    From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be remembered-
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition;
    And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
    Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
          - Shakespeare's HENRY V

Scene from Branagh's Henry V


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

: It's refreshing to know that I, too, can be a NASA engineer

 NASA fixes Hubble gyroscope by turning it off and on again

The Hubble is expected to be back in business soon. Hubble's designers prepared for gyroscope failure by equipping the observatory with a backup. Unfortunately, when one of Hubble's gyroscopes ...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

List of funny Wi-Fi names


A good Wi-Fi router name makes it easy to find your own network, but a great Wi-Fi network name is entertaining for neighbors.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A history of joking about Uranus

 For your amusement

By the way, did you hear that the cosmetic technique of "Anal Bleaching" is also called "Changing your ring tone."


Happy Birthday, Old Man

"I'll be – I'm not yet – I'll be two thousand on October 16th." 
 — Mel Brooks


Friday, October 12, 2018

Primate Text Support

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Banksy embedding a shredder into the frame of his Girl With A Balloon has caught the world’s attention.

In this post, we look at the key questions and offer up some likely answers (from an art nerd perspective). We will start by looking at the key engineering questions:
  • Could a device that had been in the frame for up to 10 years have the battery life to listen for a remote trigger?
  • Was there a functional shredder in the frame or was a pre-shredded work spooled out?
  • Was the shredder shown in Banksy's video the device used to shred the painting?

The recent incident around Banksy embedding a shredder into the frame of his Girl With A Balloon has caught the world's attention. As a nerd obsessed with the intersection of art and tech, I too was sucked in over the weekend in trying to unravel the mysteries behind Banksy's self-shredding paint

Sing it with me !

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Historical LOLs

This Saturday

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

For all of your nonsense needs:

 The Surrealist Compliment Generator

A Tiny Gecko Prank-Called People in Hawaii From a Hospital Phone

This gecko has called me 15 times, and everyone in our recent call list. 
— Dr. Claire Simeone (@Claire_Simeone) October 5, 2018

Simeone, who serves as hospital director at the Ke Kai Ola Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, had stepped out of the office last week when she started receiving the mystery calls. Lots of them. "I was getting lunch, so I thought maybe someone had a seal-related question," Simeone explained on Twitter. "I picked up.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Eight year old girl pulls 1,500-year-old sword from lake in Sweden

Does Shimmering Samite come in Junior sizes?

An eight-year-old found a pre-Viking-era sword while swimming in a lake in Sweden during the summer. Saga Vanecek found the relic in the Vidöstern lake while at her family's holiday home in ...

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Cybersecurity best practices