2018-03-29

Of Interest: Here’s why we’re all still quoting Arrested Development constantly

AV News: Here’s why we’re all still quoting Arrested Development constantly





2018-03-28

Found Coolness: Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years (Golden Record Bonus)

NASA: Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years

Voyager 1, NASA's farthest and fastest spacecraft, is the only human-made object in interstellar space, the environment between the stars. The spacecraft, which has been flying for 40 years, relies on small devices called thrusters to orient itself so it can communicate with Earth. These thrusters fire in tiny pulses, or "puffs," lasting mere milliseconds, to subtly rotate the spacecraft so that its antenna points at our planet. Now, the Voyager team is able to use a set of four backup thrusters, dormant since 1980.


As a side note I have known since I was a kid that they placed golden records on the Voyager spacecrafts I always thought they were audio only but reading on the NASA website about the contents of the records I saw that there were images too! The 115 images are encoded in analog form. 

NASA: Images on the Golden Record


And then I found a video of what the images would look like if properly decoded from the record!


Pretty awesome; And as a side note I didn't see a single picture of an American Flag.

2018-03-25

Current Events:RIP Stephen Hawking



Stephen Hawking passed away 11 days ago, here is a nice bit of audio set to video with some inspiring quotes from the man; "One planet, One human race."

2018-03-24

Current Events: Innocent Until Proven Black




White supremacist Dylan Roof got better police treatment than Stephon Clark, who was shot 20 times in his grandma's backyard for holding up his iPhone. White supremacist terrorists get better treatment than innocent black people.

2018-03-12

Music: Miles Davis' "Get Up With It"

I don’t dabble in jazz too much but I read this article Saturday night (early Sunday morning) and have given the album three listens. To an untrained ear it is quite enjoyable!

Pitchfork Album Review: Miles Davis Get Up With It


I like this Sly Stone quote:

Dark arts arose from his keys, as Sly Stone’s bassist of the time recalled during one coke-fueled night: “[Miles] got on Sly’s organ and started to voice these nine-note, ethereal crazy chords. Sly…came out yelling, ’Who in the fuck is doing that on my organ? Miles, get your motherfucking ass out…Don’t ever play that voodoo shit here.’”


2018-03-03

Music: Matchbox Twenty "Busted"

Feeling the late 90s this evening:

“I dreamed that the world was crumbling down


We sat on my back porch and watched it



I dreamed that the buildings all fell down

We sat on my back porch and watched it


I dreamed that the world was crumbling down

We sat on my back porch and watched it


In my head I heard the sound



Like fifteen strangers dancing”



2018-03-01

Funny: Beer Aisle Scanned For Something Asshole Friend Won’t Mock


The Onion: Beer Aisle Scanned For Something Asshole Friend Won’t Mock


"I know if I bring, say, Blue Moon, Dave will make fun of me for getting something so mass-produced, but if I go with some obscure Belgian-style saison, I’ll get totally roasted for trying too hard."

Funny: Hope Hicks


When I saw Hope Hicks in my news feed I thought they were talking about Trupm's campaign slogan, "Hope... hicks."

#notmyjoke