When you think about it, Saturn, the sixth planet out from the Sun, is one of the solar system’s big drawcards when it comes to galactic tourism. So what if the ringed planet, were devoid of its ring system, as envisaged here by Jason Kottke?
Would extraterrestrials still visit? Or might the Terran system be forced to find another way, aside from taxing its citizens, to raise revenue for its coffers? Thankfully, therefore, that Saturn has rings then.
I used to do this a lot here at disassociated, especially during those all night coding sessions of the late 1990s, lace my HTML markup with all sorts of comments. Not the proper use of commenting at all, at least the stuff I used to insert, you understand.
In fact half the fun of visiting websites in those times was taking a look at their source code and seeing if the web designer had left any… easter eggs, of a sort, for more curious users.
Here is where the Kindly Brontosaurus rears amiably into the frame. You must stand quietly and lean forward slightly, hands loosely clasped in a faintly prayerful arrangement. You will be in the gate agent’s peripheral vision – close enough that he can’t escape your presence, not so close that you’re crowding him – but you must keep your eyes fixed placidly on the agent’s face at all times. Assemble your features in an understanding, even beatific expression. Do not speak unless asked a question. Whenever the gate agent says anything, whether to you or other would-be passengers, you must nod empathically. Continue as above until the gate agent gives you your seat number. The Kindly Brontosaurus always gets a seat number.
Those who like to think they’re somehow part of the “Star Wars” universe can find out what planet they are on in that far, far, away galaxy, based on current weather conditions whatever their current location is on Earth.
Despite it being winter where I am, officially at least, I was told I am on Tatooine the other day… hmm, yes, almost correct, almost.
This sounds like a physics exam question. If you ever wanted to stop a 747 aircraft taking off, by trying to restrain it with some cable, how thick would that cable need to be, assuming the craft’s engines were at full power? If you happen, therefore, to be sitting a physics test, then the good news is someone has worked out the answer.
The zombie apocalypse has been the theme of a few movies recently, and in each situation we’ve seen the human survivors putting a lot effort and risk into trying to find ways to do away with their undead foes.
Many films and television shows would have you believe that there would be an unending supply of dead bodies on the move during the zombie apocalypse because every dead person would start stumbling around on the search for human flesh. However, one of the things that make zombies so terrifying would be their undoing. They rot.
I have myself a little distillery hidden somewhere in bush land on the NSW Central Coast where I turn out a fine little moonshine brew made from used coffee grounds… yep, that’s right, used coffee grounds.
I don’t know what people really think of my brew, folks say that they enjoy it, but look at it this way, all those discarded coffee grounds were only going to waste, so why not do something useful with them?