Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Nerdy fun fact:

Ok, Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura is, of course, amazing! 

[Saldana and Nichols]

For a long time, there wasn't a consensus on her first name.  Eventually, it was canonized as Nyoto (which is Swahili for "star").  But!  Originally one of the names considered (and used in some sources) was... Samara!!  This made my nerd heart so happy :)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

This is glorious.
This is outrageous.

They talk about an embarrassment of riches?
We are living it.

I have often thought about how they couldn't even record sound until 138 years ago, 
and yet we walk around with thousands of songs in our pocket.

But this is even more wastefully incredible.
For how many Millenia have humans wondered
what the "dark side of the moon" looks like?

And for us? It's a GIF.