On April 12, 1961 the Soviet Union made history by sending Yuri Gagarin into space. He was the world’s first astronaut, and he was the one who shot the United States in the arm and made us realize that we had a long way to go if we wanted to beat the commies at their … Continued
Turns out, World War I wasn’t really good for anything except messing up things. Anyway, last week marked the 100th anniversary of the deceleration of war on the Empire of Germany. The exact date was April 04, 1917. In real terms, there were lots of Americans in the war in one way or another, but … Continued
With just days to go before the new year, the world was on it’s toes. The City of New York was already on lockdown, Streets were closed, screens were being erected, and just as many people were leaving the city as were entering it. The festivities were reaching a fever pitch as celebrities were slowly … Continued
I may have posted about Naked Jakey before, or I may not have. I’m too bothered to look up my usual post history. I found him with his Halo Changed Everything video series. In the above, he goes over the under appreciated world of Video Game title screens. Seriously, how often do you pay attention … Continued
For over 150 years The New York Times has been the pre-emetitive news paper of the United States. Yes, in recent times it has started to lean more towards the left, but it still presents mostly all sides of a story. I won’t get into the politics of the paper, that’s not worth the effort. … Continued
No, not here, I’m not live streaming this mess, at Twitter. Or, through Twitter, specifically at inauguration.twitter.com, which redirects you to a place holder page until it starts tomorrow morning. Do not fear though, you’re getting the PBS News Hour coverage of the event, not some Twitterized view. Though, don’t worry, I’m sure it will be controversy … Continued
You may have noticed that I posted a lot this year. Quite a lot actually. The blog hasn’t seen this many posts since 2008. That’s quite an achievement I must say. Granted, some of the posts this year have been quite pathetic, and some were delayed due to server reliability issues, but every day had … Continued
Wendell Kapustiak built a modern Pipe Organ. Modern in the sense that naturally, it’s computer controlled. The air is supplied by a modified server cooling fan. The keys are played by an Arduino. And the songs are chosen by a web interfaced run on a Rasberry Pi. It is pretty neat, I will give him … Continued
Haha, no! Then there would be no reason to watch the latest season of the show on The History Channel. I haven’t seen the above video before, but it is very early 1990s.
Nazis on the Moon, Reptilian Margaret Thatcher. Nazis in general. This looks like an awesome film doesn’t it? Historically accurate documentary is what I would call it. Luckily, the Indiegogo campaign is fulfilled, so this scene can actually happen in the final film. Aren’t you excited?