Alternate History Thursday: 2017

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I’m going to try something different this year for my long running Alternate History Thursday series.  Instead of whatever story gets beamed into my mind while I sleep the night before, I will spend the entire year focused on one story.  Yes, I tried it in the past, and I sometimes went back to that … Continued

Nearly Midnight

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists have moved the hands of the famous Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight today.  Specifically, it is at 2 minutes and 30 seconds to midnight.  For those that don’t know, midnight is when the world ends.  Originally, the Bulletin was to warn the world of an impending nuclear … Continued

Cat Drawings

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A Hilbert curve is one of those weird things in mathematics.  Does it have any use in real life, or is it just something to theorize about?  Well, this is the modern age, we have the technology to make complex Hilbert curves in real life.  This is also the internet, which is a series of … Continued

Interesting views of Light

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This is a pretty interesting experiment in art and light from Akinori Goto.  The short video below shows the process. It’s neat, sort of a modern version of the Zoetrope.  This wouldn’t be possible without 3-D printing.  Or at the very least, it would be insanely difficult to construct. This next video shows a much more … Continued

Remember, Remember

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The 7th of December When the Japs secured their fate The years numbered four But we evened the score And it was surely worth the wait That’s a good version of the The fifth of November poem.  Sure there are more lines that I’m not adding to, but honestly, who else remembers anything except the … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Blackness

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Common American folklore states that Thanksgiving was when the Indians helped the pilgrims from the Mayflower survive the winter.  This is mostly true, however, the real history can be traced back to the colonists from Roanoke.  They are the reason why this feast is celebrated, though not for what you would think.  Read on, for a … Continued

Cuyahoga Valley NP

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located right outside of Cleveland Ohio, and unlike Niagara Falls, is actually directly on the way to Chicago.  So I’m totally going to being stopping there as I make my way across the nation for Thanksgiving. It’s sorta like Vacation, except, it’s not going to be as crazy, or dangerous, … Continued

Who Built America

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I might be 4 years past due here, but this series has been extremely fun to watch. It’s also been a learning experience.  You know, back to the basics of The History Channel.  Before it turned into shitty reality TV and half-baked conspiracy theories. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good conspiracy theory, and … Continued

Veterans Day

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Today is Veterans Day.  It’s important to remember all the causalities of our nation’s 240 year history.  Originally, this day was set to mark the end of The Great War.  However, over time, the USA changed it to honor all veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

Make Strange Music

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The world of music is a strange one.  I’ll never fully understand it to be honest.  Don’t get me wrong, I like a good melody, and a good piano ballad, but I cannot comprehend some of the dedication given to things I can’t hear, and never will be. All that being said, here is a … Continued