Movie Review: Spectre
It was always going to have to come to an end. Bond actors don’t last as long as you think, though it’s been 9 years now that we’ve had Daniel Craig as the image of Bond – from his reinvention of the character as a gritty, conflicted type in Casino Royale, a vast gulf separating […]
The Little Mermaid for the 21st Century
This is brilliant: A photo posted by Rich McCor (@paperboyo) on Oct 9, 2015 at 11:33pm PDT Great photos from this guy, holding little cut outs in front of monuments to transform the scene.
Beautifully presented comparison of the photographic capabilities of every iPhone to date Still love the colours/textures from the 3GS there – was a big step up for phone photography all those years ago.
Putting space into perspective
“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.”
The New Devil’s Dictionary
A guide to the terms of modern living: tab (n.): Something opened, then closed, then opened again, then closed again, for eternity. social (n.): An app or website that simulates what it might be like to interact with other people. Instagram (n.): A persistent reminder that people you know can afford more expensive restaurants and better vacations than you. So much […]
Thirty years. That sounds like… a lot. It sure doesn’t feel like a lot – I guess? I dunno. It feels like time has passed, but it also doesn’t, in the sense that I still recall events from 20 years ago vividly should I choose to. But then I get a sense of perspective when […]
Patrick Rothfuss’ Thoughts on Pratchett
Patrick Rothfuss writes on Terry Pratchett’s passing – and interestingly, he’s writing as a fan, not a “fellow writer”: Odds are, if you know much anything about me, you know I’ve been a fan of Pratchett for years. If you follow me on goodreads you’ve seen me write reviews so gushy that they border on the inarticulate. […]
Map of Network attacks
Interesting – or possibly scary – real-time map of attacks over the internet, with source and destination where known. May be state or non-state actors, only shows the ones these guys can see, so there’s likely more out there.. The world’s going to hell in a hand basket, we just don’t realise this stuff is […]
Book Review: Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
Yesterday, the NYSE went down for a couple of hours, and the fascinating thing was while it was out, stocks rallied… as soon as it came back, it plunged. Well, I guess “fascinating” is a word I can use because I’m not invested in the American market in any meaningful way, but for those involved, […]
Photos from the Cosmodrome
A collection of photos from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, including the Buran shuttle from the Russian space program that never flew. Only mildly disappointed that the outside doesn’t look like Destiny.