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Last week I was busy reading, viewing lectures, and taking care of the house, the boys, and roomies Christopher and the infamous and dreaded Nimbus the cat!
Friday and Caturday were different, evenings occupied gaming and collecting cool things at Ring of Fire Con 2015 while hanging out with friends.
Being the terrible, horrible person I am, I even played a game of Cards against Humanity, though apparently I’m not terrible or horrible enough to have won…Oh, well, maybe next year, and then I can more realistically pass as a Bond villain.
It was good that I didn’t get too overstimulated incoming data-wise to enjoy the event, and with nothing in the way of my…psychology…causing problems for me, or for that matter, anyone else.
Caturday night we played a GURPS Dungeon Fantasy game, our characters getting both some swag from our exploits in the adventure, and more character points to buy cool and awesome traits!
Will I go again next year? Probably, barring anything between now and then that somehow manages to interpose itself in attending.
It’s been almost two decades since my last convention attendance, with perhaps, just hopefully, many more to follow for the gang and I together, we and our geekish pastimes…
Originally posted on Lillyteardrop:
Since I was two years old I have been a proud member the word’s most honoured and rarefied profession; that of Rock Collector.
When the United States of America decided to expand the horizons and capabilities of the human species it chose rock collectors to lead the way.
Don’t believe me?
Perhaps you’ll believe my fellow pilot and rock collector Neil Armstrong.
Here’s a photograph of Neil Armstrong doing what we do best; collecting rocks and looking cool doing it!
It is incredibly moving and sobering to know that when you are holding a rock in your hand you are holding something that has existed for billions of years before you were born and will exist for billions of years after you have gone.
When you hold a rock in your hand you are connecting yourself to both the past and the future.
Rocks are the silent historians.
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Yes, he puts it way better than I. What he said. Every word. The one who committed this crime needs to be put away for a long, long time.
“We do not promote hatred or violence. Even if I did become violent, it would never escalate to deadly force. When I say I am disgusted, I mean it.
The Foundation Beyond Belief has set up a donation page for the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation to benefit the region Barakat was trying to help.
Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:
Featured image: Austrian physicist Lise Meitner, who first developed the theory explaining the process of nuclear fission.
Theoretical physicist (and TED Fellow) Shohini Ghose has two great passions: physics, and advocating for gender equity in the sciences. “There are still relatively few women in physics – and the higher up the ladder in academia or industry you go, the fewer women you find,” says Ghose. “Yet the laws of physics themselves are gender neutral, and the beauty of the universe is equally accessible to everyone. So why so few women, and how can we change that?”
Recently, we asked Ghose to share five of her favorite facts about women and their contribution to physics. Here they are:
1. Marie Curie is the only person to have won Nobel Prizes in two different scientific disciplines.
First, Marie Curie won in 1903 for her studies of radioactivity. She shared the prize with her husband Pierre…
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