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Oct. 19th, 2011 10:34 pm
taleya: (Squee)
Now this is fucking flat out awesome

The Newfound Blob

To paraphase and dramatise, as Cracked do best:


The blob isn't composed of Jell-O (surprise!) but of gas -- we think. And it's fucking huge -- it is a galactic cluster roughly 200 million light-years wide. As in, light from one end would take 200 million years to reach the other

And by the way, the light from this thing took roughly 12 billion years to reach our retinas, meaning that it is essentially a chunk of whatever the hell blew off of the Big Bang.

Ok this?

Oct. 19th, 2011 10:34 pm
taleya: (Squee)
Now this is fucking flat out awesome

The Newfound Blob

To paraphase and dramatise, as Cracked do best:


The blob isn't composed of Jell-O (surprise!) but of gas -- we think. And it's fucking huge -- it is a galactic cluster roughly 200 million light-years wide. As in, light from one end would take 200 million years to reach the other

And by the way, the light from this thing took roughly 12 billion years to reach our retinas, meaning that it is essentially a chunk of whatever the hell blew off of the Big Bang.
taleya: (Star Trek - TNG - Picard SQUEE)
Long time subscribers may recall a post I did years ago regarding the town of Eyam in the UK, and how it had an unusually large percentage of plague survivors. This was due to a genetic mutation, that theoretically could also provide immunity to HIV.

Since then, the link's long been proven. And yes, there are people out there immune to HIV. What's new however, is that this mutation has been used to cure a man of HIV. Completely.

Now that's fucking awesome.
taleya: (Star Trek - TNG - Picard SQUEE)
Long time subscribers may recall a post I did years ago regarding the town of Eyam in the UK, and how it had an unusually large percentage of plague survivors. This was due to a genetic mutation, that theoretically could also provide immunity to HIV.

Since then, the link's long been proven. And yes, there are people out there immune to HIV. What's new however, is that this mutation has been used to cure a man of HIV. Completely.

Now that's fucking awesome.
taleya: (Pontificating Shit)
'cos I just explained it in chat, and [livejournal.com profile] moonmip has been teasing me since we're having an Oktoberfest party in November.


The Glorious Communist Revolution of October was celebrated in November. Why? Because at the time that the communist party deposed and murdered the Romanovs, the Russian empire was using the Julian calendar, which had a habit of falling out of sync with the seasons.

They converted to the current, modern calendar in the 20's - a change which placed the anniversary of the October Revolution in November.



~* THE MORE YOU KNOW..... *~
taleya: (Pontificating Shit)
'cos I just explained it in chat, and [livejournal.com profile] moonmip has been teasing me since we're having an Oktoberfest party in November.


The Glorious Communist Revolution of October was celebrated in November. Why? Because at the time that the communist party deposed and murdered the Romanovs, the Russian empire was using the Julian calendar, which had a habit of falling out of sync with the seasons.

They converted to the current, modern calendar in the 20's - a change which placed the anniversary of the October Revolution in November.



~* THE MORE YOU KNOW..... *~
taleya: (Pontificating Shit)
During the "Winter War" of World War II, the Soviet Union dropped large numbers of incendiary cluster bombs on Finnish cities as part of their attacks. The People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs', Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov went out in the international press and claimed that the reports of this 'bombardment' were utter falsehoods; they were actually food drops to help feed starving Finnish refugees from the war.

The Finnish responded by naming the bombs "Molotov bread baskets" in his honour and began referring to the mass-produced incendiary bomb (filled with flammable liquid, which was then ignited and thrown) they used to great effect on the Soviet tanks as the Molotov Cocktail - "a drink to go with the food".


~* THE MORE YOU KNOW..... *~
taleya: (Pontificating Shit)
During the "Winter War" of World War II, the Soviet Union dropped large numbers of incendiary cluster bombs on Finnish cities as part of their attacks. The People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs', Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov went out in the international press and claimed that the reports of this 'bombardment' were utter falsehoods; they were actually food drops to help feed starving Finnish refugees from the war.

The Finnish responded by naming the bombs "Molotov bread baskets" in his honour and began referring to the mass-produced incendiary bomb (filled with flammable liquid, which was then ignited and thrown) they used to great effect on the Soviet tanks as the Molotov Cocktail - "a drink to go with the food".


~* THE MORE YOU KNOW..... *~
taleya: (Discworld - Death Rocks Out)
Amazing Grace, Micky Mouse Club, House of the Rising Sun, Stairway to Heaven and the theme to Gilligans Island are all basically interchangeable.

Try singing any of those songs to another and see for yourself.
taleya: (Discworld - Death Rocks Out)
Amazing Grace, Micky Mouse Club, House of the Rising Sun, Stairway to Heaven and the theme to Gilligans Island are all basically interchangeable.

Try singing any of those songs to another and see for yourself.

DUDE

Jun. 14th, 2010 10:44 pm
taleya: (Doctor Who)
TOTALLY LEAVING THIS HERE SO I CAN FIND IT.

Terry Pratchett On Nu!Who vs OldWho

And yes, he nailed it. Nu!Who is more faery tale than sci fi. But that doesn't mean it's bad.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I would dare try to jump-start a spaceship that looks like the Titanic by diving it into the atmosphere… but I have to forgive the Doctor that, because it was hilariously funny

AND EVEN BETTER:

The Doctor himself has in recent years been built up into an amalgam of Mother Teresa, Jesus Christ (I laughed my socks off during the Titanic episode when two golden angels lifted the Doctor heavenwards) and Tinkerbell. There is nothing he doesn’t know, and nothing he can’t do. He is now becoming God, given that the position is vacant. Earth is protected, we are told, and not by Torchwood, who are human and therefore not very competent. Perhaps they should start transmitting the programme on Sundays.

Pratchett....I...I...Oh god man you know I love you anyway because so much of my money is in your wallet but dude. dude. Let me slobber on your feet for a bit. Please....

DUDE

Jun. 14th, 2010 10:44 pm
taleya: (Doctor Who)
TOTALLY LEAVING THIS HERE SO I CAN FIND IT.

Terry Pratchett On Nu!Who vs OldWho

And yes, he nailed it. Nu!Who is more faery tale than sci fi. But that doesn't mean it's bad.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I would dare try to jump-start a spaceship that looks like the Titanic by diving it into the atmosphere… but I have to forgive the Doctor that, because it was hilariously funny

AND EVEN BETTER:

The Doctor himself has in recent years been built up into an amalgam of Mother Teresa, Jesus Christ (I laughed my socks off during the Titanic episode when two golden angels lifted the Doctor heavenwards) and Tinkerbell. There is nothing he doesn’t know, and nothing he can’t do. He is now becoming God, given that the position is vacant. Earth is protected, we are told, and not by Torchwood, who are human and therefore not very competent. Perhaps they should start transmitting the programme on Sundays.

Pratchett....I...I...Oh god man you know I love you anyway because so much of my money is in your wallet but dude. dude. Let me slobber on your feet for a bit. Please....

ARGHHHHH

Jan. 6th, 2009 08:53 am
taleya: (Default)
Can’t...stop...playing....

See if you can beat my personal best of 432 :D

ARGHHHHH

Jan. 6th, 2009 08:53 am
taleya: (Default)
Can’t...stop...playing....

See if you can beat my personal best of 432 :D

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