- Obsolete Airbases « fringejoyride
"Ultimately, these hard-shelled aircraft shelters holds the two most commonly wanted superpowers: Flight vs. Invisibility. In John Hodgeman’s ‘informal’ survey, the desire for flight was really an ‘inflated mythical, heroic” image that people only aspired superficially. Ultimately, nobody wanted to use the powers to fulfil our traditional sense of ‘good’. As it turned out, being a Superhero was no fun."
(tags:architecture war history ruinporn )
- Inky-Linky – Roo Reynolds
"Inky-Linky makes web pages 100% more useful and irritating when printed. It’s a bookmarklet that adds a QR code to the margins for each external link in the page."
(tags:web papernet comms )
- Parties Tangle Over Discovery in Kiriakou Leak Case | Secrecy News
“The government must prove only that the defendant had a ‘reason to believe’ that the information ‘could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation’…. The defendant’s intent to injure or serve the United States is not at issue.”
(tags:crime war intel )
- polis: Jorge Luis Borges on Mapping Empire
- Interstellar travelers may be helped by physicist’s calculations that solve the Pioneer anomaly
"Kopeikin's research suggests that the photons move faster than expected from the Newtonian theory thus causing the appearance of deceleration, though the craft were actually traveling at the correct speed predicted by the theory."
(tags:space sci )
- Astrobotic Technology assembles prototype of lunar water-prospecting robot
"Astrobotic Technology Inc. has completed assembly of a full-size prototype of Polaris, a solar-powered robot that will search for potentially rich deposits of water ice at the moon's poles. The first of its kind, Polaris can accommodate a drill to bore one meter into the lunar surface and can operate in a lunar regions characterized by dark, long shadows and a sun that hugs the horizon."
(tags:space robots )