Is this shit true?? It all makes sense now, this is probably why they want to go after your guns....
Well they recently retired the disaster which was the "long gun registry" in my country so I don't think they're coming for OUR guns anytime soon. Can't speak for you guys though... good luck at any rate.
We had a thread about them pesky Ruskies and their space flight, so here's to Apollo 11. One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind~
I can't imagine how exciting it would have been to watch back then... Even now I get a bit of a lump in my throat. Don't think anyone really gets over their dream of being an astronaut.
I really don't know what else to say other than to just state the simple fact of it having happened. I'm thinking of when I was in primary school now, and we did a school play about America (we had an American exchange teacher that year); each kid in the class had to pick something about the USA that they liked, and everyone else did cowboys and indians, or rock music, and I wrote this great big speech about how I wanted to meet Neil Armstrong, and see Cape Canaveral. I don't think that part ever died, but now of course I will never meet him. It sounds silly and I know he hated being famous just for the moon landing, but the bit of me that's still a kid is pretty cut up.
How's this.... it's almost certain that you've read this before, but it takes on a new meaning today:
> Presidential speech writer William Safire wrote a memo to White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman suggesting how the administration might react if Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were stranded on the moon. The memo contained a draft speech intended to be read by President Richard Nixon.
> Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace. These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.
> These two men are laying down their lives in mankind's most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding.
> They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by their nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world; they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown.
> In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man.
> In ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood.
> Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man's search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and they will remain the foremost in our hearts.
> For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind.
Richard Herring on twitter said, 'a name that people will still know in 1000 years,' and I think that sums it up quite well too.
How about a travel thread.
Where have you been lately? Where are you going soon? Where would you like to visit?
hey Dra, speaking of travel, have you ever done the Lost Coast trail in Humboldt? I know it's in your neck of the planet. I was there in 2008. It's no Sunday stroll but its worth the effort.
and you, what part of Canada did you see?
I have not, though I did a fair amount of walking around Gold Beach, in Oregon, which has some similar landscape.
Travelled around Canada a bit, saw some of the more wilderness-y parts, Niagra falls of course and the Toronto area. I have family there, so we went over a few times and stayed with them.
My first clear memory from childhood is actually of being at the Niagra falls which is a pretty awesome first memory, all things considered.
This board needs more activity(maybe it has just enough to some of us) because I keep getting on Facebook too much..
Anyway as a topic for general discussion: some say life is too short. Others simply don't realize it. So I want to get some perspectives if other humans.
Why do you live? Its not that I am suicidal, I think I'm the opposite (the complete opposite, not just halfway like most people) but I am content with my life, and therefore death, on an almost daily basis. I think life is too short, but even if we lived a million years, what more could you possibly get out of it and why would it make your life any better now that it is cursed with reason?
This is interesting... I think it's gotta be pretty close to what a human could think before it was obliterated instantaneously.
probably be the same with me :/ Or maybe, "oh sh..."
Off topic but ... it looks like the woman in the pic shaving? Why is she shaving?
It's from Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón, Pedro Almodóvar's first film. Lots of gender bending, violence, transgressive comedy. At one point a lesbian punk pisses on a housewife.
wow.. megachan sucks this time around..
Feel free to not visit? We can't make you post quality content instead of bitching about how much it sucks.
Posts like this suck. Posts like this are exactly why people go to little chans and go "omg that place sucks".
Restartin the bump thread. Bump when high/drunk
drunk right now.
Drunk. My cat has been missing for six days. No, make that seven. He is not coming back, despite what people tell me. The receptionist at animal control knows me by name now, I called so many times.
He was a good friend. I'll leave a window open for him to come in. Not giving up yet.
OK so I just posted that and then went out for a cigarette. A little shadow darted past me through the open door... it was him.
He's VERY hungry but he seems to be in good health otherwise. I can't believe it. Finally some good news. Also, I think this thread has reached bump limit.
Congratulations. Cats are like that, man...I've had em disappear for a week or more before. They find something interesting and get distracted.
ALL HAYL FISH
odd... see the railroads are pretty apathetic about graf on ugly old boxcars and tankers and so on, it's locomotives and passenger trains they get protective over. With rusty old freight cars, as long as you don't paint over their numbers they'll usually ignore it because they have more pressing concerns and most bombers know that and respect it. If you do paint over the numbers, they'll just paint a rectangle over your piece and repaint the numbers on that.
This painter seems to have integrated his/her stuff carefully into the numbers, without impairing them. Strange. I haven't been within literally 1000 miles of an active rail line in a couple of years but I can't recall ever seeing that.
gif not really related but awesome
I come in search of high tech networking knowledge ...
So housemate just got cable package: TV plus phone plus interent. They have desktop computer. Cable company provided a cable modem. Wire from desktop to modem, working fine. I have a laptop and want to get a wireless router/hub/thingie. My plan was to plug the wireless router into the cable modem and then access the internet anywhere in the house with my laptop. Problem: only one ethernet port on the modem. Do I need to get a seperate wired router and then plug his computer into the router along with a wifi hub? Or do some wifi hubs/routers/whatever have wired ports as well?
Thanks in advance.
p.s. Can you tell I"m a newb to this stuff? ;)
p.p.s. Emphasis is on "cheap": buy one peice of equipment instead of two. Don't need super duper fast speed, just need coverage in the house and 24/7 always-on routing. etc.
Err, wot? PC games existed years before broadband.
I was kidding.
Oh, I didn't realize. :o Sorry. :(
Today me and my younger brothers found this stag beetle (pic it's not him but from same species, Lucanus cervus) and since they're known for being formidable fighters we will keep him, implement a training protocol and use him in fights against other bugs (like mantis, wasps, other beetles).
What do you think of keeping insects as fighting pets? I know that kids in japan love that shit and there's so many japanese websites dedicated to bug fights ( http://www.japanesebugfights.com/ for example) and since I don't really have anything worthwhile for this summer I might just take some time and explore the fascinating world of entomology.
We named it 'Clades' from the latin expression "maker of ruins".
my god... she's quite enchanting.
> Though I DO eat rattlesnakes..
...and what does that taste like? My brother ate a garter snake once. He said it tasted like chicken and fish.
Salty and bony. A bit like chicken in flavor, a bit like dry fish in texture.
Tumblr. 'Hippie girls' tag. Enjoy wasting your day~
critters in the parking lot at my job
picture of a cat from a while ago, probably the same cat as >>5528