Wrong Turn Into Yesterday

If you were in outer space, in a space suit, there would be no difference between up, down; left, right; forward, backward; but no one is going to take a wrong turn into yesterday - the difference between the past and the future is very vivid to us.
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Time is: 4 minutes to Gemini (Taken with Instagram at Astronomical Clock, Prague)

loveJUXT (Taken with instagram)

In February of 2012 we asked a bunch of our friends and relatives from around the world to record their activities on Saturday night. And then we made a film out of that.

This film was shot by 32 people from 17 places in Canada, United States, France, Costa Rica, Grenada, Bahamas and Taiwan. Thank you to everyone who helped out on this project!

Thank you to Sigur Rós for allowing us to use their song Sæglópur from the album Takk…
Visit sigur-ros.co.uk for tour dates and tickets. They are awesome, they sometimes sing in a made-up language and their tour begins in July 2012.

Thank you to NASA and Mike Fossum for capturing the breathtaking timelapses of Earth from the International Space Station.
Visit eol.jsc.nasa.gov for photos and videos from the ISS.

P.S. As for cameras, we have incorporated footage from every and any kind of camera - from cellphone cameras, to smartphone cameras, to point-n-shoots, to Nikon and Canon dSLRs, to GoPros, to even a 3D Samsung camera, with all sorts of varying frame rates and frame sizes.

One of fave views in the city - that balcony on St. George St. (Taken with Instagram at Bahen Centre for Information Technology)

That stuff is bad for your health @JakeVanBuskirk (Taken with instagram)


Discussion Threads

acjwatt
Why do Americans add the word ‘already’ like that to the end of sentences? It’s not necessary (and it don’t be good grammar neither…)

kochira @acjwatt
The usage of already as a post-end adverb is growing and serves to codify a morphemic indication that the clause has happened and completed in the past tense. The usage is become general and as such the usage is result in semantic bleaching and cementing as a syntactic construction.

Evaluation of the formation as incorrect grammar demonstrates a naivety to linguistics and shows that you view languages in a set manner as unchanging, while in reality individuals from 100 years ago would likely find your use of English appalling and terribly incorrect.

Does this in turn mean that your understand and usage of English grammar is wrong? No, it demonstrates linguistic shift and that you need evaluate what criteria you use to determine incorrect grammar.

In the usage of “already” at the end of sentences, you are observing a language shift that is moving outside of your acceptable modification range, triggering an internal syntactic rejection. Rejecting language shift for personal use is fine, but personal rejection does not equate a complete value judgement, instead you should analyze the usage systematically and if the usage is not systematic and consistent in its meaning, THEN it is incorrect.

The fact that you generalize a group as using the construction clearly indicates that the usage, from your perspective at least, is system, and should lead you instead to accept it as a diverging language form that YOU most certainly will NOT be using.

Some people over use the construction to serve the purpose of hyperbole and that’s annoying, but admit it, language must adapt or die, much like the Panda. So let’s get it over with, let old English rules, and stick in the mud Pandas die out.

gizmodo.com/5841175/should-we-just-let-pandas-die-off-already

LIFE is _ (Taken with instagram)

Pinned to a hole (Taken with instagram)

http://gizmodo.com/5848275/did-steve-jobs-leave-a-special-four-year-plan-for-apple

loki13:

Steve Jobs’ detailed four year plan for the iPhone leaked.

Year 1, post Jobs-
Release iPhone 5. Have sympathetic press go “meh.” Watch the press say it is really an iPhone 4SS. But make sure it has a new form factor. Apple fans love new form factors! Watch as sales skyrocket. Laugh maniacally as competing fanboys complain. PS- cockblock Google on a patent acquisition; that’s always fun.

Year 2- Release iPhone 5S. No new form factor. Have sympathetic press go “meh” and complain that is’s really just a re-badged iPhone 5 with a few hardware tweaks and some new software. Don’t worry- Apple fans don’t care about form factors. Watch as sales skyrocket. Laugh maniacally as competing fanboys complain. PS- sue someone.

Year 3- Release iPhone 6. Have sympathetic press go “meh.” Watch the press say it is really an iPhone 5S. But make sure it has a new form factor. Apple fans love new form factors! Watch as sales skyrocket. Laugh maniacally as competing fanboys complain. PS- Announce something else that starts with an “i”… um, “iHologram?” “iBuyMe” “iCompleteMyLifeBecauseICan’tLiveWitoutYou”…. get R&D on it! Make sure it integrates with phone so they’ll never leave the walled garden. Did I mention the whole laughing maniacally part? That’s really important.

Year 4- Release iPhone 6S. No new form factor. Have sympathetic press go “meh” and complain that is’s really just a re-badged iPhone 6 with a few hardware tweaks and some new software. Don’t worry- Apple fans don’t care about form factors. Watch as sales skyrocket. Laugh maniacally as competing fanboys complain. PS- sprinkle my grave with the tears of Android fanboys and the lamentations of their women…. JK- fanboys have no women! You should’ve collected enough tears by now for the resurrection spell.

Oh- and one more thing. For every new form factor, get Ives on it. Something about the blood of virgins and a new way to re-design a rectangular 3.5” screen so it looks magical and revolutionary and new. Also- something about going from glass to fine china. That is all.

Thanks Steve (Taken with instagram)

RIP Steve Jobs. Sent from my iPhone. (Taken with instagram)

Scientists Reconstruct Brains’ Visions Into Digital Video In Historic Experiment

From Gizmodo:

I just can’t believe this is happening for real, but according to Professor Jack Gallant—UC Berkeley neuroscientist and coauthor of the research published today in the journal Current Biology—"this is a major leap toward reconstructing internal imagery. We are opening a window into the movies in our minds.

4 years ago. FOUR!!! Scrubs’ The Janitor was right about Osama Bin Laden’s location.

fuckyeahcubism:

mountanalogue:

Frank Gehry seems to have given Bilbao architectural confidence.
Basque Health Department HQ, Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

fuckyeahcubism:

mountanalogue:

Frank Gehry seems to have given Bilbao architectural confidence.

Basque Health Department HQ, Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

Press to Talk (Taken with instagram)