An interesting model of our solar system’s path as it travels through space in the Milky Way.
Certainly a departure from usual models that show the Sun as a static object, which it certainly isn’t
I had no idea this was happening. Where are we going?
(Source: 4gifs, via apesoformythoughts)
4:05 pm • 22 September 2013 • 194,002 notes
What would modern technology and social networks look like if they were vintage ads
This is a post gathered Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Skype, iMac, Nintendo Wii and Sony Playstation as if they were vintage ads.
Why does this kind of remind me of Fallout?
(Source: inspirefirst.com, via typefourtytardiss)
3:46 pm • 22 September 2013 • 103,838 notes
102-Year Old Woman Fights to Keep Land Her Parents Earned from their Slave Masters
Luminant Mining Co. is not thrilled with the predicament that they are currently facing in Dirgin, Texas. The company wishes to acquire a 9.1 acre plot of land for their business, but has been unsuccessful thus far.
This is largely in part to the resistance on the part of Ida Finley and her family. Ida, who is just a few weeks shy of her 102nd birthday, has held on to this land for some time. Ida’s late husband, Adolphus, worked on the land and before that his parents worked on that land as slaves. [Continue reading at Your Black World.]
They need legal assistance. Seriously.
3:33 pm • 22 September 2013 • 4,200 notes
“Writing is about control, but also letting go once those words are out in the world. All a writer can do is to empty the space of the story in order to allow the reader to inhabit it. ‘No city indeed is so real,’ in Virginia Woolf’s words, ‘as this that we make for ourselves and people to our liking.’ But that doesn’t mean that a real city can’t be the start, in a piece of writing, for something much, much better.”
Justin Alvarez on using Google Maps to get through writer’s block.
3:46 pm • 21 September 2013 • 395 notes