Friday, March 24, 2017

3D-printed microburst

"...when SF author John Sladek wrote a couple of enjoyable and traditionally intricate detective puzzles in the seventies (Black Aura and Invisible Green), he found that...

    'I was turning out a product the supermarkets didn't need any more -- stove polish or yellow cakes of laundry soap. One could starve very quickly writing locked-room mysteries now. SF has much more glamour and glitter attached to it, in these high-tech days.' "

       --David Langford

Flight to Mars.


"I had only some dim and unformed sense, a sense which struck me now and then, and which I could not explain coherently, that for some years the South and particularly the Gulf Coast had been for America what people were still saying California was, and what California seemed to me not to be: the future, the secret source of malevolent and benevolent energy, the psychic center." --Joan Didion

Garden of Alla(h).

(via @Brimshack)

Over 200 Siberian lakes "...bubbling with methane like a jacuzzi."

"Tagaq occupies a curious, uniquely Canadian stratum in the creative industry, in that publicly funded cultural institutions pay her to flagellate the wrongs of colonialism."



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