RJ. Southwestern Virginia USA. A land acknowledgment here would be incredibly complicated. But you can start with the Tutelo and Saponi peoples if youre curious to research a small fraction of who the Virginia Colonists displaced. Also worth mentioning is the horrific history of enslavement in this area. Also this dog is cute. All these things can be true.
”Let us make recommendations to ensure that NASA officials deal in a world of reality in understanding technological weaknesses and imperfections well enough to be actively trying to eliminate them. They must live in reality in comparing the costs and utility of the Shuttle to other methods of entering space. And they must be realistic in making contracts, in estimating costs, and the difficulty of the projects. Only realistic flight schedules should be proposed, schedules that have a reasonable chance of being met. If in this way the government would not support them, then so be it. NASA owes it to the citizens from whom it asks support to be frank, honest, and informative, so that these citizens can make the wisest decisions for the use of their limited resources.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.”
— Richard Feynman: Report of the PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident (6 June 1986)
”You know, at some point, safety is just pure waste. I mean, if you just want to be safe, don’t get out of bed, don’t get in your car, don’t do anything. At some point, you’re going to take some risk, and it really is a risk-reward question.”
— Stockton Rush. CEO of OceanGate, Incorporated. RIP.
When I was a teenager a song like Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Glenn Miller was 40 years old. Now that would be something like Eye of the Tiger by Survivor. Smells Like Teen Spirit is 30-ish years old. So – Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley & the Comets. Toxic by Britney Spears at 20 years maybe would be like Downtown by Petula Clark. What on earth does Nirvana mean to a kid today? The atemporality is bonkers. I think about this all the time. #music #time #atemporality