WTF are FRBs?

The first detection of radio waves from an astronomical object was in 1932. Bell Laboratories was planning a system of transatlantic wireless communications. To accomplish this task they needed to make sure there was no potential interference from foreign sources that could mess with the signal. So Karl Guthe Jansky had the bright idea of…

Why Do We Art?

“Who knows what form the forward momentum of life will take in the time ahead or what use it will make of our anguished searching. The most that any one of us can seem to do is to fashion something-an object or ourselves-and drop it into the confusion, make an offering of it, so to…

Freakin A.I.

As much as I can respect the provocative vision of benign high tech computers running errands for those of biological origin, this step forward is something I’ve always been incredibly hesitant towards. For the record, “artificial intelligence”, has not been achieved yet.The underlying theme behind any form of artificial intelligence is a “sentient” software solely…

Digital Monsters

The year is 1999. Me and my brother are young as fuck. The real world was fresh with mystery and wonder. Although being an elementary school student was an adventure in itself, after the school day was done we’d look forward to watching TV like it was crack. Children freak out over everything. Watching a…

Hubble’s Discovery

Edwin Hubble was a beast who incidentally revealed a truth that completely changed our place in existence. His cosmology was the first to realize that those clouds of dust were actually other galaxies. Before him, the entire realm of science was just a galaxy wide. The Milky Way became one of many. After realizing the…

The Philosophy of F.M.A.

Full Metal Alchemist is a fucking great series. Although the story is superficially well-made (art style/ anime voice acting/etc) it’s the writing that reigns supreme. I first got into the series when I was in college and didn’t realize how well written it was until I read through it a second time. Although at first…

The Hacker Life

Hackers want to exploit everything. It’s a methodology that exists simply for fun. That’s the keyword here, fun. It’s the difference between asking what one can do with an object and what one can make an object do. By empowering themselves to be capable of doing more, people have used this verb as a way…

Totality

This image of the solar corona is a color overlay of the emission from highly ionized iron lines, with white light images added below. Different colors provide unique information about the temperature and composition of solar material in the corona. Credits: S. Habbal/M. Druckmüller Something happened on Aug 21st, 2017. I went to see the…

F**k Innumeracy

Everything you care about involves mathematics. If you understand what mathematics is, this statement becomes immediately obvious. The reason most people would start arguing against the above statement comes from an ineffective introduction by early academia to rational thinking. It’s not a question of being particularly good or bad at this “one” subject. This is…

Generation Dragon Ball

It’s really funny to say but Dragon Ball means more to me than most things in my life. You’re probably thinking..this guy’s an immature man child. You’d be spot on. But that’s besides the point. This is different than just an average fanboy obsession. Dragon Ball introduced an entire generation to a raw example of…