Tweets for February 13th 2013
How to: write an opening sentence. Break in case of blockage — asserttrue.blogspot.pt/2013/01/how-to-write-opening-senten... #writing #HOWTO Feb 13th, 12am
10 PRINT CHR$(205.5 RND(1)); : GOTO 10, an awesome downloadable book elaborating about the title’s Commodore 64 one-liner (which produces something like in the above image).
This piece of retro advertising is almost perfect (-ly wrong) on so many levels. And I love the texts — “For responsible work” / “Porto Cigarettes — the base of your decision”. It only lacks one thing: booze. Pedro Quintas
Soviets in space! Here’s an interesting set of USSR space propaganda posters. Politics aside, I always thought the Russian space program rocked. Just look at how the Soyuz spaceship is now the only reliable vehicle for taking cosmonauts to orbit, now that the Space Shuttle has been decomissioned. Or consider that the Soviets managed to land a probe in Hell (meaning, of course, planet Venus) and send back some pictures. Trivium
On a related note, Neal Stephenson’s Mother Earth Mother Board, a surprisingly entertaining (at least for me) account of the laying of undersea fiberoptic cables in late 20th century.