Sunday, July 18, 2021

Carl Sagan Predicted The Mess 2021 Would Be 25 years Ago

Good video.  Carl Sagan also liked to smoke marijuana.  

Star Wars starts out like a fairy tale, "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away...".  It should not be taken literally.

On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 3:55 PM Al wrote:
You may have seen this before. The first 2m15s show Carl Sagan criticizing Star Wars for it's white-centric view of space in the future. He explained, although there are many non-white (alien) creatures in Star Wars, the white skinned people rule the universe. He also jokes that the Wookiee received no medal in the end even though he contributed in the fighting, etc.

At 2:15m a quote from his last book (1995) is shown. It hits the nail on the head. He describes what will happen in America 25 years before it happened.



Saturday, July 10, 2021

How Does Film ACTUALLY Work? (It's MAGIC)


For most people, film is obsolete.  I remember having a camera as a kid and there was something magical about cameras before technology came along.  

As best as I can recall, I didn't really bother with cameras from my college days onward.  It wasn't till sometime in my early 40's I got the most primitive digital camera possible, that only took 640x480 pictures, which matched some early computer monitor resolutions. I actually had fun with this camera despite the pretty low quality.  Eventually, mobile phones could take pictures even before smartphones.  

In 2008, I got an iPhone 3G which had a 2 megapixel camera.  
In 2010, I got an iPhone 4 which had a 5-megapixel camera.  
In 2012, I got an iPhone 5, which had an 8-megapixel camera.  I still own this phone.  The metal bands around the edge of this phone made it pretty tough, which allowed it to survive a pretty big accidental drop onto the pavement.  This will be relevant below...

In 2014, I got an iPhone 6+ which also has an 8-megapixel camera.  When I tried to participate in an Apple battery replacement program, something went wrong with the phone, so they gave me a free replacement which I still have.

Years later I got an iPhone 6S+ on a Black Friday sale.  It has a 12-megapixel camera.  Because the wi-fi died on in, I bought another one of these on another Black Friday to replace it, which is still my primary phone.  

Today I dropped my iPhone 6s+ and the screen cracked, but I managed to get it repaired the same day for $89.


Vegas is on FIRE! 117 Record Again / Super High Temps

Sunday, June 13, 2021

We Are In A "FOURTH TURNING," What Does That Mean?

I don't put total faith into this, because I don't think that societies follow a rigid schedule in their development.  However, it is pretty interesting...

https://youtu.be/xeVyfiP0cLk

I don't think that we are in the upheaval that will lead to the next boom.  I think that we are in the upheaval that could potentially lead to the complete collapse of society.  The worldwide events that we have seen over the last year could lead to the collapse of governments.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

He Really Took a Fish For a Walk

Although I recommend the whole video, how exactly does one get this shot?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJlRAVDX7XI&t=132s

Maybe a drone is programmed to follow a specific person.