“The Climate Has Changed Before”

The next time you see some clueless dickhead on the web trying to deny climate change by claiming that we’ve had temperature changes in the past and sure and begorrah we’re still here aren’t we, show them this XKCD. It’s mildly amusing and abjectly terrifying.

Things You Have Probably Forgotten #324

Jesus wept, it’s Mandy’s! I had completely forgotten about Mandy’s! And that led me here, and then I was reminded of Burgerland; I loved Burgerland!

Mandy's Restaurant

Thanks Donncha.

Orkestra Obselete 1933: Blue Monday

New Order’s Blue Monday played using only instruments that would have been available in the 1930s. More details at the BBC. Via Kottke.

Men on the Moon

Amazing set of photos from In Focus commemorating the moon landing¬† 45 years ago. You’ll have seen some, but I’d guess not all. I couldn’t help but look at several of the photos, like the one below, for several minutes. There’s just so much to take in, and then you think, my god, it’s the Moon!

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Quad Flight Over Cork

I can see myself watching this daily for a week, looking for more and more of Cork’s oddities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRgYuK4epfM

What I love most about perspectives like this is the inside of city blocks, the cramped mess of buildings that they end up, but usually with little cubbies of light and even greenery. Speaking of which, I had absolutely no idea there was that much green behind Shandon. None. Really must pop in there some day, I’ve put it off for years.

Well done that man. I’d love to know what quad he has, the handling and video are, again, superb. The comments say it’s DJI Phantom, but given the flight time and distance, I’m skeptical. Whatever it is, it puts the cheap Chinese heap I bought to try to shame. :)

The Old Cork Xmas Decs

Via freshpopcorn on Boards. I know they had their problems, bulbs in particular, but these are what I think of as proper xmas decs, with proper xmas colours. The white ones bores me; the blue ones infuriate me.

Cork Decs

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Fab interactive mockup of Apollo 11, with video from the lander, annotated loops of the flight director and air-to-ground comms, even Armstrong’s heartbeat and more. Brilliant.

Alexander Rossi In A Lotus 49

Speaking of struggling and fighting and biting, here’s Caterham reserve driver Alexander Rossi wrestling a 1967 Lotus 49 around the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.

Gears! And a clutch! But can you imagine what it would have been like on 1967 tyres!