Recent Articles In Life, the Universe and Everything
Note: This post was originally written by my friend Steven Den Beste who passed away last year. This will be a series of articles designed to preserve his writing for future readers to enjoy the way I did.

The Human Eye: A design review

Occasionally I see creationists point to the human eye as a miracle of design, as if this somehow is evidence of divine origin for the human form. Unfortunately, from an engineering perspective, the human eye is seriously suboptimal. It simply isn't tha...
June 6, 2017 by BigDogBigFeet on BDBF's Pound
Signs seen at the restaurant workers' pep rally.

 

"EMPLOYEES MUST WASH HANDS AFTER THEY PICK IT"

"NO CRACK MINING AT THE KID'S MEAL STATION"

"PLEASE DON'T SNEEZE IN THE CARRY OUT BAGS"

"REMEMBER TO SMILE AND SAY WELCOME TO FLUFFY'S FOOT LONGS"
May 2, 2017 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
So...I decided I wanted a logo...here it is. Why? I dunno.   
April 26, 2017 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
It was bound to happen folks. All them ads and stuff MS sneaks into your start menu and other places, finally caught up to them. Lol
April 6, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Don Rickles is no more...

He was pretty much an unknown until one night in 1957, when Frank Sinatra walked into a club during his act.

“Make yourself at home Frank. Hit somebody.” said Rickles. Sinatra roared — with laughter.

In 1985, when Sinatra was asked to perform at Ronald Reagan’s second Inaugural Ball, he insisted that Rickles accompany him for a comedy routine. Rickles, naturally, did not spare the president (“Am I going too fast for you, ...
March 2, 2017 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
If this dude can do it then so can I. All hail me. I are the king of the U-niverse. 
I'm on my way to GDC.  I write this from first class on a 752-200 from Detroit Metro.  25 years ago I lived in poverty. How did I go from having nothing to being one of those 0.1%ers? The usual, hard work, self-discipline, delayed gratification. But there's another element that rarely gets talked about: Being born lucky.

I took a political test and one of the questions struck me, "Some people are born lucky." as a True or False statement.  I remember watching a vide...
February 23, 2017 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
I know many many of you don't go to DA... but for those that do, the below article is very interesting... also if you have *artwork* of any kind there.   For myself, I'm not sure what I will do...not that that matters to anyone but me. 

Anyone have any dealings with Wix? 

 

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/23/website-builder-wix-acquires-art-community-deviantart-for-36m/
February 4, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Valentine Day's coming, boys and girls...your art is important!

It's great to create everything from scratch, but not everyone can rely on those skills...

So along comes Freepik to help you!

They've got what you want...and free! Not just limited to holidays, either...so if you need something for your art, visit the site and see what they've got available! 

Just go here and browse... http://www.freepik.com/

 

 
January 29, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

An incredible concept...but "four years after they were first proposed, scientists have managed to add a fourth dimension - the movement of time - to a crystal for the first time, giving it the ability to act as a kind of perpetual 'time-keeper'." 

The concept is explained in the linked article, as well as here: http://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-just-created-the-world-s-first-time-crystal 

"They did this by chaining together a line of ytterbium io...
December 7, 2016 by Tova7 on Life_In_The_Blurbs
So happy to see Joeuser is still plugging along.

 

I've missed you!

 

I loved blogging here and the community.  There was a time in my life when JU really nourished my mind and spirit with community, current event commentary and flame wars!

Then the world changed.  At least my world did a bit.  Facebook, Twitter. Everything distilled to tweets or posts.  Life is busy.  

I co-founded an anti-sex trafficking nonprofi...
November 25, 2016 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
Florence Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful matriarch of "The Brady Bunch," has died, her manager and her publicist said. She was 82.  
November 15, 2016 by ZubaZ on zubaz
I have three events on my calendar that have lasted through many event purges; my wife's birthday, our anniversary, and joining this place.

It is still the most friendly group of internet denizens around.

Thanks!~
November 10, 2016 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
Thank you Hank for posting this on FB....  

 
October 2, 2016 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

The game was his daughter's idea...and Tyson has included folks from JPL, NASA, astronauts, explorers...

There will be missions, a construct your galaxy, etc.

Apparently it'll be multi-player with a community of imaginative players who will interact with real experts...

“We will have holographic tutorials as part of the core game that will prep you for challenges and new facets of gameplay as they are introduced,..Murphy said the gameplay mirrors our univers...