It is commencement time in the US. Every year, speakers have an opportunity to bore the audiences with an inspirational / educational message at higher education establishments across the nation.
An exception to the rule this year seems to be the return of Admiral McRaven to UT, 37 years after his own matriculation from that University. The video below, will put you right in the audience for the relatively short message.
NY Times, bestselling author Larry Correia put together one of those “tough” messages today on the realities of life. This one was prompted by current events in Nigeria and Hollywood. It’s worth 10 minutes of your time to read it. There are some winning one liners in there too. Good stuff.
…For something completely different. With all the foriegn policy and economic missteps taking place out there to throw a layer of gloom over your day let’s take five minutes to brighten up your day, acoustically.
Way back in my youth, inventors and visionaries were what always caught my eye. Amphibious cars, highways of flying cars, robots, colonies on Mars, etc. As I grew older and began to understand the problems inherent in bringing a product to market, particularly when it would involve a significant amount of cultural and infrastructure change, it became apparent that a lot of great ideas died on the vine for practical reasons.
Every once in a while though you see an idea, a prototype in some cases, and you just wonder why it never overcame the obstacles and made it to the main stream.
I was able to cross off a bucket list item late last night, as the Aurora Borealis made an trek south into my latitudes. It was somewhat disappointing as there was so much fog and overcast that all it did was turn the overcast a bright greenish blue. I think I am technically able to cross this off the list but, I think that I need to keep looking for it.
This view of the American flag medallion on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 44th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Sept. 19, 2012). The flag is one of four "mobility logos" placed on the rover's mobility rocker arms. Read More