It’s easy to mock, but let’s be honest, there are plenty of active volcanoes around the world that are tourist attractions precisely because there is an extremely low chance that it’ll erupt while you’re on it. People like the adrenaline from putting themselves at risk. That’s why theme parks and extreme sports exist. Read more
As with most quantum mechanics topics, I only vaguely understand this. But I’m excited that we’re advancing not only our applications for quantum technology, but our ability to study the universe as well. Also, I’ve been watching/playing enough D&D lately that anything involving crystals feels inherently magical :D
The perfect superpositional post, have your star.
So that’s what Bezos’ endgame is...
The really interesting thing here is that the great northern awk was one of the earliest European experiments in conservation. In Iceland, they rotated between beaches during the awk harvest for a while. Then came museums paying for samples after the volcanic eruptions, trying an awk for witchcraft in Scotland, etc
In 1983 sunlight glinting off high-altitude clouds set off the Soviet missile defense system, which reported that the USSR was under attack by the US. LtCol Stanislav Petrov (1939-1917), on duty in their defense center, reported it as a false alarm and nothing happened. Had he followed protocol, the Rooskies would…
Every time I see someone mix up “breaks” and “brakes” my heart brakes.