Out of shear curiosity, why is your about me written in at least three different languages? I never knew you had one and I finally found it and read it, or roughly a third of it anyway.
Because I like languages. Basically. No other reason. It’s actually in 4 languages (5 if you count Old High Valeryan).
Also, it is intended to be about me. And I speak English. Aussi je parle un peu Français. そして、ちょっと日本語を話せます。 Und ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch (aber nur ein bisschen und nicht sehr gut…).
photos by (click pic) max slastnikov, elmar akhmetov, anton jankovoy, arno balzarini, dave morrow, stephane vetter, miloslav druckmuller (showing the large and small magellanic clouds and comet mcnaught) and leif erik smith (see also: previous astrophotography)
July 29th, 2014
An entire Gaza neighborhood is decimated within an hour by Israeli air strikes. The video is further proof that Israel has no regard for the life of innocent Palestinians.
Israel attacked Gaza’s only power plant on Tuesday, leaving the Palestinian territory’s 1.8 million residents with no electricity or running water and opened the possibility of an even graver humanitarian crisis.
After three weeks of violence between Israel and Gaza, more than 1,100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli air and ground strikes. About 75 percent of Palestinian deaths have been civilians. Several thousand have been wounded and more than 100,000 displaced. Fifty-three Israeli soldiers have died, as well as three civilians.
Just look at the casualties. This is not a war, it is genocide.
In I Can’t Believe It Hasn’t Been Done Before news, crowdsourced design & clothing company Betabrand has an Asteroid Belt open for support. We love clever puns as much as we love AstroFashion so this gets double love from us!
The design was produced by Team Galaxy Debauchery at the Betabrand Mission Control Hackathon and has passed the voting stage to become a prototype. If it is successfully crowdfunded by mid-July it will be manufactured for delivery in early October.
Never mind that asteroids are actually rather small and very far apart, even in the asteroid belt. Betabrand has a bunch of other space-themed clothing designs you can vote for or fund by pre-ordering.