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We succeed. This is what NASA does. – Perseverance is on Mars

Yesterday, at about 22:10 CET Perseverance, the biggest and most complex rover ever send to Mars successfully touched down on Mars. Another historic success. It is not only the rover that landed, there is also a solar-powered helicopter included! If you missed the life stream, here it is for your …

LoveHeartSun

Project Stoicism: For someone I love

One of the virtues of stoicism is justice and the stoics of old were renowned for speaking truth to power.While I do not really speak truth to power here, these words are adressed to someone I love and who, by the rules of our culture, is above me in status. …

Dropkick Murphys

First Class Loser – Dedicated to #45

45 Orange is a losing loser who lost. He is a disgrace to the office he defiled. He’s a bully, an autocrat, an anti-democrat and a sociopathic narcissist. But most of all, he is a loser. Thus, I dedicate this song to him: Come on everybody, sing along: Have you …

Ad Astra, Chuck Yeager!

Brigadier General Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager, legendary test pilot and first human to break the sound barrier in controlled flight, has passed on at the venerable age of 97. He will forever be remembered as a hero of aviation and Atompunk for his flight in the beautiful Bell X-1 that …

A 32-year-long view on the US by a regular European guy

In 1988 (32 years ago) I went on a student’s exchange to the US, to Hill-Murray School in Maplewood, Minnesota. In the late 1980’s everybody in my class thought of the US as the big brother of Western Europe. The big kid that would always protect us. Around this time, …

From the bottom of my heart…

My most sincere and also relieved congratulations to President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris.May you find the strength to heal your country and restore the good name of the USA in the world.

Four words every terrorist should heed

Yesterday, another terrorist took the lives of innocents. Again, the little puddle of genetic waste was motivated by a selfish interpretation of religion. This time, it happened in Vienna. I love Vienna. A citizen of Vienna who witnessed the attack has uttered the best four words that should be said …

Rest in Peace, Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing Black Panther in the MCU has died of colon cancer aged 43. He never spoke publicly about his condition he had been battling for four years, which makes this horrible news all the more shocking. His role as Black Panther has inspired many and …

Happy birthday, Mister Schrödinger

Erwin Schrödinger, physicist, Nobel laureate and accidental creator of some really nerdy cat jokes and memes was born today in 1887. If you have never hear of Erwin Schrödinger up to today, please close this gap in your knowledge by going here.And here are some quantum physics related cat jokes …