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Recommendation: John Was Trying to Contact Aliens

On Netflix, you can now find a short, 16 minutes, documentary about a regular guy named John who was trying to contact aliens. John is no UFO enthusiast, he is just someone who was hoping to be able to reach out. Just go and watch it. It is 16 minutes …

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 …

Techno-Barbarians

This is not a continuation of my accidental IT-Dark-Age series comprising this recent article and this older article. Although it relates somewhat. A techno-barbarian is someone who uses advanced technology, most often in a post-apocalyptic setting, without understanding the science behind the tech and/or is unable to replicate/repair the technology …

That Thing with the Luminiferous Aether

Way back in the day when I was still deep in the Steampunk scene, my friend Alex and I wrote a book about the subculture, its roots, background etc. One of the background infos I provided concerned the aether, or as I usually spell it æther. You can find it …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #60 – Happy Things from the Quarantine

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/aethercast.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/NonEuclidean60.mp3Podcast (aethercast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:29 — 11.3MB) | EmbedJust a few personal positive things from two weeks more into the quarantine. I hope you are all healthy and not too stressed out! Stay safe, stay healthy everyone!

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #59 – Geek in quarantine edition (pants optional)

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/aethercast.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/NonEuclidean59Covid.mp3Podcast (aethercast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:47 — 12.4MB) | EmbedBeing stuck at home as a geeky introvert is not that bad. It’s basically what I trained for my entire life… Here are some thoughts and personal survival tips regarding the current situation and these are some …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #57 – Memes and the Fermi Paradox

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/aethercast.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/NonEuclidean57.mp3Podcast (aethercast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:41 — 8.2MB) | EmbedToday’s podcast is just some weird train of thought of mine. The Fermi Paradox is something that has interested me for very long time and now I’m just adding my own 2 cents to a possible solution …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast 56: The Limits of Magical Thinking

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/aethercast.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/NonEuclidean56b.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:37 — 14.6MB) | EmbedRecently there have been occurrences in my immediate vicinity (both in a professional and a private context) that made me wonder… A lot… There is nothing wrong with magical thinking, but as soon as you have to ignore …