1. 11:05 13th Sep 2014

    notes: 1400

    reblogged from: barkpark

    tags: space explorationdogRussia

    image: download

    scanzen:

The early years of the soviet space program on matchbox 8/16: Belka and Strelka. Soviet matchbox cover, c1970.

    scanzen:

    The early years of the soviet space program on matchbox 8/16: Belka and Strelka. Soviet matchbox cover, c1970.

     
  2. R.I.P. Richard Kiel (1939-2014).  

    The Spy who Loved Me is the first James Bond I saw and Jaws is still my favorite henchman.  

     
  3. doctaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa:

    bruh wtf mad rude

     
  4. These last days, I began to play Armageddon Empires.  Currently part of the Humble Bundle weekly that will finish tomorrow (September 11, not much time left, pay what you want for this game and three others).   

    This is a post-apocalyptic turn-based strategy game (single player only against one or more AI opponents). This is designed to be a hybrid of traditional strategy board games along with some elements of card game. Created by one guy in 2007, this indie game received good reviews, but is not well known.  

    There is no in game tutorial, you have to read the manual (or the online tutorials).  Once you understand how the interface works (this is not so complicated), this is a very interesting game of exploration and conquest. The resources in this harsh world are very limited, so you can’t build big armies, each unit is important. The graphics are simple and functional with nice art for the cards. According to this review, a default sized map can be completed in a few hours when playing against one A.I. opponent

    I just learned the basics and I haven’t finish my first game yet.  I really like this game so far. The scarcity of resources creates a suspenseful “post-apocalyptic atmosphere”. This is challenging, without being too much time consuming.  

    To know more about the gameplay, you can read detailed reviews on the net, like this one or the wikipedia article.  Official site (with downloadable manual and demo) 

    If you like turn-based strategy games (or want to try one), this Humble Bundle is a good offer.  Armageddon Empires is not on Steam and is rarely on sale.  

     
  5. 09:42

    notes: 77

    reblogged from: thegildedcentury

    tags: Thrilling Wonder StoriesStargate

    image: download

    thegildedcentury:

Thrilling Wonder Stories, June, 1943

    thegildedcentury:

    Thrilling Wonder Stories, June, 1943

     
  6. 09:49 9th Sep 2014

    notes: 795

    reblogged from: heythereuniverse

    tags: astronomyblack hole

    image: download

    heythereuniverse:

A Ring of Black Holes | NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Composite image of Arp 147, a pair of interacting galaxies located about 430 million light years from Earth. Arp 147 contains the remnant of a spiral galaxy (right) that collided with the elliptical galaxy on the left. This collision has produced an expanding wave of star formation that shows up as a blue ring containing in abundance of massive young stars. These stars race through their evolution in a few million years or less and explode as supernovas, leaving behind neutron stars and black holes. (more)

    heythereuniverse:

    A Ring of Black Holes | NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

    Composite image of Arp 147, a pair of interacting galaxies located about 430 million light years from Earth. Arp 147 contains the remnant of a spiral galaxy (right) that collided with the elliptical galaxy on the left. This collision has produced an expanding wave of star formation that shows up as a blue ring containing in abundance of massive young stars. These stars race through their evolution in a few million years or less and explode as supernovas, leaving behind neutron stars and black holes. (more)

     
  7. emmajerk:

Frank Kelly Freas

    emmajerk:

    Frank Kelly Freas

     
  8.  
  9. Pyramaze - Power of Imagination

    Look into my eyes
    They’re the windows of my mind
    A dreamspace filled with power
    Growing stronger by the hour

    A realm of thought and dreams with no end
    A stairway to a galaxy - ya
    A galaxy of images sounds and words
    It’s liquid metal flowing through my veins
    Power of imagination has put a spell on me
    Realities Chains won’t set me free

    A thought can move mountains
    An idea can make the day
    Fantasy is a firestorm
    That guides me on my way

    (Thanks to cabal-omega for the suggestion)

    (Source: youtube.com)

     
  10. 13:31

    notes: 39

    tags: Star Trekcomics

    On Humble Bundle books, until September 17, pay what you want for a bundle of Star Trek comics (downloadable in various formats, pay above the average for even more).  

    I got the basic package, it includes some early comics from the 60’s, I began to read them, good old-fashioned stories of planet exploration, a fun read for anyone who like classic sci-fi (no need to know Star Trek very well).  Also in the bundle a collection of various Klingon stories and some Next Generation comics.