GEEKING OUT ON: The Universe

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As I’ve mentioned before, I really REALLY love space. One of the things that makes me love my apartment so much is that from the living room couch, and from lying down in bed, I can see the stars at night.

My good friend showed me this the other night, and I am almost convinced that I could live in a bomb shelter as long as I had access to this:

“Microsoft WorldWide Telescope
Immerse yourself in a seamless beautiful environment.

From web to desktop to full dome planetarium, WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables you to explore the universe, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world and combining it with 3D navigation. Experience narrated guided tours from astronomers and educators featuring interesting places in the sky. You can research and import your own data and visualize it, then create a tour to share with others.

A web-based version of WorldWide Telescope is also available. This version enables seamless, guided explorations of the universe from within a web browser on PC and Intel Mac OS X by using the power of HTML5.”

MAC / OTHER WEB CLIENT LINK

PC / WINDOWS DOWNLOAD CLIENT LINK

You can customize views, visit all the panorama shots of mars in high detail (AND EVEN 3D if you have red/blue glasses)!

3D Stereo Image of MARS

It can be a little confusing, so I found this tutorial video to help you navigate through the awesomeness of this better. I highly suggest downloading it directly if you have a Windows interface. It runs smooth and fast and is gorgeous.

For those of you who may not have grown up in a scientific household, here is a nice graphical representation of the timeline of the entire known universe (you know, just in case you thought your MAYBE 100 years on this earth means anything):

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TIMELINE OF THE KNOWN UNIVERSE

HOW FREAKING AMAZING IS THAT! Sigh. Swoon. Awesome.

THE “ALMOST-EVERY-DAY” FUNNY – 14

I have some of the greatest friends on earth, and I love that moment when sense of humor comes out and you realize “yes, this person truly gets me”. Today, a good friend shared this with me. I love trashy bad hip hop, I love the ukelele, I love thick soupy accents.

Ewan Wardrop plays FORMBY doing 50 Cent’s In Da Club – on the Uke. ❤

 

 

BACK! Get ready…

WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS KIDDIES (and writers block is a bitch).

Will NOT be bringing you E3 review as promised – I realized I paid attention to such a small portion of the happenings that anything I would have written was already out there in crazy numbers.

Be prepared for a slew of crazy content, and a return of the ALMOST-EVERY-DAY Funny.

Sorry for being gone so long, and thanks for stopping by again!

THE “ALMOST-EVERY-DAY” FUNNY – 13

Space might just be my favourite thing in the world. It is so awesome and amazing and contains such a breadth of unknown possibilities it’s hard to imagine. One of my favourite comedians (primarily for the way he rants) is Joe Rogan, and he explains my fascination with Space (and disinterest in the Grand Canyon) perfectly in this quick video. Enjoy!

 

 

E3 – INSPIRING YOUR AUDIENCE

Project Spark

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Project Spark is the most amazing customizable game I’ve ever seen! You create your landscape, and then jump in whenever to play. It could be overwhelmingly time consuming, or the perfect escape!

One of the developers spoke earlier on IGN’s LIVE E3 panel and showed off everything Project Spark can do, and it was phenomenal (check back later today for link to the video). While watching it with my friend from Den of Lethargy he said it’s a “better MINECRAFT”.

E3 DAY ONE (and more from DAY 0)

Nintendo Press Conference:

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FULL CONFERENCE:

 

 

WHAT I’M MOST EXCITED FOR:

Zelda Wind Waker (available October)

Check out the “Message In A Bottle”! Such a cool way to share

 

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OMG A NEW DONKEY KONG!

 

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Super MARIO 3D World (available December)

 

MARIOKART 8 (Spring 2014)

 

NINTENDO eSHOP RELEASES:

 

 

MORE FROM LAST NIGHT

After falling asleep last night I realized I had picked my favourites from yesterday hastily (and a little inebriatedly). On reviewing this morning, I feel I should include some of the other jaw droppers from yesterday.

 

Quantum Break – OMG drool!

 

Tom Clancy’s The Division – ONLINE OPENWORLD RPG

 

Destiny

 

Final Fantasy XV