Archives for category: I must retire to my nerdery

Spoiler: no. Don’t do this. Actually, I got all the way to the end of it, so I guess I’m doing the right thing? …???!

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via ErrantScience via Julie Mitchell

A music-theory mystery! Seth Stevenson investigates the time signature of The Terminator’s Score.

Brad Fiedel’s Main Theme from The Terminator:

via Liz

Brian made this for me!!

Well, maybe not quite this megalomaniacal.

via Scott Maxwell

Except for the inaccuracies surrounding the pronunciation of ‘tulaberries’ and what series they were in, and where that series took place, this animated version of Badger’s speech on last night’s ‘Breaking Bad’ is pretty great.

So cool! From my mom:

The Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu province, China. Wow.

I laughed all the way through. And yeah, I’m totally seeing this on Friday.

By StarRovias—more on deviantART.


SimCity 4

LA Noire

The way you think the world looks? It doesn’t look like that.

Today in Petrology lab we looked at thin sections of micas, quartz, and chlorite. We also had some hand samples for reference. I couldn’t get the color right on this photo; the lepidolite is more lavender than this shows.


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Ian and I checked out the mineral show (and fossil show) and had a great time geeking out over rare and beautiful minerals. There were some hand samples I really wanted to buy, but I didn’t have hundreds of dollars to spare (or tens of thousands as the case may be) but I got a few great samples that I’m really happy with!

Wow. I was tempted to turn it off about 1/4 of the way through, but it’s worth sticking through the end.

front cam image from Mars Curiosity, just after touchdown, relayed by Odyssey

‘Game of Thrones’ theme on a Stylophone!