Sense8 is anything but fearful when it comes to sexuality. One of its lead characters is a trans woman, played by real-life transgender actress Jaime Clayton, and an eight-way hallucinogenic orgy is par for the course.
“We showed, right in front of your face, full frontal male nudity and babies crowning,” says Straczynski. “At no time either in the writing or the shooting did we say, ‘Are we going too far?’”
The speed here was 2303 kbps. Pretty disappointing as that is less than half on the Nevada average of 4853 kbps.
How fast is your connection?
Holy #metaexplitive. Thanks for everything, Steve…
Welcome to all seeking clarification on the relative merits of Ms. Rand v. Dr. Tolkien.
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Congratulations to Adam, Tonya, and a very large and distinguished gang on 20 years of TidBITS!
later: It is wonderful geek symmetry that it is issue #1024.
At 20:17:40 UTC Neil Armstrong said, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”
At 02:56 UTC on July 21 He became the first human to walk on the Moon.
I was 13 years old and had been glued to my parent’s TV for several days. I think I slept in front of the TV, too.
It is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen and a memory touchstone.
Where were you and what were you doing? (Provided, of course you were alive. I’m not trying to be a smart-ass.)
We choose the moon is an interactive experience recreating the historic Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in real time. Live event begins 9:32 AM EDT July 16, 2009. Exactly 40 years after Apollo 11 lifted off.
This was one of the highlights of growing up geek. I was 13 at the time and pretty much stayed up for a week watching the TV coverage. That meant Walter Cronkite on CBS. This was NEWS, you couldn’t entrust your information source to some amateurs.
Jeff Chandler notes in ‘Is WordPress A Thankless Community?‘ that:
Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend. Many of the plugin authors I have spoken with throughout the community tell me that very rarely do they ever get a donation let alone a Thank You for releasing their work to the public. Based on the plugin authors feedback, end users demand more features, demand better support, and in the end, have this feeling of entitlement even if the plugin is available without a price tag.
I don’t know about you, but every every plugin author I have used their plugin for over three days, I have donated to. [Wow, that’s really bad sentence construction, isn’t it?]
That includes Ozh, Alex King, and several others whose names don’t immediately spring to mind. (yes, it’s 10:45 on Friday night and I’m too lazy to click on my ‘plugins’ tab).
I guess what I’m saying is, let’s support the hard working programmers out there. Even if it’s ‘free as in beer.’ We’re a community, not a bunch of parasites, OK?