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Nimoy fascinated me as a child, between Mr. Spock and the documentaries he narrated and everything else..  RIP, Leonard.  I think we can say you lived long and prospered.
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Gorgeous colour and exposure.
 
Nuclear sunset........
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Interesting thoughts from Eno.
The Vinyl Factory is an independent British company that collaborates with musicians and artists to create ultra-premium handmade limited editions and accompanying exhibitions.
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Photographer Matt Emmett's series 'Forgotten Heritage‘ beautifully captures abandoned spaces and places across Northern Europe that often have fascinating histories.
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Panorama of northern lights at a railroad crossing north of Brandon, Manitoba.
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dunkel war's der Mond schien helle...

Gestern abend, gleich hinter der ADAC Zentrale in München...

Eigentlich wollte ich Langzeitbelichtungen mit Wolkendrama einfangen, aber der Wind war einfach nicht stark genug und Wolken gab es auch zu wenig... Also bin ich um's Gebäude geschlichen und habe verschiedene Einstellungen ausprobiert. Dann fiel mir auf, dass Richtung Westen herrlich verwischte Wolkenschleier hingen. Zeit für ein Pano!

Das Bild besteht aus 5 vertikalen Aufnahmen, die ich in Photoshop zum Panorama zusammengefügt habe. Über "Adaptive Weitwinkelkorrektur" habe ich, so gut es ging, die Linien begradigt (rechts war ich etwas schlampig). Anschließend habe ich abschließende Korrekturen in Lightroom vorgenommen.

Notiz an mich selber: Nimm nächstes Mal warme Schuhe mit, wenn du abends fotografieren gehst! Mann, hatte ich kalte Füße!!!

PS: Wer in den Kommentaren darauf hinweisen möchte, dass hier mit "Protzbauten" Beiträge verschwendet werden, dem sei gesagt dass ich a) sehr gerne meine Mitgliedsgebühr bezahle und b) sehr froh bin, wenn Konzerne mit mutiger und moderner Architektur das Stadtbild verschönern. Vielen Dank für Ihre Aufmerksamkeit!

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Very Large Array - February 21, 2015

The second photo from my trip to the VLA Saturday night with the moon, Venus, and Mars setting in the western sky.
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Haunted Babylon...! - AdithetoS μελουργός Photography http://on.fb.me/1dKzUFx #trees #moss #nature
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    Q: Why the **** would you call yourself ____ otaku, given the negative connotations associated [in certain cultures]?
    A: in 1997 or 98 when I was setting up a 2nd [pre-Microsoft] Hotmail account, I wanted to replace my current one which had a number in it with something relatively unique consisting only of words.
At the time I was reading William Gibson's "Virtual Light" and "Idoru" for the first time.  In "Idoru" a handheld translator offers this definition of otaku:
            "pathological techno-fetishist with social deficit"
Given that this sounded a lot like me - or like an exaggerated version of me, at least - I decided to start using the name dex otaku, or dexotaku.
In Japanese culture otaku has generally negative connotations.  I wasn't to learn this fact until several years later when I actually looked around on the 'net for other definitions.
By that time, of course, I had started using the name all over the 'net.  It was unique and reasonably simple to spell, and to my knowledge I'm still the only person using the name.  
It still comes down to this, though:  I'm not the anime and/or manga-obsessed kind of otaku, which appears to be what a lot of people assume they'll find behind the name.  I'm also not obsessed with Japanese culture, even if I am fascinated by it.

Really, though?  I still fit the Gibson definition, if you assume it's a humourous exaggeration. 


I am:
a cat person; synaesthete; not an initiator; tend to take things literally; usually an absurdist; not much of an ideas person - more of a technician/editor; on the autism spectrum; easily overstimulated; variably nocturnal or crepuscular [vespertine!] depending on the season; could easily live the rest of my life never seeing more of the sun than dawn and dusk; know tonnes of completely trivial stuff and generally can't remember anything of actual importance; sometimes misandrystic; always a philogynist; a gynephilic genderqueer; favourite colour is indigo; tend to wear mostly black just because I like black clothes and it reduces the need to make decisions; like semicolons, em dashes, and ellipses as well as brackets [which are easier to type than parentheses]

I wonder at the affinity that sometimes exists between man and his machinery, an affinity that seems reciprocal in that now the will of the human rules, and again he is ruled by the demands of his tool.
[Kate Wilhelm]

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
[Arthur C. Clarke]

Much that was called religion has carried an unconscious attitude of hostility toward life. True religion must teach that life is filled with joys pleasing to the eye of God, that knowledge without action is empty. All men must see that the teaching of religion by rules and rote is largely a hoax. The proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensation which tells you this is something you've always known.
[Frank Herbert]

We have designed our civilization based on science and technology and at the same time arranged things so that almost no one understands anything at all about science and technology. This is a clear prescription for disaster.
[Carl Sagan]

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
[Aldous Huxley]

True myth may serve for thousands of years as an inexhaustible source of intellectual speculation, religious joy, ethical inquiry, and artistic renewal. The real mystery is not destroyed by reason. The fake one is.
[Ursula K. Le Guin]
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