famous1stwords: The bells of St. Mark’s were ringing changes up…



The bells of St. Mark’s were ringing changes up on the mountain when Bud skated over to the mod parlor to upgrade his skull gun. Bud had a nice new pair of blades with a top speed of anywhere from a hundred to a hundred and fifty, depending on how fat you were and whether or not you wore aero. Bud liked wearing skin-tight leather, to show off his muscles. On a previous visit to the mod parlor, two years ago, he had paid to have a bunch of ‘sites implanted in his muscles—little critters; too small to see or feel, that twitched Bud’s muscle fibers electrically according to a program that was supposed to maximize bulk. Combined with the testosterone pump embedded in his forearm, it was like working out in a gym night and day, except you didn’t have to actually do anything and you never got sweaty. The only drawback was that all the little twitches made him kind of tense and jerky. He’d gotten used to it, but it still made him a little hinky on those skates, especially when he was doing a hundred clicks an hour through a crowded street. But few people hassled Bud, even when he knocked them down in the street, and after today no one would hassle him ever again.

The Diamond Age. Neal Stephenson.


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2015 December 29

Irgendwie, obs jetzt im großen oder im kleinen ist. Die Natur braucht sich nicht wegen “Boah ist das kitschig!” verstecken . Produziert hier, wie im Orion Nebel zu sehen, den besten Kitsch überhaupt.

2015 December 29

Dust of the Orion Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: Raul Villaverde Fraile

What surrounds a hotbed of star formation?

In the case of the
Orion Nebula — dust.

entire Orion field, located about 1600
light years away, is inundated with intricate and
picturesque filaments of dust.

Opaque to visible light,
dust is created in the outer atmosphere of massive
cool stars and expelled by a strong outer
wind of particles.

The Trapezium and other forming
star clusters
are embedded in the nebula.

The intricate filaments of dust surrounding
M42M43 appear brown in the
featured image, while central glowing gas is highlighted in red.

Over the next few million years much of
Orion’s dust will be slowly
destroyed by the very stars now being formed, or dispersed into the

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