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Things of interest

Postby Monkeybubbles on Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:47 pm

Not sure about this, but I thought it might be a nice idea to have a repository of short articles (or links to short articles) that are interesting, thought provoking or just noteworthy. For those moments that you have a bit of spare time and want to have a quiet five minute read.

Let's try to steer clear of the political stuff: science, culture, nature, art, whatever, all good but politics will end up with bickering I reckon.

Anyway, you first. I got nothing.
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Re: Things of interest

Postby prophet:marginal on Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:14 pm




Fans of Caravaggio might like this.

Anyone else will probably think I am (still) a bit of twat... 8-)

Well, you asked.
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Re: Things of interest

Postby badabing on Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:47 pm

Sticking with art Proph, I recently ended up killing some time in the National Gallery. Now I`m no artist by a long chalk, but some of the stuff on display in there is truly fantastic, many of it hundreds of years old.
I spent ages looking at a huge canvas by Joseph Wright of Derby, an experiment on a bird I think it was called, just incredible that someone can have that much talent at something, no photoshop or airbrushing then, just canvas , paint and awesome skill.
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Re: Things of interest

Postby prophet:marginal on Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:18 pm

For me, fine art and good writing are of a piece. I can understand what they've literally done, in respect of the work I am looking at, or reading, but part of my love of it is knowing that they've got a skill that I just can't replicate. I agree about painting; there's something mystical about it.

Yes, I am still a twat.
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Re: Things of interest

Postby Monkeybubbles on Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:29 pm

prophet:marginal wrote:
Fans of Caravaggio might like this.


I was hoping for boobies.
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Re: Things of interest

Postby vietnammer on Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:15 pm

Still waxing hartistic, this photo of New Year's carnage was likened to something by a Rennaissance geezer.

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/ee371f1f ... 9260c0d0bd
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Re: Things of interest

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:41 pm

Interestingly, there’s a Doris just moved in a few doors down. She’s the spitting image of Uber-scud milf Kendra Lust. Clocked her jogging past me earlier. She must’ve sensed my drooling stare at her jiggling buns, as she glanced disapprovingly in my direction.
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Re: Things of interest

Postby Monkeybubbles on Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:03 am

I posted this in GD but its worth another go.......

https://mobile.twitter.com/bbcarchive/status/991685964484562945?lang=en
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Re: Things of interest

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Re: Things of interest

Postby kayahammer on Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:04 am

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/01/riusuke-fukahori-paints-three-dimensional-goldfish-embedded-in-layers-of-resin/

On the theme of art, this guy is amazing. Riusuke Fukahori. So much patience and time to produce these incredible 3D Goldfish from hundreds of layers of resin.

There's a video if you click on his name in the article.
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Re: Things of interest

Postby S-H on Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:46 am

kayahammer wrote:https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/01/riusuke-fukahori-paints-three-dimensional-goldfish-embedded-in-layers-of-resin/

On the theme of art, this guy is amazing. Riusuke Fukahori. So much patience and time to produce these incredible 3D Goldfish from hundreds of layers of resin.

There's a video if you click on his name in the article.


Amazing.
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Re: Things of interest

Postby prophet:marginal on Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:17 am

The missus is always on that Colossal site; got some really unusual stuff on it sometimes...always worth a nose.
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Re: Things of interest

Postby SoulCircus on Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:56 pm

If you like your photography this fella has some amazing neon-soaked shots of urban Japan:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/article ... after-dark

Proper cyberpunk goodness.
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Re: Things of interest

Postby prophet:marginal on Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:55 pm

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Re: Things of interest

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Re: Things of interest

Postby sendô on Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:08 pm

The vastness of space is mindboggling.

Mars is our nearest neighbour, and yet for all our technology we struggle to send even basic robots there, and it takes months.

The odds of the human race ever colonising another planet must be infinitesimal.

They named it well - space.
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Re: Things of interest

Postby WHU Independent on Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:17 pm

Any actual video footage of the landing anywhere yet? I can't find any
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Re: Things of interest

Postby Samba on Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:03 am

sendô wrote:The vastness of space is mindboggling.
Mars is our nearest neighbour, and yet for all our technology we struggle to send even basic robots there, and it takes months.
The odds of the human race ever colonising another planet must be infinitesimal.
They named it well - space.

We're going to have get/invent a new fuel or means of producing energy. One that may not even have been imagined yet. And vastly more powerful engines, which I guess goes hand in hand with the fuel/energy.
And a means that human bodies can withstand travelling at such high speeds.
Until all that, imo, humans travelling to Mars will probably be about our limit.
Of course, by the time the Sun explodes, human beings, if they still exist then, will have long left this Solar System..
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Re: Things of interest

Postby S-H on Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:22 am

Didn't know where else to post this, but it did interest me..

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