YouTube video of Space Shuttle Endeavor’s last flight. Voices are mostly from pilots of the chase planes.
I guess this flyover is the Space Shuttle equivalent of a ticker-tape parade for earlier heroes of flight.
Watch it full screen, if possible, at the highest available resolution.
This is time-lapse footage of Earth as seen from the International Space Station. I think the flashes of lightning from earthly thunderstorms are particularly interesting.
Watch it full screen, if possible, at the highest possible resolution.
(Very similar video, with different music, is here.)
Years ago, when I first heard about plans to “colorize” some old movies, I was very curious about the process, but opposed it for “artistic” reasons.
In the meantime, I’ve seen a handful of colorized movies, and I think my artistic objections were justified.
But just a few days ago, I got this photo in email:
(Click for a larger image.)
Mygrapefruit is a photo retoucher who also colorizes old photos. This seems to bring Abraham Lincoln back to life on this, his 203rd birthday.
Many years ago, someone at work noticed that I was reading David Copperfield.
He asked, “Are you being punished for something?”
Another person in the room overheard this. Entirely by coincidence, that person was reading the same book at the same time.
The two of us said, almost in unison, “Oh, you don’t know…”
The great Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago today.
There are other Dickens books I haven’t yet read. I should get busy and read them, before someone says to me, “Oh, you don’t know…”