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M87 is a large elliptical galaxy in Virgo. One of the largest galaxies near our own Galaxy (~53 Mly away) M87 is home to a supermassive black hole that was recently imaged in the radio spectrum. Close examination of the attached image shows a jet of material from the SMBH. #astrophoto

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With a decent pair of headphones this took me right back, and I mean *right back* to countless trips to London a decade ago.
youtu.be/NjXisbFeC1c

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Me, putting on a bike helmet and loading myself into a cannon: this will solve my problems

Cannon: *fires*

Me: ok my problems are different now

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Jason Scott just dumped the ZIL source code for every infocom game on github. Clone it before Activision's lawyers wake up. And now we see how long it takes for the internet to produce a compiler for a language that's been dead for 30+ years from a cache of production grade source code for said language. We've had compiled z-machine files, but never the original ZIL. github.com/historicalsource

BTW if you ever want to see Hugo Weaving's prototype Agent Smith, Check out Reckless Kelly.

Actually check it out anyway, it's bonkers.
imdb.com/title/tt0107930/?ref_

I can't do today but am thrilled they're watching the Matrix. It's an absolutely amazing film that still holds up so well.

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:WeAreNameless: According to Lana Wachowski, for the slow-mo bullet ripple effects, sound designer Dane A. Davis put bullets on strings and whirled them around his studio. Also he digitized raindrops against window panes to create the sound of the Matrix code.

#WeAreNameless #TheMatrix

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Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa

archive.is/pWf3f

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I've had blood thinners as a result of surgery and it's left massive track marks from IV lines that I've realized make me look like a drug user.

I became quite aware of the stigma at a petrol station.

People rightfully complain about the usability issues with FOSS environments but they should never overlook the fact that - for the most part - things do work pretty efficiently.

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