Well, I originally intended a bit more for this post, starting from a recount on how I recently finished watching The Big Bang Theory and a tentative remark on how perhaps it is so popular in China and other markets thanks the translators who would put up on-screen footnotes for all those vague pop culture … Continue reading A “Howard Hughes”-Like Moment
I like this self-similarity life shows me. That as a collective we are not wiser: that I don't know how to survive in a crowd as well as I deem ideal; that even though Homo sapiens has got 8 billion individuals and tons upon tons of biomass and artifacts, There's no hint that help will … Continue reading Fwd: A Letter to the Future
I'm going to step off the LM now.
A fantastical encounter. Version 5F I. She saw mountains in her dream. The Sun, joined by a few distant silver crescents, illuminates one side of her dome window as Ann wakes up in the control chamber, rejuvenated, but still slightly fatigued, thanks to the prolonged weightlessness. Slightly disoriented, she takes a brief moment to confirm … Continue reading Drops of Europa
A few days back on Zhihu.com at home, there was an astronomy question that made it onto the "Trending Q&A" list (quite impressive for my homeland), "What is the most frightening celestial object known to science?" Not surprisingly, in the scientifically literate answers -- many of which I might be interested in covering in the … Continue reading What is the Most Frightening Celestial Object?
This year in all deserves something formally written, of course. I am time's friend, having just given it a box of arrows as the new year present (maybe when time gets bored, it might shoot the arrows elsewhere, such that we won't need black holes). So here I am, at the end of another … Continue reading MMXVI
There would inevitably be one day in which I start anew in what is called 'proper writing'. As cool as a hexadigital decimal number can be, in this post, 101535 is simply the property tag number of the computer that, last year, stayed idle on the hot desk in my mum's departmental office. Spending almost all … Continue reading 101535
An Old Talk with the Future Dear reader in the future, This might not look quite like what my ancestors left in the caves fifty thousand years ago, but I similarly have no idea what your lives are like. This is just a simple message sent to you by someone once lived long ago, writing … Continue reading Time Capsule