File under functional architecture. This curved wall was used to amplify the sound of aircraft from the English Channel in the pre-radar era. Microphones were placed at the focal point of the parabolic curve. Various other curved walls were also used. See the article quoted below for a long-read form.
If this structure remains standing for a few more decades, perhaps even a few centuries, future archeologists may be left wondering what function it may have served. I can see it being regarded much as we currently do Stone Henge.
I don’t think I’ve ever posted anything like this, but it is so ironically over the top as to be utterly hilarious, in a train-wreck-I-can’t-look-away kind of way. Srsly?
moombahton: $$ OOPS $$ - Jay Fay & Ra Cailum
A bit of a geek-out on Battlestar: Galactica mashed up with ’60s Simon &Garfunkel, but here it is. “I see angels!” indeed. Oh, Gaius…
bronwen:Sound of Cylons
XKCD nails it again: simple answers to questions commonly asked about every new technology or movement.
(via xkcd: Simple Answers)
Catching up on some drafts and reblogs that have been piling up.
Carry on. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.
We’ll file this one under “General Well-Being.”
(at Mildred’s Coffeehouse)
I found this little blurb on Seth Godin’s blog, and found it a useful reminder whenever I feel hurt or rejected.
What “no” means
What it doesn’t mean: