Category Archives: Assorted Curiosities

Break the Silence

Violence & Silence: Jackson Katz, Ph.D at TEDxFiDiWomen
This is something you should watch, share, absorb, and learn.

Take the Tour

So. This is amazing

http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/

A 3D map of our neighbourhood, which you can zoom in on, and peer at the Smiths over in Zeta Eridi 9…

(I appear to have an obsession with science, astronomy, and zooming/scale: remember the Moon, or Everything?)

We Interrupt this Broadcast for a Very Important Message

This man is not wrong, listen to him.

Ignorance is our greatest enemy, and trolls are among its footsoldiers. While they have many targets, women seem to have earned some special place in their warped little minds. The manner in which women are portrayed in games, comics, movies… well, all media, is very skewed, often to the point of perversity; is it any wonder trolls exist given the continued objectification of women in the media, and the anonymous license of the Internet? It is a sorry states of affairs (in more ways than one) when “dudes need to tell other dudes to stop making asses of themselves on the internet”.

Check out Feminist Frequency (which I have only recently discovered, and is mentioned in the above video), Skepchick, Greta Christina’s Blog and Escher Girls for a good start.

Social Media

As some of you may have noticed, the Frivolous Endeavour has finally joined the 21st Century. Though I am not really sure what to do with it yet, you can find it on Facebook and Twitter (should I tweet that?). Comments, queries, suggestions are all welcome; I like questions, they can be such fun!

Anyway… Bow-ties are cool.

More Moon-stuff…

NASA have put together a little program which will let you seen what the moon will look like on any given day next year; that’s right, NASA can predict the future* (science, it works). But, while that is cool and everything, The Bad Astronomer went and made it epic…

*Please note that, while NASA can’t actually predict the future, it does provide better results than astrology and tea-leaves.