Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Future is Here

Jack Hite wrote an article for Smithsonian Magazine called The Future of Cars Is Already Here and discussed it on C-Span here.
Hite has his own self modified VW running on solar charged electric power. He points out most of the tech for flying electric autonomous cars is already here, it's just a matter of pulling it all together & sorting out the social aspect.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Fall of Constantinople

On May 29, 1453, after a 6 week siege, an Ottoman force of 50,000 - 80,000 conquered the city of Constantinople with around 50,000 residents & 7,000 soldiers. Dunno why it took such a long siege with those odds...
The Ottoman forces included about 10,000 Janissaries (Christian slave soldiers) and were led by Sultan Mehmed II and, after conquering the city & Constantine XI, moved the Ottoman capitol to the town & renamed it Istanbul. It was considered the end of the Roman Empire after about 1,500 years. The Ottoman Empire crapped out about 450 years later at the end of WWI.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Flying seems easier than voting

Harriet Quimby 1875 - 1912
Happy birthday, Harriet Quimby - journalist, screenwriter, actress, spokesperson for Vin Fiz, first licensed female pilot & first woman to fly The English Channel.

You Fly Girl

Harriet Quimby dot org

Friday, May 06, 2016

May 7

A day of infamy...
Morning Bird Walk incSpring Grove Cemetery followed by a weekend walkabout.
A bike & plant sale at Mobo & the Village Green on Knowlton Street.
Art in the Park in Hoffner Park on Hamilton Ave. @ Blue Rock, KNITTING at the Cumminsville branch of the Cincinnati / Hamilton County library.
Zumba & west Aftican dance at McKie rec center
Happen Inc. all day
Music, grub & booze at The Comet, Northside Tavern, Boswell's, Urban Artifact, The Littlefield & numerous other joints
And it's all in fuckin' NORTHSIDE, EARTH!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Meet the next POTUS

Libertarian, Gary Johnson will be at Igby's @ 122 E 6th Street on May 5 at 8:00 PM for a 'fireside chat'.
Johnson is not the only person seeking the Libertarian nomination. That will be decided Memorial Day weekend at the Libertarian convention.

More at the Fishwarp