Well, then.

polygondotcom:

To the Mun and back: Kerbal Space Program
How a Mexico City marketing company turned one employee’s dream into a reality, and why NASA is teeming with little green men. 
Kerbal Space Program is, at its core, a rocketry simulation. When it first became available for download it had a limited scope. There was a large hangar full of parts and little green pilots, a launchpad with a button to push and a patch of sky to fall through when it inevitably all went wrong.
Since the day it was released, less than three years ago, KSP has grown to be so much more. Beneath its childish surface lies a a complex physics system churning through mathematical calculations so expertly, real rocket scientists would blush to see it. KSP has even earned the respect of NASA — many of its employees play it regularly.
These past few months the team at KSP and the team at NASA have developed a professional, although distant, relationship. And this year they will begin to work together.
(Link to the full story)

Wow. Just wow. I knew it was an awesome game; I did not realize it had such a fascinating story behind how it came into existence.

polygondotcom:

To the Mun and back: Kerbal Space Program

How a Mexico City marketing company turned one employee’s dream into a reality, and why NASA is teeming with little green men.

Kerbal Space Program is, at its core, a rocketry simulation. When it first became available for download it had a limited scope. There was a large hangar full of parts and little green pilots, a launchpad with a button to push and a patch of sky to fall through when it inevitably all went wrong.

Since the day it was released, less than three years ago, KSP has grown to be so much more. Beneath its childish surface lies a a complex physics system churning through mathematical calculations so expertly, real rocket scientists would blush to see it. KSP has even earned the respect of NASA — many of its employees play it regularly.

These past few months the team at KSP and the team at NASA have developed a professional, although distant, relationship. And this year they will begin to work together.

(Link to the full story)

Wow. Just wow. I knew it was an awesome game; I did not realize it had such a fascinating story behind how it came into existence.

Tool Explain Why They Haven't Put Out a New Album Since 2006

wilwheaton:

The truth is, a new Tool record is far from completion. It’s been eight years since the quartet put out its most recent record, 10,000 Days. And while both Jones and drummer Danny Carey tell Rolling Stone that they have more than enough raw musical ideas for an album – and one close-to-complete track – a variety of outside forces have stymied the band’s creative progress.

I had a dream last night that my extended family was in town for a Notre Dame vs Purdue football game and everyone HAD to go. ND was getting the everloving crap kicked out of them - seriously, utterly humiliated - and the rest of my family was practically in tears about it and my wife and I were laughing our asses off and shouting “Boiler up!” I don’t even like football.

I wonder what that means…

tsukinousakos:

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it took me a while to get this up, but here it is!

through august i will be running this sale! simply, you just pick which options you would like for your drawing from the list above. drawings will be good size (most of the time my canvas is around 900 x 900 pixels), and can be sent to you in whichever format you would prefer (.psd, .pdf, .png, etc)

you can contact me through my ask box (please leave a contact e-mail) or email me at fanny@bitfairytale.com to make a purchase or if you have any questions. payments will be made through paypal.

you can also check out my new commissions page for more information!

even if you can’t purchase anything now, signal boosting would be fantastic!

(Source: itsaduckpond)

Baroness

—March to the Sea

This song will not stop running through my head.

(Source: douglasvesely)

goodnightsugar:

jthenr-comics-vault:

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE #1 (June 1996)
"TWO OF A KIND" By Bruce Timm

This is my favorite Two-Face story and Timm is a genius 

Bruce Timm’s arttttt hnnnnggg

I just read through this twice. I love how sympathetic Harvey is by the end; he isn’t a caricature, just a broken man. You get the vibe that even Batman wouldn’t do the usual rough ‘em up bit, he’d just quietly escort him bacvk to Arkham.

(Source: thecomicsvault, via fuckyeahbrucetimm)

electricbeaver77:

Some of the best lines from Portal/Portal 2.

"Don’t let that "horrible person" thing discourage you. It’s just a data point. If it makes you feel any better, science has now validated your birth mother’s decision to abandon you on a doorstep."

(One of my personal favorites.)

(via wilwheaton)