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Monday 22 April 2013 The Forest Road Reader, No 31

Don't cross the streams.

One way ticket to Mars. It'll be incredible, if you ever get off the ground, but you'll probably die. Die at a much younger age than you otherwise would do, I mean.

Conclusion of a work email thread reads

Can you UPDATE THE WIKI!!!!!!
That's why it's a WIKI!!!!!

In Washington DC There Is No War on Cars. It's not a war and it's not about cars. A little closer to home, I'd refer you to these two photographs.

I have a strong recollections of watching Silent Running and Dark Star at far too young an age. They've strongly shaped my attitude to long duration space flight. And very probably a great many other things. I'd show them to my kids, but I'm frightened to.

Why big IT projects always go wrong. This article doesn't really tell you why - it says Fred Brooks told us why in 1975 in The Mythical Man Month and we, as an industry, have largely ignored what he said ever since. Unfortunately ignoring Brooks doesn't make what he said wrong, it generally only shows he was correct.

Hold on a sec. Interplanetary reality TV is a plot thread in one of Brian Aldiss' Helliconia trilogy. Winter?

God, I'm tired.


Tagged mars, traffic, and space


Jez Higgins

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