July 24th, 2015

Phew. Friday, finally!

And look: some Friday Links!!

Deep Space Network Now

“Enter the intricate world of NASA’s Deep Space Network as we provide you an inside look at how our team communicates and tracks multiple spacecraft within the solar system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.”

You can see which antenna is receiving which data from which spacecraft in real time. It’s definitely educational. Voyager 2 still regularly sends data to these receivers from over 16 billion km away. Pretty amazing.

Donald Trump Insult Generator

[self explanatory] From Time Magazine of all things.

“Total lightweight, Adam’s Friday Links”

Suggested by Matt G.

The Earliest Known Photos of People Smiling

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It never occurred to me that so many early photos simply showed stern faces. This is enlightening.

Sent in by Sarah S. (who smiles quite a bit herself.)

Crazy Alien Snake

If you ever played the “Snake” game on your old Nokia phone, this is kind of like that, only with way better graphics. Still addictive. Still difficult.

Bonus Link!

Animals Sitting on Capybaras

[also self explanatory]

There is a Tumblr for everything. 🙂

Not as many long reads this week, but there is one:

• Fairly Random Thoughts on Ashley Madison & the Swiftly Moving Line

It’s the hack heard round the world (but especially in Ottawa, Ontario.) Paul Ford has some thoughts on it.

See you again soon, Friday people!