As I mentioned last week, this will be my last Star Trek N00b recap!
That’s right, pour out a bottle of yer fave cheap booze. I am no longer a Star Trek N00b. In an attempt to jump rank, I am currently at Ensign tryouts.
Don’t worry, I’ll still be around writing for the Geekery section and working on all sorts of nerd culture and gaming posts!
With that said, let’s get onto the TIME TRAVEL.
1960′s Space Race
Hmmm, just to get some context, here’s some of the big Real Life space happenings in 1969:
The Soviet Union sends the Venera 5 probe to Venus, followed by Venera 6.
The Soviet Union transferred crew members between two docked spacecraft, the first time this has ever been done.
NASA sends the Mariner 6 probe to Mars.
After extensive test runs, NASA’s Apollo program successfully lands men on the Moon twice in this year.
Soba noodles, made with buckwheat flour, have all the benefits of other types of noodles or pasta — they’re filling, cheap and easy to make if you need them to be — but they’re just more interesting. They have a strong enough flavor that you can eat them hot and with lots of things or cold and almost on their own and they will taste amazing, but not overpowering. They can fill out other recipes, turn your steamed broccoli into a respectable meal and they go great with peanut butter.
Gallup, Inc. was founded by George Gallup in 1935. Gallup was basically the Nate Silver of his time — he came up with a more accurate way to gauge public opinion, and used it to get a nationally representative slice of answers to nationally important questions. After Gallup, Inc. called FDR’s 1936 victory over Alf Landon (a victory that surprised everyone else, including the reputable pollsters at Literary Digest), the company gained wide recognition. Since then, they’ve been completing 1000 interviews per day to keep up with their two main surveys — one on health and well-being, and the second on politics and the economy.
+ Here is how to finger a vagina:
“An excellent way to begin manual stimulation is to stick one, and later two or more, finger(s) inside her, with your palm cupped over the mons area. We’re talking about that fleshy ‘mound’ over her pubic bone. Your finger should have freedom to move in and out freely while the palm of your hand can add pressure against her vulva and clitoris. Once you get better, you can start moving your palm to add more stimulation.”
Happy 4/20! Happy Easter! Happy Pesach! Happy Sunday Funday! Now put down those Peeps and dig in to some good gay news.Laura Prepon is Doin’ Time Full Time Next Season on OITNB
If all you wanted for Christmas was more Alex Vause, you’re in luck: should OITNB make it to Season 3, Laura Prepon will be there as a regular.
Happy National Coming Out Day! Celebrate Your Love!!!!
Ever have one of those times when you’re in bed with your special someone and you find yourself at a loss for words? Well, as everyone knows, nothing makes for better pillow talk than dinosaur facts. Here you go, and you’re welcome.
I am a gadget person. I love cool technology. And Project Ara is definitely cool technology. Project Ara refers to a set of instructions for building a modular smartphone—meaning that the hacker/DIY ethos of open operating systems like Android could very well be coming to hardware near you. We already know you love the idea of making your own computer — what if you could select your ideal components from all sorts of different manufacturers and slot them onto a board and have them all talk to each other? If you use a lot of storage, great—slot that block on. If everything you have is in the cloud, maybe boot off that extra storage for a bigger, better battery or a really kickass speaker from your very favorite audio company. Google ATAP (Advanced Technologies and Projects, basically teams of mad scientists making the future happen) is bringing together many companies and developers to put together a product that will (hopefully) have a recognizable presence by 2015 because everyone at ATAP has a self-imposed deadline of two years to create real products to sell to real people.