53,000 is a big number

Posted on Tuesday 18 April 2006

sense :: hearing // Hacienda – Electric Diva

Well imagine this; this was my first portable too! That’s amazing, one of the editors at Kotaku and I had the same toy-it’s kind of funny to be smacked in the face with an element from your past right there in print. I remember when I got in trouble because I loaned it to a friend and my parents were all worried that I had loaned it to him in exchange for his friendship and made me to go his house and get it back. Hmm. The details on that story are kind of fuzzy; all I remember was that I was in elementary school and I remember going to his house to get it back. Wierd, huh? I’ll check with the parents on this one-they remember those stories much better than I do, and they’re very happy to share them with me.

In other news. I had some stickers on the back of Cassiopeia, but nothing like this flickr pool. I was thinking about slapping some stickers on Io, but I decided that I’d rather enjoy her shiny brushed aluminum frame for a while longer before plastering her with stickers. Maybe a few years down the road when she gets a little tarnished and scuffed up. And there’s something to cover up.

In similarly geeky news, I’m playing around with Google Calendar, since it looks very sexeh, and has lots of yummy features, like being able to sync with iCal on my MacBook Pro. I’ll be an organized machine soon!

So. I’m trying to compose something epic and wonderful for this mission, since people can include messages of their own to go on board. Everyone gets about 4 pages to contribute, and the probe will fall back to earth in about 53,000 years. I don’t even know what I’d want to tell people then…it’s actually much harder to think of something to write than you might imagine.


3 Comments for '53,000 is a big number'

  1.  
    pastilla
    April 18, 2006 | 6:32 pm
     

    As so often happens, the comments after the KEO article are as entertaining as the article itself.

    P.S. Does Alphie count as a portable?

  2.  
    April 18, 2006 | 6:55 pm
     

    ::giggle:: I had all but overlooked the comments, looking back on it, I think I’m amused at the sheer number of people who are stuck in the “we’ll all be dead” versus “it’ll be the uber-future” duality, and while I think it’s natural to think into the future to who or what might look on the probe and try to decipher its contents, a lot of times people forget that why we do things like this have less to do with what we’ll think then and more to do with what it means to us today.

    But eh.

    PS – Yes, yes he does! 🙂

  3.  
    April 18, 2006 | 9:11 pm
     

    Wow! I had one of those too!

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