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Then we discovered an article in Wired magazine about NASA scientists using genetic algorithms to design extremely sensitive aerials for satellites [4]. We contacted the scientists, and to our surprise and delight they agreed to design an aerial specialised for picking up signals at 131.725 Mhz (the transmission frequency for ACARS).

The aerial they designed for us was unexpectedly large and complicated, and we worried it might be too fragile to stand up. We sent the design to Arup, the engineering firm, for structural analysis. They reported that the aerial would have to be supported at three specific points, and it would then settle into the correct shape under its own weight.

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blessedwithgloriousbutt:

maycontainfeminists:


One of the best examples of artistic integrity on a corporate scale.

wow. 

No matter how many times I see this, I never fail to be impressed by that last sentence.

blessedwithgloriousbutt:

maycontainfeminists:

One of the best examples of artistic integrity on a corporate scale.

wow. 

No matter how many times I see this, I never fail to be impressed by that last sentence.

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communismkills:

trueemergence:

omg damn

IS THIS REAL.

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pewresearch:

Will Today’s Never-Married Adults Eventually Marry?

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Book III, Chapter One - The Departure of Boromir

From the Gate of Kings the North Wind rides, and past the roaring falls; 
And clear and cold about the tower its loud horn calls. 
'What news from the North, O mighty wind, do you bring to me today? 
What news of Boromir the Bold? For he is long away.’ 
'Beneath Amon Hen I heard his cry. There many foes he fought. 
His cloven shield, his broken sword, they to the water brought. 
His head so proud, his face so fair, his limbs they laid to rest; 
And Rauros, golden Rauros-falls, bore him upon its breast.’ 
'O Boromir! The Tower of Guard shall ever northward gaze 
To Rauros, golden Rauros-falls, until the end of days.’ 

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songoharotto:

ghostanswers:

FUCK YES

There’s ‘black comedy’ and then there’s M*A*S*H.

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