1. Tammie Jo Shults:
It would be mean-spirited and churlish not to acknowledge her and believe me, I’ve explored the First Officer and what he did, the fact that she was wearing a bomber jacket and not a uniform [Southwest is one of the airlines in the US running this as the pilot’s uniform]. So chalk one up to a female pilot.
Optical glass is a complex blend of ingredients, but some representative ingredients are quartz or silicon dioxide (SiO2). If you live near a beach, chances are a lot of the sand is quartz. All of Hikari’s glass begins life as a blend of several basic ingredients, the main one being quartz, although Arai-san politely declined to list what they were. (He also asked that we not take photos of the area where the sacks of ingredients were piled up.)
3. Because there are things beyond your understanding?
“The big question about these cells has been why they are there at all, and in such large numbers,” explains immunogenomics researcher Chris Goodnow from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
“Why does the body keep these cells, whose self binding antibodies pose a genuine risk to health, instead of destroying them completely, as we once thought?”
4. Most “sci-fi” and gaming doesn’t do much for me but it might do better for you:
Published in 2014, The Peripheral takes place in two future timelines, both of them bleak. Among other things, it follows a woman who becomes a security guard in a virtual world but who begins to suspect that the virtual world is not so virtual after witnessing a murder-by-nanobots. Gibson is an acclaimed sci-fi author who also gave us the classics Neuromancer and Pattern Recognition and who coined the term “cyberspace.”
“According to the legend whispered by the retainers and villagers, no sooner did the clock strike twelve than a headless apparition was seen to move slowly across the moonlit hall.”
In 1911 English humorists Edward Verrall Lucas and George Morrow took the illustrations from a department store catalog and arranged them into “a deeply-moving human drama.”
6. Lastly, Martin Cole @IroniesToo puts it nicely:
#LordsReferendum Have the vermin in ermine finally overstepped the mark of the endless centuries of tolerance & forbearance of the great British public. Signatories for a vote to rid the nation of the unelected upper house, doubled overnight from 6,400 to 12,800 at 06:00 am😂
[H/T Chuckles and haiku]