Dec 07 2017

45 Years Ago, The Launch Of Apollo 17

Early in the morning of December 7th, 1972, the final Apollo mission to the Moon, Apollo 17, launched from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center carrying Gene Cernan, Ron Evans, Harrison Schmitt to the Taurus–Littrow lunar valley. Apollo 17’s landing location and planned launch time dictated the first night launch of any manned American …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.xadara.com/45-years-ago-the-launch-of-apollo-17/

Dec 07 2017

The Computer Chronicles – Mainframes to Minis to Micros (1983)

Let’s take a trip back. All the way back, in this case, to the original episode of “The Computer Chronicles” back in 1983. The idea behind the computer chronicles was to cover the then-new field of personal computers. Just what could you do with these little machines, and what was their future? These machines, some …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.xadara.com/the-computer-chronicles-mainframes-to-minis-to-micros-1983/

Dec 07 2017

Vine To Make A Return? Dear God, No!

My buddy Prince Watercress linked me to an engadget article yesterday discussing how Vine founder Dom Hofmann seems to have teased a “Vine 2.0” if you will – he tweeted just an image in the classic Vine colors that showed “V2.” and.. that’s it. v2 pic.twitter.com/JkzE1CULSV — dom hofmann (@dhof) December 6, 2017 This comes, of …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.xadara.com/vine-to-make-a-return-dear-god-no/

Dec 05 2017

SpaceX Scheduling Madness

This is going to be interesting – a two-fold article. On one half, I have a bit more to say about what upcoming SpaceX content I have coming, and on the other half, I feel it worth discussing the actual current scheduling that SpaceX is launching on in the upcoming months. On my end, as …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.xadara.com/spacex-scheduling-madness/

Dec 04 2017

Destiny 2 “Curse of Osiris” Expansion Launch Trailer

Tomorrow marks the launch of the first expansion to Destiny 2 entitled “Curse of Osiris.” Just like Destiny 1, this game is going to give us 2 small expansions to freshen up content over the next few months, and then it’s safe to say next fall, about a year after the launch of the base …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.xadara.com/destiny-2-curse-of-osiris-expansion-launch-trailer/

Dec 04 2017

What I Mean When Discuss The “Cult Of SpaceX”

Here we go, the beginning of the articles I’ve been dreading writing for probably a year now. These are things I feel need to be said and no, I don’t think I’m wrong in what I say – opinions can neither be right nor wrong, after all, but I do feel the concept presented – …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.xadara.com/what-i-mean-when-discuss-the-cult-of-spacex/

Dec 02 2017

Voyager 1 Fires Thrusters That Haven’t Been Used In 37 Years!

In a bit of space news that nearly made me tear up, it looks like NASA JPL has been able to successfully fire a  thruster system on Voyager 1 that hasn’t been used since 1980! These small rocket motors, designed to fire in long-duration burns for course correction, will be used in upcoming years to …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.xadara.com/voyager-1-fires-thrusters-that-havent-been-used-in-37-years/

Dec 02 2017

When Something Is Called “The Future,” It Never Really Is…

Following behind my previous article about hype culture, I wanted to discuss another trend in how upcoming things are discussed. This is something that goes in well with hype culture but deserves its own little bit of discussion: that is, when someone says something is “the future.” You will hear this one all the time …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.xadara.com/when-something-is-called-the-future-it-never-really-is/

Dec 02 2017

I Can’t Stand Hype Culture

Something that I’ve been wanting to discuss for quite some time is the phenomena of hype being built up around seemingly anything and everything new.  Whenever you have something new coming up, you hear about it nonstop, and often times, in retrospect, you have to ask: why did anyone care in the first place? It …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.xadara.com/i-cant-stand-hype-culture/

Dec 01 2017

Looks Like It’s Over For Vidme

With YouTube being in the state it is currently (something I’m long overdue for addressing) many video creators online have been looking for an alternative, and for the past few months it looked like a certain little website known as Vidme would be a good alternative – it looked to work about as well as …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.xadara.com/looks-like-its-over-for-vidme/

Load more