Archive for July, 2011

Damn You Autocorrect

// July 27th, 2011 // No Comments » // General

A website that I tend to enjoy most lunchtimes is Damn You Autocorrect. For those who don’t know, it’s a website full of screencaps taken on mobile phones, mostly the iPhone, where hilarity ensues when the phone takes it upon itself to “autocorrect” what you’ve typed in your messages, assuming you meant something else. Some of the pictures submitted to the site are questionable, but most of them are absolutely hilarious!! (more…)

What now for the space programme?

// July 8th, 2011 // No Comments » // General

Today saw the very last launch for the Space Shuttle programme, with the 33rd and final launch of the Atlantis at Cape Canaveral. The Space Shuttle programme has been in commission now for 30 years, with a total of 135 launches under it’s belt, and today sees it’s unfortunate end. Ironically, for most of today, I’ve been watching repeats of Star Trek: The Next Generation. With the shutting down of the Space Shuttle programme and Present Obama cancelling NASA’s Constellation programme, it makes me wonder if we will ever reach the technological achievements portrayed in Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek franchise. The question on my lips now, as well as many others who look up to the stars in the hope that mankind can further explore the emptiness of space, is… What of the future of space exploration? (more…)