Monday, November 30, 2015

Quote of the Month

"The problem with today’s world is that
everyone believes they have the right to express their opinion
AND have others listen to it.

The correct statement of individual rights is that
everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially,
that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of,
particularly if it is demonstrably nonsense!"

- Professor Brian Cox

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

History Was Made Yesterday...

... and not by SpaceX!

Although, to be fair, what SpaceX is trying to do from orbit (not from a mere 100 km) is infinitely harder. Still, kudos to Blue Origins!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Backpacking Guide for Japan

Backpacking is a fun and rewarding way to travel. It offers more opportunities, to immerse oneself in a foreign culture, than more traditional ways. Yet, for those who have never done it before, planning a backpacking trip may seem like a daunting task, especially if the target country is as exotic as Japan. Luckily, that is where this article comes in. Of course, I am by no means an expert, but I did go on an impromptu, month-long backpacking trip to Japan, during which I feel I had gained invaluable experiences that can be beneficial to others; especially if you, like me, go there for the first time. This is what this article is about.