Interporlating data/Virtual Mars

Life, what a dissapointment, well In the 80’s is so often was ty Marvin (Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy).

So, you think I am proposing a guide to the galaxy? And that if we are going to be hitchhiking via comets that we should make an electronic database, a book called Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy? Well, no, not at all, but its a great spin off idea.

No, what I was thinking about was how we are using technology.

I used to enjoy using “Playstation Home”, a virtual 3d world on the Playstation 3.

There is a kickstarter for another virtual world project; https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pixeltailgames/tower-unite

Why, as a species, are we wasting our time? On “games”?

We should be making a virtual Mars, we have a wealth of data about the planet, we could surley “virtually” live there? Explore concepts, try out building structures, greenhouses, bio domes.

I do not know nor understand why we are not making this happen (because I have not made it happen most probably? and so I just sit messaging people who have busy lives doing great things… :rolleyes: What can I say, I can only hope I say a good idea that sparks )

Chasing Voyager

We should be chasing Voyager.

Voyager, One and Two, are escaping the edge of the known Solar system, Voyager One I believe being the farthest travelled man made object.

Pause for thought…

What is out there? is space different past the domain of the solar wind? is it thicker? gloupier? is that where “dark matter” is hiding? or is it just space?

Voyager(s) have been an astounding succes and it seems such a waste if they are just left to drift when they are still exploring.

1. Could we chase the Voyager probes?
2. Would there be any point in chasing the Voyager probes?

1. We landed Philae on a comet and Rosetta’s in orbit around the comet, what if we got a probe to orbit a comet that was heading out of the solar system? What if the comet was headed in Voyager’s direction?

2. Would there be any point?!? I don’t know the answer…

We were discussing the first Dr.Who broadcast, and where it will have reached out into the cosmos, wait? am I really saying we should send a probe out, that can read an old tv signal, clean the picture up and then relay the information back to Earth, just so that we can catch up on repeats, and rescue any “lost episodes” :Zoinks: No, not really, well, it is running through my mind, but really? hehe

Then, we catch up with Voyager via a probe orbiting a comet, but Voyager is sleeping now with it’s battery life run out… could we charge the battery? could we get solar energy and “zap” the Voyager circuitry with an energy pulse, waking Voyager up?!?!?!?!

or, we could aim to land a small “mobile phone”/”mini computer probe, onto Voyager (Voyager has metal so magnatism could do it), to what end? To see how Voyager has faired?

or maybe we should just attach to a comet headed out of the solar system… if we did, could we surpass the Voyager probe, with more modern equipment, we could watch tv pictures of…. well, of blank space most probably haha, sorry, but seriously we have this opportunity and we should be taking advantage?

Shoes; Heels to flats

I love shoes, something very deep/primal, wearing different shoes can change how one feels about themselves and the world around them.

I have a sore knee, it started a year or two back, and what a kicker, I had just come out to myself about being trans and something I could do and be trans would be to wear heeled shoes as I have a good sense of balance, I can easily trot and even sprint in high heels.

My knee hurts, it doesn’t like the cold, I have been to the doctors and they were worse than useless.

So I had bought some shoes with heels, but if I wear them for any length of time my knee hurts for days afterwards. So I consider cutting the heel off :waw:

Some shoes lend themselves to this better than others. I tried with some boots that had a rubber sole, It took a while with a junior hacksaw, then when I had done, they still make my knee hurt :( I think the heel is not cut flat, somewhat slanted.

So, I’ve got some lovely shoes (Well, they’re skanky really, but it’s lovely to be able to explore and experiment); ShoesWithLegs.jpeg

So after I had written some random blog post concentrating on, well it was to do with improving the lott for M 2 F transgender. Then Caryn Franklin replied… I got a bit giddy and felt somewhat exhilerated and felt like “Doing” something, so I set about with my shoes, I tried “Whacking” the heels to remove them, but nope, these shoes are made pretty strongly, so I got the junior hacksaw and began, pant, wheeze, so much effort, so much mess, so little results. So I got the saw I use for cutting small branches from trees, that was getting through better, until I hit a metal bolt in the middle of the heel, so it was back to the junior hacksaw.

Eventually the heel is cut, the shoes look funky! :) with the toes turned up :)

I then got the rubber heels from the boots I’d tried to cut and I wanted to “Tack” them onto the new shoes, the small nails didn’t penetrate the hard plastic heel, so then I drilled holes in the plastic heel, found screws and half an hour later I’d attached the new heel rubber.

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Not the most proffessional job, but it works and I enjoyed myself :)

Now I’m really hoping for a shoe anvil for my birthday & a shoe making kit :D

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#ffb

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Now, the internet presents

A new home for the mysoginist,

A place to get bullied by “multinational corporations”, telling you what you think, using memes (just like “The Sun”), to make you embarrassed to question how life works.

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Crossdressing women

In the late 70’s, early 80’s my Mum started wearing trousers, ugly brown things imo :eek: (as if I am allowed an opinion huh?),  She was clearly quite giddy and expected acceptance, and it was clearly a positive thing in her mind (I have never told her I thought them ugly).

So if I now wear a dress will my Mum afford me the same courtesy? Will she be happy to walk around with me? Will she be proud of me?

Would I even subject my Mum to that experience?

No. Why?

because if a woman wears trousers that is her right, to have freedom to do that.

If a man wears a dress he is a “crossdresser”, a pervert, a joke figure.

Equality is the last thing women want.

Gender identity and suicide

A link to a Gaurdian report about male suicide;

Number of suicides in UK increases, with male rate highest since 2001 | Society | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/19/number-of-suicides-uk-increases-2013-male-rate-highest-2001

In the 2016 film “Paddington”, Crossdressing by Paddington’s adoptive father “Mr.Brown” is explored.

There is a plot device, where Pattington and Mr.Brown need to gain access to a hall of records, and to this end Mr.Brown enters disguised as a cleaning lady.
A while after the escapade Paddington reveals that “Mr.Brown wore a dress”, Mr.Brown then goes on to correct the statement saying “It was more of a house coat”(I am trying really hard to remember the exact words but cannot be 100% sure, but hope you will accept as a close approximation if nothing else), he then goes on to say “It was very liberating actually”

An NHS page discussing Transgender health and wellbeing;

Mental wellbeing and trans people – Live Well – NHS Choices
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Transhealth/Pages/Transmentalhealth.aspx

This main quote;

“Transgender people are more likely to experience mental distress due to the social disapproval and discrimination that they encounter.”

I have to tell you, I don’t consider suicide too much, until I have to contemplate dealing with people in general, ie:- if the choice is between you or suicide, then suicide begins to look attractive.

I cannot tell you that all male suicides are gender identity related, but I can tell you that there are a great number of people born and tagged “male”, who just do not identify with that, though the reasons for “so called” crossdressing are many, and until we become more accepting we will not know nor understand those reasons clearly because of negative stigma forcing individuals to be closeted.

A point I would like to make also, there are transgendered individuals who are “Out and proud”, but from my experience I would guess that for every one out and proud individual there are likely to be at least ten indiviuals who remain closeted. I surmise this from having met Transgendered individuals, and from having taken part in “Transgendered centered” online social media.

I volunteered at my local”Pride” event and am sorry to report I found it of very little use from a transgendered point of view.

It was claimed after the event that there were facilities for changing and having help with make up; I never saw them.

As we stood welcoming people an elderly lady with her grandson approached. She asked “there won’t be men in skimpy lycra will there?”

Oh dear, bullied by the granny huh?

Yes, women bully, and how, they just won’t allow anybody with a penis any freedom, men wear trousers and top and they work to provide for their wife and kids. “Society, you make me feel sick, nauseous,

You cannot constantly bombard me with “You are free”, “you are lucky to live in a free world”, “you have white male privilege ”

yeah right, I have complete freedom to do anything “you” tell me I want to do.

You are disgustingly banal you blockade my freedom of expression and then tell me I’m lucky because I have freedom.

Girly boys just wanna have fun, girly boys just wanna have girly fun.

All I need is feedom to be myself, this is denied to me by state sponsered sexism, until we see #DressesForMen we do not have equality.

#DressesForMen

SHEFFIELD’S FEMINIST MANIFESTO

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Important and admirable language

Originally posted on LaDIYfest Sheffield:

On Saturday 25th April 2015, LaDIYfest Sheffield and the Sheffield Festival of Debate held an open meeting at which members of the public discussed what they would like to see a feminist government achieve. This list below contains the ideas which were agreed on by members of the Sheffield public on that day.

It is the hope of LaDIYfest Sheffield that the Sheffield candidates for the election on 7th May will take note of these suggestions, and that this manifesto will inspire further discussion and action in the local area and beyond.

In particular, LaDIYfest Sheffield hope to organise a feminist multi-disciplinary arts and performance festival, where artists from all backgrounds can show work which directly responds to the manifesto and election. A date has yet to be set – more information on this soon! Please get in touch if you are an artist or performer who might…

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