О телефонах

Мы совсем не замечаем этого, но наши телефоны становятся неотъемлемой частью нас, как лишний орган, дополнительная рука, глаз или даже мозг. За воспоминаниями мы лезем в фотопленку, а не в закрома нашей памяти. Мысли мы храним в заметках и блогах, забывая их сразу же, как только они оказываются на светящемся экране. Списки дел и планов в напоминаниях. Вдохновение в интернете, картинках и в приложении музыка. Отними у нас телефон, покажется, что как минимум лишились руки - настолько мы привязаны к этому легкому устройству с сенсорным экраном. Мы не запоминаем - мы фотографирует и ищем в интернете; мы не заучиваем - мы пользуемся словарями и энциклопедиями, которые всегда у нас под рукой, точнее на ней. И вот тут встает вопрос: плохо ли это или, наоборот, хорошо? Ведь порой так хочется избавиться он лишних мыслей, оставить их не в своей памяти, а в памяти устройства с ладонь; неожиданно нужно что-то узнать - пожалуйста, интернет всегда под рукой; что-то случилось в жизни и хочется всем сразу же рассказать - лайки в соц.сетях будут лучшим показателем того, что все это узнают и, может быть, даже оценят, написав комментарий или личное сообщение. Расстояние между людьми сократилось до пары даже не нажатий, а всего лишь прикосновений к экрану, появились понятия роуминга и минуты разговора за деньги. Электронная почта разучила нас заглядывать в почтовые ящики по пути домой, а соц.сети писать письма и даже просто позвонить иногда уже не хочется, сообщения более чем достаточно. Телефон уже стал частью нас, не за горами время, когда их научат подключаться каким-то образом к нашей нервной системе и взаимодействовать с нами еще теснее. И вот решить плохо это или хорошо, пожалуй, нельзя, потому что на все минусы найдутся плюсы и наоборот. Остаётся только наблюдать, быть частью прогресса и время покажет, к чему и куда это приведёт, станет ли это роковой ошибкой человечества или наоборот скачком к новым этапам развития.


On July 20, 1969, President Richard Nixon used this green telephone in the Oval Office to talk to the Apollo 11 astronauts while they were on the surface of the moon.

More great photos and stories at Nixon and the U.S.  Space Program 


Oval Office telephone from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

One of the first steps taken on the moon, this is an image of Buzz Aldrin’s bootprint from the Apollo 11 mission. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Photo Credit: NASA

Photo of Astronaut Edwin E.  “Buzz” Aldrin on the surface of the moon, next to the U.S. flag.  Photographed by Neil Armstrong, first person to set foot on the moon.  Apollo 11 mission.

Guess who laughed at me?

Okay, I was scrolling through my Twitter when I see a tweet from Misha Collins. Basically, he says that the GiShWhEs hotline will be directed to his cell for a bit. AND HE WROTE OUT THE NUMBER!

Of course, I freak out for a good five minutes before I run to upstairs to grab the phone. I dial, and the busy tone comes up. I panic, and redial. It goes to the GiShWhEs answering machine. It basically tells me to press a few numbers here and there, until there’s a very pretty beep. And then there is at least twenty people all talking at the same time. At first, I’m thinking that it’s just part of the answering machine.

Then, I quickly realize that it’s a conference call of all the people trying to call Misha.

One girl named Bianca appears to have taken charge, and she started a DM on twitter. Much easier to read and type than just yell at everybody.

For some reason, I stay on the conference call for about an hour. My sister comes in, and I put it on speaker. The line isn’t too chaotic, Bianca is taking questions about the DM, when a man’s voice starts saying I have a question.

My sister and I both freeze, because ITS JARED PADALECKI!!!!!!!!!!!! We start screaming to everyone that it’s him, but nobody is listening. Bianca is tryng to get us to shut up, because she want’s to hear the other fan’s question. And Jared is just laughing at me, while I try and let everyone know. Finally, I yell


There is complete and utter silence except for a familiar laugh. Then hundreds of fangirls all squeal at the same time. You can hear Misha trying to reign some sort of order, and Jensen telling Jared and Misha to put it away, because it’s too loud and he’s trying to direct and episode.

But Jared Padalecki laughed at me.

That makes me very happy. 


Peygamber mührünün günün ilk görülen şeyi olduğunda hafızayı geliştirdiğini öğrendik. Ve telefonlar için duvar kağıtları hazırladık :) 


Rock In Athens ‘85: riots in and outside the gig and the final live concert of The Clash…

It was 30 years ago today when the ancient Kallimarmaro Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens, home to the first modern Olympic Games of 1896, opened for a two-day hot rock festival, called “Rock in Athens `85”. Athens held a series of cultural events, since it was chosen as the first ever European Capital of Culture, and some of the greatest bands were included in the festival’s line-up: Telephone, Stranglers, Depeche Mode & Culture Club for the 1st day and Talk Talk, The Cure, Nina Hagen & The Clash for the 2nd.

Keeping in mind that not many concerts were being held in Greece at the time, people were really thrilled for such a huge event for the era’s standards, with Clash being the most anticipated act. An estimated 90.000 people attended the festival in total.

The diversity of music styles of the 1st day brought together punks, rockers, new-wavers and pop fans in a surreal mixture of Greeks and tourists with different music backgrounds, which led to tension and conflict between Boy George of Culture Club and part of the audience, when some in the crowd threw bottles and stones at him and he replied that he would show them his ass if he wasn’t  such a nice …lady!

Depeche Mode surprised everyone with a performance that definitely helped broaden the electropop fan base in Greece, while The Stranglers had to fight the disadvantages of poor sound and appearing on stage too early in the Athenian summer afternoon, during a particularly hot day.

The 1st day was marked by clashes outside the stadium between police and people who tried to invade the concert without tickets, leading to  beatings, riots, injuries, fires and chasing in the streets.  

As for the 2nd day performances, The Cure made an appearance that established them in Greece as post-punk/gothic rock pioneers, but the undisputed kings of the 2nd day and the whole festival were The Clash, with a high-energy performance that drove the audience insane, just a few months before their break-up in 1986.

“Rock in Athens `85”, that 2-day music marathon is looked upon as a milestone for concerts in modern history of live events in Greece.

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