He ’ s fine , willing , and enthusiastic about my project . He is fine , just fine , and very willing , he knows more about cables and technology and buttons than I do , and while establishing a video stream between realms isn ’ t something that has been done ( in our knowledge ) but he is a good sport and I ’ m sure will turn out fine
Imagine meeting Benny Colón, your soulmate? (You can pick which version of the AU.)
Requested by Anon~
“This is Cable, our resident hacker-”
“Technology specialist.” The girl corrected, shooting Bull a look. “Since everybody else on this team is adept at computers.”
You shook Cable’s hand, but didn’t have any time to actually talk to her before Bull was steering you towards someone else. “And last but certainly not least, this is BennyColón. He’s responsible for all the lawyering.”
This time, you weren’t quite as amused by Bull as you have been earlier. Mostly because your attention was elsewhere; namely, Benny’s chest. It was giving off a soft, warm light. One that you saw, even under his layers of clothes.
Finally, when your eyes rose to Benny’s, you found that he was staring at your chest, as well. And a quick glance downward showed that you were glowing in the same way. A soft light, right where your heart sat.
Bull was ultimately the one who spoke up first. “I think you two should, uh,” he paused, shooting his friend an amused look, “go somewhere and talk about that.”
Kenzo Tange, Yoyogi National Indoor Stadiums, (1961-1964)
Built for the Tokyo Summer Games in 1964, the complex consists of two indoor arenas connected by a central spine that also houses ancillary and office functions. Structural design was handled by Tsuboi Yoshikatsu and his associate Kawaguchi Mamoru, but Tange’s team participated extensively in a joint design process. The basic structure for both buildings relied on cable suspension technology developed for bridges, but as an architectural project, the challenge was to create interior enclosures under the span. The urban aspects of Yoyogi Stadiums deserve as much notice as the project’s obvious formal virtuosity. One of the last large undeveloped tracts in central Tokyo, the stadium area was conceived as part of a ring of major open spaces in the cities dense center. The site plan extends beyond the stadium site’s boundry in the northeast corner to include a traffic intersection, a signifigant urban intervention to bring together the dense fabric of upper Shibuya and new large-scale institutional facilities such as the local ward office, the headquarters of Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NKH), and the stadiums themselves. The two spiraling tails of the stadium site provide further linkage from the upper Shibuya area to Harajuku and Meiji Shrine.
The laying of an undersea telegraph cable, courtesy of a silent 1927 movie called “A Film Lesson in General Science: Communication.”
The first working undersea telegraph cables were laid across the English Channel in 1851. The first successful transatlantic cable was laid from 1854 to 1858. When it was complete it lowered the time to send a message from Europe to North America from a typical ship’s crossing of 10 days to a matter of minutes. Though one of the first messages sent, which contained 99 words, took almost 18 hours to send. The initial transmission speed across the wire was about two minutes per character.
[Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, “theoretical physicist and inventor whose research helped to create the portable fax, touch tone telephone, the solar cell, and the fiber optic cables, and the technology for call waiting & caller ID. She is also the first African-American woman to obtain a Ph.D from MIT in 1973.”]