There was much sadness.
It was the absent shoes that finally broke me down. She loved her shoes almost as much as she loved complaining about having to wear them.
But there was awesomeness as well.
Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.
Elon Musk encourages companies to use their patented technologies in his post, All Our Patent Belong To You. That’s brave, enlightened, altruistic, and awesome.
And then there was this:
A warp ship such as the IXS Enterprise could allow travel to interstellar space in a matter of weeks rather than, say, centuries. And the science behind why it might be possible is truly mind-boggling. - Washington Post
Physicist Harold White has a completely different understanding of reality than I do. He works at NASA where he is actually trying to build a faster-than-light warp drive.
"We’re utilizing a modified Michelson-Morley interferometer — that allows us to measure microscopic perturbations in space time," he said. "In our case, we’re attempting to make one of the legs of the interferometer appear to be a different length when we energize our test devices." - io9