Saw on the news last night and got an email from JPL about Explorer. Today is it's fiftieth anniversary. Sputnik was first, but it didn't do anything except it's famous "beep." Explorer was actually the first scientific satellite. Data it collected led to the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts around the earth.
The last five days I've had the flu. It wasn't horrible, but it's worst I've been sick since taking flu shots the last 5 years. I didn't do much besides sleep and watch TV. Worked at the computer a little but thinking was hard. I'm back at work now but not yet 100%. I was already behind on my email and such, now I'm even more so. I'll try to catch up as I feel up to it.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. He was with God at the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it." John 1:1-5
"This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God." John 3:19-21
"The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light." Romans 13:12.
I am a computer and science nerd who is athletic and likes sports. I am also a Christian, which to me means I believe in Jesus as the Jewish Messiah who came to rescue mankind. I believe in the Bible. I find, however, serious problems with a lot of what is called Christianity and many people who claim to believe the Bible are just pure whack jobs. I take the famous John 3:16 seriously -- God really does love us -- and do not appreciate people who cram it down the throats of others and thus violate directly what it is saying.