8-bit Project Mercury

8-bit Project Mercury

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“I got a fan letter from a young lady. It was a suicide note.

So I called her, and I said, “Hey, this is Jimmy Doohan. Scotty, from Star Trek.” I said, “I’m doing a convention in Indianapolis. I wanna see you there.”

I saw her — boy, I’m telling you, I couldn’t believe what I saw. It was definitely suicide. Somebody had to help her, somehow. And obviously she wasn’t going to the right people.

I said to her, “I’m doing a convention two weeks from now in St. Louis.” And two weeks from then, in somewhere else, you know? She also came to New York - she was able to afford to got to these places. That went on for two or three years, maybe eighteen times. And all I did was talk positive things to her.

And then all of the sudden — nothing. I didn’t hear anything. I had no idea what had happened to her because I never really saved her address.

Eight years later, I get a letter saying, “I do want to thank you so much for what you did for me, because I just got my Master’s degree in electronic engineering.”

That’s…to me, the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

Proof that Star Trek saves lives

(Source: lesliecrusher)

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Mammoth Tooth Found in San Francisco Construction Site

The 10 inch long fragment of tooth was found by crane operator Brandon Valasik 110 feet underground.

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I don’t understand why we don’t take greater advantage of solar power

I don’t understand why we don’t take greater advantage of solar power

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You’re not a Geek if you don’t watch this amazing show!

You’re not a Geek if you don’t watch this amazing show!

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