“I don’t have friends, I got family.”Vin Diesel, Fast 7
Ukraine’s Ministry for Digital Transformation has launched an NFT collection to help fund its military. The project was first announced in early March, but the NFT collection, called “ Meta History Museum of War,” is now live. The collection is meant to be an “NFT museum” documenting the history of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The collection is currently comprised of 54 NFTs documenting the events of the first three days of the war. The illustrations were done by Ukrainian and international artists, and each one references a tweet documenting some aspect of the invasion and the world’s response to it.
“The formula of each NFT is clear and simple: each token is a real news piece from an official source and an illustration from artists, both Ukrainian and international,” Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation writes on its Meta History Museum of War website. “The NFT’s will be created in chronological order, according to the events so the true history will be saved and cherished.”
The NFT Project is the latest way Ukraine has turned to digital assets to fund its defence. The country has collected more than $100 million in cryptocurrency donations since the start of the war, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recently signed a bill officially legalizing the crypto industry.
Released in 1993 in a decade where it was cool for everything to sound fuzzy and slow, this peppy, upbeat tune stood out on the radio as a breeze of momentum.
LEGO seems to get right what most of the adult Star Wars series buyers want. They want something for their display, not for playing. So Lego finally is getting it right with releasing three Dioramas. Hopefully this will be just the start of a bigger series. But as of now there is no indication that more sets are coming.
1. Death Star Trash Compactor
The first step in the new collection is the 802-piece, 89,99€ Lego Star Wars Death Star Trash Compactor Diorama that recreates the tense moment when Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia find themselves in one of the space station’s trash compactors after springing the princess from her detention cell. The diorama includes a bunch of trash (random Lego parts), a Dianoga’s head popping up, and even moving walls so you can choose a different fate for everyone than what played out in A New Hope.
2. Dagoba Jed Training Diorama
The second set, and the largest of the three is the Lego Star Wars Dagobah Jedi Training Diorama, and while it’s assembled from 1,000 pieces it’s slightly cheaper than the Trash Compactor set at 79,99€. Details include the exposed wing of an X-wing sunken into the swamp, Yoda’s hut and the Jedi Master himself, Luke practicing a hand stand, and a filthed up R2-D2 who would probably be much happier back on an Imperial Star Destroyer.
3. Death Star Trench Run Diorama
The Lego Star Wars Death Star Trench Run Diorama is the smallest and cheapest, but also easily the most dynamic and exciting of the bunch. The 665-piece set will sell for 59,99€ and features Luke’s X-wing being pursued by a trio of TIE Fighters, including Vader’s, through one of the Death Star’s trenches. The extensive detailing and greebling alone makes this one a must-have.
Solar Orbiter’s latest images shows the full Sun in unprecedented detail. They were taken on 7 March, when the spacecraft was crossing directly between the Earth and Sun. One of the images, taken by the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) is the highest resolution image of the Sun’s full disc and outer atmosphere, the corona, ever taken.
Another image, taken by the Spectral Imaging of the Coronal Environment (SPICE) instrument represents the first full Sun image of its kind in 50 years, and by far the best one, taken at the Lyman-beta wavelength of ultraviolet light that is emitted by hydrogen gas.
In total, the final image contains more than 83 million pixels in a 9148 x 9112 pixel grid. For comparison, this image has a resolution that is ten times better than what a 4K TV screen can display.
Here you can zoom into the sun yourself: LINK
Here is a list of my Top10 Movie Franchises. Missing something or disagree? Sound off in the Comments..
10. Jurassic Park
Sine the first Movie came out back in the 90s the World was in Dino Fever. And with the start of the Jurassic World Movies it got only bigger.
9. Die Hard
With 5 out Movies since 1988 one of the smaller Franchises, but it is really hard to not like the Cop who always saves the day. Not sure if there is more to come in this Franchise since A Good Day to Die Hard but I was up for it.
The X Men Franchise including Deadpool became a really big Hit, with Spinoffs on Wolverine and even Prequels it was one of my favourite Movie Franchises to watch in Cinema. With now being taken into the Marvel Cinematic Universe we will see where the journey goes.
Arguably the biggest character to make the transition from comic book to the Movie screen, it’s fair to say the Batman franchise has had its ups and downs over the years. After Batman had been flapping around without any real sense of direction, Christopher Nolan took the job for The Dark Knight Trilogy and was a huge success, with Christian Bale steadying the ship as the Caped Crusader. But a hero is only as good as his villains, and Batman’s iconic adversaries such as the Joker, Penguin and Bane just enhance the franchise’s appeal. It’s just a shame Ben Affleck’s Batman crashed and burned.Continue reading My Top 10 Movie Franchises
The message that Starlink users in the US and Canada found in their email inboxes in the past few hours may have surprised many – negatively. The email announced a price increase for satellite internet operated by Elon Musk’s space company SpaceX. Starlink gave the “excessively increased inflation” as the reason. Musk had already complained on Twitter in mid-March about the corresponding price pressure for raw materials and logistics costs. Recently, Tesla prices had risen. So now it’s Starlink’s turn.
According to the e-mail that some users shared on the short message service Twitter, SpaceX will in future charge 110 US dollars a month instead of 99 US dollars for its Internet offer. The Starlink kit with dish, cables and router will soon be $599 – a price increase of $100. Anyone who has already paid a deposit of $499 will have to pay an additional $50. If you want to get out because of the price increase, you get money back for the hardware, but only $200. Unless you cancel within the first 30 days.
But not only in the USA and Canada (increase from 129 to 140 Canadian dollars) it is becoming more expensive for Starlink users. In Germany and Austria, too, one has to reckon with higher costs for satellite Internet. According to Starlink, 629 euros plus 73 euros shipping costs are currently incurred in Germany. In October, Starlink still asked for 500 euros plus 59 euros on shipping. Austrians currently have to pay 634 euros plus 85 euros for shipping. The monthly fees for Germany and Austria are still 99 euros. However, there should also be an increase of ten euros or more here coming soon.
Music in the garden or on the balcony? Bring VAPPEBY speaker lamp outside and fill relaxing times with your favourite songs. The Spotify Tap playback™ function puts the music at your fingertips! Ikea has launched this new outdoor Lamp / Bluetooth speaker. At a price of 49,99€ this is not really expensive.
VAPPEBY Bluetooth speaker for outdoor use has a built-in lamp and is perfect for your garden parties and balcony dinners. It’s easy to play your favorite music from Spotify on VAPPEBY. Just press a button on the speaker and your music will start streaming from wherever you left off. Not feeling that song? Another press plays a different recommendation just for you.
The Spotify Tap playback function generates music based on your taste, if you want to listen to something else, just press the button again. 360-degree sound means that the music plays clearly and distinctly, no matter where you and your friends are sitting. The lamp gives a pleasant glow and adds a decorative touch to a table and is practical if you need a little extra light outdoors.
Use the handle to easily carry the speaker lamp wherever you like. It has a built-in rechargeable battery and is rainproof, so you can use it in any weather. Connect and play your favorite tunes from your phone, computer, or any other Bluetooth®-enabled device.
The Speaker is approved for IP65, contains a non replaceable Battery. It charges via USB cable which comes with the lamp, but if you require an adapter this one will be sold separetly.