Sunday, March 12, 2017

Where do the Bluetooth symbol and name come from?

The name "Bluetooth" comes from the Scandinavian Blåtand/Blåtann and Harald "Blåtand" Gormsson (935-985) was King of Denmark and Norway.

He united dissonant Danish tribes into a single kingdom and, according to legend, introduced Christianity as well. When the name was proposed
in 1997, the implication was that Bluetooth does the same with communication devices, uniting them into one single "rule".

About the symbol itself it comes from the name of the King since it's the  merging of the rune H for Harald with the rune B for Blåtand:


Cool eh?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The hidden brain in the Sistine Chapel

Hello Internet!
Sorry for the long long absence! It has been a while since my last post!
2016 was a tough year for me, especially to the end... but here I am, again!

I chose something really juicy for the comeback!

If you haven't been there yet, please visit Rome at least once in your life. It's such a wonderful city! And when you are there, take your time and patience and visit the Vatican Museums ( you will be amazed!

As part of the tour, there is the Sistine Chapel, there,  between 1508 and 1512, Michelangelo painted the ceiling, making it one of the most famous fresco ever made! Or let Robin Williams do the talking in this famous scene from Will Hunting :

Anyway, as part of the Fresco, there is The Creation of Adam

 (source: wikipedia)

So what about it? Well Michelangelo hid a brain in the background figures and shapes behind the image of God!

 (source: the verge)

This is at least of the theory proposed in 1990, Frank Meshberger in the Journal of the American Medical Association. And it's fascinating!

The point is... what is the meaning of it? There is no explanation, some are not even sure it's a brain, but I find fascinating what the character Robert Ford of Westworld has to say about it:

"The divine gift does does not come from a higher power but from our own minds"

And yes, I got to this thanks to Westworld! A great series!