Is it just me, or does this nebula really look like this timer piece we just built? I mean, I've described the Universe as a clock before -- you wind it up, let it go, it winds down, you rewind it; Big Bang, Big Crunch -- but I wasn't expecting it to be this obvious. I'm thinking of the two rubber bands, and thinking of entropy and syntropy, and now I'm imagining God leaning over this nebula and swearing because the laws of physics don't want to go in the holes quite right. Not to mention the jumpgates in The Blueshift Troupers and how people argue over what powers them, like solar wind mills or subspace waterwheels, and it hadn't even occurred to me that we could be looking right at some of the moving parts, and just never recognize them as technology. I never would've noticed this if I had not just been working on that part ten minutes ago.