Category: Sci/Tech

  • io9 Bringing The Science Today

    Just a quick note, but two fun and interesting science links from io9.  First, a look into why koalas have human (or human-like) fingerprints.  A good bit of info for the layman about convergent evolution.  Second is a look at dogs and other animals shaking water off themselves, and why they are so good at […]

  • Friday Finds – Diamond Weevils, Firefly and the Commodore 64

    The holiday lull is over, I’ve actually got a few posts to put in here, woohoo! The Three Christmas Movies – Pretty much only three, minus a few classics that don’t fit. Movie Review – The Adventures of Tintin – A very good animated adventure. Old Game Tuesday – Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi […]

  • Friday Finds – LOTR and Star Wars

    Friday Finds – LOTR and Star Wars

    Hey, it’s been a while.  Vacations, children, car shopping, attending Sabres games in the press box, all take a toll on my time.  Onto the posts! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim First Impressions – Oh yeah, this has a lot to do with the lack of regular content too. Skyrim Stories – The Shakiest Swordarm […]

  • Friday Finds – Remembering

    It’s 11/11/11, a day I’m already tired of being reminded of as being ‘special’.  The REAL reason it’s special is Veteran’s Day (or Rememberance Day for you folks north of me).  My dad was in the Navy for 26 years, in Vietnam, in the Gulf during some tense times, all of that.  I heard a ton […]

  • Friday Finds – Vicious Krakens

    I’ve been seriously sick pretty much all week, so there isn’t much this week.  Hope to recover over the weekend so I can get back after it. NaNoWriMo? Should I subject myself to this again? – Apparently so. Movie Review – Real Steel – Quite entertaining. Links: Krakens be crazy. Flying power generation, very cool. […]

  • Friday Finds – Solar Sails and LEGO

    Happy Friday all!  It’s a busy day today, so I’ll get right down to it: Old Game Tuesday – Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri – What a fantastic game. Where Comic Books Make Us Uncomfortable – Me pondering sex appeal in comics. Ender’s Game – Might it FINALLY Happen? – We might ACTUALLY get the Ender’s […]

  • Friday Finds – Gingerbread and Satellites

    Friday Finds – Gingerbread and Satellites

    Hey everybody, hope you had a good week.  I was busy being productive at work (and moving to another building) so the links are light.  Here are this week’s posts: Gingerbread on my LG Optimus S – Got a surprise update this week, and it’s working pretty OK so far. Old Game Tuesday – The […]

  • Mars Simulation Nearing Completion

    Mars Simulation Nearing Completion

    I mentioned this mission back when it started, and now it is nearing completion (you may need a New Scientist login to view that article).  What I’m talking about is Mars 500, an experiment to test the psychological stresses of long-term spaceflight, such as what would be required on a trip to the Red Planet.  the […]

  • Friday Finds – Downy Canadian Dinosaurs and Colliding Galaxies

    Friday Finds – Downy Canadian Dinosaurs and Colliding Galaxies

    Hey everybody, hope you had a fun week.  Here’s the posts from this week: Movie Review: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D – Time did seem to stretch out before me in this, for sure. Old Game Tuesday – Civilization II – *snore* – Huh, what?  I wasn’t sleeping after staying […]

  • Friday Finds – Robot Octopi and Arctic Airships

    A light week this week, due to the holidays and not being home much. Raising a Reader – Getting boys to read. But that does leave plenty of room for links! Star Wars:  Heir to the Empire 20th Anniversary Edition, a fine gift for the SW geek in your family. A horribly incomplete list of […]

  • Friday Finds – Psychic Benefits and the Silmarillion

    Friday Finds – Psychic Benefits and the Silmarillion

    Hey all, hope you had a good week.  I’ll be out of the loop a bit this weekend, though I might actually be able to do my fantasy football draft (wooo!).  Here are last week’s posts: Old Game Tuesday – Star Trek: Birth of the Federation – BOTF is a solid 4X game, considering the […]

  • Friday Finds – Alligator Biodiesel and a Supernova

    Friday Finds – Alligator Biodiesel and a Supernova

    Missed a week due to unforseen circumstances, but here are the most recent posts: Movie Review –  Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Long title, good movie. Old Game Tuesday – Star Trek: 25th Anniversary – Star Trek’s best game? Second Class Citizen – They don’t care about us folks that still watch […]