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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:

A beautiful new day, seen from space.  And oh yeah – it happens 18 times a day for them.

You’ve all heard about the neutrinos by now, probably.  I’m still thinking there’s a problem with their calculations or equipment, but if not, big changes to our understanding of the universe.

Scientists in Spain discovered a cloaking device (for magnetic fields).  Where would scientists get names for stuff if not for Sci-Fi books and shows?

Insert witty comment about hoping the satellite debris finds the cast of Jersey Shore.

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Catching Up – TIE Fighter

The Best Star Wars game poll has shown me that many of you think TIE Fighter is the best of the best.  In a fit of serendipity, my son discovered a copy of TIE Fighter I had bought at some point in the past.  I think I paid a guy who was ‘simplifying’ his life $5 for a couple of games he was no longer playing (Others include Command and Conquer: Red Alert and a legit copy of Unreal Tournament).  I figured, this must be a sign that I need to finally get on the horse and play the darn thing.  I will put my thoughts here afterwards.


Poll: Best Star Wars Videogame Ever?

Best Star Wars Game Ever?

  • Tie Fighter (1994) (36%, 4 Votes)
  • X-Wing (1993) (18%, 2 Votes)
  • Knights of the Old Republic (18%, 2 Votes)
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces (1995) (9%, 1 Votes)
  • Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight (1997) (9%, 1 Votes)
  • Star Wars Episode I: Racer (1999) (9%, 1 Votes)
  • Star Wars Arcade (1983) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Shadows of the Empire (1996) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Rogue Squadron (1998) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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Well, here it is.  The poll will run for a month, so you’ll have plenty of time to decide and vote.