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Two TED talks: Turkle and Whitacre – Internet Connections and Isolation

I had the opportunity to watch 2 TED talks tonight. Both of them were about the power of technology and its relationship to… well, relationships. The intertwining of connection and isolation as themes across these two videos really struck me tonight. MIT professor and psychologist Sherry Turkle’s TED talk has gotten a lot of play in… Read More »

The Nerd Badge is invalidly valid, therefore I get one

Lee posted his “Nerd badge” score recently. He failed to get it, and rightly so. Not because of any lack of nerd-dom on his part, but because of the idiocy of the test. Some guy posted a list of Twenty Things Every Sci-Fi Nerd Should Own Physically and Emotionally and it’s been making the rounds in the… Read More »

TIDBABSH the second, part the first

Last month’s podcast was such a great success that I decided to do another one. When I say it was a great success, I mean that it was successfully uploaded and at least three people were able to download and listen to it. I make no statements about the actual quality of the content (though… Read More »

Grand opening…

… and then nothing but disappointment. That pretty much describes this podcast. Really there is some interesting stuff discussed somewhere in there, but to get to it, you have to listen to me talking. Sorry about that, but it is the way of things. On the upside, you do get to hear my wife talking… Read More »

Return to MidMo and other short subjects

My second guest shot on the Midnight Movie Club was posted this week, reviewing the film “Return To Me” (with a stellar cast led by David Duchovny and Minnie Driver – in the movie, not the podcast). If the stats are accurate, many of you missed this film when it came out in 2000 (though… Read More »

G-Force ROCKS!

NO! I am not talking about the insipid, rodent-filled name-stealer. Similar to Lee’s story in the blog entry that I’m blatantly ripping off, even to the point of taking his graphics, when I heard about a live action G-Force movie I could feel the 10-year old geek in me pushing and punching the 38-year old… Read More »

Utter randomness

Nothing mind blowing today. This is pretty much going to be a stream of conciousness post. We’ll see if it’s even vaguely interesting by the time it’s over. Just found Grooveshark. Loving it. On their About Us page, this was a quote one of their employees used: “If it weren’t for physics and law enforcement,… Read More »

Stargate Universe, week 3, Darkness

There are some out there who would call this “weak 3″ of the show. This is definitely the slowest pacing of a Stargate series yet. The premiere was good, but mostly consisted of people freaking out (understandably) about the situation they were in. By the end of the premiere they at least had a plan… Read More »