This guy, huh? He creates the biggest movie of 2015, creates an iconic droid character that makes R2-D2 look like a garbage can, building on a heap of smashing achievements in TV and movies. However, if history is any indicator, he
UPDATE: Author and humanitarian Neil Gaiman, who has toured Syrian refugee camps, has posted information about how you can help these refugees. One of the cool things about being a science fiction writer is coming up with really
I had my personnel records stolen in the Great Federal Personnel Chinese Hack-Heist of 2015. Lets recount all the organizations that have been hacked and lost my personal info, shall we? Federal government LastPass Target Playstation Network Apple Let’s list all of
Ramez Naam has an interesting view of the future, built around brain implants and mental augmentation. He has written a trilogy of novels about altering the brain’s functioning with a drug that causes telepathy by linking minds together. (BTW, I need
For all of you smiling under a warm spring sun today, enjoying the blooming of blossoms and the greening of grass, here’s an extra happiness injection: it’s getting better. What is it? Life. This story from Vox is something that I
Writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch recently blogged about an epiphany she had about people who get by at work and those who do so much more. Her epiphany resulted from realizing that a lesson she learned at day jobs (waitress, editing,
In movies and TV, stubble on a man used to mean one thing: here was a man who was too down and out, too busy saving the world, to shave. Indiana Jones would be a prime example. Now, every character on TV,
NOTE: This post is loaded with spoilers. If you can handle that, you may be able to handle the post. SECOND NOTE: This post is a public service announcement to jerds* (jaded nerds) who watch Interstellar, wipe the tears from their
In my recent pillaging of the public library, I couldn’t turn down the chance to read Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. I had read many accounts of Steve Job’s life and work, at least up to about the time of the iMac.
That at one point women were considered the weaker sex has always been ridiculous to me. That some people (male and female) in this century cling to this belief is nothing short of astonishing and depressing. Consider the Darwin Award winners.