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Jan 9
52

One of the advantages of being “old” and “out of it” is that I have no idea who these people are. Good times.

Dec 11
10

Review was an underappreciated masterpiece. I will not hear otherwise. 

Dec 10
5

Aren’t all Q named Q?

If Carl were a Q, it would stand to reason that Carl would also be named Q.

I mean, sure, TNG started with Q putting humanity on trial, so you didn’t see a lot of Q. But when Q was stripped of his Q powers, by the other Q, he was visited by Q who gave him his Q powers back. And then later you had Read more

Nov 26
2

The AstraZenica/Oxford vaccine can be stored/transported in a regular cooler. Not exactly room temp stable, but doesn’t require constant refrigeration. It’s a very important detail, because combined with the low cost that means it can be widely and quickly distributed in outlying and under developed areas. Places Read more

Nov 25
45

Oh damn. And here I was enjoying the hell out of these movies when I should’ve realized they were just formulaic kids movies.  *checks notes re: how Wall-E has the same plot as Inside Out or Up*

Nov 23
2

Yep. Six months in a refrigerator is way better than the 6 hour shelf life that Pfizer’s vaccine has after being reconstituted from its super-frozen state. There’s going to be a lot of waste involved in Pfizer’s vaccine, and it’s going to be a total logistical nightmare to transport, store, and distribute. AstraZeneca Read more

Nov 23
4

Might only be 90% effective but this vaccine can be kept in the kind of conventional fridge used to store vaccines around the world, with a shelf life of up to six months

Another bonus is that this vaccine is part of Covax which is hoping to distribute about 2bn doses to 92 low- and middle-income countries at a maximum Read more

Oct 26
8

There were handheld mechanical calculators long before this. The Computer History museum in Mountain View, CA has a very nice collection.
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Aug 22
36

I believe The Suicide Squad was always meant to be a superhero version of Lee Marvin/Charles Bronson/John Cassavetes/Donald Sutherland/etc. etc. film The Dirty Dozen which was about a group of dangerous -some very dangerous- criminals brought together for a “Suicide” mission during WWII.

Aug 22
5

Why do I get the feeling a whole bunch of these characters are going to die in the opening “mission” of the movie? I’m guessing Nathan Fillion’s TDK isn’t long for this world at the very least.

Aug 22
91

And, while the video doesn’t quite explain how some of director David Ayer’s stars are coming back, we do find out it’s a period piece set in the Seventies. Read more

Jul 10
6

Aw man, thats a real steal. 300 bucks so I can play a single game? All I have to do is stop eating food for a month or two?

Jul 10
35

“I don’t have the extra money to spend on a hobby” is never a tired argument... if you aren’t an asshole.

Jul 1
10

Case in point, I had a Pebble Smartwatch for several years which used an E-Ink display. It had a battery life of around a week and a half. But when I first got it I noticed it was way way lower than it should’ve been, only a couple of days. And it was because I had set it to display the seconds instead of just hours Read more

Jul 1
1

As well as that Eink displays have a tendency to “drift” after a few refreshes so you start to see ghosting of previous pages. My kindle does this every 10-20 page changes so it would be horrendously distracting if once a second (assuming a 60hz refresh rate like an LCD would mean 3 but I’m lowballing it) the screen Read more