Marines Pauper Marines) find themselves in a foreign ( alien high society alien) world that is hostile to them. The situation is complicated when a rich money grubbing business man threatens to take away their ( life love research) . Strong female lead ( Sigourney Weaver Kate Winslet Sigourney Weaver) has a confrontation with said business man revealing him for his true nature. Shortly after the world is inexplicably thrown into chaos and their whole world is threatened with destruction. Things go bad and most people die except for our main characters who escape by ( flying off-world float on a door making everybody else fly off-world).
Finish with happy albeit bittersweet scene remembering those who were lost.
“A remake of 1984’s Karate Kid comes out this weekend, where the main character learns Kung Fu. We’re just as confused as you are”
We all know Hollywood can’t find an original idea to save their lives (or their bottom line for that matter) but do they really need to keep destroying our childhoods by doing crummy remakes?
What’s next, remake “Fievel Goes West: American Tail” with “Fievel Goes East: Fievel explores business outsourcing in China.”? I like my remakes like my socks, old and worn out since the 90’s.
Interesting fact: this near straight to VHS crap starred future Academy Award winner Hillary Swank as the star.
Wozniak in a recent interview:
Woz: By the way, I solved the problem of battery life and [the lack of] multitasking on the iPhone.
Woz: Yeah. I just have two iPhones, so if the battery runs down on the first one, I can use the other. And if I’m talking on one, I can use the other one to look something up. You would not believe how much use I get out of that.
That’s not really solving the multitasking problem. If this was anybody else I’m think it was a joke and they were making fun of the fact that the iPhone is only half capable. As it is I think he’s partially joking anyway but it still highlights an unsolved problem.
Not all of us want to carry two phones with their own service plans to solve the problem multitasking. AT&T even made one of their lame commercials making fun of that. As out of touch as they are, if even they think it’s a joke then it’s probably pretty bad.
My phone is 2 years old now but I’ve already solved Wozniak’s problem with one device. First off I didn’t get an iPhone. Second I got a bluetooth headset so I can talk while I hold the phone in my hands and make notes.
…Relax, I’m not a douche that wears the headset all the time. I only pull it out of my pocket to answer phone calls. Kind of like most people do with a regular phone only I don’t have to hold a brick to the side of my head.
Wozniak says he’s getting two iPads as well; not sure if that’s also to solve a multitasking issue.
This trumps my “Geeks attend electronics conventions, Nerds attend Star Trek conventions.” definition of geek and nerd.
Bored at work. Late shift sucks.
Just finished all The Mighty Boosh episodes. It’s a surreal British comedy skit show for US readers who are unfamiliar.
I need a Tony Harrison sound bite to play with I read tech articles.
“This is an outrage!”
Watch it when you get the chance.
Somebody at NASA is freaking awesome.
They’ve made up these authentic NASA mission posters for various missions. Some are pretty average but others look like they belong as movie posters for a Hollywood Summer blockbuster.
It’s good to know that NASA isn’t the stuffy government organization that many assume and that beyond expanding human understanding they know how to have some fun (and are pretty good at photoshop).
Thanks to Gizmodo for the link.
If you don’t know what Chatroulette is yet then I commend you on the excellent cave you’re living in. And like me and 98% of the population I’m sure that after about 3 minutes of hearing about it you don’t give a shit either.
But here is the one Chatroulette video worth watching; a guy improvises on his piano about the people onscreen.
Thanko has a USB mouse with a speaker in it for people who don’t want to splurge on speakers (that cost less). Paired up with a microphone that clips to your shirt you can have VoIP calls holding the mouse to your ear.
It reminds me of the old Maxwell Smart gag, “I want you to speak into my elbow while you look up my nose” (I guess you have to have to have seen it).
Or like Scotty trying to communicate with a 20th century computer in Star Trek IV.
I’m glad Natalie Dee is doing research in the field of smells, the pleasant, the funky, and the heavy freaking gross smellements.
I also like the relationships between smellements, like the 4th period appetizing transitional being all breads; starting with the basic Br “Bread” and progressing in to the heavier Cb “Cinnabon”.
More fun video from Gizmodo. I love the Walt Mosspuppet videos, they’re far more entertaining and informative than the real thing.
XKCD has a cool infographic showing what it takes to escape the gravity well of the major bodies of the solar system.
Astronomy has been a passing interest of mine since childhood, so it’s always cool to see a simplified version of the dynamics of gravity so it’s a bit easier to wrap your head around.
I like the description of Deimos and Phobos, if man ever makes it out there I think being the first person to throw a baseball into Phobos’ orbit is just as cool as being the first person to land on the moon or a planet.
The Earth has a huge moon for its size and is pretty unique in that regard. All other minor planets have little more than rocks orbiting them. The only other heavenly body with a closer ratio of planet to moon is Pluto which technically isn’t a planet anymore.
Pluto and Charon are so closely matched in size that the center of gravity between them is above the surface of Pluto. Imagine linking hands with somebody twice your weight and then the two of you spinning around. Your hefty friend will orbit the center of gravity in a smaller loop than you will.
Jupiter is sometimes referred to as the “Star that almost was.” Its gravity isn’t quite enough to compress hydrogen enough to begin the process of fusion. Gas Giants between the size of Jupiter and actual stars are referred to as “Brown Dwarfs”, referring to the fact that they don’t have high enough gravity to sustain fusion. If additional mass falls into them they can “ignite” and become stars; this was used as a plot device in 2010: Odyssey Two, where the Monoliths reproduce in Jupiter lowering the density and causing the planet to ignite into a second sun.
Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine are technically retired now, Dick is doing some other projects and is basically taking a year off so his music and influence isn’t gone, just on hiatus or in transition to a new project depending on your interpretation.
However there are still some new CDs coming out in the next few months including the new studio album “Ok Bartender”. Hearing this I ran to his site to pick it up directly and found out they have a great deal going to join his “Super Fan Fun Club”.
I know you’re rolling your eyes hearing the word “fan club” so let me translate it to something you’ll understand.
6 Richard Cheese CDs for $41. Or $6.80 a CD.
(The site looks like it was made in 1997, I’m not sure if that’s fitting RC’s comic mentality or indie nature of the group.)
Now I’ve been meaning to buy his CDs for a long time. I have two at home, but I admit I have his entire works in mp3 form as well. Sorry Richard, but as I stated in a treatise at last.fm once, online downloads are my music preview method. The whole reason I bought 2 CDs in the first place was because I liked what I heard online, now I’m collecting the entire discography as I can find CDs.
Which brings me back to the Super Fun Fan Club. The price for 6 CDs is cheaper than any store you can get them from unless you get them used, and Richard Cheese is too popular to ever be in the used bin. On the rare occurrence you find a used CD is you’ll likely be paying more than $6. They throw in some stickers and stuff too because it’s a “fan club” thing but the CDs that are out will ship ASAP, the new ones are shipped before official release dates.
The main point is $41 for 6 CDs purchased directly from the man himself, to support the band and their endeavors. I know a lot more than just me have their music already but few have taken the extra step to support the band they found the love.
So act now, deal runs out Jan 5th.
PS for those who haven’t heard of Richard Cheese, head over to last.fm, youtube or your favorite preview site and check out a few tracks. The band does covers in a hilarious lounge act style. Kick up your feet with a martini, pretend you’re in the Las Vegas Holiday Inn Lounge, and enjoy the music.
hate the future usually has some funny posts. Unfortunately I don’t think this one is a joke.