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Heh.
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Interesting article - and a kind word for ACKs
 
So, I'm interested in how this will be received...
#dungeonsanddragons   #dnd   #osr   #oldschool  
So, there was a little bit of an debate started in the comments of +Stan Shinn's posts about 5e. He basically asks the question "Is D&D 5e old school?" Of course, that started the typical "Yes, it is - No, it isn't - Just wha...
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interesting...
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A useful chart to refer to when figuring out which historical scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians are bing referenced in Neal Stephenson's "Anathem"
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Dark, but funny
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Gorgeous - an utterly stunning rendition of Saturn and its moons, using original probe imagery as its source to generate textures/etc.
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Looks like Interstellar is only up for technical / sound Oscars.

On the one hand, I'm amazed. 

It is everything the literate SF crowd says they like. A human story about love. It is also full of wonder, hope, and transcendence.

It is as technically rigorous as anything 2001 aspired to, without the pacing issues, and far more human engagement.

It is the only three-hour film I know that has kept members of my family, SF geek or not, of all philosophical stripes, glued to their seats without a bathroom break, often more than once. It is the only movie many of them have seen more than once in the theaters, and one of a VERY small handful for me.

On the other hand, I'm not entirely surprised. Having read mainstream reviews where this already long movie was excoriated for - among other things - not taking the opportunity to implicate humans for messing up the planet and showing us how to fix it instead of escaping, it has also inspired as much hate in some places as it has love in others. The reasons for the dislike, when stated, are often ideological. Others, in the nitpicking of plot holes that aren't, show a profound lack of understanding of the science they otherwise claim to "F*cking love!"

In either case, I'm getting my own copy ASAP, to sit next to Guardians of the Galaxy.
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I'd pay to see that!
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Very nicely done
 
I'd never seen this before...the cover art for the original magazine serialization ot Have Spacesuit Will Travel, the book that started me reading Heinlein's SF in 1961...

Stunning. 
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That one is quite obviously based ON the description in "Have Spacesuit, will Travel".

The dual headlights, the chin gauges, the hoses, etc.  . .
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Cool. Some really big machinery, and a lot of work. 
 
How does old track become new?  Now I'm fascinated. BIG machines.
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I saw one of these when they were replacing the ties on the tracks near my house.
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Yeah, same here.  I laughed hard enough, in this case, even though it didn't happen to have fell off my horse laughing (FOMHLMAO!).
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This is absolute truth
 
Found this gem in a comment on /r/KerbalSpaceProgram... I'm not the author but I thought I'd share.
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What else to say? Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi obviously - and I agree - thinks that "not all muslims" are like that, but like others who've been ignored over the past few decades that have come from that tradition and criticized it, sees something in the system of thought and interpretations of the last few centuries as being antithetical to peace and order.
Prior to Paris terror attack, Egyptian president warned imams of dangers of extremism.
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    Consultant, 2007 - present
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    1990 - 2002
  • ESystems Solutions
    Consultant, 2002 - 2007