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Geeks will inherit the galaxy starting with DMZ, an award-winning online magazine for geeks.
Geeks will inherit the galaxy starting with DMZ, an award-winning online magazine for geeks.

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King Kong Kitty — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

King Kong Kitty is obviously a product of Japan and The Goodies combined, drawn well before the Jack Black King Kong movie directed by Peter Jackson. Paws to appreciate the plane-etary threat before reading the claws that warns you to beware of really bad…

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A review by Nalini Haynes Chris Bellows lives in a house with his alcoholic step-mother, stunning but spoilt step-sister and hunky step-brother of ambiguous intelligence level. After Chris’s dad committed suicide — a GFC termination — Chris works his ass…

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You may have noticed that Dark Matter Zine has not published any new posts lately. After years of pain, recent diagnostic procedures put my pain levels over the top while waiting for surgery. Then, last month, a surgeon removed an 8 centimetre (3.15…

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Surreal Killer — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

Surreal killers are dangerous pundators because they missed their breakfast. In this case, he confronted the problem head on but with spotty outcomes. Want to add to the bad puns and jokes? Please comment. We can all do with a good laugh or groan. Ian…

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Leviathan Wakes vs The Expanse — a short comparison

A review/commentary by Nalini Haynes Once upon a time in a galaxy far far away… Actually, in this galaxy. Actually, in this solar system. The story is set a few centuries in the future when Humanity has settled Mars and the asteroid belt but international…

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Context: The Three Minute Thesis is a public speaking competition I had intended to participate in this year. For reasons that will become obvious, I cannot participate. However, here’s my 3MT speech. — Nalini Haynes Prejudice kills. Nazi Germany…

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You don't look jurassic — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

‘You don’t look jurassic,’ says the stegosaurus to the tyrannosaurus rex. The Guardian published a helpful article discussing the science behind Jurassic Park. Apparently most of the dinosaurs in the book and movie Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton are…

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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland — a #review of a #timetravel #comedy #adventure

A review by Nalini Haynes Melisande Stokes is a linguist at Harvard, enticed away from academic life by Tristan Lyons, a mysterious man claiming to be a government agent with quite a large budget. Translating Tristan’s documents is an eye-opener for…

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CHIPS (2017) — a review of the movie that spoofed the 1977 TV show

A review by Nalini Haynes 40 years after the TV series started airing, a CHIPS movie hit screens — and the movie spoofs the TV series! Dax Shepard plays Jon Baker, a motorcyclist stuntman who’s had more accidents than I’ve had hot dinners (at least…

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Jurassic Pork — a silly illo by Ian Gunn [WARNING: PUNS AHEAD]

Jurassic Pork is bringing home the bacon. This would be a conspiguous dinosaur. Would this make a pterodactyl a flying pig? Does this mean Miss Piggy is a dinosaur? Would that make Kermit her Beezlebufo swaine? If Kermit is a Beezlebufo, does that mean he…
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