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R.I.P. Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca Actor

On April 30, 2019 Peter Mayhew passed away at 74 years old. The seven foot three inch actor most famously played Chewbacca, a two hundred year old Wookie warrior in the Star Wars movies. Peter William Mayhew (19 May 1944 – 30 April 2019) was an English-American actor, best known for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series. … Continue reading

MIT Dome Now Captain America Shield + Avengers Endgame Movie Review

Tonight I saw the latest Avengers movie. There were a lot of tie-ins to things in my life that felt personal and a really great moment, the highlight for me, was hearing my uncle’s band, Steppenwolf doing one of their songs Hey Lawdy Mama, briefly in one scene. Endgame recently broke its own box office … Continue reading

Video: Volkswagen Levitating Car, Fun Sci Fi

Is there a Volkswagen levitating car like this? No. The hovering is computer generated fakery, but it is still fun to watch. The “People’s Car” project allowed Internet users in China to post ideas about cars of the future. From the 119,000 ideas received. three vehicle and technology concepts were produced and are now on … Continue reading

Skull Shaped Asteroid May be a Dead Comet

A roughly skull shaped asteroid, possibly the remains of a comet, will pass by the earth this November 11th. On Oct. 10, 2015, astronomers in Hawaii made a spooky discovery: a giant asteroid between 625 and 700 meters zipping through space, that at certain angles looks uncannily like a human skull. – via Quartz Better … Continue reading

Fact Check: Image of Secret Human Clones?

Years ago I read claims that secret underground government experiments involving human clones and animal-human hybrids were being conducted. I submit the following two images for your consideration: Looks spooky… because it was designed to. Don’t believe everything you see. Don’t believe everything you think. In a world where “loss of reality” is one of … Continue reading

Video: Mysterious Levitating Cars

He is an intriguing little video. Fact checking is a necessary skill in a time of disappearing reality, a skill undervalued and under taught. What is the first step to find out who created an interesting video you find if the source is not listed? Look closely at details. Are the shadows right? Where might … Continue reading

Thanos vs Obadiah Stane

I recently saw the infinity wars movie (enjoyed it!) but couldn’t help wondering through the whole movie if the actor who played Thanos was the same as the one who played Obadiah Stane, a previous Iron Man villain. It was not. Obadiah was played by Jeff Bridges and Thanos by Josh Brolin. Here are the … Continue reading

ComicCon Subscription: Amazon Prime Pulls a Fast One

Last night I could watch the SciFi series “Earth Final Conflict” with Amazon Prime Video, but this morning I cannot. Amazon Customer Care says I now need to pay for a subscription to a “Comic Con Channel” to finish watching the second half of Season 5 (after I watched the other 4 seasons), as of … Continue reading

Billion Year Data Storage

How can my 100 original song project be enjoyed by whatever humans exist in one million years? For starters, I’ll need very long term data storage. To make the million year mark with a margin for safety, one option may be storage on tungsten disks. There will likely come a day when humanity itself has … Continue reading

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