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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:16:56 +0200

Original Post from Corey C.:

Saurian is a dynamic open world survival game where you play as a dinosaur in a prehistoric world, currently in development using Unity3D. While not officially billed as a learning game, this indie team's dedication to both scientific rigor and game play should make for a fun and educational experience when it's finally released. Looks like it has amazing potential.

And to answer the most important question: YES, the dinosaurs have feathers! http://is.gd/2N2xvY

#videogames #learninggames #indiegames #dinosaurs #dinosaurshavefeathers #science #unity3d  

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:15:57 +0200

Saurian is a dynamic open world survival game where you play as a dinosaur in a prehistoric world, currently in development using Unity3D. While not officially billed as a learning game, this indie team's dedication to both scientific rigor and game play should make for a fun and educational experience when it's finally released. Looks like it has amazing potential.

And to answer the most important question: YES, the dinosaurs have feathers! http://is.gd/2N2xvY

#videogames #learninggames #indiegames #dinosaurs #dinosaurshavefeathers #science #unity3d  

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:12:15 +0200

#vr

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:39:29 +0200

New Doctor Who companion has been announced. Not sure what I think. An injection of even more goofiness is really the last thing this show needs.

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 19:47:04 +0200

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 03:55:03 +0200

This seems like a no-brainer. The IRS already does this to check every single return anyway; unless you have special circumstances they don't know about, making you fill out a return is duplicating work for absolutely no reason.

Original Post from Kevin C. (KevinC):

Make the IRS do your taxes for you! (With the option to check the math yourself if you don't trust them)

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 22:42:40 +0200

Original Post from Kevin C. (KevinC):

People need to get this message through their heads and stop being so scared.

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 06:12:50 +0200

The Walking Dead Director Greg Nicotero's Asinine Excuse for Season-Ending Cop-Out

Spoilers, sort of (as much as you can spoil an anti-climactic non-reveal)...

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Greg Nicotero on the decision not to show who died: I remember sitting in the theater watching Empire Strikes Back and having Darth Vader say “I am your father” and I was shocked and amazed, and I don’t remember being angry. I don’t remember saying, “Oh, I give up on Star Wars because that’s lame.”

Which only goes to show how utterly and completely he's missed the point. How much would he have liked Empire Strikes Back if it ended with Darth Vader saying "Luke, I am–" and then cut to black?

He goes on to say: Yeah, it’s agonizing to have to wait, but this was the end of our story, and we have an entirely new story coming up.

Except, again... No it wasn't. The fandom is pissed because they ended the episode without showing the end of the story. The whole episode – the last few episodes, really – were all build-up to a climax that never came.

Basically, The Walking Dead gave the entire fandom blue balls.

They want us to spend the summer excited for the next season... We won't. We're going to be sore for a little while, then move on to a show that doesn't tease us with promises of gratification that it has no intention of fulfilling.

And, honestly, that's actually the most generous possible interpretation. The more cynical – and therefore, probably more truthful – interpretation is that they copped out of showing who died because they wanted to manipulate the fandom into believing it would actually be a main character, when in reality, they don't have the guts to risk it.

I mean, we all know that The Walking Dead lost its teeth years ago. Though it may have once been a show where anybody could die, it has long been one where only secondary characters are at risk (mostly people of color and the odd lesbian). If they had defied all expectations and actually killed off a main character, that would be the kind of mind-blowing moment of dramatic impact (no pun intended) you want a season to go out on. If they passed up that opportunity, it's only because it didn't actually happen.

Just wait. When season 7 comes around, the death will be revealed as that one gay dude from Alexandria who suddenly popped up again this episode for no apparent reason. They'll bury him in the cemetery under a blank tombstone, next to all the other dead bit players whose names no one even remembers.

#tv #thewalkingdead #glennisnotdead #rant  

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 04:41:24 +0200

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:34:33 +0200

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Apple created this video showing how technology helped one non-verbal autistic teen find a voice.