Last summer DrillPress did a great job of organizing a series of “Ask Me Anything” posts here on the Observation Deck. (If you want to see them just search “AMA” and they’ll start turning up about halfway down the first page of results.) Since that time we’ve added a lot of great new people to our community so I… »
We’re in the dog days of summer now, halfway between Memorial Day and Labor Day (for those of us in the U.S.). The Fourth of July, arguably the biggest reason for summertime celebration, has come and gone, but there’re still plenty of sunshiny weekends ahead of us. So, your mission, should you choose to accept it (and… »
It’s that time of the time period again, where we actually remember to post a call to audition to post because it’s been like, fifty years since the last one. If you want posting privs, reply with a few links to what you’ve written and we’ll consider. Recommendations by regulars and mindflayers are a huge plus. As… »
If you haven’t heard, Hacking Team, a company that sells “offensive intrusion and surveillance systems” to various governments (and companies!) was itself hacked, and 400GB (GIGABYTES SWEET JESUS) of internal documents and emails were released via a torrent (I will not be posting the link here, but some studious… »
There is something criminal about this show. Is it their depiction of every nationality that isn’t US? Is it their portrayal of how the women on board (or in combat) are treated? No, it’s just how criminally good this show is. »
Is it me or are there lots of videos and shorts about the end of the world? I guess that means you don’t need to worry about sequels. Here’s one from Sye Elaine Spence, called “Repeat” which it won’t, based on the video. »
Hey - it’s that guy from these movies! All three of them. And - a lot of other movies as well....
Planet of the Apes - The TV Series.
Okay, so it turns out that the RAC are a piss-poor version of ASOIAF’s Night Watch with the potential political muscle of ASOIAF’s Bravosi Iron Bank. In this episode, they go to a place run by a guy called Martel who makes (Dornish) wine, to so... something or other... I forget. I really wasn’t paying attention.
The field of Alternology (commonly known as counterfactual history or virtual history) is a relatively young offshoot of History. Most historians concern themselves with what definitively happened (according to sources that may or may not be reliable – i.e. Julius Caesar’s Conquest of Gaul), as opposed to what could… »
The Last Ship has surprised and impressed me in its sophomore season, enough so that I’m learning the names of these people I suddenly care about. And if you stopped watching after season 1, check your DVR and catch back up. »
I bet none of you did this with your national holiday week/weekend. But I suppose it’s easier to get your hands at 1300-degree lava if you’re a geologist, and what else would you do with it but grill up some lava-steaks? Or lava-salmon. Or (ew!) lava-hotdogs. »