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December 2015

RIP Lemmy Kilminster

Rest in Peace, Lemmy Kilminster

2015 really is a catastrophic year for living legends. Lemmy Kilminster, legendery frontman of Heavy Metal pioneers and pillars of the scene Motörhead has passed away at the age of 70.     According to The Guardian, he had been diagnosed with cancer on the 26th of December and was at …

Minutes at the Edge #11 – Sagittarius B2, the biggest bar in the Milky Way

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3.amazonaws.com/ScienceEdge/Edge11.mp3Podcast (minutesedge): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:37 — 5.1MB) | EmbedIt has been too long, but now Minutes at the Edge is back and I offer some wild speculations concerning Fermi’s Paradox and how Sagittarius B2 could be a possible solution to it. This is mainly because …

Review: Star Wars – The Force Awakens (no spoilers)

Here it is, the long-awaited first sequel to the original trilogy which ended with Return of the Jedi. I was a whole week late and had to do my best to avoid spoilers on various channels. I was really jittery when I bought the ticket and then sat down in …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #34 – Interview with Naziyah Mahmood: Astrophyisicist, Aerospace Engineer, Geek and Ninjabi

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean34.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:14 — 52.4MB) | EmbedIt is rare to do an interview with somebody who has so many credentials in the field of general awesome as Naziyah Mahmood. She is an astrophysicist and aerospace engineer who has lectured about black holes and worked …

Review: A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar

It is in and of itself an achievement to write a book that your literary agent judges to be unable to be published in both Israel and Germany. Yet, from what Lavie told me, this is exactly what happened to A Man Lies Dreaming. The plot can bes summed up …

A Basic Character Generator in Java

When I swiched from Daily Steampunk to Meta Punk it was partly due to me wanting to branch out and do more stuff other than Steampunk, blog about other hobbies and interests of mine. As it states in the sub-headline of the blog, one of those is coding. I have …

Virtual Meet-up with an old friend – Interview with Dale Rowles

Dale Rowles is one of my oldest friends in the Steampunk scene. We first got in touch, oh, I guess it must have been in 2010 or earlier, it was concerning his band BB Black Dog,  and I have done a review and several promos for them and related events …

With EdX on the way to an Astronomy Degree #win

A long, long time ago, I wanted to be a scientist, an astronomer to be precise. I started dabbling in astronomy in my early teens and have been interested in the stars basically since I first saw the night sky. For various reasons (mainly the prospect of finding steady work …

Recommendation: Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons

When I heard that a biography of Gary Gygax, the father of Dungeons & Dragons had been published, I of course rushed to get it. Just for the off chance that you are unaware who Gary Gygax is, as I said, he is the inventor of Dungeons & Dragons, the …