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Rest in the Force, Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher, who will forever be remembered for personifying Princess Leia Organa has passed on at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. She will be missed by millions of devoted fans and leaves a gap in one of the most vibrant fandoms in the world which will …

John Glenn, true hero, has passed on

2016 will not stop taking great ones. Yesterday, John Glenn, military aviator, test pilot, astronaut, and US senator has passed on at the venerable age of 95. Most people will know John Glenn as the first American to circle the earth in space, but he also is famous for another achievement: …

Joe Dever has passed on

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:43 — 9.5MB) | Embed2016 does not relent and another legend leaves us. It is with great sadness I report the passing of Joe Dever, whom many role playing enthusiasts will know as the principal author of the Lone Wolf series of …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #40 – Cooking against the Apocalypse

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean40.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:32 — 13.0MB) | EmbedIt happens rarely I post something openly political, this time it has to be different. Because of recent events in the USA I had to voice my views on the matter and also point out a few things …

Happy Ada Lovelace Day once more!

Today, like every year is Ada Lovelace Day, in memory of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer and in celebration of women in STEM fields. Alas, I am away on business so I do not have much time for a blog post but I can leave you with this video:

Remembering the Thylacene – An Extinction Event Victim

It is now 80 years and two days since Benjamin, the last extant thylacene, a.k.a. Tasmanian Tiger, passed on, and with him another species went into the long night of extinction caused by homo sapiens. In case you were not aware of it, we are currently right in the middle …

Rest in the Force, Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker, who will forever be known and remembered as the actor who brought R2-D2 to life, has passed on today aged 81, just 11 days shy of his 82nd birthday. According to various sources, he had been ill for a while already.   2016 has claimed another Great One. …

Gilgamesh and Enkidu wrestling

Gilgamesh was real, so all Sumerian Gods are as well!

Granted, this is a rather sensationalist headline and I freely admit, it has only a very remote connection to the article here, but there is a certain truth to it. I would not be surprized if a fair number of Sumerian gods originally were real people who got deified in …

Taking Shakespeare into the 21st Century

Some time back I had the pleasure of interviewing Stef Conner regarding her work on reconstructing Sumerian and Babylonian music. Now, she has taken on another project, more modern, so to speak. The projects concerns the Immortal Bard, William Shakespeare himself, and Stef is taking him into the 21st century. …

Zeppelins of The Great War – Majestic Machines of Destruction in the Sky

Any reason to post about Zeppelins is a good reason and this time the reason is excellent. Indy Neidell, who host the superb and highly recommendable Great War Youtube Channel (check it out and subscribe) has compiled a host of information on Zeppelins and their use during the First World …