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Techno-Barbarians

This is not a continuation of my accidental IT-Dark-Age series comprising this recent article and this older article. Although it relates somewhat. A techno-barbarian is someone who uses advanced technology, most often in a post-apocalyptic setting, without understanding the science behind the tech and/or is unable to replicate/repair the technology …

Cat Shit One – A massive Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

OK, sometimes the YouTube recommendations wash rather unique stuff into my stream… To say the least… Houston, we have a Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Which is why I present to you: Cat Shit One. You have to watch it to believe it. Synopsis: Zootopia meets Call of Duty 4.Yes, it is …

November 23rd is Wolfenoot

This is something I just came across on the Interwebs: Wolfenoot. It is a holiday celebrating kindness and between humans and our oldest friends: canines.The origin story is also in a class of its own: My son has invented a holiday called Wolfenoot.It is when the Spirit of the Wolf …

A Technological Dark Age

The more I teach my pupils about the internet, computers, cyber security and related topics, the more concerned I get. Granted, when it comes to computers, I am a comparative late starter. When I was the age my older pupils are in (i.e. 30 years ago) there was a sizable …

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Review: Carnival Row, Season 1

Carnival Row (on Amazon Prime) is one of the shows I was really looking forward to. I expected it to be full-blown steam fantasy, which it turned out not to be. Rather, the setting is Victorian low fantasy. The technology level is Victorian and there are mild magical variances compared …

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Stranger Things Season 3 – Blasphemous Mother of Cthulhu!

This review contains minimal spoilers! What a ride! After two very impressive seasons I was more than curious what the third season would bring and I speculated about it two post earlier. My speculation was not correct, which is a good thing. The third season really delivers on all fronts: …

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TIE Fighter Combat – 80’s anime style

Years ago, this 80’s anime clip about TIE fighters in combat showed up in one of my social media streams, then I completely forgot about it. Since I have been watching loads of Star Wars related stuff on Youtube, the Youtube algorithm suggested it to me, which is delightful and …

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The Stranger Things Season 3 Necromorph

If you have watched the season 3 trailer of Stranger Things (if you did not so far, go here) you will remember this thing that appears at the end, sort of emerging out of the floor: Looks gross, doesn’t it? Also, this is a real monster, very different from the …

BBC News: Is this house really zombie-proof?

The headline was too awesome to pass. Check it out, a zombie-proof house you can assemble in the wilderness in about a day. Provides its own heat and electricity via solar power: BBC News – Is this house really zombie-proof? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48337819