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Recommendation: John Was Trying to Contact Aliens

On Netflix, you can now find a short, 16 minutes, documentary about a regular guy named John who was trying to contact aliens. John is no UFO enthusiast, he is just someone who was hoping to be able to reach out. Just go and watch it. It is 16 minutes …

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 …

The Ministry of Education and the IT Dark Age

Rant warning! Seriously! OK. here I go… The Ministry of Education in the federal state of Germany where I reside has decided to make IT (Information Technology, obviously) a mandatory subject from the school year 2021/22 onward. So far so good. I am all for that. Especially since I had …

Geeks and Nerds, this is for you: Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality

All right, gamers, nerds and geeks, this is your chance to. On itch.io, there is a GIANT bundle of computer games, tabletop RPGs, interactive novels and more. Over 700 items with a combined worth of $3400+. You can get the whole bundle for as little as $5 and all proceeds …

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 …

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

Technomagic in progress

Once again I find myself praying to the Omnissiah. This is not because I do not have faith in my abilities but because a techno-barbarian could interfere by switching off the godmachine I am working on and with. So, to make sure everything works smoothly I have opted for the …

Opportunity – It was supposed to be 90 days

Opportunity has ceased to function, I hope one day school children will take trips to the place the rover rests and find it really boring despite the historic significance of the mission. This is NASA’s official statement: And this is my nerdy tribute:  

The Sounds of Mars

I just leave this here. News from Mars. The glory of it all! This is where human ingenuity and knowledge and simply doing science gets you. We can reach for the stars. OK, we are most often visiting neighbouring planets at the moment but it is a start! Header image …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #46: Elon Musk is probably Batman

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean46.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:13 — 7.5MB) | EmbedIn times like these, when the majority of billionaires use their money to bribe invest into the careers of politicians, especially if those billionaires are connected to the coal, gas, and oil industries and do not give a …