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 …

Zeno of Citium

Project Stoicism: The Virtue of Courage

In common usage, “being stoic” describes someone who displays no or little emotion even during the most dire of circumstances. While this usage has little to do with actual Stoicism, not being too affected by negative circumstances certainly is part of it. The ability to face negative circumstances and endure …

A Fallout TV Series is in development!

This is literally it. The headline says it all. Oh the possibility of something epic! I was literally speechless when I read the news. Check out this link, that is all the information there is at the moment: https://beth.games/31K2Ssx

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 …

D&D Minus Podcast – Just Listen!

Most fun podcast ever! Seriously… Please do not read anything I am telling you here, just click on this link and enjoy! OK, since you decided to go on reading anyway, I give you a run down: The people behind Godawful Movies and The Scathing Atheist, both podcasts are well …

Project Stoicism: That is tyranny, not government

The Roman philosopher Epictetus had something to say about what differentiates government from tyranny, as Massimo Pigliucci points out here in another excellent stoic meditations podcast, listen and contemplate: I can only agree. Right now we see tyranny in what used to be the greatest democracy on the planet, ruled …

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 …

Into the jaws of death

Listen to General Dwight D Eisenhower – Historical Recording, June 6th 1944

Today, 76 years ago, Operation Overlord started. The largest military operation by forces the current (and I use the term loosely) President of the United States would describe as “Terrorist ANTIFA”. This is an original recording by the Supreme Commander Allied Forces Europe, General and later President of the United …

Justin Trudeau kneels during anti-racism protest in Ottawa

I just leave this here.Thank you, George Takei for sharing this.This is a video, click the image, the video will play on Twitter. Justin Trudeau kneels during anti-racism protest in Ottawa. Amazing. https://t.co/Ei2uTBkW8d — George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 5, 2020 And yes, the story is legitimate. This is Justin Trudeau, …

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Review: Rana Ahmad – Frauen dürfen hier nicht träumen

Two things first, this is not a work of fiction I am going to review, this is an autobiography/ the story of the author’s escape from a life in an oppressive and repressive regime, and it is not available in English. I really hope it will be very soon, though, …