Falling ass-backwards into a scientific discovery might just get you a Nobel Prize
Facebook wanting to get involved in what you do with your privates in private might all be considered good sexy fun if not for the fact that Facebook’s track record for security and privacy is God damn terrible. Also Bill Cosby is here for some reason.
Reddit, the self-proclaimed front-page of the internet, is a social network unlike any other. With a culture, in-jokes and history all of its own, some Reddit posts have such an impact that they become legends. These posts are linked to, referenced and joked about, not just on Reddit, but all over the internet. Here are Continue Reading
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Jambo! Let’s talk about Kenya, the land of Safaris; the Big Five, the great wildebeeste migration, sandy beaches, happy people, “Hakuna Matata” (copyright Walt Disney!) and, generally, Paradise!
You can make anything from Lego…
There are rumours — of varying degrees of legitimacy — that Donald Trump has floated the idea of buying Greenland from Denmark. This wouldn’t be the first time the USA had increased its territory by direct purchase (the Louisiana Purchase was a thing, after all), but it would be the first time it had happened in a long time.
In case you’ve lived your whole life under a rock, here’s a quick recap. The show follows a pair of FBI special agents, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) as they investigate X-Files: hopeless cases that involve supernatural phenomena. Mulder believed in nearly everything being paranormal, but Scully wasn’t easily convinced – a fun twist on the usual “rational man/irrational woman” trope found in similar shows.
Smoking is particularly unhealthy in Australia.
The 90’s and 2000’s were a rich breeding ground for some of the best science-fiction to ever grace television screens. Firefly was one of the most groundbreaking shows of the era and fans are still hurting as to how short lived its run was.
If you love computers like we do, then you’ve probably ended up on Reddit a time or two yourself. Scratch the surface of Reddit and you will soon discover it is so much more than the breeding ground of dickbutt memes, Reddit has a “sub” for every topic and is an awesome resource for IT industry news and learning… and dickbutt memes.
A product of the late 90s, Farscape could – and should – be the definition of sci-fi in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. In some ways, it redefined the genre, and it definitely contributed to what it is today. And yet, this is another show that got the short end of the stick in terms of being Continue Reading
While Tinder is definitely a very visual medium, statistics are on your side! Even if you did fall from the ugly tree (and hit every branch on the way down), the odds are good that you will still get a few matches and then you will find yourself needing the perfect opening sentence to seal the deal.
“It was like seeing a T. rex in the water – this lineage has been around for 100 times as long as Homo-erectus, the ancient ancestor of humans, and these sharks haven’t changed that much.”
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Fast radio bursts (FRB) have been puzzling scientists since they were first discovered in 2007, but answers may soon be on the way thanks to astronomers discovering the origin of a new and particularly strong FRB. The burst – designated FRB 180924 – is incredibly powerful, putting off as much energy in its 1.3 millisecond Continue Reading
The prehistoric relatives of today’s crocodiles may have not had quite the bite we assume. Researchers have studied 146 tooth fossils across sixteen species of now extinct crocodyliforms and compared them to the teeth of not just alligators and crocodiles, but also the gharial and caiman. Using computer modeling, the study broke down the function Continue Reading
Ah, video games. We’ve all heard tales of people who are able to play them in moderation. Don’t get your hopes up, though – those people were likely just playing the wrong games.
Standing at a staggering height of 828 meters above the sands of Dubai, the Burj Khalifa skyscraper claims the title of the tallest building in the world. The colossal tower is a marvel of modern engineering and architecture, and is largely responsible for making Dubai one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations each year. Continue Reading
The Walking Dead comic series, created by Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard, has announced that it will be ending with issue #193. The announcement came only a day before the final issue dropped, proving once again that The Walking Dead is king of both plot twists and surprise deaths. The Image Comics and Skybound Continue Reading
The moon is suddenly a hot topic of conversation again as the fiftieth anniversary of the pivotal Apollo 11 mission came and went. Between 1969 and 1972, twelve moonwalkers brought a total of 382 kilograms worth of lunar samples back home with them. These samples have been kept vaulted and in pristine condition, but now Continue Reading
Mining corporation owners are all salivating over the potential of space as a new landscape ripe to be tilled. One of the biggest asteroids in the solar system, 16 Psyche, is thought to be composed of so much gold, iron, and nickel that every person living on planet earth could become a billionaire.
An MSP in Scotland is in hot water after their claims to be able to “decrypt” files encrypted by ransomware was found to be them actually paying the ransom, and charging their client a tidy margin.
Comedian Jeff May shares hard-learned tactics on how to survive and thrive at Comic Con
Hey there nerd Linux user. OpenVPN is possibly the best VPN protocol available. It is secure, stable and invisible to your ISP. The current Linux clients didn’t work for my needs so whipped up a real quick solution that may help you folks playing along at home.
Imagine that you stumble upon this website a thousand years from now. Assuming humanity hasn’t blown the Earth to smithereens by then, you’d likely have very advanced technology at your disposal. Hopefully, you’d even be able to travel through space far and wide. Think Star Wars, but with less angst and more tourism.
A whole bunch of random facts to wow your friends and family.
Anime isn’t just ninjas, robots and schoolgirls. Well, maybe it is, but the Japanese sure know how to take that core premise and make life-changing storylines.