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Suck it Harry Potter, we don't need no stinkin' magic to be invisible!

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Remember Potter's cloak? Were you the sort who had the elfin rogu..ahem ranger...that was constantly flitting about unseen in your weekly AD&D game due to a Cloak of Invisibility? You wished you really had one, huh? You'd be able to sneak out of the house unseen, cruise the girl's (or guy's if that's your preference :)) locker room to see the things to be seen, trip that big, smelly dude with rank ass halitosis that bothers you in homeroom, act all Predator jumping from your bed to your desk chair to your dresser like they were jungle trees...you thought of all sorts of stuff, didn't you?

Well...thanks to the wonders of science and technology...you might get that shot. Albeit later than you wanted, but a shot nevertheless...

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PSA: Zombies hate fast food....

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Here’s the scene – a virus, nuclear fallout, latent genetic deficiencies or who knows what has finally brought about the big ZA. Zeta Alpha. Zombie Apocalypse. The streets are teeming with the hungry bastards. They roam in packs, hunt singly with uncanny speed, or just lurk in shadows to pop out and scare the crap out of you before turning you into a tasty snack. Life is a living hell. You are constantly moving and have to scavenge just to eke out a meager existence. Eventually, of course, your jeep/doomsday RV/minigun enabled Interceptor runs out of gas and you have to fight. Despite the obvious limitations, conventional wisdom is to slug it out – using guns, axes, swords, machetes, pitchforks and other pointy bits. Question is...

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Brother Marines, you have been selected for a mission....

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I recently went on a game buying spree. I picked up a number of new ones...from Eldritch Horror and Darkest Night to Elder Signs and Space Hulk: Death Angel. While each of these has multiplayer capability, they also have single player modes as well. Which struck me as interesting. So...without further ado...a game review of the first one to hit the table...

Space Hulk: Death Angel

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Something interesting this way comes...

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My last few posts have been about looking at future technologies and the impacts that technology might have on society and the way we, as individuals, do and experience our lives. I ran across the interesting clip below and thought I’d share it here. It seems particularly relevant to this board and our discussions. Not only because it is probably one of the last interviews of an icon of Science, but because it speaks specifically to the root of what allows us to know Science Fiction from Fantasy.

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Eye based augmetic enhancements

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I was reading one of my guilty pleasures recently…a book from Dan Abnett’s Eisenhorn/Ravenor series and I realized how much I really enjoy a book that can take you to another time and place. (Abnett’s work, in this case, places the reader farther than most – a dystopian future some 39,000 years into the future of humanity and many, many light years from Earth.)   I also realized that not being able to read would bum me out a great deal.


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