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MOVIE REVIEW: "Interstellar" [With mild spoilers]

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Interstellar has the makings of a good film, some serious issues that, if you are a geek are thrown into sharp relief if you know some basic physics.

Even my liberal arts kind if "physics knowledge".

My wife nearly jumped out of her seat while shouting "that's absurd" but she was downed out by the ear pounding score.

And she wasn't upset about a physics problem either but by the scene where there is, basically, a fist fight in spacesuits, on a solid "cloud", that floats, apparently.  

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Original Fiction: Strong AI Part II

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Because Kevin insisted that he stood up, but did die, I present part II.  

Part I may be found here... http://www.republibot.com/node/6243

 

The auto-hearse pulled up to the circular driveway in front of the empty crematorium chapel.  Database connections were attempted and some were made.  Reverend Pepper’s kindly image flicked onto the Mylar screen in the automatic chapel.  Jaybot and Chrisbot looked virtually on.  It began...

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"The War Against The Chtorr:" A Review of the Series (Updated)

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I’ve finished reading The War Against the Chtorr series, unfinished as it is.

I think they are probably best read, with long pauses between them, as they were originally published. By the end of the "last" book, I was sure tired:
Tired of worms, tired of war, tired of annoying self help gurus. Tired of... every... damn..... character...

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REALSPACE: Don't let the SLS fool you, the Luddites are still winning their war to kill the space program.

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I once, quite inadvertently, got a reader removed from use at my child’s school. It seemed to have been written by the same “lunched out” hippies that in the nineteen-seventies, who decided that because they were against the Vietnam War, and it’s killing on an industrial scale, they were against any other form of technology backed by the government, including space exploration.

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