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The Force Awakens update + Gwendoline’s Phasma dress!

The Force Awakens update It is only two weeks to go until the official release of Star Wars The Force Awakens on December 18. As a Star Wars fan I am starting to wonder what is going to be a bigger event: Christmas, the New Year or The Force Awakens. One thing is for sure, I am not going to finish that software project for a client I am have been working on. Late 2015 certainly is slipping into Spring...

Aurora Review - Kim Stanley Robinson

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson a Review

Aurora Review Author Kim Stanley Robinson released a new novel this year, Aurora. I considered it time to gather my thoughts and write a review for this very good book that alas also has some major deficiencies. Aurora is set some 500 hundred years into future on a generation ship. It’s goal is the Tau Ceti system. Freya, daughter of Devi, the de facto chief engineer, is struggling with her late adolescence. Her parents are worried she is not up to...

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The Expanse Pilot Review – Syfy increases the stakes!

The Expanse Pilot Review Finally the first episode of The Expanse has streamed on Syfy. The show is a space opera adaptation of authors (plural) James S.A Corey novel series of the same name. The show has been hotly anticipated with expectations running high as comparisons were made to Battlestar Galactica and Game of Thrones. Indeed, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) G.R.R. Martin has given his thumbs up to the novel series started...

Git and GitHub - an introductory tutorial

Introductory Tutorial Git and GitHub

Git and GitHub Yet another chapter for my book on Linux, Programming and Hacking is finished. While I won’t publish them all a few key chapters I have posted online to get feedback. The latest chapter is the last one of the first part of the book. It concludes my description of the Linux command line. The chapter before it does briefly touch upon programming, but part 2 focuses solely on that. This chapter  on Git and GitHub connects the two...

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Riddick 4 + series MERC CITY announced by Vin Diesel

Riddick returns Vin Diesel has announced that a new, 4th, Riddick movie is in development. The star from movies such as The Fast and the Furious and Saving Private Ryan used his usual swagger to tout that more Riddick was coming. If true, not only will a new movie feature the titular character but there will also be a spin-off series. On Instagram the actor had the following to say “Last night Our company had a party to launch Our TV division....

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An introduction to Object Oriented Design with java

An introduction to Object Oriented Design with java I have finished another chapter of my introductory book on Computer Science. This chapter, entitled Object oriented design with java, deals with Object-Oriented Programming (OOP). This concept is illustrated using the Java programming language. For this chapter just like the others a few caveats are necessary to understand. There may be typos and errors. I was pointed to a new of errors in my chapter on shell scripting. There may be some in this chapter as...

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Limitless S1Ep09 Headquarters! Review

Limitless S1Ep09 Headquarters! Review For over two months now I have enjoyed watching CBSs Limitless, the sequel series to the similarly named movie from 2011 starring Bradley Cooper. The premise is still the same as the movie. A secret wonder drug called NZT-48 allows users complete access to their brain functions radically increasing their mental prowess. In the TV series Brian Finch, played by Jake McDorman, has been recruited by the FBI after an incidental use of NZT. Unlike many all other people Brian remains...

Fallout 4 Review

Fallout 4 Review – From Bethesda with love!

Fallout 4 Review – Bethesda wins over gamers again! For just under a week now I have been playing Fallout 4, Bethesda’s second iteration of the Fallout 3 franchise it inherited from Interplay Entertainment. Fallout 4 continues the familiar setting from the third game, a open-world RPG with shooter elements. Those familiar with other Bethesda games such as Oblivion or Skyrim will instantly feel at home with the gameplay, but instead of a fantasy setting the Fallout series is set in...

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WarGames Retro Review: A Movie Inspired By The 70s

I have written a small review for the 1983 movie WarGames. The review is extended by background information on phone-phreaking. The article will eventually become part of my Computer Science book that I am writing scheduled for release in January 2016. Enjoy! There is also a PDF version for download Wargames WarGames Retro Review Back in the early 80’s the first personal computers had only just started to seep through into society. Chances were you didn’t have one, neither did...

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Jessica Jones Preview – Netflix pours it on with another Marvel show

Jessica Jones Preview Jessica Jones is a new Netflix show based on the similarly named comic book hero, or heroine. Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter as the titular character who runs her own detective agency, Alias Investigations. Show runner Melissa Rosenberg is keen to retain the gritty feels of the Alias comic book series. The comic book series is considered to be more adult than other Marvel series and the goal is the transition to a show will reflect that. Jessica Jones...

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Navigators of Dune – See the cover of Brian Herbert and K.J. Anderson’s last Dune novel

The final Dune – Navigators of Dune Next year, May 2016, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson will release the third and last novel in their Great Schools of Dune trilogy. The last installment is as called Navigators of Dune, as rumored. After having read and reviewed the previous two novels, Sisterhood of Dune and Mentats of Dune I am looking forward to the concluding story. The novels set in the Dune universe written by Frank Herbert’s son Brian Herbert and...

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Thoughts on the new Star Trek TV series set for 2017

A new Star Trek TV series, from CBS After years of rumors the bullet is finally through the church (a saying in my part of the world). CBS has announced it will be producing a new Star Trek TV show set for release in 2017. Not much is known besides that. The press release did say that veteran TV producer Alex Kurtzman would helm the reboot. Kurtzman has worked on shows such as Xena, Alias, Fringe and Sleepy Hollow. He...

Introduction to Shell scripting + a little bit of Batch

Introduction to Shell scripting + a little bit of Batch

I have finished another chapter for my upcoming Computer Science book. It is an introductory primer to Shell scripting and a little bit of Windows Batch programming. Compared to the other chapters I have released (algorithms and introduction to programming) this one is still rough. I am not quite pleased with it, but I thought I would release it to solicit some opinions. Meanwhile the chapter on Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) is nearly finished. With that one part of the book is...

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Elementary Season 4 Preview and analysis of the full trailer!

Elementary Season 4 Elementary will return for its fourth season on November 4th. In anticipation CBS has released the final full trailer. You can watch it below. Elementary Season 4 continuous the story of detecting duo Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Joan Watson (Lucy Liu). Their deducting skills are enhanced by NYPD officers detective Bell and Captain Gregson. At this stage there has been no word on the return of either Kitty Winter or Sherlock’s brother Mycroft. Trailer… Morland Holmes When Sherlock beat...