Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I'm A Behir

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Star Wars Vs. Star Trek

I'll admit that I'm not certain I haven't shared this before... the trouble is if you've seen enough mash-ups, they blur together some. But it won't keep me from sharing. Video after the jump.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Geek And Gamer Girls - Inside Info

Michele Boyd, one of the ladies appearing in the Geek and Gamer Girls video embedded in an earlier post also appeared in The Guild (which IMO gives her added geek cred). On her website she talks about making the video. So if you are a fan of the video, go check it out.


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Saturday, September 25, 2010

DIY Guass Gun

The article refers to the home-built weapon as a coil gun, but I think that most of my readers are used to referring to this kind of weapon as a Gauss gun, a la Traveller. I did notice that we don't see in the video (after the jump) how long it takes to charge up the capacitors or how many shots the batteries are good for... then again this guy built the thing himself.


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Friday, September 24, 2010

Geek And Gamer Girls Music Video

Thursday, September 16, 2010

German Star Trek Commercial

I noticed that in Germany "SyFy" still seems to be using the SciFi moniker.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Making Of The Empire Strikes Back

Thursday, September 09, 2010


Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Wal-Mart .vs 1 Million Women

Wal-Mart is the nation's largest employer. It is also the most sued entity, even more so than the U.S. government. While a good chunk of the latter may be because it is such a huge target, where there's lots of smoke, there's probably some fire.

In a case that has been brewing since 2001, the case of 1 million women filing a class action suit against Wal-Mart for discrimination looks like it is headed for the Supreme Court.

You check out an actual news article on the latest developments in the case here.

What will the Supremes do? Given Wal-Mart's arrogance when it comes to being held accountable, such as spending millions to avoid a $7,000 fine in the case of a temp worker trampled to death, the Court may let it proceed. Two lower courts have already ruled on this in favor of letting the case proceed as a class action suit.

Wal-Mart's revenue is in the neighborhood of half a trillion dollars. Their profit in 2009 was $14 billion. But a case this size could actually hurt given the numbers. We're not talking bankruptcy hurt, but it would give them a bloody nose for the fiscal year. Will it be enough to make them change their ways?

Ironically if Wal-Mart had settled the case when it was 7 women, they would have gotten away with a pittance compared to what they'll pay if they lose now. Kind of like spending millions to avoid a $7,000 fine.

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

MidiChlorian Rhapsody