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I haven't done any memes for a while, so what the heck...

The Most Significant SF & Fantasy Books of the Last 50 Years, 1953-2002 according to Sci-Fi Book Club.

Bold the ones you've read
Strike-out the ones you hated
Italicize those you started but never finished
Put an asterisk beside the ones you loved

Here's my list... )
hungrytiger: (Gaming - MojoCharley)
Why Star Wars fans hate Star Wars.

This article totally gets the whole love/hate relationship fans have with Star Wars. A must read for fans.
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Cross-posted from [livejournal.com profile] mr_teem, apparently robots think humans taste like bacon.

First, scientists are allowing robots to team up with cockroaches, and now they're teaching them that we're basically a yummy breakfast treat. We're so screwed.

"Elementary chaos theory tells us that all robots will eventually turn against their masters and run amok in an orgy of blood and kicking and the biting with the metal teeth and the hurting and shoving."
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A quick question for my media geek friends. Do any of you have the equipment and knowledge necessary to copy content from a laserdisc to a DVD, and if so, could you help me with such a project? There's an out-of-print film that I really want to own which is up on eBay in LD format. It's extremely unlikely that it will ever get released in DVD due to major contractual disputes between the owners, so I'm thinking that converting it from LD is my best chance to get a crisp copy of it. And to answer the obvious question, the film isn't The Wizard of Speed and Time (which suffers from a similar fate); it's Twice Upon a Time, a delightful animated fantasy film about dreams, nightmares, and the people who live in them.
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  • A top 10 list of the top 10 strange gadget lists at fosfor gadgets (i.e., top 10 strange computer mice, weird USB drives, Lego creations, etc.)

  • In fact, I'll just make a plug here for the fosfor gadgets site in general. It's a good blog about the latest tech toys and other related odd gadgets. One of the strange finds from their site is Ms. Dewey, a search engine for those who think Google could be improved by making it slower and with fewer hits but adding interactive flash video footage of a sexy librarian who makes snarky comments based on keywords in your searches. [no, I don't think anyone really wanted this, but it was fun to play with for a bit.]

  • An online listing of how to plow through various corporate phone systems to reach a human operator.

  • Where's George is a user-driven site for tracking the movement of dollar bills (although one conspiracy-conscious friend of mine is convinced that there must be some ulterior motive behind it).

  • [livejournal.com profile] rickthefightguy went and turned me on to Kingdom of Loathing which has become a fun time-sink for me. My character is SeeSaw and Rick and I are both in the "Loathers Of Tomorrow" clan. KoL has definitely replaced Nethack as my mild gaming addiction.

  • On that note, I have to say that I've finally demonstrated my complete mastery over Nethack by ascending from a game in which I never used a wish, never polymorphed myself or any items, never wiped any monsters, and never opened any spoiler docs for reference (heck, I even let the computer pick a random character for me).

  • I love the Lostpedia and refer to it every week a couple of days after watching the new episode of Lost to see what odd little items I may have missed.

hungrytiger: (Tiger - ShereKhan)
Archie McPhee has put out a new addition to their CUBES line (little LEGO-like office drones with cubicle sets). For the new set, they apparently released zombies into the GigantaMegaCorp cube farm and the new figures are re-releases of four of the earlier figures who have now been turned into zombies as well, complete with shredded work clothes, open wounds, red eyes, and glow-in-the-dark green skin! Me Likee!

I have a small Cubes office set in my office, and now I really want to get the zombie figures to unleash on them!

http://www.mcphee.com/items/11648.html
hungrytiger: (Gaming - MojoCharley)
I was checking the TV listings for tonight because I want to catch the premiere of the cheeze-fest train-wreck that "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?" (9pm tonight) promises to be and I noticed that at 10:30, SciFi is premiering an animated version of The Amazing Screw-On Head. Based on the bizarre comic book from the creator of Hellboy. Screw-On Head is a robot secret agent in the 19th century who fights zombies, vampires, and other supernatural horrors for President Lincoln. The original one-shot won the Eisner award for best humor book for 2003 and was one of the quirkiest and funniest books I had read in years. Tiger says, check it out!

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