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Doctor Who special synopsis (SPOILER ALERT)

The Time Lords are trying to come back, using a leftover plot point from the metaplot of a previous season, but if they do come back the whole universe might be destroyed. A former enemy (who just had a big origin explanation/retcon) joins forces with the Doctor to prevent disaster, and a former companion hated by many fans and loved by others makes a cameo. In the end the Doctor regenerates, although the regeneration takes much longer than has been previously established, and sends the TARDIS crashing, as a cliffhanger for the next Doctor’s first episode. Oh, and the Time Lords do *not* come back.

That was not the best episode, but a nice enough, worthy sendoff for Tennant. Looking forward to the Matt Smith era!

Oh wait… damn wibbly wobbly timey-wimey writing.

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My time travel checklist

  • Go to 1963, UK. Set up a computer with a large HD, TV card, and UPS, to record all Doctor Who episodes as they air. Collect in 13 of April, 1969.
  • While in ‘63, go see The Beatles live.
  • Take a look at the future, see what it’s like. Acquire internal nano-machines. Never get sick or old again, or need an external computer. Also, sleep for pleasure, not need.
  • Chat with all my favourite thinkers; Turing, Asimov, Lennon, Sagan, daVinci, Wells, Verne, Roddenberry, Bradley, I’m sure there’s more.
  • Have a dinosaur steak. Note: maybe get an expert to help decide which animal.
  • If I see a butterfly on the ground, step on it.
  • Watch Queen live. Note: every single performance.
  • Go to the future. Pick up the descendant of Google’s quick book scanner. Back to about 50BC. Weasel into the Library of Alexandria. Scan all the things. Return to present. Upload torrent.
  • Buy wardrobe in Victorian London.
  • Work out the historical basis for King Arthur.
  • Go see what the earliest civilizations looked like. Note: investigate supposed lost civilizations.
  • Find point in the future where interstellar travel is a thing. Go see a few planets. Note: one with large population, one with many moons, one in the frontier.
  • Make new checklist.

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On Tegel…

IMO, closing down an airport because people who leave nearby complain of the noise is civically backwards and a shit excuse. I mean, the airport was there first, and you moved in knowing that full well, no? One of the few things that irk me in Germany is this knee-jerk anti-DDR tendency to put the whining of the few over the needs of the many. What about the people who live near Tegel and want the airport there? What about the stupid farce of Google Street View where business lose customers because one idiot in the building above didn’t want their Balkondekor viewable by all? It’s silly and we all lose.

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Reposting this here so people can see it without logging in to Facebook; photo by Justine Lera. This absolutely disgusting excuse for advertisement for a bar was seen in Schönhauser Allee 10, Berlin, this morning. If you’re in Berlin or planning to come here soon, mark the name and place and make sure they never see your money. If you have the time, file a complaint.

Reposting this here so people can see it without logging in to Facebook; photo by Justine Lera. This absolutely disgusting excuse for advertisement for a bar was seen in Schönhauser Allee 10, Berlin, this morning. If you’re in Berlin or planning to come here soon, mark the name and place and make sure they never see your money. If you have the time, file a complaint.

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The Problem With The Big Bang Theory…

so yes, I can change my opinion. After reading this, I can’t not drop it.

butmyopinionisright:

I’ve been meaning to post something about The Big Bang Theory for a while now but it’s taken me ‘till now to really understand what it is about the show that makes me uncomfortable. I’m not exactly a believer in the whole “only write about the things you like, don’t trash the things you don’t” trend which seems to be plaguing comments sections in negative articles lately, but I wanted to be able to really examine why I don’t like TBBT rather than just slagging it off. My main questions being - Why don’t I like this anymore? Why do I feel uncomfortable watching it? And why do I get so annoyed when I see people sing its praises online? The thing which really sparked this post was seeing a raft of comments on Facebook, below the last round of voting in Television Without Pity’s Tubey Awards, claiming The Big Bang Theory to be “the best comedy on TV”. This made me angry so instead of posting an impulsive comment calling out their bad taste which I’d probably regret later, I decided to really analyse why seeing comments like that made me so mad when previously, although I didn’t really love the show, I’d never considered myself as disliking The Big Bang Theory.

Hell, I even have season one on dvd, it’s sitting right between Battlestar Galactica and Bored To Death in my alphabetised collection.

And here, I think, is where my problem with The Big Bang Theory lies…

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Looking for music recommendations: neoclassical

dear lazyweb:

apparently, I’m now into “neoclassical”, but of the more pop/electronic persuasion rather than darkwave (which I find boring). My current fave is probably Red Moon. The automated recommendation engines I know of have failed me completely (they give me other popular anime music, regardless of style). So here I resort to you; if you know anything that sounds a bit like that (or Summer Apples or Magia or Lacrimosa or Eden — yeah they’re all anime openings or endings, sue me at will), your recommendation is welcome.

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The hipster is proof we live in the age of the geek.

Hipsters:

  • Divide the world into things they are obsessive about and things they don’t care about. There’s almost no middle ground.
  • Have some degree of OCD from slightly above normal to full disability, with rare exceptions.
  • Are extremely networked, although most of the time you can’t tell unless you know them well enough.
  • Are eager to belong to some group/tribe… as long as the group accepts them as they are at least to some extent.
  • Put huge value in discovering something cool before their peers, and being the one who spreads the word.

Does that sound familiar? I put it to you that a hipster is basically a “Dark Side” geek. Same behaviour (mostly), but channelled into slightly different interests — eg obscure music instead of obscure sci-fi.