I must confess, even though I find Barack Obama to be an intellectual lightweight with a resume thinner than Kate Moss, I have to admit that his website is absolutely the best campaign site ever devised. It makes me not a whit more likely to vote for him, and it doesn’t make up for his [...]
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Wired‘s Lore Sjoberg has this excellent video on how to avoid common logical fallacies on the Internet:
The story of these hilariously violent animations is the subject of this Wired article.
Battlestar Galactica is the best show on television. Even after four years, it still seems just a little crazy to say that. After all, the original was one of the schlockiest shows created, a grab bag of Star Wars mixed with Mormon theology and sci-fi cliche. The brilliance of Ronald D. Moore’s remake is that [...]
Over at Concurring Opinions Daniel Solove has a series of audio interviews with the creators of Battlestar Galactica that touch on the legal and ethical question raised by the series. As both a BSG geek and a law geek, this is like encountering Nerdvana. Galactica has offered some interesting grounds for philosophical debate about issues [...]
The teaser trailer for Star Trek is now available in full-HD glory. It looks like J.J. Abrams (who created a little show called Lost) is setting to take the old Trek formula and give it a well-needed kick in the pants. The retro-futurism of the trailer is a very different direction, but it still fits [...]
A first look at the new U.S.S. Enterprise. I’m curious to see how J.J. Abrams brings back Star Trek, a franchise that badly needed some new blood. Recasting the original cast is a bold movie (Simon Pegg as Scotty?!), but Star Trek badly needs an update after years of the same old stuff. This seems [...]