By Doug Groves on 18 Aug 2015
The Known World of Game Of Thrones mapped onto rotating Earth

During a re-read of A Song Of Ice And Fire, I wanted to the a better sense of the scale of the world. There are some great two dimensional maps out there, including an interactive map at http://quartermaester.info/ that shows character paths over time, but I was looking for something more visual…

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By RebelScum on 25 May 2015 |
I have seen the Supergirl pilot, and it’s terrible.

The Supergirl pilot found its way to the internet last week nearly a full 6 months before its intended air date. I’ll admit, I had high hopes. In an age of shaming, sexism, and the very loud complaints of a very vocal minority as pertains to male-driven hero movies, a show about a strong female hero is a logical, important, and maybe even necessary thing to do. Plus, Supergirl is a pretty great character, and other than 1984’s oddly entertaining but still terrible big screen release, she’s never been given the …

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By RebelScum on 8 Apr 2015 |
Should you get an Apple Watch? It’s a question of “WANT” vs. “NEED”.

“WHO WOULD PAY $10,000 FOR A TINY IPHONE?” – If you’re asking yourself that, you’re asking the wrong question.

 
Today’s the day, everyone. Apple watch Day. The day we fanboys, tech heads, and early adopters have all had our alerts to tell us about the second it came. No, I’m not talking about Keynote announcement day, or pre-order day, or even launch day. No, I’m talking about the holiest of holy days in the Appleverse.
I’m talking about review day.

e-cigarettes, Featured, Science, Vaping »

By Doug Groves on 28 Mar 2015 |
Who is “Big Vaping”: a small slice of the e-cigarette misinformation war

Earlier today, Vox put out an article titled “How Big Vaping is misinforming the public about e-cigarettes“. In it, the author attempts to paint the growing grassroots vaping movement with the same brush as Big Tobacco. Unlike most online news sources, Vox doesn’t have a comment section directly below their articles, so I’m posting this here. The quotes are from the original article.
It’s also Saturday morning, and I haven’t had my coffee yet…
While the state campaign reminds its citizens that all the Big Tobacco companies also own e-cigarette companies, the …

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By Doug Groves on 30 Oct 2014 |
Replacing a rusty Nautilus Mini pin

I was originally going to write about this later, but after seeing a thread about rusted springs on Reddit, I thought I’d take a few minutes and finish the photos now.

If you’ve washed your Nautilus Mini, you may have come across the problem of a rusted pin, which isn’t a good thing. While the Nautilus Mini is an amazing tank for vaping, the spring itself has a couple of flaws, if you run into them.

There is a fix, though.

Computing, Featured »

By RebelScum on 31 Aug 2014 |
Satanists to Toronto: FORD MORE YEARS

A satanic church known as the Cloven Path Ministry is here at Fan Expo extolling the virtues of Toronto’s mayor in an effort to get him back in office for another term.
The centerpiece of their booth is a 6-foot tall golden idol of the corpulent magistrate holding a crack pipe and looking decidedly pleased with himself.
Says Pastor Morgan Wilkes, when the idol was unveiled on Friday, it created a “psychic overflow; a miracle so big, it could not be contained.”
“[Rob Ford] echoes the accolades of what this ministry is about: …

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By Doug Groves on 21 Aug 2014 |

Gaming, Internet »

By Doug Groves on 20 Aug 2014 |
So, two fish decide to play Street Fighter II…

To be honest, two fish ARE playing Street Fighter II, but they’re oblivious to the situation. They are, after all, fish.
Essentially, the tank face has been divided up into a 3 by 3 grid, each representing different game control. As Aquarius (P1) and Robert the Bruce (P2) swim around, they’ll unwittingly activate the controls. No fish are harmed in the process. In fact, according to the Twitch page, they seem to be doing quite well.
You can watch the competition all day below, or go to the Twitch.tv page to get all the …

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By Doug Groves on 30 Jul 2014 |
That awkward moment…

I’m sure there are a few people wondering about this…