Category: Life The Universe and Everything

Nerd News

Yeah, yeah, I know, I’ve said that I hate the word Nerd, but it seemed like a good title for this post, so whatever. ‘The Matrix 4’ Is Happening, Complete With Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Lana Wachowski Yeah, okay, I did not ever expect this to happen. I guess I really shouldn’t be, considering…

Capital One data breach affects 100 Million credit card applicants

Capital One announced it experienced a data breach affecting more than 100 million credit card applicants. Photo courtesy Tdorante10/Wikimedia Commons By Daniel Uria July 29 (UPI) — Capital One announced Monday that a data breach exposed more than 100 million credit card applications as well as thousands of Social Security and bank account numbers. The…

Do Aliens Exist?

I had this discussion with some friends on Facebook recently, and it was pretty interesting. I’m a lifelong science fiction fan. As such, I’ll admit that I kind of want there to be aliens. Parts of me likes believing the various conspiracies about ancient alien visitors building the pyramids or the various stories about what…

Now THIS Is What I Call BLACK POWER!

According to Forbes Magazine, there are currently four Black Billionaires in America. For your convenience, I will list them here, information taken from Forbes (which includes their ranking # in the list of the world’s billionaires). Regarded by most as the NBA’s greatest all-time player, Michael Jordan won six titles with the Chicago Bulls. His…

Self-Service and Robots

Someone posted this on Facebook recently, and while I agree with it in theory, I simply don’t see it working in reality. THIS is the end-result of Capitalism, folks. The purpose of businesses is to make as much profit for their owners as possible. Sometimes it means hiring the bare minimum of employees that they…

Which Door?

A friend posted this on Facebook recently: For the sake of this discussion, let’s make a few things clear. If you go through the Blue door you will arrive 15 years in the future (so, if you’re reading this when it’s posted, that would be the year 2033), and you would be physically 15 years…

If You Could Pick Any Fictional Character To Be Your Best Friend, Who Would You Pick?

Hmmm, a fictional character? Well, okay then, how about…GOD? Just kidding (sort of). Actually, this choice is pretty easy for me, I’d pick this guy: No, I don’t mean Henry Cavill, the actor (although I wouldn’t mind getting to know him, too), I mean the comic-book character, SUPERMAN! As for WHY? I’d assume that answer…

POSSUMS

And I thought ARMADILLOS were creepy! I just saw one of these in real life for the first time ever. This morning as what my mother and stepfather’s house to get my car (yep, I’m still doing the Uber thing), I saw one of these things come running from the yard of the house next…