13 July 2015

Channeling Mr Gimlet

The seal around our guest bath had been cracking up for a while, and like a walrus at a Tupperware party I’m always happier if I have a good tight seal. The caulk was old and shriveled and generally of poor quality, so I decided I’d have a go at redoing it myself. Home Depot is the place to go if you’re looking for caulk on a Saturday afternoon. There were various scraping options ranging from razor blades up, so I picked out a good sturdy tool. ... Read more

6 July 2015

FBI catch terrorist planning attack, federal judge releases him

Ordained Christian Minister of the Christian National (Congregational) Church Robert Rankin Doggart was arrested in April after planning to carry out a massacre in upstate New York. Those guys [have] to be killed. Their buildings need to be burnt down. If we can get in there and do that not losing a man, even the better. The guys in question: Muslims. Doggart, who ran for office in Tennessee last year, planned to burn down a Mosque and a Muslim school, and shoot anyone who tried to stop him: ... Read more

5 July 2015

Video game review: “Sunset”

If you tried to develop a game specifically to rile gamergaters, you might come up with something like “Sunset”. Consider: It’s in the genre derisively named “walking simulators”, where the main interaction consists of moving around the game world and looking at things. It has a black female protagonist. It’s overtly political, with a left wing socialist sensibility. It’s (amongst other things) a critique of popular video war games like Call of Duty. ... Read more

2 July 2015

Tim Hunt backlash

Professor Richard Dawkins is demanding an apology from those who criticised Sir Tim Hunt over a leaked EU report he claims gives vital context to comments the Nobel laureate scientist made about his “trouble with girls” in laboratories. But… Many science journalists were at the lunch and witnessed the whole thing, including Deborah Blum, Ivan Oransky, Charles Seife, and Connie St. Louis. After discussing what they saw and heard, they decided St. ... Read more

1 July 2015

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask was originally released in 2000 for the Nintendo 64. It’s the odd one out of the Zelda games, having a unique premise. Link is ambushed by the Skull Kid, who is wearing a mysterious mask. He ends up in Clock Town in the center of the land of Termina, three days before the Festival of the Moon. Unfortunately, the moon in question — which has a creepy, sinister looking moon face — turns out to be colliding with the world, and hits at dawn on the day of the festival. ... Read more

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