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Apr
5
2013

‘Robot Combat League’ is Terrible!

I recently saw a commercial for the SyFy television show Robot Combat League and was initially very interested. It’s about giant robots fighting each other! Normally, that’s a done deal, and will be on my viewing rotation with ease. Who wouldn’t want to see that? It was basically the Hugh Jackman movie Real Steel in real life. Unfortunately, I was quickly disappointed. The first thing that came to my mind was that it was ‘Battle Bots’, […]

Mar
23
2013

Beware of your Facebook Likes! Sorry Facebook friends, I just won’t ‘Like’ you anymore.

Beware of your Facebook Likes! This past week it came to light that researchers at The University of Cambridge discovered they could make very accurate assumptions on a Facebook user based on what the user Likes  (pdf here). I’m glad that my own Facebook paranoia finally has a little more information to back it up. I’m the kind of Facebook user who likes to read up on my friends doings, occasionally share something, and do some […]

May
7
2011

eBooks may be here to stay, but paper books aren’t going anywhere

I recently wrote about how eBooks are finally a legitimate medium for distributing books, and their statistics are actually making a huge dent in best seller lists. While it may seem that the end is near for traditional paper books, I really don’t see it that way. While eBooks may have some advantages, in many ways, real books will always be superior. What got me started on this train of thought was my recent experience […]