Alternate History Thursday: Electricity Gone

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Things have quickly spiraled out of hand in the great city of New York.  Soon after the bridges were leveled, and the tunnels blown up, the Mayor of NYC officially declared his intention to secede from the State.  He wasn’t totally crazy, he wasn’t going to secede from the Union, only the State.  However, the Governor … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: No Bridges, or Power

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The situation with the Federal Reserve Bank is getting out of hand.  Conventional wisdom said to let the world have it’s gold, after all, what good is it if you can’t use it as a bargaining chip.  Much of the rest of the country is coming back online and being functional again.  Except for New … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: 42nd Street

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While 42nd Street doesn’t exactly cut Manhattan in half, it was the proverbial divide of the city.  Those in the north who were closer to the mainland were convinced that the government’s story was correct, there was nothing to fear, this was only a temporary glitch on the way towards a better world tomorrow.  As you … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Now What Indeed?

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Yes, what to do now?  Panic had not ensued yet, though as the day wore on, people were loosing their patience.  A storm was on the horizon for January 03, and people didn’t know if it was still coming, or if it had been blown out to sea.  By 1pm, the Governor of New York … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Times Square

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With just days to go before the new year, the world was on it’s toes.  The City of New York was already on lockdown, Streets were closed, screens were being erected, and just as many people were leaving the city as were entering it.  The festivities were reaching a fever pitch as celebrities were slowly … Continued

Halo Mjolnir Mix

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Seriously, the opening of Halo 2 is one of my favorites in Video Game history.  Watch it below: For those that don’t know, the song played is the Halo Theme Mjolnr Mix.  The above video is that song, rendered on a bunch of floppy disk drives and a scanner.  Pretty ace. {reddit}

Alternate History Thursday: Broadway

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It is the year 1999, the world is struggling to come up with a solution to the Y2k bug.  Similar to how speculation was in our existing reality, there were contrasting theories as to just how widespread the potential damage would be.  Exactly like our world, doomsdayers were preparing for the worst  This included governments, … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: 2017

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I’m going to try something different this year for my long running Alternate History Thursday series.  Instead of whatever story gets beamed into my mind while I sleep the night before, I will spend the entire year focused on one story.  Yes, I tried it in the past, and I sometimes went back to that … Continued

LEGO Speaker System

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Well, more accurately, it’s a single sub-woofer, not an entire system.  And, technically, it’s made of LEGO(R) compatible blocks.  But hey, let’s stop with the specifics, it’s a speaker, it’s DIY, and it’s gotten me on an urge to make my own – properly. This LEGO speaker was built by reddit user /u/FanOfSport.  It’s pretty … Continued

Modern Organs

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Wendell Kapustiak built a modern Pipe Organ.  Modern in the sense that naturally, it’s computer controlled.  The air is supplied by a modified server cooling fan. The keys are played by an Arduino.  And the songs are chosen by a web interfaced run on a Rasberry Pi. It is pretty neat, I will give him … Continued