2018 Olympics

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Are about to start! Are you ready? You’ll have to be up in the early morning this Friday to watch the opening ceremony live.  That is if you can find it streaming somewhere online (if you’re in America).  Dang stupid NBC is putting it on a 10 hour tape delay for “prime-time”  Oh boy I … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Flat World

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We know that the world isn’t flat, but an oddly ball shaped sphere.  But in a suitable alternate reality, the world is a cube, or a diamond, or, for the most part, 2 dimensional.  The 2 dimensional world is actually 3 dimensional, but that’s just to make it easier for us in our ball world … Continued

The Land of The Free

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America, the greatest country that ever existed.  Although much of the rest of the world doesn’t really think so.  Well, Fraser Nelson of The Spectator has done his own original research and determined that American ain’t half bad.  In fact, in ranking the 50 states for each one’s GDP per capita, most European nations don’t make … Continued

Smarty Pins

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Google has a great trivia game out, Smarty Pins.  They present you with a map of the world (usually zoomed in to somewhere in the area of the answer).   You are given a trivia question.  You answer the question by dropping a pin on the map where you think it should go.  The number … Continued

Stairway to Heaven

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I was gonna post this under stumbles, but it’s so interesting, that I think it deserves it’s own dedicated post. The above looks like a Stairway to Heaven doesn’t it?  Well it’s all just a trick of the photographer.  That’s the magic of perspective.  And unlike those annoying regular tourist photos of people stepping on … Continued

Europeans Hate Each Other

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Watch as 1000 years of European borders change (timelapse map) from Nick Mironenko on Vimeo. Europe prides itself with its multi-thousand year history.  They laugh at Americans when we say our neighborhood is old at 100 years, they have special rocks that can reliably be traced back a few thousand years.  However, they hate each … Continued

Welcome to Sochi

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  Officially, the XXII Olympic Winter Games start now.  The Opening Ceremony is now.  But US Americans will  have to wait ~8 hours due to NBC though, apparently they didn’t learn anything from the bad press of the unnecessary delays of the London Games.  Whatever. I don’t plan on watching much of it on Television … Continued

New Spin on Old School Globes

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When you think of a Globe, you probably remember a peeling wobbly globe from elementary school that still had The U.S.S.R. defined on it’s map.  That was fine for simple schooling, and learning about the earth and the countries, but it’s not something that you could use for serious.  Not in any sense of the … Continued

We're still Here

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Guess what didn’t happen yesterday?! For the 4th time in my memory, the world did not end when so many people were convinced it would.  Although, I do have to say, that on my drive into work the weather was dreadful, and it certainty looked bad.  But alas, legal steriods nothing came of it. So, how long … Continued

The end of the Summer

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Olympic Games that is. Just 2 weeks ago the Games of the XXX Olympiad started.  They were underwhelming I think.  But I have to say that I watched more then I anticipated I would.  Below is a list of all the events that I actively choose to watch on my own time.  And also I streamed … Continued