Posts Tagged ‘research’

Any time there’s a colony inception, there’s a reason. For this one you’re the welfare and social services administrator for all the people in a large region. There’s welfare queens, ex-cons, junkies, people with disabilities, folks turfed out of their jobs by social and or technological developments, petty criminals still in jail or on probation, […]

One thing that makes me put down a book or a submission is a world where the behavior of the inhabitant doesn’t bear any resemblance to what you can expect of people as a whole with a their cultural history. The Pearl Harbor attack affected the American psyche because it was the first attack on […]

Goodreads: Diving In

Posted: 8th December 2012 by onyxhawke in Social Media
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So, recently I decided to give into Goodreads. I’ve had an account for a year or two, I just never used it much. The basic daily navigation tools are ok, but for stuff like adding reviews, or finding out you have to rate or review 20 books before you get recommendations  you have to dig. […]

2012-11-24So you need to chart the heavenly vista for your opus magnus? Not a new concern. Try this. A little remind that not all things are improved with quantity. What do you mean you need to know where the stars are before you can draw them? Blasphemous thought! If you haven’t heard of Kelvin Doe, […]

A woman with two uteri, gave birth not long ago to two babies, one developed in each uterus. Yes, this is rare. A space saving, water craft you can put in your closet and still have room for shoes. It’s not quite George Jetson’s foldup car, but a kayak that compacts neatly is still pretty […]

One of Saturn’s moons, the one named for the Olympians predecessors, appears to have some lakes at the equator, which surprises the scientists. Religion and freedom prove that nothing is truly free. Ukrainian bears and vodka are having a parting of the ways. I wonder how they got them to admit they had a problem? […]

Alternate History

Posted: 5th March 2012 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I don’t read a whole lot of alternate history, and don’t receive much in slush. I suspect partly that’s because I don’t care for for it as a top three reading choice, and partly because aside from the badly written stuff pretending to be the real McCoy there just isn’t that much of it written. Well, here’s […]

Rant Ahead: Waste of Science

Posted: 13th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Dear Idiots, Please stop using science as the medium in which you open your mouth and remove all doubt. I know you probably didn’t make the connection that keyboards, and “research papers” can be a very effective tool for painting “fool” across ones forehead, but it is so. It is so so in fact that […]

QOTD: Games

Posted: 21st May 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Ok, what do you and or your friends and loved ones play for sf/f related games? Table top? Board, Quest style fantasy, Multiplayer games like WarCraft, or First Person games. Any console games?

More Brain Fodder!

Posted: 2nd May 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Love how strange: Mating Intelligence: http://www.psychologytoday.com/rss/index.php?term=20061221-000001&page=6 Marriage != higher happiness: http://www.psychologytoday.com/rss/pto-20030318-000002.html Celebrated failure…. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7380365.stm Interspecies sex (Seen before the 300 links in my flist) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7379554.stm The Virgin Jawsy: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6681793.stm Silk, light, and sex… http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7378196.stm

Brain Fodder!!

Posted: 13th February 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Today we feed the brain. Tough Clothes http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7038686.stm Power Suits http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7241040.stm Hot air car? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7241909.stm Interstellar hotspot http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080103.wsaturn0103/BNStory/Science/home Whole lotta sweat http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080205.wsptgator4ptr/BNStory/Science/home That’s just batty http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7243502.stm Don’t be stupid http://madmikein08.com/stupid.html

Brain fodder!

Posted: 13th November 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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For those of you in need of something interesting for the back brains diet, here goes:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUwS1uAdUcIhttp://www.ted.com/ http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Barrayar http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php http://widgets.opera.com/widget/8111/1.1/http://www.nerdparadise.com/misc/ohariancalendar/explaination/ http://morsecode.scphillips.com/

Favorite Books

Posted: 21st October 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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What are some your favorite books? Children’s books? (first readers to teen), “classic literature”, fantasy, urban fantasy, science fiction? I don’t think, for various reasons I’ll comment to much on the last couple of categories, but I’ll say that the books I’ve recommended to others don’t always fall into the field of favorite, although I […]

Since almost everyone reading me reads at least a fair amount of things in the science fiction – fantasy spectrum I’ve got some questions. What creatures in fantasy (including urban fantasy) are you just plain sick of? Are flashbacks annoying, sometimes needed, or just the most wonderifous things eva! ? (Ok, so i need to […]

It should come as no surprise to anyone that I enjoy studing human nature. I also greatly enjoy discussing it.  The title article will probably kick off a touch of an arguement.  It should be noted that people who are not arguing with logic and facts but with venom and emotion will have their comments deleted. Teasers here, whole article here. […]

Writers community

Posted: 23rd September 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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http://www.thisisby.us This seems like an interesting concept, although i wasn’t entranced by anything i saw over there. Comments?

Favor please…

Posted: 12th September 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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If someone with a paid account could make an LJ feed for me I’d be extremely grateful.http://www.pantheon.org/

Science reminder

Posted: 11th September 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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http://scienceblogs.com/clock/2007/09/pay_attention_in_biology_class.php Research is important.