The sunset is approaching.
And now, the storm comes.
It starts slowly.
Every now and again I’m going to post about a product I like. These are unsolicited and unpaid. Today. I’m going to talk about the ATR2100-USB, which I bought from Amazon for about $50. The prices seem to vary frequently, so it is going to be in the $40-$60 range. Continue reading Non-sponsor ATR2100
I wrote this sometime after November 2001 since it references some lyrics from Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s “Once More with Feeling.” I recently found it, scanned it, and am posting it. I wrote it as a stream, so I haven’t changed the tyops or added paragraphs. It is as it was when I wrote it. You will recognize some lyrics. You will not recognize other lyrics.
You may have heard this term in the past, and you may not have—In which case it is something you need to know about. The Bechdel Test is a basic three question test to evaluate a work based on how it depicts women. To pass the test a work must:
- Feature at least two women
- Who speak to each other
- Without talking about men (or worse, a specific man).
One of the mainstays of nearly all sic-fi si the idea that we will be able to travel outside our Solar System and eventually across the galaxy and perhaps even to other galaxies.
There is a little bit of a problem with that idea, however, and that is just how far away those stars are. Continue reading Interstellar Travel