A hard drive with as many as 10 unfinished Terry Pratchett novels has been flattened by a steamroller. But it’s what he wanted. Pratchett had left instructions that any unfinished work be destroyed in just such a manner. He had said he wanted to be sure that nobody was able to complete any works after […]
From popular culture to tech knowledge, here are 50 things geeks should know! You probably don’t know all of them, but hey, this is what being a geek is all about: learning new and interesting things! If you are reading this from the front page, I’ve included the infographic after the “read more” link below.
Here’s the first image released from the filming of HBO’s movie adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. As we previously covered, it’s the first on-screen version of the story for more than 50 years and stars Michael B Jordan in the lead role of Montag, a fireman who questions his work of burning outlawed books. […]
Some of us are avid Game of Thrones viewers who instantly get every reference, subtlety and callback. Others of us watch every episode but have to admit to sometimes missing things or losing track of exactly who everyone is and how they got where they are. This video is for the latter group.
Depending on your age, you’ll likely associate a particular Nickolodeon show with green slime: for me it’s You Can’t Do That On Television. Now former network presenter Mark Summers reveals exactly what was in the slime and why it was safe to eat. [Via: Neatorama]
The BBC has issued a formal response to people complaining about the casting of a female actor as the next incarnation of Doctor Who, pointing out that it’s already been established that Time Lords can switch gender. The comments come as part of the BBC’s formal complaints review process in which it publicly responds on […]
Many Game Of Thrones viewers have commented on the obvious adoration (or lust) that Tormund has for Brienne, with all manner of screencaps, GIFs and musical tributes. Now actor Kristofer Hivju has created a video giving his take on the whole affair…
Ride, rode. Drink, drank. Why do some English verbs not fit the expected pattern? Why do irregular verbs exist? Arika Okrent takes a look at the reason why irregular verbs exist. [Arika Okrent]
Prague, Czech Republic-based artist Filip Hodas, AKA Hoodass, creates gorgeous 3D renderings, inspiring himself from elements from pop culture and video games. In this new series of artwork, he portrays decaying pop culture icons as he thinks they’d look in a dystopian future. Check ’em all out below! (After the “read more” link if you’re […]
From David Hoffman: Alan Westin Is a privacy expert and I got the chance to interview him in 1979 when I was making a television documentary called “The Information Society. There was a lot of talk about “privacy” back then and he presents his point of view about how society should deal with this. This […]
The solstice alignments of Stonehenge, explained. Stonehenge is a popular destination for summer solstice celebrations because the 5,000-year-old monument points toward the summer solstice sunrise on the horizon. However, it also points to the winter solstice sunset in the opposite direction and there’s good reason to believe that this may have been the more important […]
Netflix has unveiled the first three shows to offer an interactive story mode. There’s bad news for Android and Apple TV users though. Reports about the concept broke back in March when rumor had it Netflix would test the idea with a children’s show before extending it to adult stories. The first show, Puss in […]