Help Me Obi-Wan Blitzer! You’re My Only Hope!

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Like countless other people yesterday, I was watching the US elections on television and I was watching it on my preferred television channel, CNN.    Suddenly Wolf “best political team on television” Blitzer pulls a R2-D2 on all of us and does this : Holy Smokes!   Are you impressed?   Holographic […]

Still Searching for that “Irrational” Third-Party Candidate?

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] According to Pi’s campaign manager, a good reason for this write-in: “What pi refers to as ‘endless change’ is its infinite series of digits, which never repeat, have no predicable pattern, and never resolve. Simply put, pi is history’s biggest flip-flopper.” In other words, if you already know you’re […]

MTV and MySpace Turn Piracy Into Pennies

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] You know what they say… when you’ve got lemons, turn them into lemonade. And when you’ve got rampant video piracy, find a way to milk some ad revenue out of it. The “fingerprint” technology that we’ve been hearing about from YouTube is making its way in some form to […]

Legend of the Seeker: Ripping Tale or Telling Rip-Off?

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] It seems like a guaranteed recipe for success: (1) source material from a series of best-selling fantasy novels (Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series), (2) the producers who brought us Hercules and Xena (Sam Raimi, who has since knocked our socks off with Spider-Man, and Rob Tapert, who is […]

Did You Survive The War of the Worlds 2.0? #wotw2

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you were on Twitter yesterday, you might have noticed a flood of tweets with a mysterious “#wotw2” code in them.  Well that was a “hash tag” or “hash code” you were seeing there and those tweets were completely fictional. The fake tweets were all on account of War […]

USB Port – Pass It to the Left

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] A new EU trade rule has caused one winery to become a bit more creative with its naming scheme.  Peltier Stanton makes port wine, but unfortunately, only grapes grown in Portugal can be used in the official production of “port.”  Other grapes of the same variety can be used, […]

To Zombies From Google, re: Our Brains

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Good news! Google, in addition to servicing most of your Internet-related needs, is also fighting hard to save your brains. Today, their robots.txt begins with the lofty declaration: User-agent: zombies Disallow: /brains That’s right: zombies are disallowed from accessing /brains today. I for one feel much safer knowing that […]