Karl Oyler

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How to Talk to a Racist

NASHVILLE — There are still white Southerners who honestly believe that American culture worked better for everyone, white and black alike, under segregation. There are still white Southerners who question how bad slavery really was. When an enslaved black person’s health and strength are needed to …

White Supremacism

Almost Everything Everybody Is Saying About Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Wrong

What will inevitably be the biggest film of 2017 is just days away from topping $1 billion, on its way to a top-10 spot on the all-time list of box office grossers. <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> will head into its third weekend of release with $920+ million in global receipts and will pass $1 billion by …

The G.O.P. Is Rotting

A lot of good, honorable Republicans used to believe there was a safe middle ground. You didn’t have to tie yourself hip to hip with Donald Trump, but you didn’t have to go all the way to the other extreme and commit political suicide like the dissident Jeff Flake, either. You could sort of float …

Roy Moore

The best things to do in upstate New York

Sometimes the best part of living in NYC is leaving NYC, and the best things to do in upstate New York let you do just that. Sure, the city has …

The Next Big Thing in 3-D Printing? Shapeshifting Materials

A team of researchers at MIT found a way to alter objects after they're printed.<p>Three-dimensional printers have brought major advances to every corner of manufacturing: Scientists have used the process to engineer human tissue, print a rubber material to make drones less dangerous to people on the …

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming in 2017

Will 2017 be the year we finally get our mitts on <i>The Winds of Winter</i>? At this point, even Bran Stark’s third eye couldn’t see if the answer is “hell …

Want Dolby Atmos with that? Onkyo SBT-A500 is the cheapest, slickest Atmos sound bar yet

The Onkyo SBT-A500 offers a ton of features including Dolby Atmos, Chromecast and DTS Play-Fi, and it costs less than a grand.<p>Really keen on getting an Atmos sound bar but found the prices too high? What if you could get one for less than a grand? Onkyo's SBT-A500 is the first Atmos speaker I've …

Otoy reveals free rendering software for super-fast virtual reality and ‘holographic cinema’

Otoy has released its OctaneVR virtual reality rendering software for virtual reality, augmented reality, and holographic cinema. And it’s available for free for commercial use.<p>These are new kinds of art forms for animators and game creators, and it requires new rendering tools. Otoy’s OctaneVR …

Augmented Reality

Where next Google Earth? - Google Earth Blog

A couple of weeks ago Frank wrote about changes in Google’s Google Maps and Google Earth organization. Since then, we have also noted that Google is …

HDR tutorial - Learn how to create HDR images

This is a good example of HDR image. In this case without using HDR I would end up with either too brigh sky or too dark water and trees.<p>WHAT IS …

Titan: Facts About Saturn's Largest Moon

Titan is Saturn's largest moon and the second largest in the solar system (after Ganymede of Jupiter). It is the only moon in the solar system with …

Astronomy

The future of Star Citizen

With $68 million raised and counting, by over 700,000 backers, Star Citizen holds the Guinness World Record for the most crowdfunded project ever. …

Call of Duty (Video Game)