Robert Fischer

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Lord Help Me, Avengers: Infinity War Is Almost Here And I Am Not Holding It Together, So Here Is Literally Every Thought I Have On It

We’re just over a week out from <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, and folks, I’m a wreck.<p>As of now, I’d put my average view count of all the 18 Marvel movies at …

Steam Link comes to Android

But not iOS devices<p>Steam Link, the application that serves games played via Steam to a connected television, is coming to mobile devices, Valve announced today.<p>A Steam Link app is due to launch May 21 for Android and iOS devices, Valve said. If these devices are connected to a 5 Ghz network (or …

Mobile Devices

Why this modder is revamping Final Fantasy 11, a dying MMO, with gorgeous HD textures

Final Fantasy 11 might have a small and passionate playerbase, but there's no denying that its best days are far behind it. Just because it's old, …

PC Gaming

Ally Sheedy on Her Experience With Hollywood Sexism and Why It Will Never Change

<i>The following essay is entitled “Stasis” and was written by actress Ally Sheedy. It is an excerpt from the new collection</i> Not That Bad: Dispatches …

Feminism

A Google Street View Car Drove Right Through the Path of the 2017 Solar Eclipse

The most-viewed eclipse in history had an unexpected witness: A Google Street View car drove right to the edge of totality, offering a surprising …

Google Street View

A man was threatening to jump off an overpass. Big rigs parked underneath to break his fall

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man stood on a freeway overpass near Detroit early Tuesday, threatening to jump. So 13 tractor-trailers lined up underneath, ready to break his fall.<p>Troopers closed off both directions of Interstate 696 and asked for the truckers' help, hoping to protect the man in case he fell or jumped, …

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

How to make your old Game Boy as good as (or better than) new | Ars Technica

Why wait for a "Game Boy Classic" when you can fix up your old stuff instead?<p>Old Nintendo consoles are clearly having a Moment.<p>This interest has been …

Retrogaming

My Illness Means My Husband Is the 'Better' Parent, and I'm OK With That

As I sat at dinner with my children one night, my 7-year-old asked me something so profound that I didn’t know how to react or respond. “Mommy, how …

15 Reasons Carrie Fisher Will Always Be Our General

1. Hard to believe it's been a year since Carrie Fisher passed away<p>2. Harrison Ford once described her as having "the eyes of a doe and the balls of …

Star Wars

The spiritual message hidden in 'Star Wars'

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Star Wars" has always kept its fingers close to America's spiritual pulse.<p>In the '70s and '80s, the interstellar saga explored Eastern traditions, mainly Buddhism and Taoism, just as many "spiritual, but not religious" dabblers were doing the same.<p>At the turn of the millennium, "Star Wars" …

Star Wars

Let's be honest about Aziz Ansari

<b>(CNN) —</b> This week, an anonymous accuser's account of regretting what appears to be consensual oral sex with actor and comedian Aziz Ansari exploded into the media, with the words "sexual misconduct" splashed across television news, the internet and newspapers.<p>The account, published Saturday on …

Aziz Ansari

Cat Person

<i>Audio:</i> Kristen Roupenian reads.<p>Margot met Robert on a Wednesday night toward the end of her fall semester. She was working behind the concession stand at the artsy movie theatre downtown when he came in and bought a large popcorn and a box of Red Vines.<p>“That’s an . . . unusual choice,” she said. “I …

Relationships

Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a gateway show for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

One of the greatest pleasures of parenting is introducing things you love to your kids. Since the birth of my two girls, I’ve been anticipating the …

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Makes The Force Awakens Much More Interesting

Back when it came out, <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> played like a straightforward homage to 1977’s <i>Star Wars</i>. It was plenty fun, but wasn’t all that …

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is the divisive Star Wars reboot fans need right now

In 2012, Disney bought Lucasfilm in a $4 billion dollar deal that had the potential to change the entire entertainment landscape overnight. Five years and three movies later, they are on the cusp of making back that initial investment, in a resurrection story for our times. Star Wars was a spent, …

Star Wars

Microsoft leaks TLS private key for cloud ERP product

… and it was still in use for more than 100 days after the initial report<p>At my old job, I was working as a software developer customizing the …

I thought guns were fun. Then my loved ones became victims

<b>(CNN) —</b> If gun violence hasn't yet touched you or someone you love, you might think of it as someone else's problem: a red state problem, an inner-city problem or a mental illness problem.<p>I might have thought that way. I'm a college professor and mom living in the safest neighborhood in a college …

Guns

Internet Safety for the Sex Blogger | The Ins and Outs

Cybersecurity and safety are issues for internet users of all stripes, but sex bloggers often have specific concerns. Here are my top tips for …

Why Americans don't do anything about mass shootings

<b>(CNN) —</b> In October, 2017, the worst mass shooting in US history took place at a country music concert in Las Vegas. Fifty-eight people were killed and more than 500 people injured. Bill O'Reilly boiled the massacre down to six words: "This is the price of freedom."<p>I hate to say it, but he is right. …

Guns

How risky business bankrupted Toys 'R' Us

<b>(CNN) —</b> Toys "R" Us declared bankruptcy earlier this month and said it would reorganize its business to cope with an increasingly challenging retail environment.<p>The reality is that the iconic retailer went bust because a group of private equity firms used it as a toy in a game of "Borrow, Overpay …

Finance

Lorecast 9: Koji Fox Interview At PAX 2017

We’ve once again had the pleasure to sit down with Michael-Christopher Koji Fox to pick his (and Banri Oda’s) brain about the lore of Final Fantasy …

Guide Books

The Nature of Light

This is the first part of the tutorial on <b>iridescence</b>. This new series will explore the very nature of light, in order to understand and to replicate …

How to Defrost a Samsung Ice Maker

[UPDATE 8-29-16]: The solution, sent out to all Samsung service Techs in a bulletin, is in the new post on this subject here.<p>If you have a Samsung …

When exorcists need help, they call him

<b>(CNN) —</b> A small group of nuns and priests met the woman in the chapel of a house one June evening. Though it was warm outside, a palpable chill settled over the room.<p>As the priests began to pray, the woman slipped into a trance -- and then snapped to life. She spoke in multiple voices: One was …

Mental Health

Ex Astris Scientia - Voyager Inconsistencies

Voyager Inconsistencies<p>Limited Supply ProblemsOther ProblemsThe Nonsense of "Threshold"<p>Limited Supply Problems<p>Voyager used to be the only Federation …

9 tech crazes that made us lose our minds in the '90s

<i>Get up to speed on "The Nineties"</i> on CNN, Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to technology, the '90s were sort of ... awkward. Sure, the pieces were there, but we didn't really know how to make the best of them.<p>Video game graphics that blew our minds look like sand paintings in …

Pop Music

How can ISPs handle DDoS attacks?

How can an ISP with low bandwidth like 50 Gbps handle a DDOS attack with more than this? I know there is a solution called "Black Hole". Is this …

Katy Perry's 'Witness' Fails as 'Purposeful Pop,' But Succeeds as Future Pop

When Katy Perry described her yet-to-be-titled as “purposeful pop” on the 2017 Grammys red carpet -- followed by a politicized live debut of its …

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

Quantum Computing

An Amateur Just Found The Signal of a Satellite NASA Lost 12 Years Ago

What an amazing story!<p>NASA confirmed an incredible discovery Tuesday - that an amateur radio astronomer, on the hunt for a classified government …

Space