Wednesday, 30 January 2013

What if Dr Seuss created Star Wars?

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Monday, 28 January 2013

New Doctor!!

Yes! Finally we will all know what the hell is going on with Clara Oswin Oswald!

Saturday, 26 January 2013

General Nerdy News

  • Atari, the bringer of games such as Asteroids, Centipede and Pong, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The American section of the company wanted to seperate from its French parent called Atari SA. Atari SA has not made a profit since 1999. The US faction hopes the move will enable it to produce ditigal games for phones and tablets.
 
  • Scientists have shown that if you're in a car crash, it's better to be slim than overweight. A journal published on January 21 in the Emergency Medicine Journal showed that drivers with a body mass index (BMI) from 30 to 35 are 20 per cent more likely to die in crashes. People with a BMI of higher than 40 are 80 per cent more likely to die. The reasoning that fat people are thrown further forward due to their extra tissue stops that seatbelt tightening immediately.
  • A man wearing a shirt displaying the words, "HELLO, my name is Inigo Montaya, you killed my father, prepare to die," was asked by aeroplane crew to change shirts. Apparently other flyers had felt intimated by the Princess Bride quote on Wynand Mullins' T-shirt. He had no spare shirt so had to remain in his supposedly offending apparel. It is not known whether Mullins has six fingers.
  • Warwick Davis, who has been in Star Wars, Harry Potter, Narnia and the Hitchhiker's movie, has released an app for iPhone. This free application called PocketWarwick allows you to "feed, dress, train and educate" the celebrity.
  • Cat lovers beware! New Zealand economist Gareth Morgan, of CatstoGo, is demanding the country's entire domestic cat population to be eradicated, after concerns of environmental damage and endangered local bird species. Morgan urges all cat owners to spay, neuter and even euthanize their pets in order to slow, and eventually stop the extermination process. Considering that almost half of New Zealand owns at least one cat, it's most likely going to be a pretty tough sell.
  • And Finally, Yanping Wang of the Beijing Planetarium shows us what soy sauce looks like, at 16x magnified 

Friday, 25 January 2013

The Augmented Reality TARDIS

Having some spare time around Thanksgiving, Youtube user Greg Kumparak decided to make a little TARDIS. Have a look to see just how far he went...

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Joke

Q. What's the similarity between going down a well and reading the Harry Potter series?

A. It gets darker as you go along.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Zombie Gameboy


Toy Sculptor 'KodyKoala' has made this brilliant scuplture from and various pieces of wiring, old action figurines, and of course, a beaten up old Gameboy. There's not much more to say, other than it's awesome. Check out the photos here, and KodyKoala's site here.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Doctor Who Fun Fact

Karen Gillan portrayed the Eleventh Doctor's first female companion Amelia Pond. But Amy Pond's younger self is portrayed in the episode The Eleventh Hour by Gillan's real-life cousin, Caitlin Blackwood. Apparently the first time that they met were on set, though I find this hard to believe.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Announcement

So Pokémon X and Y has just been confirmed. And so has generation 6. I'm excited to say the least. New Pokémon, new gameplay, new battle scenes with your opponents to more than jiggle when they're attacked, it looks awesome. And I think, although this might just be me, that Pokémon X and Y are remakes of Pokémon Red and Blue. I mean at the end of the video, 'Pokémon X' flashes in with blue light, and 'Pokémon Y' does the same with red. I'm convinced, but what do you think? Keep your eyes peeled for Pokémon X and Y, this October.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

So much Smarter

I went down the street today, to buy Lego and XBox games of course, and while wandering around, I walked past a guy wearing a shirt that read I'm Smarter than You're. This goes against the brain dead, social media zombies who can't differentiate between your and you're, being the abbreviation of you are. So for those who get the shirt, it's clever, because it says I'm Smarter than you are. But to the idiots who don't understand, it says I'm Smarter than your and would probably walk away thinking 'Your what?'. It's just a little clever message that most people probably won't get.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

4 Wins and 3 Fails - The best and worst of 2012

Here is my top 4 nerdy wins and 3 fails from this year. I'll start with the fails, to get them over and done with...

Fail #3 - The Death of Amy Pond and RoryWilliams 
This is something that extremely angered me. It just had be wanting to slap Steven Moffat in the face. I mean yeah, maybe it was time for The Doctor and the Ponds to go their own ways, but you didn't have to let them die! Of old age!! IN 1928!!! Far out Moffat, get a grip and stop screwing things up, as if 5 episodes to a season wasn't bad enough...

Fail #2 - Lucasfilm Sellout 
Well in case you have been living under a rock, George Lucas decided to sell Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion. Really? Who told you this was a good idea? And now, Disney is making three new Star Wars movies, which are being released in 2015, 16 and 17. Once again I find myself yelling at some rich person for ruining something, but you see my point.

Fail #1 - Fake Nerds
What? Something was worse than Lucas selling out? Yes, yes it was. Two words; Fake Nerds. You may not know what I'm on about when I say 'fake nerds', but I'm talking about all the idiots out there, majority of them girls, who think that because they have their precious Big Bang Theory and their lens-less glasses that they are so nerdy and antisocial, which to them, is kool. They really have just no idea what being a real nerd is. It's having few friends, staying inside a lot and writing blog posts at 1am because you've really got nothing better to do with your time. So please, make it your new year's resolution to eradicate all of these fake nerds.

Now that that's out of the way, we can get onto the good stuff! 

Win #4 - Lego Lord of the Rings
When I first heard about this coming out almost a year ago, I was really excited (I'm into that sort of thing in case you didn't know). Now that it's actually out and on store shelves, it's just so much better. They are great movies, and in my opinion, are a little more deserving of a Lego series than Sponge Bob.

Win #3 - New TARDIS Interior
With the release of the new Doctor Who Christmas special, along with introducing the lovely new assistant Miss Clara Oswin-Oswald, the new episode showed us the inside of the brand new TARDIS, which I love. The old one was great and everything, but that's what is was - old. Check out the picture below, and let me know what you think.

Win #2 - The Transit of Venus
The Transit of Venus occurs when Venus travels between the visible gap between the Earth and the Sun, giving the Sun a tiny little black spec. Being one of the rarest predicable astronomical phenomena, the transits occur in a pattern that generally repeats every 243 years, with pairs of transits 8 years apart separated by long gaps of 121.5 and 105.5 years apart. I was lucky enough to see it myself, and I must say it was amazing. Some might call it boring, or even a waste of time, but they couldn't be more wrong. It's a once (or twice) in a lifetime opportunity, so jump to it.
Venus crossing in front of the Sun, as seen from Sydney, Aus.
Win #1 - Curiosity Rover
The Curiosity Rover touching down on Mars was my favourite thing that happened all year. I mean, landing on the Moon was brilliant, I can't say I was alive to see it live, but it was amazing none the less. But to get to another planet, not just a satellite, now that's really something. The Curiosity Rover was launched from Cape Canaveral on Nov 26 2011, and safely landed on Mars on August 6 2012, completing its 8 month journey through the stars. It just baffles me that humans have done that. Us, the little hairless apes that were mucking about in caves a couple of thousand years ago. We got there. It might be a little dusty, and at times a little cold, but it's another planet, and we got there.

Happy New Year!