Archive for the ‘From the web’ Category

 

Commodore computers

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

If, like me, you played games and programmed as a kid on a Commodore computer, you might find this site interesting. It has information about the computers they built — such as the PET, the VIC 20, and the 64. It also has information about the company, advertising, and even downloadable programs if you’re still […]

What your ancestors looked like and did

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

This tale with drawings by Tim Urban starts with your most recent ancestors and goes back in time. It describes what your great grandfather might have been doing in the 1800s, and what your great500 grandfather might have been doing in 11 000 BC. Going further back to before there were humans, you get to […]

Against gay marriage because of the Bible

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Do you know anyone who is against gay marriage because of the Bible? Please set them straight. Here are 2 ways to do so. They both amount to the same thing — if  you’re going to be against gay marriage because one verse in Leviticus forbids it, then you need to be against all the […]

Refusing to bake a cake for a gay couple

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

My respect for Jimmy Kimmel has increased, as he stands up for what’s right in the Trump era. The notion that you can refuse to bake a cake for a gay couple because of your religion is garbage. Kimmel destroys it in this sketch from his show: Jimmy Kimmel Demonstrates Why Denying Gay Couples Wedding […]

Mayan civilization bigger than you thought

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Archaeologists knew that the jungles of Guatemala were hiding more of the ancient Mayan civilization — but they didn’t know how much. Laser scans in an area of 2 100 square kilometres revealed 60 000 structures. They’re revising the estimates of the size of the society from 5 million people up to 10 to 15 […]

History of SF as a graphic chronology

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here’s the history of science fiction, as drawn by Ward Shelley. Click on the image to blow it up: The History of Science Fiction You can find out more about it on Shelley’s website, here: Home Page: Ward Shelley (click on “History of Science Fiction”)

Striking science fiction artwork

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here is some science fiction artwork I came across that I love — it’s by Oleksiy Rusyuk. Images: A Collection Of Sci-Fi Concept Art From Oleksiy Rusyuk

Best computer games from 1985

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

My 2 favourite computer games from when I was a kid are available on the web. The computer we had at the time was a Commodore 128. Other games I played include Bruce Lee, Impossible Mission, Jumpman, and Space Taxi. Lode Runner You control a guy who moves around and collects gold. You have to […]

Information is Beautiful

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

I first came cross this site of infographics via this astonishing timeline, in which we can see when Chernobyl is finally safe, when glass has decomposed, and when men have gone extinct: Timeline of the Far Future According to the site it’s “dedicated to helping you make clearer, more informed decisions about the world.” Here’s […]

There’s a Story about That

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David Brin has created a website to gather together science fiction solutions to real-world problems. The idea is that governments and organizations could look here when they have an unusual problem to deal with. By learning from the thought science fiction authors have already given to these problems, they could avoid mistakes and think about […]