Category Archives: entertainment

Olympics Opening Ceremony Fireworks Coverage Faked – sort of…


Wow, when I first read this I thought it was a conspiracy theory but the UK Register report appears true.  Some 55 seconds of fireworks during the opening ceremony were computer generated.    The fireworks *really did happen* and presumably looked … Continue reading

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Goodbye [S][C][R][A][B][U][L][O][U][S]


Hasbro appears to have won a battle with Facebook application “Scrabulous” which has been wiped off of Facebook.   One of the most popular applications on the massive Social Network, many thought Hasbro would buy Scrabulous from the two founders.   That … Continue reading

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Ballmer: Yahoo a tactic, not a strategy


Microsoft Chief Steve Ballmer spoke to the Microsofties today about the companies plans.   For Yahoo merger followers there was nothign much new as he simply reiterated this point: Related to Google and our search strategy are the discussions we had … Continue reading

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Penn and Teller and PseudoScience


Showtime’s show with Penn and Teller is called “Bullshit” and it’s usually really entertaining. Not exactly scientific method here, but I appreciate how they dispense with nonsense somewhat ruthlessly. I don’t know why Penn is so compelled to say the … Continue reading

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Yahoo Announces Reorganization Plan which is sung to the tune of the Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again”


Yahoo’s plans for reorganizing their reorganization have now been announced.  Kara seems to have the best scoops on this. Meet the new boss Sue Decker, same as the old boss. I am paraphrasing somewhat, but IMHO this is the gist … Continue reading

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Disney and World Peace


Millions of kids in America and around the world are big Disney fans.   So am I. In fact I think that Disney may be doing more than *any other entity* to bring harmony and peace to the diverse and complex … Continue reading

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Video Game Primer for Parents


This excellent PBS post from an MIT researcher debunks some of the mythology about gaming and youth, though to me he seemed a bit too quick to discount the growing body of research making connections between game violence and real world … Continue reading

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