Posts by Kevin Morris


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Inside A Game of Thrones

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We’re a little late with this — I probably should follow George R.R. Martin’s livejournal a little more closely, but there are just too many NY Giants posts to handle — but, anyway, this is a ten minute (10!) preview of HBO’s upcoming series, based on Mr. Martin’s book of the same name.

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Zebra Imaging’s digital holographic map of Seattle

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Zebra Imaging is a spin-off from MIT’s Media Lab. In addition to making digital holographs, they have clearly invented time travel, because there’s no way you can convince me that the above technology has NOT been brought back from the future.

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Cinematic concept art — “City of Exiles” by Martin Kalimukwa

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I love this simple flyover of a futuristic cityscape set against a haze-covered ocean and an ochre-tinged sky. It was created by amateur digital artist Martin Kalimukwa, 20, who hails from Lusaka Zambia.

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Inside The Walking Dead episode six, “TS-19”

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AMC has been kind enough to release a behind-scenes look at the final episode of the series’ first season (warning — the vid contains SPOILERS).

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Indie game Techno Kitten Adventure will kill you with cute, and mutilate your body with techno

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Xbox indie developer xMONOx released Techno Kitten Adventure back in September and — amazingly — it has not become Xbox Live’s top selling game in that time. Even more amazing, a cursory search on Google News reveals that the game has NOT caused thousands of seizures in children across Japan. Huh. (Jump to the two minute mark — that’s where things get crazy).

Find it on the XBLIG channel for 80 MS points ($1).

[via DIYGamer]

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A lego recreation of the first Star Wars movie set

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At the Eurobricks forum, poster Yatkuu has posted a collection of pictures showing his LEGO rendition of the set of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

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Click through to see the whole post, and all the pics.

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Explosions, suicide by explosion, and maddening pre-explosion whispers in the excellent season finale for AMC’s The Walking Dead, “TS-19”

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Scientists have proven that massive explosions are by far the greatest way to end anything, especially pie-eating contests, but also the premiere seasons of zombie TV shows.

Last night’s season finale of The Walking Dead not only took this lesson to heart — ending with a thoroughly satisfying and god-damn big fireball — but also included enough character drama and plot revelations to keep you enthralled throughout.

It was the episode with the fewest zombie kills and the fewest zombies. Not surprisingly, it was the best episode to date.

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New feature: A profile of Gabe González, the man behind web comic Kind of Annoying

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Check out our new feature on the man behind the excellent and relatively new web comic, Kind of Annoying.

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Gizmodo: NASA to announce a new kind of lifeform — but one that lives on planet Earth, not Titan

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Gizmodo’s Jesus Diaz, citing a Dutch media outlet, claims that today’s much-hyped NASA press conference will indeed announce the discovery of a new form of life — but not extraterrestrial life.

At their conference today, NASA scientist Felisa Wolfe Simon will announce that they have found a bacteria whose DNA is completely alien to what we know today. Instead of using phosphorus, the bacteria uses arsenic. All life on Earth is made of six components: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur. Every being, from the smallest amoeba to the largest whale, share the same life stream. Our DNA blocks are all the same.

But not this one. This one is completely different. Discovered in the poisonous Mono Lake, California, this bacteria is made of arsenic, something that was thought to be completely impossible.

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Life on Titan? The Twitterverse responds

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Yesterday NASA made a surprise announcement that it would hold a press conference “to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.”

As expected, the might of the entire twitterverse set upon unraveling this mystery. Below we collect and interpret the best 140 characters had to offer.

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