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Paranoid?

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013 | 0 comments

Paranoid?

The opposition will congregate in dark corners. They will whisper with their mouths, while their eyes will scan the room for spies wearing strange spectacles. The spies will likely be men. How many women would really like to waft down the street wearing Google Glass? It won’t be easy. Once you’ve been cybernated, there’s no turning back. Which is why the refuseniks are already...

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English to Klingon, Perhaps

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 | 0 comments

English to Klingon, Perhaps

Microsoft may boldly go where no one has gone before. At a demonstration in China on Oct. 25, Microsoft’s chief research officer Rick Rashid revealed a new technology seemingly straight out of Star Trek. In the classic sci-fi television show, a gadget known as the “universal translator” (seen here) was used to decipher languages in the 22nd century. And now, Microsoft has...

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Set Your Ash Here, Scotty

Posted by on May 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Set Your Ash Here, Scotty

Will Scotty’s ashes finally make it to space? Before he died in 2005, at the age of 85, James Doohan requested that his ashes be taken into space. In 2007 a capsule containing them reached suborbital space for several minutes, but the ashes were lost for three weeks after landing in the New Mexico desert. The following year SpaceX attempted to send a portion of them into orbit but the...

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Klingons + Christmas = Gift To Nerdom

Posted by on Dec 23, 2011 | 0 comments

Klingons + Christmas = Gift To Nerdom

A Klingon Christmas Carol has something of a cult following; among the audience members on opening night were a dedicated few dressed to the teeth in full Klingon costume, including ridged forehead prosthetics. Commedia Beauregard’s stated mission is “to translate the universal human experience to the stage: to expand our horizons and share knowledge of all cultures, translating between...

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