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Monday, April 27, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Things are progressing on the third Arrowverse TV show: more casting, possible title, and episode run
|Personally, I'm hoping for the latter.|
(via DC Comics Database)
So far, this is the cast list:
Brandon Routh - Atom
Wentworth Miller - Captain Cold
Caity Lotz - ?
Dominic Purcell - Heatwave
Ciara Renée - Hawkgirl
Victor Garba - Martin Stein/Firestorm
Arthur Darvill - Rip Hunter
Notably absent is Robbie Amell, who plays Ronnie Raymond, the other half of Firestorm. According to Greg Berlanti, there's a reason why Amell wasn't in the casting in the announcement for the show, but he "can't say why". Curious. Maybe Robbie Amell doesn't want to be tied down to a TV show and might have more of a recurring role? Or maybe they're going to replace Ronnie as the second half of the Firestorm matrix? After all, Jason Rusch exists in the Arrowverse, having appeared in The Flash episode "The Revenge of the Rogues", played by Luc Roderique.
Could always call it Super Buddies. Yeah!
Whatever it's called, the show is getting a 13 episode run, according to original Flash, John Wesley Shipp. Regardless of what it's called, which Firestorm they use, or how many episodes the first season gets, I'm totally hyped for this show!
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
So this entire time Scott Lang has had some kind of one-sided arch-rivalry with a guy who wasn't even aware of it? Hopefully Scott won't spend the rest of his day listening to Taylor Swift songs and moping. Scott does get back at him with a nice zinger about the rather incoherent theme of Taskmaster's costume.
Ant-Man #3 pictures via darkermydesire.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
You might have heard of Microsoft, it's sort of a big deal. I hear Gates and Allen did pretty well for themselves, too.
In case you're wondering about the C drive thing, it's because back when computers still used floppies, the disk drives were labeled A and B (if the computer had two). Hard drives weren't a common feature back then, but when they did become common, they were just naturally labeled C. Like I said, not as interesting as the creation of MS-DOS.
Monday, April 6, 2015
|Credit: Tomislav Medak.|
CPU: 6502, 1 MHz32 KB memory! Monochrome monitor! 1 whole entire MHz! Man, computer technology certainly has advanced since this Commodore came out in 1977. It amazes me that at the time, this was a top of the line computer that could be found in businesses, schools, and probably homes. I know it might sound like I'm dumping on this computer because it's not high-tech compared to today's hardware, but trust me when I say I'm not. I really and truly like old electronics because they represent markers in the evolution of technology.
RAM: 4 or 8 kB / 8, 16, or 32 kB
ROM: 18 kB, including BASIC 1.0 / 20 kB, including BASIC 2.0 (disk drives not supported on the original 2001)
Video: discrete TTL video circuit, 9" monochrome monitor (blue phosphor on the original 2001, green on 2001-N PETs), 40×25 character display
Sound: none / single piezo "beeper" (optional external speaker driven by MOS 6522 CB2 pin)
Ports: 2 MOS 6520 PIA, MOS 6522 VIA, 2 Datassette (1 used / 1 on the back), 1 IEEE-488
Notes: 69 key chiclet keyboard and built-in Datassette / full-sized, full-travel keyboard, no built-in Datassette
|American Horror Story: Oh God, Why is That So Dusty?!|
Credit: Marcin Whicary
While I do especially like the design of the PET, I can't say that the keyboard is blowing my socks off. The keys look ridiculously small and the placement next to the datassette had to make it awkward to use. It seems like you would either have to hold your hands and arms at an uncomfortable angle to use the keyboard or sit just a little to the right, which would make looking at the screen awkward, since it's not directly in front of your eyes.
And remember kids, keep your electronics dust-free or else the ghost of Steve Jobs will smite your computer and turn it into a Lisa.
|(via The Guardian)|
It's probably one of those things that seems cooler than it actually is. It's probably about as mundane as flipping on a light switch or pressing a button on a vending machine.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Remember that post about RadioShack going bankrupt and how Sprint was planning on turning like half of them into Sprint stores? Well, according to Wired that's what's happening. The remaining 1,740 stores will share a third of their space with Sprint and both companies will have their names on the signs. The main reason why RadioShack still exists is because it was bought out by some hedge fund called Standard General. Apparently this didn't sit well with some other company called Selaus Capital Group who were RadioShack's biggest lender. You know, for an electronics company that is like universally agreed to have been outdated and moribund, The Shack sure has a lot of companies fighting for and over it.