Must Gain More Patience Points: My Top 3 Games that are Delayed

Patience is a virtue. The Bible says in Hebrews 6:11-12 that “we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”  Anything that we have to wait for is typically worth the waiting, and the same can be said for video game releases. We anticipate a new game, hear and/or read the official announcement, keep track through previews, screenshots, trailers, and gameplay footage, plop down cash to reserve said game, anticipate the coming release date, then BAM; the game’s delayed for a few more months!  Check out the three games I was looking forward to playing this late-spring and fall that are now being delayed until next year after the break.

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Charge you Cell Phone with FIRE (or candles) & SCIENCE!

For the second time in the last month, the transformer on my street went haywire and the power went out on our street for a few hours.  Fortunately, we had plenty of flashlights and candles (old school FTW) to keep the house well-lit enough; unfortunatley, my phone’s battery is about to die, and there was no available power. DIY weblog Tinkernut shows us how to power your phone with the heat of one of those candles, thanks to thermodynamics, thermoelectric effects, and a Peltier effect device.

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After one of Joey Styles’ Twitter followers suggested that WWE Classics should do a list on some of the most underrated superstars in WWE history over a month ago, the Classics’ department dabbled in the idea of a roundtable discussion with several editors and in-house Hall-of-Famer Howard Finkel.  Ultimately, the decision was made to ask a group of people would would understand professional wrestling nowadays more than anyone else would — the current WWE superstars.

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Moby Talks Los Angeles Architecture

Musician Moby is best known as, well, a musician, but he has recently been receiving a lot of attention for his architecture blog on Tumblr that is centered around his fascination with the architecture of Los Angeles, California . In an interview conducted by 1883 Magazine, Moby talks about his opinions on some his personal favorites buildings, and he starts off with the Ennis House by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Moby depicts that house as an ancient Incan spaceship from 100,000 years ago; even though it is recognized as being an example of the Mayan Revival style of architecture from the 1920’s to 30’s, but that’s ok.  Check out a picture of the Ennis House and a preview of the entire interview after the break.

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Gizmodo’s List of the 12 Biggest Missed Opportunities in Tech

The world of technology is full of success, but is mostly filled with failed, struggling and missed opportunities. This list created by Seth Porges of Gizmodo contains some companies and their products that, at one time, were very successful & innovative, but lacked any type of follow-through.  Many of the companies on this list had a great handle on a huge market or were the  first to venture into a new one, and just let it slip away.  Maybe they couldn’t expand fast enough, didn’t see that they were on to something huge, but somewhere along the way they tuned themselves out, and their ideas were scavenged and made successful by others.

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Learn Geography….based on a possible Zombie Apocalypse!

Sorry fellow nerds, but no “The Great Gatsby” hat-trick/triple crown today.  However, I think this will do just fine.

Hockey and horse-racing terms aside, when it comes to education in America, we certainly can do better; we are declining in science and math, and many of our citizens are unable to even point out familiar states, provinces and countries on a map.  One could assume that this decline could in fact be the first step to a probable zombie apocalpse, and if so, thank goodness for educator David Hunter.  Hunter, a fan of geography AND zombies, developed a full middle school geography curriculum taught in the context of a Zombie Apocalypse. His project combines textbooks, teaching plans, and creative role-playing simulation to engage learning.  Teachers and students will be able to learn real world geographic concepts by learning and applying their knowledge to survive in a world flooded by zombies with help of the curriculum’s books and learning materials.

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Play the “lost” NES videogame version of “The Great Gatsby.”

Wow, is this my SECONDThe Great Gatsby“-related post in a single day? Dang, I’m on a roll. Kaiser. Toasted. With butter. Anyway, with the release of the official trailer to the next film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” set to be released on Christmas Day this year, I figured that this would be a great time to revisit one of my favorite online flash games from the past few years.  The game itself is an 8-bit version of The Great Gatsby, made as a tribute to old-school NES games, and was created and developed by Charlie Hoey and editor Pete Smith.

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“The Great Gatsby” Coming in December; Don “Dick Whitman” Draper Would Be Proud

The 7th recognized film translation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby, is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2012 (INNNNN THREEEEEE-DDDDDDDDD; why?).  The Great Gatsby is an American romantic drama film directed by Baz Luhrmann (director of William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge), and will star Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway (the original novel’s narrator).  Check out the trailer after the break.

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Attack of the Laser-Controlled Micro-robot Bubbles!!

Why, you ask?  Why would bubbles be chosen over four-wheeled remote cars or planes, human-like androids, or even a kite?  Because SCIENCE, that’s why!  Researchers at the University of Hawaii (located in my birth state; AWESOME) have designed and built microscopic robots made from a single bubble and have their movement controlled by lasers.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Check out a video bubble ballet demonstration after the break.

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Will Smith & Gary Barlow Sing “Fresh Prince Of Bel Air” Theme on BBC; I can die happy…

This just make my day/week/month/year/life… On an episode of the Graham Norton Show, Will Smith, who stars in new film Men in Black III and Take That’s Gary Barlow, who is discussing the Jubilee Celebration Concert, perform the theme song to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Man, I feel so old (I was 5 when the show premiered and 11 when it the series finale aired), but … Continue reading Will Smith & Gary Barlow Sing “Fresh Prince Of Bel Air” Theme on BBC; I can die happy…

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