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MiniDisc – Doc’D #62

In this technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, implementation and lasting legacy of the MiniDisc media format.

1) MiniDisc Community Portal [minidisc.org]
2) The Oddity Archive, Episode 120: MiniDisc [https://youtu.be/HRlm7_ARJjI]
3) “RIP MiniDisc, 1992-2013” by Sascha Segan for PC Magazine, February 1, 2013 [http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2415014,00.asp] Continue reading MiniDisc – Doc’D #62

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Bless You ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ for Gifting Us These Frightening Custom Characters…

Don’t worry, dudes and dudettes; no spoilers to Mass Effect: Andromeda here.  Anyway, the story of Mass Effect: Andromeda involves humanity journeying out to populate new home worlds in the Andromeda Galaxy as part of  the “Andromeda Initiative”. The player assumes the role of either Scott or Sara Ryder, an inexperienced military recruit who joins the Initiative and wakes up in Andromeda after a 600+ year voyage. As with the other main Mass Effect games, the player can create a custom character using the features of the game’s robust creation system, which can lead to amazing or hideous character creations. This post — and the following images after the break — celebrates the latter. Enjoy the show. Continue reading Bless You ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ for Gifting Us These Frightening Custom Characters…

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie – Geek Me Five #24

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about the 1995 film, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.”

1) Wikia Page for “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” [https://goo.gl/SP6oOW]
2) Purchase/Rent “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” [DVD, HBO on Amazon Video, Netflix DVD Rental]
3) You Might Still Find It For Free on YouTube; I won’t tell you where… Continue reading Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie – Geek Me Five #24

WWE Network’s “Southpaw Regional Wrestling” is Everything I Didn’t Know I Wanted…

In a move that, like an RKO, absolutely came outta nowhere, WWE sent out a tweet yesterday announcing a new series on the WWE Network, titled Southpaw Regional Wrestling, .  So far, it looks to be the Network’s first successful stab at scripted comedy.  To be honest, any show with John Cena doing his best Gordon Solie impersonation  — as the character and play-by-play announcer “Lance Catamaran” — ought to be good. Continue reading WWE Network’s “Southpaw Regional Wrestling” is Everything I Didn’t Know I Wanted…

The MucoJet, for Needle-Free, Painless Vaccinations…

Injections for vaccinations, while saving the lives of millions of people from common sicknesses and diseases, are still pretty painful; particularly for younger children who are most at risk of diseases. That might change within the next ten years, thanks to researchers in Dorian Liepmann’s lab at the University of California, Berkeley, who’ve developed the MucoJet. The creation is a needle-free, pill-sized, 3D-printed device that shoots a stream of vaccine into the tissue of the cheek, making vaccinations practically painless. Continue reading The MucoJet, for Needle-Free, Painless Vaccinations…

Art Deco – Doc’D #61

In this architecture-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the Art Deco architecture movement and style — and yeah, he might throw in a ‘Bioshock’ reference here-or-there… ;-).

Continue reading Art Deco – Doc’D #61

Netflix’s New ‘GLOW’ Series Finally Set A Release Date: June 23rd, 2017!

GLOW, Netflix’s reimagining of the ’80s cult-classic professional wrestling promotion Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling — executive produced by Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan — has finally announced a release date for said series, stating via the above teaser trailer that the ten-episode series debuts on June 23rd, 2017. The show stars Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men) as a struggling actress who joins the weekly episodic women’s wrestling television program as her final shot at fame. Continue reading Netflix’s New ‘GLOW’ Series Finally Set A Release Date: June 23rd, 2017!

An All-New “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” Trailer!

Holy crap, this movie comes out in ONLY TWO MORE MONTHS?!?! AND Logan comes out THIS FRIDAY?!? AND Power Rangers in THREE WEEKS?!? AND Ghost in the Shell THE WEEK AFTER?!? Jeezus! Anyway, last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chris Pratt stopped by to introduce a tease trailer — for the actual, full-length second trailer — for the upcoming theatrical addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and sequel to the surprise summer hit of 2014), Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.  Once again, the universe needs saving and there’s no one more suited to the job than Marvel’s ragtag group of misfits.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, directed by James Gunn, hits theaters on May 5.

A Redditor’s Video on the Evolution of Triple H & Stephanie McMahon’s Relationship…

Some things just don’t last, and the same can be said about things involving the business of professional wrestling.  We CAN say that one of more enduring things in the WWE has been the relationship between Paul Levesque (Triple H) and Stephanie McMahon, two of the most powerful people (on-and-off-screen) behind the most powerful wrestling organization in the world. Over the years, these two (both as themselves and as on-screen characters) have gone through their fair share of ups-and-downs, personality changes, and senses of style. But let’s be honest, we ALL do; I used to think wearing oversized and baggy shirts and pants back in the early-to-mid 2000s was all the comfort I needed. Continue reading A Redditor’s Video on the Evolution of Triple H & Stephanie McMahon’s Relationship…

Some Brave Soul Just Completed ‘Resident Evil 7’ With Only A Knife On Hardest Difficulty…

The fastest speedruns being in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard are being finished on easy mode and use special weapons. However, one runner, a YouTuber who goes by the name Quizzle, went to the next level by upping the difficulty all the way to the game’s hardest difficulty (called Madhouse) and hacked their way through with a pocket knife and DOESN’T DIE ONE, SINGLE TIME! You might be asking yourself, “What is Madhouse mode” right now, so I’ll explain: Madhouse is Resident Evil 7‘s highest difficulty and only becomes available to select after clearing the game once. Madhouse mode rearranges the locations of key items, increases the toughness of all enemies (including making the relentless villain Jack Baker run faster than your character). YIKES!! The final time during this attempt clocked in at 2:49:13, which is roughly thirty-seven minutes faster than his first attempt. Impressive, indeed…