Watched Movie: Pacific Rim Uprising

•July 2, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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Pacific Rim Uprising is movie number two in the Sci-Fi Pacific Rim movie series and although I felt that it lacked some of the bigger budget movie CGI effects, it was still an enjoyable movie. Small robots, big robots (Jaegers), and even bigger monsters (Kaiju) make a pretty good watch. The acting was good enough and didn’t make you suffer much.

The only thing that stands out that I had an issue with was the final hit of the final battle. I feel like throwing a Jaeger from that high up in the air and have it hit smack in the center of that Kaijus face and not do much external damage was a little hard to believe. It died, obviously, but I’m assuming that it was from internal injuries.

Overall this was a good movie and well worth the RedBox  money spent on it.

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SPACE FORCE!! (Because it sounds cooler when you yell it.)

•June 28, 2018 • Leave a Comment

https://www.wired.com/story/new-arms-race-threatening-to-explode-in-space/

Article: The New Satellite Arms Race Threatening to Explode in Space
Author: Garrett M. Graff (Wired.com)

Why I read it: Trump and his Space Force talk has been trending a lot lately and not only does space interest me, but so does the direction that the U.S. might be headed into the next frontier.

My thoughts: Well written article, not an emotional or long piece but full of information and insight into what’s happening out there. I think that a spatial division for the U.S. military would be kind of cool … but that’s just the nerd in me, (as detrimental as it may turn out to be, who doesn’t want to see cool shit fighting in space?)

A Man and His Madness

•June 27, 2018 • Leave a Comment

https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/25/17492902/meteorite-hunting-authentication-steven-curry-montrose-colorado

Article: The Rock That Fell to Earth
Author: Brendan Borrell (TheVerge.com)

Why I read this article: Meteorites, space, and insanity. This story has it all.

My thoughts: This story draws you in and holds you until the end. Well written and not lacking any details, this is definitely a must read.

Physical Read: Marvel Digest #3, Thor

•June 13, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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This is the third installment of the relatively new Marvel Comics Digest and also the third one that I’ve purchased, (I also have issues five and six with six being the most recent), and finished reading last night.

These are fun reads, usually throwing in a couple story arcs as well as standalone issues, all in a very tidy, handheld book. These don’t *usually* have any origin stories or first issues but don’t lack any interesting subject matter either. A high point in this for me was learning about Mangog and the story arc that focused around this seemingly impossible, (but always knowing otherwise), to kill villain.

Pace yourself and you have a couple evenings of good comic story telling; fly through it and you still have fun, if a little information overload. One of the biggest upsides, to me, is that you don’t get to pick and choose what you’re reading, you know it all has to do with Thor, (in this issue), but you get to read some stories that you might not have ever picked up or heard of, and for all of $6.99.

Recommendation: Five stars.

I can’t wait for issue seven which releases on June 20th, featuring Ant-Man and the Wasp!

Because We All Wondered …

•June 5, 2018 • Leave a Comment

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-01/the-latest-private-jet-amenity-is-a-theme-party-for-your-children

 

Article: What Do Kids Do On Private Jets?
Publisher: Adrien Glover (Bloomberg.com)

Why I read this article: This one was pretty random, and that happens a lot with me. It seemed interesting and I used to work on airplanes and they’ve always been a passion of mine. It’s interesting to read about other peoples frivolous expenditures.

My thoughts: Good, short read. Nothing to be particularly interested in unless you’re a millionaire and have money to throw away. Just a good read on something useless.

Reset Your Routers … Or Don’t

•June 1, 2018 • Leave a Comment

https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/security/a20918611/vpnfilter-malware-reboot-router/

Article: FBI to America: Reboot Your Router, Right Now
Publisher: Joe Pappalardo (Popular Mechanics)

Why I read this article: Apparently it’s not too often that this bureau releases public service announcements. I also like my internet snoop free so it was worth taking a look at.

My thoughts: Not worth reading unless you’re a home office type or own a small business. The article was short and uninteresting; you’d have to really be into the smaller sectors of our government and find tech stuff interesting to read this short piece. The gist: Reset your router to be kinda’ safe, reset it to factory settings to be safer and change passwords.

Woody Harrelson, Rogue Number One

•May 31, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Article: Woody Harrelson, Rogue Number One
Publisher: Alex Williams (New York Times)

Why I read this article: Because Star Wars. Woody is a good actor but I haven’t been much of a reader about famous people unless it has to do directly, (or indirectly), with something that I like, i.e. Star Wars.

My thoughts: Alex writes a good article and makes it feel like you’re sitting there with them, hearing Woody talk in his distinct drawl. Not much in relation to Star Wars but kept me interested enough throughout to finish it.