Movie: Rogue One (2016)

For me, this was the best movie in the Star Wars franchise… but I was never a super-fan of the genre. It was always a bit campy, inconsistent, and they lost me at the Ewok orgy, and I almost tuned out more…

Transgender NatGeo

I look at this story with mixed feelings, that won’t completely solidify until after they publish, and I get to read what they actually wrote. But so far, it’s not looking good to me, in how either NatGeo more…

Russian Hacker vs. DNC leaks

The Russian hacker thing seems to be a great system for separating the rational and skeptical folks from gullible anti-logic partisans.

The alternate reality is that the Russians hacked the DNC, gave more…

Movie: Arrival (2016)

A good but slow “first contact” sci-fi thriller, written about a cunning linguist who slowly discovers how to communicate with aliens. 

It’s traditional harder core sci fi, in that it’s very cerebral, more…