Daily Archives: May 28, 2009

Photographic Evidence

Whilst at ConQuest, I was showing off pictures and in showing off the Scalzi Compound, noted there was at least one picture where the house was framed by a rainbow. This was met with skepticism, so I promised to fish out the picture and repost it for the non-believers. Thus: Totally not Photoshopped. Really happened. […]

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Tech Geeks, Ho

Hey Moveable Type/Wordpress geeks: Patrick Nielsen Hayden, my friend and also generally excellent editor at Tor, is the co-proprietor of the also generally excellent Making Light blog, and is asking for some much-needed technical assistance in migrating the blog. This would likely be classified in the “labor of love” category in terms of payment, but […]

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Time Warner to AOL: It’s Not Me, It’s You

Time Warner appears finally to be quitting the AOL business: Time Warner unveiled plans Thursday to spin off AOL as an independent company, an end to the massive media marriage formed in 2001. “We believe that a separation will be the best outcome for both Time Warner and AOL,” said Time Warner chief executive Jeff […]

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Bummer Weed

Over at Slate, William Saletan points to a new pharmaceutical take on medicinal marijuana that allegedly provides all its medicinal value (relieving pain and spasms, etc) without the not-so-medicinal values (totally getting you high). The makers of the product suggest that their un-stoned version of the stuff — called “Sativex” —  is better for medicinal […]

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Dipping Into the Mailbag

The week at AMC I dip into the mailbag once more, and answer questions about why steampunk isn’t a big hit in movies, why I’m able to tolerate bad science in Star Trek, and why Terminator: Salvation got slapped around by the new Night at the Museum flick at the box office. Trenchant questions all. […]

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