These hooves were made for walking. »
It should be noted though that this myth didn't start with Disney. Wikipedia mentions it was widespread enough to be referenced in the 1951 Cyril M. Kornbluth short story "The Marching Morons", and a 1953 American Mercury article.
Also, just from my own recollection, the 1953 Arthur C. Clarke short story "The Possessed" is… »
I was a little disappointed by how some of the visuals, though spectacular, were very inaccurate. The Sun filling the entire sky from Mercury, for example. It just isn't that close. This looked more like how things would look from orbit around one of those exoplanets that's practically skimming its star, or a comet… »
So, the Star Trek set... I'm assuming these are the remastered ones where they redid all the special effects. When watching it, do you have the option to just watch an episode old school, without the altered special effects? »
Streets of SimCity.
It was a real surprise, because prior to that Maxis had a certain quality to these games, and this whole game just felt unfinished, partially working. It was like some shareware game in comparison to the professional polish of SimCity, etc. »
wikipedia reveals that this asteroid was observed exactly once —- 14 years ago, and hasn't been seen since. Had I known that, I would have had a different expectation.
I was already a little suspicious, because I had to read 3 web-articles to discover that it was passing 2 million miles away —— every web article… »
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Somewhere...probably Dragon magazine —- this was a NPC called an Anti-Paladin, I seem to recall. »
So in the galaxy on average every cubic lightyear contains 40% solar mass.
Now...anyone know much of that mass isn't a star/brown dwarf? »
My favorite Alec Guinness bit is the story that a kid came up to him and said, "I've seen Star Wars 65 times!" (or whatever).
And he replied, "Now, promise me you'll never see it again."
I don't think he was really crapping on Star Wars, I think his point was —- "Kid, have you see Casablanca? Maltese Falcon? Perhaps some… »
So whenever these type of stories pop up, I'm curious to know, what's the closest black hole to Earth? Despite some contenders (like one whose first estimate was 1500 lightyears, then later revised to more like 15,000 lightyears), the answer still seems to be Cygnus X-1, at about 6100 lightyears. »
I had never played Nintendo64 GoldenEye, but I always saw it on Top Ten Games of All Time lists.
So in 2010 I bought a Nintendo64 on eBay (it came with the GoldenEye cartridge) for $25 plus postage.
(I did eventually acquire Perfect Dark and The World Is Not Enough as well). »
Joe Haldeman's new novel Work Done for Hire comes out January 7th, but from the description, it's hard to tell —- it may not be science fiction. »