Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New Raspberry Pi for Pi Day!


Article: Faster Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Launches - PC Magazine

It's Pi Day! 3/14, so 3.14, get it? :-)

Anyway, to celebrate, Raspberry Pi has come out with their latest model: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. It features an upgraded processor for more power! Read all about it in the links above.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Disney's "Star Wars" Are Fan Fiction

Today, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has been released on video. So, today I wanted to state my case regarding these new movies:

These Disney "Star Wars" movies are Fan Fiction. They are not "canon." George Lucas was completely involved with every aspect of the previous six "Star Wars" movies. Here, he has zero involvement. So, I consider them no different than if someone was just posting blog entries with their story ideas.

Fans really need to just divorce themselves from the thought that these new movies are "official" in any way. They are products of a business transaction. It's the same as Hostess, which was bought out by other people. And, the snacks, even though they have the same name and packaging, don't taste anywhere near as good as they used to. Disney just bought the ability to put "Star Wars" on whatever they wanted, and they have.

We can now see what an incredibly terrible decision that George Lucas made by selling all of Lucasfilm to Disney with zero conditions. Since Michael Eisner, Disney has been purely focused on profit, not creativity. Their only focus is to take a property and squeeze every dime out of it. That is what they are doing with "Star Wars." It is deeply unfortunate what has happened.

But, "Star Wars" fans have to make it known that they don't accept what Disney has done as "canon," "official," or whatever. Because it isn't. A deal was made, contracts were signed, product was produced. That isn't creativity, it's just business.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Pong Makes a Comeback

Article: Pong Makes a Comeback - CNET

Atari's Pong makes a comeback as a home sit-down console.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" First Reviews

Article: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Film Review - Hollywood Reporter

Article: Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ - Variety

First reviews are out for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

Since I avoided the final trailer, and am avoiding all TV spots and anything that could be spoilery, I will leave it to you to decide whether to read any of the reviews. But, you could always just bookmark this post and read the reviews after you've seen the movie. :-)

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi." has an early premiere at 7 p.m. on Thursday, then goes into regular release on Friday.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" First Reactions

Article: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' - First Reactions from the Premiere - Hollywood Reporter

Article: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ First Reactions: ‘Jam-Packed,’ ‘Exciting’ - Variety

Disney held the premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" on Saturday night in Los Angeles. And, like for "Force Awakens," celebrities and media folks were invited.

Their reactions were glowing. I'm not surprised, because, if you are being invited by Disney to an exclusive premiere of one of the largest releases of the decade, honestly, what else are you going to say? Many of us will have seen for ourselves by this time next week.

The review embargo ends at 9 a.m. Tuesday. So, first media reviews will be out then. That's earlier than I thought. Of course, I'm still not going to read a single one of them, since I see the movie at 7 p.m. on Thursday. :-)

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" First Trailer

Trailer: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" Trailer - YouTube

Just out tonight is the first trailer for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."

The film premieres June 22, 2018.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

"Justice League" First Reviews

Review: 'Justice League': Film Review - Hollywood Reporter

Review: Film Review: ‘Justice League’ - Variety

Review List: "Justice League" (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

First reviews are out for "Justice League." The superhero extravaganza opens this Friday, November 17.

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