Monthly Archives: April 2009 - Page 2

HiSciFi – Games Developers Conference w Michelle Parent and Steve Danic


Our gaming programmers, Steve Danic and Michelle Parent returned from GDC, THE Game Developers Conference. They give us the goods on what’s new in the world of gaming, and we discuss the upcoming industry trends and new games.
HiSciFi – Games Developers Conference w Michelle Parent and Steve Danic

Stem Cells? For Boobs, Naturally


by Irma Arkus

You know it, I know it, everybody knows it – when it comes to priorities, western medicine has got an interesting approach. Instead of curing malaria, eradicating rabies, or preventing cancer, we go with Viagra.

Same with stem cells. Oh sure, you could use them to grow tissue, repair damaged liver, kidney and heart cells, maybe even make paraplegics take a shot at the running again. But NO. No such luck after all. Why? Because we have some prioritizing to do: Technology Review reports of a new technique that uses stem cells mixed with extracted fat cells, once injected into boobs, will be a far more suitable concoction for breast enchancement.

On the one hand, I am actually happy that women, who are tortured into contorting their bodies to assume more likeable shapes will, at least, avoid potential cancers and severe health issues that arise from using silicone-filled bags stuffed into their chest. On the other hand….the idea that one of the first usages of stem cells is literally stuffed back into women for aesthetic enchancement…well, it just takes the cake.

Read more here.

Greg Bear: Answering Some Questions, Finally


by Irma Arkus

Ahhh, the joys of Internets…is that we get to ask the great ones, like author Greg Bear, some questions.

There are but a handful of authors that I can call my favorites, and Greg Bear is in the top three, as far as I am concerned. Now, reddit has managed to get Mr. Bear (he he he) to answer some questions by fans.

So, check the reddit blog here, and ask away.

Meanwhile, if you are unfamiliar with Greg Bear’s masterpieces, I suggest you get crackin’ the books. Start with something lighter, such as “Darwin’s Radio” and continue that with sequel, “Darwin’s Children.” And then turn to some instant classics, like “Blood Music,” “Slant,” and “Dead Lines.”

2001 Space Odyssey: Kubrick Behind The Lens


by Irma Arkus

Life’s release of its archive photos has thus far proven to be a work of genious. The one that is worth stumbling onto is the latest 15 images of Stanley Kubrick’s behind-the-scenes of “2001: Space Odyssey.” Me thinks of getting this one in a larger size.

Check it out here.