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The Big Short Movie Review

C’est incroyable!

The Big Short was so good that it has me expressing my contentment in different languages. Easily one of the best movies I have seen in the last several years, it is truly incredible how, what otherwise could have been a relatively boring documentary, is absolutely captivating.

Steve Jobs (2015) Movie Review, with Michael Fassbender

Steve Jobs (2015) Movie Review — Michael Fassbender

Steve Jobs (2015) takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. The most important thing to know about the 2015 take on Steve Jobs is that the … Continue reading

In the Kingdom of Ice - De Long and the USS Jeannette

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides is a book that I could not recommend more about the perils of Arctic exploration. The book is the unbelievable true story of the USS Jeannette. Its captain, George Washington De Long, embarks on a mission to reach the North Pole, as no explorers had yet done. Their voyage … Continue reading

Google Maps Arrive By, Depart At

Google Maps’ New “Typical Traffic” Route Planning Feature

Google Maps has just introduced a new feature that I have been patiently awaiting for several years now — Route planning with typical traffic conditions! Route planning allows you to plot a course between two points and not just with current traffic but with typical traffic for various times during the week and day. Previously, … Continue reading

PayPal is Terrible | Worst Customer Service

PayPal is Terrible — Your Money is Not Safe. From Them. [Burn in Hell PayPal]

Paypal is a terrible, horrible, despicable company. If you have little experience with PayPal, count yourself lucky. There are many reasons why the company continues to top lists such as the “Five Worst Companies for Customer Service“. PayPal currently has a “2.6 out of 10” on Trust Pilot and a “1 out of 5” stars on … Continue reading

Do Allergy Shots Work?

Do Allergy Shots Work? Is Immunotherapy Effective?

I have been unknowingly suffering from allergies for years. In the spring and fall I would suddenly become “sick” and nothing I did could get rid of it. It took years for me to discover that it was allergies, not a virus each time, because my allergy symptoms are identical to that of the flu … Continue reading

The Unbelievers Movie Review | Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss

The Unbelievers Movie Review

Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world. What The Unbelievers lacks in entertainment and excitement, it makes up for in brilliance. The Unbelievers is essentially a compilation of some of the great international appearances of Richard Dawkins … Continue reading

How to Get Rid of Telemarketers

From an Ex-Telemarketer: How to Get Rid of Telemarketers

Telemarketers can be a pain in the ass (there is really no other way to put it) but responding in the wrong way can make the situation worse. As an ex-telemarketer, I know first-hand what it is like to be on both sides of the call and trust me, telemarketing sucks for both parties involved. … Continue reading

Wired Magazine - Silicon Valley Hipster Douchebags

What Happened to Wired Magazine? Silicon Valley Douchebag Hipsters

Ah, yet another content provider selling-out to try to be “cool”. I recently wrote about what happened to the Discovery Channel and their now complete decline into trash TV, and now Wired Magazine is heading in a similar direction. I want to preface this rant by saying that I am (was) a huge fan of Wired. … Continue reading

What is a camless engine?

What is a Camless Engine, and Why Should You Care?

So as not to bore the car fanatics, I will keep the following description brief. A camshaft is found in a car engine that enables the opening and closing of valves as the engine rotates to enable combustion — bringing in the fuel (intake valve) and expelling what’s left after combustion (exhaust valve). I have embedded … Continue reading


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