Happy Star Wars Day!

4 05 2013

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Film vs. Reality: The Cost of Exploring Space

16 04 2013

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DC Comics ‘Hero for the Household’ Sweepstakes!

23 03 2013

This looks like it’s worth an entry. DC comics has launched a new site/blog called DC Comics Fan Family, geared toward promoting all-ages and family-oriented stuff. They just announced a sweepstakes, with a prize package filled with over five dozen items for fans of all ages. It looks pretty cool. Details are below!

– dEV

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Prizes for the whole family — that’s what you could win if you enter the HERO for the HOUSEHOLD sweepstakes, new from DC Comics Fan Family.

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We’re giving away a super-sized selection of more than five dozen products, games, DVDs, graphic novels, clothes, jewelry items, and — of course — comic books and Capstone books for the whole household to enjoy. With something for mom, dad, boys and girls big and small — and even the family dog — this is the ultimate prize package to make YOU the HERO for your whole HOUSEHOLD.

Here’s a preview of some of the prizes:

For your chance to win over five dozen items well over $1,200.00 worth of DC Entertainment fun, all you have to do is enter.

The HERO for the HOUSEHOLD Sweepstakes runs March 21 through May 9, 2013, and anyone 13 or older living in the United States can enter.

What are you waiting for? Enter now!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to permanent, legal residents of the 50 US or DC who are 13 or older. Void where prohibited. Begins 3/21/13 at 12:00:01 a.m. PT and ends 5/9/13 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT. For official rules, entry options/restrictions, odds disclosures and prize details, click here. Sponsor: DC ENTERTAINMENT.





Hero-glyphics

16 03 2013

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Neil deGrasse Tyson needs to read more comics.

9 03 2013

Actually, it was forged by dwarven blacksmiths out of mystical uru metal. Don’t base your hypothesis of the movie version! You just made a millions nerds cry out in anguish!

– dEV

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NBC News: ‘Batman’ drops off suspect at police station, vanishes into night

4 03 2013

‘Batman’ drops off suspect at police station, vanishes into night

By Michael Holden, Reuters

NBC News LogoLONDON – A mystery man dressed as Batman demonstrated the same crime-fighting skills as the caped crusader when he handed over a suspect wanted for burglary in Britain.

Surveillance footage showed a portly figure wearing an ill-fitting costume including gloves, cape and mask, bringing a 27-year-old man to a police station in Bradford in northern England.

Photo Credit: West Yorkshire Police Department

Photo Credit: West Yorkshire Police Department

The suspect was arrested and charged with handling stolen goods and fraud-related offences, according to the force. But the costumed crime-fighter disappeared into the night without leaving his name.

“The person who brought the wanted man into the station was dressed in a full Batman outfit,” a spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said. “His identity, however, remains unknown.”

The suspect was handed over early on February 25. Police released photos of the footage Monday.

 

(Original Story with Video)

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/04/17179754-batman-drops-off-suspect-at-police-station-vanishes-into-night?lite





The Fantasy World Map

4 03 2013

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Gandalf Problem Solving

26 01 2013

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Batman Physics

22 01 2013

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The Week: The White House’s nerd-delighting Death Star petition response

14 01 2013
Construction would cost more than $850 quadrillion dollars, the White House’s Paul Shawcross dryly notes
By Chris Gayomali | January 14, 2013
death-star-2Anyone with an agenda and 25,000 signatures can elicit an official response from the White House’s “We the People” website. This being the internet and all, requests naturally tilt toward the edges: A petition for President Obama’s impeachment, federally legalized marijuana, secession appeals, and a nationalized Twinkie industry.

Over the weekend, the White House indulged Star Wars fans by issuing an official response to a popular request — that the U.S. government begin construction on a Death Star to be completed by 2016. Total signatures amassed: 34,435.

In a post titled “This isn’t the petition response you’re looking for,” Paul Shawcross, Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget, outlines a few reasons why construction of a Death Star simply isn’t in the best interest of the country. A few of his points:

  1. The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
  2. The administration does not support blowing up planets.
  3. Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that could be exploited by a one-man starship?

Shawcross ends with a call for star-gazing youngsters “to pursue a career in science, technology, or math-related field” to ensure the United States’ position as a space leader. “Remember,” he concludes, “the Death Star’s power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force.”

(Full Story)

http://theweek.com/article/index/238746/the-white-houses-nerd-delighting-death-star-petition-response