Posts Tagged ‘geek’

Teach the Controversy: Shadow of the Leviathan (Part 2)

Posted: 29th September 2012 by Get No Happy in Science
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Chimpanzees are like us in many ways. They form alliances, maybe even friendship, and maintain these alliances by aiding each other in conflicts. Other behaviours we would recognise in ourselves are an obsession with social climbing, swapping dinner for sex and, slightly less light-hearted, the penchant for actively killing their neighbours out of boredom But, […]

A response to a particular person, a reference for everyone else In life there are many troubling things: War, taxes and the horrifying knowledge all our attempts to escape the icy hand of oblivion will ultimately be in vein… Anyway, another such thing is the sad knowledge that sometimes people are just wrong about certain […]

It’s been a long road…

Posted: 7th April 2010 by Get No Happy in Miscellaneous, Reviews
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Having had the ‘pleasure’ of being unemployed for around 5 months now, the one highlight of my day has been Virgin 1’s Star Trek afternoons. Thanks to this I’ve been able to watch TNG, DS9 and Voyager from their beginnings and in doing so reignited my disappointment with Enterprise. It was awful, just awful. And […]

Birth of the Twelve Colonies

Posted: 29th March 2010 by Get No Happy in Reviews
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Caprica Having finally gotten around to watching Caprica, the prequel to Battlestar Galactica written by Ronald D. Moore, and by gotten round I mean “watch all of it in a 9 hour binge”, I have to say I was fairly impressed with what I saw. Firstly it is visually stunning. I’m not sure how one […]

Bits and bobs

Posted: 9th March 2010 by Get No Happy in Miscellaneous, Reviews
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Well, a few thing of not much interest to anyone (edit)CIVILIZATION 5… … has been announced. Since Empire decided we should start seeing other people, Civ 4 has taken its place as my favourite of 4X game. It’s wonderful, and as such I welcome the arrival of Civ 5 with the enthusiasm of a Parisian […]

The Ballard of Star Trek Mug

Posted: 1st March 2010 by Get No Happy in Miscellaneous
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Since the arrival of my beautiful Zero Punctuation mug I’ve been forced to address a dark chapter in my life; the disappearance of my beloved NCC 1701-D Star Trek Mug. One day it was there, the next it was just gone. A real tragedy. Lost forever like a small white girl holidaying in Portugal. There […]