April 23, 2014

3:58 PM | Old Man’s War
In John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War, the home planet’s military consists of old folks who join the fight because they have nothing left to lose. Of course, they can’t just battle as is—they need some pretty serious upgrades first. They … Continue reading →
2:56 AM | All Your Base Are NNNNNNNNNN
A: I don't think I have the funding to get this sequenced. I wish I had a Genomics Fairy Godmother.B: I've got a Genomics Fairy Godmother. She waves her Illumina HiSeq and out drops three gigs of FASTQ reads. The only problem is, at midnight, all the sequences turn into@PUMPKINATCGATCGATCGATCGATCGATCGATCGATCGATCGATCGATCGATCGATCGATCG+HAHA_SUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 08, 2014

1:33 AM | Cop A Feelie
In Brave New World, there’s all kinds of fun to be had. There’s Centrifugal Bumble Puppy, rudimentary sexual games for the young ones in school, and, of course, there’s the feelies. The feelies aren’t exactly virtual reality—based on Huxley’s descriptions, … Continue reading →
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