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Yes, Chainmail Is Really Hard to Draw

Denis Loubet was the first artist hired at Origin Systems, where he created dozens of paintings and drawings for the Ultima series of computer role-playing games. Loubet is still active in Ultima fandom, recently painting a variant cover for Ultima VII and manual art for the Ultima-inspired game Nox Archaist. “I’m the titular artist for everything Ultima, so people reach out to me when they’re doing something where they want that Ultima flavor,” Loubet says in Episode 456 of the...

‘Blood of Zeus’ Combines Myth With Saturday Morning Cartoons

The new Netflix series Blood of Zeus presents a fresh spin on Greek mythology, featuring familiar characters such as Poseidon, Ares, and Cerberus. Science fiction author Zach Chapman enjoyed the show’s epic battle sequences. “It’s the same studio that did the animation work on Castlevania, so it’s the same kind of blood-and-guts and level of awesome fighting,” Chapman says in Episode 455 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. “If you liked Castlevania, definitely check this out.” Podcast https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/https://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/geeksguide455final.mp3 RSS iTunes Download Fantasy author...

What Would It Take to Actually Settle an Alien World?

David Gerrold is the author of dozens of science fiction books, including The Martian Child and The Man Who Folded Himself. His new novel Hella, about a low-gravity planet inhabited by dinosaur-like aliens, was inspired by the 2011 TV series Terra Nova. “The worldbuilding that they did was very interesting, very exciting, but because I was frustrated that they didn’t go in the direction I wanted to go, I was thinking, ‘Let me do a story where I can actually...

Mrs. Coulter Is One of the Best Villains on TV

The HBO series His Dark Materials, based on the novels by Philip Pullman, recently concluded a strong second season. Fantasy author Erin Lindsey was particulary impressed with the show’s lead villain, Mrs. Coulter, played by Ruth Wilson. “The performance of Mrs. Coulter and the way that she’s written are just so brilliant in this series, I can’t get enough of it,” Lindsey says in Episode 453 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. Podcast https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/https://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/geeksguide453final.mp3 RSS iTunes Download Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy host...

‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Is Clever Sci-Fi About Internet Trolls

The new anthology The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 includes stories from leading authors such as Victor LaValle, Rebecca Roanhorse, and Charlie Jane Anders. Tobias S. Buckell, whose story “The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex” appears in the book, was particularly impressed with Ken Liu’s story “Thoughts and Prayers.” “Ken is really a complete master of the short form,” Buckell says in Episode 452 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. “It’s always a pleasure to read a...

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This page was rendered on 04-Feb-21 2115 UTC.This page was first created in 1998, by Tomas David Hood (NW7US)Current Sunspot Cycle 24 Activity and Space Weather Sun Spots: 11 as of 02/03/2021 :: 10.7-cm Flux: 74 SFU(SFU=Solar Flux Units)30 Minutes of Dazzling Sun! Ultra-high Definition 4k View An Intimate View of the Sun, Every Day of 2015 (Year 6 of SDO) UHD 4k Watch Five Very Intense X-class X-ray Flares Erupt, Back-to-back!(From the largest sunspot region in 20+ years...) Check out the X2.7...

SHTF Scenarios, What Comm’s do I need?

Are YOU READY for the collapse of society and how we communicate today? A Country Boy Can Survive, well that's true but to be efficient he still has to communicate. In this article I am going to run you through several scenarios and I will be presenting you with some real world use and applications of communications that may be outside the law. But lets be real if society collapses I am sure how and what radios are used is...

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Is a Lot Better Than You’d Expect

When it comes to ideas for a TV show, a humorous Star Trek cartoon doesn’t necessarily seem like a winner. But screenwriter Rafael Jordan says that the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks compares favorably to live action shows such as Picard and Discovery. “I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it, but I was really won over by the third or the fourth episode,” Jordan says in Episode 451 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast....

Ranger RCI X9 AM SSB Export Radio – New SSB radio coming from Ranger! | CB Radio Magazine

We’re excited to see some early news about a new radio from Ranger and it’s got SSB! It has a small form factor for size (more like a President Lincoln) but with traditional style controls rather than buttons. Since the size is smaller perhaps it’s using a new board design but we won’t know until we get our hands on one. Some interesting early points about it – Dimensions 7-3/8 (W) x 8-3/4 (D) x 2-1/4 (H) Inches – This is...

Turner Super Sidekick Desk Microphone Overview – Classic Black and Chrome | CB Radio Magazine

This week we got a chance to enjoy another classic, the Turner Super Sidekick Desk Microphone. Not quite as sophisticated as the Turner +3 but still a very popular microphone. I did do some quick testing and while it performed well on SSB it didn’t sound as clear as a Turner +3 (in my opinion), especially on AM. Lots of people love these and swear by them for SSB so it’s definitely a very popular desk microphone. Also check out...