Category Archives: Tech/Sci-Fi

You’re a kite dancing in a hurricane Mr. Bond

The FIRST teaser trailer for SPECTRE is released:

“I always knew death would wear a familiar face.”

James Bond returns in the film SPECTRE November 2015 along with the very fast Aston Martin DB10.

Very few people working in Silicon Valley today remember the danger to the valley back in 1985 when Max Zorin, portrayed by Christopher Walken was set on destroying the chip making capability of Silicon Valley so that he could corner the chip market. This film was ‘A View to a Kill’.

Peter Capaldi named as 12th Doctor in long running Doctor Who series

TARDIS_Police_Phone_Box_Doctor_WhoPeter Dougan Capaldi, the Scottish actor and film director will play the next Doctor, replacing Matt Smith. Interestingly, Peter Capaldi played a WHO doctor in the recent zombie apocalypse film, World War Z. Now he will be The Doctor.

Matt Smith is set to hand the keys of the TARDIS over to Peter Capaldi later this year.

Happy Pi Day Silicon Valley!

  Today, March 14, or 3.14 is Pi Day. It also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday. Though he hasn’t celebrated one in a while. Pi day is popularly celebrated by geek culture with copious amounts of pie.

Larry Shaw, founder of the first organized Pi Day in 1988.



Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV and Jonathan Quayle Higgins III in Magnum P.I. not Magnum Pi.




Originally organized in 1988 by this guy:



Not this mustached guy:









So while you’re munching a slice of apple pie and woofing down some pizza pi, remember pi is what makes circles so tasty.

A few digits of pi:


And a couple of Think Geek pi t-shirts:


Asteroid 2012 DA14 makes its closest approach to Earth today

February 15, 2013 will go down in history as the day of a very active sky show. A large earth-buzzing asteroid, a meteorite air burst in Russia and the Bay Area fireball all made for an exciting astronomical day. The Discovery owned Science Channel will air a “A Russian Meteor Explosion Special” on Saturday at 8pm. Does Allstate cover Russian Meteor Mayhem?
If you have cut-rate insurance, you could be on the hook for thousands of rubles.


Asteroid 2012 DA14 will be speeding past the planet Earth today, just inside the orbit of our band of geosynchronous satellites. But don’t worry. The flying space rock will pass 1000 miles from the closest satellite. No need to worry about losing your television or internet signals. You can follow the asteroid 2012 DA14 through live coverage from observatories around the world at NASA JPL’s Ustream channel and on Twitter or use #asteroid or #2012da14. Google had a cool animated Google Doodle commemorating the close flyby of Asteroid DA14 but pulled it after injuries were reported in the Russian meteor airburst explosion. Google_Doodle_AsteroidDA14

Check out this NASA animation:

And I’m sure you’ve all heard about the Russian meteor explosion that took place on the same day as the asteroid flyby. Here’s a few of the videos that local residents shot of the Russian meteor event in the town of Chelyabinsk:

And a video from a cab, must have looked like an ICBM coming in or something:

And RT has a video of the meteorite crater smashed into the frozen Lake Chebarkul:

Famed astrophysicist and one time Big Bang Theory guest Neil deGrasse Tyson went on the Today show to explain why the Russian Ural Mountains meteorite wasn’t picked up on radar.

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And of course the Bay Area and Silicon Valley got a show today with a bright meteor #fireball captured on a dash camera and seen all over the area. The debris from the burning meteor was even picked up on NBC Bay Area’s weather radar when tweaked to show all objects.

The video below was shot on I-280 heading south at 7:44PM tonight.

Red Dwarf returns to television in the UK

Red Dwarf advert in Victoria Station London

For those of you that remember the campy British science fiction comedy from the 90’s that has been rumored to return to production again for over a decade, it’s back! Currently airing on the Dave and Dave HD channels in the UK for the first returning season. The series is planned to be released on DVD in November 2012. No word yet on if Red Dwarf Series 10 will air on BBC America.