One aspect of most zombie movies/TV—and it is actually a plot hole, but an essential one—is that the enemy is actually pretty lame. Thus, the real enemies are other human beings. Seriously, the zombies have no organization, no higher intelligence, no communications. In real life, a group of organized, tool-using… » 1/16/15 5:44pm 1/16/15 5:44pm

There have been a few proposals over the past twenty-plus years to do something with this space. The video mentions the 1995 food court. That flopped immediately, probably because nobody knew that there were restaurants down there or wanted to head underground to get lunch. There have been a few other proposals for… » 1/14/15 6:41pm 1/14/15 6:41pm

The Beagle 2 failure investigation is an interesting read. The mission PI initially blamed the Martian atmosphere for the failure of the mission, but the investigation specifically ruled that out. The failure report was also suppressed and only released after the media filed a Freedom of Information request for it.… » 1/13/15 9:12am 1/13/15 9:12am

Except that 3D printing doesn't work like that. It only produces one material, not many, and it produces parts, which have to be assembled unless they're really simple. Go get your cellphone and smash it into pieces on your tabletop (I'll wait). Now look at the materials inside. I bet you see metals, various plastics,… » 1/02/15 12:03am 1/02/15 12:03am

The link to the Amazon comment is a red herring. I've read it twice and fail to see how it has anything to do with anything. Even if it is correct, it doesn't explain why the documentary did not talk to the Williams family. I think the comments here offer a better explanation (i.e. that the family has generally… » 1/01/15 6:21pm 1/01/15 6:21pm

I found the second part (eps 3-4) to be pretty bad. I don't know how anybody could think otherwise. Some really horrible dialogue, for instance, plus things that made no sense (they cremated the murdered girl without even doing their own autopsy?). I thought part 3 (eps 5-6) improved a lot. But it's all over the place… » 12/19/14 11:28am 12/19/14 11:28am