Tagged: book

The Fall of Gondolin: ‘new’ JRR Tolkien book

JRR Tolkien’s The Fall of Gondolin, his tale of a beautiful, mysterious city destroyed by dark forces which The Lord of the Rings author called “the first real story” of Middle-earth, will be published...

Star Wars: the complete canon timeline

Watch ten thousand years of Star Wars history! The films, books, comics, and television shows summarized into the most important moments in the canon. [Updated Mai 2017]  [Via: Star Wars Explained]

Scientology: Steven Fishman Deposition

Former Scientologist Steven Fishman and his psychologist Dr. Uwe Geertz were sued by Scientology after they were interviewed by Time magazine for a cover story about Scientology, “The Cult of Greed and Power.” http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Fishman

The Art of War

  The Art of War By Sun Tzu  Translated by Lionel Giles I. Laying Plans  1. Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. 2. It is a matter of life...

What they said in 1999 about Amazon.com

“Amazon” wasn’t the company’s original name. Jeff Bezos originally wanted to give the company the magical sounding name “Cadabra.” Amazon’s first lawyer, Todd Tarbert, convinced him that the name sounded too similar to “Cadaver,”...

1984 and the modern state of surveillance

Metaflix takes a look at George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece ‘1984‘ and how modern surveillance has gone far beyond even his most frightening predictions. Zero Days is a documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer...

Canonical Star Wars timeline

After Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, the official Star Wars canon was reset; all the books, games, and comics that had taken place in the Star Wars Universe were re-labeled as “Legends.” Only the...

Marbling

1970 film by Bedfordshire Record Office of Cockerell marbling. Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other kinds of stone. The patterns are...

Children’s Bible

The King of Foreskins For his daughter’s hand in marriage, King Saul wanted no less than one hundred Philistine foreskins. David, really wanting to become a son-in-law to the powerful King, took his men...