Posted on 12 March 2013 by VinnieAve
Genericon XXVI’s Con-Chair Ani-Gamers’ & OtakuUSA’s Evan Minto
Convention VIP Vertical Inc.’s Ed Chavez
Ani-Gamers’ & OtakuUSA’s Ink
Ani-Gamers’ Dave Estrella
Convention Featured Panelist Walt Amos
Convention Featured Panelist Reverse Thieves’ Alain Mendez
Convention Guest Sci-fi Author Tim Maughan
Please note that I, Vincenzo Averello, was given a press pass by the convention free of charge. However, in no way does the convention effect the content of the podcast.
Posted on 29 January 2013 by VinnieAve
Posted on 26 December 2012 by VinnieAve
Posted on 30 August 2012 by dragon2777
You thought that we forgot about all the tech geeks out there, but I assure you that we did not. Starting today every Thursday will be Technology Thursday bringing you cool geek gadgets, the newest smartphone apps, geek toys and anything else that may tickle the fancy of a tech nerd.
To start things off I decided to show off a really cool toy/gadget that I just picked up from Think Geek, the Doctor Who Smart Safe.
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Posted on 16 August 2012 by Jessica Dunn
Do you know Nikola Tesla? No? You should, so go read this. Okay, now you know who he is and now that you know, here is why you need to know Tesla, RIGHT NOW.
We just so happen to have one of Tesla’s old labs here in the New York state, but the land is for sale. The non-profit organization, The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, wants to buy the 1.6million dollar property and turn it into a museum dedicated to Tesla, unfortunately, there is someone else looking to buy the property and turn it into some kind of retail space – probably a strip mall with a Dunkin Donuts or a Subway or something. Continue Reading
Posted on 02 August 2012 by VinnieAve
Posted on 21 June 2012 by VinnieAve
This time on the All Geeks Considered Podcast we have a panel of expert, Walter Amos, Chris Baldi, and Ari Novy on to talk about science literacy and communicating science. Within we cover a range of topics and go on for a while. Have fun listening.
Walt talks about a few articles that are linked below:
Chloe Kardasian, Mermaids, and Animal Planet
North Carolina, Climate Change, and prediction trends
Posted on 07 June 2012 by VinnieAve
Hello loyal readers. This weekend is AnimeNEXT 2012. At this wonderful convention I along with Evan Minto from AniGamers and old school anime fan Walt Amos (he will also appear in the next episode of All Geeks Considered Podcast, as soon as I edit it). It will be in Panel 5 at 10PM on Friday. The premise behind this panel is that sometimes there is a hidden gem of scientific accuracy or something way off. This panel points this out and hopefully show something you haven’t seen before. After the con I will post a list of shows and clips that were used.
Posted on 08 May 2012 by VinnieAve
So Google has been working on making a driverless car for a long time. I am sure you’ve seen some of the very impressive videos in the past. However, now there is an officially licensed car that is driverless. This is the first step to ending a world of car accidents and unnecessary deaths on the road. The motorist will be a sportsman like the jockey is now. I honestly think there will be a push in the future to a world where driving is a minor skill that few have. That won’t be for a long time but it will happen. It will start off as a luxury but I think very quickly that as more and more people use them that states will realize that robot cars are a safety need, like a seat-belt. I also fear that in the first few years will see resistance with every accident reported, like how every plane crash is. However, I think that people will have to get used to cars that follow the rules of the road, speeding will be out of the program. Or would there be speeding, how would a car understand going with the flow of traffic, I expect that the early models will be limited to the speed limit since those are going to be sharing the road with people but as time goes on it will follow a few simple rules: get to the destination, stay on the roads, get there as fast as possible, and don’t kill the person inside of you or hit anything. The real test will be on the east coast Megalopolis. The sooner that robo cars take over the better off we are. I welcome our overlords in their mighty Googleplex and there robotic minions. I also would like to remind Google to program the 3 Laws in everything you do.
Posted on 22 February 2012 by VinnieAve
Original article published on November 27, 2011
So the line between science and mad science may have been crossed. Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands and managed to modify the H5N1 Bird Flu into a virus that can transit between humans. The sole reason that it hasn’t already swept the world is because it can get into humans but it cannot leave and transit. The scary part of this is that it only takes 5 mutations (I am going to assume single nucleotide polymorphisms (a single base pair change)). This the scary part. Given the number of times that the disease replicates I am willing to bet that this could happen someday, easily within the next 10-15 years.
The next scary part is there is a backlash that this work was done at all. This is good news, we now have an idea of what we could be fighting against in the near future, we need to prepare if this ever should happen. The other backlash is coming from people who want to prevent this work from being published. There is the obvious fear that if this has been done once it can be done again. However, if this does not get published no one will be able to work on a cure. It is needed to see this work get done.
Original Article: RT News
Update (2/22/12): It seems that this research will be published in Nature later this year. This is based on a decision by the WHO I think this is the right move still but I think that there should be strict controls (maybe stricter controls) on the amount of work done on the virus.