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Rest in Peace, Christopher Lee

| 11. Juni 2015

2015 is not a good year for living legends, it seems. Christopher Lee has passed on at the venerable age of 93. Christopher Lee was one of those actors that do not need an introduction and he has very likely played more iconic roles over a greater period of time than any other actor in […]

The Convair XFY-1 Pogo – Wonderfully Weird and Atompunk!

| 16. April 2015

Let me introduce you to a wonderful little craft from the dawn of the Atompunk Age and the Cold War, the Convair XY-1 Pogo: The Convyair XFY-1 is another of those fantastic designs which emerged just after the end of the Second Word War and the beginning of the Cold War. An experimental aircraft, if […]

Rest in Peace, Terry Pratchett (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015)

| 12. März 2015

Once again, my heart is heavy as I have the passing of another living legend to report: Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, OBE passed away today at the age of 66, far too early. His work has been an integral part of the literature I enjoy ever since I first read Guards! Guards! back […]

Rest in Peace, Leonard Nimoy

| 27. Februar 2015

It is with a heavy heart I report the death of Leonard Nimoy. A living legend has passed on. We will remember him in our hearts, our minds and our souls. StarTrek.com is deeply saddened to report the passing of Leonard Nimoy. The legend — an actor, writer, producer, director, poet, host, voiceover artist, photographer, […]

The German Tanks of World War 1 – How Proto-Dieselpunk!

| 7. Februar 2015

Let’s face it, the British tanks of the Western Front sure dominate the mental landscape when one thinks of an iconic fighting machine of The Great War. But Great Britain was of course not the only nation to field tanks. Once their utility became apparent, Germany quickly caught up, and so did France. The first […]

Non-Euclidean Æthercast 28a – Sumerian Music – The Interview

| 23. Januar 2015

Today’s episode of the Non-Euclidean is a follow-up to episode 28, I was lucky enough to be able to interview Stef Conner of The Lyre Project for this podcast. We talk about the album The Flood (recorded with ancient instruments and using Babylonian and Sumerian lyrics), generally nerd-out about ancient languages and have a fun […]

Graf Zeppelin Postcard

| 11. Januar 2015

I have expressed my love for Zeppelins rather rarely recently, this post will remedy the situation. This, obviously, is a historic postcard with the Graf Zeppelin cruising majestically over the fair city of Rio de Janeiro.

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #28 – Deep Time and Time Travel

| 25. Dezember 2014

Yes, I managed! I was afraid I would not be able to complete another episode of the Non-Euclidean Æthercast before the year was up, luckily, I did! Today’s episode concerns itself with deep time, the resurrection of ancient cultures and time travel, please enjoy! Subscribe on iTunes And please listen to this, “The Flood” an […]

Help a Boar become Austro-Hungarian Emperor!

| 22. November 2014

If this headline did not get your attention, you are probably dead… Anyway, may I present to you this bizarre jewel of an independent game, by Croatian game company Studio Spektar: The good people at Studio Spektar have this to say about the game world: Viktor’s cartoon world is not entirely different from our world. […]

The Christmas Truce – Sainsbury’s OFFICIAL Christmas 2014 Ad

| 15. November 2014

I have to give credit to Tee Morris for pointing my attention to this jewel of a TV advert. I hope you all know on what actual historic event the advert is based. If not, please feel ashamed and go here. Beautiful, simply beautiful! I wish we would see more on TV with such a […]