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V.25 No.34 | 08/25/2016

Event Horizon

Make it 'Til You Make It

Saturday, Aug 27: Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire

By Joshua Lee [ Fri Aug 26 2016 10:00 AM ]
A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the maker movement.
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V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016

The Daily Word in Crime, Animals and Global Warming

By Megan Reneau [ Thu May 12 2016 11:40 AM ]
The Daily Word

Step one to dealing with a smart phone when you have ADHD: Turn your notifications off.

“I like him!” Paul Ryan says smiling while submerging himself in a tank of bleach.

Um, Loretta Lynch for president, PLEASE!

These pups can bring world peace.

What is the most watched television show in New Mexico? Have you ever heard of it?

Instead of stopping our use of fossil fuels, let's give cows oregano to combat global warming.

For-Profit schools are watching this closely (unless they're swimming in a pool of money).

Police are on the lookout for a man who may be connected to a double homicide that happened on Tuesday.

The horrible nitwit George Zimmerman tried to auction off the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin.

V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016
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Event Horizon

Kids These Days

Friday, May 13: The First Annual ABQ STEM Fiesta

By Megan Reneau [ Wed May 11 2016 12:00 PM ]
Science, technology, engineering and math activities for all ages.
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V.25 No.15 | 04/14/2016

The Daily Word in Global Warming, Dinosaurs and Golden Toilets

By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Apr 19 2016 1:14 PM ]
The Daily Word

A message in a bottle is discovered after 98 years of floating at sea.

The Science Guy bets a pretty penny against bodybuilder and nagging critic Joe Bastardi that the Earth is—wait for it—actually getting warmer.

Speaking of the well-being of our planet, the key to saving it might be a global transition to a vegan diet.

Apparently, “Boaty McBoatface” fails to denote even an inkling of seriousness as the new name for the U.K.'s new $300 million research vessel.

Everything is connected, even grammar and sick beats.

Humans aren't the only species who could use prosthetic limbs. A duck who lost his feet to frostbite is walking again, thanks to a 3D printer.

Lines to the restroom at one of New York City's most popular museums might be a little longer than usual pretty soon. The Guggenheim Museum is about to install a completely functioning 18-karat gold toilet designed and sculpted by artist Maurizio Cattelan.

Asteroid? Volcanic eruption? Scientists propose a new theory on how dinosaurs went extinct.

V.25 No.16 | 4/21/2016

Technology and Its Discontents

The Spotify Effect

Music checks in, but it doesn’t check out

By Kyle Silfer [ Sun Apr 17 2016 9:00 AM ]
Who has made me a stranger to my iTunes music library? Spotify, it is you. Who has made it possible to summon full discographies of interrelated musical artists in a six-degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon hopscotch that I Just Can’t Stop Doing? It’s you again, Spotify.
V.25 No.13 | 3/31/2016
Run Jesus Run 10-second Flash game

Technology and Its Discontents

Gamer Christ at Easter Time

He has infinite continues

By Kyle Silfer [ Sun Mar 27 2016 8:00 AM ]
Everybody likes a revisionist Jesus, tailored for the times. I know I do.
V.25 No.10 | 3/10/2016
Dark Castle

Technology and Its Discontents

Images from the 1-bit era

We got both kinds of colors here: black and white

By Kyle Silfer [ Sun Mar 6 2016 8:00 AM ]
Color might be fine for the average video game, but for the truly great, it just gets in the way.
V.25 No.8 | 2/25/2016

Technology and Its Discontents

King of Demons 95

By Kyle Silfer [ Sun Feb 21 2016 9:00 AM ]
Back in 1995 the launch of what was possibly the pinnacle of beige-PC lameness was occurring in parallel with the development of one of the most visually demented video games on the face of the earth. Which just goes to prove the maxim that computers can imprison us or they can set us free.
V.25 No.7 | 2/18/2016

news

The Daily Word in recognizing your privilege, a Peyton Manning impersonator and murder

By Taylor Grabowsky [ Fri Feb 12 2016 12:52 PM ]
The Daily Word

In a surprising turn of events, the teen convicted of killing his five family members will be sentenced as a juvenile and could be released by the the age of 21.

83-year-old ex-priest arrested in connection with the death of a young woman in 1960.

Introducing Equipay, an app that divides the bill based on privilege.

Misty Copeland recreates famous Degas paintings, is flawless.

For only $10, you can have a printout of your very own gif.

OK Go's latest music video was shot in zero gravity, seriously.

Jimmy Fallon talks to... Peyton Manning?

V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016
The Daily Word

News

The Daily Word in the toxic cost of consumerism

By Renee Chavez [ Tue Feb 9 2016 4:08 PM ]

Just had to get that upgrade? There is a lake in China filled with the toxic, radioactive sludge that is the byproduct of your new smartphone.

"Santa's elves" work for a pittance mass fabricating your useless holiday trinkets.

V.25 No.6 | 2/11/2016
Map of the Great Underground Empire

Technology and Its Discontents

Hit the troll with the elvish sword

On the table is an elongated brown sack, smelling of hot peppers

There is no higher resolution game than this one, the top-seller from 1982.
V.25 No.5 | 2/4/2016

Technology and Its Discontents

Video games too awesome to be real

Except for one

By Kyle Silfer [ Sun Jan 31 2016 8:00 AM ]

Easy access to paint programs has unleashed a torrent of what-if 8-bit imaginary retro video game awesomeness where time-slipped console development meets films from the past, present and future. Personally, I’d like to see a Super Nintendo THX-1138—which would certainly be less ridiculous than the SNES Home Alone cartridge—but I guess I’ll have to do that one up myself. What I did find out was that there were these clever mock-ups, one of which is actually real. Which one?

V.25 No.4 | 1/28/2016

Technology and Its Discontents

My terrifying nightmare about segmented file transfer on floppy disks

By Kyle Silfer [ Sun Jan 24 2016 8:00 AM ]
Last night I had a dream that man in a mask like the one in Zardoz ordered me to retrieve the data from a mysterious computer kept deep in a lightless cavern. The computer is connected via RF modulator to a CRT television set tuned to channel 3. The hard drive, if you want to call it that, consists of two massive bays where removable cartridges about the size of a stack of copy paper are inserted. The keyboard is a loud, clacky one with mechanical switches. There is no mouse.
V.25 No.3 | 1/21/2016
KerryTron

Education

Post Post Modern Learning

CNM's tech department gears up for the future

By Joshua Lee
CNM’s Computer Information Systems department is obviously where you should find yourself if you're looking to begin a career in technologies, or if you're a professional interested in learning about whatever amazing breakthroughs have happened since breakfast.

Technology and Its Discontents

The Scroll of Sisyphus

Keep on scrolling, baby

As flies to wanton boys are we to the web developers. They kill us for their sport. Today’s exemplar: the infinite scroll, with which every Facebook user is now intimately familiar. In a way, it’s the modern implementation of the punishment of Sisyphus, except that this time the poor bastard’s gonna scroll that rock up an endless hill that keeps rising ahead of him without end for all eternity.
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