Marvel Cinematic Universe Has a CGI Problem

Corey Hutchinson, writing for ScreenRant: The MCU may be the biggest thing in Hollywood these days, but there's no denying that its overuse of CGI is becoming more and more noticeable. Don't get us wrong; for the most part, the MCU's CGI has been great, even spectacular at times. Even at its worst, it's nowhere near the bottom of the pile in terms of poor special effects in superhero movies. And no single MCU entry has come anywhere close to the awfulness that is Justice League. But when a superhero franchise is pulling in this much money and getting consistently glowing reviews, the bar has to be set high, and several of the MCU's latest offerings just aren't clearing it. It's worth noting that the MCU's CGI shortcomings are a relatively recent thing. There's very little to complain about when it comes to...

A Cornucopia of Crislip

Mark Crislip has written three books. They are full of wisdom, science-based thinking, and hilarious humor. Highly recommended. Read more here

Did ‘Bots’ Force Al Franken to Resign?

On 19 February 2018, both the news magazine Newsweek and news blog RawStory.com posted stories cribbing from a blog post on Medium.com by “Unhack the Vote,” which reported the #MeToo movement had been co-opted by a network...

Were Alligators Ever Kept as White House Pets?

CLAIM One or more U.S. presidents (or members of their families) kept live alligators either in the White House or on its grounds. RATING UNPROVEN ORIGIN President Donald Trump won the 2016 election by promising,...

Neoslave’s DigiSexDreams is a sexy cyberpunk tale

Neoslave is the vibrant musical project from Leander ‘Lee’ Verheyen. Neoslave’s new album FROM WOMB TO DOOM will fill the air with familiar sounds of synthwave, but with a twist that is immediately… different. The...

InfoSec Week 7, 2018

The Fidelis Cybersecurity researcher Jason Reaves demonstrated how covertly exchange data using X.509 digital certificates. The proof of concept code is using SubjectKeyIdentifier and generating certificates on the fly.https://www.fidelissecurity.com/threatgeek/2018/02/exposing-x509-vulnerabilities The “UDPoS” Point of Sale malware...