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'Valerian': El cómic que inspiró 'Star Wars' - CINEMANÍA. Cuando nos enteramos de que Luc Besson seguía adelante con su versión para el cine de Valerian: Agente espacio-temporal (o Valerian, a secas, o Valerian y Laureline para los fans) nosotros nos alegramos muchísimo.

'Valerian': El cómic que inspiró 'Star Wars' - CINEMANÍA

En parte, porque Dane DeHaan y una Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad) cada vez más en alza parecen buenas opciones para interpretar a los aventureros del espacio-tiempo creados por el guionista Pierre Christin y el dibujante Jean-Claude Mézières. Y en parte porque, adaptando este clásico del cómic francés, que nació en 1967 en las páginas de Pilote (la misma revista de Astérix y Lucky Luke), Besson podría recuperar esa chifladura cósmica que tan buenos resultados le dio en El quinto elemento, donde contó con Mézières como diseñador de producción.

Pero decir que las imágenes de Valerian nunca han llegado antes al cine sería exagerar. Un aventurero espacial yace en animación suspendida, encerrado en un material indestructible. Let's Call Out CSI: Cyber’s Hilariously Absurd Technobabble. In only two short months, CSI: Cyber has quickly become one of the most magnificently absurd police procedurals being aired by a major television network.

Let's Call Out CSI: Cyber’s Hilariously Absurd Technobabble

To be fair, its problems are mostly a matter of circumstance: It’s actually just about as brain-dead as any other CSI series, but this go-round comes off especially bad since it was ostensibly designed specifically to follow technology-related fictional crimes. Your cyberpunk games are dangerous. On January 17, 1980, FBI agents descended on a small business in Wisconsin to investigate a plot against the life of an American business executive in Beirut, Lebanon, named William Weatherby.

Your cyberpunk games are dangerous

The tip came to local law enforcement from a concerned citizen who had chanced on a written description of the conspiracy, which the police duly handed over to the FBI. When investigators arrived at the offices of this company, TSR Hobbies, they learned that William Weatherby did not exist: he was a non-player character in a new espionage role-playing game called Top Secret, which TSR was playtesting. This was easily demonstrated to the satisfaction of all parties, and the whole incident would certainly be forgotten today—except that it inevitably became part of TSR’s promotion for Top Secret. It was a spy game so realistic that even the FBI thought it was real. Actually, Egbert had run away to Louisiana for unrelated reasons, but a seed was then planted in the American popular imagination.

Game or Cult? The Alternate Reality of the Jejune Institute. Cults rarely end on a high note: They hinge on anticipation, rather than results.

Game or Cult? The Alternate Reality of the Jejune Institute

Either they implode amid schisms and in-fighting, or they fail to deliver a promised apocalypse. The Jejune Institute might have gone the same way. Em 200 anos, português "brasileiro" pode se tornar língua autônoma; entenda. Cerveja mais cara já é ruim. Mais careta é péssimo - Paladar. 6 de maio de 2015| 18h42| Por Heloisa Lupinacci Está em vigor desde a semana passada o novo sistema de imposto federal sobre a cerveja.

Cerveja mais cara já é ruim. Mais careta é péssimo - Paladar

Medieval technology, indistinguishable from magic – Elly Truitt. In 807 the Abbasid caliph in Baghdad, Harun al-Rashid, sent Charlemagne a gift the like of which had never been seen in the Christian empire: a brass water clock.

Medieval technology, indistinguishable from magic – Elly Truitt

It chimed the hours by dropping small metal balls into a bowl. Inside the Secret World of Gamestop Dumpster Diving. For those of us who have cast away the shame of scouring through bags of trash – colloquially known as dumpster diving – there are potential treasures aplenty.

Inside the Secret World of Gamestop Dumpster Diving

And if you’re a gamer, Gamestop dumpsters can be a gold mine. Video games, working controllers, strategy guides, store displays: all can be found strewn among the debris, ready to be snatched up by anybody willing to dive into a (moderately dirty) refuse bin. But how do these gaming treasures end up in dumpsters to begin with? The answer is simple - if you’ve seen the inside of a Gamestop, you know that shelf real estate is an incredibly hot commodity. Stores are packed wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling with games and gaming accessories. Video courtesy of TKsJohnsFilms Gamestop’s 2012 Annual Report (released in March 2013), notes that the company runs a refurbishment center in Grapevine, TX that specializes in repairing games, consoles, and mobile devices. May the fourth be with you: Torvalds names next Linux v 4.0. Linus Torvalds has decided it's time for version 4.0 of the Linux kernel.

May the fourth be with you: Torvalds names next Linux v 4.0

The Linux lord has been wondering about Linux kernel release numbering for a while, notably in a Google+ post last week. A Blend of Ether and Chloroform Is Fueling a Silent Drug Epidemic in Brazil. The producer lives in Cidade Tiradentes, in São Paulo’s far east side.

A Blend of Ether and Chloroform Is Fueling a Silent Drug Epidemic in Brazil

He knows everything that happens in his hood. He was there when MC Dedê blew up on Orkut with 10 different profiles; when the “fluxos,” the funk bloc parties, took over the brick-walled alleys; and more recently, when loló, Brazilian slang for an ether-based aerosol drug, started to take over the minds and lives of Cidade Tiradentes' youth. Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job — The Message. When this launched, there were dozens of confused comments from people wondering what old videogames has to do with Internet history.

Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job — The Message

In my mind, this stems from mistaken perception issues of the Internet Archive as solely an institution saving webpages. But their mission and motto is much broader: Universal access to all knowledge. The Internet Archive is not Google. China's super-rich communist Buddhists. 28 January 2015Last updated at 20:35 ET By John Sudworth BBC News, Shanghai Could China be bringing Tibetan Buddhism in from the cold? There are new signs that while a crackdown on Tibetan nationalism continues, the atheist state may be softening its position towards the religion - and even the Dalai Lama. That a former senior Communist Party official would invite the BBC into his home might, to most foreign journalists in China, seem an unlikely prospect.

10 versões “hereges” para Jesus: liberdade de pensamento e a neo-inquisição virtual. Voodoo Masters of the Dakar Darkness. The dusty alleys of Dakar are almost empty at dusk. Colour to dye for. Every two months Barclay Cunningham goes through a process that begins with taking an antihistamine tablet. After a few hours, she smears a thick layer of antihistamine cream across her forehead, around her ears and over her neck. Finally, she shields the area with ripped-up plastic carrier bags. Grand Theft Auto 5, Australian culture, and how the American press misses the point. The decision to remove Grand Theft Auto 5 from the shelves of Target and K-Mart stores in Australia caused quite the reaction, especially in the American gaming press. The move was discussed, argued over and written about, but the act itself took place in Australia, and reflects Australian culture and history. It's worth keeping that context in mind as we discuss the situation. Australia has a national, government-funded body called the Classification Board that classifies films and video games.

The Grand Theft Auto series itself has a long history in Australia, and with that board in particular. O patrimônio da escravidão - Comentário para o programa radiofônico do Observatório, 27/11/2014. English Historical Fiction Authors: Victorian Violence: Repelling Ruffians (Part Three) BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from? Episode 13. This May Be the Most Dangerous — and Most Costly — Photo In Japan. Hidetoshi Tanaka (left) with Shinobu Tsukasa, the head of the Yamaguchi-gumi, in 2005 The above picture may be worth more than $1 billion in Japan. At the very least, it's worth a severe beating by gangsters armed with baseball bats. In September, the right-wing scandal sheet Keiten Shimbun obtained the photo of Hidetoshi Tanaka (left), the chief director of Japan University and the vice chairman of Japan's Olympic Committee. Sitting next to Tanaka is Shinobu Tsukasa, the head of Japan's largest yakuza [organized crime] syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi.

(Note his left hand.) The photo, which police believe was taken in early 2005, was anonymously sent to several media outlets including Keiten Shimbun; one magazine received a note with the photos that read: "I am an employee of Japan University, where many are in conflict with chief director Tanaka. Japan's biggest organized crime syndicate now has its own website and theme song. “I am lonely, will anyone speak to me”: Inside the saddest thread on the internet, ten years later. This October, a guest user logged onto — a technical Q&A forum for media file playback and conversion — to post a cry for help on one of the site’s off-topic forums. “[I']m so lonely,” wrote the user, “feeling sad please anyone talk to me.” It was an almost word-for-word replica of the thread’s title, written 10 years and thousands of posts earlier: “i am lonely will anyone speak to me.” The thread’s creator was also a guest, who logged in as “lonely” in 2004. A decade ago, due to the freakishly searchable title and the fact that the site was already optimized for maximum Google search exposure, the thread went viral.

What to Pack for Certain Death — The Nib. 100 People Around the Country Are Stamping Predator Drones on Cash. Did Snapchat Just Accidentally Monetize Nudes? Image: Maurizio Pesce/ Flickr. An Art of Air and Fire: Brazil’s Renegade Balloonists—Vol. 2, No. 4—The Appendix. Imagine waking up early on Sunday morning to the sound of loud explosions. Growing up in São Paulo in the 1990s, these explosions were often my weekend alarm clock. Why Kids Sext - Hanna Rosin. The Long, Sad and Drawn out Death of the Games "Journalist". - GamesNosh. Thezoepost. I'm an Internet Troll and Proud of It. My first time with cybersex. Project Cybersyn.

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An Inside Look at Anonymous, the Radical Hacking Collective. Beam me up: A beginner’s guide to the Star Trek franchise · Primer. Pirate raider, bootleg toys - Mandatory. Project view / Bompas & Parr. The Surprising Appeal of Products That Require Effort to Use. Physicist Lawrence Krauss Believes in Star Trek, Not God. Normandy landings - Google Cultural Institute. Everybody Jump. Exclusive: Watch Donald Rumsfeld Lie About Saddam Hussein and 9/11 in ‘The Unknown Known’

A Futurist on Why Lawyers Will Start Becoming Obsolete This Year. The health effects of a world without darkness – Rebecca Boyle. Top Secret Recipes E-books. DANIELSIMON ™ INSTALL - webiopi - Internet of Things framework. Joshua Dudley Greer. Parallel Port Interface to the Private Eye P4 Head-Mounted Display. Wearable computer. 2077_6fd2.jpeg (imagem JPEG, 768 × 1024 pixels) - Redimensionada (83%) A Short History of 'Hack' Millennials and Sex: A New Take on Dating, Marriage and Monogamy. Destroyed and Abandoned. OTAKU GANGSTA. Robotic network. Dark Arts.