InfoBarrel - Crowdsourcing Information | Make Extra Money Writing Untold Scifi - Science Fiction Films, TV Shows | News & Trailers Zoom.it In the Land of the Non-Reader A few months ago, I stopped reading books. At night I crawl into bed and thumb my iPhone to life. I watch Star Trek: Voyager on the Netflix app. Back when I was a reader, it often troubled me when friends claimed that they had no time to read. Alas, dear reader, the term “pleasure” doesn’t capture the mental and physical need for books I once had. Books can steady a chair and a soul. The last book I read was Boethius’s The Consolation of Philosophy. Then I opened Skyrim and saw the following message: “48 hours played. I must have some free time. After I saw that message I knew that I had taken up residence in the swamp of the non-reader. The world is flat. My iPhone has uploaded my fiery libido into the cloud, where it is currently carousing with a Beyoncé video. An inner voice vibrates in the addled idle of my non-reading life. What win I, if I gain the thing I seek? In conclusion: I started reading books again. Photo by Kim Mason
Science Fiction & Fantasy The Best Science Fiction Books (According to Reddit) Recently, someone asked Reddit for a list of the best science fiction books of all time. Being a fan of sci-fi, and wanting to expand my own reading list, I thought it would be helpful to tally the results and preserve them here for future reference. I've also included selected quotes from the comments, as well as my own notes on the books I've already read. PS: All book images in this post are copyright Amazon, and were retrieved using my Big Book Search Engine. So, without further ado, here are the Greatest Sci-Fi Books of All Time, ordered by upvote count: Dune Frank Herbert - 1965 "There's a reason it's the global top selling science fiction book of all time." - NibblyPig If you have a chance, track down the excellent full cast audiobook (unabridged!) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams - 1979 "I really love the cool combination of humor, philosophy, and sheer nuttiness of the entire series." - Scarbrow Ender's Game Orson Scott Card - 1985 Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov - 1942
Comic Book & Sci-Fi Movie News - Heat Vision With the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past just over a month away, three more videos promoting the movie have appeared online to give some more information on what happens in the movie, and how high the stakes are for mutantkind. The three videos, part of a cross-promotional campaign called “Take Control of Your Future” with Norton by Symantec, feature Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page and other actors from the movie explaining what happens to set up Days of Future Past. Introduction à la balise video de HTML5 - Alsacréations L'élément <video>, cousin de <audio> offre en HTML5 une solution simple, native pour les navigateurs pour l'intégration d'une vidéo dans une page web. Elle permet également de proposer une alternative à l'utilisation de Flash pour les plate-formes ne le supportant pas (iOS par exemple avec iPhone, iPod, iPad…) Balise Syntaxe générale La syntaxe de base de la balise video est extrêmement simple : <video controls src="video.ogv">Ici la description alternative</video> L'attribut src définit bien entendu l'adresse du fichier vidéo, tout comme pour la balise img lorsqu'il s'agit d'une image. Sources multiples On peut également proposer plusieurs sources dans plusieurs formats différents en indiquant les types MIME grâce à l'attribut type : <video width="400" height="222" controls="controls"><source src="video.mp4" type="video/mp4" /><source src="video.webm" type="video/webm" /><source src="video.ogv" type="video/ogg" /> Ici l'alternative à la vidéo : un lien de téléchargement, un message, etc.
Supreme Court Gives the Go Ahead for Re-Copyrighting Public Domain Works Known Space: The Future Worlds of Larry Niven Zazen Life Fantasy & SciFi Lovin' News & Reviews ntainer living: a home for under £50,000 “We’ve got a main room, which is about five metres by seven, and an area for the kitchen-and-shower room, which is about two metres by two. It’s a bit of a squeeze sometimes, when we’re all here. We’ve got two cats. But, like the Tardis, it’s actually a lot bigger inside than it looks from the outside. “We also find that, because we haven’t got a lot of space, we do have to keep it tidy. Among Becky and Chris’s neighbours is journalist and broadcaster Caroline Barker. “We used to have horrible offices in Harrow, west London” she recalls. It’s not just living and working space at Trinity Buoy Wharf. The park is the brainchild of Eric Reynolds, the founder of Urban Space Management. This means costs must be kept down. “We buy the containers in China. Given that most containers measure 40-45 sq m, this means you’ve got a ready-made apartment for around £38,000 and £47,000. “It’s perfect. “It’s an ideal way of dealing with the perennial shortage of housing,” says Reynolds.
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