Survival 

Geek Survival- Shelter

You are driving along in a wooded area, on the prairies, in the mountains when all of a sudden there is a massive EMP explosion, you are trying to get to you bug out cabin and break down or you vehicle is totaled when you hit Bigfoot in a Sasquatch  Xing.  Whether you are  staying overnight till rescue comes or you are  trying to survive the Apocalypse, one thing remains the same.  You need shelter. Having been in The Scouts and growing up in the mountains I have been able…

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Comics Superhero 

75 years of leaping tall buildings and secret identities

In honor of Superman’s 75th Anniversary lets take a quick quiz before we see the evolution  of the Man of Steel.   1. What is Superman’s real name? Kal-El 2. What was Kal-El’s father’s name? Jor-El 3. What is Kal-El’s cousin’s name? Kara Zor-El  Good now a real tough question 4. What is Christopher Reeve’s father’s name? If  you said George Reeves, you are incorrect.  But since you participated lets all watch this animated short  

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Thor – The Dark World (Review)

So, I got to see Thor tonight at an 8p.m. screening here at my local theater. I’m not sure how others will feel, but I really enjoyed it. That being said, I had some odd impressions of the movie. First, it was like watching Star Wars meets Lord of the Rings! Watching Asgard on screen, I was taken back to Star Wars movies, even the sound effects. There is one scene where the Asgard ships are firing on an invading fleet. The shots fired sure sounded a lot like a…

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Survival 

Geek Survival

  If you have done any looking through The Watchtower you will notice we have a whole section dedicated to survival. Survival?!  YEP survival.  What does survival have to do with The Watchtower’s geeky-ness?  Someday there maybe an apocalypse and someday society will need to rebuild itself and the geeks of the world need to be around.  “Survival of the fittest” is now “survival of the well informed” (look at Bill Gates).  On top of that there are a lot of cool survival tools that even a geek can appreciate….

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Space Glasses – META Review

I can remember being on my dad’s TANDY playing Tron, after watching Tron the movie thinking “this would be even better if I could play this on that awesome computer desk”.             Flash forward to 2008; while watching Tony Stark create his masterpieces out of thin air and thinking, “this is better than the Tron Table.”   Meron Gribetz, founder CEO of META, must have had the same thoughts,  who is bringing fiction into reality.  The new META space glasses will take your personal device and project in a 3-D form right in front of your eyes. We have been waiting for this since our geeky imagination could think something like this up.  Will it take off?  Right now, coming in at $700 a pop and looking like giant rec specs, they might not take off until the more stylish versions come out.  This will probably be the next Bluetooth headset.  Long are the days of people walking around seemingly talking to themselves and upon closer examination you see the Bluetooth headset jammed in their ears.  I’m sure we will see in the next few years people swiping at the air. While we, in our minds, will judge them for being crazy… they will probably be updating their social media friends…. While I may never get my Tron table, I at least know I can be a fraction of cool as Mr. Stark someday.           Torbjorn

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