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New Hover Vehicle Recalls ‘Star Wars’ Bike – Yahoo! News

Hover vehicle similar to Star Wars' speeder bike

The aerial vehicle resembles a science fiction flying bike with two ducted rotors instead of wheels, but originates from a design abandoned in the 1960s because of stability and rollover problems. Aerofex, a California-based firm, fixed the stability issue by creating a mechanical system — controlled by two control bars at knee-level — that allows the vehicle to respond to a human pilot’s leaning movements and natural sense of balance.

“Think of it as lowering the threshold of flight, down to the domain of ATV’s (all-terrain vehicles),” said Mark De Roche, an aerospace engineer and founder of Aerofex.

via New Hover Vehicle Recalls ‘Star Wars’ Bike – Yahoo! News.

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Black Gate » Blog Archive » The Crafty Side of GenCon 2012

Goblin Road Hob Goblin

GenCon isn’t called the biggest four days in gaming for nothing. As Howard Andrew Jones recently pointed out, it’s easy to go for several years and completely miss major tracks of programming (such as the fantastic Writer’s Symposium programs). One thing that’s easy to overlook amidst all the games are the great crafting booths…

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Realistic FUTURAMA Alien Art – News – GeekTyrant

Artist Jared Krichevsky has created a fantastic series of Futurama art showing us what some of the alien characters would look like if they were real. We’ve got Morbo, Nibbler, Lrrr, Kif, and Dr. John Zoidberg. Look over the art and tell us what you think!

via Realistic FUTURAMA Alien Art – News – GeekTyrant.

Geek Ladies: Papers, Please

 

It seems that the difference between whether or not you get to be a girl in a skimpy outfit who is a Real Geek and one who is just pretending is whether or not you talk to Peacock, though. I have an alternate theory of what’s going on here. Some women who cosplay at cons don’t pay attention to Peacock. Instead of being chill about it and understanding that not everyone is going to want to bone you immediately because she likes the same comic book as you, he instead retreats to accusing them of being cock teases who only do this for attention.

I’ve noticed that embittered dudes like this way overrate how much women want to be seen as hot. I mean, yeah, it’s really important to a lot of women. I like to look good myself. But this fantasy that there’s legions of women who are so calculating about fulfilling this need that they buy or make a costume referencing something they have no interest in, go into spaces that are bewildering for outsiders, and preen around for guys that they have no interest in, for no other reason than to get a rise out of rejecting them? That’s grade A paranoia. That’s black-helicopters-are-coming-for-you paranoia.

Note: ‘Geek Ladies: Papers, Please’ was written in response to Booth babes need not apply
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