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Linkdump for October 19th

by Rob Friesel

Rashomon at (via DF) (tagged: film cinema culture Rashomon Kurosawa essay ) Observations: Evolution details revealed through 21-year E. coli experiment via /. — E. coli evolution FTW! (tagged: evolution news ) Wall Street Smarts Another one via DF (at “Did you ever hear the word ‘derivatives’?” he said. “Do you think our […]

classic sci-fi time-wasters (4 of 4): MegaTraveller 2

by Rob Friesel

The “classic” sci-fi time waster is not just restricted to colonizing distant suns and/or flying around blowing up shit. No. Sometimes it involves flying to distant suns that are already colonized, geting out of your spaceship and then blowing up shit. And after all, isn’t that — the epic space opera, anchored on some Byzantine galaxy-spanning empire […]

classic sci-fi time-wasters (3 of 4): Privateer

by Rob Friesel

In the previous two installments of this series, we discussed two “classic” science fiction games from the PC world: Sierra On-Line’s Outpost and Microprose’s Lightspeed. A theme common to both of those games is a sense of isolation — you’re cut off from the rest of humankind and you’ll have to live by your wits […]