Electric Universe - get it right - time over function

worth mentioning.

Star Citizen - friend or foe - vote of no confidence

Star Citizen still has NO IDEA WHAT IT IS after six years of game development.


Chris Roberts has all this stuff in his head and vaguely describes this stuff as 'the best damn space sim ever' and it can never get there. There is no game, yet, there's just a story episode (Squadron 42) and a 'verse episode (Star Citizen) that might or might not be story-based. It's certainly supposed to be first-person when the current pre-alpha is allowing the player to play in third person. There's not even a traditional BETA-LIST of content the producer and the game publisher have agreed to start culling, assuming an agreed publication date for the game. There is no beta-list of content, yet, for either of these products. There is no publisher for either of these products. Nor any agreed publication date for either of these products.

Star Citizen is rogue with a Capital-R. Or a capital-C if you're following CIG's economic 'selling dirt to the backers' bus…

Trailer - Cage - Mandy

it's been a while since I intentionally went out of my way to watch a Nicholas Cage film (might have been NEXT, the nearly-decent Philip K Dick adaptation) but I think I'm'a gonn' get ma Caaaaaaage on fer this'un.

MANDY, I mean what-the-unholy redlit essence of sulphur, dear baphomet-sophia!

Maths is screwed - zero and infinity - what base ten really looks like

Zero and Infinity, you find books written on these topics in all good book shops.

Look at my hands, that's base ten that is, and I'm going to count. My thumb is one, then the four fingers of that hand. Then the thumb and four fingers of the other hand. Here's how base ten 'should look' without zero and infinity messing up the beautiful equation.

I II III IV V VI VII XIII IX X ... this is a counting example from Roman times showing how 'ten' wasn't always represented as the start-number of the second zero-series row. It used to mean 'we've got to the end of our fingers on the first base-ten series'. We needs another pair of hands...

The next row of base ten is:

XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX ... the double-x means we've come to the end of using our two pairs of hands.

The ZERO was invented by Brahmagupta back in the sixth century. And it's not a number. It's a concept. The concept of 'having nothing'. You can'…

Bosnian Pyramid Complex - sure, it's a hoax - move on...

Image that we've got rid of the sensationalist naysayers and grant-funded academicians, here's the latest presentation of evidence suggesting that the Bosnian Pyramids Complex (Sun, Moon, Earth & Dragon) is more than a little like the Teotihuacan complex of pyramids just outside of Mexico City. And made of very modern concrete, dating from 24,000 to 12,000 BC...

It's interesting stuff. Let's see where this goes if/when they scrape off the whole area...

Japanese MMA - Tenshin Nasukawa - kick ass kid

I don't normally do 'sports' on the Free Planet blog, but I always respect karate kids who are this fucking hardcore that they can switch style and dominate their newly chosen sport with consummate ease.

From Japan, this kid's like the Mozart of the kickboxing ring with an amateur record of 99-5 by the age of 18, Tenshin Nasukawa has recently been kickin' ass on the MMA circuit. One to watch. For sure...

...despite his MMA-groundwork needing a bit of spit and polish. ;)