John Smedley

21 Mar 19
café babylon

‘2020 primary rock; finally, an 88-year-old presidential candidate that can out-insult Trump on Twitter’, Claud Cockburn, spectator.us (h/t Café Babylon denizen Greyson Smythe) “Gravel’s announcement was an unorthodox one: he created a Twitter account late last night, alerting everyone to his intentions and linking to his website, which at that point was not live. ‘I am […]

19 Mar 19
Steel City Underworlds

Decisive Introduction This last weekend (March 16th) I managed to pull out victory with SteelHeart’s Champions, that’s the 8th warband I’ve won glass with at this point (more unabashed boasting at the end of the article), at the Forge in Manchester. This article is going to go into detail about the deck and game strategies […]

18 Mar 19
UK Polar Meteorite Exploration and Research

— Geoff Evatt | 18 Mar 2019 Hello, and hopefully soon, goodbye, from Svalbard. I say this as our return flight back to Longyearbyen has just been cancelled due to the gale-force blizzard going on outside the door… (If we fly tomorrow instead, then things should still be OK for returning to the UK — […]

18 Mar 19
Bob Shepherd | Praxis

Here is a list of some of my favorite novels, book-length nonfiction works, and short stories. These are books that have stayed with me, haunted me, significantly influenced my thinking. Each one is an outstanding read. The list is by no means comprehensive. It’s a taste-testing. I imagine that you will find some old friends […]

16 Mar 19
Gamer Rats

It’s been five years since the shutdown of the teen-fantasy, free-to-play MMO, Free Realms. The game accumulated over a million players within its five years of being active. Still, few seem to remember this game that was such a vital part of many people’s, including my own, childhoods. It seems that, though the game was […]

15 Mar 19
Russia News Now

This article was originally published on December 23, 2017. A threat to national security? Imagine this scenario: A nation and its people are deemed by our U.S. government to be an existential threat to the United States of America.  Massive propaganda campaigns are pushed upon a fearful American public by politicians and through all forms […]

15 Mar 19
Archy news nety

You don't know the meaning of success until you've thrown the biggest internet pipeline in San Diego for a week –minimum. Of course, most online games have network problems the first day, but in 1999 EverQuest wasn't just coughing up harmless error codes. It was so popular that the internet provider that hosted its servers […]

14 Mar 19
UK Polar Meteorite Exploration and Research

— Geoff Evatt | 14 Mar 2019 Good evening from 79º North (more informally: that’s very far North). It’s freezing. Proper freezing: –20ºC air temperature, plus a hint of moist wind, and with a sun barely popping over the surrounding mountain tops. And just before I left the house to fly here (whilst doing my […]

10 Mar 19
Struggle - La Lucha

John Bolton doesn’t serve up any mush about “democracy ” or “human rights” in selling the U.S. war against Venezuela. Trump’s national security advisor told the Fox Business Network on Jan. 24 the real reason for the hostilities: “It will make a big difference to the United States economically if we could have American oil […]

08 Mar 19
VHiStory

This tape opens with the start of an episode of Murder One, but after a minute or two, recording switches to the end of an episode of Men Behaving Badly. There’s a trailer for Lord of Misrule, and for a medical documentary Knife to the Heart. Then an episode of Cardiac Arrest. This was Jed Mercurio’s first show as […]