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The Problem With Most Science Fiction

In our popular literature genre of Science Fiction, we love to experience space drama that involves extrapolations of our past social conflicts. Some of the most dramatic moments in our historical wartime conflicts have involved mighty ships and fast fighter craft. Based on this, our Sci-Fi presents us with great ships in space and dogfight […]

“Star Of Epiphany” sci-fi novel published

My first novel, “Star Of Epiphany” has been published. It is a science fiction story about Earth being threatened by a giant comet and how humanity reacts to the need to evacuate the planet. https://www.amazon.com/Star-Epiphany-Omar-Fink-ebook/dp/B07RGCC8SW/

Quantum Cruise Review – part 3/3 – our cruise experience

Quantum Cruise Review - part 3/3 - our cruise experience

…continued from “Quantum Cruise Review – part 2/3” ARRIVAL When we arrived in Bayonne, the new terminal building was impressive. Curbside luggage check-in went quickly and smoothly and we went inside. RC check-in attendants were easy to find and they complete the check-in process in less than five minutes. We put our carry on bag […]

Quantum Cruise Review – part 2/3 – life on the ship

Quantum Cruise Review - part 2/3 - life on the ship

…continued from “Quantum Cruise Review – part 1/3” STATEROOM Our stateroom was comfortable and nicely designed. There was a sofa beside the bed with indirect lighting and some storage cabinets above it. The bed was comfortable and had small lamps on each side. When our stateroom attendant cleaned the room, she also left us presents […]

Quantum Cruise Review – part 1/3 – the ship

Quantum Cruise Review - part 1/3 - the ship

[click on images to enlarge] QUANTUM OF THE SEAS FACTS AND HISTORY Built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany 348 meters (1,141 feet) long 41 meters (136 feet) wide 8.5 meters (28 feet) draft (depth under water) 2,090 staterooms 375 interior staterooms with virtual balcony screens Fact Sheet Sept 19, 2014, conveyance down the EM […]

Smart Transparent Metallic Glass

In the world of Star Trek, “transparent aluminum” was described as being stronger and lighter than plexiglas. The article below discusses how “smart” glass that can react dynamically to changing light conditions is becoming more cost effective. Previous developments in technology point toward metallic versions of glass that are stronger than steel. The ability to […]

Printing a Cyborg Ear

Merging functional electronics with 3D printing that adds layers of a hydrogel matrix allows researchers to grow cartilage tissue and form a simple bionic ear. Now they just need to add blood vessels and skin. Printable ‘bionic’ ear melds electronics and biology 0 [princeton.edu] Using 3-D printing tools, scientists at Princeton University have created a […]

Hacking Exposed – Wireless

The new second edition update to “Hacking Exposed – Wireless” has a companion web site that includes several extended versions of chapters. Hacking Exposed Wireless 2nd Edition – [hackingexposedwireless.com] Online Chapters Wireless is a very complex topic, and some may want to dig even further into the WiFi and Bluetooth specifications while learning more about […]

Hacking Wireless Keyboards

Hacking Wireless Keyboards With Keykeriki – [securitytube.net] KeyKeriki is a hardware + software tool released by Remote Exploit to exploit wireless keyboards. You can download the theory slides from here. The details about the software and hardware requirements is available on their website. According to them: “Now 1.5 years after releasing our whitepaper “27Mhz Wireless […]

Intelligence=Ethics=FriendlyAI

The debate rages about whether or not Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be friendly to humans. Some think that AI will, by it’s nature, be friendly to us and others disagree, afraid that it could be malevolent and aggressive, threatening to wipe out humanity. Preceding widespread discussion of AI, the same kind of debate was held […]