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08/10/07

  01:56:23 am, by Nimble   , 413 words  
Categories: Reviews, Cooking

Gold Seal "Tunaesque" Salmon

Here's something that might not last, and that'd be a bit of a shame: tinned salmon without bones. It's Gold Seal's Flaked Pacific Pink Salmon, Skinless and Boneless. They have affixed an explanatory note to the top of the can: NEW! Mild, tuna-like… more »

06/20/07

  12:31:11 am, by Nimble   , 323 words  
Categories: Reviews, Games

Wii Title Roundup

Well, with Adam getting in so many Wii comments, I thought I might as well share a bit of a survey of the titles that we have picked up, and re-review a couple that we had already: more »

05/05/07

  01:03:58 pm, by Nimble   , 1594 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Politics, Religion

The Great Theft : Khaled Abou El Fadl

The tagline for the book, "Wrestling Islam from the Extremists", caught my eye, as did a quick flip through the book. We don't tend to hear a lot from moderate Muslims in the public square here, so there are a lot of questions that run through our… more »

04/22/07

  01:58:29 pm, by Nimble   , 320 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Hot Fuzz

Even if you're not a B-movie fanatic like my wife or father-in-law, if you've ever seen Shawn of the Dead, it's hard not to have a soft spot for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The duo is back again in a unique entry into the overlapping genres of mystery… more »

04/01/07

  11:37:07 am, by Nimble   , 571 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Religion, Science

The Counter-Creationism Handbook : Mark Isaak

I was moved to pick this up when I saw a book-signing in the front of the bookstore I was walking into, and got close enough to realize they were peddling mystical garbage. I ended up in the science section just to shake off the willies from such close… more »

03/22/07

  07:05:02 pm, by Nimble   , 626 words  
Categories: Reviews, Games

Bad Day LA : American McGee

It was a game that looked mighty silly on the shelf, and amazingly cheap (I picked up my copy for $15 at Electronics Boutique). Given previous American McGee Presents releases like Alice (they're making a movie out of that!? Holy crokinole!) and… more »

03/18/07

  06:00:28 am, by Nimble   , 2012 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Science

An Introduction to Genetic Engineering : Desmond S. T. Nicholl

This was a pretty interesting book. Note, though, that it is in no way an introduction to biology at all. As a matter of fact, if you don't have at least the highest level of high school biology or equivalent hobbyist reading under your belt, you might… more »

02/19/07

  06:23:58 pm, by Nimble   , 387 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Ghost Rider

There's always a risk to going to a movie before good, accessible reviews come out. Not Rotten Tomatoes reviews, though; there are few people I would disagree with more than your average newspaper movie reviewer. It was a nice long weekend, though, and… more »

02/15/07

  07:14:52 pm, by Nimble   , 314 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Pan's Labyrinth

An intriguing movie that's pretty hard to categorize. The movie winds its way through the Franco-led fascist period in Spain's history, following a mother late in her pregnancy and her daughter off to see the captain that the mother is now wed to in the… more »

01/23/07

  03:56:36 am, by Nimble   , 380 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Programming

Amiga OS 4.0

It's being reviewed on Ars Technica, and it's out in a final release version. I find that spectacularly odd. I owned an Amiga; it took me through university, got me onto the Internet before most folks did, including the world wide web, and let me work… more »

01/06/07

  07:45:56 pm, by Nimble   , 307 words  
Categories: Distractions, Games

Netstorm Lives!

Looking through my shelf of game titles, I found a game that I remember having immense troubles with on a particular level. That game was Netstorm. It's a quirky title - a meld of RTS and puzzle game. You have a priest who can build workshops and make… more »

01/05/07

  10:23:06 pm, by Nimble   , 572 words  
Categories: Reviews, Games

Spellforce 2

Spellforce 2 is the sequel to the Spellforce game that I quite enjoyed. For those of you who have never played Spellforce games before, they are a combination of a party-based adventure game like Baldur's Gate, and a resource-and-building RTS game like… more »

01/02/07

  07:43:53 pm, by Nimble   , 1195 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Science

A Different Approach to Cosmology : Hoyle, Burbridge and Narlikar - Part 1

There's a lot to this book, so I'm simply going to have to split the review of the book into a few pieces. There are a few main themes to this book: to provide some recent history of cosmology, to give some interesting astronomical observations, to… more »

12/31/06

  02:59:44 am, by Nimble   , 102 words  
Categories: Distractions, Games

Spore

I can't believe that I didn't come across mention of this game. It's been in the works for a little while, and there's an extremely cool video from 2005 demonstrating the capabilities at that time. The video from the next E3 in 2006 lacks some of the… more »

12/26/06

  02:58:47 pm, by Nimble   , 389 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

A Scanner Darkly

I missed this in its theatrical run, to my dismay, but it works just fine on the small screen. Here is a movie that is perennially confusing up until close to the end, where the plot does actually get pulled together. It's based on a Philip K. Dick… more »

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