Month: October 2016

  • Sexing Up The Day Of The Dead

    Mexico City has held its first Day of the Dead parade, complete with floats, giant marionettes and hundreds of dancers and performers. Mexican tourism officials say the inspiration came from the opening scenes in last year’s James Bond film, Spectre, which was shot in the city. Bond is seen chasing a villain through crowds watching…

  • I, Ryan Ray

    “I, Ryan Ray, released the MacMillan source code. I acted alone and nobody told me to do it. I did this because security is a myth. Contrary to what you might have heard, my friend, you are not safe. Safety is a story, it’s something we teach our kids so they can sleep at night,…

  • Destination Star Trek 50 @NEC, Birmingham, 7-9/10/16

    After the original series was cancelled, there was no Star Trek on television until the animated series in 1973. When the producers were casting the cartoon, they initially decided not to use George Takei and Nichelle Nichols. It would save money to get their roles played by other actors. But Leonard Nimoy refused to work on…

  • Synthfest UK 2016

    Yesterday, I caught the train up to lovely, leafy Sheffield and had fun wandering around Synthfest UK 2016. Now, pretty obviously, there were many synthesizers there. Rare old analogue beasts like this EMS Synthi: And the latest digital doodads like this nifty Modal hunk: There were three areas, all of them packed with geeks playing and…