Archive for the ‘News’ Category

The Heartbleed Bug and how to talk about it with your non-geeky friends

One thing that my husband has been up late working on is patches and fixes due to the Heartbleed bug, information about which was publicly disclosed at the beginning of this week. What is it, and how does it affect you? Basically, an error in the coding of a system called Open SSL meant that […]

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:33 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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David Dreger/Knuckles Dawson

About a month ago, some of you may have noticed that I made a post asking you to spread the word that David Dreger (also known to some as KnucklesDawson) had gone missing. I wish I had better news for anyone who has followed this, but last night his sister updated the community: We are […]

Posted on June 22, 2013 at 16:43 by Jillian Pullara · Permalink · Comments Closed
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URGENT!

Dear GoA friends, fans, family, community:   I didn’t know this guy personally, but I remember way back in the day before Achievement Hunter was a thing, the backlash he would get for posting the achievement guides because the RoosterTeeth community had no idea who he was, or why he got to be on the main page and […]

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 02:12 by Jillian Pullara · Permalink · Comments Closed
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“Mighty Boosh” movie in the works.

Think you can handle Howard Moon and Vince Noir on the big screen?  Noel Fielding has faith in your abilities. Metro has just dropped the news that Fielding and collaborator Julian Barratt are teaming up to make a “Mighty Boosh” film.  There’s no word on what it will be about –then again, “Boosh” is not […]

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 11:25 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Musical Taste: Jonathan Coulton is “officially living on Main Street in Crazy Town.”

So, if you click over to the Billboard Heatseekers chart right now, you might notice a familiar name hanging out in the number one spot. Geek singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton has claimed the number one spot with his album Artificial Heart, as well as charting at #125 in the Top 200, 26 on Rock, 16 on […]

Posted on November 17, 2011 at 17:49 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Geekly Speaking About… “The Commander Shepard Challenge”

If you’ve been listening to our “Geekly Speaking About…” podcasts, you’ve probably heard co-editor Jillian Pullara and me talking about Commander Shepard from the Mass Effect series of games from Bioware. While she’s mostly played the PC game version and I rocked the Xbox 360 version, we both have a similar sensibility towards the main […]

Posted on October 21, 2011 at 09:00 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Musical Taste: MTV gets back to dealing with music…sort of

MTV is trying, slightly, to get back to their roots. While their relaunch of Beavis & Butthead has gotten most of the press, Pitchfork reports that the network will be bringing back one of it’s indie rock shows, 120 Minutes. Debuting at 1 AM July 30 on MTV2 (a more than slightly unfortunate time-slot), the […]

Posted on July 28, 2011 at 16:08 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Restrepo director Tim Hetherington, photojournalist Chris Hondros killed in Libya

Sad news today as Oscar-nominated co-director of Restrepo Tim Hetherington and one of the photojournalists he was traveling with, Chris Hondros, were killed in a RPG attack while covering the events in Libya. According to CNN, Hetherington, Hondros, and two other photojournalists were hit by an RPG while reporting in the city of Misrata. They […]

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 00:43 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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R.I.P. Elisabeth Sladen — 1948-2011

News first broke on Twitter from Doctor Who writers and actors including Nicola Bryant, Paul Cornell, and Mark Gatiss.  Now BBC News has confirmed that actress Elisabeth Sladen, known to fans as companion Sarah Jane Smith, has died at the age of 63. Sarah Jane first entered the Whoniverse in the 1973 Third Doctor story […]

Terry Pratchett TV Double-Play: “Good Omens” and Discworld’s City Watch

BAFTA-winning producer Rod Brown, the mind behind all three Discworld specials so far, has hit the ground running with his new company, Prime Focus Productions.  And Prime Focus’s first two projects look to be following in the footsteps of Brown’s previous work, with a pair of announcements that will make Pratchett fans cry out with […]