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Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis von Douglas Adam

Buchtitel: Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis
Reihe: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy #1
Douglas Adam
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre: Science Fiction
Seitenzahl: 202
Verlag: Heyne… 355 more words

Book Review

Technology: Sci-Fi Classics That Accurately Predicted the Future

With all this talk lately of “Minority Report” type technology in Bio-Metrics and other Security apparatus, I thought it would be interesting to look at other sci-fi movies that nailed it as far as actual current or “coming soon” technology. 310 more words

Current Events

Argyll Arms, Oxford Circus, London (pub #1488)

I arrived “To The Gills,” as it were…stoned to them, of course, and also full of fish; or, maybe it should be “to the ‘Gylls.” By sheer luck or, perhaps, by the continued actions/echoes of the Infinite Improbability Drive that seemed embedded in my ever trusty towel, I exited Oxford Circus tube station directly across from… 194 more words

Public Houses

Camel, Bethnal Green, London (pub #1487)

The Camel may suffer thirst gladly but I am no hump-backed desert dweller (well, not any longer).  I finished my fish feast as I reached the door of the Camel and soon had a pint of god-knows-what as its name was unintelligibly scrawled on a Post-It note plastered on the tap…an IPA, to be sure, but no clue otherwise.   253 more words

Public Houses

Regal Fish and Chips, Bethnal Green, London

I ordered a small cod. “And chips?” The guy chirped, hopefully. “No, thank you. Just fish, please.” He dug through a few remarkably meagre portions that might have looked adequate on a bed of taters before settling on a huge portion. 41 more words


Sun Tavern, Bethnal Green, London (pub #1486)

I had an afternoon trip to London scheduled so, before vacating the lab, I checked my RSS feed just to kill some time (or, àpropos the rest of the post, “just to watch it die”).   152 more words

Public Houses

Don't Panic

At some point we are all Arthur Dent. Someone comes along and tells us to don’t panic and of course at that moment we do. And we continue to panic until we realize that all we need is a guide and a towel. 16 more words