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Regardless of Whether You Believe in Climate Change You Should at Least Believe in Better Environmental Practices

Cow burps contribute to greenhouse gases. A beef cow flying through the clouds wearing an open astronaut's helmet. photorealistic. wide angle lens. Dall.e + David Arandle The Australian Government has been in the process of passing some bill that contributes towards meeting some goals on Climate Change that we probably agreed to at least two decades ago at a United Nations Meeting on the issue. I guess? I kind of researched it a little recently.  It's one of those issues I've kind of followed but generally don't like to argue because climate change deniers are some of the most negative and obnoxious people you'll ever come across.  These days climate change is closely linked to energy production and how we generate power because fossil fuel power plants are said to be big emitters of Carbon Dioxide, which contributes to global warming (apparently). Most of Australia's power plants are coal plants, with a small percentage leaning towards renewables like solar and
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TV Series Review: The Sandman (2022 Netflix) *No Spoilers*

I've heard from multiple sources, who read comics, that The Sandman series of comics (or maybe graphic novel?) written by Neil Gaiman is both influential and considered classics. As I'm not a comic book reader but someone who appreciates films and TV shows based upon characters and stories from comics, I decided to check the Netflix series, The Sandman , out. Going in, I knew this show wasn't really my thing. It's kind of fantasy/horror (not much horror but definitely leaning that way). I like fantasy and anything that explores dreams as something other than fleeting visions, but it all looked too serious and gothic emo for me. Season one could easily be broken into two halves. In the first half Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), the personification of dreams, is captured by a mortal wizard, spending decades in captivity before escaping to recover his 'tools' and reclaim his realm. In the second half Morpheus finds himself at a loss and looking for purpose. To be honest

Score a Goal in Five Steps Tracker - Plan and Track Any Goal Using a Simple, Two Page, Digital/ Printable Work Sheet or 24 Page Journal

Score a Goal in Five Steps Tracker. Digital or Printable Worksheet. Completing any complex task or project can be made simple by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable steps. If you're the kind of person who does this, and likes to see more measurable results than just ticking off tasks on a to do list, then my Score a Goal in Five Steps Tracker may be for you. This Five Step Tracker is a two page digital or printable worksheet that you can fill in anytime you have a complex task that you want to track your progress on. If you find the format useful there's also a 24 page, 5"x8" journal version so you can track multiple goals. To use the Five Step Tracker, write your Goal/Project in the top box of the first page. Next break this down into five smaller steps and write those into the boxes provided. If any of the five steps are still quite complex tasks on their own then there is room to break each step down into up to five additional sub steps. Write these in

TV Show Review: Paper Girls (2022 - Amazon Prime)

If ever there was a show that was not what I was expecting, based on the trailer, it's Paper Girls . The trailer suggests the basic plot is four pre-teen paper delivery girls from 1988 somehow, find themselves transported into the future (2019), and must find their way back with the help of at least one of their adult selves. It's a cool idea, and the time travel aspect piqued my interest enough to see what a show, seemingly targeted at young adult girls, was all about. While the first episode is somewhat purposefully all over the place, raising more questions with no answers in sight, once you get to the second episode... wow. This is not your basic, we gotta get back to our time , time travel plot. If you're a fan of Science-fiction, time travel stories, or just really great character development, this show has all three in spades. It's by no means basic, or dumbed down for younger viewers. While it does present like a show for tweens, there's plenty here for olde

NASA Goes Back to the Moon - Sending More Weird Stuff Into Space Onboard the Artemis I Spacecraft

A suited manikin (named Commander Moonikin Campos during a public contest) will occupy the commander’s seat inside the Orion capsule  to provide data on what crew members may experience in flight. All going to plan, by the time this blog is posted, NASA's Artemis I spacecraft will be on its way to the moon. Scheduled to launch August 29th, the unmanned spacecraft will circle around the moon over 42 days before returning to Earth. The trip is a 'proof of concept' mission that will eventually lead to an astronaut training facility established on the moon, with a long term view of sending people to Mars. The Moon's No#1 Tourist Attraction: The Big Cheese ! As excited as I am for NASA once again setting its sights on manned missions to the moon, I'm equally delighted to hear they're still in the business of  sending weird stuff into space  (I'm still hopeful that one day they'll build a 'big cheese' on the moon). Mashable's  Elisha Sauers wrote

Speaking to Dead People with Artificial Intelligence (AI) - StoryFile Life Uses AI to Create Conversations with Real People Living or Passed

StoryFile Life - Have a conversation with William Shatner. Imagine future generations being able to have a conversation with you long after you've passed away. That's the basic premise of StoryFile Life a technology service using artificial intelligence to generate a conversational video experience with real people, even after they've passed away. In many ways their service is science fiction becoming science fact. Picture that scene in Superman the Movie (1978) where Kal-El (a.k.a. Superman) is inside the Fortress of Solitude, conversing with his long deceased father, Jor-El.  Superman talks with Jor-El in the Fortress of Solitude. Superman The Movie (1978) He's actually speaking to a recording of his real father controlled by some kind of AI so that they can interact as if his father was still alive and in the room. In essence that's what StoryFile Life is. The subject, while they are still alive, record themselves answering questions covering a range of topics

Movie Review: The Matrix Resurrections (2021) *Some Minor Spoilers*

I'm am a fan of the Matrix trilogy. Even the second and third movies, which were not as strong as the first but did a lot to expand the world and bring cool, new visuals to the screen. So I was looking forward to a fourth film, since it was announced. Unfortunately I didn't get to see it in theatres thanks to the pandemic, and it has taken too long for it to reach a streaming service that I'm subscribed to, so I finally decided to rent it through Amazon Prime. I knew going in that The Matrix Resurrections had not been well received and kind of faded away in theatres. Having now seen the film I'm not really surprised. In theory it sounds like a home run. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss returning as Neo and Trinity, a new, rebooted Matrix reimagined as a video game, and all new cast members who, maybe, could carry the mantle into another trilogy? What it ends up being, feels like a checklist of what people would expect to see in a Matrix movie, loosely tied together wi

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