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Sunday, March 19th, 2017
10:53 pm
Show status
Television shows - Last Season Watched
??? = Either reminder of show I'm interested in seeing or don't have a season completed yet

Agents of SHIELD - season 1
American Horror Story - season 4
Angry Birds Toons - season1/volume 1
Archer - season 6
Arrow - season 4

Big Bang Theory - season 7
Boardwalk Empire - complete
Bob's Burgers - season 4
Bojack Horseman - ???
Bored to Death - complete
Breaking Bad - complete

Castle - ???

Desperate Housewives - season 1
Dexter - season 1

Fresh Off the Boat - season 1

Gotham - season 2
Gravity Falls - ???

House of Cards - season 3
How I Met Your Mother - ???

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - season 10
iZombie - season 2

Larry Sanders Show, The - season 4
League, The - season 5

Middleman, The - complete
Mike Tyson Mysteries - season 1
Modern Family - season 7
Monk - ???

Once Upon a Time - season 4
Orange is the New Black - season 3
Over the Garden Wall - complete

Parks and Recreation - season 3
Penny Dreadful - season 1
Portlandia - season 4
Psych - ???

Rick and Morty - season 2

Sons of Anarchy- season 1
Space Dandy - complete

Teen Titans Go! - ???
True Blood - complete
Tyrant - season 1

Veep - season 4

Walking Dead, The - season 6
Wayward Pines - season 1
We Bare Bears - ???
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
1:13 pm
‘Fast radio bursts’ from space may be powering alien ships – Harvard study (POLL)
Published time: 10 Mar, 2017 14:10
Edited time: 10 Mar, 2017 14:12

Researchers at Harvard University have theorized that a baffling, unexplained phenomenon called ‘fast radio bursts’ may be used to power gigantic alien interstellar spaceships twice the size of earth.

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10:40 am
Real-life Zombies That Are Stranger Than Fiction
Some fungi, viruses and bacteria have evolved a spine-chilling way of being transmitted from one host to another. They turn their hosts into witless zombies

By Chris Baraniuk
13 March 2017

The zombies we know from fiction are ferocious, flesh-eating post-humans. And while such stories have never come true, nature is full of disturbingly similar cases of zombification among plants and animals. Sometimes the parallels are striking.

There is something particularly disconcerting about the idea that an animal's behaviour could be drastically changed by an infection or parasite, but it is a phenomenon well-established in nature.

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Monday, March 13th, 2017
5:09 pm
2017: Calendar of Upcoming Events
Since this came in so handy last year, I'm again going to us lj to keep track of my upcoming races/registered events.

01/22 (Sun): NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon - 8am / Central Park

02/05 (Sun): NYRR Gridiron 4M - 9am / Central Park
02/12 (Sun): Fursuit event - GiGi's Playhouse

03/04 (Sat): Fursuit event - Albany Kidz Expo
03/05 (Sun): Fursuit event - St Patrick's Parade for All
03/12 (Sun): PAX East
03/19 (Sun): NYRR UA NYC Half Marathon - 730am / Central Park

03/25 (Sat): NYRR Spring Classic 10k - 9am / Central Park

04/01 (Sat): NYRR Boomer's Run to Breathe 4M
04/01 (Sat): EVENT: MoCCA Fest
04/02 (Sun): EVENT: MoCCA Fest
04/08 (Sat): Fursuit event - DooDah Parade
04/23 (Sun): NYRR Run as One

* 05/07 (Sun): Fursuit event - MS Walk
05/14 (Sun): NYRR Japan Run
05/18 (Thur): AHA Wall Street Run
05/20 (Sat): NYRR Brooklyn Half-Marathon / Brooklyn
05/27 (Sat): NYC Color Run

06/03 (Sat): Night Nation Run - 5pm / Aviator Sports Brooklyn
06/04 (Sun): NYRR 5M
06/10 (Sat): NYRR VOLUNTEER - 630am / Central Park
06/17 (Sat): NYRR Queens 10k - 745am / Queens
06/24 (Sat): NYRR Pride Run
06/25 (Sun): NYRR Achilles Run

* 07/08 (Sat): NYRR 4M - 8am
07/15 (Sat): City Challenge NYC - 1030am / Randall's Island
* 07/22 (Sat): TCS New York City Marathon Long Training Run #1 - 7am
07/22 (Sat): Blacklight Slide - 7pm / Aviator Sports Brooklyn

09/24 (Sun): New Balance Bronx 10 Mile - 8am

10/08 (Sun): NYRR Staten Island Half - 830am
* 10/29 (Sun): Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff (5M) - 830am

11/05 (Sun): NYC Marathon

* 12/02 (Sat): NYRR Jingle Bell Jog - 930am

* indicates un-registered events, blocking off dates on calendar.
Monday, February 20th, 2017
6:32 pm
Friday, January 13th, 2017
5:00 pm
Another cut
Today was Jocelyne's last day, we knew it was coming. Company had kept her on for over a year now as a consultant/temp, however they can't legally go past eighteen months (she'd previously worked in another area of the company before coming over to us) and that wasn't in the cards. Now the rest of us will split up her Divisions, since they appear to be closing that position... we'll see how that goes.

To go off on a tangent... I should note that Jocelyne herself had replaced a temp, Darra, who didn't work out so well (management found out fairly quickly that guy had a lot of problems). But they screwed up the non-renewal of his contract, the HR person in our company had mistakenly thought all the temp contracts were being renewed when it was just everyone but his. Because he had gotten into the habit of "working remotely" on fridays (more on that) they didn't tell him til monday (I had sorta spilled the beans when I heard about it that friday afternoon and responded to an email of his ending with something like 'good luck with your next position' - this of course freaked him out, I tried to backpedal when I instantly realized he was in the dark. He got in touch with the HR person, they still thought his contract was being renewed, and then of course fast forward to some awkwardness that monday. In the end I heard he never returned his company issued iPhone.

At the moment we've only got one temp still working with our group - they either let the others go or hired them on as full time positions (which in itself is kinda bullshit how they did that, as compared to the other full timers here... which I don't really want to go into).
Sunday, January 1st, 2017
8:27 am
Year in Review: 2016
Looks like I haven't done one of these posts since 2011... so I may be a little rusty ^.^;;;

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Final notes... well at this point I'm not too happy with my current situation. I'm sure sometime in 2017 things'll change whether I initiate it or not. May get caught in a layoff or decide to depart on my own, my time in NYC seems less and less enjoyable as many friends are either moved away or are a bit less accessible. I've got so much shit too, I imagine trying to do a more minimalist lifestyle but I just don't think that fits with me. It's a nice dream though, to have an appropriate amount of stuff and not feel weighed down by so much extra.
I mentioned it in the new years resolutions but really what I need to start doing is getting my shit together. But a couple years back I started a bucket list post... which would be nice to check off some items from that as well.
Saturday, December 31st, 2016
10:46 pm
Movies 2016
1. Taxi Driver (1976)
2. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
3. American Ultra (2015)
4. Deadpool (2016)
5. Ted 2 (2015)
6. Burnt (2015)
7. Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
8. Zootopia (2016)
9. The Witch (2015)
10. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
11. 51 (2011)
12. Ant-Man (2015)
13. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
14: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
15. The Legend of Hercules (2014)
16. Abominable Christmas (2012)
17. Last Shift (2014)
18. The Blood Lands (2014)
19. The Boss (2016)
20. The Jungle Book (2016)
21. Cooties (2015)
22. The Good Dinosaur (2015)
23. Tomorrowland (2015)
24. The Joneses (2009)
25. Escape from Planet Earth (2013)
26. Goosebumps (2015)
27. The Lego Movie (2014)
28. Rio 2 (2014)
29. Justice League vs Teen Titans (2016)
30. Minions (2015)
31. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
32. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
33. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
34. The Nice Guys (2016)
35. The Gift (2015)
36. Self/less (2015)
37. Snowpiercer (2013)
38. Cell 211 (2009)
39. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
40. Vacation (2015)
41. Batman: Year One (2011)
42. Quackerz (2016)
43. Nanny McPhee (2005)
44. The Boy and the Beast (2015)
45. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)
46. Inside Out (2015)
47. Avengers Grimm (2015
48. The Visit (2015)
49. Final Girl (2015)
50. Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
51. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
52. Our Brand is Crisis (2015)
53. Hitch (2005)
54. Ex Machina (2015)
55. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)
56. The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
57. Break Point (2014)
58. Superbad (2007)
59. Unfinished Business (2015)
60. Black Mass (2015)
61. Suicide Squad (2016)
62. The Martian (2015)
63. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)
64. Don't Breathe (2016)
65. Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002)
66. Nocturna (2007)
67. War Dogs (2016)
68. The Adventures of Panda Warrior (2016)
69. Sausage Party (2016)
70. Storks (2016)
71. The Night Before (2015)
72. The Croods (2013)
73. The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
74. A Monster in Paris (2011)
75. Porco Rosso (1992)
76. Norm of the North (2016)
77. The Walk (2015)
78. Daddy's Home (2015)
79. Point Break (2015)
80. The Forest (2016)
81. Triple 9 (2016)
82. Keeping up with the Joneses (2016)
83. The Accountant (2016)
84. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
85. Iron Sky (2012)
86. The Girl on the Train (2016)
86. Coherence (2013)
87. Beyond Beyond (2014)
88. Funny Games (2007)
89. Cosmopolis (2012)
90. Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
91. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)
92. Eraserhead (1977)
93. The Big Short (2015)
94. Moomins and the Comet Chase (2010)
95. Ratchet & Clank (2016)
96. Eating Raoul (1982)
97. Keanu (2016)
98. The Purge: Election Year (2016)
99. The Games Maker (2014)
100. Moomin and Midsummer Madness (2008)
101. Moana (2016)
102. Arrival (2016)
103. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
104. Doctor Strange (2016)
105. The Shallows (2016)
106. The Frog Kingdom (2015)
107. Bridesmaids (2011)
108. Terminator Genisys (2015)
109. The Lobster (2015)
110. Office Christmas Party (2016)
111. Rogue One (2016)
112. Hardcore Henry (2016)
113. The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
114. Passengers (2016)
115. A Mouse Tale (2015)
116. Neon Demon (2016)
117. Bone Tomahawk (2015)
118. Sing (2016)
119. Why Him? (2016)
8:03 pm
Books 2016
1. (Destroyermen #10) Straits of Hell by Taylor Anderson
2. Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold and David Roberts
3. Fox by Margaret Wild / Illustrated by Ron Brooks
4. Dexter Is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay
5. Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
6. In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz
7. Where Is Bear? by Lesléa Newman / Illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev
8. The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz / illustrated by Dan Santat
9. The Cat Who Walked Across France by Kate Banks / illustrated by Georg Hallensleben
10. Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson / illustrated by Jane Chapman
11. (Destroyermen #11) Blood in the Water by Taylor Anderson
12. The Warriors by Sol Yurick
13. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
14. (Repairman Jack #1) The Tomb by by F. Paul Wilson
15. The Stars Askew by Rjurik Davidson
16. The Barrens and Others by F. Paul Wilson
17. The Executioner: Fire Zone #371 by Don Pendleton
18. Crookjaw by Caron Lee Cohen / illustrated by Linda Bronson
19. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness / illustrated by Jim Kay / based on idea by Siobhan Dowd
20. The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland
21. Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson / illustrated by Jane Chapman
22. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood / illustrated by Don Wood
23. The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach
24. (Repairman Jack #2) Legacies by F. Paul Wilson
25. The Game Players of Titan by Philip K. Dick
Thursday, December 29th, 2016
11:33 am
New Year Resolutions
Since I've been absolutely horrible at actually accomplishing these things I'll keep this new one simple... get your shit together. Interpret that however you like, I have some specific areas in particular where it applies but I don't think it's worth going into here.

Oh, and maybe knock off at least one more item from ye old bucket list.
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
5:30 pm
con photos
Looking back at some of my old con posts reminds me of two things, 1) I need to start making convention posts again and 2) I need to include photos from said cons in the posts.

I'm more a visual person, seeing photos from those respective years and locations... brings out a lot more of the nostalgia ^.^;;;
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
4:32 pm
Con-Roster Meme (updated?)
Looks like the last time I updated this was sometime in 2013... I'm reposting this along with what I think I can remember of years I attended that were previously missing. Might have to make some changes, this is more as a reminder to myself to update this thing.

AnimeNext: 2003
Anthrocon: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Chiller Theater: 2006
FA United: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
FurFright: 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
Furpocalypse: 2014, 2016
Further Confusion: 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2016
Horrorfind: 2003, 2004, 2005
I-Con: 2005
Lunacon: 2004, 2014
Mephit FurMeet: 2003, 2004
Midwest FurFest: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2013
NY ComicCon: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
PAX East: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Rock and Shock: 2011
Special Edition NYC: 2014, 2015
What The Fur: 2011

FEDGE: 2005
Furryball: 2009
FoxMAS: 2008, 2010, 2016
MoCCA: 2003(?), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Pandaguy Picnic: 2004
Monday, November 21st, 2016
12:51 pm
If We Find E.T., We May Not Want to Talk to It
By Charley Lineweaver
November 21, 2016

The question of whether there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe has been asked by people for many years.

But if we hear something, should we answer? In the absence of any signal from them, should we try to make our presence known?

One of those asking these questions is Stephen Hawking, the British cosmologist with many deep thoughts and a good sense of humour.

Unlike many celebrity scientists, Hawking’s provocative, news-grabbing statements almost always have some content worth pondering.

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Friday, October 7th, 2016
8:35 am
'Alien Megastructure' Star Keeps Getting Stranger
By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | October 5, 2016 07:00am ET

The more scientists learn about "Tabby's Star," the more mysterious the bizarre object gets.

Newly analyzed observations by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope show that the star KIC 8462852 — whose occasional, dramatic dips in brightness still have astronomers scratching their heads — has also dimmed overall during the last few years.

"The steady brightness change in KIC 8462852 is pretty astounding," study lead author Ben Montet, of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, said in a statement. [13 Ways to Hunt Intelligent Alien Life]

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Thursday, September 29th, 2016
4:02 pm
Books/Movie Recommendations
Oh and if you want to know why I was looking back at old posts, it just started with me looking back at my old book & movie reading/watchings. Decided to bold the numbers next to books I would recommend to people (I may do the same with my movie lists as well). Then I got a little disappointed I only started keeping track of movies/books I'd explored for the first time starting back in 2009 (since I know there were some interesting things before then) and noticed I had tagged the first couple years with my "self" tag... so let's follow that. And that brings me to that post from 2007 I made which in hindsight is hilariously titled something like "2 Year Plan" LOL.

Aside from all that, if you're looking for nifty books to read check out my books tag - and especially look into the ones which are bold.
3:58 pm
A glimpse into the mindset of yesterday...
Sometimes you go back and look at old entries, old thoughts and you're like... well that didn't turn out the way I'd hoped.

Looked back at some old entries and came across this one... yeah, whatever I was thinking of doing back then, didn't quite turn out that way. Best laid plans and all that ^.^;;;

Short version, made an entry in 2007 with a vague plan for the following two years - I don't think I followed through with any of that shit.
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
11:39 am
Researchers just found a second 'Dyson Sphere' star
But still no aliens.

When astronomers discovered a strange pattern of light near a distant star called KIC 8462852 back in October, it was like nothing anyone had observed before.

When a planet passes in front of star, the star’s brightness usually dips by around 1 percent, but KIC 8462852 has been experiencing dips of up to 22 percent, suggesting that something huge is zooming past. And now a second star with strange dips in brightness has been identified.

Named EPIC 204278916, the star is estimated to be about the size of our Sun in diameter, but has only half its mass.

It was discovered by NASA's Kepler spacecraft in 2014, and ever since, a team of astronomers led by Simone Scaringi from the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany have been keeping tabs on its dips in light, or 'light curves'.

And this thing is even stranger than KIC 8462852.

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
1:23 pm
Published: 4 Sep , 2016
by Matt Williams

Welcome back to our series on Colonizing the Solar System! Today, we take a look at Earth’s “sister planet”, the hellish, yet strangely similar planet Venus. Enjoy!

Since humans first began looking up at the skies, they have been aware of Venus. In ancient times, it was known as both the “Morning Star” and the “Evening Star”, due to its bright appearance in the sky at sunrise and sunset. Eventually, astronomers realized that it was in fact a planet, and that like Earth, it too orbited the Sun. And thanks to the Space Age and numerous missions to the planet, we have learned exactly what kind of environment Venus has.

With an atmosphere so dense that it makes regular surface imaging impossible, heat so intense it can melt lead, and sulfuric acid rain, there seems little reason to go there. But as we’ve learned in recent years, Venus was once a very different place, complete with oceans and continents. And with the right technology, colonies could be built above the clouds, where they would be safe.

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
12:00 pm
Failure to Find Aliens Means We're in Safe Space
The Gaian Bottleneck hypothesis makes cosmic loneliness reassuring.
Dyani Sabin / SETI
July 28, 2016

Four billion years ago, eight planets circled the sun. There was potential for life on the second, third, and fourth farthest from the star, but none yet existed. On Venus, an overactive greenhouse effect exterminated that potential. On Mars, low gravity allowed solar wind to wipe away the atmosphere, freezing out the potential. On Earth, life blossomed in the oceans, proliferated and evolved to the point where those in possession of it could ponder their own origins.

But why Earth? A little-known but surprisingly potent theory suggests we are alone or almost alone in the universe — not because life is rare but because co-evolution with planetary forces is so strenuous that most life does not survive. Proponents of this theory, called the Gaian Bottleneck, are drawing from the older Gaian World hypothesis, which suggests the presence of life changes the environment, helping maintain the conditions necessary for life to continue to exist.

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Thursday, May 12th, 2016
1:59 pm
NTS: Upcoming Races
Upcoming Registered Races 2016 (Date / Name of Race / Start Time / Start Location):

05/14 (Sat): NYRR Healthy Kidney 10k - 9am / Central Park
05/19 (Thu): AHA Wall Street Run 3M - 645pm / WTC
05/21 (Sat): NYRR Brooklyn Half - 7am / Brooklyn

06/18 (Sat): NYRR Queens 10k - 830am / Flushing Park
06/25 (Sat): NYRR Pride Run 5M - 830am / Central Park
06/26 (Sun): NYRR Achilles 4M - 9am / Central Park

08/13 (Sat): NY City Challenge - 930am / Randall's Island Park
08/20 (Sat): Blacklight Slide
08/21 (Sun): NYRR France 8k - 8am / Central Park
08/28 (Sun): NYRR Henry Isola Cross Country 4M - 1130am / Van Cortlandt Park

09/25 (Sun): NYRR Bronx 10M - 8am / Bronx

11/06 (Sun): NYRR NYC Marathon 26.2M - 7am / NY Public Library (Midtown Bus)
11/24 (Thu): Rhinebeck Turkey Trot 5k - 8am / Rhinebeck

12/03 (Sat): NYRR Jingle Bell Jog 4M - 930am / Prospect Park Brooklyn
12/10 (Sat): NYRR Ted Corbitt 15k - 830am / Central Park
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